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Journal Publications


Pollock et al 2016 - AEM - White syndrome case study




 



Pollock F.J., Wada N., Torda G., Willis B.L., Bourne D.G. 2016. Repeated sampling of white syndrome-affected corals reveals distinct microbiome at disease lesion fronts. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02799-16 


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    Cover story: Applied and Environmental Microbiology 

    Featured in: 
AEM Spotlight

https://sites.google.com/site/fjpollock/Page%20et%20al%202016%20-%20Assessing%20coral%20health%20and%20disease%20from%20digital%20photographs%20and%20in%20situ%20surveys.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1





 



Page C.A., Field S.N., Pollock F.J., Lamb J.B., Shedrawi G., Wilson S.K. 2016. Assessing coral health and disease from digital photographs and in situ surveys. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. doi: 10.1007/s10661-016-5743-z


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Pollock F.H., Pollock F.J., Maurer J., Sop A., Messmer M. 2016. Patterns and trends in coal mining orthopedic injuries admitted to a level one trauma center in southern West Virginia over ten years. West Virginia Medical Journal. doi:10.21885/wvmj.2016.12


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https://peerj.com/articles/2424/



 



Wada N.,
Pollock F.J., Willis B.L., Ainsworth T., Mano N., Bourne D.G. 2016. In situ visualization of bacterial populations in coral tissues: pitfalls and solutions. PeerJ. 4:e2424 DOI: 10.7717/peerj.2424
 

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Pollock et al 2015 - Visualization of coral host–pathogen interactions using a stable GFP-labeled Vibrio coralliilyticus strain


 



Pollock F.J.
, Krediet C.J., Garren M., Stocker R., Winn K., Wilson B., Huete-Stauffer C., Willis B.L., Bourne D.G. 2015. Visualization of coral host–pathogen interactions using a stable GFP-labeled Vibrio coralliilyticus strain. Coral Reefs. 34:655-662 DOI: 10.1007/s00338-015-1273-3 

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 https://sites.google.com/site/fjpollock/Bourne%20et%20al.%202014%20-%20Towards%20a%20better%20understanding%20of%20white%20syndromes%20and%20their%20causes%20on%20Indo-Pacific%20coral%20reefs.pdf?attredirects=0 

Bourne D.G., Ainsworth T.D., Pollock F.J., Willis B.L. 2015. Towards a better understanding of white syndromes and their causes on Indo-Pacific coral reefs. Coral Reefs. 34:233-242 DOI: 10.1007/s00338-014-1239-x

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http://www.plosone.org/article/fetchObject.action?uri=info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0102498&representation=PDF



Pollock F.J.
, Lamb J.B., Field S.N., Heron S.F., Schaffelke B., Shedrawi G., Bourne D.G., Willis B.L. 2014. Sediment and turbidity associated with offshore dredging increase coral disease prevalence on nearby reefs. PLOS ONE. e102498
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0102498

[Abstract] [PDF] [Press Release]

    Feature Story: ABC News 24  (Video)
 https://sites.google.com/site/fjpollock/Pollock%20et%20al.%202014%20-%20Abundance%20and%20morphology%20of%20virus-like%20particles%20associated%20with%20the%20coral%20Acropora%20hyacinthus%20differ%20between%20healthy%20and%20white%20syndrome-infected%20states.pdf?attredirects=0


Pollock F.J.
, Wood-Charlson E.M., van Oppen M.J.H., Bourne D.G., Willis B.L., Weynberg K.D. 2014. Abundance and morphology of virus-like particles associated with the coral Acropora hyacinthus differ between healthy and white syndrome-infected states. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 510:39-43 DOI: 10.3354/meps10927

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 https://sites.google.com/site/fjpollock/Katz%20et%20al.%202014%20-%20Crown-of-thorns%20star%EF%AC%81sh%20predation%20and%20physical%20injuries%20promote%20brown%20band%20disease%20on%20corals.pdf?attredirects=0


Katz S., 
Pollock F.J., Bourne D.G., Willis B.L. 2014. Crown-of-thorns seastar predation and physical injury promote brown band disease on corals. Coral Reefs. 33:705-716 DOI: 10.1007/s00338-014-1153-2

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https://sites.google.com/site/fjpollock/Pollock%20et%20al.%202012%20-%20Cymo%20melanodactylus%20crabs%20slow%20progression%20of%20white%20syndrome%20lesions%20on%20corals.pdf?attredirects=0

Pollock, F.J.
, Katz, S.M., Willis, B.L., Bourne, D.G. 2013. Cymo melanodactylus crabs slow white syndrome coral disease. Coral Reefs. 32:43-48 DOI: 10.1007/s00338-012-0978-9

[Abstract] [PDF] [Press Release]

Feature Story: ABC Evening News  (Video)



Cohen, Y., Pollock, F.J., Rosenberg, E., Bourne, D.G. 2012. Phage therapy treatment of the coral pathogen Vibrio coralliilyticus. MicrobiologyOpen. DOI: 10.1002/mbo3.52

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Pollock, F.J.
, Morris, P.J., Willis, B.L., Bourne, D.G. 2011. The urgent need for robust coral disease diagnostics. PLoS Pathogens. e1002183
s DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002183
 
[Abstract] [PDF] [Press Release]

Cover Image: PLoS Pathogens October 2011 (Cover)

Feature Story: ABC Evening News  (Video)

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Pollock, F.J.
, Wilson, B., Johnson, W.R., Morris, P.J., Willis, B.L., Bourne, D.G. 2010.
  Phylogeny of the cosmopolitan coral pathogen Vibrio coralliilyticus. Environ Microbiol Rep. 2:172-178 DOI: 10.1111/j.1758-2229.2009.00131.x.

