Michael Sweet


NameMichael Sweet
Job titleProfessor of Molecular Ecology
Research instituteCollege of Science and Engineering
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4983-8333

Research outputs

The reef-building coral Galaxea fascicularis: a new model system for coral symbiosis research

Giulia Puntin, Jamie Craggs, Róisín Hayden, Kara E. Engelhardt, Shelby McIlroy, Michael Sweet, David M. Baker and Maren Ziegler 2022. The reef-building coral Galaxea fascicularis: a new model system for coral symbiosis research. Coral Reefs. pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.06.02.494472

Cultured Bacteria Provide Insight into the Functional Potential of the Coral-Associated Microbiome

Li, J., Zou, Y., Li, Q., Bourne, D. G., Sweet, M., Liu, C., Guo, A. and Zhang, S. 2022. Cultured Bacteria Provide Insight into the Functional Potential of the Coral-Associated Microbiome. msystems. 7 (4), pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1128/msystems.00327-22

Predation increases multiple components of microbial diversity in activated sludge communities.

Burian, A., Pinn, D., Peralta-Maraver, I., Sweet, M., Mauvisseau, Q., Eyice, O., Bulling, M., Röthig, T. and Kratina, P. 2022. Predation increases multiple components of microbial diversity in activated sludge communities. ISME. 16, p. 1086–1094. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41396-021-01145-z

Coral microbiome manipulation elicits metabolic and genetic restructuring to mitigate heat stress and evade mortality.

Sweet, M. 2021. Coral microbiome manipulation elicits metabolic and genetic restructuring to mitigate heat stress and evade mortality. Science Advances. 7 (33), pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abg3088

Insights into the Cultured Bacterial Fraction of Corals

Sweet, Michael, Villela, Helena, Keller-Costa, Tina, Costa, Rodrigo, Romano, Stefano, Bourne, David G., Cárdenas, Anny, Huggett, Megan J., Kerwin, Allison H., Kuek, Felicity, Medina, Mónica, Meyer, Julie L., Müller, Moritz, Pollock, F. Joseph, Rappé, Michael S., Sere, Mathieu, Sharp, Koty H., Voolstra, Christian R., Zaccardi, Nathan, Ziegler, Maren and Peixoto, Raquel 2021. Insights into the Cultured Bacterial Fraction of Corals. msystems. https://doi.org/10.1128/msystems.01249-20

A review of the diversity and impact of invasive non-native species in tropical marine ecosystems

Alidoost Salimi, Parisa, Creed, Joel C., Esch, Melanie M., Fenner, Douglas, Jaafar, Zeehan, Levesque, Juan C., Montgomery, Anthony D., Alidoost Salimi, Mahsa, Edward, J. K. Patterson, Raj, K. Diraviya and Sweet, Michael 2021. A review of the diversity and impact of invasive non-native species in tropical marine ecosystems. Marine Biodiversity Records. 14 (1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s41200-021-00206-8

Mapping a super-invader in a biodiversity hotspot, an eDNA-based success story

Baudry, Thomas, Mauvisseau, Quentin, Goût, Jean-Pierre, Arqué, Alexandre, Delaunay, Carine, Smith-Ravin, Juliette, Sweet, Michael and Grandjean, Frédéric 2021. Mapping a super-invader in a biodiversity hotspot, an eDNA-based success story. Ecological Indicators. 126, p. 107637. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2021.107637

Species-Specific Variations in the Metabolomic Profiles of Acropora hyacinthus and Acropora millepora Mask Acute Temperature Stress Effects in Adult Coral Colonies

Sweet, Michael, Bulling, Mark, Varshavi, Dorsa, Lloyd, Gavin R., Jankevics, Andris, Najdekr, Lukáš, Weber, Ralf J. M., Viant, Mark R. and Craggs, Jamie 2021. Species-Specific Variations in the Metabolomic Profiles of Acropora hyacinthus and Acropora millepora Mask Acute Temperature Stress Effects in Adult Coral Colonies. Frontiers in Marine Science. 8. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.574292

Improving the reliability of eDNA data interpretation

Burian, Alfred, Mauvisseau, Quentin, Bulling, Mark, Domisch, Sami, Qian, Song and Sweet, Michael 2021. Improving the reliability of eDNA data interpretation. Molecular Ecology Resources. https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.13367

