PUBLICATIONS

CCMI Staff + Collaborative Scientists

Andersson, A.J., Venn, A.A., Pendleton, L., Brathwaite, A., Camp, E., Cooley, S., Gedhill, D., Koch, M., Maliki, S. and Manfrino, C. (2019). Ecological and socioeconomic strategies to sustain Caribbean coral reefs in a high-CO2 world. Regional Studies in Marine Science, p.100677.
(http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352485518305565)

Hearne, E.L., Johnson, R.A., Gulick, A.G., Candelmo, A., Bolten, A.B. and Bjorndal, K.A. (2019).
Effects of green turtle grazing on seagrass and macroalgae diversity vary spatially among seagrass meadows. Aquatic botany152, pp.10-15.

Foster, K.A. and Foster, G. (2018) Demographics and Population Dynamics Project the Future of Hard Coral Assemblages in Little Cayman. Open Journal of Marine Science, 8, 196-213. DOI: 10.4236/ojms.2018.81010

Reumont, J. , Hetzinger, S. , Garbe‐Schönberg, D. , Manfrino, C. and Dullo, C. (2018), Tracking Interannual‐ to Multidecadal‐Scale Climate Variability in the Atlantic Warm Pool Using Central Caribbean Coral Data. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 33: 395-411. DOI: 10.1002/2018PA003321

Banks, S. & Foster, K. (2017)
Baseline levels of Siderastrea siderea bleaching under normal environmental conditions in Little Cayman, Open Journal of Marine Science, 7, 142-154, DOI: 10.4236/ojms.2017.71011.

Drury, C., Schopmeyer, S., Goergen, E., Bartels, E., Nedimyer, K., Johnson, M., Maxwell, K., Galvan, V., Manfrino, C. and Lirman, D., 2017.
Genomic patterns in Acropora cervicornis show extensive population structure and variable genetic diversity. Ecology and evolution7(16), pp.6188-6200.

Johnson, R., Gulick, A., Bolten, A.,  & Bjorndal K. (2017) Blue carbon stores in tropical seagrass meadows maintained under green turtle grazing, Scientific Reports, Article number: 13545.

Lohr, K. E., McNab, A. A., Manfrino, C., & Patterson, J. T. (2017).
Assessment of wild and restored staghorn coral Acropora cervicornis across three reef zones in the Cayman Islands. Regional Studies in Marine Science9c, 1-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.rsma.2016.11.003.

Peach, K. E., Koch, M.S., Blackwelder, P.L., Manfrino, C., (2017)
Calcification and photophysiology responses to elevated pCO2 in six Halimeda species from contrasting irradiance environments on Little Cayman Island reefs, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 486, 114-126. 55 DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2016.09.008.

Bedwell-Ivers, H.E., Koch, M.S., Peach, K.E., Joles, L., Dutra, E., & Manfrino, C. (2016)
The role of in hospite zooxanthellae photophysiology and reef chemistry on elevated pCO2 effects in two branching Caribbean corals: Acropora cervicornis and Porites divaricata, ICES Journal of Marine Science, DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsw026.

Camp, E.F., Smith, D.J., Evenhuis, C., Enochs, I., Manzello, D., Woodcock, S., & Suggett, D.J. (2016)
Acclimatization to high-variance habitats does not enhance physiological tolerance of two key Caribbean corals to future temperature and pH, Proc. R. Soc. B, 283 (1831), DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.0442.

Camp, E.F., Suggett, D.J., Gendron, G., Jompa, J., Manfrino, C., & Smith, D.J. (2016)
Mangrove and seagrass beds provide different biogeochemical services for corals threatened by climate change, Frontiers in Marine Science, doi:10.3389/fmars.2016.00052.

Crandall, J., Teece, M.A., Estes, B.A., Manfrino, C., & Ciesla, J.H. (2016)
Nutrient acquisition strategies in mesophotic hard corals using compound specific stable isotope analysis of sterols.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 474, 133-141.

Von Reumont, J., Hetzinger, S., Garbe-Schonberg, D., Manfrino, C., & Dullo, W.-Chr. (2016)
Impact of warming events on reef-scale temperature variability as captured in two Little Cayman coral Sr/Ca records. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 17, DOI: 10.1002/2015GC006194.

Allen, J.J., Akkaynak, D., Sugden, A.U., & Hanlon, R.T. (2015)
Adaptive body patterning, three-dimensional skin morphology and camoflauge measures of the slender filefish Monacanthus tuckeri on a Caribbean coral reef, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 116(2), 377-396.

Bejarano, S., Lohr, K., Hamilton, S., & Manfrino, C. (2015)
Relationships of invasive lionfish with topographic complexity, groupers, and native prey fishes in Little Cayman, Marine Biology, 162, 253-266. DOI:10.1007/s00227-014-2595-3.

Ciesla, J. (2015).
Fatty Acid Content in Shallow and Mesophotic Colonies of the Scleractinian Corals Montastraea cavernosa and Agaricia agaricites from the Cayman Islands. [Honours Theses]. Paper 61.

Dutra, E., Koch, M., Peach, K., & Manfrino, C. (2015)
Tropical crustose coralline algal individual and community responses to elevated pCO2 and low irradiance, ICES Journal of Marine Science, DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsv213.

Gardner, P.G., Frazer, T.K., Jacoby, C.A. and Yanong, R.P., 2015.
Reproductive biology of invasive lionfish (Pterois spp.). Frontiers in Marine Science2, p.7.

Kindinger, T.L., 2015.
Behavioral response of native Atlantic territorial three spot damselfish (Stegastes planifrons) toward invasive Pacific red lionfish (Pterois volitans). Environmental biology of fishes98(2), pp.487-498.

Loh T.-L., McMurray, S., Henkel, T., Vicente, J., & Pawlik, J. (2015)
Indirect effects of overfishing on Caribbean reefs: sponges overgrow reef-building coral, PeerJ, 3:e901, DOI: 10.7717/peerj.901.

Lohr, K.E., Bejarano, S., Lirman, D., Schopmeyer, S., & Manfrino, C. (2015)
Optimizing the productivity of a coral nursery focused on staghorn coral Acropora cervicornis, Endangered Species Research, 27, 243-250, DOI: 10.3354/esr00667.

Austin, T., Bush, P., Fenner, D., Manfrino, C., McCoy, C., Miller, J., Nagelkerken, I., Polunin, N., Wil, E., Williams, I., AGRRA, CARICOMP, Reef Check (2014)
Cayman Islands In Jackson JBC, Donovan MK, Cramer KL, Lam VV (Eds.), Status and Trends of Caribbean Coral Reefs: 1970-2012 (243 pp.). Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.

Diller, J.L., Frazer, T.K., Jacoby, C.A. (2014)
Coping with the lionfish invasion: Evidence that naïve, native predators can learn to help, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 455, 45-49, DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2014.02.014.

Edwards, M.A., Frazer, T.K., & Jacoby, C.A. (2014)
Age and growth of invasive lionfish (Pterois spp.) in the Caribbean Sea, with implications for management, Bulletin of Marine Science, 90, 953-966. DOI: 10.5343/bms.2014.1022.

Hochberg, R., Kieneke, A., & Atherton, S. (2014)
Marine Gastrotricha of Little Cayman Island with the description of one new species and an initial assessment of meiofaunal diversity, Marine Biodiversity, 44(1), 89-113.

Loh, T.-L. & Pawlik, J. (2014)
Chemical defenses and resource trade-offs structure sponge communities on Caribbean coral reefs. Proc natl acad sci, 111(11), 4151-4156.

Sparks, J.S., Schelly, R.C., Smith, W.L., Davis, M.P., Tchernov, D., Pieribone, V.A., & Gruber, D.F. (2014)
The covert world of fish biofluorescence: a phylogenetically widespread and phenotypically variable phenomenon, PLoS One, 9(1): e83259.

