• The University of Western Australia (M470), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 160 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
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Education/Academic qualification

Marine Biology, Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia

Population Genetics, Master of Science, Victoria University of Wellington

Environmental Science, Bachelor of Science

External positions

Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University

1 Oct 20151 Oct 2017


  • Coral reefs
  • Next Generation Sequencing
  • Population genetics and evolution
  • ecosystem resilience
  • Gene expression
  • Genomics

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Research Output 2009 2019

  • 160 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
  • 14 Article
  • 1 Letter
  • 1 Review article
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

Contrasting patterns of genetic connectivity in brooding and spawning corals across a remote atoll system in northwest Australia

Thomas, L., Underwood, J. N., Adam, A. A. S., Richards, Z. T., Dugal, L., Miller, K. J. & Gilmour, J. P., 6 Dec 2019, In : Coral Reefs.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Development of a multi-assay approach for monitoring coral diversity using eDNA metabarcoding

Alexander, J. B., Bunce, M., White, N., Wilkinson, S. P., Adam, A. A. S., Berry, T., Stat, M., Thomas, L., Newman, S. J., Dugal, L. & Richards, Z. T., 22 Nov 2019, In : Coral Reefs. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Transcriptomic resilience, symbiont shuffling, and vulnerability to recurrent bleaching in reef-building corals

Thomas, L., López, E. H., Morikawa, M. K. & Palumbi, S. R., 8 Jun 2019, In : Molecular Ecology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Coral Reefs

Mechanisms of Thermal Tolerance in Reef-Building Corals across a Fine-Grained Environmental Mosaic: Lessons from Ofu, American Samoa

Thomas, L., Rose, N. H., Bay, R. A., Lopez, E. H., Morikawa, M. K., Ruiz-Jones, L. & Palumbi, S. R., 1 Feb 2018, In : Frontiers in Marine Science. 4, 14 p., 434.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
American Samoa
heat tolerance
5 Citations (Scopus)

Genomic signatures of local adaptation reveal source-sink dynamics in a high gene flow fish species

Cure, K., Thomas, L., Hobbs, J. P. A., Fairclough, D. V. & Kennington, W. J., 1 Dec 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 1, 10 p., 8618.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Gene Flow
Western Australia