My academic career at university spans over 23 years starting at James Cook
University as the Foundation Lecturer in Marine Chemistry in 1988. During my research
career I have supervised 67 undergraduate and postgraduate research students and produced
over 100 publications, conference papers and reports in human impact and climate change
science. I am a member of several national and international committees and a journal
reviewer of many leading international journals, and regularly review grant applications
from ARC Discovery, NSF (US), NERC (UK) and the Dutch Polar Research Committee. Citations
of 61 published journal articles, many of which are in A and A* listed journals, is 1300
and I have an h-Index of 20 and i10 index of 30. 

Associate Professor Graham Jones carries out research on the biogeochemistry of sulphur
aerosol substances produced by microalgae present in corals, ocean phytoplankton and sea
ice algae. These sulphur produced substances have an important effect on global and
regional climate since they are oxidised in the atmosphere to cloud condensation nuclei
(CCN), which significantly affect incoming solar radiation, sea surface temperatures and
cloud droplet concentration. Research carried out over the last 16 years has shown that
the Southern Ocean, Antarctic Sea Ice Zone and coral reefs in the Great Barrier Reef
produce huge amounts of these sulphur aerosols. Present research is focussed
on:(1)Measuring the production of atmospheric DMS over Heron Island Reef (with PhD
student Hilton Swan). (2)Assessing how atmospheric DMS is converted to aerosol
nannoparticles and CCN with researchers from QUT and the University of Finland. (3)
Assessing how intracellular concentrations of DMS in Acropora coral is affected by stress
(e.g. increased SSTs, light, tidal exposure, reduced salinity, increased CO2
concentrations) and whether intracellular concentrations of DMS (O)(P) in coral function
as antioxidants (with PhD student Elizabeth Deschaseaux). (4) Assessing the importance of
these sulphur substances in the Southern Ocean with researchers from the Australian
Antarctic Division and the Antarctic CRC (ACE-Antarctic-Climate –Ecosystems). 

Journal articles


Comparative response of DMS and DMSP concentrations in Symbiodinium clades C1 and D1 under thermal stress (with Elisabeth Suzanne Marie Deschaseaux, V H. Beltran, Myrna A. Deseo, H B. Swan, Peter Lynton Harrison, and Bradley D. Eyre), Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology (2014)

Coral-associated Symbiodinium are known to produce dimethylsulphide (DMS) and dimethylsulphoniopropionate (DMSP), two biogenic sulphur compounds...



Effects of environmental factors on dimethylated sulfur compounds and their potential role in the antioxidant system of the coral holobiont (with Elisabeth SM Deschaseaux, Myrna A. Deseo, Kellie M. Shepherd, R P. Kiene, H B. Swan, Peter Lynton Harrison, and Bradley D. Eyre), Limnology and Oceanography (2014)

Biogenic dimethylsulfide (DMS) and its main precursors, dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) and dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO), are potential scavengers...



Air blasting as the optimal approach for the extraction of antioxidants in coral tissue (with Elisabeth SM Deschaseaux, Myrna A. Deseo, Kellie M. Shepherd, and Peter Lynton Harrison), Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology (2013)

In order to accurately measure the antioxidant capacity in corals, it is essential to optimally...



Coral animals combat stress with sulphur, Nature (2013)

Photosynthetic algal symbionts of corals produce sulphur substances that are involved in the regulation of...



Dihydrotagetone an unusual fruity ketone is found in enantiopure and enantioenriched forms in additional Australian native taxa of Phebalium (Rutaceae: Boronieae) (with Ashley Dowell, Nicholas J. Sadgrove, Ian RH Telford, and Ben Greatrex), Natural Product Communications: an international journal for communications and reviews (2013)

Book chapters

The effect of Trichodesmium blooms on water quality in the Great Barrier Reef Lagoon, Marine pelagic Cyanobacteria: trichodesmium and other diazotrophs (1992)

Workshop series


Nutrient input in Cleveland Bay, GBRMPA workshop series No.10: Nutrients in the Great Barrier Reef region (1987)



Can corals form aerosol particles through volatile sulphur compound emissions? (with Elisabeth Deschaseaux, Branka Miljevic, Zoran Ristovski, Hilton B. Swan, and Petri Vaattovaara), Proceedings of the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium (2012)

Acropora dominated coral reefs are a substantial source of atmospheric dimethylsulphide (DMSa), one of the...



Dimethylsulfide, climate and coral reef ecosystems (with Hilton B. Swan and Elisabeth Deschaseaux), Proceedings of the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium (2012)

Dimethylsulfide (DMS) is the major biogenic source of atmospheric sulfur and is mainly derived from...



Water quality: compliance assessment, The John Brewer Reef floating hotel : a case study in marine environmental monitoring : proceedings of a GBRMPA workshop reviewing the environmental monitoring program, held in Townsville, Australia in December 1989 (1995)

Dimethylsulphide in the South Pacific (with M AJ Curran and A D. Broadbent,), Recent advances in marine science and technology '94 (1994)



Chemical contaminants in Cleveland Bay: water quality and ecotoxicological issues (with A J. Reichelt-Brushett, A Muslim, Phil Mercurio, G Doherty, and D Haynes), Cleveland Bay status report (2001)