Publications by: Bette L. Willis

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Kelly, Lisa A., Heintz, Tom, Lamb, Joleah B., Ainsworth, Tracy D., and Willis, Bette L. (2016) Ecology and pathology of novel plaque-like growth anomalies affecting a reef-building coral on the Great Barrier Reef. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3. pp. 1-12.

Maynard, Jeffrey, van Hooidonk, Ruben, Harvell, C. Drew, Eakin, C. Mark, Liu, Gang, Willis, Bette L., Williams, Gareth J., Groner, Maya L., Dobson, Andrew, Heron, Scott F., Glenn, Robert, Reardon, Kathleen, and Shields, Jeffrey D. (2016) Improving marine disease surveillance through sea temperature monitoring, outlooks and projections. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 371 (1689). pp. 1-11.

Lamb, Joleah B., Wenger, Amelia S., Devlin, Michelle J., Ceccarelli, Daniela M., Williamson, David H., and Willis, Bette L. (2016) Reserves as tools for alleviating impacts of marine disease. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 371 (1689). pp. 1-11.

Wada, Naohisa, Pollock, Frederic J., Willis, Bette L., Ainsworth, Tracy, Mano, Nobuhiro, and Bourne, David G. (2016) In situ visualization of bacterial populations in coral tissues: pitfalls and solutions. PeerJ, 4.

Lamb, Joleah B., Williamson, David H., Russ, Garry R., and Willis, Bette L. (2015) Protected areas mitigate diseases of reef-building corals by reducing damage from fishing. Ecology, 96 (9). pp. 2555-2567.

Maynard, Jeffrey, van Hooidonk, Ruben, Eakin, C. Mark, Puotinen, Marjetta, Garren, Melissa, Williams, Gareth, Heron, Scott F., Lamb, Joleah, Weil, Ernesto, Willis, Bette, and Harvell, C. Drew (2015) Projections of climate conditions that increase coral disease susceptibility and pathogen abundance and virulence. Nature Climate Change, 5 (7). pp. 688-695.

Pollock, F. Joseph, Krediet, Cory J., Garren, Melissa, Stocker, Roman, Winn, Karina, Wilson, Bryan, Huete-Stauffer, Carla, Willis, Bette L., and Bourne, David G. (2015) Visualization of coral host-pathogen interactions using a stable GFP-labeled Vibrio coralliilyticus strain. Coral Reefs, 34 (2). pp. 655-662.

Hein, Margaux Y., Lamb, Joleah B., Scott, Chad, and Willis, Bette L. (2015) Assessing baseline levels of coral health in a newly established marine protected area in a global scuba diving hotspot. Marine Environmental Research, 103. pp. 56-65.

van De Water, Jeroen A.J.M., Leggat, William, Bourne, David G., Van Oppen, Madeleine J.H., Willis, Bette L., and Ainsworth, Tracy D. (2015) Elevated seawater temperatures have a limited impact on the coral immune response following physical damage. Hydrobiologia, 759 (1). pp. 201-214.

Rocker, Melissa M., Noonan, Sam, Humphrey, Craig, Moya, Aurelie, Willis, Bette L., and Bay, Line K. (2015) Expression of calcification and metabolism-related genes in response to elevated pCO(2) and temperature in the reef-building coral Acropora millepora. Marine Genomics, 24 (Part 3). pp. 313-318.

Bourne, D.G., Ainsworth, T.D., Pollock, F.J., and Willis, B.L. (2015) Towards a better understanding of white syndromes and their causes on Indo-Pacific coral reefs. Coral Reefs, 34 (1). pp. 233-242.

Warner, Patricia A., van Oppen, Madeleine J.H., and Willis, Bette L. (2015) Unexpected cryptic species diversity in the widespread coral Seriatopora hystrix masks spatial-genetic patterns of connectivity. Molecular Ecology, 24 (12). pp. 2993-3008.

Bourne, David G., Ainsworth, Tracy D., and Willis, Bette L. (2015) White syndromes of Indo-Pacific corals. In: Woodley, Cheryl M., Downs, Craig A., Bruckner, Andrew W., Porter, James W., and Galloway, Sylvia B., (eds.) Diseases of Coral. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, USA, pp. 300-331.

van de Water, A.J.M., Ainsworth, Tracy D., Leggat, William, Bourne, David G., Willis, Bette L., and Van Oppen, Madeleine J.H. (2015) The coral immune response facilitates protection against microbes during tissue regeneration. Molecular Ecology, 24 (13). pp. 3390-3404.

Lema, Kimberley A., Willis, Bette L., and Bourne, David G. (2014) Amplicon pyrosequencing reveals spatial and temporal consistency in diazotroph assemblages of the Acropora millepora microbiome. Environmental Microbiology, 16 (10). pp. 3345-3359.

Pollock, F. Joseph, Lamb, Joleah B., Field, Stuart N., Heron, Scott F., Schaffelke, Britta, Shedrawi, George, Bourne, David G., and Willis, Bette L. (2014) Sediment and turbidity associated with offshore dredging increase coral disease prevalence on nearby reefs. PLoS ONE, 9 (7). pp. 1-9.

