Tracy Ainsworth

Associate Professor | Scientia Fellow

PUBLICATIONS

Journal articles
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Gierz S; Ainsworth TD; Leggat W, 2020, 'Diverse symbiont bleaching responses are evident from 2-degree heating week bleaching conditions as thermal stress intensifies in coral', Marine and Freshwater Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF19220
2020
Ainsworth TD; Renzi JJ; Silliman BR, 2020, 'Positive Interactions in the Coral Macro and Microbiome', Trends in Microbiology, vol. 28, pp. 602 - 604, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tim.2020.02.009
2020
Greene A; Leggat W; Donahue MJ; Raymundo LJ; Caldwell JM; Moriarty T; Heron SF; Ainsworth TD, 2020, 'Complementary sampling methods for coral histology, metabolomics and microbiome', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 11, pp. 1012 - 1020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13431
2020
Fordyce AJ; Knuefing L; Ainsworth TD; Beeching L; Turner M; Leggat W, 2020, 'Understanding decay in marine calcifiers: Micro-CT analysis of skeletal structures provides insight into the impacts of a changing climate in marine ecosystems', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 11, pp. 1021 - 1041, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13439
2020
Moriarty T; Leggat W; Huggett MJ; Ainsworth TD, 2020, 'Coral Disease Causes, Consequences, and Risk within Coral Restoration', Trends in Microbiology, vol. 28, pp. 793 - 807, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tim.2020.06.002
2020
Steinberg RK; Dafforn KA; Ainsworth T; Johnston EL, 2020, 'Know Thy Anemone: A Review of Threats to Octocorals and Anemones and Opportunities for Their Restoration', Frontiers in Marine Science, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.00590
2020
Ainsworth TD; Hurd CL; Gates RD; Boyd PW, 2020, 'How do we overcome abrupt degradation of marine ecosystems and meet the challenge of heat waves and climate extremes?', Global Change Biology, vol. 26, pp. 343 - 354, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14901
2020
Leggat WP; Camp EF; Suggett DJ; Heron SF; Fordyce AJ; Gardner S; Deakin L; Turner M; Beeching LJ; Kuzhiumparambil U; Eakin CM; Ainsworth TD, 2019, 'Rapid Coral Decay Is Associated with Marine Heatwave Mortality Events on Reefs', Current Biology, vol. 29, pp. 2723 - 2730.e4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2019.06.077
2019
Vergés A; McCosker E; Mayer-Pinto M; Coleman MA; Wernberg T; Ainsworth T; Steinberg PD, 2019, 'Tropicalisation of temperate reefs: Implications for ecosystem functions and management actions', Functional Ecology, vol. 33, pp. 1000 - 1013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.13310
2019
Fordyce AJ; Ainsworth TD; Heron SF; Leggat W, 2019, 'Marine heatwave hotspots in coral reef environments: Physical drivers, ecophysiological outcomes and impact upon structural complexity', Frontiers in Marine Science, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00498
2019
Page CE; Leggat W; Heron SF; Choukroun SM; Lloyd J; Ainsworth TD, 2019, 'Seeking Resistance in Coral Reef Ecosystems: The Interplay of Biophysical Factors and Bleaching Resistance under a Changing Climate: The Interplay of a Reef's Biophysical Factors Can Mitigate the Coral Bleaching Response', BioEssays, vol. 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bies.201800226
2019
Trevathan-Tackett SM; Sherman CDH; Huggett MJ; Campbell AH; Laverock B; Hurtado-McCormick V; Seymour JR; Firl A; Messer LF; Ainsworth TD; Negandhi KL; Daffonchio D; Egan S; Engelen AH; Fusi M; Thomas T; Vann L; Hernandez-Agreda A; Gan HM; Marzinelli EM; Steinberg PD; Hardtke L; Macreadie PI, 2019, 'A horizon scan of priorities for coastal marine microbiome research', Nature Ecology and Evolution, vol. 3, pp. 1509 - 1520, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41559-019-0999-7
2019
Wada N; Ishimochi M; Matsui T; Pollock FJ; Tang SL; Ainsworth TD; Willis BL; Mano N; Bourne DG, 2019, 'Characterization of coral-associated microbial aggregates (CAMAs) within tissues of the coral Acropora hyacinthus', Scientific Reports, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-49651-7
2019
Hernandez-Agreda A; Leggat W; Ainsworth TD, 2019, 'A place for taxonomic profiling in the study of the coral prokaryotic microbiome', FEMS Microbiology Letters, vol. 366, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/femsle/fnz063
2019
Hernandez-Agreda A; Leggat W; Ainsworth TD, 2018, 'A comparative analysis of microbial DNA preparation methods for use with massive and branching coral growth forms', Frontiers in Microbiology, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.02146
