Ecology, Theory,
Stats & Code

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Selected Publications

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(2020). Nutrient limitation, bioenergetics and stoichiometry: a new model to predict elemental fluxes mediated by fishes. Functional Ecology, 34: 1857–1869. doi: 10.11111365-2435.13618.

PDF Code Dataset Project Source Document Functional Ecology: plain language summaries

(2019). Underestimating the benefits of marine protected areas for the replenishment of fished populations. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 17: 407–413. doi: 10.1002/fee.2075.

PDF Project Source Document The Conversation

(2019). Body size drives global species packing of reef fishes across spatial scales. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 28: 315–327. doi: 10.1111/geb.12851.

PDF Code Dataset Project Science Trends

(2019). Is oxygen limitation in warming waters a valid mechanism to explain decreased body sizes in aquatic ectotherms?. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 28: 64–77. doi: 10.1111/geb.12847.

PDF Project Project

(2018). Global environmental drivers of marine fish egg size. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 27: 890–898. doi: 10.1111/geb.12748.

Preprint PDF Code Dataset Project Project

(2016). Energetic and ecological constraints on population density of reef fishes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 283: 20152186. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2186.

Preprint PDF Dataset Project

(2014). Scaling metabolism from individuals to reef-fish communities at broad spatial scales. Ecology Letters, 17: 1067–1076. doi: 10.1111/ele.12309.

Preprint PDF Code Project


Marine invertebrates metabolism

Developing statistical tools to understand the metabolic rates of marine invertebrates.

Networks in nature

Exploring methods and patterns of ecological networks.

Reef fish macroecology and evolution

Reef fish ecology and evolution at broad scales.


Linking biological levels of organisation through energetics.


University of Exeter

  • Exeter data analytics: Open Science and Reproducible Research in R. Lecturer (2019; 8 h). Content & Lessons.

The University of Sydney

  • BIOL3045: Animal Ecological Physiology. Guest Lecturer (2018; 4 lectures on Metabolic Ecology).

Macquarie University

  • BIO114: Biodiversity and Evolution. Tutor (2015; 9 h / week).
  • BIOL379: Reef Evolution and Dynamics, Heron Island Research Station, Great Barrier Reef. (2014; 54 h). Field Tutor.
  • BIOL369: Vertebrate Evolution, The Osteichthyes (2014; 1 h). Guest lecturer.
  • BIO115: Thread of Life (2012; 12 h / week). Tutor.

Software Carpentry

Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

  • Integrating physiology from individuals to ecosystems, and applications under climate change scenarios (2019; 36 h). Visiting Lecturer.
  • ECZ7015: Vertebrate Zoology (2009; 2 h / week). Lecturer.


Constraining ecosystem dynamics from individual-level growth energetics
Jul 23, 2016 3:45 PM
Fish energetics and life history
Jun 27, 2017 12:00 PM
Fish reproductive output energy scales super-linearly with size
Aug 10, 2017 10:00 AM
How are reef fish packed? The influence of regional richness
Jul 9, 2012 4:30 PM
Scaling metabolism from individuals to reef-fish communities at the global scale
Jan 8, 2014 12:15 PM
The biogeography of marine fish egg size
Nov 12, 2016 10:30 AM

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  • Australian Institute of Marine Science, Level 3 Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre, The University of Western Australia, Fairway Crawley, WA 6009, Australia