Selected Publications

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Barnes, R.S.K, Hamylton, S.M. (2016) On the very edge: faunal and functional responses to the interface between seagrass and unvegetated sand, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 553: 33-48

Duce, S., Vila-Concejo, A., Hamylton, S.M., Webster, J., Bruce, E., and Beaman, R. (2016) A morphometric assessment and classification of coral reef spur and groove morphology, Geomorphology, accepted March 2016.

Doo, S., Hamylton, S.M., Byrne, M, Finfer, J. (2016) Spatial and temporal variation in reef-scale carbonate storage of large benthic foraminifera, Coral Reefs, 265: 68-83.

Shaw, E., Hamylton, S.M., Phinn, S (2016) Incorporating benthic community changes into hydrochemical-based projections of coral reef calcium carbonate production under ocean acidification. Coral Reefs, 35: 739 – 750

Adnan, F., Hamylton, S. & Woodroffe, C.D. (2016) A comparison of shoreline changes estimated using the base of beach and edge of vegetation line at North Keeling Island. Journal of Coastal Research,2016: 967-971.

Al-Nasrawi, A.K..M, Jones, B.G., Hamylton, S.M. (2016) GIS-based modelling of vulnerability of coastal wetland ecosystems to human modifications during sea level rise and eco-geomorphic sustainability: a case study from Comerong Island, southeastern Australia, Journal of Coastal Research. 2016: 33 – 37

Hamylton, S., Hedley, J, Beaman, R (2015) The derivation of high-resolution bathymetry from multispectral satellite imagery on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia: A comparison of empirical and optimization methods through a geographical error analysis, Remote Sensing, 7, 16257-16273.

Hamylton, S., Carvalho, R., Vila-Concejo, A., Duce, S., Roelfsema, R. (2015) Linking pattern to process in reef sediment dynamics at Lady Musgrave Island, southern Great Barrier Reef, Sedimentology, http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.uow.edu.au/10.1111/sed.12278

Linklater, M., Brooke, B.P., Hamylton, S.M., Nichol, S.L. and Woodroffe, C.D., (2015) Submerged fossil reefs discovered beyond the limit of modern reef growth in the Pacific Ocean. Geomorphology, 246: 579-588.

Barnes, R.S.K. & Hamylton, S.M (2015) Uniform functional structure across spatial scales in an intertidal benthic assemblage. Marine Environmental Research 106: 82 – 91

Hamylton S & Puotinen, M (2015) A meta-analysis of reef island response to environmental change on the Great Barrier Reef. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. DOI: 10.1002/esp.3694

Saunders MI, Leon JX, Callaghan DP, Roelfsema CM, Hamylton S, Brown CJ, Baldock T, Golshani A, Phinn SR, Lovelock CE, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Woodroffe CD, Mumby PJ (2014) Interdependency of tropical marine ecosystems in response to climate change. Nature Climate Change 4:724-729

Hamylton S (2014) Will Coral Islands Maintain Their Growth over the Next Century? A Deterministic Model of Sediment Availability at Lady Elliot Island, Great Barrier Reef. PLoS ONE 9(4): e94067. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0094067

Hamylton, S., Leon, J.X., Saunders, M.I., Woodroffe, C.D (2014) Simulating reef response to sea-level rise at Lizard Island: A geospatial approach. Geomorphology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.03.006

Hamylton, S & East, H. (2014) Response to Sheppard, C. Atoll Rim Expansion or Erosion in Diego Garcia Atoll, Indian Ocean? Comment on Hamylton, S.; East, H. A Geospatial Appraisal of Ecological and Geomorphic Change on Diego Garcia Atoll, Chagos Islands (British Indian Ocean Territory). Remote Sens. 2014, 6, 2468–2472.

Hamylton, S & East, H (2012) A geospatial appraisal of ecological and geomorphic change on Diego Garcia Atoll, Chagos Islands (British Indian Ocean Territory), Remote Sensing 4: 3444-3461

Hamylton, S. M., Pescud, A., Leon, J. X., & Callaghan, D. P. (2013) A geospatial assessment of the relationship between reef flat community calcium carbonate production and wave energy. Coral reefs, 32(4), 1025-1039.

Barnes, R.S.K. & Hamylton, S. (2013) Abrupt transitions between macrobenthic faunal assemblages across seagrass bed margins. Estuarine, Coastal & Shelf Science131, 213-223.

Hamylton, S. & Andréfouët, S. (2013) An appraisal of the extent and geomorphological diversity of the coral reefs of the United Kingdom Dependent Territories. Pp 1- 11. In: Sheppard, C. (2013) The Coral Reefs of the British Overseas Territories, Springer-Verlag, Amsterdam. 323pp. ISBN 978-94-007-5965-7

Hamylton, S., (2013) Five practical uses of spatial autocorrelation for studies of coral reef ecology, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 478: 15-25.

Hamylton, S., Silverman, J & Shaw, E. (2013) The use of remote sensing to scale up measures of carbonate production on reef systems: A comparison of census-based and hydrochemical estimation methods, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Special Issue on Emerging Methods for the Study of Coastal Ecosystem Landscape Structure and Change, DOI:10.1080/01431161.2013.800654.

Duce, S., Vila-Concejo, A., Hamylton, S., Bruce, E., Webster, J (2013) Spur and groove distribution and relationship to wave exposure, southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Journal of Coastal Research, Accepted November 2013.

Doo, S., Hamylton, S. & Byrne, M. (2013) Reef scale assessment of intertidal Large Benthic Foraminifera populations on One Tree Reef and future carbonate production in a warming ocean, Zoological Studies, 51 (8) 1-18

Leon, J. X., Phinn, S. R., Hamylton, S., & Saunders, M. I. (2013). Filling the ‘white ribbon’ – A seamless multisource Digital Elevation Model for Lizard Island, northern Great Barrier Reef International Journal of Remote Sensing DOI:10.1080/01431161.2013.800659.