2018
Hernandez-Agreda A; Leggat W; Bongaerts P; Herrera C; Ainsworth TD, 2018, 'Rethinking the coral microbiome: Simplicity exists within a diverse microbial biosphere', mBio, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/mBio.00812-18
2018
Fordyce AJ; Camp EF; Ainsworth TD, 2017, 'Polyp bailout in Pocillopora damicornis following thermal stress', F1000Research, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.11522.2
2017
Putnam HM; Barott KL; Ainsworth TD; Gates RD, 2017, 'The Vulnerability and Resilience of Reef-Building Corals', Current Biology, vol. 27, pp. R528 - R540, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2017.04.047
2017
Prazeres M; Ainsworth T; Roberts TE; Pandolfi JM; Leggat W, 2017, 'Symbiosis and microbiome flexibility in calcifying benthic foraminifera of the great Barrier Reef', Microbiome, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/S40168-017-0257-7
2017
Hernandez-Agreda A; Gates RD; Ainsworth TD, 2017, 'Defining the Core Microbiome in Corals’ Microbial Soup', Trends in Microbiology, vol. 25, pp. 125 - 140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tim.2016.11.003
2017
Ainsworth TD; Fordyce AJ; Camp EF, 2017, 'The Other Microeukaryotes of the Coral Reef Microbiome', Trends in Microbiology, vol. 25, pp. 980 - 991, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tim.2017.06.007
2017
Bonesso JL; Leggat W; Ainsworth TD, 2017, 'Exposure to elevated sea-surface temperatures below the bleaching threshold impairs coral recovery and regeneration following injury', PeerJ, vol. 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3719
2017
Ainsworth TD; Gates RD, 2016, 'Corals' microbial sentinels: The coral microbiome will be key to future reef health', Science, vol. 352, pp. 1518 - 1519, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aad9957
2016
Kelly LA; Heintz T; Lamb JB; Ainsworth TD; Willis BL, 2016, 'Ecology and pathology of novel plaque-like growth anomalies affecting a reef-building coral on the great barrier reef', Frontiers in Marine Science, vol. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2016.00151
2016
Ainsworth TD; Heron SF; Ortiz JC; Mumby PJ; Grech A; Ogawa D; Eakin CM; Leggat W, 2016, 'Climate change disables coral bleaching protection on the Great Barrier Reef', Science, vol. 352, pp. 338 - 342, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aac7125
2016
Hernandez-Agreda A; Leggat W; Bongaerts P; Ainsworth TD, 2016, 'The microbial signature provides insight into the mechanistic basis of coral success across reef habitats', mBio, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/mBio.00560-16
2016
Wada N; Pollock FJ; Willis BL; Ainsworth T; Mano N; Bourne DG, 2016, 'In situ visualization of bacterial populations in coral tissues: Pitfalls and solutions', PeerJ, vol. 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.2424
2016
Correa AMS; Ainsworth TD; Rosales SM; Thurber AR; Butler CR; Vega Thurber RL, 2016, 'Viral outbreak in corals associated with an in situ bleaching event: Atypical herpes-like viruses and a new megavirus infecting symbiodinium', Frontiers in Microbiology, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2016.00127
2016
Cinner JE; Pratchett MS; Graham NAJ; Messmer V; Fuentes MMPB; Ainsworth T; Ban N; Bay LK; Blythe J; Dissard D; Dunn S; Evans L; Fabinyi M; Fidelman P; Figueiredo J; Frisch AJ; Fulton CJ; Hicks CC; Lukoschek V; Mallela J; Moya A; Penin L; Rummer JL; Walker S; Williamson DH, 2016, 'A framework for understanding climate change impacts on coral reef social–ecological systems', Regional Environmental Change, vol. 16, pp. 1133 - 1146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10113-015-0832-z
2016
van de Water JAJM; Leggat W; Bourne DG; van Oppen MJH; Willis BL; Ainsworth TD, 2015, 'Elevated seawater temperatures have a limited impact on the coral immune response following physical damage', Hydrobiologia, vol. 759, pp. 201 - 214, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-015-2243-z
2015
Hess S; Wenger AS; Ainsworth TD; Rummer JL, 2015, 'Exposure of clownfish larvae to suspended sediment levels found on the Great Barrier Reef: Impacts on gill structure and microbiome', Scientific Reports, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep10561
2015
Van De Water JAJM; Ainsworth TD; Leggat W; Bourne DG; Willis BL; Van Oppen MJH, 2015, 'The coral immune response facilitates protection against microbes during tissue regeneration', Molecular Ecology, vol. 24, pp. 3390 - 3404, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mec.13257
