Dr Selina Ward

Senior Lecturer

School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
+61 7 336 53307


Coral Reef Ecology and Physiology

Reproduction and recruitment of scleractinian corals. Response of corals to environmental stress. The effects of bleaching on coral reproduction. The recovery process of corals following bleaching. The uptake of symbiotic dinoflagellates and endolithic algae by newly settled corals. Photosynthesis in zooxanthellate coral larvae. The effects of ocean acidification on early life histories of corals. Trichodesmium and fertilisation and larval health.


  • BSc (Hons), University of Tasmania
  • MSc, University of Tasmania
  • PhD, Southern Cross University


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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Ward, S., Harrison, P. and Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (2002). Coral bleaching reduces reproduction of scleractinian corals and increases susceptibility to future stress. In: M. K. Moosa, S. Soemodihardjo, A. Soegiarto, K. Romimohtarto, A. Nontji, Soekarno and Suharsono, Proceedings of the Ninth International Coral Reef Symposium, 2000. 9th International Coral Reef Symposium, Bali, Indonesia, (1123-1129). 23-27 October 2000.

  • Ward, S (2000). Changes in coral reproduction following slight changes in temperature. In: Proceedings of JAMSTEC International Coral Reef Symposium. Coral reef biodiversity and health as indicators of environmental change. Tokyo, Japan. JAMSTEC International Coral Reef Symposium. Coral reef biodiversity and health as indicators of environmental change., Tokyo, Japan, (94-111). 2000.

  • Takabayashi, Misaki, Carter, Dee, Ward, Selina and Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (1998). Inter- and intra-specific variability in DNA sequence in the ITS region of corals. In: Proceedings of the 75th Conference of the Australian Coral Reef Society. 75th Conference of the Australian Coral Reef Society, Heron Island, QLD, Australia, (237-244). 2-6 October 1997.

  • Ward, S. and Harrison, P. L. (1997). The effects of elevated nutrients on settlement of coral larvae during the ENCORE experiment. In: Proceedings of the 8th International Coral Reef Symposium. 8th International Coral Reef Symposium, Panama City, Panama, (891-896). 24-29 June 1996.

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Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision