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Tom (Thomas) Bridge


Tom (Thomas) Bridge


&  ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University






Research interests

I am a Research Fellow studying depth-related patterns in coral reef biodiversity and structural complexity. My research uses new technologies to investigate biodiversity of mesophotic coral reef ecosystems, the ecological relationship between deep reefs and their shallow-water counterparts, and their potential to act as refugia for corals and associated species from stressors associated with climate change and other human impacts.

Publications

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

The first record of Hippocampus denise (Syngnathidae) from Australia | article
Foster R, Bridge TCL, Bongaerts P (2012)
Aqua Int J Ichthyol 18:55-57
Cyclone damage at mesophotic depths on Myrmidon Reef (GBR) | article
Bongaerts P, Muir P, Englebert N, Bridge TCL, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2013)
Coral Reefs 32:935


Diversity of Scleractinia and Octocorallia in the mesophotic zone of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia | article
Bridge TCL, Fabricius KE, Bongaerts P, Wallace CC, Muir PR, Done TJ, Webster JM (2012)
Coral Reefs 31:179-189


Topography, substratum and benthic macrofaunal relationships on a tropical mesophotic shelf margin, central Great Barrier Reef, Australia | article
Bridge TCL, Done TJ, Beaman RJ, Friedman A, Williams SB, Pizarro O, Webster JM (2011)
Coral Reefs 30:143-153


Mesophotic coral ecosystems on the walls of Coral Sea atolls | article
Bongaerts P, Bridge TCL, Kline DI, Muir PR, Wallace CC, Beaman RJ, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2011)
Coral Reefs 30:335


From corals to canyons: The Great Barrier Reef Margin | article
Webster JM, Beaman RJ, Bridge T, Davies PJ, Byrne M, Williams S, Manning P, Pizarro O, Thornborough K, Woolsey E, Thomas A, Tudhope S (2008)
Eos Trans A G U 89:217-218



Submerged banks in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, greatly increase available coral reef habitat | article
Harris PT, Bridge TCL, Beaman RJ, Webster JM, Nichol SL, Brooke BP (2012)
ICES J Mar Sci 70:284-293


Variability in mesophotic coral reef communities along the Great Barrier Reef, Australia | article
Bridge TCL, Done TJ, Friedman A, Beaman RJ, Williams SB, Pizarro O, Webster JM (2011)
Mar Ecol Prog Ser 428:63-75


Symbiodinium diversity in mesophotic coral communities on the Great Barrier Reef: a first assessment | article
Bongaerts P, Sampayo EM, Bridge TCL, Ridgway T, Vermeulen F, Englebert N, Webster JM, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2011)
Mar Ecol Prog Ser 439:117-126


Call to protect all coral reefs | article
Bridge TC, Hughes TP, Guinotte JM, Bongaerts P (2013)
Nat Clim Chang 3:528-530


Predicting the Location and Spatial Extent of Submerged Coral Reef Habitat in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, Australia | article
Bridge T, Beaman R, Done T, Webster J (2012)
PLoS ONE 7:e48203



Implications of Sponge Biodiversity Patterns for the Management of a Marine Reserve in Northern Australia | article
Przeslawski R, Alvarez B, Kool J, Bridge T, Caley MJ, Nichol S (2015)
PLoS ONE 10:e0141813



The coral core microbiome identifies rare bacterial taxa as ubiquitous endosymbionts | article
Ainsworth TD, Krause L, Bridge T, Torda G, Raina J-B, Zakrzewski M, Gates RD, Padilla-Gamiño JL, Spalding HL, Smith C, Woolsey ES, Bourne DG, Bongaerts P, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Leggat W (2015)
ISME J 9:2261-2274


Diverse Staghorn Coral Fauna on the Mesophotic Reefs of North-East Australia | article
Muir P, Wallace C, Bridge TCL, Bongaerts P (2015)
PLoS ONE 10:e0117933



Abundance and diversity of anemonefishes and their host sea anemones at two mesophotic sites on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia | article
Bridge T, Scott A, Steinberg D (2012)
Coral Reefs 31:1057-1062


Ecological and morphological traits predict depth-generalist fishes on coral reefs | article
Bridge TCL, Luiz OJ, Coleman RR, Kane CN, Kosaki RK (2016)
Proc R Soc B


Depth, bay position and habitat structure as determinants of coral reef fish distributions: Are deep reefs a potential refuge? | article
MacDonald C, Bridge TCL, Jones GP (2016)
Mar Ecol Prog Ser 561:217-231


To what extent do mesophotic coral ecosystems and shallow reefs share species of conservation interest? | review
Laverick JH, Andradi-Brown DA, Exton DA, Bongaerts P, Bridge TCL, Lesser MP, Pyle RL, Slattery M, Wagner D, Rogers AD (2016)
Environ Evid 5:1-8



Habitats and Benthos at Hydrographers Passage, Great Barrier Reef, Australia | article
Beaman RJ, Bridge T, Done T, Webster JM, Williams S, Pizarro O (2011)
Seafloor Geomorphology as Benthic Habitat


Spatial patterns in the distribution of benthic assemblages across a large depth gradient in the Coral Sea, Australia | article
Beaman RJ, Bridge TC, Lüter C, Reitner J, Wörheide G (2016)
Marine Biodiversity 46:795-808


To what extent do mesophotic coral ecosystems and shallow reefs share species of conservation interest? A systematic review | review
Laverick JH, Piango S, Andradi‑Brown DA, Exton DA, Bongaerts P, Bridge TCL, Lesser MP, Pyle RL, Slattery M, Wagner D, Rogers AD (2018)
Environ Evid



Mesophotic coral reef ecosystems in the Great Barrier Reef world heritage area: their potential distribution and possible role as refugia from dist... | report
Bridge T, Guinotte J (2012)
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Research keywords
Research platform experience
  Diving (unspecified)
  Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
  Diving - Regular Open-Circuit
  Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)
  Sonar / Multibeam
  Towed Video
  Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUV)