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[42] Rohe J.R., S. Aswani, A. Schlüter & S.C.A. Ferse (2017): Multiple Drivers of Local (Non-) Compliance in Community-Based Marine Resource Management: Case Studies from the South Pacific. Frontiers in Marine Science 4:172. doi:10.3389/fmars.2017.0017. (URL)

[41] García-Herrera N., S.C.A. Ferse, A. Kunzmann & A. Genin (2017): Mutualistic damselfish induce higher photosynthetic rates in their host coral. Journal of Experimental Biology 220:1803-1811. doi:10.1242/jeb.152462. (URL)

[40] Ford A.K., N. van Hoytema, B. Moore, L. Pandihau, C. Wild & S.C.A. Ferse (in press): High sedimentary oxygen consumption indicates that sewage input from small islands drives benthic community shifts on overfished reefs. Environmental Conservation. doi:10.1017/S0376892917000054. (URL)

[39] Bejarano S., J.-B. Jouffray, I. Chollett, R. Allen, G. Roff, A. Marshell, R. Steneck, S.C.A. Ferse* & P. Mumby* (2017): The shape of success in a turbulent world: wave exposure filtering of coral reef herbivory. Functional Ecology 31(6):1312-1324. doi:10.1111/1365-2435.12828. (*shared senior authorship) (URL)

[38] Sánchez-Caballero C.A., J.M. Borges-Souza, G. De La Cruz-Aguero & S.C.A. Ferse (2017): Links between fish community structure and habitat complexity of a rocky reef in the Gulf of California threatened by development: Implications for mitigation measures. Ocean & Coastal Management 137:96-106. doi:10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2016.12.013. (URL)

[37] Casella E., A. Collin, D. Harris, S. Ferse, S. Bejarano, V. Parravicini, J.L. Hench & A. Rovere (2017): Mapping coral reefs using consumer-grade drones and structure from motion photogrammetry techniques. Coral Reefs 36(1):269-275. doi:10.1007/s00338-016-1522-0. (URL)

[36] Baum G., I. Januar, S.C.A. Ferse, C. Wild & A. Kunzmann (2016): Abundance and physiology of dominant soft corals linked to water quality in Jakarta Bay, Indonesia. PeerJ 4:e2625. doi:10.7717/peerj.2625. (URL)

[35] Breckwoldt A., L. Dsikowitzky, G. Baum, S.C.A. Ferse, S. van der Wulp, I. Kusumanti, A. Ramadhan, L. Adrianto (2016): A review of stressors, uses and management perspectives for the larger Jakarta Bay Area, Indonesia. Marine Pollution Bulletin 110(2):790-794. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.08.040. (URL)

[34] Herz N., S.C.A. Ferse, Y.R. Alfiansah & A. Kunzmann (2016): High-performance liquid chromatography to detect thiocyanate in reef fish caught with cyanide: A practical field application. SPC Live Reef Fish Information Bulletin 21:8-16. (URL)

[33] Cinner J.E., C. Huchery, M.A. MacNeil, N.A.J. Graham, T.R. McClanahan, J. Maina, E. Maire, J.N. Kittinger, C.C. Hicks, C. Mora, E.H. Allison, S. D’Agata, A. Hoey, D.A. Feary, L. Crowder, I.D. Williams, M. Kulbicki, L. Vigliola, L. Wantiez, G. Edgar, R.D. Stuart-Smith, S.A. Sandin, A.L. Green, M.J. Hardt, M. Beger, A. Friedlander, S.J. Campbell, K.E. Holmes, S.K. Wilson, E. Brokovich, A.J. Brooks, J.J. Cruz-Motta, D.J. Booth, P. Chabanet, C. Gough, M. Tupper, S.C.A. Ferse, U.R. Sumaila & D. Mouillot (2016): Bright spots among the world’s coral reefs. Nature 535:416-419. doi:10.1038/nature18607. (URL)

