The Bellwood Lab

reef fish evolution and ecology



Hodge, J.R. and D.R. Bellwood (2014) On the relationship between species age and geographical range in reef fishes: are widespread species older than they seem? Global Ecology and Biogeography accepted 20th October 2014

Young, M.A.L, S. Foale and D.R. Bellwood (2014) Dynamic catch trends in the history of recreational spearfishing in Australia. Conservation Biology accepted 19th October 2014

Condy, M., J.E. Cinner, T.R. McClanahan and D.R. Bellwood (2014) Projections of the impacts of gear-modification on the recovery of fish catches and ecosystem function in an impoverished fishery. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems doi: 10.1002/aqc.2482.

Welsh, J.Q., R.M. Bonaldo and D.R. Bellwood (2014) Clustered parrotfish feeding scars trigger partial colony mortality of massive Porites colonies on the inshore Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs doi: 10.1007/s00338-014-1224-4.

Loffler, Z., A.S. Hoey and D.R. Bellwood (2014) Associations among coral reef macroalgae influence feeding by herbivorous fishes. Coral Reefs doi: 10.1007/s00338-014-1236-0.

Kerry, J.T. and D.R. Bellwood (2014) Do tabular corals constitute keystone structures for fishes on coral reefs? Coral Reefs doi: 10.1007/s00338-014-1232-4.

Hughes, T.R., D.R. Bellwood , S.R. Connolly, H.V. Cornell and R.H. Karlson (2014) Double jeopardy and global extinction risk in corals and reef fishes. Current Biology doi: 10.1016/ j.cub.2014.10.037.

Nash K.L., Graham, N.A.J. and D.R. Bellwood (2014) Home range allometry in coral reef fishes: comparison to other vertebrates, methodological issues and management implications. Oecologia doi: 10.1007/s00442-014-3152-y.

Mouillot, D., S. Villéger, V. Parravicini, M. Kulbicki, J.E. Arias-González, M. Bender, P.Chabanet, S.R. Floeter, A. Friedlander, L. Vigliola and D.R. Bellw ood (2014) Functional over-redundancy and high functional vulnerability in global fish faunas on tropical reefs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 111: 13757-13762.

Pellissier, L., F. Leprieur, V. Parravicini, P.F. Cowman, M. Kulbicki, G. Litsios, S.M. Olsen, M.S. Wisz, D.R. Bellwood and D. Mouillot (2014)
Quaternary coral reef refugia preserved fish diversity. Science 344: 1016-1019.

Bellwood, D.R. , A.S. Hoey, O. Bellwood and C.H.R. Goatley (2014) Evolution of long-toothed fishes and the changing nature of fish-benthos interactions on coral reefs. Nature Communications 5: 3144.

Parravicini, V., S. Villéger, T.R. McClanahan, J.E. Arias-González, D.R. Bellwood , J. Belmaker, P. Chabanet, S.R. Floeter, A.M. Friedlander, F. Guilhaumon, L. Vigliola, M. Kulbicki, D. Mouillot (2014) Global mismatch between species richness and vulnerability of reef fish assemblages. Ecology Letters 17: 1101-1110.

D’agata, S., D. Mouillot, M. Kulbicki, S. Andréfouët, D.R. Bellwood , J.E. Cinner, P.F. Cowman, M. Kronen, S. Pinca and L. Vigliola (2014) Human-mediated loss of phylogenetic and functional diversity in coral reef fishes. Current Biology 25: 555-560.

Bonaldo, R.M., A.S. Hoey and D.R. Bellwood (2014) The ecosystem roles of parrotfishes on tropical reefs. Oceanography and Marine Biology: an Annual Review 52: 81-132.

Brandl, S.J and D.R. Bellwood (2014) Pair formation in coral reef fishes: an ecological perspective. Oceanography and Marine Biology: an Annual Review 52: 1-80.

Hodge, J.R., L. van Herwerden and D.R. Bellwood (2014) Temporal evolution of coral reef fishes: global patterns and disparity in isolated locations. Journal of Biogeography 41: 2115-2127.

Kramer M.J., D.R. Bellwood and O. Bellwood (2014) Benthic crustacea on coral reefs: a quantitative survey. Marine Ecology Progress Series 511: 105-116.

Bellwood, D.R. , C.H.R. Goatley, S.J. Brandl and O. Bellwood (2014) Fifty million years of herbivory on coral reefs: fossils, fish and functional innovations. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B. 281: 20133046.

Kramer M. J., D.R. Bellwood and O. Bellwood (2014) Large-scale spatial variation in epilithic algal matrix cryptofaunal assemblages on the Great Barrier Reef. Marine Biology 161: 2183-2190.

Lobato,  F.L., D.R. Barneche, A.C. Siqueira, A. M.R. Liedke, A. Lindner, M.R. Pie, D.R. Bellwood , S.R. Floeter (2014) Diet and diversification in the evolution of coral reef fishes. PLoS One 9: e102094.

Brandl, S.J., A.S. Hoey and D.R. Bellwood (2014) Micro-topography mediates interactions between corals, algae, and herbivorous fishes on coral reefs. Coral Reefs 33: 421-430.

Chong-Seng, K.M., K.L. Nash, D.R. Bellwood and N.A.J. Graham (2014) Macroalgal herbivory on recovering versus degrading coral reefs. Coral Reefs 33: 409-419.

Brandl, S.J. and D.R. Bellwood (2014) Individual-based analyses reveal limited functional overlap in a coral reef fish community. Journal of Animal Ecology 83: 661-670.

Fox, R.J. and D.R. Bellwood (2014) Herbivores in a small world: network theory highlights vulnerability in the function of herbivory on coral reefs. Functional Ecology 28: 642-651.

Welsh, J.Q. and D.R. Bellwood (2014) Herbivorous fishes, ecosystem function and mobile links on coral reefs. Coral Reefs 33: 303-311.

Gaither, M., J.K. Schultz, D.R. Bellwood , R. L. Pyle, J. DiBattista, L. A. Rocha and B. W. Bowen (2014) Evolution of pygmy angelfishes: recent divergences, introgression, and the usefulness of color in taxonomy. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 74: 38-47.

Bannikov, A.F. and D.R. Bellwood (2014) A new genus and species of pomacentrid fish (Perciformes) from the Eocene of Bolca in northern Italy. Studi e Ricerche sui Giacimenti Terziari di Bolca, XV, Miscellanea Paleontologica 12: 7-14.