Pollock, F. Joseph, Wood-Charlson, Elisha M., van Oppen, Madeleine J.H., Bourne, David G., Willis, Bette L., and Weynberg, Karen D. (2014) Abundance and morphology of virus-like particles associated with the coral Acropora hyacinthus differ between healthy and white syndrome-infected states. Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 510. pp. 39-43.

Burge, Colleen A., Eakin, C. Mark, Friedman, Carolyn S., Froelich, Brett, Hershberger, Paul K., Hofmann, Eileen E., Petes, Laura E., Prager, Katherine C., Weil, Ernesto, Willis, Bette, Ford, Susan E., and Harvell, C. Drew (2014) Climate change influences on marine infectious diseases: implications for management and society. Annual Review of Marine Science, 6. pp. 249-277.

Katz, Sefano M., Pollock, F. Joseph, Bourne, D.G., and Willis, Bette L. (2014) Crown-of-thorns starfish predation and physical injuries promote brown band disease on corals. Coral Reefs, 33 (3). pp. 705-716.

Quigley, Kate M., Davies, Sarah W., Kenkel, Carly D., Willis, Bette L., Matz, Mikhail V., and Bay, Line K. (2014) Deep-sequencing method for quantifying background abundances of Symbiodinium types: exploring the rare Symbiodinium biosphere in reef-building corals. PLoS One, 9 (4). pp. 1-15.

Lema, Kimberley A., Bourne, David G., and Willis, Bette L. (2014) Onset and establishment of diazotrophs and other bacterial associates in the early life history stages of the coral Acropora millepora. Molecular Ecology, 23 (19). pp. 4682-4695.

Lamb, Joleah B., True, James D., Piromvaragorn, Srisakul, and Willis, Bette L. (2014) Scuba diving damage and intensity of tourist activities increases coral disease prevalence. Biological Conservation, 178. pp. 88-96.

Torda, G., Lundgren, P., Willis, B.L., and van Oppen, M.J.H. (2013) Genetic assignment of recruits reveals short- and long-distance larval dispersal in Pocillopora damicornis on the Great Barrier Reef. Molecular Ecology, 22 (23). pp. 5821-5834.

Sato, Yui, Willis, Bette L., and Bourne, David G. (2013) Pyrosequencing-based profiling of archaeal and bacterial 16S rRNA genes identifies a novel archaeon associated with black band disease in corals. Environmental Microbiology, 15 (11). pp. 2994-3007.

Raina, Jean-Baptiste, Tapiolas, Dianne M., Foret, Sylvain, Lutz, Adrian, Abrego, David, Ceh, Janja, Seneca, Francois O., Clode, Peta L., Bourne, David G., Willis, Bette L., and Motti, Cherie A. (2013) DMSP biosynthesis by an animal and its role in coral thermal stress response. Nature, 502 (7473). pp. 677-691.

Graham, Erin M., Baird, Andrew H., Willis, Bette L., and Connolly, Sean R. (2013) Effects of delayed settlement on post-settlement growth and survival of scleractinian coral larvae. Oecologia, 173 (2). pp. 431-438.

Haapkylä, J., Melbourne-Thomas, J., Flavell, M., and Willis, B.L. (2013) Disease outbreaks, bleaching and a cyclone drive changes in coral assemblages on an inshore reef of the Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs, 32 (3). pp. 815-824.

Richards, Zoe T., Syms, Craig, Wallace, Carden C., Muir, Paul R., and Willis, Bette L. (2013) Multiple occupancy–abundance patterns in staghorn coral communities. Diversity and Distributions, 19 (8). pp. 884-895.

Howells, Emily J., Willis, Bette L., Bay, Line K., and van Oppen, Madeleine J.H. (2013) Spatial and temporal genetic structure of Symbiodinium populations within a common reef-building coral on the Great Barrier Reef. Molecular Ecology, 22 (14). pp. 3693-3708.

Graham, E.M., Baird, A.H., Connolly, S.R., Sewell, M.A., and Willis, B.L. (2013) Rapid declines in metabolism explain extended coral larval longevity. Coral Reefs, 32 (2). pp. 539-549.

Tapiolas, Dianne M., Raina, Jean-Baptiste, Lutz, Adrian, Willis, Bette L., and Motti, Cherie A. (2013) Direct measurement of dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) in reef-building corals using quantitative nuclear magnetic resonance (qNMR) spectroscopy. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 443. pp. 85-89.

Howells, Emily J., Berkelmans, Ray, van Oppen, Madeleine J.H., Willis, Bette L., and Bay, Line K. (2013) Historical thermal regimes define limits to coral acclimatization. Ecology, 94 (5). pp. 1078-1088.

Pollock, F.J., Katz, S.M., Bourne, D.G., and Willis, B.L. (2013) Cymo melanodactylus crabs slow progression of white syndrome lesions on corals. Coral Reefs, 32 (1). pp. 43-48.

