Thomas Wernberg

Dr, PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M470), 35 Stirling Highway, Room G30, Level 2, 39 Fairway, Perth

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 4142 Citations
  • 35 h-Index
20032020
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Research Output 2003 2018

2018
3 Citations

Biological responses to the press and pulse of climate trends and extreme events

Harris, R. M. B. , Beaumont, L. J. , Vance, T. R. , Tozer, C. R. , Remenyi, T. A. , Perkins-Kirkpatrick, S. E. , Mitchell, P. J. , Nicotra, A. B. , McGregor, S. , Andrew, N. R. , Letnic, M. , Kearney, M. R. , Wernberg, T. , Hutley, L. B. , Chambers, L. E. , Fletcher, M. S. , Keatley, M. R. , Woodward, C. A. , Williamson, G. , Duke, N. C. & 1 others Bowman, D. M. J. S., 1 Jul 2018, In : Nature Climate Change. 8, 7, p. 579-587 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

extreme event
climate
non-intervention
event
ecosystem

Distribution models predict large contractions of habitat-forming seaweeds in response to ocean warming

Martínez, B., Radford, B., Thomsen, M. S., Connell, S. D., Carreño, F., Bradshaw, C. J. A., Fordham, D. A., Russell, B. D., Gurgel, C. F. D. & Wernberg, T., 1 Oct 2018, In : Diversity and Distributions. 24, 10, p. 1350-1366 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
seaweed
contraction
macroalgae
warming
oceans

Exploring the influence of temperature on aspects of the reproductive phenology of temperate seaweeds

de Bettignies, T., Wernberg, T. & Gurgel, C. F. D., 20 Jun 2018, In : Frontiers in Marine Science. 5, JUN, 218

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Seaweed
seaweed
phenology
macroalgae
temperature
4 Citations

Genetic diversity and kelp forest vulnerability to climatic stress

Wernberg, T., Coleman, M. A., Bennett, S., Thomsen, M. S., Tuya, F. & Kelaher, B. P., 1 Dec 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, 1851

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Kelp
Ecosystem
Climate Change
Forests
Population Genetics

High latitude corals tolerate severe cold spell

Tuckett, C. A. & Wernberg, T., 31 Jan 2018, In : Frontiers in Marine Science. 5, 14

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Bleaching
bleaching
corals
coral
temperature
2 Citations

Longer and more frequent marine heatwaves over the past century

Oliver, E. C. J., Donat, M. G., Burrows, M. T., Moore, P. J., Smale, D. A., Alexander, L. V., Benthuysen, J. A., Feng, M., Sen Gupta, A., Hobday, A. J., Holbrook, N. J., Perkins-Kirkpatrick, S. E., Scannell, H. A., Straub, S. C. & Wernberg, T., 1 Dec 2018, In : Nature Communications. 9, 1, 1324

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
ocean temperature
Oceans and Seas
Temperature
Global Warming
global warming
7 Citations

Managing consequences of climate-driven species redistribution requires integration of ecology, conservation and social science

Bonebrake, T. C. , Brown, C. J. , Bell, J. D. , Blanchard, J. L. , Chauvenet, A. , Champion, C. , Chen, I. C. , Clark, T. D. , Colwell, R. K. , Danielsen, F. , Dell, A. I. , Donelson, J. M. , Evengård, B. , Ferrier, S. , Frusher, S. , Garcia, R. A. , Griffis, R. B. , Hobday, A. J. , Jarzyna, M. A. , Lee, E. & 23 others Lenoir, J., Linnetved, H., Martin, V. Y., Mccormack, P. C., Mcdonald, J., Mcdonald-Madden, E., Mitchell, N., Mustonen, T., Pandolfi, J. M., Pettorelli, N., Possingham, H., Pulsifer, P., Reynolds, M., Scheffers, B. R., Sorte, C. J. B., Strugnell, J. M., Tuanmu, M. N., Twiname, S., Vergés, A., Villanueva, C., Wapstra, E., Wernberg, T. & Pecl, G. T., Feb 2018, In : Biological Reviews. 93, 1, p. 284-305

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
social sciences
Social sciences
Social Sciences
Climate Change
Ecology
2 Citations

Movement of pulsed resource subsidies from kelp forests to deep fjords

Filbee-Dexter, K., Wernberg, T., Norderhaug, K. M., Ramirez-Llodra, E. & Pedersen, M. F., 1 May 2018, In : Oecologia. 187, 1, p. 291-304 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

kelp forest
subsidies
fjord
detritus
macroalgae
1 Citations

Novel crab predator causes marine ecosystem regime shift

Kotta, J., Wernberg, T., Jänes, H., Kotta, I., Nurkse, K., Pärnoja, M. & Orav-Kotta, H., 1 Dec 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, 4956

