Negri, Andrew

Dr Andrew Negri

Principal Research Scientist

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Phone (07) 4753 4322
Int +61-7-4753 4322


My background and training is in analytical chemistry and toxin research. Since obtaining my PhD in 1993, I spent 10 years studying the chemistry, distribution and accumulation of natural toxins in marine and freshwater ecosystems at AIMS and CSIRO. In the late 1990s, my research became more coral reef-focussed, including studies on the natural chemistry and microbiology responsible for coral larval settlement. Since 2000, I have been focussing on identifying the toxic thresholds of anthropogenic contaminants on a range of marine species, including corals (all life history stages), sponges and algae. I spent time in 2001 and 2002 identifying contaminants and their effects on marine biota in Antarctica. Recent research focuses on understanding the combined effects of climate change and pollution on tropical marine organisms.


1993: PhD (Chemistry) RMIT University, Australia


Current research focuses on understanding the combined effects of pollution and climate change on tropical marine organisms. Pollutants of interest include pesticides, metals, POPs, petroleum products and sediments from dredging, while the marine organisms studied include all of the life history stages of coral, micro and macroalgae, sponges and fish. I also hold the position of Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Marine and Tropical Biology at James Cook University.


Nordborg FM, Flores F, Brinkman DL, Agusti S, Negri AP (2018) Phototoxic effects of two common marine fuels on the settlement success of the coral Acropora tenuis. Scientific Reports 8: 8635

Berry KLE, Hoogenboom MO, Flores F, Negri AP (2016) Simulated coal spill causes mortality and growth inhibition in tropical marine organisms. Scientific Reports 6: 25894

Bessell-Browne P, Negri AP, Fisher R, Clode PL, Jones R (2017) Cumulative impacts: thermally bleached corals have reduced capacity to clear deposited sediment. Scientific Reports 7: 2716

Ricardo GF, Jones RJ, Nordborg M, Negri AP (2017) Settlement patterns of the coral Acropora millepora on sediment-laden surfaces. Science of the Total Environment 609: 277-288

Mercurio P, Mueller JF, Eaglesham G, O'Brien J, Flores F, Negri AP (2016) Degradation of herbicides in the tropical marine environment: Influence of light and sediment. PLoS ONE 11(11): e0165890

Negri AP, Brinkman DL, Flores F, Botté ES, Jones RJ, Webster NS (2016) Acute ecotoxicology of natural oil and gas condensate to coral reef larvae. Scientific Reports 6: 21153

Negri AP, Flores F, Mercurio P, Mueller JF, Collier CJ (2015) Lethal and sub-lethal chronic effects of the herbicide diuron on seagrass. Aquatic Toxicology 165: 73-83

Tebben J, Tapiolas DM, Motti CA, Abrego D, Negri AP, Blackall LL, Steinberg PD and Harder T (2011) Induction of larval metamorphosis of the coral Acropora millepora by tetrabromopyrrole isolated from a Pseudoalteromonas bacterium. PLoS ONE. 6: e19082.