Coral Reefs


Published by Springer, Coral Reefs is the official journal of International Society for Coral Reef Studies. This quarterly publication provides a venue for multidisciplinary research across the broad fields of reef studies, with relevance to modern and/ or ancient reefs.

Editor-in-chief: Dr. Morgan Pratchett 

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Best Paper Award

Each year the editorial board of Coral Reefs votes on The Best Paper. The Best Paper Award includes a certificate, a glass trophy, and a cash prize of €1,000.


Past Recipients

2011: HPA Sweatman, S Delean, C Syms 

Assessing loss of coral cover on Australia's Great Barrier Reef over two decades, with implications for longer-term trendsCoral Reefs, Volume 30: 521-531

2010: KE Fabricius, K Okaji and G De'ath 

Three lines of evidence to link outbreaks of the crown-of-thorns seastar Acanthaster planci to the release of larval food limitationCoral Reefs, Volume 29: 593-605

2009: SK Wilson, AM Dolman, AJ Cheal, MJ Emslie, MS Pratchett, HPA Sweatman 

Maintenance of fish diversity on disturbed coral reefsCoral Reefs, Volume 28: 3-14

2008: JEN Veron 

Mass extinctions and ocean acidification: biological constraints on geological dilemmasCoral Reefs, Volume 27: 459-472

2007: JC Mieog, MJH van Oppen, NE Cantin, WT Stam, JL Olsen 

Real-time PCR reveals a high incidence of Symbiodinium clade D at low levels in four scleractinian corals across the Great Barrier Reef: implications for symbiont shufflingCoral Reefs, Volume 26: 449-457

2006: M Sheaves 

Is the timing of spawning in sparid fishes a response to sea temperature regimes? Coral Reefs, Volume 25: 655-669

2005: A Tribollet, S Golubic 

Cross-shelf differences in the pattern and pace of bioerosion of experimental carbonates exposed for 3 years on the northern Great Barrier Reef, AustraliaCoral Reefs, Volume 24:422-434

2004: L Penland, J Kloulechad, D Idip, R van Woesik 

Coral Spawning in the western Pacific Ocean is related to solar insolation. Coral Reefs, Volume 23:133-140

2003: JM Guinotte, RW Buddemeier, and JA Kleypas

Future coral reef habitat marginality: temporal and spatial effects of climate change in the Pacific basin. Coral Reefs, Volume 22: 551-558

2002: PL Munday

Does habitat availability determine geographical-scale abundances of coral-dwelling fishes? Coral Reefs, Volume 21: 105-116

2001: WK Fitt, BE Brown, ME Warner, and RP Dunne

Coral bleaching: interpretation of thermal tolerance limits and thermal thresholds in tropical corals. Coral Reefs, Volume 20: 51-65

2000: KRN Anthony

Enhanced particle-feeding capacity of corals on turbid reefs (Great Barrier Reef, Australia) Coral Reefs, Volume 19: 59-67