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Kench PS; Liang C; Ford MR; Owen SD; Aslam M; Ryan EJ; Turner T; Beetham E; Dickson ME; Stephenson W; Vila-Concejo A; McLean RF, 2023, 'Reef islands have continually adjusted to environmental change over the past two millennia', Nature Communications, 14,

Hamylton S; Kelleway J; Rogers K; McLean R; Tynan ZN; Repina O, 2023, 'Mangrove expansion on the low wooded islands of the Great Barrier Reef', Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 290,

McLean R; Thom B; Shen J; Oliver T, 2023, '50 years of beach–foredune change on the southeastern coast of Australia: Bengello Beach, Moruya, NSW, 1972–2022', Geomorphology, 439,

Brizan-St Martin R; St Martin C; La Foucade A; Sarti FM; McLean R, 2023, 'An empirically validated framework for measuring patient's acceptability of health care in Multi-Island Micro States', HEALTH POLICY AND PLANNING, 38, pp. 464 - 473,

Kench PS; Beetham EP; Turner T; Morgan KM; Owen SD; McLean RF, 2022, 'Sustained coral reef growth in the critical wave dissipation zone of a Maldivian atoll', Communications Earth and Environment, 3,

Kench PS; McLean RF; Wang X; Owen SD; Ryan E; Morgan KM; Lin K; Roy K, 2021, 'Reply to: Climate did not drive Common Era Maldivian sea-level lowstands', Nature Geoscience, 14, pp. 276 - 277,

Kench PS; Owen SD; Beetham EP; Mann T; McLean RF; Ashton A, 2020, 'Holocene sea level dynamics drive formation of a large atoll island in the central Indian Ocean', Global and Planetary Change, 195,

Parnell KE; Hosking PL; McLean RF; Nichol SL, 2020, 'Multidecadal Shoreline Monitoring at Parengarenga, Northern New Zealand: From Dumpy Level to LiDAR', Journal of Coastal Research, 101, pp. 165 - 171,

Kench PS; McLean RF; Owen SD; Ryan E; Morgan KM; Ke L; Wang X; Roy K, 2020, 'Climate-forced sea-level lowstands in the Indian Ocean during the last two millennia', Nature Geoscience, 13, pp. 61 - 64,

Hamylton SM; McLean R; Lowe M; Adnan FAF, 2019, 'Ninety years of change on a low wooded island, Great Barrier Reef', Royal Society Open Science, 6,

Evens E; Lanham M; Santi K; Cooke J; Ridgeway K; Morales G; Parker C; Brennan C; de Bruin M; Desrosiers PC; Diaz X; Drago M; McLean R; Mendizabal M; Davis D; Hershow RB; Dayton R, 2019, 'Experiences of gender-based violence among female sex workers, men who have sex with men, and transgender women in Latin America and the Caribbean: a qualitative study to inform HIV programming', BMC INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS, 19,

Kench PS; McLean RF; Owen SD; Tuck M; Ford MR, 2018, 'Storm-deposited coral blocks: A mechanism of island genesis, Tutaga island, Funafuti atoll, Tuvalu', Geology, 46, pp. 915 - 918,

Smithers S; Hopley D; McLean R, 2018, 'Holocene sea levels on the Great Barrier Reef: Reflections on four decades of debate and the legacy of the 1973 expedition to the northern Great Barrier Reef', Atoll Research Bulletin, pp. 79 - 104

McLean R; Spencer T, 2018, 'Preface', Atoll Research Bulletin, 2018, pp. ix - xii

Kumar L; Eliot I; NUNN PD; STUL T; McLean RF, 2018, 'An indicative index of physical susceptibility of small islands to coastal erosion induced by climate change: an application to the Pacific islands.', geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 9, pp. 691 - 702,

Nunn PD; Kumar L; Eliot I; McLean RF, 2016, 'Classifying Pacific islands', Geoscience Letters, 3,

Mclean R; Kench P, 2015, 'Destruction or persistence of coral atoll islands in the face of 20th and 21st century sea-level rise?', Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 6, pp. 445 - 463,

Kench PS; Thompson D; Ford MR; Ogawa H; McLean RF, 2015, 'Coral islands defy sea-level rise over the past century: Records from a central Pacific atoll', Geology, 43, pp. 515 - 518,

McLean RF, 2014, 'Recovery of missing explanatory notes of the first geological map of Funafuti Atoll, 1904', Atoll Research Bulletin, 603, pp. 1 - 11,

Kench PS; Chan J; Owen SD; McLean RF, 2014, 'The geomorphology, development and temporal dynamics of Tepuka Island, Funafuti Atoll, Tuvalu', Geomorphology, 222, pp. 46 - 58,

Nyblade L; Jain A; Benkirane M; Li L; Lohiniva A-L; McLean R; Turan JM; Varas-Diaz N; Cintron-Bou F; Guan J; Kwena Z; Thomas W, 2013, 'A brief, standardized tool for measuring HIV-related stigma among health facility staff: results of field testing in China, Dominica, Egypt, Kenya, Puerto Rico and St. Christopher & Nevis', JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL AIDS SOCIETY, 16,

Kench PS; Smithers SG; McLean RF, 2012, 'Rapid reef island formation and stability over an emerging reef flat: Bewick Cay, northern Great Barrier Reef, Australia', Geology, 40, pp. 347 - 350,

McLean R, 2009, 'Bill Packard, OAM (1925-2009) Obituary', New Zealand Geographer, 65, pp. 230 - 231,

