Joe Turner

Joe Turner

University of Western Australia

Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre University of Western Australia M097, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA, 6009

Research interests

My PhD forms a part of the deep reefs element of the Ningaloo Outlook Project ( My work revolves around utilising remote sensing methods including AUV and acoustic technology, to identify the spatial distributions of the mesophotic biota across the Ningaloo Marine Park, Western Australia.

Major interests: - Habitat Mapping - Species Distribution Modelling - Coral Recruitment


  Please note that only publications relevant to mesophotic reefs are indexed.

Deep thinking: a systematic review of mesophotic coral ecosystems | review
Turner JA, Babcock RC, Hovey R, Kendrick GA (2017)
ICES J Mar Sci 74:2309–2320

Depth-related patterns in coral recruitment across a shallow to mesophotic gradient | article
Turner JA, Thomson DP, Cresswell AK, Trapon M, Babcock RC (2018)
Coral Reefs

AUV-based classification of benthic communities of the Ningaloo shelf and mesophotic areas | article
Turner JA, Babcock RC, Hovey R, Kendrick GA (2018)
Coral Reefs 37:763–778

Research keywords
Research platform experience
  Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)
  Sonar / Multibeam
  Drop / Towed Video
Research summary (from publications)