Going with the flow: How corals in high‐flow environments can beat the heat

Fifer, James, Bentlage, Bastian, Lemer, Sarah, Fujimura, Atsushi G., Sweet, Michael and Raymundo, Laurie J. 2021. Going with the flow: How corals in high‐flow environments can beat the heat. Molecular Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.15869

Corals as canaries in the coalmine: Towards the incorporation of marine ecosystems into the ‘One Health’ concept

Sweet, Michael, Burian, Alfred and Bulling, Mark 2021. Corals as canaries in the coalmine: Towards the incorporation of marine ecosystems into the ‘One Health’ concept. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2021.107538

Investing in Blue Natural Capital to Secure a Future for the Red Sea Ecosystems

Cziesielski, Maha J., Duarte, Carlos M., Aalismail, Nojood, Al-Hafedh, Yousef, Anton, Andrea, Baalkhuyur, Faiyah, Baker, Andrew C., Balke, Thorsten, Baums, Iliana B., Berumen, Michael, Chalastani, Vasiliki I., Cornwell, Brendan, Daffonchio, Daniele, Diele, Karen, Farooq, Ehtesaam, Gattuso, Jean-Pierre, He, Song, Lovelock, Catherine E., Mcleod, Elizabeth, Macreadie, Peter I., Marba, Nuria, Martin, Cecilia, Muniz-Barreto, Marcelle, Kadinijappali, Kirshnakumar P., Prihartato, Perdana, Rabaoui, Lotfi, Saderne, Vincent, Schmidt-Roach, Sebastian, Suggett, David J., Sweet, Michael, Statton, John, Teicher, Sam, Trevathan-Tackett, Stacey M., Joydas, Thadickal V., Yahya, Razan and Aranda, Manuel 2021. Investing in Blue Natural Capital to Secure a Future for the Red Sea Ecosystems. Frontiers in Marine Science. 7. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.603722

Seasonality, DNA degradation and spatial heterogeneity as drivers of eDNA detection dynamics

Troth, Christopher R., Sweet, Michael J., Nightingale, Jen and Burian, Alfred 2021. Seasonality, DNA degradation and spatial heterogeneity as drivers of eDNA detection dynamics. Science of The Total Environment. 768, p. 144466. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144466

Development and application of eDNA-based tools for the conservation of white-clawed crayfish

Troth, Christopher R., Burian, Alfred, Mauvisseau, Quentin, Bulling, Mark, Nightingale, Jen, Mauvisseau, Christophe and Sweet, Michael J. 2020. Development and application of eDNA-based tools for the conservation of white-clawed crayfish. Science of The Total Environment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141394

Measuring actions for nature—development and validation of a pro-nature conservation behaviour scale

Barbett, Lea, Stupple, Edward, Sweet, Michael, Schofield, M. and Richardson, Miles 2020. Measuring actions for nature—development and validation of a pro-nature conservation behaviour scale. Sustainability. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12124885

Editorial: Coral Reefs in the Anthropocene – Reflecting on 20 Years of Reef Conservation UK

Andradi-Brown, Dominic A., Banaszak, Anastazia T., Frazer, Thomas K., Gilchrist, Hannah, Harborne, Alastair R., Head, Catherine E. I., Koldewey, Heather J., Levy, Emma, Richards, Kirsty, Short, Rebecca, Sweet, Michael, Teleki, Kristian, Voolstra, Christian R., Wilson, Bryan, Wood, Elizabeth, Yarlett, Robert T. and Curnick, David J. 2020. Editorial: Coral Reefs in the Anthropocene – Reflecting on 20 Years of Reef Conservation UK. Frontiers in Marine Science. 7. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.00364

Completing the life cycle of a broadcast spawning coral in a closed mesocosm

Craggs, Jamie, Guest, James, Davis, Michelle and Sweet, Michael 2020. Completing the life cycle of a broadcast spawning coral in a closed mesocosm. Invertebrate Reproduction & Development. 64 (3), pp. 244-247. https://doi.org/10.1080/07924259.2020.1759704

Tracing the origin of olive ridley turtles entangled in ghost nets in the Maldives: A phylogeographic assessment of populations at risk

Stelfox, Martin, Burian, Alfred, Shanker, Kartik, Rees, Alan F., Jean, Claire, Willson, Maïa S., Manik, Nashwa Ahmed and Sweet, Michael 2020. Tracing the origin of olive ridley turtles entangled in ghost nets in the Maldives: A phylogeographic assessment of populations at risk. Biological Conservation. 245, p. 108499. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108499

Heat waves are a major threat to turbid coral reefs in Brazil

Duarte, Gustavo A. S., Villela, Helena D. M., Deocleciano, Matheus, Silva, Denise, Barno, Adam, Cardoso, Pedro M., Vilela, Caren L. S., Rosado, Phillipe, Messias, Camila S. M. A., Chacon, Maria Alejandra, Santoro, Erika P., Olmedo, Daniele B., Szpilman, Marcelo, Rocha, Luiz A., Sweet, Michael and Peixoto, Raquel S. 2020. Heat waves are a major threat to turbid coral reefs in Brazil. Frontiers in Marine Science. 7. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.00179

Reliable eDNA detection and quantification of the European weather loach (Misgurnus fossilis)

Brys, Rein, Halfmaerten, David, Neyrinck, Sabrina, Mauvisseau, Quentin, Auwerx, Johan, Sweet, Michael and Mergeay, Joachim 2020. Reliable eDNA detection and quantification of the European weather loach (Misgurnus fossilis). Journal of Fish Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.14315

Minimum drift times infer trajectories of ghost nets found in the Maldives

Stelfox, Martin, Lett, Christophe, Reid, Geraldine, Souch, Graham and Sweet, Michael 2020. Minimum drift times infer trajectories of ghost nets found in the Maldives. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 154, p. 111037. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111037

Sea urchin diseases: Effects from individuals to ecosystems

Sweet, Michael 2020. Sea urchin diseases: Effects from individuals to ecosystems. in: Developments in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science Elsevier.

Untangling the origin of ghost gear within the Maldivian archipelago and its impact on olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) populations

Stelfox, M., Bulling, M and Sweet, M 2019. Untangling the origin of ghost gear within the Maldivian archipelago and its impact on olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) populations. Endangered Species Research. 40, pp. 309-320. https://doi.org/10.3354/esr00990

Compositional homogeneity in the pathobiome of a new, slow-spreading coral disease

Sweet, Michael, Burian, Alfred, Fifer, James, Bulling, Mark, Elliott, David and Raymundo, Laurie 2019. Compositional homogeneity in the pathobiome of a new, slow-spreading coral disease. Microbiome. 7 (1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40168-019-0759-6

Customized medicine for corals

Sweet, Michael, Peixoto, Raquel and Bourne, David 2019. Customized medicine for corals. Frontiers in Marine Scinece. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00686

Combining ddPCR and environmental DNA to improve detection capabilities of a critically endangered freshwater invertebrate

Mauvisseau, Quentin, Davy-Bowker, John, Bulling, Mark, Brys, Rein, Neyrinck, Sabrina, Troth, Christopher and Sweet, Michael 2019. Combining ddPCR and environmental DNA to improve detection capabilities of a critically endangered freshwater invertebrate. Scientific Reports. 9 (1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-50571-9

Ex situ co culturing of the sea urchin, Mespilia globulus and the coral Acropora millepora enhances early post-settlement survivorship

Craggs, Jamie, Guest, James, Bulling, Mark and Sweet, Michael 2019. Ex situ co culturing of the sea urchin, Mespilia globulus and the coral Acropora millepora enhances early post-settlement survivorship. Scientific Reports. 9 (1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-49447-9

The development of an eDNA based detection method for the invasive shrimp Dikerogammarus haemobaphes

Mauvisseau, Quentin, Troth, Chris, Young, Emily, Burian, Alfred and Sweet, Michael 2019. The development of an eDNA based detection method for the invasive shrimp Dikerogammarus haemobaphes. Management of Biological Invasions. 10 (3), pp. 449-460. https://doi.org/10.3391/mbi.2019.10.3.03

Early detection of an emerging invasive species: eDNA monitoring of a parthenogenetic crayfish in freshwater systems

Mauvisseau, Quentin, Sweet, Michael, Lyko, Frank, Andriantsoa, Ranja and Tonges, Sina 2019. Early detection of an emerging invasive species: eDNA monitoring of a parthenogenetic crayfish in freshwater systems. Management of Biological Invasions. 10 (3), pp. 461-472. https://doi.org/10.3391/mbi.2019.10.3.04

Comparative evaluation of neuro-linguistic programming

Kotera, Y. and Sweet, Michael 2019. Comparative evaluation of neuro-linguistic programming. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling. https://doi.org/10.1080/03069885.2019.1622075

Influence of accuracy, repeatability and detection probability in the reliability of species-specific eDNA based approaches

Mauvisseau, Quentin, Burian, Alfred, Gibson, Ceri, Brys, Rein, Ramsey, Andrew and Sweet, Michael 2019. Influence of accuracy, repeatability and detection probability in the reliability of species-specific eDNA based approaches. Scientific Reports. 9 (1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-37001-y

First detection of a highly invasive freshwater amphipod Crangonyx floridanus (Bousfield, 1963) in the United Kingdom.

Mauvisseau, Quentin, Davy-Bowker, John, Bryson, David, Souch, Graham, Burian, Alfred and Sweet, Michael J. 2018. First detection of a highly invasive freshwater amphipod Crangonyx floridanus (Bousfield, 1963) in the United Kingdom. BioINvasions Records.

Mass mortality hits gorgonian forests at Montecristo Island.

Turicchia, Eva, Abbiati, Marco, Sweet, Michael J. and Ponti, Massimo 2018. Mass mortality hits gorgonian forests at Montecristo Island. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. https://doi.org/10.3354/dao03284

Maintaining natural spawning timing in Acropora corals following long distance inter-continental transportation.

Craggs, Jamie, Guest, James R., Brett, Aaron, Davis, Michelle and Sweet, Michael J. 2018. Maintaining natural spawning timing in Acropora corals following long distance inter-continental transportation. Journal of zoo and aquarium research. https://doi.org/10.19227/jzar.v6i2.317

Maintaining natural spawning timing in Acropora corals following long distance inter-continental transportation.

Craggs, Jamie, Guest, James R., Brett, Aaron, Davis, Michelle and Sweet, Michael J. 2018. Maintaining natural spawning timing in Acropora corals following long distance inter-continental transportation. Journal of zoo and aquarium research. https://doi.org/10.19227/jzar.v6i2.317

The use of gamification in the teaching of disease epidemics and pandemics.

Robinson, Louise, Turner, Ian J. and Sweet, Michael J. 2018. The use of gamification in the teaching of disease epidemics and pandemics. FEMS Microbiology Letters. https://doi.org/10.1093/femsle/fny111

Rediscovery of the critically endangered ‘scarce yellow sally stonefly’ Isogenus nubecula in United Kingdom after a 22 year period of absence.

Davy-Bowker, John, Hammett, Michael J., Mauvisseau, Quentin and Sweet, Michael J. 2018. Rediscovery of the critically endangered ‘scarce yellow sally stonefly’ Isogenus nubecula in United Kingdom after a 22 year period of absence. Zootaxa. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4394.2.12

Topographic shading influences cryoconite morphodynamics and carbon exchange.

Cook, J. M., Sweet, Michael J., Cavalli, O., Taggart, A. and Edwards, A. 2018. Topographic shading influences cryoconite morphodynamics and carbon exchange. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research.. https://doi.org/10.1080/15230430.2017.1414463

Topographic shading influences cryoconite morphodynamics and carbon exchange.

Cook, J. M., Sweet, Michael J., Cavalli, Ottavia, Taggart, Angus and Edwards, Arwyn 2018. Topographic shading influences cryoconite morphodynamics and carbon exchange. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research.. https://doi.org/10.1080/15230430.2017.1414463

Involving recreational snorkelers in inventory improvement or creation: a case study in the Indian Ocean.

Bourjon, Philippe, Ducarme, Frédéric, Quod, Jean-Pascal and Sweet, Michael J. 2018. Involving recreational snorkelers in inventory improvement or creation: a case study in the Indian Ocean. CBM - Cahiers de Biologie Marine..

Inducing broadcast coral spawning ex situ: Closed system mesocosm design and husbandry protocol.

Craggs, Jamie, Guest, James R., Davis, Michelle, Simmons, Jeremy, Dashti, Ehsan and Sweet, Michael J. 2017. Inducing broadcast coral spawning ex situ: Closed system mesocosm design and husbandry protocol. Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.3538

Symbiotic microbes from marine invertebrates: Driving a new era of natural product drug discovery.

