The world according to Dave:

 

The past, Present, and future of coral reefs

Australian Academy of Sciences, 2016

In his introduction as new Fellow of the Australian Academy of Sciences, Prof. Bellwood reviews the intricate relationship between reef fishes and coral reefs, and highlights the importance of studying the reef fishes ecomorphology and evolution to understand the past, present, and future of coral reefs.


Ask not what coral reefs can do for you...

ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, 2015

Coral reefs are one of the most spectacular ecosystems on the planet, yet it is increasingly clear that reefs are suffering because of human activities. In this talk, Prof. Bellwood presents a personal view of coral reefs and examines the role of marine biologists in shaping our understanding of coral reefs, their evolution, ecology, and future.


Does more biodiversity help you sleep better at night?

ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, 2014

In this thought-provoking talk, Prof. Bellwood asks us to question whether the number of species is the best metric to evaluate the health of a coral reef ecosystem.


Reef Fishes: Long lost relatives, new feeding habits, and prospects for the future

ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, 2013

In this Prof. Bellwood reveals the functional roles of herbivorous fishes on coral reefs and makes a compelling case to protect these functionally important group if we are to preserve coral reef resilience.


Lessons from Coral Reefs

Poptech, 2012

Prof. Bellwood discusses the importance of defining  and evaluate the relationship between biodiversity and resilience. He describes some of the key factors that can undermine the resilience of coral reefs, and argues that high diversity may not necessarily be the solution to this issue.


The nature of change: learning lessons from the past

ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, 2011

In this talk at the Symposium "Coral Reefs: Coast to coast", hosted by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies in Fremantle WA, Prof. Bellwood dives into the historical origins of modern coral reefs to unveil the coevolution of reefs and the fishes that lived around them.


Humans on coral reefs: cooking the golden goose

ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, 2010

 


Do scientists look but not see? Testing the foundations of ecosystem function on Coral Reefs 

ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, 2009

 


Parrotfish: lawnmowers of the reef

ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, 2007

Recovery is key in this presentation as Prof. Bellwood discusses the ability of reefs to bounce back from environmental and anthropogenic stresses.

Prof. Bellwood shows how a small amount of unlikely heroes is responsible for driving reef recovery from a degraded state dominated by macro algae.