Professor Chris Perry
Chair in Physical Geography

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Key publications



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. DOI.
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 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 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. DOI.
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.
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. DOI.

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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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.
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.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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.
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. DOI.
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 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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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.
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.

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. DOI.

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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.

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. DOI.
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.
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. DOI.
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 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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.

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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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. DOI.
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.