We have an excellent reputation for producing high quality scientific publications from our research and also for having amongst the mostly highly cited papers in the environmental science community, both in the UK and internationally. This was borne out by two separate surveys conducted by Thomson Reuters in 2011 and 2012 and also by an analysis conducted by Scopus in 2013.

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2017 Publications

Plymouth Marine Laboratory. 2017. Ecosystem Services Valuation for Southwest Coastal Managers. A guide to support the integration of ecosystem services into the management of coastal areas. Plymouth, UK.

2016 Publications

Baron, E., A. Dissanayake, J. Vila-Cano, C. Crowther, J.W. Readman, A.N. Jha, E. Eljarrat and D. Barcelo. 2016. Evaluation of the genotoxic and physiological effects of Decabromodiphenyl Ether (BDE-209) and Dechlorane Plus (DP) flame retardants in marine mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis). Environmental Science & Technology 50(5), 2700-2708. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b05814

Baumann, P., P. Mazzetti, J. Ungar, R. Barbera, D. Barboni, A. Beccati, L. Bigagli, E. Boldrini, R. Bruno, A. Calanducci, P. Campalani, O. Clements, A. Dumitru, M. Grant, P. Herzig, G. Kakaletris, J. Laxton, P. Koltsida, K. Lipskoch, A.R. Mahdiraji, S. Mantovani, V. Merticariu, A. Messina, D. Misev, S. Natali, S. Nativi, J. Oosthoek, M. Pappalardo, J. Passmore, A.P. Rossi, F. Rundo, M. Sen, V. Sorbera, D. Sullivan, M. Torrisi, L. Trovato, M.G. Veratelli and S. Wagner. 2016. Big data analytics for Earth sciences: the EarthServer approach. International Journal of Digital Earth 9(1), 3-29. doi:10.1080/17538947.2014.1003106

Beacham, T.A. and S.T. Ali. 2016. Growth dependent silencing and resetting of DGA1 transgene in Nannochloropsis salina. Algal Research-Biomass Biofuels and Bioproducts 14, 65-71. doi:10.1016/j.algal.2016.01.005

Bratkic, A., M. Vahcic, J. Kotnik, K.O. Vazner, E. Begu, E.M.S. Woodward and M. Horvat. 2016. Mercury presence and speciation in the South Atlantic Ocean along the 40 degrees S transect. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 30(2), 105-119. doi:10.1002/2015gb005275

Broszeit, S., C. Hattam and N. Beaumont. 2016. Bioremediation of waste under ocean acidification: Reviewing the role of Mytilus edulis. Marine Pollution Bulletin 103(1-2), 5-14. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.12.040

Bull, J.W., N. Jobstvogt, A. Bohnke-Henrichs, A. Mascarenhas, N. Sitas, C. Baulcomb, C.K. Lambini, M. Rawlins, H. Baral, J. Zaehringer, E. Carter-Silk, M.V. Balzan, J.O. Kenter, T. Hayha, K. Petz and R. Koss. 2016. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats: A SWOT analysis of the ecosystem services framework. Ecosystem Services 17, 99-111. doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2015.11.012

Cole, M., P.K. Lindeque, E. Fileman, J. Clark, C. Lewis, C. Halsband and T.S. Galloway. 2016. Microplastics Alter the Properties and Sinking Rates of Zooplankton Faecal Pellets. Environmental Science & Technology.

Collard, M., S.P.S. Rastrick, P. Calosi, Y. Demolder, J. Dille, H.S. Findlay, J.M. Hall-Spencer, M. Milazzo, L. Moulin, S. Widdicombe, F. Dehairs and P. Dubois. 2016. The impact of ocean acidification and warming on the skeletal mechanical properties of the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus from laboratory and field observations. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73(3), 727-738. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsv018

David, A.A., C.A. Matthee, B.R. Loveday and C.A. Simon. 2016. Projected dispersal and range expansion of a potentially invasive polychaete in South Africa. Integrative and Comparative Biology 56, E49-E49.