Blockley, Alix, Elliott, David R., Roberts, Adam and Sweet, Michael J. 2017. Symbiotic microbes from marine invertebrates: Driving a new era of natural product drug discovery. Diversity. https://doi.org/10.3390/d9040049

Variation in size frequency distribution of coral populations under different fishing pressures in two contrasting locations in the Indian Ocean

Grimsditch, Gabriel, Pisapia, Chiara, Huck, Maren, Karisa, Juliet, Obura, David and Sweet, Michael J. 2017. Variation in size frequency distribution of coral populations under different fishing pressures in two contrasting locations in the Indian Ocean. Marine Environmental Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2017.09.017

The “resort effect”: Can tourist islands act as refuges for coral reef species?

Moritz, Charlotte, Ducarme, Frédéric, Sweet, Michael J., Fox, Michael D., Zgliczynski, Brian, Ibrahim, Nizam, Basheer, Ahmed, Furby, Kathryn A., Caldwell, Zachary R., Pisapia, Chiara, Grimsditch, Gabriel and Abdulla, Ameer 2017. The “resort effect”: Can tourist islands act as refuges for coral reef species? Diversity and Distributions. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12627

'Yellow syndrome' in scleractinian corals throughout Bintan Riau District, Kepulauan Province, Indonesia.

Johan, Ofri, Budianto, Agus and Sweet, Michael J. 2017. 'Yellow syndrome' in scleractinian corals throughout Bintan Riau District, Kepulauan Province, Indonesia. Indonesian Aquaculture Journal.

Designer reefs and coral probiotics: great concepts but are they good practice?

Sweet, Michael J., Ramsey, Andrew and Bulling, Mark T. 2017. Designer reefs and coral probiotics: great concepts but are they good practice? Biodiversity. https://doi.org/10.1080/14888386.2017.1307786

Evidence for rapid, tide-related shifts in the microbiome of the coral Coelastrea aspera

Sweet, Michael J., Brown, Barbara E., Dunne, Richard P., Singleton, Ian and Bulling, Mark T. 2017. Evidence for rapid, tide-related shifts in the microbiome of the coral Coelastrea aspera. Coral Reefs. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00338-017-1572-y

On the importance of the microbiome and pathobiome in coral health and disease

Sweet, Michael J. and Bulling, Mark T. 2017. On the importance of the microbiome and pathobiome in coral health and disease. Frontiers in Marine Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2017.00009

The role of viruses in coral health and disease

Sweet, Michael J. and Bythell, John C. 2016. The role of viruses in coral health and disease. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2016.12.005

Coral responses to anthropogenic stress in the 21st Century – An ecophysiological perspective.

Sweet, Michael J. and Brown, Barbara E. 2016. Coral responses to anthropogenic stress in the 21st Century – An ecophysiological perspective. in: Taylor & Francis.

Baseline reef health surveys at Bangka Island (North Sulawesi, Indonesia) reveal new threats

Fratangeli, Francesca, Dondi, Nicolò, Segre Reinach, Marco, Serra, Clara, Sweet, Michael J. and Ponti, Massimo 2016. Baseline reef health surveys at Bangka Island (North Sulawesi, Indonesia) reveal new threats. PeerJ. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.2614

Molecular changes in skin pigmented lesions of the coral trout Plectropomus leopardus.

Lerebours, Adélaïde, Chapman, Emma C., Sweet, Michael J., Heupel, Michelle R. and Rotchell, Jeanette M. 2016. Molecular changes in skin pigmented lesions of the coral trout Plectropomus leopardus. Marine Environmental Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2016.07.009

New disease outbreak affects two dominant sea urchin species associated with Australian temperate reefs

Sweet, Michael J., Bulling, Mark T. and Williamson, Jane E. 2016. New disease outbreak affects two dominant sea urchin species associated with Australian temperate reefs. Marine Ecology Progress Series. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps11750

A review of ghost gear entanglement amongst marine mammals, reptiles and elasmobranchs

Stelfox, Martin, Hudgins, Jillian and Sweet, Michael J. 2016. A review of ghost gear entanglement amongst marine mammals, reptiles and elasmobranchs. Marine Pollution Bulletin. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.06.034