[32] Baum G., I. Kusumanti, A. Breckwoldt, S.C.A. Ferse, M. Glaser, Dwiyitno, L. Adrianto, S. van der Wulp & A. Kunzmann (2016): Under pressure: Investigating marine resource-based livelihoods in Jakarta Bay and the Thousand Islands. Marine Pollution Bulletin 110(2):778-789. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.05.032. (URL)

[31] Plass-Johnson J.G., M.H. Taylor, A.A.A. Husain, M.C. Teichberg & S.C.A. Ferse (2016): Non-random variability in functional composition of coral reef fish communities along an environmental gradient. PLoS ONE 11(4): e0154014. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0154014. (URL)

[30] Dsikowitzky L., S.C.A. Ferse, J. Schwarzbauer, T.S. Vogt & H.E. Irianto (2016): Impacts of megacities on tropical coastal ecosystems — The case of Jakarta, Indonesia. Marine Pollution Bulletin 110(2):621-623. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.11.060. (URL)

[29] Namukose M., F.E. Msuya, S.C.A. Ferse, M.J. Slater & A. Kunzmann (2016): Growth performance of the sea cucumber Holothuria scabra and the seaweed Eucheuma denticulatum: integrated mariculture and effects on sediment organic characteristics. Aquaculture Environment Interactions 8:179-189. doi:10.3354/aei00172. (URL)

[28] Puk L., S.C.A. Ferse & C. Wild (2016): Patterns and trends in coral reef macroalgae browsing – a review of browsing herbivorous fishes of the Indo-Pacific. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 26(1): 53-70. doi:10.1007/s11160-015-9412-z. (URL)

[27] Beltran-Gutierrez M., S.C.A. Ferse, A. Kunzmann, S. Stead, F. Msuya, T. Hoffmeister & M. Slater (2016): Co-culture of sea cucumber Holothuria scabra and red seaweed Kappaphycus striatum. Aquaculture Research 47(5): 1549-1559. doi:10.1111/are.12615. (URL)

[26] Baum G., H.I. Januar, S.C.A. Ferse & A. Kunzmann (2015): Local and regional impacts of pollution on coral reefs along the Thousand Islands north of the megacity Jakarta, Indonesia. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0138271. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0138271. (URL)

[25] Glaser M., A. Breckwoldt, R. Deswandi, I. Radjawali, W. Baitoningsih & S.C.A. Ferse (2015): Of exploited reefs and fishers - a holistic view on participatory coastal and marine management in an Indonesian Archipelago. Ocean & Coastal Management 116: 193-213. doi:10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2015.07.022. (URL)

[24] Plass-Johnson J.G., H. Schwieder, J. Heiden, L. Weiand, C. Wild, J. Jompa, S.C.A. Ferse & M. Teichberg (2015): A recent outbreak of the crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) in the Spermonde Archipelago, Indonesia. Regional Environmental Change 15(6): 1157-1162. doi:10.1007/s10113-015-0821-2. (URL)

[23] Plass-Johnson J.G., S.C.A. Ferse, J. Jompa, C. Wild & M. Teichberg (2015): Maintenance of fish herbivory as key ecological function in a heavily degraded coral reef system. Limnology & Oceanography 60(4): 1382-1391. doi:10.1002/lno.10105. (URL)

[22] Krause G., C. Brugere, A. Diedrich, M.W. Ebeling, S.C.A. Ferse, E. Mikkelsen, J.A. Pérez Agúndez, S.M. Stead, N. Stybel & M. Troell (2015): A revolution without people? Closing the people-policy gap in aquaculture development. Aquaculture 447: 44-55. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2015.02.009. (URL)

[21] Naumann M.S., V.N. Bednarz, S.C.A. Ferse, W. Niggl & C. Wild (2015): Monitoring of coastal coral reefs near Dahab (Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea) indicates local eutrophication as potential cause for change in benthic communities. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 187(2): 44. doi:10.1007/s10661-014-4257-9. (URL)

