Recent Publications (2014-2021)

*The names of current group members are bolded

  1. TY HUI, S CRICKENBERGER, JWT LAU, GA WILLIAMS (2022) Why are ‘suboptimal’ temperatures preferred in a tropical intertidal ectotherm? Journal of Animal Ecology (early view)

  2. KJY SO, CC CHEANG, TY HUI & JKY CHAN (2021) Understanding the behavioural gap between perceived and actual environmental behaviour: Investigating the clam-harvesting pattern in Hong Kong SAR, China. Journal of Cleaner Production (in press)

  3. LSR TAO, YKY MAK, VCM HO, RC-t SHAM, TY HUI, DCP LAU & KMY LEUNG (2021) Improvements of Population Fitness and Trophic Status of a Benthic Predatory Fish Following a Trawling Ban. Frontiers in Marine Science 8, 614219

  4. TPT NG, SLY LAU, MS DAVIES, R STAFFORD, L SEURONT, N HUTCHINSON, TY HUI & GA WILLIAMS (2021) Behavioral repertoire of high‐shore littorinid snails reveals novel adaptations to an extreme environment. Ecology and Evolution 00, 1-11

  5. C LITTLE, CD TROWBRIDGE, GA WILLIAMSTY HUI, GM PILLING, D MORRITT & P STIRLING (2021) Response of intertidal barnacles to air temperature: Long-term monitoring and in-situ measurements. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 256, 107367

  6. TY HUI & GA WILLIAMS (2021) Behavioural plasticity in the monsoonal tropics: implications for thermoregulatory traits in sandy shore crabs. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 75, 89

  7. SLY LAU, GA WILLIAMS, A CARVAJAL-RODRÍGUEZ & E ROLÁN-ALVAREZ (2021) An integrated approach to infer the mechanisms of mate choice for size. Animal Behaviour 175, 33-43

  8. M-l LIAO, G-y LI, J WANG, DJ MARSHALL, TY HUI, S-y Ma, Y-m Zhang, B HELMUTH & Y-w DONG (2021) Physiological determinants of biogeography: The importance of metabolic depression to heat tolerance. Global Change Biology 2021;00:1–19 gcb.15578

  9. TY HUI, Y-w DONG, G-d HAN, SLY LAU, MCF CHENG, C MEEPOKA, M GANMANEE & GA WILLIAMS (2020) Timing metabolic depression: predicting thermal stress in extreme intertidal environments. The American Naturalist 196, 501-511

  10. LSR TAO, GCS LUI, KJH WONG, TY HUI, YKY MAK, RC SHAM, JKC YAU, WWL CHEUNG & KMY LEUNG 2020 Does a Trawl Ban Benefit Commercially Important Decapoda and Stomatopoda in Hong Kong? Ecosystems (in press)

  11. TY HUI & GA WILLIAMS 2020 Spatio-temporal variation of sediment properties reveals missing trophic links for deposit-feeding crabs in sandy shore food webs. Marine Ecology Progress Series 654, 79-92

  12. ALS TAN, MCF CHENG, A GIACOLETTI, JX CHUNG, J LIEW, G SARÀ,& GA WILLIAMS 2020 Integrating mechanistic models and climate change projections to predict invasion of the mussel, Mytilopsis sallei, along the southern China coast. Science of The Total Environment, 143097 (in press)

  13. RC SHAM, KK HO, TY HUI, GJ ZHOU, JK CHAN & KMY LEUNG 2020 Tissue distribution of triphenyltin compounds in marine teleost fishes. Journal of Hazardous Materials 401, 123426

  14. LSR TAO, DCP LAU, MJ Perkins, TY HUI, JKC YAU, YKY MAK, ETC LAU, D DUDGEON, KMY LEUNG 2020 Stable-isotope based trophic metrics reveal early recovery of tropical crustacean assemblages following a trawl ban. Ecological Indicators 117, 106610

  15. S CRICKENBERGER, TY HUI, F LANDRY YUAN, TC BONEBRAKE & GA WILLIAMS 2019 Preferred temperature of intertidal ectotherms: Broad patterns and methodological approaches. Journal of Thermal Biology, 102468

  16. TY HUI & KJH WONG 2019 Tropical sand-bubblers heading north? First discovery of Scopimera curtelsona Shen, 1936 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Dotillidae) populations in Hong Kong: possible range expansion from Hainan, China. Zootaxa 4652, 520-532

  17. SJ HAWKINS, K BOHN, AJ LEMASSON, GA WILLIAMS, DR SCHIEL, SR JENKINS & LB FIRTH 2019 Overview and synthesis In Interactions in the Marine Benthos – global patterns and processes. Eds SJ Hawkins, K Bohn, LB Firth & GA Williams, Vol 87 Systematics Association, Cambridge University Press. pp 488-505

  18. GA WILLIAMS, BKK CHAN & YW DONG 2019 Rocky shores of mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong: past, present and future. In Interactions in the Marine Benthos– global patterns and processes. Eds SJ Hawkins, K Bohn, LB Firth & GA Williams, Vol 87 Systematics Association, Cambridge University Press. pp 360-390.

  19. LB FIRTH, K BOHN, GA WILLIAMS & SJ HAWKINS 2019 Introduction In Interactions in the Marine Benthos – global patterns and processes. Eds SJ Hawkins, K BohN, LB Firth & GA Williams, Vol 87 Systematics Association, Cambridge University Press. pp 1-6

  20. SJ HAWKINS, K BOHN, LB FIRTH & GA WILLIAMS (Eds) 2019 Interactions in the Marine Benthos – global patterns and Processes. Vol 87 Systematics Association, Cambridge University Press. 549pp.

  21. TPT NG, E ROLAN-ALVAREZ, S SALTIN DAHLEN, MS DAVIES, D ESTÉVEZ, R STAFFORD & GA WILLIAMS 2019 The causal relationship between sexual selection and sexual size dimorphism in marine gastropods. Animal Behaviour 148, 53-62

  22. TROWBRIDGE CD, C LITTLE, CQ PLOWMAN, GA WILLIAMS, GM PILLING, D MORRITT, Y RIVERA VÁZQUEZ, B DLOUHY-MASSENGALE, DM COTTRELL, P STIRLING, L HARMAN & R McALLEN 2019 No ‘silver bullet’: multiple factors control population dynamics of European purple sea urchins in Lough Hyne Marine Reserve, Ireland. Estuarine and Coastal Shelf Science 226, 106271

  23. TY HUI, F LANDRY YUAN, T BONEBRAKE & GA WILLIAMS 2019 Multifunctional behaviour in a sandy shore crab enhances performance in extreme intertidal environments. Oecologia 189, 79-89

  24. D ESTÉVEZ, T P.T. NG, M FERNÁNDEZ-MEIRAMA, J M. VOOIS, A CARVAJAL-RODRÍGUEZ, GA. WILLIAMS, J GALINDO & E ROLÁN-ALVAREZ 2018 A novel method to estimate the spatial scale of mate choice in the wild. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 72,195

  25. D MCAFEE, MJ BISHOP, TN YU & GA WILLIAMS 2018 Structural traits dictate abiotic stress amelioration by intertidal oysters. Functional Ecology 32, 2666-2677

  26. C CAMPANATI, S DUPONT, GA WILLIAMS & V THIYAGARAJAN 2018 Differential sensitivity of larvae to ocean acidification in two interacting mollusc species. Marine Environmental Research 141, 66-74

  27. MCF CHENG, G SARÀ & GA WILLIAMS 2018 Combined effects of thermal conditions and food availability on thermal tolerance of the marine bivalve, Perna viridis. Journal of Thermal Biology 78, 270-276

  28. MCF CHENG, ALS TAN, A RINALDI, A GIACOLETTI, G SARÀ & GA WILLIAMS 2018 Predicting effective aquaculture in subtropical waters: A dynamic energy budget model for the green lipped mussel, Perna viridis. Aquaculture 459, 749-756

  29. G HAN, SR CARTWRIGHT, M GANMANEE, BKK CHAN, KAA ADZIS, N HUTCHINSON, J WANG, TY HUI, GA WILLIAMS & Y DONG 2018 High thermal stress responses of Echinolittorina snails at their range edge predict population vulnerability to future warming. Science of the Total Environment 647, 763-771

  30. M EITEL, WR FRANCIS, F VAROQUEAUX, J DARASPE, H-J OSIGUS, S KREBS, S VARGAS, H BLUM, GA WILLIAMS, B SCHIERWATER & G WOERHEIDE 2018 Comparative genomics and the nature of placozoan species. PLoS Biol 16, e2005359

  31. C LITTLE, CD TROWBRIDGE, GM PILLING, DM COTTRELL, CQ PLOWMAN, P STIRLING, D MORRITT & GA WILLIAMS 2018 Long-term fluctuations in epibiotic bryozoan and hydroid abundances in an Irish sea lough. Estuarine and Coastal Shelf Science 201, 142-152

  32. HO KKY, GA WILLIAMS, KMY LEUNG, S CANNICCI, M YASUHARA, C YAU, J-W QIU, PO ANG, AWL TO & SKH SHEA (Eds.) 2018 Hong Kong Register of Marine Species. Accessed at on 2018-01-08

  33. C LITTLE, CD TROWBRIDGE, GM PILLING, P STIRLING, D MORRITT & GA WILLIAMS 2017 Long-term fluctuations in intertidal communities in an Irish sea-lough: Limpet-fucoid cycles. Estuarine, Coast and Shelf Science 196, 70-82

  34. NN DUPREY, SE MCILROY, TPT NG, PD THOMPSON, T KIM, JCY WONG, CWM WONG, SM HUSA, SMH LI, GA WILLIAMS & DM BAKER 2017 Facing a wicked problem with optimism: issues and priorities for coral conservation in Hong Kong. Biodiversity and Conservation 26, 2521-2544

  35. TY HUI & GA Williams 2017 Experience matters: context-dependent decisions explain foraging patterns in the deposit-feeding crab Scopimera intermedia. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284, 20171442

  36. M FERNÁNDEZ-MEIRAMA, D ESTÉVEZ, TPT NG, GA WILLIAMS, A CARVAJAL-RODRÍGUEZ & E ROLÁN-ALVAREZ 2017 A novel method for estimating the strength of positive mating preference by similarity in the wild. Ecology and Evolution 7, 2883–2893

  37. YW DONG, XX LI, FMP CHOI, GA WILLIAMS, G SOMERO & BS HELMUTH 2017 Untangling the roles of microclimate, behavior and physiological polymorphism in governing vulnerability of intertidal snails to heat stress. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284, 20162367

  38. TPT NG, SLY LAU, L SEURONT, MS DAVIES, R STAFFORD, DJ MARSHALL & GA WILLIAMS 2017 Linking behaviour and climate change in intertidal ectotherms: insights from littorinid snails. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 492, 12-131

  39. TPT NG, MCF CHENG, KKY HO, GCS LUI, KMY LEUNG & GA WILLIAMS 2017 Hong Kong’s rich marine biodiversity: the unseen wealth of South China’s megalopolis. Biodiversity and Conservation 26, 23-36

  40. WS LAI, MJ PERKINS, KKY HO, JC ASTUDILLO, MMN YUNG, BD RUSSELL, GA WILLIAMS & KMY LEUNG 2016 Hong Kong Harbour: history, challenges and opportunities. Regional Studies in Marine Science 8, 259-273

  41. BKK CHAN, FP LIMA, GA WILLIAMS, R SEABRA & HY WANG 2016 A simplified biomimetic temperature logger for recording intertidal barnacle body temperatures. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 14, 448-455

  42. GA WILLIAMS, BS HELMUTH, BD RUSSELL, YW DONG, V THIYAGARAJAN & L SEURONT 2016 Meeting the climate change challenge: pressing issues in southern China and SE Asian coastal ecosystems. Regional Studies in Marine Science 8, 373-381

