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Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L.
Where are the Coral Trout.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. June 1999.
The Dynamics of Cairns Section fringing reefs.
Unpublished report to GBRMPA. 28 pp.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. 1992.
Discussion of the methodological problems associated with estimates of Acanthaster planci (crown-of-thorns starfish) density on the GBR.
Aust. J. Mar. Freshwater Res.

Ayling A.M.
The effects of Drupella spp. Grazing on coral reefs in australia.


Dr A.M. Ayling Publications.

Ayling A.M. 1968. The feeding behaviour of Rostanga rubicunda (Mollusca, nudibranchia). Tane 14: 25-42.

Ayling A.M. and Grace R.V. 1971. Cleaning symbiosis among New Zealand fishes. N.Z. J. Mar. Freshwater Res. 5: 205-218.

Ayling A.M. 1976. The strategy of orientation in the barnacle Balanus trigonus. Mar. Biol. 36: 335-342.

Russell B.C. and Ayling A.M. 1976. New records of fishes from northeastern New Zealand. J. Roy. Soc. N.Z. 6: 277-286.

Ayling A.M. and Russell B.C. 1977. The labrid fish genus Pseudojuloides, with description of a new species. Aust. Zool. 19: 169-178.

Ayling A.M. 1978. Okakari Point to Cape Rodney Marine Reserve: a biological survey. Bulletin of the Leigh Marine Laboratory No. 1, 97pp.

Gregory M.R., Ballance P.F., Gibson G.W. and Ayling A.M. 1979. On how some rays (Elasmobranchia) excavate feeding depressions by jetting water. J. Sed. Petrology 49: 1125-1130.

Ayling A.M. 1980. Hybridisation in the genus Pseudolabrus (Labridae). Copeia 1980: 176-180.

Ayling A.M. 1981. The role of biological disturbance in temperate subtidal encrusting communities. Ecology 62: 830-847.

Ayling A.M., Cumming A. and Ballantine W.J. 1981. Map of shore and subtidal habitats of the Cape Rodney to Okakari Point Marine Reserve, North Island, New Zealand in 3 sheets, scale 1:2000. Department of Lands and Survey, Wellington.

Ayling A.M. 1982. Collins guide to the sea fishes of New Zealand. 343pp. Collins, Auckland.

Ayling A.M. and Paxton J.R. 1983. Odax cyanoallix, a new species of odacid fish from northern New Zealand. Copeia 1983: 95-101.

Choat J.H. and Ayling A.M. 1987. The influence of habitat structure on reef fish communities in north-eastern New Zealand. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 110: 257-272.

Allen G.R. and Ayling A.M. 1987. New Australian Fishes. Part 5. A new species of Acanthurus (Acanthuridae). Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria 48(1): 15-16.

Choat J.H., Ayling A.M. and Schiel D.R. 1988. Temporal and spatial variation in an island fish fauna. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 121: 91-112.

Ayling A.M., Andrews G.J., Navin K.F. and Benzie J.A.H. 1990. Quantitative surveys around Malakula Island. In: Done T.J. and Navin K.F. Eds. Vanuatu Marine Resources. Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville: 119-135.

Zann L.P. and Ayling A.M. 1990. Giant Clams. In: Done T.J. and Navin K.F. Eds. Vanuatu Marine Resources. Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville: 77-81.

Zann L.P., Ayling A.M. and Done T.J. 1990. Crown-of-thorns starfish. In: Done T.J. and Navin K.F. Eds. Vanuatu Marine Resources. Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville: 104-113.

Williams D.McB. and Ayling A.M. Checklist of shallow water reef fishes. In: Done T.J. and Navin K.F. Eds. Vanuatu Marine Resources. Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville: 224-229.

Cole R.G., Ayling A.M. and Creese R.G. 1990. Effects of marine reserve protection at Goat Island, northern New Zealand. NZ J.Mar. Freshwat. Res. In press.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. 1992. Discussion of the methodological problems associated with estimates of Acanthaster planci (crown-of-thorns starfish) density on the GBR. Aust. J. Mar. Freshwater Res.

Ayling A.M., Ayling A.L. and Mapstone B.D. 1992. Effect of Protection From Fishing Pressure on Recruitment Rates of the Coral Trout (Plectropomus leopardus: Serranidae). Proceedings of the 1991 Recruitment Workshop of the Australian Society for Fish Biology. In press.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. 1991. The effect of sediment run-off on the coral populations of fringing reefs at Cape Tribulation. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Research Publication No. 27.

Done T.J., Ayling A.M. and Van Woesik R. 1991. Broadscale survey of impacts of Cyclone Ivor on coral reefs. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Research Publication No. 24.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. 1989. Crown-of-thorns and coral trout density on three Central Section GBR reefs - 1983-1989. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Research Publication No. 15.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. 1989. Norman Reef environmental monitoring project. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Research Publication No. 19.

Ayling A.M., Roelofs A.J., McKenzie L.J. and Lee Long W. 1996. Port of Cape Flattery Benthic Monitoring Baseline Survey. EcoPorts Monograph Series No 5. Ports Corporation of Queensland. 67pp.

Mapstone B.D. and Ayling A.M. 1998. An investigation of the optimum methods and unit sizes for the visual estimation of abundance of some coral reef organisms. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Research Publication No. 47.

Mapstone B.D., Ayling A.M. and Choat J.H. 1998. Habitat, cross shelf and regional patterns in the distribution and abundance of some coral reef organisms on the northern Great Barrier Reef. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Research Publication No. 48.

