Dr Rohan Brooker



Research Fellow


Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env


School of Life & Env. Sciences


Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus


+61 3 522 73013


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Predation drives recurrent convergence of an interspecies mutualism.

William Feeney, Rohan Brooker, Lane Johnston, James Gilbert, Marc Besson, David Lecchini, Danielle Dixson, Peter Cowman, Andrea Manica

(2019), Vol. 22, pp. 256-264, Ecol Lett, England, C1


Shelter availability mediates decorating in the majoid crab, Camposcia retusa

R Brooker, E Muñoz Ruiz, T Sih, D Dixson

(2018), Vol. 29, pp. 179-185, Behavioral ecology, Oxford, Eng., C1


Boat noise prevents soundscape-based habitat selection by coral planulae

D Lecchini, F Bertucci, C Gache, A Khalife, M Besson, N Roux, C Berthe, S Singh, E Parmentier, M Nugues, R Brooker, D Dixson, L Hédouin

(2018), Vol. 8, Scientific reports, London, Eng., C1-1


Consistency in the supply of larval fishes among coral reefs in French Polynesia

Marc Besson, Camille Gache, Rohan Brooker, Rakamaly Moussa, Viliame Waqalevu, Moana LeRohellec, Vincent Jaouen, Kévin Peyrusse, Cécile Berthe, Frédéric Bertucci, Hugo Jacob, Christophe Brié, Bruno Wan, René Galzin, David Lecchini

(2017), Vol. 12, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1-1


Comparable cross-taxa risk perception by means of chemical cues in marine and freshwater crustaceans

R Brooker, D Dixson

(2017), Vol. 68, pp. 788-792, Marine and freshwater research, Clayton, Vic., C1-1


Intertidal crustaceans use seaweed-derived chemical cues to mitigate predation risk

R Brooker, D Dixson

(2017), Vol. 71, Behavioral ecology and sociobiology, New York, N.Y., C1-1



William Feeney, Rohan Brooker

(2017), Vol. 27, pp. R6-R8, Current biology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1


Contact with seaweed alters prey selectivity in a coral-feeding reef fish

R Brooker, T Sih, D Dixson

(2017), Vol. 580, pp. 239-244, Marine ecology progress series, Oldendorf, Germany, C1-1


Exposure to agricultural pesticide impairs visual lateralization in a larval coral reef fish

Marc Besson, Camille Gache, Frédéric Bertucci, Rohan Brooker, Natacha Roux, Hugo Jacob, Cécile Berthe, Valeria Sovrano, Danielle Dixson, David Lecchini

(2017), Vol. 7, Scientific reports, London, Eng., C1-1


Whole gut microbiome composition of damselfish and cardinalfish before and after reef settlement

Darren Parris, Rohan Brooker, Michael Morgan, Danielle Dixson, Frank Stewart

(2016), Vol. 4, pp. 1-23, PeerJ, Corte Madera, Calif., C1-1


Chemically cued suppression of coral reef resilience: where is the tipping point?

Rohan Brooker, Mark Hay, Danielle Dixson

(2016), Vol. 35, pp. 1263-1270, Coral Reefs, Berlin, Germany, C1-1


Using insights from animal behaviour and behavioural ecology to inform marine conservation initiatives

Rohan Brooker, William Feeney, James White, Rachel Manassa, Jacob Johansen, Danielle Dixson

(2016), Vol. 120, pp. 211-221, Animal behaviour, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1


Natural cleaning of the black-lip pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera by butterflyfishes (Chaetodon) in French Polynesia

F Bertucci, Y Legraverant, C Berthe, R Brooker, C Lo, D Lecchini

(2016), Vol. 182, pp. 270-273, Estuarine, coastal and shelf science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1


Cryptic effects of habitat declines: coral-associated fishes avoid coral-seaweed interactions due to visual and chemical cues

Rohan Brooker, Simon Brandl, Danielle Dixson

(2016), Vol. 6, pp. 1-8, Scientific reports, London, Eng., C1-1


First description of the neuro-anatomy of a larval coral reef fish Amphiprion ocellaris

H Jacob, M Metian, R Brooker, E Duran, N Nakamura, N Roux, P Masanet, O Soulat, D Lecchini

(2016), Vol. 89, pp. 1583-1591, Journal of fish biology, Chichester, Eng., C1-1


Latitudinal variation in larval development of coral reef fishes: implications of a warming ocean

I McLeod, M McCormick, P Munday, T Clark, A Wenger, R Brooker, M Takahashi, G Jones

(2015), Vol. 521, pp. 129-141, Marine ecology progress series, Oldendorf, Germany, C1-1


Chemical spying in coral reef fish larvae at recruitment

Natacha Roux, Rohan Brooker, Gaël Lecellier, Cécile Berthe, Bruno Frédérich, Bernard Banaigs, David Lecchini

(2015), Vol. 338, pp. 701-707, Comptes Rendus Biologies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1


Temporal and spatial comparisons of underwater sound signatures of different reef habitats in Moorea Island, French Polynesia

Frédéric Bertucci, Eric Parmentier, Laëtitia Berten, Rohan Brooker, David Lecchini

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 1-12, PLOS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1-1


You are what you eat: diet-induced chemical crypsis in a coral-feeding reef fish

Rohan Brooker, Philip Munday, Douglas Chivers, Geoffrey Jones

(2015), Vol. 282, pp. 1-7, Proc Biol Sci, London, England, C1-1


Two patterns of parasitic male mating behaviors and their reproductive success in Japanese medaka, Oryzias latipes.

Yasunori Koya, Yukari Koike, Rie Onchi, Hiroyuki Munehara

(2013), Vol. 30, pp. 76-82, Zoolog Sci, Japan, C1


Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Camouflage on coral reefs: mechanisms and impacts of climate change

Dr Rohan Brooker

  • 2019: $15,000


No completed student supervisions to report