Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles, Book Chapters and Textbook Contributions
Harvell CD and JB Lamb (In Press, 1st Edition). Disease outbreaks threaten marine biodiversity. Marine Disease Ecology, Eds Lafferty K, Behringer D, and Silliman B. Oxford University Press.
Raymundo L, Burge C and JB Lamb (In Press, 1st Edition). The role of disease ecology in conservation and management. Marine Disease Ecology, Eds Lafferty K, Behringer D, and Silliman B. Oxford University Press.
Kramer R, Tallis H, Olander L, Mason S, Lamb JB, Masuda Y (In Press, 2nd Edition). Climate change, ecosystem services and health. Global Climate Change and Human Health: From Science to Practice. Eds Luber G & J Lemery. Wiley & Sons Publishing.
Campbell Biology (In Press, 12th Edition). Plastic waste. Eds Urry L, Cain M, Wasserman S, Minorsky P, and J Reece. Pearson Publishing.
Darling ES, McClanahan TR, Maina JM, Gurney GA, Graham NAJ, Januchowski-Hartley F, Cinner JE, Mora C, Hicks CC, Maire E, Puotinen M, Skirving WJ, Adjeroud M, Ahmadia G, Arthur R, Bauman A, Beger M, Berumen M, Bigot L, Bouwmeester J, Brenier A, Bridge T, Brown E, Campbell S, Cannon S, Cauvin B, Chen C, Claudet J, Denis V, Donner S, Estradivari E, Fadli N, Feary D, Fenner D, Fox H, Franklin E, Friedlander A, Gilmour J, Goiran C, Guest J, Hobbs J, Hoey A, Houk P, Johnson S, Jupiter S, Kayal M, Kuo C, Lamb J, Lee M, Low J, Muthiga N, Muttaqin E, Nand Y, Nash K, Nedlic O, Pandolfi J, Pardede S, Patankar V, Penin L, Ribas-Deulofeu L, Richards Z, Roberts T, Rodgers K, Safuan C, Sala E, Shedrawi G, Sin T, Smallhorn-West P, Smith J, Sommer B, Steinberg P, Sutthacheep M, Tan C, Williams G, Wilson S, Yeemin T, Bruno JF, Fortin MJ, Krkosek M and D Mouillot. 2019. Social-environmental drivers inform strategic management of coral reefs in the Anthropocene. Nature Ecology and Evolution, in press. (2019). Social-environmental drivers inform strategic management of coral reefs in the Anthropocene. Nature Ecology and Evolution, http://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-019-0953-8.
Lamb JB*, Pollock FJ*, van de Water JAJM, Smith H, Schaffelke B, Willis BL, and DG Bourne (2019). Reduced diversity and stability of coral-associated bacterial communities and suppressed immune function precedes disease onset in corals. Royal Society Open Science 6, 190355. *shared first authors
Lamb JB, Willis BL, Fiorenza EA, Couch CS, Howard R, Rader DN, True JD, Kelly LA, Ahmad A, Jompa J, and CD Harvell (2018). Plastic waste associated with disease on coral reefs. Science 359, 460-462.
Lamb JB, van de Water JAJM, Bourne DG, Altier C, Fiorenza EA, Abu N, Hein MY, Jompa J, and CD Harvell (2017). Seagrass ecosystems reduce exposure to bacterial pathogens of humans, fishes and invertebrates. Science 355: 731- 733.
Page CA, Field SN, Pollock FJ, Lamb JB, Shedrawi G, and SK Wilson (2017). Assessing coral health and disease from digital photographs and in situ surveys. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 189 (18).
Lamb JB, Wenger AS, Devlin M, Cecarelli D, Williamson DH, and BL Willis (2016). Reserves as tools for mitigating marine disease. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: B. 371 (1689), 20150210.
van de Water JAJM, Lamb JB, van Oppen MJH, Heron SF, and BL Willis (2016). Temporal patterns in innate immunity parameters in reef‐building corals and linkages with local climatic conditions. Ecosphere 7 (11), e01505.
Kelly LA, Heintz T, Lamb JB, Ainsworth T, BL Willis (2016). Ecological and histopathological characterization of a novel plaque-like growth anomaly affecting a reef-building coral. Frontiers in Marine Science 3 (151).
Lamb JB, Williamson DH, Russ GR, and BL Willis (2015). Protected areas mitigate diseases of reef-building corals by reducing damage from fishing. Ecology 96 (9), 2555–2567.
Maynard JA, van Hooidonk R, Eakin CM, Puotinen M, Garren M, Williams GJ, Heron SF, Lamb JB, Weil E, Willis BL, and CD Harvell (2015). Climate projections of conditions that increase coral disease susceptibility and pathogen virulence. Nature Climate Change 5 (7), 688–694.
Lamb JB*, van de Water JAJM*, van Oppen, MJH, Willis BL, and Bourne DG (2015). Comparative immune responses of corals to stressors associated with offshore reef-based tourist platforms. Conservation Physiology 3 (1), cov032. *shared first authors
Hein MY, Lamb JB, Scott C, and BL Willis (2015). Assessing baseline levels of coral health in a newly established marine protected area in a global scuba diving hotspot. Marine Environmental Research 103, 56–65.
Lamb JB, True JD, Piromvaragorn S, and BL Willis (2014). Scuba diving damage and intensity of tourist activities increases coral disease prevalence. Biological Conservation 178, 88–96.
Pollock FJ, Lamb JB, Field SN, Shedrawi G, Bourne DG, and BL Willis (2014). Dredging increases coral disease prevalence on nearby reefs. PLoS One, doi:10.1371/journal.pone. 0102498.
Maynard JA, Anthony KRN, Burgman MA, Harvell CD, Beeden R, Heron S, Lamb JB, and BL Willis (2011). Predicting outbreaks of a climate-driven coral disease on the Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs 30 (2), 485–495.
Lamb JB and BL Willis (2011). Using coral disease prevalence to assess the effect of concentrating tourism activities on offshore reefs in a tropical marine park. Conservation Biology 25 (5), 1044–1052.
Policy Reports, Theses and Popular Media Articles
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme. Plastics and shallow water coral reefs - Synthesis of the science for policy-makers (2019). Sweet M, Stelfox M, and JB Lamb Eds Grimsditch G, Tamelander J, Savelli-Soderberg H, and Hamilton J.
The Conversation. Lamb JB (2018). Eleven billion pieces of plastic bring disease threat to coral reefs (English and Indonesian).
Fauna & Flora International. Marine biodiversity of Myeik Archipelago, Myanmar (2018). Maung A, Benbow S, Deardon P, Freeman C, Jones B, Jones S, Karr K, Lamb J, McKeon S, Obura D, Russel B, Nyi S, Thiha S, Aung S, Tun S, Lunn Z. Eds Howard R.
Wildlife Conservation Society. Coral reef conservation solutionscape: Implementing 50 Reefs (2017). Wenger A, Ahmadia G, Alvarez-Romero J, Barnes M, Blythe J, Brodie J, Fox H, Gill D, Auil Gomez N, Gurney G, Holmes K, Jupiter S, Lamb JB, Mangubhai S, Matthews E, Matthews K, Pressey W, Teneva L, Tewfik A, Wells S, and Darling E.
Ecological Society of America. Lamb JB, Williamson DH, Russ GR, and BL Willis (2015). Protected areas moderate diseases of reef-building corals. Issue 96 (4), 647-650.
Lamb JB. (2014). Influence of marine-based industries on coral health and disease. Australian Institute of Marine Science at James Cook University, PhD Thesis, 200 pp.