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Professor Chris Perry

Professor Chris Perry

Chair in Tropical Coastal Geoscience

 3334

 Amory D431

 

Amory Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ , UK

 Office hours:

Normal Office Hours

Monday 1-2

Friday 1-2

Please note I will be away overseas from Friday 31st May on fieldwork.

Overview

Chris Perry is a Professor in Tropical Coastal Geoscience at Exeter. His research seeks to address questions about the response of coral reefs and reef landforms to environmental and climatic change. Key areas of on-going research are aimed at: (1) improving understanding of rates of coral reef and marine carbonate sediment production; (2) quantifying the impacts of environmental change on coral reef growth rates; (3) improving understanding of reef development in more marginal marine settings, and especially in high turbidity coastal settings; and (4) quantifying rates and timings of coral reef island development. Recent and on-going research has encompassed studies in both the Indo-Pacific (Australia, Chagos, Mauritius, Mozambique, Maldives) and Caribbean regions (Jamaica, Mexico, Barbados, The Bahamas, Bonaire, Belize), and his research has been funded through the UK Research Councils (specifically NERC), Charitable Trusts (The Leverhulme Trust, The Royal Society, Nuffield Foundation) and industry (BG Group).

Chris is Coordinator of ReefBudget - a census based method for determining reef carbonate budgets - initally set up through a Leverhulme Trust International Research Network, and more recently expanded through funding from the Leverhulme Trust and Bertarelli Foundation. Chris is also a member of the NERC Peer Review College. He has published > 100 peer-reviewed papers and edited book chapters, and co-authored 1 undergraduate textbook.

Broad research specialisms:

Coral reef and reef island geomorphology, tropical marine carbonate production, environmental impacts on coral reef growth, reef and mangrove sediment records of environmental change

Qualifications

BSc Geology (Derby)
PhD Marine Geoscience (Reading)

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Research group links

Research

Research interests

My research addresses questions about the response of coral reefs and reef landforms to environmental and climatic change. Much of my early research was focused on quantifying the process controls on Holocene carbonate sediment and reef framework production and preservation. This work was subsequently extended to encompass the development of high-resolution framework and sedimentary indictors of reef depositional environments and events. My recent research has focused on applied aspects of contemporary reef geomorphology that seeks to address issues associated with the effects of natural and anthropogenic disturbance, and environmental and climatic change on the functioning, stability and sustainability of tropical coastal and shallow marine sedimentary environments. Key areas of on-going research are thus aimed at:

(1) improving understanding of rates of coral reef and marine carbonate sediment production;

(2) quantifying the impacts of environmental change on coral reef growth rates;

(3) improving understanding of reef development in more marginal marine settings, and especially in high turbidity coastal settings; and

(4) quantifying rates and timings of coral reef island development.

Research projects

Current funded research:

(1) Quantifying the impacts of the 2016 coral bleaching event on reef carbonate budgets in Chagos, British Indian Ocean Territory (funded by the Bertarelli Foundation).

(2) Predicting the significance of fish carbonates to the marine carbonate cycle (funded by the Leverhulme Trust).

(3) Building capacity for monitoring the physical functionality and resilience of coral reef ecosystems along the Mesoamerican Reef (funded by a Royal Society - Newton Advanced Research Fellowship).

(4) Reef refugia out of the shadows: dynamics of marginal coral reef ecosystems over the past 30 million years in the Coral Triangle (funded by the Natural Environment Research Council)

Previous funded major research projects:

2017-2018. Global Challenges Research Fund: Resilience Foundation scheme. Building Socio-Ecological Resilience to Coral Reef Degradation in the Islands of the Western Indian Ocean.

2016 NERC Urgency (NE/P007694/1) Quantifying ENSO-related bleaching on nearshore, turbid-zone coral reefs: a test of the turbid-zone reef climate change refugia hypothesis.

2016-2017 The Leverhulme Trust. Research Fellowship: Coral reef carbonate production and reef island vulnerability.

2013-2017. Natural Environment Research Council (NE/K003143/1)  Carbonate sediment production by marine fish: quantifying production across carbonate provinces and applications to global marine carbonate modelling.

2013-2016. NERC-ESPA-DFiD: Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation Programme Grant “Sustainable poverty alleviation from coastal ecosystem services (SPACES): Investigating elasticities, feedbacks and tradeoffs”

2012-2013. Natural Environment Research Council (Radiocarbon Dating Allocation). Terrigenous sediment-dominated reefs as precursors for shelf-reef development.

2012-2016. Natural Environment Research Council (NE/J023329/1) Exploring the hidden shallows: inner-shelf reef growth and future trajectories of reef geomorphic change.

2011-2012. Natural Environment Research Council (Radiocarbon Dating Allocation). Rates and timescales of lagoon infilling as a control on reef island development.

2011-2012. Natural Environment Research Council (NE/J005398/1). Rapid assessments of Cyclone Yasi’s impact on nearshore coral reefs and resultant sediment records of the event.

2010-2011. Natural Environment Research Council (Radiocarbon Dating Allocation). Testing models of episodic, inner-shelf reef ‘turn-on‘ and ‘turn-off‘ events at regional and intra-reefal scales.