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Ecosystem
Biomass
Introduced Species
Phytoplankton
Food

Screening of seaweeds in the East China Sea as potential bio-monitors of heavy metals

Pan, Y., Wernberg, T., de Bettignies, T., Holmer, M., Li, K., Wu, J., Lin, F., Yu, Y., Xu, J., Zhou, C., Huang, Z. & Xiao, X., 1 Jun 2018, In : Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 25, 17, p. 16640-16651 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Seaweed
seaweed
Heavy Metals
Oceans and Seas
Heavy metals
2 Citations

Secondary foundation species enhance biodiversity

Thomsen, M. S., Altieri, A. H., Angelini, C., Bishop, M. J., Gribben, P. E., Lear, G., He, Q., Schiel, D. R., Silliman, B. R., South, P. M., Watson, D. M., Wernberg, T. & Zotz, G., 1 Apr 2018, In : Nature Ecology and Evolution. 2, 4, p. 634-639 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

biodiversity
Santalales
conservation practices
epiphytes
habitats
1 Citations

Subcontinental heat wave triggers terrestrial and marine, multi-taxa responses

Ruthrof, K. X., Breshears, D. D., Fontaine, J. B., Froend, R. H., Matusick, G., Kala, J., Miller, B. P., Mitchell, P. J., Wilson, S. K., van Keulen, M., Enright, N. J., Law, D. J., Wernberg, T. & Hardy, G. E. S. J., 1 Dec 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, 13094

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Infrared Rays
Ecosystem
Kelp
Demography
Spheniscidae
2017
149 Citations

Biodiversity redistribution under climate change: Impacts on ecosystems and human well-being

Pecl, G. T. , Araujo, M. B. , Bell, J. D. , Blanchard, J. , Bonebrake, T. C. , Chen, I-C. , Clark, T. D. , Colwell, R. K. , Danielsen, F. , Evengard, B. , Falconi, L. , Ferrier, S. , Frusher, S. , Garcia, R. A. , Griffis, R. B. , Hobday, A. J. , Janion-Scheepers, C. , Jarzyna, M. A. , Jennings, S. , Lenoir, J. & 21 others Linnetved, H. I., Martin, V. Y., McCormack, P. C., McDonald, J., Mitchell, N. J., Mustonen, T., Pandolfi, J. M., Pettorelli, N., Popova, E., Robinson, S. A., Scheffers, B. R., Shaw, J. D., Sorte, C. J. B., Strugnell, J. M., Sunday, J. M., Tuanmu, M-N., Verges, A., Villanueva, C., Wernberg, T., Wapstra, E. & Williams, S. E., 31 Mar 2017, In : Science. 355, 6332, 10 p., 9214

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Climate Change
Biodiversity
Ecosystem
Carbon Sequestration
Biota

Bubble curtains: Herbivore exclusion devices for ecology and restoration of marine ecosystems?

Bennett, S., Wernberg, T. & de Bettignies, T., 19 Sep 2017, In : Frontiers in Marine Science. 4, SEP, 302

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Aquatic ecosystems
bubbles
Ecology
marine ecosystem
Fish
8 Citations

Expansion of corals on temperate reefs: direct and indirect effects of marine heatwaves

Tuckett, C., Wernberg, T., Fromont, J. & Wernberg, T., Sep 2017, In : Coral Reefs. 36, 3, p. 947-956

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
corals
reefs
coral
reef
warming
5 Citations

Forgotten underwater forests: The key role of fucoids on Australian temperate reefs

Coleman, M. A. & Wernberg, T., Oct 2017, In : Ecology and Evolution. 7, 20, p. 8406-8418

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Fucales
reefs
reef
macroalgae
kelp forest
2 Citations
latitudinal gradient
invertebrate
invertebrates
infrastructure
habitat
1 Citations

Modulation of different kelp life stages by herbivory: compensatory growth versus population decimation

Franco, J. N., Wernberg, T., Bertocci, I., Jacinto, D., Maranhão, P., Pereira, T., Martinez, B., Arenas, F., Sousa-Pinto, I. & Tuya, F., 1 Aug 2017, In : Marine Biology. 164, 8, 164