Torda, G., Lundgren, P., Willis, B. L., and van Oppen, M.J.H. (2013) Revisiting the connectivity puzzle of the common coral Pocillopora damicornis. Molecular Ecology, 22 (23). pp. 5805-5820.

Nicolet, K.J., Hoogenboom, M.O., Gardiner, N.M., Pratchett, M.S., and Willis, B.L. (2013) The corallivorous invertebrate Drupella aids in transmission of brown band disease on the Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs, 32 (2). pp. 585-595.

Lukoschek, Vimoksalehi, Cross, Peter, Torda, Gergely, Zimmerman, Rachel, and Willis, Bette L. (2013) The importance of coral larval recruitment for the recovery of reefs impacted by Cyclone Yasi in the central Great Barrier Reef. PLoS ONE, 8 (6). pp. 1-11.

van de Water, Jeroen A.J.M., van Oppen, Madeleine J.H., and Willis, Bette (2012) Absence of skeleton deposition in juveniles of the scleractinian coral Acropora millepora. Coral Reefs, 31 (4). p. 1111.

Puill-Stephan, E., Willis, B.L., Abrego, D., Raina, J-B., and van Oppen, M.J.H. (2012) Allorecognition maturation in the broadcast-spawning coral Acropora millepora. Coral Reefs, 31 (4). pp. 1019-1028.

Palmer, C.V., Bythell, J.C., and Willis, B.L. (2012) Enzyme activity demonstrates multiple pathways of innate immunity in Indo-Pacific anthozoans. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B, Biological Sciences, 279 (1743). pp. 3879-3887.

Hughes, Terry P., Baird, Andrew H., Dinsdale, Elizabeth A., Moltschaniwskyj, Natalie A., Pratchett, Morgan S., Tanner, Jason E., and Willis, Bette L. (2012) Assembly rules of reef corals are flexible along a steep climatic gradient. Current Biology, 22 (8). pp. 736-741.

Puill-Stephan, E., van Oppen, M.J.H., Pichavant-Rafini, K., and Willis, B.L. (2012) High potential for formation and persistence of chimeras following aggregated larval settlement in the broadcast spawning coral, Acropora millepora. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B, Biological Sciences, 279 (1729). pp. 699-708.

Muller, Erinn M., Raymundo, Laurie J., Willis, Bette L., Haapkylä, Jessica, Yusuf, Syafyudin, Wilson, Joanne R., and Harvell, Drew C. (2012) Coral health and disease in the Spermonde Archipelago and Wakatobi, Sulawesi. Journal of Indonesian Coral Reefs, 1 (3). pp. 147-159.

Beeden, Roger, Maynard, Jeffrey A., Marshall, Paul A., Heron, Scott F., and Willis, Bette L. (2012) A framework for responding to coral disease outbreaks that facilitates adaptive management. Environmental Management, 49 (1). pp. 1-13.

Howells, E. J., Beltran, V. H., Bay, L. K., Willis, B. L., Van Oppen, M. J. H., and Larsen, N. W. (2012) Coral thermal tolerance shaped by local adaptation of photosymbionts. Nature Climate Change, 2 (2). pp. 116-120.

Lema, Kimberley A., Willis, Bette L., and Bourne, David G. (2012) Corals form characteristic associations with symbiotic nitrogen-fixing bacteria. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 78 (9). pp. 3136-3144.

Heron, Scott F., Maynard, Jeffrey, Willis, Bette, Christensen, Tyler, Harvell, C Drew, Vargas-Angel, Bernardo, Beeden, Roger, Sziklay, Jamie, Aeby, Greta, Franklin, Eric C., Skirving, William, Eakin, C. Mark, Burgess, Tim, Li, Jianke, Liu, Gang, Lucas, Ethan, Rauenzahn, Jackqueline, and Strong, Al (2012) Developments in understanding relationships between environmental conditions and coral disease. In: Proceedings of the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, pp. 1-5. From: 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, 9-13 July 2012, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

Leuzinger, Sebastian, Willis, Bette L., and Anthony, Kenneth R.N. (2012) Energy allocation in a reef coral under varying resource availability. Marine Biology: international journal on life in oceans and coastal waters, 159 (1). pp. 177-186.

Puill-Stephan, Eneour, Seneca, François O., Miller, David J., van Oppen, Madeleine J.H., and Willis, Bette L. (2012) Expression of putative immune response genes during early ontogeny in the coral Acropora millepora. PLoS ONE, 7 (7). pp. 1-5.

Ruiz-Morenol, Diego, Willis, Bette L., Page, A. Cathie, Weil, Ernesto, Cróquer, Aldo, Vargas-Angel, Bernardo, Jordan-Garza, Adán Guillermo, Jordán-Dahlgren, Eric, Raymundo, Laurie, and Harvell, C. Drew (2012) Global coral disease prevalence associated with sea temperature anomalies and local factors. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 100 (3). pp. 249-261.

Abrego, David, Willis, Bette L., and van Oppen, Madeleine J.H. (2012) Impact of light and temperature on the uptake of algal symbionts by coral juveniles. PLoS ONE, 7 (11). pp. 1-9.