2010-2013. Natural Environment Research Council (NE/H010092/1). Fish carbonates – their nature and fate within the marine inorganic carbon cycle.

2009-2011. The Leverhulme Trust – International Research Network (F/00426/G). Development of a rapid carbonate budget assessment protocol for coral reefs.

2009-2010. Natural Environment Research Council (Isotope Geosciences Allocation). Palaeo-ecological records of terrestrial run-off and sediment influence on coral reef ecosystems: a case study from King Reef, Northern Queensland, Australia.

2009-2013. Natural Environment Research Council (NE/G011389/1). Criteria for interpreting carbonate platform drowning histories and resultant diagenetic fabrics: insights from actively subsiding platform margins.

2009-2010. Natural Environment Research Council (NE/G010617/1). The production and fate of fish-derived carbonate crystals in tropical shallow water environments.

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Perry C, Morgan KM (In Press). Bleaching drives collapse in reef carbonate budgets and reef growth potential on southern Maldives reefs. Scientific Reports Full text.
Perry C, Murphy GN, Kench PS, Smithers SG, Edinger EN, Steneck RS, Mumby PJ (In Press). Caribbean-wide decline in carbonate production threatens coral reef growth. Nature Communications(4). Full text.
East H, Perry C, Kench P, Liang Y, Gulliver P (In Press). Coral Reef Island Initiation and Development Under Higher Than Present Sea Levels. Geophysical Research Letters Full text.
Perry C, Kench PS, O'Leary MJ, Morgan KM, Januchowski-Hartle F (In Press). Linking reef ecology to island-building: Parrotfish identified as major producers of island-building sediment in the Maldives. Geology (Boulder), 43, 503-506. Full text.
Morgan KM, Perry CT, Johnson J, Smithers SG (In Press). Nearshore turbid-zone corals exhibit high bleaching tolerance on the Great Barrier Reef following the 2016 ocean warming event. Frontiers in Marine Science Full text.
Perry C (2018). Loss of coral reef growth capacity to track future increases in sea level. Nature Full text.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Perry C, Morgan KM (In Press). Bleaching drives collapse in reef carbonate budgets and reef growth potential on southern Maldives reefs. Scientific Reports Full text.
Lange I, Perry CT (In Press). Bleaching impacts on carbonate production in the Chagos Archipelago: influence of functional coral groups on carbonate budget trajectories. Coral Reefs Full text.
Perry C, Murphy GN, Kench PS, Smithers SG, Edinger EN, Steneck RS, Mumby PJ (In Press). Caribbean-wide decline in carbonate production threatens coral reef growth. Nature Communications(4). Full text.
Perry C, Salter M, Morgan K, Harborne A (In Press). Census estimates of algal and epiphytic carbonate production highlight tropical seagrass meadows as sediment production hotspots. Frontiers in Marine Science Full text.
East H, Perry C, Kench P, Liang Y, Gulliver P (In Press). Coral Reef Island Initiation and Development Under Higher Than Present Sea Levels. Geophysical Research Letters Full text.
Perry C, Smithers SG, Kench PS, Pears B (In Press). Impacts of Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi on nearshore, terrigenous sediment-dominated reefs of the central Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Geomorphology, 222, 92-105. Full text.
Perry C, Kench PS, O'Leary MJ, Morgan KM, Januchowski-Hartle F (In Press). Linking reef ecology to island-building: Parrotfish identified as major producers of island-building sediment in the Maldives. Geology (Boulder), 43, 503-506. Full text.
Morgan KM, Perry CT, Johnson J, Smithers SG (In Press). Nearshore turbid-zone corals exhibit high bleaching tolerance on the Great Barrier Reef following the 2016 ocean warming event. Frontiers in Marine Science Full text.
Johnson J, Perry CT, Smithers SG, Morgan KM, Santodomingo N, Johnson K (In Press). Palaeoecological records of coral community development on a turbid, nearshore reef complex: baselines for assessing ecological change. Coral Reefs Full text.
Salter MA, Harborne AR, Perry CT, Wilson RW (In Press). Phase heterogeneity in carbonate production by marine fish influences their roles in sediment generation and the inorganic carbon cycle. Scientific Reports Full text.
Perry C (In Press). Post-bleaching coral community change on southern Maldivian reefs: is there potential for rapid recovery?. Coral Reefs Full text.
Salter MA, Perry CT, Stuart-Smith R, Edgar GJ, Wilson RW, Harborne AR (In Press). Reef fish carbonate production assessments highlight regional variation in sedimentary significance. Geology Full text.
Perry C, Morgan K, Yarlett R (In Press). Reef habitat type and spatial extent as interacting controls on platform-scale carbonate budgets. Frontiers in Marine Science Full text.
Perry C, Murphy G, Graham NAJ, Wilson SK, Januchowski-Hartley F, East H (In Press). Remote coral reefs can sustain high growth potential and may match future sea-level trends. Scientific Reports Full text.
Perry C, Morgan KM, Salter MA (In Press). Sediment generation by Halimeda on atoll interior coral reefs of the southern Maldives: a census-based approach for estimating carbonate production by calcareous green algae. Sedimentary Geology Full text.
Morgan KM, Perry CT, Smithers SG, Johnson JA, Gulliver PA (In Press). Transitions in coral reef accretion rates linked to intrinsic ecological shifts on turbid-zone nearshore reefs. Geology (Boulder) Full text.
Perry CT, Alvarez-Filip L (2018). Changing geo-ecological functions of coral reefs in the Anthropocene. Functional Ecology Abstract.  Full text.
Yarlett RT, Perry CT, Wilson RW, Philpot KE (2018). Constraining species-size class variability in rates of parrotfish bioerosion on Maldivian coral reefs: implications for regional-scale bioerosion estimates. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 590, 155-169. Abstract.  Full text.
Perry C (2018). Loss of coral reef growth capacity to track future increases in sea level. Nature Full text.
Januchowski-Hartley FA, Graham NAJ, Wilson SK, Jennings S, Perry CT (2017). Drivers and predictions of coral reef carbonate budget trajectories. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 284(1847), 20162533-20162533. Full text.
Perry C, Kench P, Smithers S, Riegl B, Gulliver P, Daniells J (2017). Terrigenous sediment-dominated reef platform infilling: an unexpected precursor to reef island formation and a test of the reef platform size–island age model in the Pacific. Coral Reefs, 36(3), 1013-1021. Abstract.
East HK, Perry CT, Kench PS, Liang Y (2016). Atoll-scale comparisons of the sedimentary structure of coral reef rim islands, Huvadhu Atoll, Maldives. JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH, 577-581. Author URL.
Daw TM, Hicks CC, Brown K, Chaigneau T, Januchowski-Hartley FA, Cheung WWL, Rosendo S, Crona B, Coulthard S, Sandbrook C, et al (2016). Elasticity in ecosystem services: Exploring the variable relationship between ecosystems and human well-being. Ecology and Society, 21(2). Abstract.  Full text.
Morgan KM, Perry C, Smithers SG, Johnson JA, Daniell J (2016). Evidence of extensive reef development and high coral cover in nearshore environments: implications for understanding coral adaptation in turbid settings. Scientific Reports Full text.
Perry CT, Steneck RS, Murphy GN, Kench PS, Edinger EN, Smithers SG, Mumby PJ (2015). Regional-scale dominance of non-framework building corals on Caribbean reefs affects carbonate production and future reef growth. Global Change Biology, 21(3), 1153-1164. Abstract.
Perry C, Steneck RS, Murphy GN, Kench PS, Edinger EN, Smithers SG, Mumby PJ (2015). Regional-scale dominance of non-framework building corals on Caribbean reefs affects carbonate production and future reef growth. Global Change Biology, 21, 1153-1164. Full text.
Perry CT, Murphy GN, Kench PS, Edinger EN, Smithers SG, Steneck RS, Mumby PJ (2014). Changing dynamics of Caribbean reef carbonate budgets: emergence of reef bioeroders as critical controls on present and future reef growth potential. Proceedings. Biological sciences / the Royal Society, 281(1796). Abstract.
Perry CT, Murphy GN, Kench PS, Edinger EN, Smithers SG, Steneck RS, Mumby PJ (2014). Changing dynamics of Caribbean reef carbonate budgets: emergence of reef bioeroders as critical controls on present and future reef growth potential. Proc Biol Sci, 281(1796). Abstract.  Author URL.
Perry C, Steneck RS, Murphy GN, Kench PS, Edinger EN, Smithers SG, Mumby PJ (2014). Changing dynamics of Caribbean reef carbonate budgets: emergence of reef bioeroders as critical controls on present and future reef growth potential. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences, 281, 2014-2018. Full text.
Hepburn L, Blanchon P, Murphy G, Cousins L, Perry C (2014). Community structure and paleoecological implications of calcareous encrusters on artificial substrates across a Mexican reef. Coral Reefs, 34, 189-200.
Roche RC, Perry CT, Smithers SG, Leng MJ, Grove CA, Sloane HJ, Unsworth CE (2014). Mid-Holocene sea surface conditions and riverine influence on the inshore Great Barrier Reef. Holocene, 24(8), 885-897. Abstract.
Roche RC, Perry C, Smithers SG, Leng MJ, Grove CA, Sloane HJ, Unsworth C (2014). Mid-Holocene sea surface conditions and riverine influence on the inshore Great Barrier Reef. The Holocene: a major interdisciplinary journal focusing on recent environmental change Full text.
Salter MA, Perry CT, Wilson RW (2014). Size fraction analysis of fish-derived carbonates in shallow sub-tropical marine environments and a potentially unrecognised origin for peloidal carbonates. Sedimentary Geology, 314, 17-30. Abstract.
Salter MA, Perry C, Wilson RW (2014). Size fraction analysis of fish-derived carbonates in shallow sub-tropical marine environments and a potentially unrecognised origin for peloidal carbonates. Sedimentary Geology, 314, 17-30. Full text.
Berkeley A, Perry C, Smithers SG, Hoon SH (2014). Towards a formal description of foraminiferal assemblage formation in near shore environments: qualitative and quantitative concepts. Marine Micropalaeontology, 112, 27-38.
Gulliver P, Palmer S, Perry C, Smithers S (2013). Are coral clasts from a turbid near-shore reef environment a suitable material for radiocarbon analysis?. Radiocarbon, 55(2-3), 624-630. Abstract.
Kennedy EV, Perry CT, Halloran PR, Iglesias-Prieto R, Schönberg CHL, Wisshak M, Form AU, Carricart-Ganivet JP, Fine M, Eakin CM, et al (2013). Avoiding coral reef functional collapse requires local and global action. Curr Biol, 23(10), 912-918. Abstract.  Author URL.
Perry CT, Smithers SG, Gulliver P (2013). Rapid vertical accretion on a ‘young’ shore-detached turbid zone reef: Offshore Paluma Shoals, central Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Coral Reefs, 1-6. Author URL.  Full text.
Perry CT, Kench PS, Smithers SG, Yamano H, O'Leary M, Gulliver P (2013). Time scales and modes of reef lagoon infilling in the maldives and controls on the onset of reef island formation. Geology, 41(10), 1111-1114. Abstract.
Browne N, Smithers SG, Perry C, Ridd P (2012). A field based technique for measuring sediment flux on coral reefs: application to turbid reefs on the Great Barrier Reef. Journal of Coastal Research: an international forum for the littoral sciences, in press
Browne N, Smithers SG, Perry C (2012). Coral reefs of the turbid inner Great Barrier Reef: a geological perspective on occurrence, composition and growth. Earth-Science Reviews, in press