Watson, A.C., Siemann, L.A., Hanlon, R.T. (2014)
Dynamic camouflage by Nassau groupers Epinephelus striatus on a Caribbean coral reef, Journal of Fish Biology, 85(5), 1634-1649.

Zhu X,  Minnett PJ, Berkelmans R, Hendee J, Manfrino C (2014)
Diurnal warming in shallow coastal seas: Observations from the Caribbean and Great Barrier Reef regions. Continental Shelf Research, 82: 85-98.

Barry, S.C., Frazer, T.K., & Jacoby, C.A. (2013)
Production and carbonate dynamics of Halimeda incrassata (Ellis) Lamoroux altered by Thalassia testudinum Banks and Soland ex König. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 444, 73-80, DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2013.03.012.

Camp, E.F., Lohr, K.E., Barry, S.C., Bush, P.G., Jacoby, C.A., & Manfrino, C. (2013)
Microhabitat associations of late juvenile Nassau groupers (Epinephelus striatus) off Little Cayman, BWI. Bulletin of Marine Science, 89(2), 571-581.

Fiore, C.L., Baker, D.M., & Lesser, M.P. (2013)
Nitrogen biogeochemistry in the Caribbean sponge Xestospongia muta: a source or sink of dissolved inorganic nitrogen? PLoS ONE, 8(8): e72961.

Lohr, K.E., Camp, E.F., & Manfrino, C. (2013)
First record of the basslet Gramma dejongi outside of Cuba, Coral Reefs33(1), 221, DOI: 10.1007/s00338-013-1089-y.

Manfrino, C., Jacoby, C.A., Camp, E., & Frazer, T.K.  (2013)
A positive trajectory for corals at Little Cayman Island, PLoSOne, 8(10): e75432.

Frazer, T.K., Jacoby, C.A., Edwards, M., Barry, S., & Manfrino, C. (2012)
Coping with lionfish: can targeted removals yield beneficial effects? Reviews in Fisheries Science, 20 (4), 185-191, DOI: 10.1080/10641262.2012.700655.

van Hooidonk, R., Manzello, D., Moye, J., Brandt, M.E., Hendee, J., McCoy, C., & Manfrino, C. (2012)
Coral Bleaching  at Little Cayman, Cayman Islands 2009, Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Science, 106, 80-84, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2012.04.021.

Metz, R. (2011)
Pleistocene trace fossils in the Ironshore Formation, Little Cayman, BWI, Central European Journal of Geosciences, 3, 61-76.

Slattery, M., Lesser, M.P., Brazeau, D., Stokes, M.D., & Leichter, J.J. (2011)
Connectivity and stability of mesophotic coral reefs, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 408 (1–2), 32-41.

Eakin, C.M., Morgan, J.A., Heron, S.F., Smith, T.B., Liu, G., Alvarez-Filip, L., Baca, B., Bartels, E., Bastidas, C., Bouchon, C., Brandt, M., Bruckner, A.W., Bunkley-Williams, L., Cameron, A., Causey, B.D., Chiappone, M., Christensen, T.R.L., Crabbe, M.J.C., Day, O., de la Guardia, E., Díaz-Pulido, G., DiResta, D., Gil-Agudelo, D.L., Gilliam, D.S., Ginsburg, R.N., Gore, S., Guzmán, H.M., Hendee, J.C., Hernández-Delgado, E.A., Husain,E., Jeffrey, C.F.G., Jones, R.J., Jordán-Dahlgren,E., Kaufman, L.S., Kline,D.I., Kramer, P.A., Lang, J.C., Lirman,D., Mallela, J., & Manfrino, C. (2010)
Caribbean Corals in Crisis: Record Thermal Stress, Bleaching, and Mortality in 2005, PLoS One, 5(11):e13969.

Bayer, C., Heindl, N.R., Rinke, C., Lucker, S., Ott, J.A., & Bulgheresi, S. (2009)
Molecular characterization of the symbionts associated with marine nematodes of the genus Robbea. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 1(2), 136-144, DOI: 10.1111/j.1758-2229.2009.00019.x.

Brandt, M.E. & McManus, J.W. (2009)
Dynamics and impacts of the coral disease white plague: insights from a simulation model, Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 87, 117-133.

Coelho, V. & Manfrino, C. (2007)
Coral Community Decline at Remote Caribbean Islands: Marine No-Take Reserves Are Not Enough, Aquatic Conserv: Mar. Freshw. Ecosyst, 16, 1–20, DOI: 10.1002/aqc.822.

Gruber, D.F., Kao, H.-T., Janoschka, S., Tsai, J., & Pieribone, V.A. (2008)
Patterns of fluorescent protein expression in Scleractinian corals, Biological Bulletin, 215, 143-154.

Hoshino, K., Brandt, M., Manfrino, C., Riegl, B., & Steiner, S.C.C. (2003)
Assessment of the reefs of the Turks & Caicos Islands, Part 2: Fish communities, J.C. Lang (ed.), Status of coral reefs in the western Atlantic: Results of initial surveys, Atlantic & Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA) Program, Atoll Res. Bull., 496, 480-499.

Lesser, M.P., Slattery, M., & Leichter, J.J. (2009)
Ecology of mesophotic coral reefs, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 375 (1–2), 1-8.

Manfrino, C., Coelho, V.R. and Soranno, A. , 2003, December.
Coral diversity and mortality between 1999 and 2002 at Little Cayman, Cayman Islands. Integrative and Comparative Biology. (Vol. 43, No. 6, pp. 1019-1019).

Manfrino, C., Riegl, B., Hall, J.L., & Graifman, R. (2003)
Status of Coral Reefs of Little Cayman, Grand Cayman & Cayman Brac, British West Indies in 1999 & 2000 (Part 1: Stony Corals & Algae), J.C. Lang (ed.), Status of coral reefs in the western Atlantic: Results of initial Surveys, Atlantic & Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA), Atoll Res. Bull., 496, 204–225.

Pieribone, V.A., & Gruber, D.F. (2006)
Aglow in the dark: the revolutionary science of biofluorescence. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press: 263 pages. [This book is not currently available online.]

Riegl, B., Manfrino, C., Hermoiyan, C., Brandt, M.E., & Hoshino, K. (2003)
Assessment of the Coral Reefs of the Turks Caicos Islands (Part 1: Stony Corals & Algae), J.C. Lang (ed.), Status of coral reefs in the western Atlantic: Results of initial surveys, Atlantic & Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA) Program, Atoll Res. Bull., 496, 460-479.

Tyminski, W.P., Garcia, J., Sosa, T.A., Ziegler, D., Okeefe, A.J., Allshouse, M.E., Coelho, V.R. and Manfrino, C., 2003, December.
Coral reef diversity and health inside and outside marine protected areas in Little Cayman, Cayman Islands. Integrative and Comparative Biology. (Vol. 43, No. 6, pp. 1019-1019).

 

In progress/Review

Drury, C., Schopmeyer, S., Gilliam, D., Bartels, E., Johnson, M., Lirman, D., Maxwell, K., Nedymier, K., Galvan, V., Manfrino, C., & Carne, L. (2016)
Patterns of genetic diversity in Acropora cervicornis show extensive population structure and variable genetic diversity, Molecular Ecology.

Hearne, E., Johnson, R., & Gullick, A. (2016)
Effects of green turtle grazing on primary producer diversity in Caribbean seagrass meadows. (In preparation).

Brandt, M. and Manfrino, C., 2006. White Plague Disease and the Decline of a Caribbean Coral Reef. EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union87(36).