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

compensatory growth
herbivory
macroalgae
herbivores
herbivore
4 Citations

Nearshore and offshore co-occurrence of marine heatwaves and cold-spells

Schlegel, R. W., Oliver, E. C. J., Wernberg, T. & Smit, A. J., 1 Feb 2017, In : Progress in Oceanography. 151, p. 189-205 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

oceans
temperature
coasts
nearshore environment
water currents
3 Citations

Phenolic concentrations of brown seaweeds and relationships to nearshore environmental gradients in Western Australia

van Hees, D. H., Olsen, Y. S., Wernberg, T., Van Alstyne, K. L. & Kendrick, G. A., 1 Apr 2017, In : Marine Biology. 164, 4, 74

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Phaeophyceae
phenolic compound
environmental gradient
seaweed
Western Australia
1 Citations
5 Citations

Tropicalization strengthens consumer pressure on habitat-forming seaweeds.

Zarco-Perello, S., Wernberg, T., Langlois, T. J. & Vanderklift, M. A., 11 Apr 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 1, p. 820 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Kelp
Seaweed
Herbivory
Ecosystem
Pressure
2016
17 Citations

Accelerating Tropicalization and the Transformation of Temperate Seagrass Meadows

Hyndes, G. A. A., Heck Jr., K. L. L., Verges, A., Harvey, E. S. S., Kendrick, G. A., Lavery, P. S. S., McMahon, K., Orth, R. J. J., Pearce, A., Vanderklift, M., Wernberg, T., Whiting, S. & Wilson, S., 1 Nov 2016, In : Bioscience. 66, 11, p. 938-948 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
meadows
Ecosystem
Herbivory
herbivores
ecosystems
64 Citations

A hierarchical approach to defining marine heatwaves

Hobday, A. J., Alexander, L. V., Perkins, S. E., Smale, D., Straub, S., Oliver, E. C. J., Benthuysen, J. A., Burrows, M. T., Donat, M. G., Feng, M., Holbrook, N. J., Moore, P. J., Scannell, H. A., Sen Gupta, A. & Wernberg, T., Feb 2016, In : Progress in Oceanography. 141, p. 227-238

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fish industry
economic impact
Western Australia
aquaculture
temperature
14 Citations

A novel phylogeny of the Gelidiales (Rhodophyta) based on five genes including the nuclear CesA, with descriptions of Orthogonacladia gen. nov. and Orthogonacladiaceae fam. nov.

Boo, G. H., Le Gall, L., Miller, K. A., Freshwater, D. W., Wernberg, T., Terada, R., Yoon, K. J. & Boo, S. M., Aug 2016, In : Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 101, p. 359-372

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rhodophyta
Phylogeny
phylogeny
phylogenetics
Gelidium

Celebrating 25 years of temperate reef science

Wernberg, T., 2016, In : Marine and Freshwater Research. 67, 1, p. i-viii

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
145 Citations

Climate-driven regime shift of a temperate marine ecosystem

Wernberg, T. , Bennett, S. , Babcock, R. , De Bettignies, T. , Cure Chams, K. , Depczynski, M. , Dufois, F. , Fromont, J. , Fulton, C. J. , Hovey, R. , Harvey, E. S. , Holmes, T. , Kendrick, G. , Radford, B. , Santana Garcon, J. , Saunders, B. J. , Smale, D. , Thomsen, M. , Tuckett, C. , Tuya, F. & 2 others Vanderklift, M. A. & Wilson, S., 8 Jul 2016, In : Science. 353, 6295, p. 169-172

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kelp
Climate
Ecosystem
Seaweed
Extreme Heat
4 Citations

Distribution and Localised Effects of the Invasive Ascidian Didemnum perlucidum (Monniot 1983) in an Urban Estuary

Simpson, T. S., Wernberg, T. & Mcdonald, J. I., 4 May 2016, In : PLoS One. 11, 5, e0154201

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Urochordata
Estuaries
Ascidiacea
estuaries
Fouling
43 Citations

Global patterns of kelp forest change over the past half-century

Krumhansl, K. A. , Okamoto, D. K. , Rassweiler, A. , Novak, M. , Bolton, J. J. , Cavanaugh, K. C. , Connell, S. D. , Johnson, C. R. , Konar, B. , Ling, S. D. , Micheli, F. , Norderhaug, K. M. , Pérez-Matus, A. , Sousa-Pinto, I. , Reed, D. C. , Salomon, A. K. , Shears, N. T. , Wernberg, T. , Anderson, R. J. , Barrett, N. S. & 17 others Buschmann, A. H., Carr, M. H., Caselle, J. E., Derrien-Courtel, S., Edgar, G. J., Edwards, M., Estes, J. A., Goodwin, C., Kenner, M. C., Kushner, D. J., Moy, F. E., Nunn, J., Steneck, R. S., Vásquez, J., Watson, J., Witman, J. D. & Byrnes, J. E. K., 29 Nov 2016, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 113, 48, p. 13785-13790