Perry C, Edinger EN, Kench PS, Murphy G, Steneck RS, Smithers SG, Mumby PJ (2012). Estimating rates of biologically driven coral reef framework production and erosion: a new census-based carbonate budget methodology and applications to the reefs of Bonaire. Coral Reefs, in press
Perry C, Smithers SG, Gulliver P, Browne N (2012). Evidence of very rapid reef accretion and reef growth under high turbidity and terrigenous sedimentation. Geology (Boulder), 40, 719-722. Full text.
Salter MA, Perry C, Wilson RW (2012). Production of mud-grade carbonates by marine fish: crystalline products and their sedimentary significance. Sedimentolology, in press
Wilson RW, Reardon EE, Perry CT (2011). A fishy tale: a missing part of the inorganic ocean carbon cycle. The Biochemist(June), 30-34. Author URL.
Perry CT, Smithers SG (2011). Cycles of coral reef ‘turn-on’, rapid growth and ‘turn-off’ over the past 8,500 years: a context for understanding modern ecological states and trajectories. Global Change Biology, 17, 76-86. Full text.
Perry CT, Salter MA, Harborne AR, Crowley SF, Jelks HJ, Wilson RW (2011). Fish as major carbonate mud producers and missing components of the tropical carbonate factory. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 108, 3865-3869. Full text.
Perry CT, Salter MA, Harborne AR, Crowley SF, Jelks HL, Wilson RW (2011). Fish as major carbonate mud producers and missing components of the tropical carbonate factory. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 108(10), 3865-3869. Abstract.  Author URL.
Perry CT, Kench PS, Smithers SG, Riegl BR, Yamano H, O'Leary MJ (2011). Implications of reef ecosystem change for the stability and maintenance of coral reef islands. Global Change Biology, 17, 3679-3696. Full text.
Roche R, Perry CT, Johnson KG, Saltana K, Smithers SG, Thompson AA (2011). Mid-Holocene coral community data as a baseline for understanding contemporary reef ecological states. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 299, 159-167.
Perry CT, Smithers SG, Wassenburg J, Roche R (2011). Recurrent patterns of coral community and sediment facies development through successive phases of Holocene reef growth and decline. Marine Geology, 289, 60-71.
Roche R, Abel RA, Johnson KG, Perry CT (2011). Spatial variation in porosity and skeletal element characteristics in apical tips of the branching coral Acropora pulchra (Brook 1891). Coral Reefs, 30, 195-201.
Perry CT, Smithers SG (2010). Evidence for the episodic 'turn-on' and ‘turn-off' of turbid-zone, inner-shelf coral reefs during the late Holocene sea-level highstand. Geology, 38, 119-122.
Browne N, Smithers SG, Perry CT (2010). Geomorphology and community structure of Middle Reef, central Great Barrier Reef, Australia: an inner-shelf turbid zone reef subjected to episodic mortality events. Coral Reefs, 26, 683-689.
O'Leary M, Perry CT (2010). Holocene reef accretion on the Rodrigues carbonate platform: an alternative to the classic ‘bucket-fill’ model. Geology, 38, 855-858.
Palmer SE, Perry CT, Smithers SG, Gulliver P (2010). Internal structure and accretionary history of a Holocene nearshore, turbid-zone coral reef: Paluma Shoals, central Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Marine Geology, 276, 14-29.
Roche R, Abel RA, Johnson KG, Perry CT (2010). Quantification of porosity in Acropora pulchra (Brook 1891) using X-ray micro-computed tomography techniques. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology & Ecology, 396, 1-9.
Berkeley A, Perry CT, Smithers SG (2010). Taphonomic signatures and patterns of test degradation on tropical, intertidal benthic foraminifera. Marine Micropalaeontology, 73, 148-163.
Berkeley A, Perry CT, Smithers SG, Horton BP, Cundy AB (2009). Foraminiferal biofacies across mangrove-mudflat environments at Cocoa Creek, north Queensland, Australia. Marine Geology, 263, 64-86.
Perry CT, Berkeley A (2009). Intertidal substrate modification as a result of mangrove planting: impacts of introduced mangrove species on sediment microfacies characteristics. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 81, 225-237.
Perry CT, Smithers SG, Johnson KG (2009). Long-term coral community records from Lugger Shoal on the terrigenous inner-shelf of the central Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Coral Reefs, 28, 941-948.
Perry CT, Smithers SG (2009). Stabilisation of intertidal cobbles and gravels by Goniastrea aspera: an analogue for substrate colonisation during marine transgressions?. Coral Reefs, 28, 805-806.
O'Leary MJ, Perry CT, Turner J, Beavington-Penney SJ (2009). The significant role of sediment bio-retexturing within a contemporary carbonate platform system: implications for carbonate microfacies development. Sedimentary Geology, 219, 169-179.
Perry CT, Smithers SG, Palmer SE, Larcombe P, Johnson KG (2008). A 1200 year paleoecological record of coral community development from the terrigenous inner-shelf of the Great Barrier Reef. Geology, 36, 691-694.
Perry CT, Spencer T, Kench PS (2008). Carbonate budgets and reef production states: a geomorphic perspective on the ecological phase-shift concept. Coral Reefs, 27, 853-866.
Perry CT, Berkeley A, Smithers SG (2008). Microfacies characteristics of a tropical, mangrove-fringed shoreline, Cleveland Bay, central Great Barrier Reef, Australia: mangrove sequence development and facies preservation. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 78, 77-97.
Perry CT, Hepburn LJ (2008). Syn-depositional alteration of coral reef framework through bioerosion, encrustation and cementation: taphonomic signatures of reef accretion and reef depositional events. Earth-Science Reviews, 86, 106-144.
Berkeley A, Perry CT, Smithers SG, Horton BP (2008). The spatial and vertical distribution of living (stained) benthic foraminifera from a tropical, intertidal environment, north Queensland, Australia. Marine Micropalaeontology, 69, 240-261.