Prevalence and Incidence of Black Band Disease of Scleractinian Corals in the Kepulauan Seribu Region of Indonesia

Johan, Ofri, Zamani, Neviaty P. Zamani, Smith, David and Sweet, Michael J. 2016. Prevalence and Incidence of Black Band Disease of Scleractinian Corals in the Kepulauan Seribu Region of Indonesia. Diversity. https://doi.org/10.3390/d8020011

Metabolome-mediated biocryomorphic evolution promotes carbon fixation in Greenlandic cryoconite holes

Cook, J. M., Edwards, Arwyn, Bulling, Mark T., Mur, Luis A .J., Cook, Sophie, Gokul, Jarishma K., Cameron, Karen A., Sweet, Michael J. and Irvine-Fynn, Tristram D. L. 2016. Metabolome-mediated biocryomorphic evolution promotes carbon fixation in Greenlandic cryoconite holes. Environmental Microbiology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.13349

Influence of resource availability on the foraging strategies of the triangle butterflyfish chaetodon triangulum in the Maldives.

Chandler, Josie F., Burn, Deborah, Berggren, Per and Sweet, Michael J. 2016. Influence of resource availability on the foraging strategies of the triangle butterflyfish chaetodon triangulum in the Maldives. PLos ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0151923

Is Acropora Palmata recovering? A case study in Los Roques National Park, Venezuela

Croquer, Aldo, Cavada-Blanco, Francoise, Zubillaga, Ainhoa L., Agudo-Adriani, Esteban A. and Sweet, Michael J. 2016. Is Acropora Palmata recovering? A case study in Los Roques National Park, Venezuela. PeerJ. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.1539

Age-related shifts in bacterial diversity in a reef coral

Williams, Alex D., Putchim, Lalita, Brown, Barbara E. and Sweet, Michael J. 2015. Age-related shifts in bacterial diversity in a reef coral. PLos ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0144902

Soil contamination with silver nanoparticles reduces Bishop pine growth and ectomycorrhizal diversity on pine roots

Sweet, Michael J. and Singleton, Ian 2015. Soil contamination with silver nanoparticles reduces Bishop pine growth and ectomycorrhizal diversity on pine roots. Journal of Nanoparticle Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11051-015-3246-4

Baseline coral disease surveys within three marine parks in Sabah, Borneo

Sweet, Michael J., Wood, Elizabeth, Miller, Jennifer and Bythell, John C. 2015. Baseline coral disease surveys within three marine parks in Sabah, Borneo. PeerJ. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.1391

Fostering effective international collaboration for marine science in small island states

Alexander, Steven M., Kritzer, Jacob P., Sweet, Michael J., Johnson, Ayana Elizabeth, Amargós, Fabian P., Smith, Nicola S., Peterson, Angelie M., Hind, Edward and Green, Stephanie 2015. Fostering effective international collaboration for marine science in small island states. Frontiers in Marine Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2015.00086

The distribution and abundance of black band disease and white syndrome in Kepulauan Seribu, Indonesia

Bengen, Dietriech Geoffrey, Sweet, Michael J., Johan, Ofri, Zamani, Neviaty P. Zamani and Suharsono, Suharsono 2015. The distribution and abundance of black band disease and white syndrome in Kepulauan Seribu, Indonesia. HAYATI Journal of Biosciences. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hjb.2015.09.001

Diseases in marine invertebrates associated with mariculture and commercial fisheries

Sweet, Michael J. and Bateman, Kelly S. 2015. Diseases in marine invertebrates associated with mariculture and commercial fisheries. Journal of Sea Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2015.06.016

Identification of a bacterial pathogen associated with Porites white patch syndrome in the Western Indian Ocean

Séré, Mathieu G., Chabanet, Pascale, Quod, Jean-Pascal, Sweet, Michael J., Tortosa, Pablo and Schleyer, Michael 2015. Identification of a bacterial pathogen associated with Porites white patch syndrome in the Western Indian Ocean. Molecular Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.13326

Geographically conserved rates of background mortality among common reef-building corals in Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives, versus northern Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Pisapia, Chiara, Sweet, Michael J., Sweatman, Hugh and Pratchett, Morgan 2015. Geographically conserved rates of background mortality among common reef-building corals in Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives, versus northern Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Marine Biology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-015-2694-9

Ciliate communities consistently associated with coral diseases

Sweet, Michael J. and Séré, Mathieu G. 2015. Ciliate communities consistently associated with coral diseases. Journal of Sea Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2015.06.008

Microbial communities associated with healthy and White Syndrome-affected Echinopora lamellosa in aquaria and experimental treatment with the antibiotic Ampicillin

Smith, David, Leary, Peter, Craggs, Jamie, Bythell, John C. and Sweet, Michael J. 2015. Microbial communities associated with healthy and White Syndrome-affected Echinopora lamellosa in aquaria and experimental treatment with the antibiotic Ampicillin. PLos ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0121780

A novel sponge disease caused by a consortium of micro-organisms

Sweet, Michael J., Bulling, Mark T. and Cerrano, Carlo 2015. A novel sponge disease caused by a consortium of micro-organisms. Coral Reefs. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00338-015-1284-0

White Syndrome in Acropora muricata: nonspecific bacterial infection and ciliate histophagy

Sweet, Michael J. and Bythell, John C. 2015. White Syndrome in Acropora muricata: nonspecific bacterial infection and ciliate histophagy. Molecular Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.13097

Decadal environmental ‘memory’ in a reef coral?

Brown, Barbara E., Dunne, Richard P., Edwards, Alasdair J., Sweet, Michael J. and Phongsuwan, Niphon 2014. Decadal environmental ‘memory’ in a reef coral? Marine Biology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-014-2596-2

Experimental antibiotic treatment identifies potential pathogens of white band disease in the endangered Caribbean coral Acropora cervicornis

Sweet, Michael J., Croquer, Aldo and Bythell, John C. 2014. Experimental antibiotic treatment identifies potential pathogens of white band disease in the endangered Caribbean coral Acropora cervicornis. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2014.0094

A novel investigation of a blister-like syndrome in aquarium echinopora lamellosa

Smith, David, Leary, Peter, Bendall, Mark, Flach, Edmund, Jones, Rachel and Sweet, Michael J. 2014. A novel investigation of a blister-like syndrome in aquarium echinopora lamellosa. PLos ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0097018

Coral diseases in aquaria and in nature

Sweet, Michael J., Jones, Rachel and Bythell, John C. 2013. Coral diseases in aquaria and in nature. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315411001688

Development of bacterial biofilms on artificial corals in comparison to surface-associated microbes of hard corals

Sweet, Michael J., Croquer, Aldo, Bythell, John C. and Lopez-Garcia, Purification 2013. Development of bacterial biofilms on artificial corals in comparison to surface-associated microbes of hard corals. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0021195

Characterisation of the bacterial and fungal communities associated with different lesion sizes of Dark Spot Syndrome occurring in the Coral Stephanocoenia intersepta

Sweet, Michael J., Burn, Deborah, Croquer, Aldo, Leary, Peter and Bereswill, Stefan 2013. Characterisation of the bacterial and fungal communities associated with different lesion sizes of Dark Spot Syndrome occurring in the Coral Stephanocoenia intersepta. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0062580

Evidence of melanoma in wild marine fish populations

Sweet, Michael J., Kirkham, Nigel, Bendall, Mark, Currey, Leanne, Bythell, John C., Heupel, Michelle and Vartanian, Jean-Pierre 2013. Evidence of melanoma in wild marine fish populations. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0041989

Metal-based nanoparticles; size, function and areas for advancement

Sweet, Michael J. 2013. Metal-based nanoparticles; size, function and areas for advancement. in:

Diseases in coral aquaculture: causes, implications and preventions

Kramarsky-Winter, Esti, Sweet, Michael J., Leal, Miguel Costa, Sheridan, Christopher and Kushmaro, Ariel 2013. Diseases in coral aquaculture: causes, implications and preventions. Aquaculture. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2013.02.037

Assessment of the microbial communities associated with white syndrome and brown jelly syndrome in aquarium corals

Sweet, Michael J., Craggs, Jamie, Robson, James and Bythell, John C. 2013. Assessment of the microbial communities associated with white syndrome and brown jelly syndrome in aquarium corals.

Microsatellites for microbiologists

Sweet, Michael J., Scriven, Lucinda A. and Singleton, Ian 2012. Microsatellites for microbiologists. Advances in Applied Microbiology. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-394382-8.00005-8
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