Fernandes, J.A., L. Santos, T. Vance, T. Fileman, D. Smith, J.D.D. Bishop, F. Viard, A.M. Queiros, G. Merino, E. Buisman and M.C. Austen. 2016. Costs and benefits to European shipping of ballast-water and hull-fouling treatment: Impacts of native and non-indigenous species. Marine Policy 64, 148-155. doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2015.11.015

Gangopadhyay, A., A.H. Chaudhuri and A.H. Taylor. 2016. On the nature of temporal variability of the Gulf Stream path from 75 degrees to 55 degrees W. Earth Interactions 20, 1-17. doi:10.1175/ei-d-15-0025.1

Gao, W., Y. Du, S. Gao, J. Ingels and D. Wang. 2016. Heavy metal accumulation reflecting natural sedimentary processes and anthropogenic activities in two contrasting coastal wetland ecosystems, eastern China. Journal of Soils and Sediments 16(3), 1093-1108. doi:10.1007/s11368-015-1314-0

Goddijn-Murphy, L., D.K. Woolf, A.H. Callaghan, P.D. Nightingale and J.D. Shutler. 2016. A reconciliation of empirical and mechanistic models of the air-sea gas transfer velocity. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans 121(1), 818-835. doi:10.1002/2015jc011096

Graff, J.R., T.K. Westberry, A.J. Milligan, M.B. Brown, G. Dall'Olmo, K.M. Reifel and M.J. Behrenfeld. 2016. Photoacclimation of natural phytoplankton communities. Marine Ecology Progress Series 542, 51-62. doi:10.3354/meps11539

Graham, H., S.P.S. Rastrick, H.S. Findlay, M.G. Bentley, S. Widdicombe, A.S. Clare and G.S. Caldwell. 2016. Sperm motility and fertilisation success in an acidified and hypoxic environment. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73(3), 783-790. doi:10.1093/icesjms/

Hallett, C.S., F.J. Valesini, K.R. Clarke and S.D. Hoeksema. 2016. Effects of a harmful algal bloom on the community ecology, movements and spatial distributions of fishes in a microtidal estuary. Hydrobiologia 763(1), 267-284. doi:10.1007/s10750-015-2383-1

Harris, R. 2016. 2015 David Cushing Prize. Journal of Plankton Research 38(1), 1-1. doi:10.1093/plankt/fbv115

Holt, J., C. Schrum, H. Cannaby, U. Daewel, I. Allen, Y. Artioli, L. Bopp, M. Butenschon, B.A. Fach, J. Harle, D. Pushpadas, B. Salihoglu and S. Wakelin. 2016. Potential impacts of climate change on the primary production of regional seas: A comparative analysis of five European seas. Progress in Oceanography 140, 91-115. doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2015.11.004

Kersale, M., A.A. Petrenko, A.M. Doglioli, F. Nencioli, J. Bouffard, S. Blain, F. Diaz, T. Labasque, B. Queguiner and I. Dekeyser. 2016. Lateral diffusivity coefficients from the dynamics of a SF6 patch in a coastal environment. Journal of Marine Systems 153, 42-54. doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2015.09.003

Kostas, E.T., D.A. White, C. Du and D.J. Cook. 2016. Selection of yeast strains for bioethanol production from UK seaweeds. Journal of Applied Phycology 28(2), 1427-1441. doi:10.1007/s10811-015-0633-2

Kovac, Z., T. Platt, S. Sathyendranath, M. Morovic and T. Jackson. 2016. Recovery of photosynthesis parameters from in situ profiles of phytoplankton production. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73(2), 275-285. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsv204

Lacoue-Labarthe, T., P.A.L.D. Nunes, P. Ziveri, M. Cinar, F.D.R. Gazeau, J.M. Hall-Spencer, N. Hilmi, P. Moschella, A. Safa, D. Sauzade and C. Turley. 2016. Impacts of ocean acidification in a warming Mediterranean Sea: An overview. Regional Studies in Marine Science 5, 1-11. doi:10.1016/j.rsma.2015.12.005