Kench P; Smithers SG; McLean RF; Nichol SL, 2009, 'Holocene reef growth in the Maldives: Evidence of a mid-Holocene sea-level highstand in the central Indian Ocean', Geology, 37, pp. 455 - 458

McLean RF, 2009, 'The geomorphology of the Great Barrier Reef: Development, diversity and change', Geographical Research, 47, pp. 87 - 89

Kench P; Nichol S; Smithers SG; McLean RF; Brander R, 2008, 'Tsunami as agents of geomorphic change in mid-ocean reef islands', Geomorphology, 95, pp. 361 - 383,

Kench P; Nichol SL; McLean RF; Smithers SG; Brander R, 2007, 'Impact of the Sumatran Tsunami on the geomorphology and sediments of reef islands: South Maalhosmadulu Atoll, Maldives', Atoll Research Bulletin, 544, pp. 105 - 134

McLean RF; Shen J, 2006, 'From foreshore to foredune: Foredune development over the last 30 years at Moruya Beach, New South Wales, Australia', Journal of Coastal Research, 22, pp. 28 - 36,

Kench PS; McLean RF; Brander R; Nichol SL; Smithers SG; Ford MR; Parnell K; Aslam MR, 2006, 'Geological effects of tsunami on mid-ocean atoll islands: The Maldives before and after the Sumatran tsunami', Geology, 34, pp. 177 - 180

Kench P; Brander R; Parnell K; McLean RF, 2006, 'Wave energy gradients across a Maldivian atoll: Implications for island geomorphology', Geomorphology, 81, pp. 1 - 17

Kench P; Nichol S; McLean RF, 2005, 'Comment on "New perspectives for the future of the Maldives" by Morner, N.A., et al. [Global Planet. Change 40 (2004), 177-182]', Global and Planetary Change, 47, pp. 67 - 69,

Kench PS; McLean RF; Nichol SL, 2005, 'New model of reef-island evolution: Maldives, Indian Ocean', Geology, 33, pp. 145 - 148

Kench PS; McLean RF, 2004, 'Hydrodynamics and sediment flux of hoa in an Indian Ocean atoll', Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 29, pp. 933 - 953

Van Dam RL; Nichol SL; Augustinus PC; Parnell K; Hosking PL; McLean RF, 2003, 'GPR stratigraphy of a large active dune on Parengarenga Sandspit, New Zealand', The Leading Edge, 22, pp. 865 - 881

Van Dam RL; Nichol SL; Augustinus PC; Parnell KE; Hosking PL; McLean RF, 2002, 'Radar stratigraphy of large active dunes on a coastal spit, parengarenga harbour, New Zealand: A first assessment', SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, 21, pp. 1543 - 1546,

McLean RF, 1999, 'Atoll reef-island formation and response to sea-level change: West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands', Marine Geology, 160, pp. 85 - 104

McLean RF; Woodroffe CD, 1998, 'Pleistocene morphology and Holocene emergence of Christmas (Kiritimati) Island, Pacific Ocean.', Coral Reefs, 17, pp. 235 - 248

Kench PS; McLean RF, 1997, 'A comparison of settling and sieve techniques for the analysis of bioclastic sediments', Sedimentary Geology, pp. 111 - 119

Kench PS; McLean RF, 1996, 'Hydraulic characteristics of bioclastic deposits: new possibilities for environmental interpretation using settling velocity fractions', Sedimentology, 43, pp. 561 - 570,

Woodroffe CD; McLean RF; Wallensky E, 1994, 'Geomorphology of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands', Atoll Research Bulletin, 402, pp. 1 - 33,

Woodroffe CD; McLean RF, 1994, 'Reef islands of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands', Atoll Research Bulletin, 403, pp. 1 - 36,

Woodroffe CD; Veeh HH; Falkland AC; McLean RF; Wallensky E, 1991, 'Last interglacial reef and subsidence of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Indian Ocean', Marine Geology, 96, pp. 137 - 143,

McLean RF; Hosking PL, 1991, 'Geomorphology of reef islands and atoll motu in Tuvalu', South Pacific Journal of Natural Science, 11, pp. 167 - 189

McLean RF; Munro D, 1991, 'Late 19th century tropical storms and hurricanes in Tuvalu', South Pacific Journal of Natural Science, 11, pp. 203 - 219

Hosking PL; McLean RF, 1991, 'Soil resources of the outer islands', South Pacific Journal of Natural Sciences, 11, pp. 190 - 202

Woodroffe C; McLean R, 1990, 'Microatolls and recent sea level change on coral atolls', Nature, 344, pp. 531 - 534,

Woodroffe C; McLean R; Wallensky E, 1990, 'Darwin's coral atoll: Geomorphology and recent development of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Indian Ocean', National Geographic Research, 6, pp. 262 - 275

Woodroffe C; McLean R; Polach H; Wallensky E, 1990, 'Sea level and coral atolls: Late Holocene emergence in the Indian Ocean', Geology, 18, pp. 62 - 66,<0062:SLACAL>2.3.CO;2

Enright NJ; Mc Lean RF; Dodsont JR, 1988, 'Late holocene development of two wetlands in the te paki region, far northern new zealand', Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 18, pp. 369 - 382,

Dodson J; Enright NJ; McLean RF, 1988, 'A late Quaternary vegetation history for far northern New Zealand', Journal of Biogeography, 15, pp. 647 - 656,

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