Rocker, Melissa M., Willis, Bette L., and Bay, Line K. (2012) Thermal stress-related gene expression in corals with different Symbiodinium types. In: Proceedings of the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, pp. 1-5. From: 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, 9-13 July 2012, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

Littman, Raechel, Willis, Bette L., and Bourne, David G. (2011) Metagenomic analysis of the coral holobiont during a natural bleaching event on the Great Barrier Reef. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 3 (6). pp. 651-660.

Pollock, F. Joseph, Morris, Pamela J., Willis, Bette L., and Bourne, David G. (2011) The urgent need for robust coral disease diagnostics. PLoS Pathogens, 7 (10). pp. 1-10.

Lamb, Joleah B., and Willis, Bette L. (2011) Using coral disease prevalence to assess the effects of concentrating tourism activities on offshore reefs in a tropical marine park. Conservation Biology, 25 (5). pp. 1044-1052.

Palmer, C.V., Bythell, J.C., and Willis, B.L. (2011) A comparative study of phenoloxidase activity in diseased and bleached colonies of the coral Acropora millepora. Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 35 (10). pp. 1098-1101.

Sato, Y., Bourne, D.G., and Willis, B.L. (2011) Effects of temperature and light on the progression of black band disease on the reef coral, Montipora hispida. Coral Reefs, 30 (3). pp. 753-761.

Bay, Line Kolind, Cumbo, Vivian Ruth, Abrego, David, Kool, Johnathan Travis, Ainsworth, Tracy Danielle, and Willis, Bette Lynn (2011) Infection dynamics vary between Symbiodinium types and cell surface treatments during establishment of endosymbiosis with coral larvae. Diversity, 3 (3). pp. 356-374.

Palmer, Caroline V., Traylor-Knowles, Nikki G., Willis, Bette L., and Bythell, John C. (2011) Corals use similar immune cells and wound-healing processes as those of higher organisms. PLoS ONE, 6 (8). pp. 1-11.

Aeby, Greta S., Williams, Gareth J., Franklin, Erik C., Haapkyla, Jessica, Harvell, C. Drew, Neale, Stephen, Page, Cathie A., Raymundo, Laurie, Vargas-Ángel, Bernardo, Willis, Bette L., Work, Thierry M., and Davy, Simon K. (2011) Growth anomalies on the coral genera Acropora and Porites are strongly associated with host density and human population size across the Indo-Pacific. PLoS ONE, 6 (2). pp. 1-9.

Haapkylä, Jessica, Unsworth, Richard K.F., Flavell, Mike, Bourne, David G., Schaffelke, Britta, and Willis, Bette L. (2011) Seasonal rainfall and runoff promote coral disease on an inshore reef. PLoS ONE, 6 (2). pp. 1-10.

Maynard, J.A., Anthony, K.R.N., Harvell, C.D., Burgman, M.A., Beeden, R., Sweatman, H., Heron, S.F., Lamb, J.B., and Willis, B.L. (2011) Predicting outbreaks of a climate-driven coral disease in the Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs, 30 (2). pp. 485-495.

Chong-Seng, K.M., Cole, A.J., Pratchett, M.S., and Willis, B.L. (2011) Selective feeding by coral reef fishes on coral lesions associated with brown band and black band disease. Coral Reefs, 30 (2). pp. 473-481.

Heron, Scott F., Willis, Bette L., Skirving, William J., Eakin, C. Mark, Page, Cathie A., and Miller, Ian R. (2010) Summer hot snaps and winter conditions: modelling white syndrome outbreaks on Great Barrier Reef corals. PLoS ONE, 5 (8). pp. 1-11.

Pollock, F. Joseph, Morris, Pamela J., Willis, Bette L., and Bourne, David G. (2010) Detection and quantification of the coral pathogen vibrio coralliilyticus by real-time PCR with TaqMan fluorescent probes. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 76 (15). pp. 5282-5286.

Palmer, Caroline V., Bythell, John C., and Willis, Bette L. (2010) Levels of immunity parameters underpin bleaching and disease susceptibility of reef corals. FASEB Journal, 24 (6). pp. 1935-1946.

Littman, Raechel A., Bourne, David G., and Willis, Bette L. (2010) Responses of coral-associated bacterial communities to heat stress differ with Symbiodinium type on the same coral host. Molecular Ecology, 19 (9). pp. 1978-1990.

Raina, Jean-Baptiste, Dinsdale, Elizabeth A., Willis, Bette L., and Bourne, David G. (2010) Do the organic sulfur compounds DMSP and DMS drive coral microbial associations? Trends in Microbiology, 18 (3). pp. 101-108.

Pollock, F. Joseph, Wilson, Bryan, Johnson, Wesley R., Morris, Pamela J., Willis, Bette L., and Bourne, David G. (2010) Phylogeny of the coral pathogen Vibrio coralliilyticus. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 2 (1). pp. 172-178.

Sato, Yui, Willis, Bette L., and Bourne, David G. (2010) Successional changes in bacterial communities during the development of black band disease on the reef coral, Montipora hispida. ISME Journal, 4 (2). pp. 203-214.