Goatley, C.H.R. and D.R. Bellwood (2014) Moving towards the equator: reverse range shifts in two subtropical reef fish species, Chromis nitida (Pomacentridae) and Pseudolabrus guentheri (Labridae). Marine Biodiversity Records 7: e12.

Young, M.A.L., S. Foale and D.R. Bellwood (2014) Impacts of recreational fishing in Australia: historical declines, self-regulation and evidence of an early warning system. Environmental Conservation 41: 350-356.


Mouillot, D., N.A.J. Graham, S. Villéger, N.W.H. Mason and D.R. Bellwood (2013) A functional approach reveals community responses to disturbances. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 28: 167-177.

Graham, N.A.J., D.R. Bellwood , J.E. Cinner, T.P. Hughes, A. Norström, and M. Nyström (2013) Managing resilience to reverse phase shifts in coral reefs. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 11: 541-548.

Mouillot D., D.R. Bellwood , C. Baraloto, J. Chave, R. Galzin, M. Harmelin-Vivien, M. Kulbicki, S. Lavergne, S. Lavorel, N. Mouquet, C.E.T. Paine, J. Renaud and W. Thuiller (2013) Rare species support vulnerable functions in high-diversity ecosystems. PLoS Biology 11: e1001569.

Kulbicki, M., V. Parravicini, D.R. Bellwood , E. Arias-Gonzàlez, P. Chabanet, S. R. Floeter, A. Friedlander, J. McPherson, R. E. Myers, L. Vigliola, D. Mouillot (2013) Global biogeography of reef fishes: a hierarchical quantitative delineation of regions. PLoS One 8: e81847.

Hoey, A.S., S.J. Brandl and D.R. Bellwood (2013) Diet and cross-shelf distribution of rabbitfishes (f. Siganidae) on the northern Great Barrier Reef: implications for ecosystem function. Coral Reefs 32: 973-984.

Parravicini V., M. Kulbicki, D.R. Bellwood , A.M. Friedlander, J.E. Arias-Gonzalez, P. Chabanet, S.R. Floeter, R. Myers, L. Vigliola, S. D'Agata, and D. Mouillot (2013) Global patterns and predictors of tropical reef fish species richness. Ecography 36: 1254-1262.

Goatley, C.H.R. and D.R. Bellwood (2013) Don’t let the bed bugs bite: goatfish resting aggregations on low sediment reef surfaces. Galaxea 15: 17-18.

Mouillot, D., J. DeBortoli, F. Leprieur, V. Parravicini, M. Kulbicki and D.R. Bellwood (2013) The challenge of delineating biogeographical regions: nestedness matters for Indo-Pacific coral reef fishes. Journal of Biogeography 40: 2228-2237.

Welsh, J.Q., C.H.R. Goatley and D.R. Bellwood (2013) The ontogeny of home ranges: evidence from coral reef fishes. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B. 280: 20132066.

Johansson, C.L., I.A. van de Leemput, M. Depczynski, A.S. Hoey and D.R. Bellwood (2013) Key herbivores reveal limited functional redundancy on inshore coral reefs. Coral Reefs 32: 963-972.

Goatley, C.H.R. and D.R. Bellwood (2013) Ecological consequences of sediment on high-energy coral reefs. PLoS One 8: e77737.

Nash, K., Graham N.A.J. and D.R. Bellwood (2013) Fish foraging patterns, vulnerability to fishing and implications for the management of ecosystem function across scales. Ecological Applications 23: 1632-1644.

Brandl, S.J. and D.R. Bellwood (2013) Morphology, sociality and ecology: can morphology predict pairing behaviour in coral reef fishes? Coral Reefs 32: 835-846.

Fulton C.J., S.A. Binning, P.C. Wainwright, and D.R. Bellwood (2013) Wave-induced abiotic stress shapes phenotypic diversity in a coral reef fish across a geographical cline. Coral Reefs 32: 685-689.

Cowman, P.F. and D.R. Bellwood (2013) Vicariance across major marine biogeographic barriers: temporal concordance and the relative intensity of hard versus soft barriers. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B. 280: 20131541.

Kramer, M.J., D.R. Bellwood and O. Bellwood (2013) Emergent fauna from hard surfaces on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research 64: 687-691.

Hodge, J.R., C.I. Read, D.R. Bellwood and L. van Herwerden (2013) Evolution of sympatric species: a case study of the coral reef fish genus Pomacanthus (Pomacanthidae). Journal of Biogeography 40: 1676-1687.

Brandl, S. and D.R. Bellwood (2013) Pair formation in the herbivorous rabbitfish Siganus doliatus . Journal of Fish Biology 82: 2031-2044.

Johansson, C.L., D.R. Bellwood , M. Depczynski and A.S. Hoey (2013) The distribution of the sea urchin Echinometra mathaei (de Blainville) and its predators on Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia: the implications for top-down control in an intact reef system. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 442: 39-46.

Nash, K.L., N.A.J. Graham, S.K. Wilson and D.R. Bellwood (2013) Cross-scale habitat structure drives fish body size distributions on coral reefs. Ecosystems 16: 478-490.

Fox, R.J. and D.R. Bellwood (2013) Niche partitioning of feeding microhabitats produces a unique function for rabbitfishes (Perciformes, Siganidae) on coral reefs. Coral Reefs 32: 13-23.

​Kramer, M.J., O. Bellwood and D.R. Bellwood (2013) The trophic importance of algal turfs for coral reef fishes: the crustacean link. Coral Reefs 32: 575-583.

​Cowman, P.F. and D.R. Bellwood (2013) The historical biogeography of coral reef fishes: global patterns of origination and dispersal. Journal of Biogeography 40: 209-224.


Bellwood, D.R. , A.S. Hoey and T.P. Hughes (2012) Human activity selectively impacts the ecosystem roles of parrotfishes on coral reefs. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B. 279: 1621-1629.

Bellwood, D.R. , A.H. Baird, M. Depczynski, A. Gonzalez-Cabello, A.S. Hoey, C.D. Lefevre and J.K. Tanner (2012) Coral recovery may not herald the return of fishes on damaged coral reefs. Oecologia 170: 567-573.

Hodge, J. R., C.I. Read, L. van Herwerden and D.R. Bellwood (2012) The role of peripheral endemism in species diversification: evidence from the coral reef fish genus Anampses (Family: Labridae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 62: 653-663.