2015
Casey JM; Connolly SR; Ainsworth TD, 2015, 'Coral transplantation triggers shift in microbiome and promotion of coral disease associated potential pathogens', Scientific Reports, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep11903
2015
Bourne DG; Ainsworth TD; Pollock FJ; Willis BL, 2015, 'Towards a better understanding of white syndromes and their causes on Indo-Pacific coral reefs', Coral Reefs, vol. 34, pp. 233 - 242, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00338-014-1239-x
2015
Ainsworth TD; Knack B; Ukani L; Seneca F; Weiss Y; Leggat W, 2015, 'In situ hybridisation detects pro-apoptotic gene expression of a Bcl-2 family member in white syndrome-affected coral', Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, vol. 117, pp. 155 - 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/dao02882
2015
Ainsworth TD; Krause L; Bridge T; Torda G; Raina JB; Zakrzewski M; Gates RD; Padilla-Gamiño JL; Spalding HL; Smith C; Woolsey ES; Bourne DG; Bongaerts P; Hoegh-Guldberg O; Leggat W, 2015, 'The coral core microbiome identifies rare bacterial taxa as ubiquitous endosymbionts', ISME Journal, vol. 9, pp. 2261 - 2274, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ismej.2015.39
2015
Li X; Gorle AK; Ainsworth TD; Heimann K; Woodward CE; collins J; Richard Keene F, 2015, 'RNA and DNA binding of inert oligonuclear ruthenium( ii ) complexes in live eukaryotic cells', Dalton Trans., vol. 44, pp. 3594 - 3603, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C4DT02575J
2015
Casey JM; Ainsworth TD; Choat JH; Connolly SR, 2014, 'Farming behaviour of reef fishes increases the prevalence of coral disease associated microbes and black band disease', Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol. 281, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2014.1032
2014
Ogawa D; Bobeszko T; Ainsworth T; Leggat W, 2013, 'The combined effects of temperature and CO2 lead to altered gene expression in Acropora aspera', Coral Reefs, vol. 32, pp. 895 - 907, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00338-013-1046-9
2013
Weiss Y; Forêt S; Hayward DC; Ainsworth T; King R; Ball EE; Miller DJ, 2013, 'The acute transcriptional response of the coral Acropora millepora to immune challenge: Expression of GiMAP/IAN genes links the innate immune responses of corals with those of mammals and plants', BMC Genomics, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2164-14-400
2013
Bay LK; Cumbo VR; Abrego D; Kool JT; Ainsworth TD; Willis BL, 2011, 'Infection dynamics vary between Symbiodinium Types and cell surface treatments during establishment of endosymbiosis with coral larvae', Diversity, vol. 3, pp. 356 - 374, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/d3030356
2011
Gates RD; Ainsworth TD, 2011, 'The nature and taxonomic composition of coral symbiomes as drivers of performance limits in scleractinian corals', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, vol. 408, pp. 94 - 101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2011.07.029
2011
Leggat W; Seneca F; Wasmund K; Ukani L; Yellowlees D; Ainsworth TD, 2011, 'Differential responses of the coral host and their algal symbiont to thermal stress', PLoS ONE, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0026687
2011
Ainsworth TD; Wasmund K; Ukani L; Seneca F; Yellowlees D; Miller D; Leggat W, 2011, 'Defining the tipping point. A complex cellular life/death balance in corals in response to stress', Scientific Reports, vol. 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep00160
2011
Andersen SB; Vestergaard ML; Ainsworth TD; Hoegh-Guldberg O; Kühl M, 2010, 'Acute Tissue Death (white syndrome) Affects the Microenvironment of Tabular Acropora Corals', Aquatic Biology, vol. 10, pp. 99 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/ab00270
2010
Ainsworth TD; Thurber RV; Gates RD, 2010, 'The future of coral reefs: a microbial perspective', Trends in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 25, pp. 233 - 240, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2009.11.001
2010
Brooker RM; Munday PL; Ainsworth TD, 2010, 'Diets of coral-dwelling fishes of the genus Gobiodon with evidence of corallivory', Journal of Fish Biology, vol. 76, pp. 2578 - 2583, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2010.02644.x
2010
Kvennefors ECE; Leggat W; Kerr CC; Ainsworth TD; Hoegh-Guldberg O; Barnes AC, 2010, 'Analysis of evolutionarily conserved innate immune components in coral links immunity and symbiosis', Developmental and Comparative Immunology, vol. 34, pp. 1219 - 1229, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dci.2010.06.016
