- Research Scientist with the Healthy and Resilient GBR Program at AIMS
- ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award Fellow
- 2007 PhD Thesis, University Pierre & Marie Curie (UPMC, Paris VI)
- 2004 Master's Thesis in Oceanology and Marine Environment, UPMC
- 2004 Engineering Diploma in Food and Life Sciences, AgroParisTech
I am currently working on the spatially-explicit modelling of Acanthaster planci (Crown-of-Thorns Starfish) metapopulations and outbreaking dynamics as part of my DECRA project entitled "Managing the effects of disturbance on coral reef biodiversity: modelling starfish outbreaks in a changing world".
Mellin C, MacNeil MA, Cheal A, Emslie M, Caley MJ (2016) Marine protected areas increase resilience among coral reef communities. Ecology Letters 19: 629-637.
Mellin C, Mouillot D, Kulbicki M, McClanahan TR, Vigliola L, Bradshaw CJA, Brainard RE, Chabanet P, Edgar GJ, Fordham DA, Friedlander AM, Parravicini V, Sequeira AMM, Stuart-Smith RD, Wantiez L, Caley MJ (2016) Humans and seasonal climate variability threaten large-bodied coral reef fish with small ranges. Nature Communications 7: 10491. doi:10.1038/ncomms10491
Przeslawski R, Byrne M, Mellin C (2015) A review and meta-analysis of the effects of multiple abiotic stressors on marine embryos and larvae. Global Change Biology 21:2122-2140.
Mellin C, Mengersen K, Bradshaw CJA, Caley MJ (2014) Generalizing the use of geographical weights in biodiversity modelling. Global Ecology and Biogeography 23:1314-1323.
Mellin C, Bradshaw CJA, Fordham DA, Caley MJ (2014) Strong but opposing beta-diversity-stability relationships in coral reef fish communities. Proc Roy Soc B 281: 20131193.
Sequeira AMM, Mellin C, Fordham DAF, Meekan MG, Bradshaw CJA (2014) Predicting current and future global distributions of whale sharks. Glob Change Biol 20:778-789.
Sequeira A, Mellin C, Meekan MG, Sims DW, Bradshaw CJA (2013) Inferred global connectivity of whale shark populations. J Fish Biol 82:367-389
Mellin C, Parrott L, Andrefouet S, Bradshaw CJA, MacNeil MA, Caley MJ (2012) Multi-scale marine biodiversity patterns inferred efficiently from habitat image processing. Ecological Applications 22:792-803.
Mellin C, Russell BD, Connell SC, Brook BW, Fordham DA (2012) Geographic range determinants of two commercially important marine molluscs. Diversity and Distributions 18: 133-146.
Sequeira A, Mellin C, Rowat D, Meekan MG, Bradshaw CJA (2012) Ocean-scale prediction of whale shark distribution. Diversity and Distributions 18:504-518
Mellin C, Huchery C, Caley MJ, Meekan MG, Bradshaw CJA (2010) Reef size and isolation determine the temporal stability of coral reef fish populations. Ecology 91:3138-3145.
Mellin C, Bradshaw CJA, Meekan MG, Caley MJ (2010) Environmental and spatial predictors of species richness and abundance in coral reef fishes. Global Ecology and Biogeography 19:212-222.