Barnes, L., D.R. Bellwood , M. Sheaves, J.K. Tanner (2012) The use of clear-water non-estuarine mangroves by reef fishes on the Great Barrier Reef. Marine Biology 159: 211-220.

Welsh, J.Q. and D.R. Bellwood (2012) Spatial ecology of the steephead parrotfish ( Chlorurus microrhinos ): an evaluation using acoustic telemetry. Coral Reefs 31: 55-65.

Bonaldo, R.M., J.Q. Welsh and D.R. Bellwood (2012) Spatial and temporal variation in coral predation by parrotfishes on the GBR: evidence from an inshore reef. Coral Reefs 31: 263-272.

Welsh, J.Q. and D.R. Bellwood (2012) Regional endothermy in a coral reef fish? PLoS One 7: e33187.

Kerry, J.T. and D.R. Bellwood (2012) The effect of coral morphology on shelter selection by coral reef fishes. Coral Reefs 31: 415-424.

Nash, K.L., N.A.J. Graham, F.A. Januchowski-Hartley and D.R. Bellwood (2012) Influence of habitat condition and competition on foraging behavior of parrotfishes. Marine Ecology Progress Series 457: 113-124.

Goatley, C.H.R., A.S. Hoey and D.R. Bellwood (2012) The role of turtles as coral reef macroherbivores. PloS One 7: e39979.

Hoey, A.S., D.R. Bellwood , and A Barnett (2012) To feed or to breed: morphological constraints of mouthbrooding in coral reef cardinalfishes. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B. 279: 2426-2432.

Chong-Seng, K.M.,T.D. Mannering, M.S. Pratchett, D.R. Bellwood and N.A.J. Graham (2012) The influence of coral reef benthic c ondition on associated fish assemblages. PLoS One 7: e42167.

Welsh, J.Q., R.J. Fox, D.M. Webber and D.R. Bellwood (2012) Performance of remote acoustic receivers within a coral reef habitat: implications for array design. Coral Reefs 31: 693-702.

Young, M.A.L. and D.R. Bellwood (2012) Fish predation on sea urchins on the Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs 31: 731-738.

Leprieur, F., C. Albouy, J. De Bortoli, P.F. Cowman, D.R. Bellwood and D. Mouillot (2012) Quantifying phylogenetic beta diversity: distinguishing between ‘true’ turnover of lineages and phylogenetic diversity gradients. PLoS One 7: e42760.

Verg é s, A., S. Bennett and D.R. Bellwood (2012) Diversity among macroalgae-consuming fishes on coral reefs: a transcontinental comparison. PLoS One 7: e45543.


Welsh, J.Q. and D.R. Bellwood (2012) How far do schools of roving herbivores rove? A case study using Scarus rivulatus . Coral Reefs 31: 991-1003.

Kramer, M.J., D.R. Bellwood and O. Bellwood (2012) Cryptofauna of the epilithic algal matrix on an inshore coral reef, Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs 31: 1007-1015.

Johansson, C.L., D.R. Bellwood and M. Depczynski (2012) The importance of live coral for small-sized herbivorous reef fishes in physically challenging environments. Marine and Freshwater Research 63: 672-679.

Goatley, C.H.R. and D.R. Bellwood (2012) Sediment suppresses herbivory across a coral reef depth gradient. Biology Letters 8: 1016-1018.


Hoey, A.S. and D.R. Bellwood (2011) Suppression of herbivory by macroalgal density: a critical feedback on coral reefs? Ecology Letters 14: 267-273.

Fox, R.J. and D.R. Bellwood (2011) Unconstrained by the clock? Plastic diel activity rhythm in a tropical reef fish, Siganus lineatus (Pisces: Siganidae). Functional Ecology 25: 1096-1105.

Bonaldo, R.M. and D.R. Bellwood (2011) Parrotfish predation on massive Porites on the Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs 30: 259-269.

Lefèvre, C.D. and D.R. Bellwood (2011) Temporal variation in coral reef ecosystem processes: herbivory of macroalgae by fishes. Marine Ecology Progress Series 422: 230-251.

Bonaldo, R.M., J.P. Krajewski, and D.R. Bellwood (2011) Relative impact of parrotfish grazing scars on massive Porites on Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef. Marine Ecology Progress Series 423: 223-233.

Bennett, S. and D.R. Bellwood (2011) Latitudinal variation in macroalgal consumption by fishes on the Great Barrier Reef. Marine Ecology Progress Series 426: 241-252.

Dickens, L.C., C.H.R. Goatley, J.K. Tanner and D.R. Bellwood (2011) Quantifying relative diver effects in underwater visual censuses. PLoS One 6: e18965.

Bonaldo, R.M. and D.R. Bellwood (2011) Spatial variation in the effects of grazing on epilithic algal turfs on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Coral Reefs 30: 381-390.

Bellwood, D.R. and J.H. Choat (2011) Dangerous demographics: The lack of juvenile humphead parrotfishes Bolbometopon muricatum on the Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs 30: 549-554.

Hughes, T.P., D.R. Bellwood , A.H. Baird, J. Brodie, J.F. Bruno, and J.M. Pandolfi (2011) Shifting base-lines, declining coral cover, and the erosion of reef resilience. Comment on Sweatman et al. (2011). Coral Reefs 30: 653-660.

Young, M.A.L. and D.R. Bellwood (2011) Diel patterns in sea urchin activity and predation on sea urchins on the Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs 30: 729-736.

Konow, N. and D.R. Bellwood (2011) Evolution of trophic diversity based on limited functional disparity in the feeding apparatus of marine angelfishes (f. Pomacanthidae) PLoS One 6: e24113.

Cowman, P.F. and D.R. Bellwood (2011) Coral reefs as drivers of cladogenesis: expanding coral reefs, cryptic extinction events and the development of biodiversity hotspots. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24: 2543-2562.

Goatley, C.H.R. and D.R. Bellwood (2011) The role of dimensionality, canopies and complexity in ecosystem monitoring. PLoS One 6: e27307.


Bellwood, D.R., S. Klanten, P.F. Cowman, M.S. Pratchett, N. Konow and L. van Herwerden (2010) Evolutionary history of the butterflyfishes (f: Chaetodontidae) and the rise of coral feeding fishes. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23: 335-349.

