- 1997: PhD in Biotechnology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD
- 1992: Bachelor of Applied Science in Biotechnology (First Class Honours), University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD.
Member of the Action Network for Coral Health and Resilience
Editorial Board of The ISME and Environmental Microbiology Journals
Science Leader of the ReFuGe2020 Research consortium on coral genomics facilitated through the GBR Foundation.
Angly FE, Pantos O, Morgan TC, Rich V, Tonin H, Bourne DG, Tyson GW (2016) Diuron tolerance and potential degradation by pelagic microbiomes in the Great Barrier Reef lagoon. PeerJ 4:e1758; DOI 10.7717/peerj.1758.
Angly FE, Heath C, Morgan TC, Tonin H, Rich V, Schaffelke B, Bourne DG, Tyson GW (2016) Marine microbial communities of the Great Barrier Reef lagoon are influenced by riverine floodwaters and seasonal weather events. Peer J 4:e1511; DOI 10.7717/peerj.1511.
Bourne DG, Morrow KM, Webster NS (2016) Coral Holobionts: Insights into the coral microbiome: Underpinning the health and resilience of reef ecosystems. Annual Reviews of Microbiology (in press)
Lema KA, Clode PL, Kilburn MR, Thornton R, Willis BL, Bourne DG (2016) Imaging the uptake of nitrogen-fixing bacteria into larvae of the coral Acropora millepora. ISME J doi:10.1038/ismej.2015.229.
Sato Y, Civiello M, Bell SC, Willis BL, Bourne DG (2016) Integrated approach to understanding the etiology of black band disease in corals. Environmental Microbiology: doi:10.1111/1462-2920.13122.
Alongi DM, Patten NL, McKinnon AD, Köstner N, Bourne DG, Brinkman R (2015) Phytoplankton, bacterioplankton and virioplankton structure and function across the southern Great Barrier Reef shelf. Journal of Marine Systems 142: 25-29.
Ainsworth TD, Krause L, Bridge T, Torda G, Raina J-B, Zakrzewski M, Gates R, Padilla-Gamiño J, Spalding HL, Smith C, Woosley ES, Bourne DG, Bongaerts P, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Leggat W (2015) The coral core microbiome identifies rare bacterial taxa as ubiquitous endosymbionts. The ISME Journal 9(10): 2261-2274
Bourne DG, Ainsworth TD, Pollock FJ, Willis BL (2015) Towards a better understanding of white syndromes and their causes on Indo-Pacific coral reefs. Coral Reefs: 34:233-242.
Morrow K, Bourne DG, Humphrey C, Botté ES, Laffy P, Zaneveld J, Uthicke S, Fabricius KE, Webster NS (2015) Natural volcanic CO2 seeps reveal future trajectories for host-microbial associations in corals and sponges. ISME J 9: 894-908.
Pollock FJ, Krediet CJ, Garren M, Stocker R, Winn K, Wilson B, Heute-Stauffer C, Willis BL, Bourne DG (2015) Visualization of coral host-pathogen interactions using a stable GFP-labeled Vibrio coralliilyticus strain. Coral Reefs 34(2): 655-662