Souter, P., Willis, B.L., Bay, L.K., Caley, M.J., Muirhead, A., and van Oppen, M.J.H. (2010) Location and disturbance affect population genetic structure in four coral species of the genus Acropora on the Great Barrier Reef. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 416. pp. 35-45.

Haapkylä, J., Melbourne-Thomas, J., Flavell, M., and Willis, B.L. (2010) Spatiotemporal patterns of coral disease prevalence on Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Coral Reefs, 29 (4). pp. 1035-1045.

Baird, Andrew H., Guest, James R., and Willis, Bette L. (2009) Systematic and biogeographical patterns in the reproductive biology of scleractinian corals. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, 40. pp. 551-571.

Sato, Yui, Bourne, David G., and Willis, Bette L. (2009) Dynamics of seasonal outbreaks of black band disease in an assemblage of Montipora species at Pelorus Island (Great Barrier Reef, Australia). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B, 276. pp. 2795-2803.

Abrego, David A., van Oppen, Madeleine J.H., and Willis, Bette L. (2009) Onset of algal endosymbiont specificity varies among closely related species of Acropora corals during early ontogeny. Molecular Ecology, 18 (16). pp. 3532-3543.

Bay, Line K., Ulstrup, Karin E., Nielsen, H. Bjorn, Jarmer, Hanne, Goffard, Nicolas, Willis, Bette L., Miller, David J., and van Oppen, Madeleine J.H. (2009) Microarray analysis reveals transcriptional plasticity in the reef building coral Acropora millepora. Molecular Ecology, 18 (14). pp. 3062-3075.

Mieog, Jos C., Olsen, Jeanine L., Berkelmans, Ray, Bleuler-Martinez, Silvia A., Willis, Bette L., and van Oppen, Madeleine J.H. (2009) The roles and interactions of symbiont, host and environment in defining coral fitness. PLoS ONE, 4 (7). p. 6364.

Raina, Jean-Baptiste, Tapiolas, Dianne, Willis, Bette L., and Bourne, David G. (2009) Coral-associated bacteria and their role in the biogeochemical cycling of sulfur. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 75 (11). pp. 3492-3501.

Cantin, N.E., van Oppen, M.J.H., Willis, B.L., Mieog, J.C., and Negri, A.P. (2009) Juvenile corals can acquire more carbon from high-performance algal symbionts. Coral Reefs, 28 (2). pp. 405-414.

Jones, G.P., Almany, G.R., Russ, G.R., Sale, P.F., Steneck, R.S., Van Oppen, M.J.H., and Willis, B.L. (2009) Larval retention and connectivity among populations of corals and reef fishes: history, advances and challenges. Coral Reefs, 28 (2). pp. 307-325.

Meyer, Eli, Aglyamova, Galina V., Wang, Shi, Buchanan-Carter, Jade, Abrego, David, Colbourne, John K., Willis, Bette L., and Matz, Mikhail V. (2009) Sequencing and de novo analysis of a coral larval transcriptome using 454 GSFlx. BMC Genomics, 10 (219). pp. 1-18.

Littman, Raechel A., Willis, Bette L., Pfeffer, Christian, and Bourne, David G. (2009) Diversities of coral-associated bacteria differ with location, but not species, for three acroporid corals on the Great Barrier Reef. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 68 (2). pp. 152-163.

Howells, E.J., van Oppen, M.J.H., and Willis, B.L. (2009) High genetic differentiation and cross-shelf patterns of genetic diversity among Great Barrier Reef populations of Symbiodinium. Coral Reefs, 28 (1). pp. 215-225.

Sussman, Meir, Mieog, Jos C., Doyle, Jason R., Victor, Steven, Willis, Bette L., and Bourne, David G. (2009) Vibrio Zinc-Metalloprotease causes photoinactivation of coral endosymbionts and coral tissue lesions. PLoS ONE, 4 (2). p. 4511.

Littman, Raechel A., Willis, Bette L., and Bourne, David G. (2009) Bacterial communities of juvenile corals infected with different Symbiodinium (dinoflagellate) clades. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 389. pp. 45-59.

van Oppen, Madeleine J.H., Baker, Andrew C., Coffroth, Mary Alice, and Willis, Bette L. (2009) Bleaching resistance and the role of algal endosymbionts. In: van Oppen, Madeleine J.H., and Lough, Janice M., (eds.) Coral Bleaching: patterns, processes, causes and consequences. Ecological Studies, 205 . Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 83-102.

Puill-Stephan, Eneour, Willis, Bette L., van Herwerden, Lynne, and van Oppen, Madeleine JH (2009) Chimerism in wild adult populations of the broadcast spawning coral Acropora millepora on the Great Barrier Reef. PLoS ONE, 4 (1). p. 7751.

Meyer, Eli, Davies, Sarah, Wang, Shi, Willis, Bette L., Abrego, David, Juenger, Thomas E., and Matz, Mikhail V. (2009) Genetic variation in responses to a settlement cue and elevated temperature in the reef-building coral Acropora millepora. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 392. pp. 81-92.