Goatley, C.H.R., D.R. Bellwood and O. Bellwood (2010) Fishes on coral reefs: changing roles over the past 240 million years. Paleobiology 36: 415-427.

Hoey, A.S. and D.R. Bellwood (2010a) Among-habitat variation in grazing intensity on Sargassum spp. on a mid-shelf reef in the northern Great Barrier Reef.  Marine Biology 157: 189-200

Hoey, A.S. and D.R. Bellwood (2010b) Damselfish territories as a refuge for macroalgae on coral reefs. Coral Reefs 29: 107-118.

Wilson, S.K., M, Adjeroud, D.R. Bellwood et al. (2010) Crucial knowledge gaps in current understanding of climate change impacts on coral reef fishes. Journal of Experimental Biology 213: 894-900.

Bennett, S., A. Vergés and D.R. Bellwood (2010) Branching coral as a macroalgal refuge in a marginal coral reef system. Coral Reefs 29: 471-480.

Hoey, A.S. and D.R. Bellwood (2010c) Cross-shelf variation in browsing intensity on the Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs 29: 499-508.

Lefèvre, C.D. and D.R. Bellwood (2010) Seasonality and dynamics in coral reef macroalgae: variation in condition and susceptibility to herbivory. Marine Biology 157: 955-965.

Farnsworth, C., D.R. Bellwood and L. van Herwerden (2010) Genetic structure across the GBR: evidence from short-lived gobies. Marine Biology 157: 945-953.

Alva-Campbell, A., S.R. Floeter, D.R. Robertson, D.R. Bellwood and G. Bernardi (2010) Evolutionary history and modes of speciation of Holacanthus angelfishes (Pomacanthidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56: 456-461.

Johansson, C., D.R. Bellwood and M. Depczynski (2010) Sea urchins, macroalgae and coral reef decline: A functional evaluation of an intact reef system, Ningaloo, Western Australia. Marine Ecology Progress Series 414: 65-74.

Goatley, C.H.R. and D.R. Bellwood (2010) Biologically mediated sediment fluxes on coral reefs: sediment removal and off-reef transportation by the surgeonfish Ctenochaetus striatus . Marine Ecology Progress Series 415: 237-245.

Price, S.A., P.C. Wainwright, D.R. Bellwood, E. Kazancioglu, D.C. Collar and T.J. Near (2010) Functional innovations and morphological diversification in parrotfishes. Evolution 64: 3057-3068.


Bellwood, D.R. and C.P. Meyer (2009) Searching for heat in a marine biodiversity hotspot. Journal of Biogeography 36: 569-576.

Connolly, S., M. Dornelas, D.R. Bellwood and T.P. Hughes (2009) Testing species-abundance models: A new bootstrap-based approach applied to Indo-Pacific coral reefs. Ecology 90: 3138-3149.

Hoey, A.S. and D.R. Bellwood (2009) Limited functional redundancy in a high diversity system: single species dominates key ecological processes on coral reefs. Ecosystems 12: 1316-1328.

Bellwood, D.R. and C.P. Meyer (2009) Endemism and evolution in the coral triangle: a call for clarity. Journal of Biogeography 36: 2010-2012

Cvitanovic, C. and D.R. Bellwood (2009) Local variation in herbivore feeding activity on an inshore reef of the Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs 28: 127-133.

Bonaldo, R.M. and D.R. Bellwood (2009) Dynamics of parrotfish grazing scars. Marine Biology 156: 771-777.

Wismer, S., A.S. Hoey and D.R. Bellwood (2009) Cross-shelf benthic community structure on the Great Barrier Reef: relationships between macroalgal cover and herbivore biomass. Marine Ecology Progress Series 376: 45-54.

Gonzalez-Cabello, A. and D.R. Bellwood (2009) Local ecological impacts of regional biodiversity on reef fish assemblages. Journal of Biogeography 36: 1129-37.

Goatley, C.H.R. and D.R. Bellwood (2009) Morphological structure in a reef fish assemblage. Coral Reefs 28: 449-457.

Cowman, P.F., D.R. Bellwood and L. van Herwerden (2009) Dating the evolutionary origins of the wrasses (Labridae) and the rise of trophic novelty on coral reefs. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 52: 621-631.

Fox, R.J., T.L. Sunderland, A.S. Hoey, and D.R. Bellwood (2009) Estimating functional roles in coral reef ecosystems: behaviour drives contrasting roles in herbivorous fishes (f: Siganidae). Marine Ecology Progress Series 385: 261-269.


Renema, W., D.R. Bellwood , J.C. Braga, K.Bromfield, R. Hall, K.G. Johnson, P. Lunt, C.P. Meyer, L. McMonagle, R.J. Morley, A. O’dea, J.A. Todd, F.P. Wesselingh, M.E.J. Wilson, J.M. Pandolfi (2008) Hopping hotspots: global shifts in marine biodiversity. Science 321: 654-657.

Bellwood, D.R. and C.J. Fulton (2008) Sediment-mediated suppression of herbivory on coral reefs: decreasing resilience to rising sea-levels and climate change? Limnology and Oceanography 53: 2695-2701.

Hoey, A.S. and D.R. Bellwood (2008) Cross-shelf variation in the role of parrotfishes on the Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs 27: 37-47.

Konow, N., D.R. Bellwood , P.C. Wainwright, A,M. Kerr (2008)  Evolution of novel jaw joints promote trophic diversity in coral reef fishes. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 93: 545-555.

Fox, R.J. and D.R. Bellwood (2008) Direct versus indirect methods of quantifying herbivore grazing impact on a coral reef. Marine Biology 154:325-334.

Fox, R.J. and D.R. Bellwood (2008) Remote video bioassays reveal the potential feeding impact of the rabbitfish Siganus canaliculatus (f: Siganidae) on an inner shelf reef of the Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs 27: 605-615.

Johansen, J.L., D.R. Bellwood and C.J. Fulton (2008) Coral reef fishes exploit flow refuges in high flow habitats. Marine Ecology Progress Series 360:219-226.

Bonaldo, R.M. and D.R. Bellwood (2008) Size-dependent variation in the functional role of the parrotfish Scarus rivulatus on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Marine Ecology Progress Series 360:237-244.

Pratchett, M.S., P.L. Munday, S.K. Wilson, N.A.J. Graham, J.E.  Cinner, D.R. Bellwood , G.P. Jones, N.V.C. Polunin and T.R. McClanahan (2008) Effects of climate-induced coral bleaching on coral-reef fishes: ecological and economic consequences. Oceanography and Marine Biology: an Annual Review 46: 251-296.


