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Google Scholar: Total # of citations > 9,200; H-index = 50; i-10 = 123



Rivera-Monroy, V., Lee, S.Y., Kristensen, E., Twilley, R. (eds) 2017. Mangrove Ecosystems: A Global Biogeographic Perspective - Structure, Function and Services. ISBN 978-3-319-62204-0.

Springer USA. XVI+399 pages. DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-62206-4

Book chapters

1. Lovelock, C.E., Accad, A., Dowling, R., Duke, N.C., Lee, S.Y., Ronan, M. 2019. Mangrove forests and tidal marshes of Moreton Bay. In Moreton Bay Quandamooka & Catchment: Past, present, and future. Tibbetts, I.R., Rothlisberg, P.C., Neil, D.T., Homburg, T.A., Brewer, D.T., & Arthington, A.H.(eds) The Moreton Bay Foundation, Brisbane, Australia. Pp.299-318. Link:

2. Primavera J.H., Friess, D.A., Van Lavieren, H., Lee S.Y. 2018. Chapter 1. The Mangrove Ecosystem. Pp.134 In Sheppard C. (ed) World Seas: an Environmental Evaluation. Second edition. Volume 3: Ecological Issues and Environmental Impacts. Academic Press. ISBN 9780128050521. Link:

3. Rivera-Monroy, V., Lee S.Y., Kristensen, E., Twilley, R.R. 2017. Chapter 1 Introduction. Pp. 1-16. In Rivera-Monroy, V., Lee S.Y., Kristensen, E., Twilley, R.R. (eds) Mangrove Ecosystem Structure and Function: a biogeographic perspective. Springer, New York. ISBN 9783319622040. Link:

4. Lee S.Y., Rivera-Monroy, V., Kristensen, E., Twilley, R.R. 2017. Epilogue. Pp. 383-386. In Rivera-Monroy, V., Lee S.Y., Kristensen, E., Twilley, R.R. (eds) Mangrove Ecosystem Structure and Function: a biogeographic perspective. Springer, New York. ISBN 9783319622040. Link:

5. Lee S.Y., Jones, G., Diele, K., Nordhaus, I., 2017. Chapter 3 Biodiversity. Pp. 55-86. In Rivera-Monroy, V., Lee S.Y., Kristensen, E., Twilley, R.R. (eds) Mangrove Ecosystem Structure and Function: a biogeographic perspective. Springer, New York. ISBN 9783319622040. Link:

6. Primavera, J.H., Lee S.Y. 2015. The Magical Mangroves of KII. Pp.322-330 In: Hegan, A. (Ed.). (2015). No More Endlings: Saving Species One Story at a Time. Melbourne, Florida: Motivational Press. Link:

7. Lee S.Y. 2015. Chapter 9, Ecology of Brachyura. Pp.469-543. In Castro, P., Davie, P., Guinot, D., Schram, F., J.C. von Vaupel Klein (Eds) Treatise in Zoology. The Crustacea. Brill, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISBN 9789004188730. Link:

8. Hutchison, J., Philipp, D.P., Claussen, J.E., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Carrasquilla-Henao, M., CastellanosGalindo, G.A., Costa, M.T., Daneshgar, P.D., Hartmann, H.J., Juanes, F., Khan, M.E., Knowles, L.,  Knudsen, E., Lee S.Y., Murchie, K.J., Tiedemann, J.,  zu Ermgassen, P., Spalding, M. 2015. Building an expert judgment-based model of mangrove fisheries. Pp. 17-42 In: Mangrove as Fish Habitat. (eds) Murchie, K.J., Daneshgar, P.P. American Fisheries Society. ISBN-13: 9781934874424. Link:

Special issue of journal

Zimmer, M., Lee, S.Y., Jennerjahn, T. (ed.) 2019. Turning the tides on mangroves: Knowledge-based conservation, rehabilitation and sustainable use of mangroves. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. Elsevier. Link:

Refereed journal papers

1. Friess, D., ... Lee, S.Y., ... 2020. Scientific contributions of the mangrove Macrobenthos and Management (MMM) conference series, 2000–2019. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. Link:

2. Harada, Y., Connolly, R.M., Fry, B., Maher, D.T., Sippo, J.Z., Jeffrey, L.C., Bourke, A.J., Lee, S.Y. 2020. Stable isotopes track the ecological and biogeochemical legacy of mass mangrove forest dieback in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. Biogeosciences Discuss. (In review) Link:

3. Friess, D.A., ... Lee, S.Y., ... 2020. Mangroves give cause for conservation optimism, for now. Current Biology 30:R135-R158. Link:

4. Waltham, N.J., Elliott, M., Lee, S.Y., ... 2020. UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021–2030—What Chance for Success in Restoring Coastal Ecosystems? Frontiers in Marine Science 7:71. Link:

5. Wu, M., He, Z., Fung, S., Cao, Y., Chen, Y., Guan, D., Peng, Y., Lee, S.Y. 2020. Species choice in mangrove reforestation may influence the quantity and quality of long-term carbon sequestration and storage. Science of The Total Environment 714:136742. Link:

6. Wang, W., Fu, H., Lee, S.Y., Fan, H., Wang, M. 2020. Can Strict Protection Stop the Decline of Mangrove Ecosystems in China? From Rapid Destruction to Rampant Degradation. Forests 11(1):55. Link: 

7. Ouyang, X., Lee, S.Y., 2020. Improved estimates on global carbon stock and carbon pools in tidal wetlands. Nature Communications 11:317. Link:

8. Kwon, B.-O., Kim, H., Noh, J., Lee, S.Y., Nam, J., Khim, J.S. 2020. Spatiotemporal variability in microphytobenthic primary production cross bare intertidal flat, saltmarsh, and mangrove forest of Asia and Australia. Marine Pollution Bulletin 151: 110707. Link:

9. Harada Y., Fry B., Lee S.Y., Maher D.T., Sippo J.Z., Connolly R.M. 2019. Stable isotopes indicate ecosystem restructuring following climate-driven mangrove dieback. Limnology and Oceanography 9999: 1-13. Link:

10. Serrano O., … Lee, S.Y., .... 2019. The potential of Australian vegetated coastal ecosystems for climate change mitigation. Nature Communications 10:4313. 10pp. Link:

11. Spencer D.M., Doubell M.J., Brown I.W., Rodriguez A.R., Lee S.Y., and Lemckert C.J. 2019. Environmental indices affect the catchability of spanner crabs (Ranina ranina) in the Queensland fishery, Australia. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 228:106361, 17pp. Link:

12. Henderson C.J., Stevens T., Lee S.Y., Gilby B.L., Schlacher T.A., Connolly R.M., Warnken J., Maxwell P.S., Olds A.D. 2019. Optimizing seagrass conservation for ecological functions. Ecosystems 22:1368-1380. Link:

13. Friess, D.A., Rogers, K., Lovelock, C., Hamilton, S., Krauss, K., Lee, S.Y., Lucas, R., Primavera, J.H., Rajkaran, A., Shi, S. 2019. The past, present and future of the world’s mangrove forests. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 44:89-115. Link:

14. Spencer, D.M., Brown, I.W., Doubell, M.J., Lee, S.Y., Lemckert, C.J. 2019. Bottom currents affect spanner crab catch rates in southern Queensland, Australia. Marine and Coastal Fisheries 11:248-257. Link:

15. Henderson C.J., Stevens T., Lee S.Y., Gilby B.L., Schlacher T.A., Connolly R.M., Warnken J., Maxwell P.S., Olds A.D. 2019. Optimizing seagrass conservation for ecological functions. Ecosystems 10.1007/s10021-019-00343-3. Link:

16. Morris RL, Heery EC, Loke LHL, Lau E, Strain EMA, Airoldi L, Alexander KA, BishopMJ, Coleman RA, Cordell JR, Dong Y, Firth LB, Hawkins SJ, Heath T, Kokora M, Lee SY, Miller JK, Perkol-Finkel S, Rella A, Steinberg PD, Takeuchi I, Thompson RC, Todd P, Toft JD, Leung KM. 2019. Design options, implementation issues and evaluating success of ecologically-engineered shorelines. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review. 57: (accepted 12/2018). 


