Scientific publications


McKenzie LJ, Yoshida RL, Aini JW, Andréfouet S, Colin PL, Cullen-Unsworth LC, Hughes AT, Payri C, Rota M, Shaw C, Skelton PA, Tsuda RT, Vuki V, Unsworth RKF (2021) Seagrass ecosystems of the Pacific Island Countries and Territories: A global bright spot. Marine Pollution Bulletin 167:112308. McKenzie LJ, Yoshida RL, Aini JW, Andréfouet S, Colin PL, Cullen-Unsworth LC, Hughes AT, Payri CE, Rota M, Shaw C, Tsuda RT, Vuki V, Unsworth RKF (2021) Seagrass ecosystem contributions to people's quality of life in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories. Marine Pollution Bulletin 167: 112307.
Thiault L, Jupiter SD, Johnson JE, Cinner JE, Jarvis RM, Heron SF, Maina JM, Marshall NA, Marshall PA, Claudet J (2021) Harnessing the potential of vulnerability assessments for managing social-ecological systems. Ecology and Society 26:1.


Albert J, Bogard J, Siota F, McCarter J, Diatalau S, Maelaua J, Brewer T, Andrew N (2020) Malnutrition in rural Solomon Islands: An analysis of the problem and its drivers. Maternal & Child Nutrition 16:e12921. DOI: 12910.11111/mcn.12921

Bennett NJ, Finkbeiner EM, Ban NC, Belhabib D, Jupiter SD, Kittinger JN, Mangubhai S, Scholtens J, Gill D, Christie P (2020) The COVID-19 pandemic, small-scale fisheries and coastal communities. Coastal Management 48:336-347

Grantham HS, Duncan A, Evans TD, Jones K, Beyer H, Shuster R, Walston J, Ray J, Robinson J, Callow M, Clairs T, Clements T, Costa H, DeGemmis A, Elsen P, Franco P, Gibbs D, Goldman L, Goetz S, Hansen A, Jantz P, Jupiter S, Kang A, Langhammer P, Laurance W, Lieberman S, Linkie M, Malhi Y, Maxwell S, Mendes M, Mittermeier R, Murray N, Possingham H, Radachowsky J, Samper C, Silverman J, Shapiro A, Stolle F, Stevens T, Strassburg B, Taff G, Taylor R, Tear T, Tizard R, Visconti P, Wang S, Weisee M, Watson JEM (2020) Modification of forests by people means only 40% of remaining forests have high ecosystem integrity. Nature Communications DOI:10.1038/s41467-020-19493-3

Hughes AT, Hamilton RJ, Choat JH, Rhodes KL (2020) Declining grouper spawning aggregations in Western Province, Solomon Islands, signal the need for a modified management approach. PLoS ONE 15:e0230485.

Hutley N, Boselalu M, Wenger A, Grinham A, Gibbes B, Albert S (2020) Evaluating the effect of data-richness and model complexity in the prediction of coastal sediment loading in Solomon Islands. Environmental Research Letters 15:124044.

Jenkins A, Jupiter SD, Capon A, Horwitz P, Negin J (2020) Nested ecology and emergence in pandemics. The Lancet Planetary Health 4:e303.

MacNeil A, Chapman D, Heupel M, Simpfendorfer C, Heithaus M, Meekan M, Harvey E, Goetze J, Cinner J, Kiszka J, Bond M, Currey-Randall L, Speed C, Sherman C, Rees M, Udyawer V, Flowers K, Clementi G, Valentin-Albanese J, Gorham T, Adam S, Ali K, Pina-Amargos F, Angulo-Valdes J, Asher J, Barcia L, Beaufort O, Benjamin C, Bernardi A, Berumen M, Bierwagen S, Bonema E, Bown R, Bradley D, Brooks E, Brown J, Buddo D, Burke P, Caceres C, Cardenosa D, Carrier J, Caselle J, Charloo V, Claverie T, Clua E, Cochrane J, Cook N, Cramp J, D’Alberto B, de Graffe M, Dornhege M, Estep A, Farabough F, Fernando D, Flam A, Floros C, Fourquean V, Garla R, Gastrich K, George L, Graham R, Guttridge T, Hardenstine R, Heck S, Henderson A, Hertler H, Hueter R, Johnson M, Jupiter S, Kessel S, Kiilu B, Kirata T, Kuguru B, Kyne F, Langlois T, Ledee E, Lindfield S, Maggs J, Manjaji-Matsumoto M, Marshall A, Matich P, McCombs E, McLean D, Meggs L, Moore S, Murray R, Muslimin M, Newman S, Nogues J, Obuta C, O’Shea O, Osuka K, Papastamatiou Y, Perera N, Peterson B, Ponzo A, Prasetyo A, Quinlan J, Ruiz-Abierno A, Sala E, Samoilys M, Scharer-Umpierre M, Schlaff A, Simpson N, Smith A, Sparks L, Tadurrbannna A, Torres R, Travers M, Van Zinnicq Bergmann M, Vigliola L, Ward J, Watts A, Wen C, Whitman E, Wirsing A, Wothke A, Zarza E (2020) Global status and conservation potential of reef sharks. Nature 583:801-806