Camp, E.; Manfrino, C.; Smith, D.; Suggett, D. (2013).
Considering Species Tolerance to Climate Change in Conservation Management at Little Cayman’s Coral Reefs. [Abstract]. American Geophysical Union, Spring Meeting 2013, abstract id. IN21B-02.
doi: 2013AGUSMIN21B..02C

Degregori, S., Hetzinger, Steffen, von Reumont, Jonas, Manfrino, C., Luis, K. and Jacoby, C.(2014) Tidal influence on lagoonal temperature in Little Cayman, Central Caribbean, using high-resolution in-situ temperature measurements. [Poster] In: GSA Annual Meeting 2014. , 19.-22.10.2014, Vancourver, BC, Canada .

Hsia, S.; Ouellette, G., Jr.; Manfrino, C. (2016).
Caves, Carbonates and Climate: Karst Landscape Development through Environmental Forcing, Little Cayman Island. [Abstract]. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2016, abstract #EP33B-0988.
doi: 2016AGUFMEP33B0988H

Kindinger, T.L., 2016. Invasive Pacific lionfish alters native community interactions on Atlantic coral reefs.

Luis, K., Hetzinger, Steffen, von Reumont, Jonas, Manfrino, C.and Degregori, S. (2015) Comparative analysis of modern and fossil coral community structure at Little Cayman [Talk] In: ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting 2015, 22.-27.02.2015, Granada, Spain.

Luis, K., Hetzinger, Steffen, von Reumont, Jonas, Manfrino, C.and Degregori, S. (2014) Comparative Analysis of Modern and Fossil Coral Community Structures at Little Cayman, Central Caribbean. [Poster] In: GSA Annual Meeting 2014. , 19.-22.10.2014, Vancourver, BC, Canada .

Manfrino, C.; Foster, G.; Camp, E. (2013).
The Paradoxical Roles of Climate Stressors on Disturbance and Recovery of Coral Reef Ecosystems. [Abstract]. American Geophysical Union, Spring Meeting 2013, abstract id. U53A-06.
doi: 2013AGUSM.U53A..06M

Manfrino, C., Harvey, J. and Coelho, V., 2006. Coral reef health and community structure over the past 6 years in Little Cayman. EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union87(36).

Manfrino, C.; Van Hooidonk, R. J.; Manzello, D.; Hendee, J. (2011).
The Delineation of Coral Bleaching Thresholds and Future Reef Health, Little Cayman Cayman Islands. [Abstract]. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2011, abstract id. OS53B-1780.
doi: 2011AGUFMOS53B1780M

Peach, K.; Koch, M.; Blackwelder, P.; Manfrino, C. (2016).
Calcification and Crystallography Responses of a Tropical Macroalgal Reef Sediment Producer, Halimeda spp., to Year 2100 pCO2 Levels Under High and Low Irradiance. [Abstract]. American Geophysical Union, Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016, abstract #AH12A-03.
doi: 2016AGUOSAH12A..03P

Shein, K., Hendee, J., Manfrino, C., Camp, M. and Hetzinger, Steffen (2016) A comparison of in situ and satellite-based water temperature data over tropical coral reefs: implications for ecological forecasting of coral bleaching [Talk] In: American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting 2016, 10.-14.01.2016, New Orleans, LA, USA.

von Reumont, Jonas, Hetzinger, Steffen, Garbe-Schönberg, C.-Dieter and Manfrino, C. (2014) Assessing the influence of sea surface temperature on coral growth and Sr/Ca: A replication study from the Cayman Islands. [Poster] In: AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting. , 23.-28.2.2014, Honolulu, USA .

von Reumont, Jonas, Hetzinger, Steffen, Garbe-Schönberg, C.-Dieter and Manfrino, C. (2014) Deciphering decadal-scale climate signals in corals from the Cayman Islands, Western Atlantic Warm Pool [Talk] In: International Joint Workshop on Coral Reef Environmental Earth Sciences, 24.-29.3.2014, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.

von Reumont, Jonas, Hetzinger, Steffen, Garbe-Schönberg, Dieter, Manfrino, C., Grove, C. A. and Dullo, Wolf-Christian (2013) Calibration of coral Sr/Ca and δ18O using high-resolution in situ temperature data: A case study from the Cayman Islands, Caribbean Sea. [Poster] In: 3. International Sclerochronology Conference. , 18.-22.05.2013, Caernarfon, England .