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Kelp
Ecosystem
Arctic Regions
Forests
Oceans and Seas
10 Citations

Physiological responses of habitat-forming seaweeds to increasing temperatures

Wernberg, T., de Bettignies, T., Joy, B. A. & Finnegan, P. M., 1 Nov 2016, In : Limnology and Oceanography. 61, 6, p. 2180-2190 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

physiological response
seaweed
macroalgae
photosynthesis
habitat
6 Citations

Spatial and temporal variation of kelp forests and associated macroalgal assemblages along the Portuguese coast

Pinho, D., Bertocci, I., Arenas, F., Franco, J. N., Jacinto, D., Castro, J. J., Vieira, R., Sousa-Pinto, I., Wernberg, T. & Tuya, F., Jan 2016, In : Marine and Freshwater Research. 67, 1, p. 113-122

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kelp
kelp forest
temporal variation
macroalgae
spatial variation
57 Citations

The ‘Great Southern Reef’: social, ecological and economic value of Australia’s neglected kelp forests

Bennett, S., Wernberg, T., Connell, S. D., Hobday, A. J., Johnson, C. R. & Poloczanska, E. S., Jan 2016, In : Marine and Freshwater Research. 67, 1, p. 47-56

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Kelp
kelp forest
social benefit
ecological value
economic valuation
16 Citations

To include or not to include (the invader in community analyses)? That is the question

Thomsen, M. S., Wernberg, T., South, P. M. & Schiel, D. R., Jun 2016, In : Biological Invasions. 18, 6, p. 1515-1521

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

seaweed
macroalgae
data analysis
Undaria pinnatifida
ecosystem function
2015
15 Citations

A molecular investigation of the genus Ecklonia (Phaeophyceae, Laminariales) with special focus on the Southern Hemisphere

Rothman, M. D., Mattio, L., Wernberg, T., Anderson, R. J., Uwai, S., Mohring, M. & Bolton, J. J., Apr 2015, In : Journal of Phycology. 51, 2, p. 236-246

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Laminariales
Phaeophyceae
Eisenia (Alariaceae)
Southern Hemisphere
Lessoniaceae
19 Citations

Canopy interactions and physical stress gradients in subtidal communities

Bennett, S., Wernberg, T., De Bettignies, T., Kendrick, G., Anderson, R. J., Bolton, J. J., Rodgers, K. L., Shears, N. T., Leclerc, J. C., Lévêque, L., Davoult, D. & Christie, H. C., Jul 2015, In : Ecology Letters. 18, 7, p. 677-686

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
seaweed
macroalgae
canopy
environmental stress
intraspecific interaction
24 Citations

Central and rear-edge populations can be equally vulnerable to warming

Bennett, S., Wernberg, T., Joy, B. A., De Bettignies, T. & Campbell, A. H., 22 Dec 2015, In : Nature Communications. 6, p. 1-7 7 p., 10280 (2015)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Seaweed
seaweeds
heating
Population
Temperature
25 Citations

Continental-scale variation in seaweed host-associated bacterial communities is a function of host condition, not geography

Marzinelli, E. M., Campbell, A. H., Valdes, E. Z., Verges, A., Nielsen, S., Wernberg, T., De Bettignies, T., Bennett, S., Caporaso, J. G., Thomas, T. & Steinberg, P. D., Oct 2015, In : Environmental Microbiology. 17, 10, p. 4078-4088 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Seaweed
Geography
geography
seaweed
bacterial communities
22 Citations

Distinguishing geographical range shifts from artefacts of detectability and sampling effort

Bates, A. E., Bird, T. J., Stuart-Smith, R. D., Wernberg, T., Sunday, J. M., Barrett, N. S., Edgar, G. J., Frusher, S. D., Hobday, A. J., Pecl, G. T., Smale, D. & Mccarthy, M., Jan 2015, In : Diversity and Distributions. 21, 1, p. 13-22 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

artifact
sampling
spatial data
reefs
climate change
3 Citations

Diversity and abundance of epibiota on invasive and native estuarine gastropods depend on substratum and salinity

Thyrring, J., Thomsen, M., Brunbjerg, A. K. & Wernberg, T., 21 May 2015, In : Marine and Freshwater Research. 66, 12, p. 1191-1200