McClanahan TR, Maina JM, Darling ES, Muthiga NA, D’agata S, Leblond J, Arthur R, Jupiter SD, Wilson SK, Mangubhai S, Ussi AM, Guillaume MMM, Humphries AT, Patankar V, Shredawi G, Julius P, Ndagala J, Grimsditch G (2020) Large geographic variability in the resistance of corals to thermal stress. Global Ecology and Biogeography DOI:10.1111/geb.13191

McClanahan TR, Darling ES, Maina JM, Muthiga NA, D’agata S, Leblonde J, Arthur R, Jupiter SD, Wilson SK, Mangubhai S, Ussi AM, Guillaume MMM, Humphries AT, Patankar VJ, Shedrawi G, Pagu J, Grimsditch G (2020) Highly variable taxa-specific coral bleaching responses to thermal stress. Marine Ecology Progress Series 648:135-151

Narayan S, Esteban M, Albert S, Jamero ML, Crichton R, Heck N, Goby G, Jupiter S (2020) Local adaptation responses to coastal hazards in small island communities: insights from 4 Pacific nations. Environmental Science & Policy 104:199-207

Sterling EJ, Pascua P, Sigouin A, Gazit N, Mandle L, Betley E, Aini J, Albert S, Caillon S, Caselle JE, Cheng SH, Claudet J, Dacks R, Darling ES, Filardi C, Jupiter SD, Mawyer A, Mejia M, Morishige K, Nainoca W, Parks J, Tanguay J, Ticktin T, Vave R, Wase V, Wongbusarakum S, McCarter J (2020) Creating a space for place and multidimensional well-being: Lessons learned from localizing the SDGs. Sustainability Science 15:1129-1147

Wenger A, Harris D, Weber S, Vaghi F, Nand Y, Naisilisili N, Hughes A, Delevaux J, Klein, C, Watson J, Mumby P, Jupiter S (2020) Best-practice forestry management delivers diminishing returns for coral reefs with increased land-clearing. Journal of Applied Ecology 57:2382-2392


Beger M, Wendt H, Sullivan J, Mason C, LeGrand J, Davey K, Jupiter S, Ceccarelli D, Dempsey A, Edgar G, Feary D, Fenner D, Guana M, Grice H, Kirmani SN, Mangubhai S, Purkis S, Richards Z, Rotjan R, Stuart-Smith R, Sykes H, Yakub N, Bauman A, Hughes A, Raubani J, Lewis A, Fernandes L (2019) Marine bioregions in the Southwest Pacific to support integrated ocean governance. Marine Pollution Bulletin 150:110710

Carvalho P, Jupiter S, Januchowski-Hartley F, Goetze J, Claudet J, Weeks R, Humphries A, White C (2019) Optimized fishing through periodically harvested closures. Journal of Applied Ecology 56:1927-1936

Dacks R, Ticktin T, Mawyer A, Caillon S, Claudet J, Fabre P, Jupiter S, McCarter J, Mejia M, Pascua P, Sterling E, Wongbusarakum S (2019) Developing biological indicators for resource management. Conservation Science and Practice. 1: e38. DOI:10.1111/csp2.38

Darling ES, McClanahan TR, Maina J, Gurney GG, Graham NAJ, Januchowski-Hartley F, Cinner JE, Mora C, Hicks CC, Maire E, Puotinen M, Skirving WJ, Adjeroud M, Ahmadia A, Arthur R, Bauman AG, Beger M, Berumen ML, Bigot L, Bouwmeester J, Brenier A, Bridge TCL, Brown E, Campbell SJ, Cannon S, Cauvin B, Chen CA, Claudet J, Denis V, Donner S, Estradivari, Fadli N, Feary DA, Fenner D, Fox H, Franklin EC, Friedlander A, Gilmour J, Goiran C, Guest J, Hobbs J-PA, Hoey AS, Houk P, Johnson S, Jupiter SD, Kayal M, Kuo C-y, Lamb J, Lee MAC, Low J, Muthiga N, Muttaqin E, Nand Y, Nash KL, Nedlic O, Pandolfi JM, Pardede S, Patankar V, Penin L, Ribas-Deulofeu L, Richards Z, Roberts TE, Rodgers KS, Safuan CDM, Sala E, Shedrawi G, Sin TM, Smallhorn-West P, Smith JE, Sommer B, Steinberg PD, Sutthacheep M, Tan CHJ, Williams GJ, Wilson S, Yeemin T, Bruno JF, Fortin M-J, Krkosek M, Mouillot D (2019) Social-environmental drivers inform strategic management of coral reefs in the Anthropocene. Nature Ecology & Evolution