Hughes, T.P., M.J. Rodrigues, D.R. Bellwood , D. Ceccarelli, O. Hoegh-Guldberg, L. McCook, N. Moltschaniwskyj, M.S. Pratchett, R. Steneck, and B. Willis (2007) Phase shifts, herbivory, and the resilience of coral reefs to climate change. Current Biology 17: 360-365.

Mantyka, C.S. and D.R. Bellwood (2007) Direct evaluation of macroalgal removal by herbivorous coral reef fishes. Coral Reefs 26: 435-442.

Johansen, J.L., C.J. Fulton and D.R. Bellwood (2007) Avoiding the flow: refuges expand the swimming potential of coral reef fishes. Coral Reefs 26: 577-583.

Yaakub, S.M., D.R. Bellwood and Lynne van Herwerden (2007) A rare hybridization event in two common Caribbean wrasses (genus Halichoeres ; family Labridae). Coral Reefs 26: 597-602.

Johansen, J.L., C.J. Fulton and D.R. Bellwood (2007) Estimating the sustained swimming ability of coral reef fishes. Marine and Freshwater Research 58: 233-239.

Job, S. and D.R. Bellwood (2007) Ultraviolet photosensitivity and feeding in larval and juvenile coral reef fishes. Marine Biology 151: 495-503.

Fox, R.J. and D.R. Bellwood (2007) Quantifying herbivory across a coral reef depth gradient. Marine Ecology Progress Series 339: 49-59.

Mantyka, C.S. and D.R. Bellwood (2007) Macroalgal grazing selectivity among herbivorous coral reef fishes. Marine Ecology Progress Series 352: 177-185.

Hoey, A.S. and D.R. Bellwood (2008) Cross-shelf variation in the role of parrotfishes on the Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs 27: 37-47.

Depczynski, M., C.J. Fulton, M.J. Marnane and D.R. Bellwood (2007) Life history patterns shape energy allocation among fishes on coral reefs. Oecologia 153: 111-120.

Hughes, T.P., L. Gunderson, C. Folke, A. Baird, D.R. Bellwood , F. Berkes, B. Crona, A. Helfgott, H. Leslie, J. Norberg, M. Nyström,  P. Olsson,  H. Österblom, M. Scheffer, H. Schuttenberg, R.S. Steneck, M. Tengö, M. Troell, B. Walker, J. Wilson and B. Worm. (2007) Adaptive management of the Great Barrier Reef and the Grand Canyon World Heritage Areas. Ambio 36: 586-592.


Berkes, F., T.P. Hughes, R.S. Steneck, J.A. Wilson, D.R. Bellwood , B. Crona, C. Folke, L.H. Gunderson, H.M. Leslie, J. Norberg, M. Nystrom, P. Olsson, H. Osterblom, M. Schaeffer, B. Worm. (2006). Globalization, roving bandits and marine resources. Science 311: 1557-1558.

Bellwood, D.R. , T.P. Hughes and A.S. Hoey (2006) Sleeping functional group drives coral reef recovery. Current Biology 16: 2434-2439.

Bellwood, D.R. , A.S. Hoey, J.L. Ackerman and M. Depczynski  (2006) Coral bleaching, reef fish community phase shifts and the resilience of coral reefs. Global Change Biology 12: 1587-1594.

Bellwood, D.R. , P.C. Wainwright, C.J. Fulton and A.S. Hoey (2006) Functional versatility supports coral reef biodiversity. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B. 273: 101-107.

Read, C.I., D.R. Bellwood and L van Herwerden (2006) Ancient origins of Indo-Pacific coral reef fish biodiversity: a case study of the leopard wrasses (Labridae: Macropharyngodon ) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 38: 808-819.

Yaakub, S.M., D.R. Bellwood , L. van Herwerden, F.M. Walsh (2006) Hybridization in coral reef fishes: introgression and bi-directional gene exchange in Thalassoma (Family Labridae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 40: 84-100.

Barnett, A., D.R. Bellwood , and A.S. Hoey (2006) Trophic ecomorphology of cardinalfish (Apogonidae). Marine Ecology Progress Series 322: 249-257.

Depczynski, M. and D.R. Bellwood (2006) Extremes, plasticity and invariance in vertebrate life history traits: insights from coral reef fishes. Ecology 87: 3119-3127.

Hughes, T.P., D.R. Bellwood , C.S. Folke, L.J. McCook and J.M. Pandolfi (2006) No-take areas, herbivory and coral reef resilience. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 22: 1-3.


Depczynski, M. and D.R. Bellwood (2005) Shortest recorded vertebrate lifespan found in a coral reef fish. Current Biology 15: R288-289.

Connolly, S., T.P. Hughes, D.R. Bellwood and R.H. Karlson (2005) Community structure in corals and reef fishes at multiple scales. Science 309: 1363-1365.

Bellwood, D.R. , T.P. Hughes, S.R. Connolly and J. Tanner (2005) Environmental and geometric constraints on Indo-Pacific coral reef biodiversity. Ecology Letters 8: 643-651.

Fulton, C.J. and D.R. Bellwood (2005) Wave-induced water motion and the functional implications for coral reef fish assemblages. Limnology and Oceanography 50: 255-264.

Barber, P.H. and D.R. Bellwood (2005) Biodiversity hotspots: evolutionary origins of biodiversity in wrasses ( Halichoeres : Labridae) in the
Indo-Pacific and New World tropics. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 35: 235-253.

Konow, N. and D.R. Bellwood (2005) Prey-capture in Pomacanthus semicirculatus (Teleostei, Pomacanthidae): functional implications of intramandibular joints in marine angelfishes. Journal of Experimental Biology 208: 1421-1433.

Fulton, C.J., D.R. Bellwood and P.C. Wainwright (2005) Wave energy and swimming performance shape coral reef fish assemblages. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B. 272: 872-832.

Hughes, T.P., D.R. Bellwood , C. Folke, R.S. Steneck, J. Wilson (2005) New paradigms for supporting resilience of marine ecosystems Trends in Ecology and Evolution 20: 380-386.

Westneat, M.W., M.E. Alfaro, P.C. Wainwright, D.R. Bellwood , J.R. Grubich, J.L. Fessler, K.D. Clements, L.L. Smith (2005) Local phylogenetic divergence and global evolutionary convergence of skull function in reef fishes of the family Labridae. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B. 272: 993-1000.

