People:

Dominic Andradi-Brown


Dominic Andradi-Brown

Oceans Team
World Wildlife Fund  (United States of America)
&  Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK






Research interests

My D.Phil. focused on fish populations in mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs). MCEs occur in tropical regions extending from depths of 30 m to approx. 150 m, and are often connected to shallow coral reef ecosystems, where it is suggested they provide an important reservoir of recruits for coral and fish populations. Their importance to overall reef resilience in the face of human disturbances such as overfishing is largely unknown and there is a lack of evidence for whether fish populations on shallow coral reefs and adjacent MCEs are connected.

My D.Phil. addressed this important information gap by using advanced diving technologies coupled with a newly developed stereo-video system methodology to:

(i) understand fish community ecological processes on MCEs (ii) evaluate effective survey techniques for MCE fish research (iii) explore the role of MCEs in the western Atlantic lionfish invasion

I am now a Marine Science Fellow at World Wildlife Fund US based in Washington, DC. I continue to extensively collaborate with members of the Ocean Research and Conservation Group, especially on projects relating to mesophotic coral ecosystems on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef and Chagos Archipelago.

Publications

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

Reef fish community biomass and trophic structure changes across shallow to upper-mesophotic reefs in the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, Caribbean | article
Andradi-Brown DA, Gress E, Wright G, Exton DA, Rogers AD (2016)
PLoS ONE 11:e0156641



Assessing Caribbean shallow and mesophotic reef fish communities using Baited-Remote Underwater Video (BRUV) and Diver-Operated Video (DOV) Survey ... | article
Andradi-Brown DA, Macaya-Solis C, Exton DA, Gress E, Wright G, Rogers AD (2016)
PLoS ONE 11:e0168235



Large-scale invasion of western Atlantic mesophotic reefs by lionfish potentially undermines culling-based management | article
Andradi-Brown DA, Vermeij MJA, Slattery M, Lesser M, Bejarano I, Appeldoorn R, Goodbody-Gringley G, Chequer AD, Pitt JM, Eddy C, Smith SR, Brokovich E, Pinheiro HT, Jessup ME, Shepherd B, Rocha LA, Curtis-Quick J, Eyal G, Noyes TJ, Rogers AD, Exton DA (2017)
Biol Invasions 19:939–954


Identifying zooplankton community changes between shallow and upper-mesophotic reefs on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, Caribbean | article
Andradi-Brown DA, Head CEI, Exton DA, Hunt CL, Hendrix A, Gress E, Rogers AD (2017)
PeerJ 5:e2853



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



Depth-dependent effects of culling—do mesophotic lionfish populations undermine current management? | article
Andradi-Brown DA, Grey R, Hendrix A, Hitchner D, Hunt CL, Gress E, Madej K, Parry RL, Régnier-McKellar C, Jones OP, Arteaga M, Izaguirre AP, Rogers AD, Exton DA (2017)
R Soc Open Sci 4:170027



Wariness of reef fish to passive diver presence with varying dive gear type across a coral reef depth gradient | article
Andradi-Brown DA, Gress E, Laverick JH, Monfared MAA, Rogers AD, Exton DA (2017)
J Mar Biol Assoc UK


Using light-dependent scleractinia to define the upper boundary of mesophotic coral ecosystems on the reefs of Utila, Honduras | article
Laverick JH, Andradi-Brown DA, Rogers AD (2017)
PLoS ONE 12:e0183075



Assessing population changes of historically overexploited black corals (Order: Antipatharia) in Cozumel, Mexico | article
Gress E, Andradi-Brown DA (2018)
PeerJ 6:e5129



Research keywords
Research platform experience
  Diving (unspecified)
  Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
  Diving - Technical Open-Circuit
  Diving - Technical Rebreather
  Manned Submersible
  Diving - Regular Open-Circuit
  Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUV)
Photographs (of Dominic Andradi-Brown)