  43. TPT NG, GA WILLIAMS, MS DAVIES, R STAFFORD & E ROLAN-ALVAREZ 2016 Sampling scale can cause bias in positive assortative mating estimates: the first evidence in two intertidal snails. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 119, 414-419

  44. Wei WANG, JHL HUI, GA WILLIAMS, SR CARTWRIGHT, LM TSANG & KH CHU 2016 Comparative transcriptomics across populations offers new insights into the evolution of thermal resistance in marine snails. Marine Biology 163, 92

  45. TPT NG, MS DAVIES, R STAFFORD, GA WILLIAMS 2016 Fighting for mates: the importance of individual size in mating contests in rocky shore littorinids. Marine Biology 163, 50

  46. F GIOMI, C MANDAGLIO, M GANMANEE, G-D HAN, Y-W DONG, GA WILLIAMS & G SARÀ 2016 The importance of thermal history: costs and benefits of heat exposure in a tropical, rocky shore oyster. Journal of Experimental Biology 219, 686-694

  47. SJ HAWKINS, N MIESZKOWSKA, LB FIRTH, K BOHN, MT BURROWS, MA MACLEAN, RC THOMPSON, BKK CHAN, C LITTLE & GA WILLIAMS 2016 Looking backwards to look forwards: the role of natural history in temperate reef ecology. Marine and Freshwater Research 67, 1-13

  48. H MU, J SUN, L FANG,  T LUAN, GA WILLIAMS, SG CHEUNG, CKC WONG & J QIU 2015 Genetic basis of differential heat resistance between two species of congeneric freshwater snails: insights from quantitative proteomics and base substitution rate analysis. Journal of Proteome Research 14, 4296–4308

  49. R STAFFORD, TPT NG, GA WILLIAMS and MS DAVIES 2015 A biologically relevant rapid quantification of physical and biological stress profile son rocky shores. Ecological Informatics 25, 43-48

  50. TPT NG & GA WILLIAMS 2015 Penis-rejection in a mangrove littorinid snail: why do females reject males? Journal of Molluscan Studies 81, 164-166

  51. BS HELMUTH, BD RUSSELL, SD CONNELL, Y-W DONG, CD HARLEY, F LIMA, SARÁ, GA WILLIAMS & N MIESZKOWSKA 2014 Beyond long-term averages: Making biological sense of a rapidly changing world. Climate Change Responses 1, 6

  52. SR CARTWRIGHT & GA WILLIAMS 2014 How hot for how long? The potential role of heat intensity and duration in moderating the beneficial effects of an ecosystem engineer on rocky shores. Marine Biology 161, 2097-2105

  53. WONG, KKW, TSANG LM, WILLIAMS GA, CHAN BKK & KH CHU 2014 Physiological responses of two acorn barnacles, Tetraclita japonica and Megabalanus volcano, to summer heat stress on a tropical shore. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 461, 243-249

  54. G SANTINI, A NGAN, MT BURROWS, G CHELAZZI & GA WILLIAMS 2014 What drives foraging behaviour of the intertidal limpet Cellana grata? A quantitative test of a dynamic optimization model. Functional Ecology 28, 963–972

  55. NP BURNETT, KA VILLARTA & GA WILLIAMS 2014 Rasping patterns of the high-shore limpet Cellana grata. Journal of Molluscan Studies 80, 456-459

  56. I PRUSINA, G SARÀ, M DE PIRRO, Y-W DONG, G-DD HAN, B GLAMUZINA & GA WILLIAMS 2014 Variations in physiological responses to thermal stress in congeneric limpets in the Mediterranean Sea. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 456, 34-40

  57. G SARÀ, M MILANESE, I PRUSINA, A SARÀ, DL ANGEL, B GLAMUZINA, T NITZAN, S FREEMAN, A RINALDI, V PALMERI, V MONTALTO, M LO MARTIRE, P GIANGUZZA, V ARIZZA, S LO BRUTTO, M DE PIRRO, B HELMUTH, J MURRAY, S DE CANTIS & GA WILLIAMS 2014 The impact of climate change on Mediterranean intertidal communities: losses in coastal ecosystem integrity and services. Regional Environmental Change 14, S5-S17