We have very broad interests in community ecology (on coral reefs and elsewhere). Ongoing research topics include:
Drivers of biodiversity maintenance in coral assemblages.
Heterospecific aggression and community structure in butterflyfishes
Trophic dynamics of coral reefs
Temporal niche partitioning in nitrogen competition by microalgae
Salomon, Y., S.R. Connolly, and L. Bode. 2010. Effects of asymmetric dispersal on the coexistence of competing species. Ecology Letters 13: 432–441.
Thibaut, L.M., S.R. Connolly, and H.P.A. Sweatman. 2012. Diversity and stability of herbivorous fishes on coral reefs. Ecology 93: 891-901.
Figueiredo, J. and S.R. Connolly. 2012. Dispersal-mediated Coexistence under Recruitment Limitation and Displacement Competition. Ecological Modelling 243: 133-142.
Malerba, M.E., S.R. Connolly, and K. Heimann. Nitrate-nitrite dynamics and phytoplankton growth: Formulation and experimental evaluation of a dynamic model. Limnology and Oceanography, in press. Accepted 17 June 2012.