2010
Olson ND; Ainsworth TD; Gates RD; Takabayashi M, 2009, 'Diazotrophic bacteria associated with Hawaiian Montipora corals: Diversity and abundance in correlation with symbiotic dinoflagellates', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, vol. 371, pp. 140 - 146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2009.01.012
2009
Ainsworth TD; Hoegh-Guldberg O, 2008, 'Bacterial communities closely associated with coral tissues vary under experimental and natural reef conditions and thermal stress', Aquatic Biology, vol. 4, pp. 289 - 296, http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/ab00102
2008
Ainsworth TD; Fine M; Roff G; Hoegh-Guldberg O, 2008, 'Bacteria are not the primary cause of bleaching in the Mediterranean coral Oculina patagonica', ISME Journal, vol. 2, pp. 67 - 73, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ismej.2007.88
2008
Ainsworth TD; Hoegh-Guldberg O, 2008, 'Cellular processes of bleaching in the Mediterranean coral Oculina patagonica', Coral Reefs, vol. 27, pp. 593 - 597, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00338-008-0355-x
2008
Ainsworth TD; Hoegh-Guldberg O; Leggat W, 2008, 'Imaging the fluorescence of marine invertebrates and their associated flora', Journal of Microscopy, vol. 232, pp. 197 - 199, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2818.2008.02089.x
2008
Ainsworth TD; Hoegh-Guldberg O; Heron SF; Skirving WJ; Leggat W, 2008, 'Early cellular changes are indicators of pre-bleaching thermal stress in the coral host', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, vol. 364, pp. 63 - 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2008.06.032
2008
Henderson M; Ainsworth T; Hoegh-Guldberg O, 2007, 'Coral microbial ecology under the microscope', MICROBIOLOGY AUSTRALIA, vol. 28, pp. 111 - 112, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000216252300006&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2007
Ainsworth TD; Kramasky-Winter E; Loya Y; Hoegh-Guldberg O; Fine M, 2007, 'Coral disease diagnostics: What's between a plague and a band?', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol. 73, pp. 981 - 992, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.02172-06
2007
Yarden O; Ainsworth TD; Roff G; Leggat W; Fine M; Hoegh-Guldberg O, 2007, 'Increased prevalence of ubiquitous ascomycetes in an acropoid coral (Acropora formosa) exhibiting symptoms of brown band syndrome and skeletal eroding band disease', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol. 73, pp. 2755 - 2757, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.02738-06
2007
Ainsworth TD; Kvennefors EC; Blackall LL; Fine M; Hoegh-Guldberg O, 2007, 'Disease and cell death in white syndrome of Acroporid corals on the Great Barrier Reef', Marine Biology, vol. 151, pp. 19 - 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-006-0449-3
2007
Leggat W; Ainsworth T; Bythell J; Dove S; Gates R; Hoegh-Guldberg O; Iglesias-Prieto R; Yellowlees D, 2007, 'The hologenome theory disregards the coral holobiont', Nature Reviews Microbiology, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nrmicro1635-c1
2007
Leggat W; Ainsworth TD; Dove S; Hoegh-Guldberg O, 2006, 'Aerial exposure influences bleaching patterns', Coral Reefs, vol. 25, pp. 452, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00338-006-0128-3
2006
Ainsworth TD; Fine M; Blackall LL; Hoegh-Guldberg O, 2006, 'Fluorescence in situ hybridization and spectral imaging of coral-associated bacterial communities', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol. 72, pp. 3016 - 3020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.72.4.3016-3020.2006
2006
Fine M; Roff G; Ainsworth TD; Hoegh-Guldberg O, 2006, 'Phototrophic microendoliths bloom during coral "white syndrome"', Coral Reefs, vol. 25, pp. 577 - 581, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00338-006-0143-4
2006
Book Chapters
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Bourne DG; Ainsworth TD; Willis BL, 2015, 'White Syndromes of Indo-Pacific Corals', in Diseases of Coral, pp. 300 - 315, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118828502.ch21
2015
Books
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Graham NAJ; Ainsworth TD; Baird AH; Ban NC; Bay LK; Cinner JE; De Freitas DM; Diaz-Pulido G; Dornelas M; Dunn SR; Fidelman PIJ; Foret S; Good TC; Kool J; Mallela J; Penin L; Pratchett MS; Williamson DH, 2011, From microbes to people: Tractable benefits of no-take areas for coral reefs
2011