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Dr Pippa Moore


  • 2007-2008 Post-doctoral research fellow, University of Plymouth, UK
  • 2006-2007 Post-doctoral research fellow, University of Queensland, Australia
  • 2005-2006 Post-doctoral research fellow, Marine Biological Association, UK

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Marine Science Association
  • Marine Biological Association of the UK

Research Areas and Interests

  • The consequences of climate change on marine ecosystems
  • Trophodynamics in shallow water ecosystems
  • The role of western rock lobsters in structuring benthic assemblages in Amphibolis meadows
  • The impacts of climate change on marine systems
  • The effects of ocean acidification on primary producers and secondary consumers


  • First Class Honours in Marine Biology & Coastal Ecology, England.


Recent Research Grants

  • Are Sanctuary Zones Effective in Protecting Lobsters When Foraging ,  Rottnest Island Authority,  Grant,  2010 - 2011,  $4,545.
  • The Effects of Ocean Acidification on Trophic Interactions in Temperate Seagrass Assemblages,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2009 - 2011,  $21,458.
  • Do Different Levels of Fishing Pressure, Through Spatial Management, Influence Communities and Ecological Interactions in Seagrass Meadows in South Western Australia,  Rottnest Island Authority,  Grant,  2009 - 2010,  $3,517.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Dennis, H., Evans, A., Banner, A., Moore, P., (2018), Reefcrete: Reducing the environmental footprint of concretes for eco-engineering marine structures. Ecological Engineering, in press(in press), in press, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2017.05.031.
  • King, N., Wilcockson, D., Webster, R., Smale, D., Hoelters, L., Moore, P., (2018), Cumulative stress restricts niche filling potential of habitat-forming kelps in a future climate. Functional Ecology, in press(in press ), in press, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12977.
  • King, NG., McKeown, NJ., Smale, DA., Moore, P., (2018), The importance of phenotypic plasticity and local adaptation in driving intraspecific variability in thermal niches of marine macrophytes. Ecography: pattern and diversity in ecology, n/a(na), 001-014, Wiley-Blackwell, DOI: 10.1111/ecog.03186.
  • Harvey, BP., Moore, P., (2017), Ocean warming and acidification prevent compensatory response in a predator to reduced prey quality. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 563(20 Jan. 2017), 111-122, Germany, Inter-Research, DOI: 10.3354/meps11956.
  • Evans, AJ., Garrod, B., Firth, LB., Hawkins, SJ., Morris-Webb, ES., Goudge, H., Moore, P., (2017), Stakeholder priorities for multi-functional coastal defence developments and steps to effective implementation. Marine Policy, 75(2017), 143-155, DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2016.10.006.
  • Smale, DA., Moore, P., (2017), Variability in kelp forest structure along a latitudinal gradient in ocean temperature. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 486(2017), 255-264, Netherlands, Elsevier Science BV, DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2016.10.023.
  • Teagle, H., Hawkins, S., Moore, P., Smale, DA., (2017), The role of kelp species as biogenic habitat formers in coastal marine ecosystems. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 492(2017), 81-98, Netherlands, Elsevier BV, DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2017.01.017.
  • Evans, AJ., Firth, LB., Hawkins, SJ., Morris, ES., Goudge, H., Moore, P., (2016), Drill-cored rock pools: an effective method of ecological enhancement on artificial structures. Marine and Freshwater Research, 67(1), 123-130, Clayton, Victoria, CSIRO Publishing, DOI: 10.1071/MF14244.
  • Molinos, JG., Halpern, BS., Schoeman, DS., Brown , CJ., Kiessling, W., Moore, P., Pandolfi, JM., Poloczanska, ES., Richardson, A., Burrows, MT., (2016), Climate velocity and the future global redistribution of marine biodiversity. Nature Climate Change, 6(1), 83-88, London, United Kingdom, Nature Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2769.
  • Smale, D., Burrows, M., Evans, A., King, N., Sayer, M., Yunnie, A., Moore, P., (2016), Linking environmental variables with regional scale variability in ecological structure and standing stock of carbon within UK kelp forests. Marine Ecology: Progress Series, 542(19 January), 79-95, Germany, Inter-Research, DOI: 10.3354/meps11544.
  • Harvey, B., McKeown, N., Rastrick, S., Bertolini, C., Foggo, A., Graham, H., Hall-Spencer, J., Milazzo, M., Shaw, P., Small, D., Moore, P., (2016), Individual and population-level responses to ocean acidification. Scientific Reports, 6(29 Jan), art 20194, Nature Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1038/srep20194.
  • Poloczanska, E., Burrows, M., Brown, C., Molinos, J., Halpern, B., Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Kappel, C., Moore, P., Richardson, A., Schoeman, D., Sydeman, W., (2016), Responses of Marine Organisms to Climate Change across Oceans. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3(May), 21p., DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00062.
  • O'Connor, MI., Holding, JM., Kappel, CV., Duarte, CM., Brander, K., Brown, CJ., Bruno, JF., Buckley, L., Burrows, MT., Halpern, BS., Kiessling, W., Moore, P., Pandolfi, JM., Parmesan, C., Poloczanska, ES., Schoeman, D., Sydeman, W., Richardson, A., (2015), Strengthening confidence in climate change impact science. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 24(1), 64-76, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, DOI: 10.1111/geb.12218.
  • Harvey, B., Gwynn-Jones, D., Moore, P., (2013), Meta-analysis reveals complex marine biological responses to the interactive effects of ocean acidification and warming. Ecology and Evolution, 3(4), 1016-1030, John Wiley & Sons, DOI: 10.1002/ece3.516.
  • Poloczanska, E., Brown, C., Sydeman, W., Kiessling, W., Schoeman, D., Moore, P., Brander, K., Bruno, J., Buckley, L., Burrows, M., Duarte, C., Halpern, B., Holding, J., Kappel, C., O'Connor, M., Pandolfi, J., Parmesan, C., Schwing, F., Thompson, S., Richardson, A., (2013), Global imprint of climate change on marine life. Nature Climate Change, 3(10), 919-925, Macmillan Publishers Limited, DOI: 10.1038/nclimate1958.
  • Hawkins, S., Firth, L., McHugh, M., Poloczsanska, E., Herbert, R., Burrows, M., Kendall, M., Moore, P., Thompson, R., Jenkins, S., Sims, D., Genner, M., Mieszkowska, N., (2013), Data rescue and re-use: Recycling old information to address new policy concerns. Marine Policy, 42(November), 91-98, Pergamon, DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2013.02.001.
  • Smale, D., Burrows, M., Moore, P., O'Connor, N., Hawkins, S., (2013), Threats and knowledge gaps for ecosystem services provided by kelp forests: A northeast Atlantic perspective. Ecology and Evolution, 3(11), 4016-4038, John Wiley & Sons, DOI: 10.1002/ece3.774.
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