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gastropoda
shell (molluscs)
Salinity
gastropod
shell
17 Citations

Herbivory drives kelp recruits into 'hiding' in a warm ocean climate

Franco, J. N., Wernberg, T., Bertocci, I., Duarte, P., Jacinto, D., Vasco-Rodrigues, N. & Tuya, F., 29 Sep 2015, In : Marine Ecology Progress Series. 536, p. 1-9

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
herbivory
macroalgae
herbivores
oceans
climate
6 Citations

Invasions by non-indigenous species

Thomsen, M. S., Wernberg, T. & Schiel, D., 2015, Marine Ecosystems, Human Impacts on Biodiversity, Functioning and Services. Crowe, T. P. & Frid, C. L. J. (eds.). 1 ed. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, p. 274-331

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

7 Citations

Phenological decoupling of mortality from wave forcing in kelp beds

De Bettignies, T., Wernberg, T., Lavery, P. S., Vanderklift, M. A., Gunson, J. R., Symonds, G. & Collier, N., 1 Mar 2015, In : Ecology. 96, 3, p. 850-861 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
macroalgae
reef
hydrodynamic force
hydrodynamics
mortality
10 Citations

Sensitivity and Acclimation of Three Canopy-Forming Seaweeds to UVB Radiation and Warming

Xioa, X., De Bettignies, T., Olsen, Y., Agusti-Requena, S., Duarte Quesada, C. & Wernberg, T., 2 Dec 2015, In : PLoS One. 10, 12, p. 1-17 17 p., e0143031

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Seaweed
Acclimatization
ultraviolet radiation
macroalgae
acclimation
105 Citations

Species traits and climate velocity explain geographic range shifts in an ocean-warming hotspot

Sunday, J. M., Pecl, G. T., Frusher, S., Hobday, A. J., Hill, N., Holbrook, N. J., Edgar, G. J., Stuart-Smith, R., Barrett, N., Wernberg, T., Watson, R. A., Smale, D. A., Fulton, E. A., Slawinski, D., Feng, M., Radford, B., Thompson, P. A. & Bates, A. E., Sep 2015, In : Ecology Letters. 18, 9, p. 944-953

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

warming
oceans
climate
ocean
omnivores
26 Citations

The rise of Laminaria ochroleuca in the Western English Channel (UK) and comparisons with its competitor and assemblage dominant Laminaria hyperborea

Smale, D., Wernberg, T., Yunnie, A. L. E. & Vance, T., Dec 2015, In : Marine Ecology. 36, 4, p. 1033–1044 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

English Channel
Laminaria
macroalgae
Cineraria
biodiversity
51 Citations

Tropical herbivores provide resilience to a climate-mediated phase shift on temperate reefs

Bennett, S., Wernberg, T., Harvey, E. S., Santana Garcon, J. & Saunders, B. J., Jul 2015, In : Ecology Letters. 18, 7, p. 714-723

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
herbivore
reefs
reef
herbivores
canopy
2014
7 Citations

Biogeographic variation in temperature drives performance of kelp gametophytes during warming

Mohring, M., Wernberg, T., Wright, J. T., Connell, S. D. & Russell, B. D., 22 Oct 2014, In : Marine Ecology Progress Series. 513, p. 85-96

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

gametophytes
macroalgae
warming
heat
temperature
16 Citations

Canopy facilitates seaweed recruitment on subtidal temperate reefs

Bennett, S. & Wernberg, T., Nov 2014, In : Journal of Ecology. 102, 6, p. 1462 - 1470 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

seaweed
macroalgae
reefs
reef
canopy
80 Citations

Defining and observing stages of climate-mediated range shifts in marine systems

Bates, A. E., Pecl, G. T., Frusher, S. D., Hobday, A. J., Wernberg, T., Smale, D., Sunday, J. M., Hill, N. A., Dulvy, N. K., Colwell, R. K., Holbrook, N. J., Fulton, E. A., Slawinski, D., Feng, M., Edgar, G. J., Radford, B., Thompson, P. A. & Watson, R. A., May 2014, In : Global Environmental Change. 26, 1, p. 27-38

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

contraction
climate change
confidence
climate
population decrease

Forty years of experiments on aquatic invasive species:are study biases limiting our understanding of impacts?

Thomsen, M., Wernberg, T., Olden, J. D., Byers, J. E., Bruno, J. F., Silliman, B. R. & Schiel, D. R., 26 Jun 2014, In : NeoBiota. 22, p. 1 - 22

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
invasive species
experiment
habitats
biodiversity
habitat