Chapters

Perry CT (2010). Carbonate budgets and reef framework accumulation. In  (Ed) Encyclopaedia of Modern Coral Reefs, Springer-Verlag, 185-190.
Kench PS, Perry CT, Spencer T (2010). Coral Reefs. In  (Ed) Geomorphology and Global Environmental Change: Landscape Scale Implications, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 180-213.
Perry CT (2010). Holocene high energy window. In Hopley D (Ed) Encyclopaedia of Modern Coral Reefs, Springer-Verlag, 558-561.
Perry CT (2010). Turbid-zone and terrigenous sediment-influenced reefs. In  (Ed) Encyclopaedia of Modern Coral Reefs, Springer-Verlag, 1110-1120.

Publications by year


In Press

Perry C, Morgan KM (In Press). Bleaching drives collapse in reef carbonate budgets and reef growth potential on southern Maldives reefs. Scientific Reports Full text.
Lange I, Perry CT (In Press). Bleaching impacts on carbonate production in the Chagos Archipelago: influence of functional coral groups on carbonate budget trajectories. Coral Reefs Full text.
Perry C, Murphy GN, Kench PS, Smithers SG, Edinger EN, Steneck RS, Mumby PJ (In Press). Caribbean-wide decline in carbonate production threatens coral reef growth. Nature Communications(4). Full text.
Perry C, Salter M, Morgan K, Harborne A (In Press). Census estimates of algal and epiphytic carbonate production highlight tropical seagrass meadows as sediment production hotspots. Frontiers in Marine Science Full text.
East H, Perry C, Kench P, Liang Y, Gulliver P (In Press). Coral Reef Island Initiation and Development Under Higher Than Present Sea Levels. Geophysical Research Letters Full text.
Perry C, Smithers SG, Kench PS, Pears B (In Press). Impacts of Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi on nearshore, terrigenous sediment-dominated reefs of the central Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Geomorphology, 222, 92-105. Full text.
Perry C, Kench PS, O'Leary MJ, Morgan KM, Januchowski-Hartle F (In Press). Linking reef ecology to island-building: Parrotfish identified as major producers of island-building sediment in the Maldives. Geology (Boulder), 43, 503-506. Full text.
Morgan KM, Perry CT, Johnson J, Smithers SG (In Press). Nearshore turbid-zone corals exhibit high bleaching tolerance on the Great Barrier Reef following the 2016 ocean warming event. Frontiers in Marine Science Full text.
Johnson J, Perry CT, Smithers SG, Morgan KM, Santodomingo N, Johnson K (In Press). Palaeoecological records of coral community development on a turbid, nearshore reef complex: baselines for assessing ecological change. Coral Reefs Full text.
Salter MA, Harborne AR, Perry CT, Wilson RW (In Press). Phase heterogeneity in carbonate production by marine fish influences their roles in sediment generation and the inorganic carbon cycle. Scientific Reports Full text.
Perry C (In Press). Post-bleaching coral community change on southern Maldivian reefs: is there potential for rapid recovery?. Coral Reefs Full text.
Salter MA, Perry CT, Stuart-Smith R, Edgar GJ, Wilson RW, Harborne AR (In Press). Reef fish carbonate production assessments highlight regional variation in sedimentary significance. Geology Full text.
Salter MA, Perry C, Stuart-Smith RD, Edgar GJ, Wilson R, Harborne AR (In Press). Reef fish carbonate production assessments highlight regional variation in sedimentary significance (DATASET). Geology Abstract.  Full text.
Perry C, Morgan K, Yarlett R (In Press). Reef habitat type and spatial extent as interacting controls on platform-scale carbonate budgets. Frontiers in Marine Science Full text.
Perry C, Murphy G, Graham NAJ, Wilson SK, Januchowski-Hartley F, East H (In Press). Remote coral reefs can sustain high growth potential and may match future sea-level trends. Scientific Reports Full text.
Perry C, Morgan KM, Salter MA (In Press). Sediment generation by Halimeda on atoll interior coral reefs of the southern Maldives: a census-based approach for estimating carbonate production by calcareous green algae. Sedimentary Geology Full text.
Morgan KM, Perry CT, Smithers SG, Johnson JA, Gulliver PA (In Press). Transitions in coral reef accretion rates linked to intrinsic ecological shifts on turbid-zone nearshore reefs. Geology (Boulder) Full text.

2018

Perry CT, Alvarez-Filip L (2018). Changing geo-ecological functions of coral reefs in the Anthropocene. Functional Ecology Abstract.  Full text.
Yarlett RT, Perry CT, Wilson RW, Philpot KE (2018). Constraining species-size class variability in rates of parrotfish bioerosion on Maldivian coral reefs: Implications for regional-scale bioerosion estimates. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 590, 155-169. Abstract.  Full text.
Yarlett RT, Perry CT, Wilson RW, Philpot KE (2018). Constraining species-size class variability in rates of parrotfish bioerosion on Maldivian coral reefs: implications for regional-scale bioerosion estimates. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 590, 155-169. Abstract.  Full text.
Perry C (2018). Loss of coral reef growth capacity to track future increases in sea level. Nature Full text.

2017

Januchowski-Hartley FA, Graham NAJ, Wilson SK, Jennings S, Perry CT (2017). Drivers and predictions of coral reef carbonate budget trajectories. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 284(1847), 20162533-20162533. Full text.
Perry C, Kench P, Smithers S, Riegl B, Gulliver P, Daniells J (2017). Terrigenous sediment-dominated reef platform infilling: an unexpected precursor to reef island formation and a test of the reef platform size–island age model in the Pacific. Coral Reefs, 36(3), 1013-1021. Abstract.

2016

East HK, Perry CT, Kench PS, Liang Y (2016). Atoll-scale comparisons of the sedimentary structure of coral reef rim islands, Huvadhu Atoll, Maldives. JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH, 577-581. Author URL.
Daw TM, Hicks CC, Brown K, Chaigneau T, Januchowski-Hartley FA, Cheung WWL, Rosendo S, Crona B, Coulthard S, Sandbrook C, et al (2016). Elasticity in ecosystem services: Exploring the variable relationship between ecosystems and human well-being. Ecology and Society, 21(2). Abstract.  Full text.
Morgan KM, Perry C, Smithers SG, Johnson JA, Daniell J (2016). Evidence of extensive reef development and high coral cover in nearshore environments: implications for understanding coral adaptation in turbid settings. Scientific Reports Full text.

2015

Perry CT, Steneck RS, Murphy GN, Kench PS, Edinger EN, Smithers SG, Mumby PJ (2015). Regional-scale dominance of non-framework building corals on Caribbean reefs affects carbonate production and future reef growth. Global Change Biology, 21(3), 1153-1164. Abstract.
Perry C, Steneck RS, Murphy GN, Kench PS, Edinger EN, Smithers SG, Mumby PJ (2015). Regional-scale dominance of non-framework building corals on Caribbean reefs affects carbonate production and future reef growth. Global Change Biology, 21, 1153-1164. Full text.

2014

Perry CT, Murphy GN, Kench PS, Edinger EN, Smithers SG, Steneck RS, Mumby PJ (2014). Changing dynamics of Caribbean reef carbonate budgets: emergence of reef bioeroders as critical controls on present and future reef growth potential. Proceedings. Biological sciences / the Royal Society, 281(1796). Abstract.
Perry CT, Murphy GN, Kench PS, Edinger EN, Smithers SG, Steneck RS, Mumby PJ (2014). Changing dynamics of Caribbean reef carbonate budgets: emergence of reef bioeroders as critical controls on present and future reef growth potential. Proc Biol Sci, 281(1796). Abstract.  Author URL.
Perry C, Steneck RS, Murphy GN, Kench PS, Edinger EN, Smithers SG, Mumby PJ (2014). Changing dynamics of Caribbean reef carbonate budgets: emergence of reef bioeroders as critical controls on present and future reef growth potential. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences, 281, 2014-2018. Full text.
Hepburn L, Blanchon P, Murphy G, Cousins L, Perry C (2014). Community structure and paleoecological implications of calcareous encrusters on artificial substrates across a Mexican reef. Coral Reefs, 34, 189-200.
Roche RC, Perry CT, Smithers SG, Leng MJ, Grove CA, Sloane HJ, Unsworth CE (2014). Mid-Holocene sea surface conditions and riverine influence on the inshore Great Barrier Reef. Holocene, 24(8), 885-897. Abstract.
Roche RC, Perry C, Smithers SG, Leng MJ, Grove CA, Sloane HJ, Unsworth C (2014). Mid-Holocene sea surface conditions and riverine influence on the inshore Great Barrier Reef. The Holocene: a major interdisciplinary journal focusing on recent environmental change Full text.
Salter MA, Perry CT, Wilson RW (2014). Size fraction analysis of fish-derived carbonates in shallow sub-tropical marine environments and a potentially unrecognised origin for peloidal carbonates. Sedimentary Geology, 314, 17-30. Abstract.
Salter MA, Perry C, Wilson RW (2014). Size fraction analysis of fish-derived carbonates in shallow sub-tropical marine environments and a potentially unrecognised origin for peloidal carbonates. Sedimentary Geology, 314, 17-30. Full text.
Berkeley A, Perry C, Smithers SG, Hoon SH (2014). Towards a formal description of foraminiferal assemblage formation in near shore environments: qualitative and quantitative concepts. Marine Micropalaeontology, 112, 27-38.

2013

Gulliver P, Palmer S, Perry C, Smithers S (2013). Are coral clasts from a turbid near-shore reef environment a suitable material for radiocarbon analysis?. Radiocarbon, 55(2-3), 624-630. Abstract.
Kennedy EV, Perry CT, Halloran PR, Iglesias-Prieto R, Schönberg CHL, Wisshak M, Form AU, Carricart-Ganivet JP, Fine M, Eakin CM, et al (2013). Avoiding coral reef functional collapse requires local and global action. Curr Biol, 23(10), 912-918. Abstract.  Author URL.
Perry CT, Smithers SG, Gulliver P (2013). Rapid vertical accretion on a ‘young’ shore-detached turbid zone reef: Offshore Paluma Shoals, central Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Coral Reefs, 1-6. Author URL.  Full text.
Perry CT, Kench PS, Smithers SG, Yamano H, O'Leary M, Gulliver P (2013). Time scales and modes of reef lagoon infilling in the maldives and controls on the onset of reef island formation. Geology, 41(10), 1111-1114. Abstract.

2012

Browne N, Smithers SG, Perry C, Ridd P (2012). A field based technique for measuring sediment flux on coral reefs: application to turbid reefs on the Great Barrier Reef. Journal of Coastal Research: an international forum for the littoral sciences, in press
Browne N, Smithers SG, Perry C (2012). Coral reefs of the turbid inner Great Barrier Reef: a geological perspective on occurrence, composition and growth. Earth-Science Reviews, in press
Perry C, Edinger EN, Kench PS, Murphy G, Steneck RS, Smithers SG, Mumby PJ (2012). Estimating rates of biologically driven coral reef framework production and erosion: a new census-based carbonate budget methodology and applications to the reefs of Bonaire. Coral Reefs, in press
Perry C, Smithers SG, Gulliver P, Browne N (2012). Evidence of very rapid reef accretion and reef growth under high turbidity and terrigenous sedimentation. Geology (Boulder), 40, 719-722. Full text.
Salter MA, Perry C, Wilson RW (2012). Production of mud-grade carbonates by marine fish: crystalline products and their sedimentary significance. Sedimentolology, in press

2011

Wilson RW, Reardon EE, Perry CT (2011). A fishy tale: a missing part of the inorganic ocean carbon cycle. The Biochemist(June), 30-34. Author URL.
Perry CT, Smithers SG (2011). Cycles of coral reef ‘turn-on’, rapid growth and ‘turn-off’ over the past 8,500 years: a context for understanding modern ecological states and trajectories. Global Change Biology, 17, 76-86. Full text.
Perry CT, Salter MA, Harborne AR, Crowley SF, Jelks HJ, Wilson RW (2011). Fish as major carbonate mud producers and missing components of the tropical carbonate factory. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 108, 3865-3869. Full text.
Perry CT, Salter MA, Harborne AR, Crowley SF, Jelks HL, Wilson RW (2011). Fish as major carbonate mud producers and missing components of the tropical carbonate factory. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 108(10), 3865-3869. Abstract.  Author URL.
Perry CT, Kench PS, Smithers SG, Riegl BR, Yamano H, O'Leary MJ (2011). Implications of reef ecosystem change for the stability and maintenance of coral reef islands. Global Change Biology, 17, 3679-3696. Full text.
Roche R, Perry CT, Johnson KG, Saltana K, Smithers SG, Thompson AA (2011). Mid-Holocene coral community data as a baseline for understanding contemporary reef ecological states. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 299, 159-167.
Perry CT, Smithers SG, Wassenburg J, Roche R (2011). Recurrent patterns of coral community and sediment facies development through successive phases of Holocene reef growth and decline. Marine Geology, 289, 60-71.
Roche R, Abel RA, Johnson KG, Perry CT (2011). Spatial variation in porosity and skeletal element characteristics in apical tips of the branching coral Acropora pulchra (Brook 1891). Coral Reefs, 30, 195-201.