[20] Ferrol-Schulte D., P. Gorris, W. Baitoningsih, D.S. Adhuri & S.C.A. Ferse (2015): Coastal livelihood vulnerability to marine resource degradation: a review of the Indonesian national coastal and marine policy framework. Marine Policy 52: 163-171. doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2014.09.026. (URL)

[19] Ferse S.C.A., M. Glaser, M. Neil & K. Schwerdtner Máñez (2014): To cope or to sustain? Eroding long-term sustainability in an Indonesian coral reef fishery. Regional Environmental Change 14: 2053-2065. doi:10.1007/s10113-012-0342-1. (URL)

[18] Ferrol-Schulte D., S.C.A. Ferse & M. Glaser (2014): Patron-client relationships, livelihoods and natural resource management in tropical coastal communities. Ocean & Coastal Management 100: 63-73. doi:10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2014.07.016. (URL)

[17] Plass-Johnson J.G., S.C.A. Ferse, C. Wild & M. Teichberg (2014): Observation of macroalgal browsing in juvenile humphead parrotfish, Bolbometopon muricatum, in the Spermonde Archipelago, Indonesia. Bulletin of Marine Science 90(3): 763-764. doi:10.5343/bms.2014.1006. (URL)

[16] Madduppa H.H., N.P. Zamani, B. Subhan, U. Aktani & S.C.A. Ferse (2014): Feeding behavior and diet of the eight-banded butterflyfish Chaetodon octofasciatus in the Thousand Islands, Indonesia. Environmental Biology of Fishes 97(12): 1353-1365. doi:10.1007/s10641-014-0225-z. (URL)

[15] Ferrol-Schulte D., M. Wolff, S.C.A. Ferse & M. Glaser (2013): Sustainable Livelihoods Approach in tropical coastal and marine social-ecological systems: a review. Marine Policy 42:253-258. doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2013.03.007. (URL)

[14] Ferse S.C.A., M.M. Nugues, S.B.C. Romatzki & A. Kunzmann (2013): Examining the Use of Mass Transplantation of Brooding and Spawning Corals to Support Natural Coral Recruitment in Sulawesi/Indonesia. Restoration Ecology 21(6): 745-754. doi:10.1111/rec.12004. (URL)

[13] von Essen, L.-M., S.C.A. Ferse, M. Glaser & A. Kunzmann (2013): Attitudes and perceptions of villagers towards community-based mariculture in Minahasa, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Ocean & Coastal Management 73:101-112. doi:10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2012.12.012. (URL)

[12] Schwerdtner Máñez K., S. Husain, S.C.A. Ferse & M. Máñez-Costa (2012): Water scarcity in the Spermonde Archipelago, Sulawesi, Indonesia: past, present and future. Environmental Science and Policy 23:74-84. doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2012.07.004. (URL)

[11] Glaser M., P. Christie, K. Diele, L. Dsikowitzky, S.C.A. Ferse, I. Nordhaus, A. Schlüter, K. Schwerdtner Máñez & C. Wild (2012): Measuring and understanding sustainability-enhancing processes in tropical coastal and marine social-ecological systems. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 4(3):300-308. doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2012.05.004. (URL)

[10] Ferse S.C.A., L. Knittweis, G. Krause, A. Maddusila & M. Glaser (2012): Livelihoods of ornamental coral fishermen in South Sulawesi/Indonesia: implications for management. Coastal Management 40(5):525-555. doi:10.1080/08920753.2012.694801. (URL)

[9] Maduppa H., S.C.A. Ferse, U. Aktani & H.W. Palm (2012): Seasonal trends and fish-habitat associations around Pari Island, Indonesia: setting a baseline for environmental monitoring. Environmental Biology of Fishes 95(3):383-398. doi:10.1007/s10641-012-0012-7. (URL)

