BSc Ecology and Environmental Biology, University of British Columbia
I am broadly interested in developing new quantitative tools and practical approaches to conserving marine ecosystems. My research approach combines manipulative field experiments, large-scale correlative studies and mechanistic models of both species and size-based interactions within marine food webs. Currently, my dissertation work focuses on quantifying patterns, processes and consequences of predation by invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish on Atlantic coral reef fish communities. My research takes place in several regions of the Caribbean and is made possible through collaboration with government, non-profit and regional research groups, as well as local dive operators (many of whom are listed below).
1. C Phillis*, S O’Regan*, SJ Green*, J Bruce*, S Anderson, J Linton, Earth2Ocean Working Group, B Favaro. (in press). Multiple pathways to conservation success. Conservation Letters *Authors contributed equally, listed in reverse alphabetical order.
2. IM Côté, SJ Green, JL Akins, D Steinke, JA Morris Jr. (in press) Diet richness of invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish revealed by DNA barcoding. Marine Ecology Progress Series.
3. SJ Green. (2012) Monitoring: An essential action in JA Morris Jr (ed). Invasive lionfish: A guide to control and management. Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Press. Ft. Pierce, FL
4. JA Morris Jr and SJ Green. (2012) Lionfish research: A guide to current findings and future questions for applied science in JA Morris Jr (ed). Invasive lionfish: A guide to control and management. Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Press. Ft. Pierce, FL
5. SJ Green, JL Akins, A Maljkovic and IM Côté (2012) Invasive lionfish drive Atlantic coral reef fish declines. PLoS ONE. 7(3): e32596.
6. IM Côté and SJ Green (2012) Potential effects of climate change on a marine invasion: The importance of current context. Current Zoology. 58(1): 1-8
7. SJ Green, Akins, JL and JA Morris Jr. (2012) Lionfish dissection: Techniques and applications. NOAA Technical Memorandum NCCOS 139.
8. ES Darling, SJ Green, JK O’Leary and IM Côté (2011) Indo-Pacific lionfish are larger and more abundant on invaded reefs: a comparison of Kenyan and Bahamian lionfish populations. Biological Invasions.13(9): 2045-2051
9. SJ Green, JL Akins and IM Côté (2011) Foraging behaviour and prey consumption in the Indo-Pacific lionfish on Bahamian coral reefs. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 433: 159-167.
10. Green, SJ and IM Côté (2009) Record densities of Indo-Pacific lionfish on Bahamian coral reefs. Coral Reefs. 28: 107.
Please report lionfish sightings to the USGS Non-Indigenous Aquatic Species Database
Stuart Cove generously donates logistic support for lionfish research and conservation endeavors in the Bahamas: http://www.stuartcove.com/
In 2010, managers and scientists from across the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and western Atlantic convened in Mexico to establish a regional working group and coordinated strategy for addressing the lionfish invasion. The efforts of this group led to the recently published ‘Invasive lionfish: A guide to control and management‘.
Film and television media
Cayman Island Daybreak, Cayman 27 Morning News.
Lionfish: New explorers of the Caribbean. (December 2011) The Explorers Journal
Lionfish Make New Home: Invasive Fish are Settling In for the Long Haul. (July 2009) Alert Diver Magazine.