2010

Perry CT (2010). Carbonate budgets and reef framework accumulation. In  (Ed) Encyclopaedia of Modern Coral Reefs, Springer-Verlag, 185-190.
Kench PS, Perry CT, Spencer T (2010). Coral Reefs. In  (Ed) Geomorphology and Global Environmental Change: Landscape Scale Implications, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 180-213.
Perry CT, Smithers SG (2010). Evidence for the episodic 'turn-on' and ‘turn-off' of turbid-zone, inner-shelf coral reefs during the late Holocene sea-level highstand. Geology, 38, 119-122.
Browne N, Smithers SG, Perry CT (2010). Geomorphology and community structure of Middle Reef, central Great Barrier Reef, Australia: an inner-shelf turbid zone reef subjected to episodic mortality events. Coral Reefs, 26, 683-689.
Perry CT (2010). Holocene high energy window. In Hopley D (Ed) Encyclopaedia of Modern Coral Reefs, Springer-Verlag, 558-561.
O'Leary M, Perry CT (2010). Holocene reef accretion on the Rodrigues carbonate platform: an alternative to the classic ‘bucket-fill’ model. Geology, 38, 855-858.
Palmer SE, Perry CT, Smithers SG, Gulliver P (2010). Internal structure and accretionary history of a Holocene nearshore, turbid-zone coral reef: Paluma Shoals, central Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Marine Geology, 276, 14-29.
Roche R, Abel RA, Johnson KG, Perry CT (2010). Quantification of porosity in Acropora pulchra (Brook 1891) using X-ray micro-computed tomography techniques. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology & Ecology, 396, 1-9.
Berkeley A, Perry CT, Smithers SG (2010). Taphonomic signatures and patterns of test degradation on tropical, intertidal benthic foraminifera. Marine Micropalaeontology, 73, 148-163.
Perry CT (2010). Turbid-zone and terrigenous sediment-influenced reefs. In  (Ed) Encyclopaedia of Modern Coral Reefs, Springer-Verlag, 1110-1120.

2009

Berkeley A, Perry CT, Smithers SG, Horton BP, Cundy AB (2009). Foraminiferal biofacies across mangrove-mudflat environments at Cocoa Creek, north Queensland, Australia. Marine Geology, 263, 64-86.
Perry CT, Berkeley A (2009). Intertidal substrate modification as a result of mangrove planting: impacts of introduced mangrove species on sediment microfacies characteristics. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 81, 225-237.
Perry CT, Smithers SG, Johnson KG (2009). Long-term coral community records from Lugger Shoal on the terrigenous inner-shelf of the central Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Coral Reefs, 28, 941-948.
Perry CT, Smithers SG (2009). Stabilisation of intertidal cobbles and gravels by Goniastrea aspera: an analogue for substrate colonisation during marine transgressions?. Coral Reefs, 28, 805-806.
O'Leary MJ, Perry CT, Turner J, Beavington-Penney SJ (2009). The significant role of sediment bio-retexturing within a contemporary carbonate platform system: implications for carbonate microfacies development. Sedimentary Geology, 219, 169-179.

2008

Perry CT, Smithers SG, Palmer SE, Larcombe P, Johnson KG (2008). A 1200 year paleoecological record of coral community development from the terrigenous inner-shelf of the Great Barrier Reef. Geology, 36, 691-694.
Perry CT, Spencer T, Kench PS (2008). Carbonate budgets and reef production states: a geomorphic perspective on the ecological phase-shift concept. Coral Reefs, 27, 853-866.
Perry CT, Berkeley A, Smithers SG (2008). Microfacies characteristics of a tropical, mangrove-fringed shoreline, Cleveland Bay, central Great Barrier Reef, Australia: mangrove sequence development and facies preservation. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 78, 77-97.
Perry CT, Hepburn LJ (2008). Syn-depositional alteration of coral reef framework through bioerosion, encrustation and cementation: taphonomic signatures of reef accretion and reef depositional events. Earth-Science Reviews, 86, 106-144.
Berkeley A, Perry CT, Smithers SG, Horton BP (2008). The spatial and vertical distribution of living (stained) benthic foraminifera from a tropical, intertidal environment, north Queensland, Australia. Marine Micropalaeontology, 69, 240-261.

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External Engagement and Impact

Committee/panel activities

2016 - present  Editorial Board Member - Nature Scientific Reports

2013 - present  Member, Natural Environment Research Council, Peer Review College

2013 – 2016  Geological Editor – Coral Reefs

2009 – 2014   Coordinator, Leverhulme Trust International Research Network ‘Developing rapid carbonate budget assessment protocols for coral reefs’

Teaching

Usual term time office hours (exceptions below):

Monday 1-2

Friday 1-2

I will be away overseas from Friday 31st May on fieldwork.

Modules

2018/19


Supervision / Group

Postdoctoral researchers

  • Ines Lange Coral reef condition in the Chagos Archipelago
  • Kyle Morgan Inner-shelf reef growth and modelled future trajectories of reef geomorphic change. NERC funded
  • Michael Salter Quantifying carbonate production by marine fish across temperate to tropical marien gradients

Postgraduate researchers

  • Jonathan Crocker
  • Sarah Holmes
  • Emily Husband
  • Robert Yarlett 'Quantifying Contributions of Fish to Coral Reef Carbonate Cycling and Modelled Responses to Environmental Change' - NERC Studentship

Alumni

  • Fraser Hartley Linking reef biophysical processes to ecosystem services in East Africa. NERC-ESPA-DFiD funded

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