[8] Mora C., O. Aburto-Oropeza, A. Ayala Bocos, P.M. Ayotte, S. Banks, A.G. Bauman, M. Beger, S. Bessudo, D.J. Booth, E. Brokovich, A. Brooks, P. Chabanet, J. Cinner, J. Cortés, J.J. Cruz-Motta, A. Cupul Magaña, E. DeMartini, G.J. Edgar, D.A. Feary, S.C.A. Ferse, A. Friedlander, K.J. Gaston, C. Gough, N.A.J. Graham, A. Green, H. Guzman, M. Hardt, M. Kulbicki, Y. Letourneur, A. López Pérez, M. Loreau, Y. Loya, C. Martinez, I. Mascareñas-Osorio, T. Morove, M.-O. Nadon, Y. Nakamura, G. Paredes, N.V.C. Polunin, M.S. Pratchett, H. Reyes Bonilla, F. Rivera, E. Sala, S. Sandin, G. Soler, R. Stuart-Smith, E. Tessier, D.P. Tittensor, M. Tupper, P. Usseglio, L. Vigliola, L. Wantiez, I. Williams, S.K. Wilson & F.A. Zapata (2011): Global human footprint on the linkage between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in reef fishes. PLoS Biology 9(4): e1000606. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000606. (URL)

[7] Glaser M., I. Radjawali, S.C.A. Ferse & B. Glaeser (2010): “Nested” community participation in hierarchical societies? Lessons for social-ecological research and management. International Journal of Society Systems Science 2(4): 390-414. doi:10.1504/IJSSS.2010.035571. (URL)

[6] Schwerdtner Máñez K. & S.C.A. Ferse (2010): The history of Makassan trepang fishing and trade. PLoS ONE 5(6): e11346. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011346. (URL)

[5] Ferse S.C.A. (2010): Poor performance of corals transplanted onto substrates of short durability. Restoration Ecology 18(4): 399-407. doi:10.1111/j.1526-100X.2010.00682.x. (URL)

[4] Glaser M., W. Baitoningsih, S.C.A. Ferse, M. Neil & R. Deswandi (2010): Whose sustainability? Top-down participation and emergent rules in marine protected area management in Indonesia. Marine Policy 34(6): 1215-1225. doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2010.04.006. (URL)

[3] Ferse, S.C.A., M. Mánez Costa, K. Schwerdtner Mánez, D.S. Adhuri & M. Glaser (2010): Allies, not aliens - increasing the role of local communities in MPA implementation. Environmental Conservation 37(1): 23-34. doi:10.1017/S0376892910000172. (URL)

[2] Borell E.M., S.B.C. Romatzki & S.C.A. Ferse (2010): Differential physiological responses of two congeneric scleractinian corals to mineral accretion and an electric field. Coral Reefs 29: 191–200. doi:10.1007/s00338-009-0564-y. (URL)

[1] Ferse S.C.A. & A. Kunzmann (2009): Effects of concrete-bamboo cages on coral fragments: evaluation of a low-tech method used in artisanal ocean-based coral farming. Journal of Applied Aquaculture 21(1): 31-49. doi:10.1080/10454430802694538. (URL)


Kegler P., H.F. Kegler, A. Kunzmann, A. Gärdes, Y.R. Alfiansah, M. Lukman, C. Hassenrück & S.C.A. Ferse (2016): Different levels of anthropogenic impact influence coral larvae settlement and bacterial biofilm communities in the Spermonde Archipelago, Indonesia. Proceedings of the 13th International Coral Reef Symposium, 20-24 June 2016, Honolulu, HI, USA. 145-157. (URL)

Ferse S.C.A., M. Glaser, C. Schultz & J. Jompa (2012): Linking research to Indonesia’s CTI Action Plan: the SPICE Program. Proceedings of the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, 9-13 July 2012, Cairns, Australia. 17A-1. (URL)

