Marine Invertebrates, Coral Reef Polychaetes, Anchialine Communities, Organic Enrichment and Pollution Ecology.
BioMed T301C, B
My research projects emphasize benthic community ecology of sediment dwelling invertebrates near sewage outfalls, in harbors and more pristine coral reef habitats in the Hawaiian Islands and Guam. The interests of graduate and undergraduate students in the Wormlab include - effects of artificial reefs on benthic communities, brackish water shrimp of anchialine pools, coral symbionts, coral recruitment to artificial substrates, polychaete communities of reef sediments, invasive species, and benthic indicators of organic enrichment associated with open water cage culture of Moi (Pacific Threadfin) and sewage outfalls in Mamala Bay. The applied nature of some of these studies is important for the management and conservation of near shore reef habitats, anchialine pools and deeper marine habitats.
Kupriyanova, E.K., O.Vinn, P.D. Taylor, J. William Schopf, A. Kudryavtsev, J.Bailey-Brock (2014). Serpulids living deep: Calcareous tubeworms beyond the abyss. 31pp. Deep Sea Biology (in press).
Shuai, X., Bailey-Brock, J.H., Lin, D. (2014). Spatio-temporal changes in trophic categories of infaunal polychaetes near the four wastewater ocean outfalls on Oahu, Hawaii. Water Research (published April 2014)
Magalhᾶes, W.F. & Bailey-Brock, J.H. (2014) Polychaete assemblages associated with the invasive alga Avrainvillea amadelpha and unvegetated sediments in Oahu, Hawaii. Memoirs of the Victoria Museum. (in press)
Magalhães,W.F. & Bailey-Brock, J.H. (2013) A new species of Protocirrineris (Polychaeta:Cirratulidae) from Hawaii including a redescription of the New Zealand Protocirrineris nuchalis. NZ Journal of Zoology, 40(3), 196-204.