Barnett, A. and D.R. Bellwood (2005) Sexual dimorphism in the buccal cavity of paternal mouthbrooding cardinalfishes (Pisces: Apogonidae). Marine Biology 148: 205-212.

Depczynski, M. and D.R. Bellwood (2005) Wave energy and spatial variability in community structure of small cryptic coral reef fishes. Marine Ecology Progress Series 303: 283-293.


Fulton, C.J. and D.R. Bellwood (2004) Wave exposure, swimming performance, and the structure of tropical and temperate reef fish assemblages. Marine Biology 144: 429-437.

Schultz, O. and D.R. Bellwood (2004) Trigonodon oweni and Asima jugleri are different parts of the same species Trigonodon jugleri , a chiseltooth wrasse from the Lower and Middle Miocene in Central Europe (Osteichthyes, Labridae, Trigonodontidae). Annalen Naturhistorisches Museum Wien 105: 287-305.

Wainwright, P.C., D. R. Bellwood , M.W. Westneat, J.R. Grubich and A.S. Hoey (2004) A functional morphospace for the skull of labrid fishes: patterns of diversity in a complex biomechanical system. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 82: 1-25.

Ackerman, J.L., D.R. Bellwood and J.H. Brown (2004) The contribution of small individuals to density-body size relationships: examination of energetic equivalence in reef fishes. Oecologia 139: 568-571.

Bellwood, D.R. , T.P. Hughes, C. Folke and M. Nystrom (2004) Confronting the Coral Reef Crisis. Nature 429: 827-833.

Bellwood, D.R. , L. van Herwerden, and N. Konow (2004) Evolution and biogeography of marine angelfishes (Pisces: Pomacanthidae) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 33: 140-155.

Depczynski, M. and D.R. Bellwood (2004) Microhabitat utilization patters in cryptobenthic reef fish communities. Marine Biology 145: 455-463.

Bellwood, D.R. and A. Hoey (2004) Feeding in Mesozoic fishes: a functional perspective. In: Tintori, A. and G. Arratia (eds.) Mesozoic Fishes 3 , Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfiel, Munich. pp. 369-349.

Bellwood, D.R. (2003) Origins and escalation of herbivory in fishes: a functional perspective. Paleobiology 29: 71-83.

Bellwood, D.R. , A. Hoey, and J.H. Choat (2003). Limited functional redundancy in high diversity systems: resilience and ecosystem function on coral reefs. Ecology Letters 6: 281-285.

Wilson, S., D.R. Bellwood , J.H. Choat and M. Furnas (2003). Detritus in coral reef ecosystems and its use by coral reef fishes. Oceanography and Marine Biology, an Annual Review 41: 279-309.

Ackerman, J.A. and D.R. Bellwood (2003). The contribution of small individuals to density-body size relationships. Oecologia 136: 137-140.

Wallace, C.C., G. Paulay, B.W. Hoeksema, D.R. Bellwood , P.A. Hutchings, P.H. Barber, M. Erdmann, M. and J. Wolstenholme (2003) Nature and origins of unique high diversity reef faunas in the Bay of Tomini, Central Sulawesi: The ultimate “center of diversity”? Proc. 9th Int. Coral Reef Symp. Bali. 1: 185-192.

Depczynski, M. and D.R. Bellwood (2003) The role of cryptobenthic reef fishes in coral reef trophodynamics. Marine Ecology Progress Series 256: 183-191.

Hughes, T.P., A. Baird, D.R. Bellwood , M. Card, S.R. Connolly, C. Folke, R. Grosberg, O. Hoegh-Guldberg, J.B.C. Jackson, J. Kleypas, J.M. Lough, P. Marshall, M. Nyström, S.R. Palumbi, J.M. Pandolfi, B. Rosen and J. Roughgarden (2003). Climate Change, Human Impacts, and the Resilience of Coral Reefs. Science 301: 929-933.

Hughes, T.P., A.H. Baird, D.R. Bellwood et al. (2003) Causes of coral reef degradation: response. Science 302:1503

Connolly, S., D.R. Bellwood , and T.P. Hughes (2003) Indo-Pacific biodiversity of coral reefs: deviations from a mid-domain model. Ecology 84: 2178-2190

Elliott, J. and D.R. Bellwood (2003) Alimentary tract morphology and diet in three coral reef fish families. Journal of Fish Biology 63: 1598-1609.

Fisher, R. and D.R. Bellwood (2003) Undisturbed swimming behaviour and nocturnal activity of coral reef fish larvae. Marine Ecology Progress Series 263: 177-188.

Ferry-Graham, L.A., P.C. Wainwright, M.W. Westneat, and D.R. Bellwood (2002) Mechanisms of benthic prey capture in labrid fishes. Marine Biology 141: 819-830.

Bellwood, D.R. (2002) Scaridae. FAO identification guide to the Western Central Pacific 6: 3468-3492. FAO Rome.

Fulton, C.J. and D.R. Bellwood (2002) Patterns of foraging in labrid fishes. Marine Ecology Progress Series 226: 135-142.

Fisher, R. and D.R. Bellwood (2002). A light trap design for stratum-specific sampling of reef fish larvae. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 269: 27-37.

Marnane, M.J. and D.R. Bellwood (2002) Diet and nocturnal foraging in cardinalfishes (Apogonidae) at One Tree Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Marine Ecology Progress Series 231: 261-268.

Baird, A.H., D.R. Bellwood , J.H. Connell, H.V. Cornell, T.P. Hughes, R.H. Karlson and B.R. Rosen (2002) Coral reef biodiversity and conservation. Science 296: 1026-1027.

Bellwood, D.R. and P.C. Wainwright (2002) The history and biogeography of fishes on coral reefs. In: Sale, P.F. (ed.) Coral Reef Fishes. Dynamics and Diversity in a Complex Ecosystem , Academic Press, San Diego, pp. 5-32.

Wainwright, P.C. and D.R. Bellwood (2002) Ecomorphology of feeding in coral reef fishes. In: Sale, P.F. (ed.) Coral Reef Fishes. Dynamics and Diversity in a Complex Ecosystem , Academic Press, San Diego, pp. 33-55.

Fisher, R. and D.R. Bellwood (2002) The influence of swimming speed on sustained swimming performance of late-stage reef fish larvae. Marine Biology 140: 801-807.

