Amanda Ford

Dr. Amanda Ford

Postdoctoral Researcher

Phone: +49 421 23800 - 134

Fax: +49 421 23800

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Office: Fahrenheitstr. 6, Annexe
28359 Bremen
Room: 2009 (ground floor)

Research interests

- Coral reef ecology
- Benthic community function and dynamics
- Anthropogenic impacts on the marine environment
- Phase-shifts
- Coral diseases and bleaching
- Quantifying resilience of coral reef communities
- Coral reef management practices
- Promoting sustainable resource use


Peer-reviewed journals

Ford A.K., A. Eich, R.S McAndrews, S. Mangubhai, M.M. Nugues, S. Bejarano, B.R. Moore, C. Rico, C. Wild & S.C.A. Ferse (2018). Evaluation of coral reef management effectiveness using conventional versus resilience-based metrics. Ecological Indicators 85:308-317. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.10.002

Ford AK, N van Hoytema, B Moore, L Pandihau, C Wild, SCA Ferse (2017) High sedimentary oxygen consumption indicates that sewage input from small islands drives benthic community shifts on overfished reefs. Environmental Conservation. doi:10.1017/S0376892917000054.

Lee S, SCA Ferse, AK Ford, C Wild, S Mangubhai (2017). Effect of sea cucumber density on the health of reef-flat sediments. In: Fiji’s Sea Cucumber Fishery: Advances in Science for Improved Management (eds. Mangubhai S, Lalavanua W, Purcell SW). pp 54-61. Wildlife Conservation Society, Suva, Fiji. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068834

Ford AK, S Bejarano, A Marshell, PJ Mumby (2016). Linking the biology and ecology of key herbivorous unicornfish to fisheries management in the Pacific. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 26, 790-805. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2623

den Haan J, J Huisman, F Dekker, L Jacomina, AK Ford, J van Ooijen, PM Visser (2013) Fast detection of nutrient limitation in macroalgae and seagrass with nutrient-induced fluorescence. PLoS ONE, 8, e68834.