Lewandowska, A.M., A. Biermann, E.T. Borer, M.A. Cebrián-Piqueras, S.A.J. Declerck, L. De Meester, E. Van Donk, L. Gamfeldt, D.S. Gruner, N. Hagenah, W.S. Harpole, K.P. Kirkman, C.A. Klausmeier, M. Kleyer, J.M.H. Knops, P. Lemmens, E.M. Lind, E. Litchman, J. Mantilla-Contreras, K. Martens, S. Meier, V. Minden, J.L. Moore, H.O. Venterink, E.W. Seabloom, U. Sommer, M. Striebel, A. Trenkamp, J. Trinogga, J. Urabe, W. Vyverman, D.B. Van de Waal, C.E. Widdicombe and H. Hillebrand. 2016. The influence of balanced and imbalanced resource supply on biodiversity functioning relationship across ecosystems.

Lyons, D.A., C. Arvanitidis, A.J. Blight, E. Chatzinikolaou, T. Guy-Haim, J. Kotta, A.M. Queiros, G. Rilov, P.J. Somerfield and T.P. Crowe. 2016. There are no whole truths in meta-analyses: all their truths are half-truths. Global Change Biology 22(3), 968-971. doi:10.1111/gcb.12989

Martinez, E., D.E. Raitsos and D. Antoine. 2016. Warmer, deeper, and greener mixed layers in the North Atlantic subpolar gyre over the last 50 years. Global Change Biology 22(2), 604-612.

McCoy, S.J., S. Allesina and C.A. Pfister. 2016. Ocean acidification affects competition for space: projections of community structure using cellular automata. Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society 283(1826). doi:10.1098/rspb.2015.2561

Mullon, C., F. Steinmetz, G. Merino, J.A. Fernandes, W.W.L. Cheung, M. Butenschoen and M. Barange. 2016. Quantitative pathways for Northeast Atlantic fisheries based on climate, ecological-economic and governance modelling scenarios. Ecological Modelling 320, 273-291. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.09.027

Nelms, S.E., E.M. Duncan, A.C. Broderick, T.S. Galloway, M.H. Godfrey, M. Hamann, P.K. Lindeque and B.J. Godley. 2016. Plastic and marine turtles: a review and call for research. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73(2), 165-181. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsv165

Nissimov, J.I., J.A. Napier, M.J. Allen and S.A. Kimmance. 2016. Intragenus competition between coccolithoviruses: an insight on how a select few can come to dominate many. Environmental Microbiology 18(1), 133-145. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.12902

Nunes, J., S.J. McCoy, H.S. Findlay, F.E. Hopkins, V. Kitidis, A.M. Queiros, L. Rayner and S. Widdicombe. 2016. Two intertidal, non-calcifying macroalgae (Palmaria palmate and Saccharina latissimi) show complex and variable responses to short-term CO2 acidification. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73(3), 887-896. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsv081

Orland, C., A.M. Queiros, J.I. Spicer, C.L. McNeill, S. Higgins, S. Goldworthy, T. Zananiri, L. Archer and S. Widdicombe. 2016. Application of computer-aided tomography techniques to visualize kelp holdfast structure reveals the importance of habitat complexity for supporting marine biodiversity. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 477, 47-56. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2016.01.003

Papathanasopoulou, E., M.P. White, C. Hattam, A. Lannin, A. Harvey and A. Spencer. 2016. Valuing the health benefits of physical activities in the marine environment and their importance for marine spatial planning. Marine Policy 63, 144-152. doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2015.10.009

Porter, M., M.E. Inall, J.A.M. Green, J.H. Simpson, A.C. Dale and P.I. Miller. 2016. Drifter observations in the summer time Bay of Biscay slope current. Journal of Marine Systems 157, 65-74. doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2016.01.002

Queiros, A.M., J.A. Strong, K. Mazik, J. Carstensen, J. Bruun, P.J. Somerfield, A. Bruhn, S. Ciavatta, R. Chueve, H. Nygaard, E. Flo, N. Bizsel, M. Ozaydinli, I.i. Muxika, N. Papadopoulou, M. Pantazi and D. Krause-Jensen. 2016. An objective framework to test the quality of candidate indicators of good environmental status.