Ackerman J.L. and D.R. Bellwood (2002). Comparative efficiency of clove oil vs. rotenone for sampling tropical reef fish assemblages. Journal of Fish Biology 60: 893-901.

Streelman, J.T., M. Alfaro, M.W. Westneat, D.R. Bellwood and S.A. Karl. (2002) Evolutionary history of the parrotfishes: biogeography, ecomorphology and comparative diversity. Evolution 56: 961-971.

Fulton, C.J. and D.R. Bellwood (2002) Ontogenetic habitat use in labrid fishes: an ecomorphological perspective. Marine Ecology Progress Series 236: 255-262.

Wainwright, P.C., D.R. Bellwood and M.W. Westneat (2002).  Ecomorphology of locomotion in labrid fishes. Environmental Biology of Fishes 65: 47-62.

Bellwood, D.R. , P.C. Wainwright, C.J. Fulton and A.S. Hoey (2002) Assembly rules and functional groups at global biogeographic scales. Functional Ecology 16: 557-562

Hughes, T.P., D.R. Bellwood and S. Connolly (2002) Biodiversity hotspots, centres of endemicity, and the conservation of coral reefs. Ecology Letters 5: 775-784.

Ferry-Graham, L.A., P.C. Wainwright, and D.R. Bellwood (2001) Prey capture in long-jawed butterflyfishes (Chaetodontidae): the functional basis of novel feeding habits. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 256: 167-184.

Bellwood, D.R. and R. Fisher (2001) Relative swimming speeds in reef fish larvae. Marine Ecology Progress Series 211: 299-303.

Ferry-Graham, L. A., P. C. Wainwright, C.D. Hulsey, and D. R. Bellwood (2001) Evolution and mechanics of long jaws in butterflyfishes (Family Chaetodontidae). Journal of Morphology 248: 120-143.

Bellwood, D.R. and T.P. Hughes (2001) Regional-scale assembly rules and biodiversity of coral reefs. Science 292: 1532-1534.

Fulton C.J., D.R. Bellwood and P.C. Wainwright (2001) The relationship between swimming ability and habitat use in wrasses (Labridae). Marine Biology 139: 25-33.

Ferry-Graham L.A, P.C. Wainwright, M.W. Westneat, and D.R. Bellwood (2001) Modulation of prey capture kinematics in the wrasse Oxycheilinus digrammus (Teleostei: Labridae). Journal of Experimental Zoology 290: 88-100.

Purcell, S.W. and D.R. Bellwood (2001) Spatial patterns of epilithic algal and detrital resources on a windward coral reef. Coral Reefs 20: 117-125.

Bellwood, D.R. and P.C. Wainwright (2001) Locomotion in labrid fishes: implications for habitat use and cross-shelf biogeography on the Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs 20: 139-150.

Fisher, R. and D.R. Bellwood (2001) Effects of feeding on the sustained swimming abilities of late stage larval Amphiprion melanopus . Coral Reefs 20: 151-154.

Job, S.D. and D.R. Bellwood (2000) Light sensitivity in larval fishes: implications for vertical zonation in the pelagic zone. Limnology and Oceanography 45: 362-371.

Wainwright, P.C., M.W. Westneat and D.R. Bellwood (2000) Linking feeding behaviour and jaw mechanics in fishes. In: Domenici, P., Blake, R.W. (eds.), Biomechanics in Animal Behaviour , BIOS Scientific Publishers, Oxford. pp 207-221.

Bellwood, D.R. and J.E. Randall (2000) Pseudojuloides severnsi , a new species of wrasse from Indonesia and Sri Lanka (Perciformes: Labridae). Journal of South Asian Natural History 5: 1-5.

Fisher, R., D.R. Bellwood and S.D. Job (2000) The development of swimming abilities in reef fish larvae. Marine Ecology Progress Series 202: 163-173.

Ackerman, J.L. and D.R. Bellwood (2000) Reef fish assemblages: a re-evaluation using enclosed rotenone stations. Marine Ecology Progress Series 206: 227-237.

Bellwood, D.R. (1999) Fossil pharyngognath fishes from Monte Bolca, Italy, with a description of a new pomacentrid genus and species. Studi e Ricerche sui Giacimenti Terziari di Bolca, Miscellanea Palaeontologica, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona. VIII: 207-217.

Bellwood, D.R. , J.M. Leis and I.C. Stobutzki (1998) Fishery and reef management. Science 279:2019-2020.

Stobutzki, I.C. and D.R. Bellwood (1998) Nocturnal orientation to reefs by late pelagic stage coral reef fishes. Coral Reefs 17: 103-110.

Bellwood, D.R. (1998) What are reef fishes? Comment on the report by D. R. Robertson: Do coral reef fish faunas have a distinctive taxonomic structure? Coral Reefs 17: 187-189

Choat, J.H. and D.R. Bellwood (1998) Wrasses and parrotfishes. In: Paxton, J.R. and W.N. Eschmeyer (eds.) Encyclopedia of Animals: Fishes 2nd ed. Weldon Owen. pp 209-213.

Stobutzki, I.C. and D.R. Bellwood (1997) Sustained swimming abilities of the late pelagic stages of coral reef fishes. Marine  Ecology Progress  Series 149: 35-41.

Wilson, S. and D.R. Bellwood (1997) Cryptic dietary components of territorial damselfishes (Pomacentridae, Labroidei). Marine Ecology Progress Series 153: 299-310.

Marnane, M.J. and D.R. Bellwood (1997) Marker technique for investigating gut throughput rates in coral reef fishes. Marine Biology 129: 15-22.

Bellwood, D.R. (1997) Reef fish biogeography: habitat associations, fossils and phylogenies. Proc. 8th. Int. Coral Reef Symp., Panama 1: 379-384.

Bellwood, D.R. (1996) Coral reef crunchers. Nature Australia 25: 48-55.

Bellwood, D.R. (1996) The Eocene fishes of Monte Bolca: the earliest coral reef fish assemblage Coral Reefs 15: 11-19.

Bellwood, D.R. (1996) Production and reworking of sediment by parrotfishes (family Scaridae), on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Marine Biology 125: 795-800.

Job, S.D. and D.R. Bellwood (1996) Visual acuity and feeding in larval Premnas biaculeatus (Labroidei: Pomacentridae). Journal of Fish Biology 48: 952-963.

Bellwood, D.R. and L. Sorbini (1996) A review of the fossil record of the Pomacentridae (Teleostei: Labroidei) with a description of a new genus and species from the Eocene of Monte Bolca, Italy. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 117: 159-174.

Bellwood, D.R. (1995) Direct estimate of bioerosion by two parrotfish species Chlorurus gibbus and Chlorurus sordidus on the Great Barrier Reef. Marine Biology 121: 419-430.

Bellwood, D.R. (1995) Carbonate transport and intrareefal patterns of bioerosion and sediment release by parrotfishes (family Scaridae) on the Great Barrier Reef. Marine Ecology Progress Series 117: 127-136.

Hall, K. and D.R. Bellwood (1995) Histological effects of cyanide, stress and starvation on the intestinal mucosa of Pomacentrus coelestis , a marine aquarium fish species. Journal of Fish Biology 47:438-454.

Bellwood, D.R. (1995) Scaridae. Guia FAO para la identificacion de especies para los fines de la pesca, Pacifico Centro-Oriental III: 1419-1426. ( FAO species identification guide: Fishes of the Eastern Central Pacific ). FAO.

Bellwood, D.R. (1995) A new Eocene fossil fish Sorbinia caudopunctata gen. et sp. nov. (Perciformes: Labroidei) from Monte Bolca, Italy. Bollitin Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona 19 (1995): 461-474.

Galetto, M.J. and D.R. Bellwood (1994) Digestion of algae by Stegastes nigricans and Amphiprion akindynos (Pisces: Pomacentridae), with an evaluation of methods used in digestibility studies. Journal of Fish Biology 44: 415-428.

Bellwood, D.R. (1994) A phylogenetic study of the parrotfishes family Scaridae (Pisces: Labroidei), with a revision of genera. Records of the Australian Museum Supplement 20: 1-84.

Stobutzki, I.C. and D.R. Bellwood (1994) A methodology for studying the sustained swimming abilities of pre- and post-settlement coral reef fishes. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 175: 275-286.

Choat, J.H. and D.R. Bellwood (1994) Wrasses and parrotfishes. In: Paxton, J.R. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Animals: Fishes, Weldon Owen. pp 211-215.

Cione, A.L., M.M. Azpelicueta and D.R. Bellwood (1994) An oplegnathid fish from the Eocene of Antarctica. Paleontology 37: 931-940.

Purcell, S. and D.R. Bellwood (1993) A functional analysis of food procurement in two species of surgeonfish, Acanthurus nigrofuscus and Ctenochaetus striatus (f. Acanthuridae). Environmental Biology of Fishes 37: 139-159.

Bellwood, D.R. and O. Schultz (1991) A review of the fossil record of the parrotfishes (Labroidei: Scaridae) with a description of a new Calotomus species from the Middle Miocene (Badenian) of Austria. Annalen Naturhistorisches Museum Wien 92: 55-71.

Choat, J.H. and D.R. Bellwood (1991) Reef fishes: their history and evolution. In: Sale, P.F. (ed.) The Ecology of Fishes on Coral Reefs, Academic Press. pp. 39-66.

Bellwood, D.R. and J.H. Choat (1990) A functional analysis of grazing in parrotfishes (family Scaridae): the ecological implications. Environmental Biology of Fishes 28: 189-214.

Bellwood, D.R. (1990) A new fossil fish Phyllopharyngodon longipinnis gen. et sp. nov. (family Labridae) from the Eocene, Monte Bolca, Italy. Studi e Ricerche sui giacimenti terziari di Bolca, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona 6:149-160.

Bellwood, D.R. and J.H. Choat (1989) A description of the juvenile phase colour patterns of 24 parrotfish species (Family Scaridae) from the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Records of the Australian Museum 41: 1-41.

Bellwood, D.R. and O.S. Perez (1989) Sexual differences in the absolute growth pattern of the Indo-Pacific sandy shore crab, Matuta lunaris
Forskål. Journal of Zoology 218: 603-608.

Perez, O.S. and D.R. Bellwood (1989) Observations on the mating behaviour of the sandy shore crab Matuta lunaris , with notes on the reproductive behaviour of the Matutinae. Crustaceana 57: 1-8.

Bellwood, D.R. and A.C. Alcala (1988) The effect of a minimum length specification on visual estimates of density and biomass of coral reef fishes. Coral Reefs 7: 23-27.

Bellwood, D.R. (1988) Seasonal changes in the size and composition of the fish yield from the reefs around Apo Island, Central Philippines, with notes on methods of yield estimation. Journal of Fish Biology 32: 881-893.

Bellwood, D.R. (1988) Ontogenetic changes in the diet of early post-settlement Scarus species. Journal of Fish Biology 33: 213-219.

Bellwood, D.R. (1988) The juvenile colour patterns of two Scarus species from the Western Pacific, S. prasiog­nathos and S. tricolor . Journal of Natural History 22: 1677-1682.

Clements, K.C. and D.R. Bellwood (1988) A comparison of the feeding mechanisms of two herbivorous labroid fishes, Odax pullus and Scarus rubroviolaceus . Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 39: 87-107.

Perez, O.S. and D.R. Bellwood (1988) Ontogenetic changes in the natural diet of the sandy shore crab, Matuta lunaris (Forskål) (Brachyura: Calappidae). Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 39: 193-199.

Choat, J.H. and D.R. Bellwood (1985) Interactions amongst  herbivorous reef fishes on a coral reef: influence of spatial variation. Marine Biology 89: 221-234.

Bellwood, D.R. (1981) Two new species of Cardiodectes Wilson (Copepoda: Siphonostomatoidea). Systematic Parasitology 2: 149-156.

Bellwood, D.R. (1981) An investigation into the long term histological effects of sodium cyanide doses upon the gastro-intestinal tract of Dascyllus trimaculatus . Part I. Freshwater and Marine Aquarium 4: 31-35, 75-76.

Bellwood, D.R. (1981) An investigation into the long term histological effects of sodium cyanide doses upon the gastro-intestinal tract of Dascyllus trimaculatus . Part II. Freshwater and Marine Aquarium 4: 7-9, 87-88.

Boxshall, G.A. and D.R. Bellwood (1981) A redescription of Lepeophtheirus ericsoni Thomson, 1891 and some comparisons with L. scutiger Shiino 1952 and a new species L. sheni (Crustacea: Copepoda). Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 11: 75-85.