Reproduction, recruitment and hydrodynamics in the crown-of-thorns phenomenon on the Great Barrier Reef - introduction and synthesis, Craig Johnson; reproductive biology, spawning and field fertilization rates of Acanthaster planci, R.C. Babcock and C.N. Mundy; observations of crown-of-thorns starfish spawning, William Gladstone; enhancement of larval and juvenile survival and recruitment in Acanthaster planci from the effects of terrestrial runoff - a review, Jon E. Brodie; pattern of outbreaks of crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci L.) along the Great Barrier Reef since 1966, P.J. Moran, et al; larval dispersal simulations - correlation with the crown-of-thorns starfish outbreaks database, M.K. James and J.P. Scandol; hydrodynamics and larval dispersal - a population model of Acanthaster planci on the Great Barrier Reef, J.P. Scandol and M.K. James; review of the genetics, dispersal and recruitment of crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci), J.A.H. Benzie; settlement and recruitment of Acanthaster planci on the Great Barrier Reef - questions of process and scale, Craig Johnson; recruitment of Acanthaster planci over a five year period at Green Island Reef, David A. Fisk; importance of postsettlement processes for the population dynamics of Acanthaster planci (L), John K. Keesing and Andrew R. Halford; completing the circle - stock-recruitment relationships and Acanthaster, Hamish McCallum.