Queiroz, N., N.E. Humphries, G. Mucientes, N. Hammerschlag, F.P. Lima, K.L. Scales, P.I. Micalculation of air-sea fluxes of CO2 in the presence of temperature and salinity gradients. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans 121(2), 1229-1248. doi:10.1002/2015jc011427

Yang, H., E. Oh, J.-K. Choi, Y.-J. Park and H.-J. Han. 2016. Application of Geostationary Ocean Color Imager Data to the extraction of ocean fronts. Remote Sensing Letters 7(5), 456-465. doi:10.1080/2150704x.2016.1149249

ller, L.L. Sousa, R. Seabra and D.W. Sims. 2016. Ocean-wide tracking of pelagic sharks reveals extent of overlap with longline fishing hotspots. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113(6), 1582-1587. doi:10.1073/pnas.1510090113

Raikova, S., H. Smith-Baedorf, R. Bransgrove, O. Barlow, F. Santomauro, J.L. Wagner, M.J. Allen, C.G. Bryan, D. Sapsford and C.J. Chuck. 2016. Assessing hydrothermal liquefaction for the production of bio-oil and enhanced metal recovery from microalgae cultivated on acid mine drainage. Fuel Processing Technology 142, 219-227. doi:10.1016/j.fuproc.2015.10.017

Scales, K.L., P.I. Miller, S.N. Ingram, E.L. Hazen, S.J. Bograd and R.A. Phillips. 2016. Identifying predictable foraging habitats for a wide-ranging marine predator using ensemble ecological niche models. Diversity and Distributions 22(2), 212-224. doi:10.1111/ddi.12389

Small, D.P., P. Calosi, D. Boothroyd, S. Widdicombe and J.I. Spicer. 2016. The sensitivity of the early benthic juvenile stage of the European lobster Homarus gammarus (L.) to elevated pCO2 and temperature. Marine Biology 163(3). doi:10.1007/s00227-016-2834-x

Tweedley, J.R., C.S. Hallett, R.M. Warwick, K.R. Clarke and I.C. Potter. 2016. The hypoxia that developed in a microtidal estuary following an extreme storm produced dramatic changes in the benthos. Marine and Freshwater Research 67(3), 327-341. doi:10.1071/mf14216

Wagner, J., R. Bransgrove, T.A. Beacham, M.J. Allen, K. Meixner, B. Drosg, V.P. Ting and C.J. Chuck. 2016. Co-production of bio-oil and propylene through the hydrothermal liquefaction of polyhydroxybutyrate producing cyanobacteria. Bioresource Technology 207, 166-174. doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2016.01.114

Wang, H., L. Butt, P. Rooks, F. Khan, M.J. Allen and S.T. Ali. 2016. Characterisation of algicidal bacterial exometabolites against the lipid-accumulating diatom Skeletonema sp. Algal Research-Biomass Biofuels and Bioproducts 13, 1-6. doi:10.1016/j.algal.2015.11.012

Webb, A.L., G. Malin, F.E. Hopkins, K.L. Ho, U. Riebesell, K.G. Schulz, A. Larsen and P.S. Liss. 2016. Ocean acidification has different effects on the production of dimethylsulfide and dimethylsulfoniopropionate measured in cultures of Emiliania huxleyi and a mesocosm study: a comparison of laboratory monocultures and community interactions. Environmental Chemistry 13(2), 314-329. doi:10.1071/en14268

Woolf, D.K., P.E. Land, J.D. Shutler, L.M. Goddijn-Murphy and C.J. Donlon. 2016. On the