Gurney GG, Darling ES, Jupiter SD, Mangubhai S, McClanahan TR, Lestari P, Pardede S, Campbell SJ, Fox M, Naisilisili W, Muthiga NA, D’agata S, Holmes KE, Rossi N (2019) Implementing a social-ecological systems framework for conservation monitoring: lessons from a multi-country coral reef program. Biological Conservation 240: 108298

Hamilton RJ, Hughes A, Brown CJ, Leve T, Kama W (2019) Community-based management fails to halt declines of bumphead parrotfish and humphead wrasse in Roviana Lagoon, Solomon Islands. Coral Reefs 38:455-465

Jupiter S, McCarter J, Hughes A, Albert S, Grinham A (2019) Solomon Islands: Coastal and marine ecosystems. Pp. 855-874 in: Sheppard C (ed) World Seas: An Environmental Evaluation – Vol. 2. Elsevier, Oxford

McClanahan TR, Darling ES, Maina JM, Muthiga NA, D’agata S, Jupiter SD, Arthur R, Wilson SK, Mangubhai S, Nand Y, Ussi AM, Humphries AT, Patankar VJ, Guillaume MMM, Keith SA, Shedrawi G, Julius P, Grimsditch G, Ndagala J, Leblond J (2019) Temperature patterns and mechanisms influencing coral bleaching during the 2016 El Niño. Nature Climate Change 9: 845-851


Goetze JS, Langlois TJ, McCarter J, Simpfendorfer C, Hughes A, Leve JT, Jupiter SD (2018) Drivers of reef shark abundance and biomass in Solomon Islands. PLoS ONE 13:e0200960.

McCarter J, Sterling EJ. Jupiter SD, Cullman G, Albert S, Basi M, Betley E, Boseto D, Bulehite ES, Harron R, Holland PS, Horning N, Hughes A, Jino N, Malone C, Mauli S, Pae B, Papae R, Rence F, Revo O, Taqala E, Taqu M, Woltz H, Filardi CF (2018) Biocultural approaches to well-being indicator development in the Solomon Islands. Ecology & Society 23(1): 32.

Wenger AS, Falinski K, Atkinson S, Santini T, Hutley N, Albert S, Horning N, Watson JEM, Mumby PJ, Jupiter SD (2018) Predicting the impact of logging activities on soil erosion and water quality in steep, forested tropical islands. Environmental Research Letters 13: 044035.


Jupiter S (2017) Culture, kastom and conservation in Melanesia: what happens when worldviews collide? Pacific Conservation Biology 23:139-145

Jupiter SD, Wenger A, Klein CJ, Albert S, Mangubhai S, Nelson J, Teneva L, Tulloch VJ, White AT, Watson JEM (2017) Opportunities and constraints for implementing integrated land-sea management on islands. Environmental Conservation 44:254-266

Sterling EJ, Filardi C, Newell J, Albert S, Alvira D, Bergamini N, Betley E, Blair M, Boseto D, Burrows K, Bynum N, Caillon S, Caselle JE, Claudet J, Cullman G, Dacks R, Eyzaguirre PB, Gazit N, Gray S, Herrera J, Kenilorea P, Kinney K, Kurashima N, Macey S, Mauli S, McCarter J, McMillen H, Pascua P, Pikacha P, Porzecanski AL, de Robert P, Salpeteur M, Sigouin A, Sirikolo M, Stege M, Stege K, Ticktin T, Toomey A, Vave R, Wali A, West P, Winter KB, Jupiter SD (2017) Biocultural approaches to well-being and sustainability indicators across scales. Nature: Ecology & Evolution 1: 1798–1806

Sterling E, Ticktin T, Morgan K, Cullman G, Alvira D, Andrade P, Bergamini N, Betley E, Burrows K, Caillon S, Claudet J, Dacks R, Eyzaguirre P, Filardi C, Gazit N, Giardina C, Jupiter S, Kinney K, McCarter J, Mejia M, Morishige K, Newell J, Noori L, Parks J, Pascua P, Ravvikumar A, Tanguay J, Sigouin A, Stege T, Stege M, Wali A (2017) Culturally grounded indicators of resilience in social-ecological systems.  Environment & Society: Advances in Research 8:63-95