Sea Research partners have authored or co-authored more than 40 peer reviewed papers on a variety of marine biological topics.
Ayling A.M. 1968. The feeding behaviour of Rostanga rubicunda (Mollusca, nudibranchia). Tane 14: 25-42.
Ayling A.M. and Grace R.V. 1971. Cleaning symbiosis among New Zealand fishes. N.Z. J. Mar. Freshwater Res. 5: 205-218.
Ayling A.M. 1976. The strategy of orientation in the barnacle Balanus trigonus. Mar. Biol. 36: 335-342.
Russell B.C. and Ayling A.M. 1976. New records of fishes from northeastern New Zealand. J. Roy. Soc. N.Z. 6: 277-286.
Ayling A.M. and Russell B.C. 1977. The labrid fish genus Pseudojuloides, with description of a new species. Aust. Zool. 19: 169-178.
Ayling A.M. 1978. Okakari Point to Cape Rodney Marine Reserve: a biological survey. Bulletin of the Leigh Marine Laboratory No. 1, 97pp.
Gregory M.R., Ballance P.F., Gibson G.W. and Ayling A.M. 1979. On how some rays (Elasmobranchia) excavate feeding depressions by jetting water. J. Sed. Petrology 49: 1125-1130.
Ayling A.M. 1980. Hybridisation in the genus Pseudolabrus (Labridae). Copeia 1980: 176-180.
Ayling A.M. 1981. The role of biological disturbance in temperate subtidal encrusting communities. Ecology 62: 830-847.
Ayling A.M., Cumming A. and Ballantine W.J. 1981. Map of shore and subtidal habitats of the Cape Rodney to Okakari Point Marine Reserve, North Island, New Zealand in 3 sheets, scale 1:2000. Department of Lands and Survey, Wellington.
Ayling A.M. 1982. Collins guide to the sea fishes of New Zealand. 343pp. Collins, Auckland.
Ayling A.M. and Paxton J.R. 1983. Odax cyanoallix, a new species of odacid fish from northern New Zealand. Copeia 1983: 95-101.
Choat J.H. and Ayling A.M. 1987. The influence of habitat structure on reef fish communities in north-eastern New Zealand. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 110: 257-272.
Allen G.R. and Ayling A.M. 1987. New Australian Fishes. Part 5. A new species of Acanthurus (Acanthuridae). Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria 48(1): 15-16.
Choat J.H., Ayling A.M. and Schiel D.R. 1988. Temporal and spatial variation in an island fish fauna. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 121: 91-112.
Ayling A.M., Andrews G.J., Navin K.F. and Benzie J.A.H. 1990. Quantitative surveys around Malakula Island. In: Done T.J. and Navin K.F. Eds. Vanuatu Marine Resources. Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville: 119-135.
Zann L.P. and Ayling A.M. 1990. Giant Clams. In: Done T.J. and Navin K.F. Eds. Vanuatu Marine Resources. Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville: 77-81.
Zann L.P., Ayling A.M. and Done T.J. 1990. Crown-of-thorns starfish. In: Done T.J. and Navin K.F. Eds. Vanuatu Marine Resources. Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville: 104-113.
Williams D.McB. and Ayling A.M. Checklist of shallow water reef fishes. In: Done T.J. and Navin K.F. Eds. Vanuatu Marine Resources. Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville: 224-229.
Cole R.G., Ayling A.M. and Creese R.G. 1990. Effects of marine reserve protection at Goat Island, northern New Zealand. NZ J.Mar. Freshwat. Res. In press.
Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. 1992. Discussion of the methodological problems associated with estimates of Acanthaster planci (crown-of-thorns starfish) density on the GBR. Aust. J. Mar. Freshwater Res. In press.
Ayling A.M., Ayling A.L. and Mapstone B.D. 1992. Effect of Protection From Fishing Pressure on Recruitment Rates of the Coral Trout (Plectropomus leopardus: Serranidae). Proceedings of the 1991 Recruitment Workshop of the Australian Society for Fish Biology. In press.
Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. 1991. The effect of sediment run-off on the coral populations of fringing reefs at Cape Tribulation. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Research Publication No. 27.
Done T.J., Ayling A.M. and Van Woesik R. 1991. Broadscale survey of impacts of Cyclone Ivor on coral reefs. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Research Publication No. 24.
Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. 1989. Crown-of-thorns and coral trout density on three Central Section GBR reefs - 1983-1989. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Research Publication No. 15.
Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. 1989. Norman Reef environmental monitoring project. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Research Publication No. 19.
Ayling A.M., Roelofs A.J., McKenzie L.J. and Lee Long W. 1996. Port of Cape Flattery Benthic Monitoring Baseline Survey. EcoPorts Monograph Series No 5. Ports Corporation of Queensland. 67pp.
Mapstone B.D. and Ayling A.M. 1998. An investigation of the optimum methods and unit sizes for the visual estimation of abundance of some coral reef organisms. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Research Publication No. 47.
Mapstone B.D., Ayling A.M. and Choat J.H. 1998. Habitat, cross shelf and regional patterns in the distribution and abundance of some coral reef organisms on the northern Great Barrier Reef. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Research Publication No. 48.
Mapstone B.D., Ayling A.M. and Choat J.H. 1998. Scales and magnitudes of variation in population densities of some coral reef organisms. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Research Publication No. 49.
Ayling A.M. and Ayling A.L. 1998. The effect of the Daintree River flood plume on Snapper Island coral reefs. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Research Publication No. 53.
Ayling A.M., Ayling A.L. and Berkelmans R. 1998. Shoalwater Bay fringing reef resource assessment. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Research Publication No. 54.
Ayling A.M., Samoilys M. and Ryan D. 2000. Trends in coral trout populations on the Great Barrier Reef. Queensland Fisheries Service Information Series QI 00063. Brisbane. 37 pp.
Mapstone B.D., Davies C.R., Little L.R., Punt A.E., Smith A.D.M, Pantus F., Lou D.C., Williams A.J., Jones A., Ayling A.M., Russ G.R., McDonald A.D. 2004. The Effects of Line Fishing on the Great Barrier Reef and Evaluations of Alternative Potential Management Strategies. CRC Reef Research Centre Technical Report No 52. CRC Reef Research Centre, Townsville, Australia. 205 pp.
Williamson D.H., Russ G.R. and Ayling A.M. 2004. No-take marine reserves increase abundance and biomass of reef fish on inshore fringing reefs of the Great Barrier Reef. Environmental Conservation 31: 149-159.
Ayling A.M. and Choat J.H. 2008. Abundance patterns of reef sharks and predatory fishes on differently zoned reefs in the offshore Townsville region: Final Report to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Research Publication No. 91, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Townsville 28 pp.
McCook LJ, Ayling AM, Cappo M, Choat JH,Evans RD, Freitas DMDe, Heupel M, Hughes TP, Jones GP, Mapstone B, Marsh H, Mills M, Molloy F, Pitcher CR, Pressey RL.,Russ GR, Sutton S, Sweatman H, Tobin R,Wachenfeld DR, Williamson DH. 2010. Adaptive management of the Great Barrier Reef: a globally significant demonstration of the benefits of networks of marine reserves. Invited submission to Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. PNAS published online before print February 22, 2010, doi:10.1073/pnas.0909335107
Ceccarelli D. and Ayling A.M. 2010. Role, Importance and Vulnerability of Top Predators on the Great Barrier Reef – A Review. ResearchPublication No. 105. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Townsville Australia 154 pp.
Ceccarelli DM, Frisch A, Graham NAJ, Ayling AM, and Berger M. 2014. Habitat Partitioning and Vulnerability of Sharks in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries: Volume 24, Issue 1 PP 169-197.
Emslie M.J., Logan M., Williamson D.H., Ayling A.M., MacNeil M.A., Ceccarelli D., Cheal A.J., Fvans R.D., Johns K.A., Jonker M.J., Miller I.R., Osborne K, Russ G.R. and Sweatman H.P.A. 2015. Expectations and Outcomes of Reserve Network Performance Following Re-zoning of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Current Biology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2015.01.073.
Bennett S., Halford A.R., Choat J.H., Hobbs JP. A., Santana-Garcon J., Ayling A.M., Harvey E.S. and Newman S.J. 2018. Geography and Island Geomorphology Shape Reef Fish Assemblage Structure on Isolated Coral Reef Systems. Ecology and Evolution 2018:1-11.
Schiel, D., Ayling, T., Kingsford, M., Battershill, C., Choat, J., Andrew, N., Clements, K., Ayling, A., Leum, L., Poynter, M., and Jones, G., Change in the rocky reef fish fauna of the iconic Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve in north-eastern New Zealand over four decades. Marine and Freshwater Research, 69, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1071/MF18037