Abrego, David, van Oppen, Madeleine J.H., and Willis, Bette L. (2009) Highly infectious symbiont dominates initial uptake in coral juveniles. Molecular Ecology, 18. pp. 3518-3531.

Page, Cathie A., Baker, David M., Harvell, C Drew, Golbuu, Yimnang, Raymundo, Laurie, Neale, Stephen J., Rosell, Kathryn B., Rypien, Krystal L., Andras, Jason P., and Willis, Bette L. (2009) Influence of marine reserves on coral disease prevalence. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 87 (1-2). pp. 135-150.

Haapkyla, Jessica, Unsworth, Richard K.F., Seymour, Adrian S., Melbourne-Thomas, Jessica, Flavell, Mike, Willis, Bette L., and Smith, David J. (2009) Spatio-temporal coral disease dynamics in the Wakatobi Marine National Park, South-East Sulawesi, Indonesia. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 87 (1-2). pp. 105-115.

Palmer, Caroline V., Mydlarz, Laura D., and Willis, Bette L. (2008) Evidence of an inflammatory-like response in non-normally pigmented tissues of two scleractinian corals. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B, Biological Sciences, 275 (1652). pp. 2687-2693.

Abrego, David, Ulstrup, Karin E., Willis, Bette L., and van Oppen, Madeleine J.H. (2008) Species-specific interactions between algal endosymbionts and coral hosts define their bleaching response to heat and light stress. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B, Biological Sciences, 275 (1648). pp. 2273-2282.

Littman, Raechel A., van Oppen, Madeleine J.H., and Willis, Bette L. (2008) Methods for sampling free-living Symbiodinium (zooxanthellae) and their distribution and abundance at Lizard Island (Great Barrier Reef). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 364 (1). pp. 48-53.

Work, Thierry M., Richardson, Laurie L., Reynolds, Taylor L., and Willis, Bette L. (2008) Biomedical and veterinary science can increase our understanding of coral disease. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 362 (2). pp. 63-70.

Sussman, Meir, Willis, Bette L., Victor, Steven, and Bourne, David G. (2008) Coral pathogens identified for white syndrome (WS) epizootics in the Indo-Pacific. Public Library of Science ONE , 3 (6). pp. 1-14.

Page, C.A., and Willis, B.L. (2008) Epidemiology of skeletal eroding band on the Great Barrier Reef and the role of injury in the initiation of this widespread coral disease. Coral Reefs, 27 (2). pp. 257-272.

Maynard, Jeff A., Turner, Peter, Anthony, Kenneth R.N., Baird, Andrew H., Berkelmans, Ray, Eakin, C. Mark, Johnson, Johanna, Marshall, Paul A., Packer, Gareck R., Rea, Anthony, and Willis, Bette L. (2008) ReefTemp: an interactive monitoring system for coral bleaching using high-resolution SST and improved stress predictors. Geophysical Research Letters, 35. pp. 1-5.

Bourne, David G., Boyett, Holly V., Henderson, Meegan E., Muirhead, Andrew, and Willis, Bette L. (2008) Identification of a ciliate (Oligohymenophorea: Scuticociliatia) associated with brown band disease on corals of the Great Barrier Reef. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 74 (3). pp. 883-888.

Birrell, Chico L., McCook, Laurence J., Willis, Bette L., and Harrington, Lindsay (2008) Chemical effects of macroalgae on larval settlement of the broadcast spawning coral Acropora millepora. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 362. pp. 129-137.

Birrell, Chico L., McCook, Laurence J., Willis, Bette L., and Diaz-Pulido, Guillermo A. (2008) Effects of benthic algae on the replenishment of corals and the implications for the resilience of coral reefs. Oceanography and Marine Biology: an annual review, 46. pp. 25-63.

Dinsdale, Elizabeth A., Pantos, Olga, Smriga, Steven, Edwards, Robert A., Angly, Florence, Wegley, Linda, Hatay, Mark, Hall, Dana, Brown, Elysa, Haynes, Matthew, Krause, Lutz, Sala, Enric, Sandin, Stuart A., Thurber, Rebecca Vega, Willis, Bette L., Azam, Farooq, Knowlton, Nancy, and Rohwer, Forest (2008) Microbial ecology for four coral atolls in the Northern Line Islands. PLoS Biology, 3 (2). pp. 1-17.

Anthony, S.L., Page, C.A., Bourne, D.G., and Willis, B.L. (2008) Newly characterized distinct phases of the coral disease 'atramentous necrosis' on the Great Barrier Reef. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 81 (3). pp. 255-259.

Richards, Zoe T., van Oppen, Madeleine J.H., Wallace, Carden C., Willis, Bette L., and Miller, David J. (2008) Some rare Indo-Pacific coral species are probable hybrids. Public Library of Science ONE , 3 (9). pp. 1-8.

