Journal Articles






  • Cooper, T. F., Berkelmans, R., Ulstrup, K. E., Weeks, S., Radford, B., Jones, A. M., Doyle, J., Canto, M., O'Leary, R. A. & van Oppen, M. J. H. (2011). Environmental factors controlling the distribution of symbiodinium harboured by the coral acropora millepora on the great barrier reef. PloS ONE, 6. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0025536.
  • Couturier, L. I. E., Jaine, F. R. A., Townsend, K. A., Weeks, S. J., Richardson, A. J. & Bennett, M. B. (2011). Distribution, site affinity and regional movements of the manta ray, Manta alfredi (Krefft, 1868), along the east coast of Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research, 62, 628-637. doi:10.1071/mf10148
  • Earp, A., Hanson, C. E., Ralph, P. J., Brando, V. E., Allen, S., Baird, M., Clementson, L., Daniel, P., Dekker, A. G., Fearns, P. R. C. S., Parslow, J., Strutton, P. G., Thompson, P. A., Underwood, M., Weeks, S. J. & Doblin, M. A. (2011). Review of fluorescent standards for calibration of in situ fluorometers: Recommendations applied in coastal and ocean observing programs. Optics Express, 19, 26768-26782. 
  • Plaganyi, E., Weeks, S., Skewes, T., Gibbs, M., Poloczanska, E., Norman-Lopez, A., Blamey, L., Soares, M. & Robinson, W. (2011). Assessing the adequacy of current fisheries management under changing climate: a southern synopsis. Ices Journal of Marine Science, 68, 1305-1317, doi:10.1093/icesims/fsr049.
  • Redondo-Rodriguez, A., Weeks, S. J., Berkelmans, R., Hoegh-Guldberg, O. & Lough, J. M. (2011). Climate variability of the Great Barrier Reef in relation to the tropical Pacific and El Niño-Southern Oscillation. Marine and Freshwater Research, 63, 34-47, doi:10.1071/mf11151.
  • Rohner, C., Richardson, A., Marshall, A., Weeks, S., & Pierce, S. (2011). How large is the world's largest fish? Measuring whale sharks Rhincodon typus with laser photogrammetry. Journal of Fish Biology, 78, 378-385. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2010.02861.x


  • Bakun, A., Field, D., Redondo-Rodriguez, A. & Weeks, S.J. (2010). Greenhouse gas, upwelling-favorable winds, and the future of coastal ocean upwelling ecosystems, Global Change Biology, 16, 1213–1228. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.02094.x
  • Berkelmans, R., Weeks, S.J. & Steinberg, C. (2010). Upwelling linked to warm summers and bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. Limnology and Oceanography, 55(6), 2634-2644. doi:10.4319/lo.2010.55.6.2634.
  • Eakin, C.M., Nim, C.J., Brainard, R.E., Aubrecht, C., Elvidge, C., Gledhill, D.K., Muller-Karger, F., Mumby, P.J., Skirving, W.J., Strong, A.E., Wang, M., Weeks, S.J., Wentz, F. & Ziskin, D. (2010). Monitoring coral reefs from space. In: Lindstrom E, Maximenko N (Eds.), The Future Of Oceanography From Space. Oceanography, 23(4), 118-133.
  • Weeks, S.J., Bakun, A., Steinberg, C. & Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (2010). The Capricorn Eddy: a prominent driver of the ecology and future of the southern Great Barrier Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs, 29, 975-985. doi:10.1007/s00338-010-0644-z.


  • Diaz-Pulido, G.A., Mccook, L.J., Dove, S., Berkelmans, R., Roff, G., Kline, D.I., Weeks, S.J., Evans, R.D., Williamson, D.H.& Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (2009). Doom and Boom on a Resilient Reef: Climate Change, Algal Overgrowth and Coral Recovery. PLoS One 4, 5239-1. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0005239.
  • Bakun, A. & Weeks, S.J. (2008). The marine ecosystem off Peru: What are the secrets of its fishery productivity and what might its future hold? Progress in Oceanography. 79, 290-299. doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2008.10.027.
  • Weeks, S.J., Anthony, K.R.N., Bakun, A., Feldman, G.C. & Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (2008). Improved predictions of coral bleaching using seasonal baselines and higher spatial resolution. Limnology and Oceanography. 53, 1369-1375. doi:10.4319/lo.2008.53.4.1369.
  • Bakun, A. & Weeks, S.J. (2006). Adverse feedback sequences in exploited marine systems: are deliberate interruptive actions warranted? Fish and Fisheries 7, 316-333.
  • Weeks, S.J., Barlow, R., Roy, C. & Shillington, F.A. (2006). Remotely sensed variability of temperature and chlorophyll in the southern Benguela: upwelling frequency and phytoplankton response. African Journal of Marine Science. 28, 493-509.
  • Barlow, R., Sessions, H., Balarin, M., Weeks, S.J., Whittle, C. & Hutchings, P.A. (2005). Seasonal variation in phytoplankton in the southern Benguela: pigment indices and ocean colour. African Journal of Marine Science, 27, 275-287.
  • Bakun, A. & Weeks, S.J. (2004). Greenhouse gas buildup, sardines, submarine eruptions and the possibility of abrupt degradation of intense marine upwelling ecosystems. Ecology Letters,  7, 1015-1023.
  • Gremillet, D., Dell'Omo, G., Ryan, P.G., Peters, G., Ropert-Coudert, Y. &Weeks, S.J. (2004). Offshore diplomacy, or how seabirds mitigate intra-specific competition: a case study based on GPS tracking of Cape gannets from neighbouring colonies. Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 268, 265-279
  • Weeks, S.J., Currie, B., Bakun, A. & Peard, K.R. (2004). Hydrogen sulphide eruptions in the Atlantic Ocean off southern Africa: implications of a new view based on SeaWiFS satellite imagery. Deep-Sea Research Part I-Oceanographic Research Papers, 51, 153-172.
  • John, H.C., Mohrholz, V., Lutjeharms, J.R.E., Weeks, S.J., Cloete, R., Kreiner, A. & Neto, D.D. (2004). Oceanographic and faunistic structures across an Angola Current intrusion into northern Namibian waters. Journal of Marine Systems, 46, 1-22.
  • Weeks, S.J., Pitcher, G.C. & Bernard, S. (2004). Satellite monitoring of the evolution of a coccolithophorid bloom in the Southern Benguela upwelling system. Oceanography, 17, 83-89.
  • Agenbag, J.J., Richardson, A.J., Demarcq, H., Freon, P., Weeks, S.J. & Shillington, F.A. (2003). Estimating environmental preferences of South African pelagic fish species using catch size- and remote sensing data. Progress in Oceanography, 59, 275-300.
  • Weeks, S.J., Currie, B. & Bakun, A. (2002). Satellite imaging - Massive emissions of toxic gas in the Atlantic. Nature, 415, 493-494.
  • Penven, P., Lutjeharms, J.R.E., Marchesiello, P., Roy, C. & Weeks, S.J. (2001). Generation of cyclonic eddies by the Agulhas Current in the lee of the Agulhas Bank. Geophysical Research Letters, 28, 1055-1058.
  • Roy, C., Weeks, S.J., Rouault, M., Nelson, G., Barlow, R., van der Lingen, C. & Bernard, S. (2001). Extreme oceanographic events recorded in the Southern Benguela during the summer 1999-2000 summer season. South African Journal of Marine Science, 97, 465-471.
  • Jury, M.R., Weeks, S.J., Mulenga, H. & Rautenbach, H. (2000). Tropical Atlantic variability and Indo-Pacific ENSO: Statistical analysis and Numerical simulation. Global Atmosphere Ocean Systems, 7, 107-124.

Conference Papers

* denotes a refereed conference proceedings article 

  • Blondeau-Patissier, D. B., Vittorio, D.A., Phinn, S., Weeks, S., Schroeder, T. & Park, Y.J. (2010). In: Ocean Optics XX, 22. Lewis Conference Services International, Anchorage, Alaska.
  • Blondeau-Patissier, D. et al. (2010). In: Proceedings from the 2010 AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting. American Geophysical Union, 2000 Florida Ave., N. W. Washington DC 20009 USA.
  • Redondo Rodriguez, A., Lough, J. & Weeks, S. (2010) Climate variability of the Great Barrier Reef in relation to the Tropical Pacific. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 1, 1535.

Book Chapters

  • Weeks, S.J., Berkelmans, R. & Heron, S.F. (2013). Thermal applications. In: James A. Goodman, Samuel J. Purkis and Stuart R. Phinn (Eds.), Coral reef remote sensing: a guide for mapping, monitoring and management (pp. 313-339) Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer - Netherlands.


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