Gary Murphy

Dr. Gary Murphy

Postdoctoral Researcher

Phone: +49 (0)421 23 800 - 179

Fax: +49 (0)421 23 800 - 30

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Office: Wiener Str. 7
28359 Bremen
Room: 5304 (3rd floor)

Research interests

- Biogenic calcium carbonate production and bioerosion
- Functional roles of species within tropical marine ecosystems
- Effects of climate change on ecosystem processes
- Ecosystem based approaches to coastal zone management

Research Projects

NBNR - Natural Beach Nourishment Regimes on Grand Cayman


Peer-reviewed journals

Perry, C.T., Alvarez-Filip, L., Graham, N.A.J, Mumby, P.J., Wilson, S.K., Kench, P.S., Manzello, D., Morgan, K., Slangen, A., Thomson, D, Januchowski-Hartley, F., Smithers, S., Steneck, R., Carlton, R., Edinger, E., Enochs, I., Estrada-Saldívar, N., Haywood, M, Kolodziej, G., Murphy, G.N., Pérez-Cervantes, E., Suchley, A., Valentino, L., Boenish, R., Wilson, M. and Macdonald, C. (2018) Loss of coral reef growth capacity to track future increases in sea level. Nature 558: 396

Murphy, G. N., Perry, C.T., Chin, P., and McCoy, C. (2016) New approaches to quantifying bioerosion by endolithic sponge populations: applications to the coral reefs of Grand Cayman. Coral Reefs 35: 1109

Perry, C. T., Murphy, G. N., Graham, N. A. J., Wilson, S. K., Januchowski-Hartley, F. A., & East, H. K. (2015). Remote coral reefs can sustain high growth potential and may match future sea-level trends. Scientific Reports 5: 18289

Perry, C.T., Steneck, R. S., Murphy, G. N., Kench, P. S., Edinger, E. N., Smithers, S. G., Mumby, P. J. (2015). Regional-scale dominance of non-framework building corals on Caribbean reefs affects carbonate production and future reef growth. Global Change Biology 21: 1153

Hepburn, L.J., Blanchon, P., Murphy, G., Cousins, L. and Perry C. (2015). Community structure and paleoecological implications of calcareous encrusters on artificial substrates across a Mexican reef. Coral Reefs 34: 189

Perry, C.T., Murphy, G. N., Kench, P. S., Edinger, E. N., Smithers, S. G., Steneck, R. S., Mumby, P. J. (2014). Changing dynamics of Caribbean reef carbonate budgets: emergence of reef bioeroders as critical controls on present and future reef growth potential. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 2014

Perry, C. T., Murphy, G. N., Kench, P. S., Smithers, S. G., Edinger, E. N., Steneck, R. S., and Mumby, P. J. (2013). Caribbean-wide decline in carbonate production threatens coral reef growth. Nature Communications 4:1402

Perry, C., Edinger, E., Kench, P., Murphy, G., Smithers, S., Steneck, R. and Mumby, P. (2012). Estimating rates of biologically driven coral reef framework production and erosion: a new census-based carbonate budget methodology and applications to the reefs of Bonaire. Coral Reefs 31: 853