 [Abstract] [PDF]

Award: Australian Research Council CoE Best Student Paper (Virginia Chadwick Award)

 


Pollock, F.J.
, Morris, P.J., Willis, B.L., Bourne, D.G. 2010.
  Detection and quantification of the coral pathogen Vibrio coralliilyticus by real-time PCR with TaqMan fluorescent probes. Appl Environ Microbiol. 75:5282-5286. DOI: 10.1128/AEM.00330-10

 [Abstract] [PDF]

 Pauley  
Corrales, J., Pollock, F.J. 2006.
  Characterization of bacterial communities in corals affected by Montipora white syndrome. 12 p. Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology. Proceedings of the 2006 Edwin W. Pauley Summer Program.

Selected Research Presentations


Pollock, F.J. The coral microbiome across species, space and time. 13th International Coral Reef Symposium. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. 20 June 2016.

Pollock, F.J. Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders in Marine Science: empowering tomorrow's Indigenous marine leaders. 2014 ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies Symposium. Canberra, Australia. 3 July 2014. Invited oral presentation.

Pollock, F.J., Lamb, J.B., van de Water, J., Schaffelke, B., Willis, B.L., Bourne, D.G. Coral immune function and bacterial community structure during environmental stress and disease. 2014 Ocean Science Meeting. Honolulu, Hawaii. 26 March 2014. Oral presentation. 

    AwardStudent Presentation Award

Pollock, F.J. Dredging, coral disease and a raging case of crabs. JCU Finals: 3-Minute Thesis Competition. Townsville, Australia. 12 September 2013. Oral presentation. AIMS@JCU representative.

Pollock, F.J. Dredging, coral disease and a raging case of crabs. AIMS@JCU 3-Minute Thesis Competition. Cungulla, Australia. 4 September 2013. Oral presentation. 

    Award: Best Postgrad Presentation

Pollock, F.J. Sediment and turbidity increase coral disease prevalence. Australian Coral Reef Society Conference. Sydney, Australia. 28-30 August 2013. Oral presentation.

Pollock, F.J. Hot topics in coral disease research. Life History and Evolution of Reef Corals Guest Lecture. James Cook University, Townsville, Australia. 7 May 2013. Invited guest lecturer.

Pollock, F.J. Crabs and coral disease. Understanding Marine Microbes and Symbioses Seminar Series. 22 November 2012. Oral presentation.

Pollock, F.J. The FUN and FUNk of coral spawning. Toastmasters International Annual Regional Meeting. Townsville, Australia. 10 November 2012. Invited plenary speaker.

Pollock, F.J. 2012.  Understanding the role of Cymo melanodactylus crabs in white syndrome coral disease. 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, Cairns, Australia. 11 July 2012.Oral presentation.

Pollock, F.J. Molecular techniques to study coral disease. Life History and Evolution of Reef Corals Guest Lecture. James Cook University, Townsville, Australia. 1 May 2012. Invited guest lecturer.

Pollock, F.J. Understanding white syndromes in Indo-Pacific corals. Lizard Island Research Fellowship Seminar. Lizard Island Research Station, Australia.23 February 2012. Oral presentation.

Pollock, F.J. The development of novel coral disease diagnostic tools. Coral Health Assessment Workshop. CSIRO, Perth, Australia. 29 November 2011. Invited workshop lecturer.

Pollock, F.J., Wilson, B., Johnson, W.R., Morris, P.J., Willis, B.L., Bourne, D.G. Are white syndrome outbreaks in the Indo-Pacific caused by a pandemic strain of the coral pathogen Vibrio coralliilyticus? 2011 James Cook University Postgraduate Conference. Townsville, Australia. 29 September 2011. Poster. 

        Award: Best Poster

Pollock, F.J. Green fluorescence protein-labeled Vibrio coralliilyticus: opportunities and challenges. Understanding Marine Microbes and Symbioses Seminar Series. 28 August 2011. Oral presentation.

Pollock, F.J., Morris, P.J., Willis, B.L., Bourne, D.G. The urgent need for robust coral disease diagnostics. Australian Coral Reef Society Conference. Sunshine Coast, Australia. 26 August 2011. Oral presentation.

Pollock, F.J. Coral disease and microbes. James Cook University Science in the Tropics Program. Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Australia. 28 June 2011. Invited guest lecturer.

Pollock, F.J., Morris, P.J., Willis, B.L., Bourne, D.G. Australian Research Council Center of Student Paper of the Year Presentation: A novel assay for the detection of the coral pathogen Vibrio coralliilyticus. Virginia Chadwick Awards Presentation Seminar. Townsville, Australia. 20 May 2011.  Invited guest lecturer.

Pollock, F.J. 2011.  A novel assay for the detection of the coral pathogen Vibrio coralliilyticus. 2011 AIMS@JCU Seminar Day, Townsville, Australia. 7 April 2011. Oral presentation.

Award: Best Oral Presentation

Pollock, F.J. 2010. Are white syndrome outbreaks in the Indo-Pacific caused by a pandemic strain of the coral pathogen Vibrio coralliilyticus? 2010 Australian Coral Reef Society Conference, Coffs Harbour, Australia. 10 September 2010. Oral presentation.

Pollock, F.J. and Wham, F.D. 2008.  A genomic analysis of stress related proteins in the starlet sea anemone Nematostella vectensis. College of Charleston, Graduate Research Poster Session. 10 January 2008. Poster.
 
Award: Best Marine Biology Poster Presentation