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Publications: Research


Gomez P, Dungan AM, van Oppen MJH, Rodríguez Zaragoza FA (2023) Spatio-temporal variation of associated bacteria assemblage to Pavona and Porites corals in the Central Mexican Pacific. In prep for Mar. Poll. Bull.

Dungan AM, Tandon K, Jameson V, Gotze C, Blackall LL, van Oppen MJH (2023) A targeted approach to enrich host-associated bacteria for metagenomic sequencing. In prep for FEMS Microbes.

McNamara KB, Dungan AM, Moschilla JA, Blackall LL, Simmons LW (2023) Microbial variation impacts sperm viability in the Pacific field cricket, Teleogryllus oceanicus. In prep for Science Adv.

Dilworth J, Million WC, Ruggeri M, Hall ER, Dungan AM, Muller E, Kenkel CD (2023) Synergistic response to climate stressors in coral is associated with genotypic variation in baseline expression. Submitted to Nat. Comms.

Buthgamuwa I, Fenelon JC, Roser A, Meer H, Johnston SD, Dungan AM (2023) Unraveling the fecal microbiota stability in the short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) across gestation. Submitted to Animal Microbiome.

Dungan AM, Geissler L, Williams A, Gotze C, Flynn E, Blackall LL, van Oppen MJH (2023) DNA from non-viable bacteria biases diversity estimates in the corals Acropora loripes and Pocillopora acuta. Submitted to Env. Microbio.


Dungan AM, Maire J, Peres-Gonzalez A., Blackall LL, van Oppen MJH (2022) Lack of evidence for the oxidative stress theory of bleaching in the sea anemone, Exaiptasia diaphana. Coral Reefs.  

Maire JM, Buerger P, Chan WY, Deore P, Dungan AM, Nitschke MR, van Oppen MJH (2022) Effects of ocean warming on the underexplored members of the coral microbiome. Integr. Comp. Biol.,

West JA, Ha JS, Yoon HS, Hansen GI, Goodman CD, Dungan AM, van de Meene A, Loiseaux-de Goër S (2022) Non-photosynthetic, brown loricate unicell Fuscolorica viatorophila gen. et sp. nov. (Cercozoa, ?Nanofilidae) on the marine red alga, Viator vitreocola (Rhodophyta, Stylonemataceae), and bacterial associates. Not. Algarum 228.

Dungan AM, Hartman LM, Blackall LL, van Oppen MJH (2022) Exploring microbiome engineering as a strategy for improved thermal tolerance in Exaiptasia diaphana. J. Appl. Microbiol., 132(4):2940-2956.


Muller EM, Dungan AM, Million WC, Eaton KR, Petrik C, Bartels E, Hall ER, Kenkel, CD (2021) Heritable variation and lack of tradeoffs suggest adaptive capacity in Acropora cervicornis despite negative synergism under climate change scenarios. Proc. Royal Soc. B, 288, 20210923.

Dungan AM, Bulach D, Lin H, van Oppen MJH, Blackall LL (2021) Development of a free radical scavenging bacterial consortium to mitigate oxidative stress in cnidarians. Microb Biotechnol, 0, 1-16.

Dungan AM, van Oppen MJH, Blackall LL (2021) Short-term exposure to sterile seawater reduces bacterial community diversity in the sea anemone, Exaiptasia diaphana. Front. Mar. Sci., 7.


Dungan AM (2020). Feasibility of bacterial probiotics for mitigating coral bleaching. School of BioSciences. Melbourne, Australia, The University of Melbourne. PhD: 225.

Ng EL, Silk YL, Dungan AM, Colwell J, Ede S, Lwanga EH, Meng K, Geissen V, Blackall LL, Chen D (2020) Microplastic pollution alters forest soil microbiome. J. Hazard. Mater.,

Blackall LL, Dungan AM, Hartman LM, van Oppen MJH (2020) Probiotics for corals. Microbiol. Aust., 41(2), 100-104.

Dungan AM, Hartman LM, Tortorelli G, Belderok R, Lamb AM, Pisan L, McFadden GI, Blackall LL, van Oppen MJH (2020) Exaiptasia diaphana from the Great Barrier Reef: a valuable resource for coral symbiosis research. Symbiosis, 80, 195–206.


Dungan AM (2015) Species Specific Microcalcification in Reef Building Caribbean Corals in Ocean Acidification Conditions. Master's thesis. Nova Southeastern University. (392)

Pelletier M, Haynes JM, Dungan AM, Kroeckel J (2014). Identification of the Microbial Population found in Water Sources in and around San Salvador Island, Bahamas. Int. J. Bahamian Studies, 20(1), 27-37.

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