Raymundo, L., Work, T., Bruckner, A., and Willis, B. (2008) A decision tree for describing coral lesions in the field. In: Raymundo, Laurie J., Couch, Courtney S., and Harvell, C. Drew, (eds.) Coral Disease Handbook: guidelines for assessment monitoring and management. Coral Reef Targeted Research and Capacity Building for Management Program, St Lucia, QLD, Australia, pp. 17-32.

Iguchi, Akira, Márquez, Luis M., Knack, Brent, Shinzato, Chuya, van Oppen, Madeleine J.H., Willis, Bette L., Hardie, Kate, Catmull, Julian, and Miller, David J. (2007) Apparent involvement of a β1 type integrin in coral fertilization. Marine Biotechnology, 9 (6). pp. 760-765.

Cantin, Neal E., Negri, Andrew P., and Willis, Bette L. (2007) Photoinhibition from chronic herbicide exposure reduces reproductive output of reef-building corals. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 344. pp. 81-93.

Boyett, Holly V., Bourne, David G., and Willis, Bette L. (2007) Elevated temperature and light enhance progression and spread of black band disease on staghorn corals of the Great Barrier Reef. Marine Biology, 151 (5). pp. 1711-1720.

Bruno, John F., Selig, Elizabeth R., Casey, Kenneth S., Page, Cathie A., Willis, Bette L., Harvell, C. Drew, Sweatman, Hugh, and Melendy, Amy M. (2007) Thermal stress and coral cover as drivers of coral disease outbreaks. Public Library of Science Biology, 5 (6). 0001-0008.

Hughes, Terence P., Rodrigues, Maria J., Bellwood, David R., Ceccarelli, Daniela, Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove, McCook, Laurence, Moltschaniwskyj, Natalie, Pratchett, Morgan S., Steneck, Robert S., and Willis, Bette (2007) Phase shifts, herbivory, and the resilience of coral reefs to climate change. Current Biology, 17 (4). pp. 360-365.

Harvell, Drew, Jordán-Dahlgren, Eric, Merkel, Susan, Rosenberg, Eugene, Raymundo, Laurie, Smith, Garriet, Weil, Ernesto, and Willis, Bette (2007) Coral disease, environmental drivers, and the balance between coral and microbial associates. Oceanography, 20 (1). pp. 172-195.

Willis, Bette L., van Oppen, Madeleine J.H., Miller, David J., Vollmer, Steve V., and Ayre, David J. (2006) The role of hybridization in the evolution of reef corals. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, 37. pp. 489-517.

Page, Cathie, and Willis, Bette (2006) Distribution, host range and large-scale spatial variability in black band disease prevalence on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 69 (1). pp. 41-51.

Sussman, Meir, Bourne, David G., and Willis, Bette L. (2006) A single cyanobacterial ribotype is associated with both red and black bands on diseased corals from Palau. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 69 (1). pp. 111-118.

Selig, Elizabeth R., Harvell, C. Drew, Bruno, John F., Willis, Bette L., Page, Cathie A., Casey, Kenneth S., and Sweatman, Hugh (2006) Analyzing the relationship between ocean temperature anomalies and coral disease outbreaks at broad spatial scales. In: Phinney, Jonathan T., Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove, Kleypas, Joanie, Skirving, William, and Strong, A.l., (eds.) Coral Reefs and Climate Change: Science and Management. Coastal and Estuarine Studies 61 . American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, pp. 111-128.

Birrell, Chico L., McCook, Laurence J., and Willis, Bette L. (2005) Effects of algal turfs and sediment on coral settlement. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 51 (1-4). pp. 408-414.

Moothien Pillay, Ruby , Willis, Bette, and Terashima, Hiroaki (2005) Trends in the density of zooxanthellae in Acropora millepora (Ehrenberg, 1834) at the Palm Island Group, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Symbiosis, 38. pp. 209-226.

Bastidas, C., Fabricius, K.E., and Willis, B.L. (2004) Demographic aspects of the soft coral Sinularia flexibilis leading to local dominance on coral reefs. Hydrobiologia, 530 (1-3). pp. 433-441.

Little, Angela F., van Oppen, Madeleine J.H., and Willis, Bette (2004) Flexibility in algal endosymbioses shapes growth in reef corals. Science, 304 (5676). pp. 1492-1494.

Mackenzie, J.B., Munday, P.L., Willis, B.L., Miller, D.J., and van Oppen, M.J.H. (2004) Unexpected patterns of genetic structuring among locations but not colour morphs in Acropora nasuta (Cnidaria; Scleractinia). Molecular Ecology, 13 (1). pp. 9-20.

Willis, Bette L., Page, Cathie A., and Dinsdale, Elizabeth A. (2004) Coral disease on the Great Barrier Reef. In: Rosenberg, Eugene, and Loya, Yossi, (eds.) Coral Health and Disease. Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 69-104.

Leuzinger, Sebastian, Anthony, Kenneth, and Willis, Bette L. (2003) Reproductive energy investment in corals: scaling with module size. Oecologia, 136 (4). pp. 524-531.