Glaser M., W. Baitoningsih, S.C.A. Ferse, M. Neil & R. Deswandi (2012): Whose sustainability? Top-down participation in MPA management in Indonesia. Proceedings of the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, 9-13 July 2012, Cairns, Australia. 22A-2. (URL)

Ferse S.C.A., L. Knittweis, A. Maddusila, M. Glaser & G. Krause (2010): Livelihood diversity of ornamental fishermen and implications for management in South Sulawesi/Indonesia. In J. Kaandorp, E. Meesters, R. Osinga, J. Verreth & T. Wijgerde (eds.) Euro ISRS Symposium 2010. Reefs in a changing environment. 13-17. December, Wageningen, The Netherlands. Book of Abstracts: 146.

Glaser M. & S.C.A. Ferse (2010): Towards a strong basis for coastal conservation: building upon emergent rules and institutions to increase management effectiveness. In J. Kaandorp, E. Meesters, R. Osinga, J. Verreth & T. Wijgerde (eds.) Euro ISRS Symposium 2010. Reefs in a changing environment. 13-17. December, Wageningen, The Netherlands. Book of Abstracts: 142.

Ferse S.C.A., K. Schwerdtner Màñez & A. Kunzmann (2010): Gems of the sea – Assessing the economic potential of ornamental coral reef fishes. Advancing Sustainability in a Time of Crisis. ISEE Conference, 22-25. August 2010, Oldenburg, Germany. Programme and Abstracts: 131.

Ferse S.C.A. (2009): Multivariate responses of the coral reef fish community to artificial structures and coral transplants. Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 7-11 July 2008: 1225-1229. (URL)

Ferse S.C.A. (2008): Reef rehabilitation and natural recovery: does transplantation of coral fragments increase natural recruitment? 11 International Coral Reef Symposium, 6-11 July 2008, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Abstracts: 531.

Ferse S.C.A. (2006): Coral transplantation increases fish abundance and diversity on artificial reefs. ISRS European Meeting, 19-22 September 2006, Bremen. Programme and Abstracts: 274.

Ferse S.C.A., A. Kunzmann & L. Knittweis (2006): Coral reefs are more than fishes. Towards the sustainable use of non-fish reef resources. SPICE/LOICZ/ATSEF/SEACORM (SLAS) Southeast Asia Coastal Governance and Management Forum, 14-16 November 2006, Bali, Indonesia.

Ferse S.C.A. & S.B.C. Romatzki (2006): Effects of an electric field on the growth and survival of two Acropora species. ISRS European Meeting, 19-22 September 2006, Bremen. Programme and Abstracts: 275.


Ferse S.C.A. (2008) Artificial reef structures and coral transplantation: fish community responses and effects on coral recruitment in North Sulawesi/Indonesia. PhD Thesis, Zentrum für Marine Tropenökologie (ZMT), University of Bremen. 169 p. (URL)

Ferse S.C.A. (2004) Growing corals in an ocean-based nursery: The use of cages. Master Thesis, ISATEC, University of Bremen. 64 p.


Deswandi R., M. Glaser & S.C.A. Ferse (2012): What makes a Social System Resilient? Two Fishing Communities in Indonesia. In A.-K. Hornidge & C. Antweiler (eds.) Environmental Uncertainty and Local Knowledge. Southeast Asia as a Laboratory of Global Ecological Change. transcript Verlag, Bielefeld. pp. 243-272.

Nugues M. & S.C.A. Ferse (2011): Maßnahmen zum Schutz von Korallenriffen. Chapter 5.5 in J.L. Lozán, H. Graßl, L. Karbe & K. Reise (eds.) Warnsignal Klima: Die Meere – Änderungen und Risiken. Wissenschaftliche Auswertungen, Hamburg. pp. 330-336.

Ferse S.C.A. (2008): Artificial Reefs and Coral Transplantation. Fish Community Responses and Effects on Coral Recruitment in North Sulawesi/Indonesia. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, Saarbrücken, Germany. 244 p.