1987: PhD in Marine Biology, James Cook University.
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Heyward AJ, Negri AP (2010) Plasticity of larval pre-competency in response to temperature: observations on multiple broadcast spawning coral species. Coral Reefs 29: 631-636
Brooke B, Nichol S, Hughes M, McArthur M, Anderson TJ, Przeslawski R, Siwabessy J, Heyward AJ, Battershill CN, Colquhoun J, Doherty PJ (2009) Carnarvon Shelf Survey Post-Survey Report. 12 August - 15 September 2008. Geoscience Australia Record 2009/02. Geoscience Australia. 101 p.
Loya Y, Sakai K, Heyward AJ (2009) Reproductive patterns of fungiid corals in Okinawa, Japan. Galaxea 11: 1-11.
Fry G, Heyward AJ, Wassenberg T, Ellis N, Taranto T, Keesing JK, Irvine T, Stieglitz TC, Colquhoun J (2008) Benthic habitat surveys of potential LNG hub locations in the Kimberley region. A study commissioned by the Western Australian Marine Science Institution on behalf of the Northern Development Taskforce. Final Report. CSIRO National Research Flagships - Wealth from Oceans and Australian Institute of Marine Science. 131 p.
Guest JR, Baird AH, Clifton KE, Heyward AJ (2008) From molecules to moonbeams: Spawning synchrony in coral reef organisms. Invertebrate Reproduction and Development 51(3): 145-149.
Smith LD, Gilmour JP, Heyward AJ (2008) Resilience of coral communities on an isolated system of reefs following catastrophic mass-bleaching. Coral Reefs 27: 197-205.