Babcock, Russ C., Baird, Andrew H., Piromvaragorn, Srisakul, Thomson, Damian P., and Willis, Bette L. (2003) Identification of scleractinian coral recruits from Indo-Pacific reefs. Zoological Studies, 42 (1). pp. 211-226.

van Oppen, Madeleine J.H., Willis, Bette L., van Rheede, Teun, and Miller, David J. (2002) Spawning times, reproductive compatibilities and genetic structuring in the Acropora aspera group: evidence for natural hybridization and semi-permeable species boundaries in corals. Molecular Ecology, 11 (8). pp. 1363-1376.

Hughes, T.P., Baird, A.H., Dinsdale, E.A., Harriott, V.J., Moltschaniwskyj, N.A., Pratchett, M.S., Tanner, J.E., and Willis, B.L. (2002) Detecting regional variation using meta-analysis and large-scale sampling: latitudinal patterns in recruitment. Ecology, 83 (2). pp. 436-451.

Anthony, Kenneth R.N., Connolly, Sean R., and Willis, Bette L. (2002) Comparative analysis of energy allocation to tissue and skeletal growth in corals. Limnology and Oceanography, 47 (5). pp. 1417-1429.

Marquez, L.M., van Oppen, M.J.H., Willis, B.L., and Miller, D.J. (2002) Sympatric populations of the highly cross-fertile coral species Acropora hyacinthus and Acropora cytherea are genetically distinct. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B, Biological Sciences, 269 (1497). pp. 1289-1294.

Marquez, L.M., van Oppen, M.J.H., Willis, B.L., Reyes, A., and Miller, D.J. (2002) The highly cross-fertile coral species, Acropora hyacinthus and Acropora cytherea, constitute statistically distinguishable lineages. Molecular Ecology, 11 (8). pp. 1339-1349.

van Oppen, Madeleine J.H., McDonald, Brenda J., Willis, Bette, and Miller, David J. (2001) The evolutionary history of the coral genus Acropora (Scleractinia, Cnidaria) based on a mitochondrial and a nuclear marker: reticulation, incomplete lineage sorting, or morphological convergence? Molecular Biology and Evolution, 18 (7). pp. 1315-1329.

Vytopil, E., and Willis, B.L. (2001) Epifaunal community structure in Acropora spp. (Scleractinia) on the Great Barrier Reef: implications of coral morphology and habitat complexity. Coral Reefs, 20 (3). pp. 281-288.

Michalek-Wagner, K., and Willis, B.L. (2001) Impacts of bleaching on the soft coral Lobophytum compactum. I. Fecundity, fertilization and offspring viability. Coral Reefs, 19 (3). pp. 231-239.

Michalek-Wagner, K., and Willis, B.L. (2001) Impacts of bleaching on the soft coral Lobophytum compactum. II. Biochemical changes in adults and their eggs. Coral Reefs, 19 (3). pp. 240-246.

Van Oppen, M.J.H., Willis, B.L., Van Vugt, H.W.J., and Miller, D.J. (2000) Examination of species boundaries in the Acropora cervicornis group (Scleractinia, Cnidaria) using nuclear DNA sequence analyses. Molecular Ecology, 9 (9). pp. 1363-1373.

Hughes, T. P., Baird, A. H., Dinsdale, E. A., Moltschaniwskyj, N. A., Pratchett, M. S., Tanner, J. E., and Willis, B. L. (2000) Supply-side ecology works both ways: the link between benthic adults, fecundity, and larval recruits. Ecology, 81 (8). pp. 2241-2249.

Hughes, T.P., Baird, A.H., Dinsdale, E.A., Moltschaniwskyj, Natalie, Pratchett, M.S., Tanner, J.E., and Willis, B.L. (1999) Patterns of recruitment and abundance of corals along the Great Barrier Reef. Nature, 397. pp. 59-63.

Berkelmans, R., and Willis, B.L. (1999) Seasonal and local spatial patterns in the upper thermal limits of corals on the inshore Central Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs, 18 (3). pp. 219-228.

Willis, Bette Lynn (1987) Morphological variation in the reef corals Turbinaria esenterina and Pavona cactus: synthesis of transplant, histocompatibility, electrophoresis, growth, and reproduction studies. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

Babcock, R.C., Bull, G.D., Harrison, P.L., Heyward, A.J., Oliver, J.K., Wallace, C.C., and Willis, B.L. (1986) Synchronous spawnings of 105 scleractinian coral species on the Great Barrier Reef. Marine Biology, 90 (3). pp. 79-94.

Willis, B.L., Babcock, R.C., Harrison, P.L., Oliver, J.K, and Wallace, C.C. (1985) Patterns in the mass spawning of corals on the Great Barrier Reef from 1981 to 1984. In: Proceedings of the Fifth International Coral Reef Congress, pp. 343-348. From: Fifth International Coral Reef Congress, 27 May - 1 June 1985, Tahiti, French Polynesia.

Harrison, Peter L., Babcock, Russell C., Bull, Gordon D., Oliver, James K., Wallace, Carden C., and Willis, Bette L. (1984) Mass spawning in tropical reef corals. Science, 223 (4641). pp. 1186-1189.

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