Yamazaki, A., Hetzinger, Steffen, von Reumont, Jonas, Manfrino, C., Tsunogai, U., Sano, Y. and Watanabe, T. (2017) Decline in 20th century Caribbean nitrogen fixation archived by annual resolution coral record. [Talk] In: GeoBremen 2017. , 24.-29.09.2017, Bremen, Germany

Yamazaki, A., Hetzinger, Steffen, von Reumont, Jonas, Manfrino, C., Tsunogai, U. and Watanabe, T. (2014) Variation of North Atlantic nitrogen fixation in Caribbean coral skeletons. [Talk] In: Japanese Geoscience Union Meeting 2014. , 28.4.-2.5.2014, Yokohama, Japan .

Yamazaki, A., Hetzinger, Steffen, von Reumont, Jonas, Manfrino, C., Tsunogai, U. and Watanabe, T. (2014) δ15N in Caribbean coral skeletons: Decadal variability in North Atlantic nitrogen fixation. [Poster] In: AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting. , 23.-28.2.2014, Honolulu, USA .

Austin,T., Bush, P., Fenner, D., Manfrino, C., McCoy, C., Miller, J., Nagelkerken, I., Polunin, N. , Weil, E., Williams, I., AGRRA,CARICOMP and Reef Check, 2014, report: Cayman Islands, in: Jackson JBC, Donovan MK, Cramer KL, Lam VV (editors). Status and Trends of Caribbean Coral Reefs: 1970-2012. Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, IUCN, Gland, Switzerland. 306pp.

Minnett P.J., Zhu, X., Hendee J., Manfrino, C., and Berkelmans, R. (2012)
Diurnal heating in shallow water – implications for satellite remote sensing of sea-surface temperature and monitoring coastal environments, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Munich, July 2012.

Manfrino, C. and Ecott, T., 2010
Sustaining Our Ocean and Islands, CCMI Special Publication Green Guide No.3, 34pp. Princeton, NJ Published and Distributed 7500

Manfrino, C., 2009
Coral Reefs and Climate Change, CCMI Special Publication Green Guide No.2, 34 pp. Princeton, NJ Published and Distributed 10,000

Manfrino, C., 2008
The Marine Environment, CCMI Special Publication Green Guide No. 1, 34 pp, Princeton, NJ   Published and Distributed 10,000

Manfrino, C. (2009)
Climate Change Research at the Little Cayman Research Centre, in Hendee, J. (ed.). (2009) Think Tank #5: A Strategic Planning Session for Ocean Acidification Research. Silver Spring, MD: NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program. NOAA Technical Memorandum CRCP 2.

Jones, L., Acolado, P., Cala, Y., Cobi Án, D., Coelho, V., Hernandez, A., Jones, R., Mallela, J., and Manfrino, C. (2008)
The Effects of Coral Bleaching in the Northern Caribbean and Western Atlantic, Ch. 7:73- 84, in Wilkinson, C., Souter, D., (eds.), Status of Caribbean Coral Reefs after Bleaching and Hurricanes in 2005, Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, Townsville, Australia, 152pp.

Creary M., Alcolado P., Coelho V., Crabbe, J., Green S., Geraldes F., Ainsley H., Hibbert H., Jones R., Jones-Smith L., Manfrino C., Manuel S., McCoy C., Weiner J. (2008)
Status of Coral Reefs in the Northern Caribbean and Western Atlantic GCRMN Node in 2008, Chapter 17, pp. 239-252, in Wilkinson C. (ed.), Status of Coral Reefs of the World, Global Coral Reef Monitoring Net., Townsville, Australia, 296pp.

Lee, V. (2008)
Our Ocean Planet, Ecott, T., Manfrino, C. (eds.), Central Caribbean Marine Institute Spec. Pub., Princeton, NJ, 420pp.

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