17. Lee, S.Y., Hamilton S., Barbier E., Primavera J.H., Lewis III R.R. 2019. Better restoration policies are needed to conserve mangrove ecosystems. Nature Ecology and Evolution 3: 870-872. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-019-0861-y 

18. Friess, D.A., Rogers, K., Lovelock, C., Hamilton, S., Krauss, K., Lee, S.Y., Lucas, R., Primavera, J.H., Rajkaran, A., Shi, S. 2019. The past, present and future of the world’s mangrove forests. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 44. Link:

19. Bakhtiyari M., Lee S.Y., Warnken J. 2019. Seeing the forest as well as the trees: an expert opinion approach to identifying holistic condition indicators for mangrove ecosystems. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 222: 183-194. Link:

20. Spencer D.M., Brown, I.W., Doubell, M.J., Brown C.J., Redondo-Rodriguez A., Lee S.Y., Zhang H., Lemckert C.J. 2019. Bottom boundary layer temperature influences the catchability of spanner crab (Ranina ranina) in South-East Queensland, Australia. Fisheries Oceanography 28: 317-326. Link:

21. Curnick, D.J., Pettorelli, N., Amir, A.A., Balke, T., Barbier, E.B., Crooks, S., Dahdouh-Guebas, F., Duncan, C., Endsor, C., Friess, D.A., Quarto, A., Zimmer, M., Lee, S.Y. 2019. The value of small mangrove patches. Science 363: 239. Link:

22. He Z., Peng Y., Guan D., Hu Z., Chen Y., Lee S.Y. 2018. Appearance can be deceptive: Shrubby native mangrove species contributes more to soil carbon sequestration than fast-growing exotic species. Plant and Soil. 432:425-436. Link:

23. Werry, J.M., Sumpton, W., Otway, N., Lee, S.Y., Haig, J., Mayer, D.  2018. Rainfall and sea surface temperature: key drivers for movement of bull sharks, Carcharhinus leucas, into beach areas. Global Ecology and Conservation. 15:e00430, 14pp. Link:

24. Pitt K.A., Lee S.Y., Connolly R.M., Bui, THH, Doriean N. 2018. Sources and fates of organic matter in constructed versus natural coastal waterways. Marine Pollution Bulletin 135:505-513. Link:

25. Adame, M.F., Rozainah M.Z., Fry B., Chong V.C., Then Y.H.A., Brown C.J., Lee S.Y. 2018. Loss and recovery of carbon and nitrogen after mangrove clearing. Ocean and Coastal Management 161:117-126. Link:

26. Natin P., Lee S.Y. 2018. Estuarine caridean shrimp (Palaemon debilis Dana, 1852) (Decapoda: Caridea) can differentiate olfactory cues from different mangrove species for microhabitat selection. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 501:99-108. Link:

27. Ouyang, X., Lee, S.Y., Connolly, R.M., Kainz, M. 2018. Spatially explicit valuation of coastal wetlands for cyclone mitigation in Australia and China. Scientific Reports 8:3035. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-21217-z, 9pp.

28. Henderson C.J., Stevens T.F., Gilby B., Lee S.Y.  2018. Spatial conservation of large mobile elasmobranchs requires an understanding of spatio-temporal seascape utilisation. ICES Journal of Marine Science 75: 553-561. Link:

29. Ouyang, X., Lee, S.Y., Connolly, R.M. 2018. Using isotope labeling to partition sources of CO2 efflux in newly established mangrove seedlings. Limnology and Oceanography 63: 731-340. DOI: 10.1002/lno.10663

30. Xu S., He, Z., …, Lee, S.Y., …, Shi, S. 2017. The origin, diversification and adaptation of a major

mangrove clade (Rhizophoraceae) revealed by whole-genome sequencing. National Science Review 4:721-734. Link:

31. Peng, Y.S., Zhang, M., Lee, S.Y. 2017. Food availability and reduced predation risk drive the distributional patterns of two pulmonate gastropods in a mangrove-saltmarsh transitional habitat. Marine Environmental Research 130:21-29. Link:

32. Henderson, C.J., Gilby, B., Lee, S.Y., Stevens, T.F. 2017. Contrasting effects of habitat complexity and connectivity on biodiversity in seagrass meadows. Marine Biology 164:117-125. 


33. Kamal, S., Warnken, J., Bakhtiyari, M., Lee, S.Y. 2017. Sediment distribution in shallow estuaries at fine scale: in situ evidence of 3D structural complexity effects by mangrove pneumatophores. Hydrobiologia 803 :121-132. Link:

34. Kristensen, E., Lee, S.Y., Mangion, P., Quintana, C.O., Valdemarsen, T. 2017. Trophic fractionation of stable isotopes and food source partitioning by leaf-eating crabs in mangrove environments. Limnology and Oceanography 62 :2097-2112. Link:

35. Henderson, C.J., Olds, A., Lee, S.Y., Gilby, B.L., Maxwell, P.S., Connolly, R.M. and Stevens, T.F. 2017. Marine reserves and seascape context shape fish assemblages in seagrass. Marine Ecology Progress Series 566:135-144.


36. Ouyang, X., Lee, S.Y., Connolly, R.M. 2017. The role of root decomposition in global mangrove and saltmarsh carbon budgets. Earth Sciences Reviews 166:53-63.


37. Lee, S.Y., Khim, J.-S. 2017. Hard science is essential to restoring soft-sediment intertidal habitats in East Asia. Chemosphere 168 :765-776. Link:

38. Abudullah, M.M., Lee, S.Y. 2017. Structure of mangrove meiofaunal assemblages driven by local sediment conditions in subtropical southeast Australia. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 198 :438-449. Link:

39. Spencer D.M., Brown I.W., Lee S.Y., Lemckert C.J. 2017. Physical oceanographic processes affecting spanner crab (Ranina ranina) catchability – a review. Fisheries Research 186 :248-257. Link:

40. Ouyang, X., Lee, S.Y., Connolly, R.M. 2017. Structural equation modelling unravels factors regulating sediment carbon stock and CO2 flux in a subtropical mangrove. Science of the Total Environment 578 :513-522. Link:

41. Kwon, B.-O., Lee Y., Park, J., Ryu, J., Hong, J., Son, H., Lee, S.Y., Nam, J., Koh, C-H., Khim, J.S. 2016. Temporal dynamics and spatial heterogeneity of microalgal biomass in the intertidal flats of the Saemangeum area, Korea. J Sea Research 116 :1-11. Link:

42. Friess, D., Lee, S.Y., Primavera, J.H. 2016. Turning the tide on mangrove loss. Marine Pollution Bulletin 109:673-675. Link:

43. Henderson, C.J., Stevens, T., Lee, S.Y. 2016. Assessing the suitability of a non-lethal biopsy punch for sampling fish muscle tissue. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry 42 :1521-1526. Link:

44. Peng, Y., Zheng, M., Zheng Z., Wu, G., Chen, Y., Xu, H., Tian, G., Peng, S., Chen, G., Lee, S.Y. 2016. Virtual increase or latent loss? A reassessment of mangrove populations and their conservation in Guangdong, southern China. Marine Pollution Bulletin 109 :691-699. Link:

45. Harada, Y., Lee, S.Y. 2016. Opportunistic leaf foraging behavior in the mangrove sesarmid crab (Neosarmatium trispinosum) maximizes nutrient intake in a low-quality food environment. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 174:41-48. Link:

46. Peng Y., Diao J., Zheng M., Guan D., Zhang R., Chen G., Lee S.Y. 2016. Early growth adaptability of four mangrove species under the canopy of an introduced mangrove plantation: implications for restoration. Forest Ecology and Management 373:179-188. Link:

47. Van de Merwe, J.P., Lee, S.Y., Connolly, R.M., Pitt, K., Steven, A. 2016. Assessing temporal and spatial trends in estuarine nutrient dynamics using a multi-species stable isotope approach. Ecological Indicators 67:338-345. Link:

48. M.M. Abdullah, Lee, S.Y. 2016 Meiofauna and depositing crabs: is the interaction physical or trophic? Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 479:69-75. Link:

49. Lee, S.Y. 2016. From blue to black: anthropogenic forcing of carbon and nitrogen influx in mangrove-lined estuaries in the South China Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin 109:682-690.


50. Alberts-Hubatsch, Lee, S.Y., H., Nordhaus, I., Diele, K., Meynecke, J.-O., Wolff, M. 2016. Life-history, movement and habitat use of Scylla serrata – current knowledge and future challenges.  Hydrobiologia 763:5-21. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-015-2393-z.

51. Bui, H.T.H., Lee, S.Y. 2015. Potential contributions of gut microbiota to the nutrition of the detritivorous sesarmid crab Parasesarma erythodactyla. Marine Biology 162: 1969-1981. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-015-2723-8

52. Morris, C., Lee, S.Y., van de Merwe, J. 2015. δ15N of estuarine fishes as a quantitative indicator of urbanization. Ecological Indicators 56:41-49. Link:

53. Bui, H., Lee, S.Y. 2015. Endogenous cellulase production in the leaf litter foraging mangrove crab, Parasesarma erythodactyla. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B. 179 :27-36. Link:

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