Hamylton, S & East, H.(S) (2012) A geospatial appraisal of ecological and geomorphic change on Diego Garcia Atoll, Chagos Islands (British Indian Ocean Territory), Remote Sensing Special Issue Remote Sensing for Understanding Coral Reef Dynamics and Processes: Photo-Systems to Coral Reef Systems, 4: 3444-3461

Hamylton, S., Spencer, T & Andréfouët, S. (2012) Comparing coral reef geomorphic and habitat diversity at the landscape scale, Amirantes Archipelago, western Indian Ocean, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2012.06.001.

Hamylton, S. & Prosper, J (2012) Development of a Spatial Data Infrastructure for coastal management in the Amirante Islands, Seychelles, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoscience, 19: 24-30.

Hamylton, S., Spencer, T & Hagan, A (2012) Spatial modelling of benthic cover using remote sensing data in the Aldabra lagoon, western Indian Ocean, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 460: 35-47.

Hamylton, S (2012) A comparison of spatially explicit and classic regression modelling of live coral cover using hyperspectral remote sensing data in the Al Wajh lagoon, Red Sea, International Journal of Geographic Information Science, 10.1080/13658816.2012.683195.

Hamylton, S., Hagan, A & Doak, N (2012) Observations of Dugongs at Aldabra Atoll, Western Indian Ocean: Lagoon Habitat Mapping and Spatial Analysis of Sighting Records, International Journal of Geographic Information Science, 26: 839-853.

Walker, RJ, Whitmore, N., Rafeliarisoa, T.H., Hamylton, S. (2012) The effect of habitat degradation on the long term survival of the Critically Endangered Madagascar spider tortoise (Pyxis arachnoides). Biological Conservation, 152: 152–158.

Hamylton, S (2011) The use of remote sensing and linear wave theory to model local wave energy around Alphonse Atoll, Seychelles, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 95: 349-358.

Hamylton, S.  and Spencer, T. (2011) Geomorphological modeling of tropical marine landscapes: Remote sensing, patches and spatial statistics, Continental Shelf Research, Special Issue on Coastal Remote Sensing, 31: 151-161.

Hamylton, S. (2011) An evaluation of waveband pairs for water column correction using band ratio methods for seabed mapping in the Seychelles, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 32: 9185 – 9195.

Hamylton, S. (2011) Estimating the coverage of coral reef benthic communities in the Al Wajh, Red Sea from airborne hyperspectral remote sensing data: Multiple discriminant function analysis and linear spectral unmixing, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 32: 9673 – 9690.

Hamylton, S., Spencer, T & Hagan, A (2009) Coral reefs and reef islands of the Amirantes Archipelago, western Indian Ocean, pp. 99 – 106. In: Harris, P & Baker, E (Eds.) (2009) Atlas of Seafloor Geomorphology as Habitat, Elsevier, Chatswood, Australia. 600pp.

Hamylton, S. (2009) The Al Wajh Bank reef system, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea, pp. 28 – 37. In: Harris, P & Baker, E (Eds.) (2009) Atlas of Seafloor Geomorphology as Habitat, Elsevier, Chatswood, Australia. 600pp.

Hamylton, S., Hagan, A., & Spencer, T. (2010) Development of an island habitat classification scheme for the Amirante Islands, Seychelles, WIO Journal of Marine Science, 9 (1) 43-55.

Hamylton, S. (2009) Determination of the separability of coastal community assemblages of the Al Wajh Barrier Reef, Red Sea, from hyperspectral data, European Journal of Geosciences, 01: 1-11

Spencer, T., Hagan, A.B., Hamylton, S.M. & Renaud, P. (2008) Atlas of the Amirantes, Cambridge Coastal Research Unit, University of Cambridge, ISBN: 978-1-901480-09-2.

Hamylton, S (2008) Airborne Remote Sensing of the Al Wajh Barrier Reef, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea., In: N. McWilliam, R . Teeuw, M. Whiteside & P. Zukowskyj (2008) Expedition Field Techniques: GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing Manual. Pages 318-328, Royal Geographical Society-IBG Publication.

Hamylton, S. and Spencer, T (2008) An Investigation of Seagrass Patterns at Alphonse Atoll, Seychelles: Linking Structure to Function in Marine Landscapes, Proceedings of the Eleventh International Coral Reef Symposium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 17: 621-625.

Hagan, A, Hamylton, S. & Spencer, T. (2007) Status of Carbonate Reefs of the Amirantes and Alphonse Groups, Southern Seychelles. In: Coastal Oceans Research and Development in the Indian Ocean, Status Report, International Coral Reef Initiative.

Hamylton, S. & Spencer, T. (2007) Classification of Seagrass habitat structure as a response to wave exposure at Etoile Cay, Seychelles, European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories, EARSeL Proceedings,6:2, 82-94.

Hamylton, S. (2006) Image Segmentation, Classification and use of Geographical Information Systems to conduct a Reefscape Ecology Assessment of Alphonse Atoll, Seychelles, Proceedings of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society, September, 2: 10-20.

Comley, J., Hamylton, S. & Raines, P. (2006) A Marine Environmental Impact Assessment for the proposed Shangri-La Resort on Boracay Island, Republic of the Philippines.

Comley, J, Hamylton, S, Ingwersen, C. Walker, R (2005) The Impact of the December 26th Tsunami on the coral reefs of Mu Ko Surin Marine National Park, Thailand, Proceedings of the World Maritime Technology Conference, Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology, 7: 143-154.

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