Mapstone B.D., Ayling A.M. and Choat J.H. 1998. Scales and magnitudes of variation in population densities of some coral reef organisms. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Research Publication No. 49.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. 1998. The effect of the Daintree River flood plume on Snapper Island coral reefs. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Research Publication No. 53.

Ayling A.M., Ayling A.L. and Berkelmans R. 1998. Shoalwater Bay fringing reef resource assessment. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Research Publication No. 54.


UNPUBLISHED REPORTS:

Ayling A.L. and Ayling A.M. 1981. Reef biota in Port Moresby Harbour. Working paper 20, OK TEDI environmental study, pp13-79.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. 1982. Ecosensitivity to oil spills of the Mid Spencer Gulf region. Report to Santos. 20pp.

Ayling A.M. September 1982. Distribution and abundance of groupers (Serranidae) at Lizard Island. Report to GBRMPA. 12pp.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. April 1983. Distribution and abundance of coral trout Plectropomus spp. in the Cairns Section of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Report to GBRMPA. 33pp.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. June 1983. Distribution and abundance of coral trout Plectropomus spp. in the Townsville and Whitsunday areas of the GBR. Report to GBRMPA. 16pp.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. February 1984. Stereo-photographic coral monitoring: survey of Lizard Island sites. Report to GBRMPA. 6pp.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A. L. February 1984. Distribution and abundance of coral trout species Plectropomus spp. in the Swain Group of reefs: Capricorn Section of GBR Marine Park. Report to GBRMPA. 27pp.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. March 1984. Determination of the most accurate survey size and method for visual counting of coral trout Plectropomus spp. Report to GBRMPA. 14pp.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. May 1984. A biological survey of selected reefs in the Far-North Section of the GBR Marine Park. Report to GBRMPA. 36pp.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. December 1984. Coral Sea National Nature Reserves: Report on a preliminary survey of the Lihou Reef and Herald/Coringa National Nature Reserves. Report to Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service. 45pp.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. January 1985. A biological survey of selected reefs in the Central Section of the GBR Marine Park. Report to GBRMPA. 46pp.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. March 1986. A biological survey of selected reefs in the Capricorn and Capricornia Sections of the GBR Marine Park. Report to GBRMPA. 61pp.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. September 1986. Coral trout survey data. Unpublished report to the GBRMPA. 212 pp.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. June 1987. Ningaloo Marine Park: preliminary fish density assessment and habitat survey. Report to Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. May 1989. Hardy Reef Walkway and Pontoon Complex Development. Public Environmental report commissioned by Hamilton Island Enterprises. 68pp.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. June 1991. Proposed environmental monitoring program - Hamilton Island northern harbour and Dent Island harbour. Unpublished report to the GBRMPA. 9 pp.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. December 1991. Bramble Reef replenishment area - baseline survey. Unpublished report to GBRMPA. 22 pp.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. July 1992. Effects of fishing pilot study. Unpublished report to GBRMPA. 45 pp.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. March 1993. Bramble Reef replenishment area - first post-closure survey. Unpublished report to GBRMPA. 40 pp.

Kaly U.L., Mapstone B.D., Ayling A.M. and Choat J.H. October 1993. Assessment of environmental impacts on coral communities of the dredging of Platypus Channel, Cleveland Bay, Townsville 1993. Unpublished report to the Townsville Port Authority. 48 pp.

Ayling A.M. 1994. Port Hinchenbrook: Proposed Environmental Monitoring Program. Unpublished Report to the Office of the Co-Ordinator General, Government of Queensland.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. August 1994. Norman Reef pontoon monitoring program: 1992-93. Unpublished report to GBRMPA. 58 pp.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. October 1994. Hardy Reef - monitoring of the impact of the new Fantasea Cruises pontoon. Unpublished report to GBRMPA. 50 pp.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. October 1994. Bramble Reef replenishment area - 1993 and 1994 surveys. Unpublished report to GBRMPA. 52 pp.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. November 1994. Moore Reef - monitoring of the impact of the new Great Adventures pontoon. Unpublished report to GBRMPA. 38 pp.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. November 1994. Effects of Fishing: effects of fishing resumption on a group of previously protected reefs in the Cairns Section. Unpublished report to GBRMPA. 55 pp.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. March 1995. Moore Reef - monitoring of the impact of the Sunlover Cruises pontoon. Unpublished report to GBRMPA. 37 pp.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. April 1995. Arlington Reef - monitoring of the impact of the Sunlover Cruises pontoon. Unpublished report to GBRMPA. 45 pp.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. June 1995. A preliminary survey of benthic communities on fringing reefs in the middle Cairns Section. Unpublished report to GBRMPA. 19 pp.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. April 1996. Bramble Reef replenishment area - pre- and post-opening surveys. Unpublished report to GBRMPA. 51 pp.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. April 1998. Bramble Reef replenishment area - 1996 survey. Unpublished report to GBRMPA. 53 pp.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. July 1998. Bramble Reef replenishment area - 1997 survey. Unpublished report to GBRMPA. 56 pp.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. September 1998. Magnetic quays monitoring program benthic transects: a resurvey and methods comparison. Unpublished report to GBRMPA. 18 pp.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. December 1998. Medium term changes in coral populations of fringing reefs at Cape Tribulation. Unpublished report to GBRMPA. 33 pp.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. March 1999. Preliminary assessment of demersal reef fish densities on Shoalwater Bay fringing reefs. Unpublished report to GBRMPA. 38 pp.

Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. June 1999. The Dynamics of Cairns Section fringing reefs. Unpublished report to GBRMPA. 28 pp.


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