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 and also by an analysis conducted by Scopus in 2013.

For details of all our research publications, including access to full-text for most papers, please visit our repository at

Recent publications

  1. Bittig, HC; Maurer, TL; Plant, JN; Schmechtig, C; Wong, APS; Claustre, H; Trull, TW; Udaya Bhaskar, TVS; Boss, E; Dall’Olmo, G; Organelli, E; Poteau, A; Johnson, KS; Hanstein, C; Leymarie, E; Le Reste, S; Riser, SC; Rupan, AR; Taillandier, V; Thierry, V; Xing, X. 2019 A BGC-Argo Guide: Planning, Deployment, Data Handling and Usage. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6.
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  2. Guieu, C; Al Azhar, M; Aumont, O; Mahowald, N; Levy, M; Ethé, C; Lachkar, Z. 2019 Major impact of dust deposition on the productivity of the Arabian Sea. Geophysical Research Letters, 46 (12). 6736-6744.
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  3. Hanachi, P; Karbalaei, S; Walker, TR; Cole, MJ; Hosseini, SV. 2019 Abundance and properties of microplastics found in commercial fish meal and cultured common carp (Cyprinus carpio). Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26 (23). 23777-23787.
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  4. Talbot, E; Bruggeman, J; Hauton, C; Widdicombe, S. 2019 Uncovering the environmental drivers of short-term temporal dynamics in an epibenthic community from the Western English Channel. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 1-13.
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  5. La, H; Park, K; Wåhlin, A; Arrigo, K; Kim, D; Yang, EJ; Atkinson, A; Fielding, S; Im, J; Kim, TW; Shin, HC; Lee, S; Ha, HK. 2019 Zooplankton and micronekton respond to climate fluctuations in the Amundsen Sea polynya, Antarctica. Scientific Reports, 9 (1).
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  6. Roemmich, D; Alford, MH; Claustre, H; Johnson, K; King, B; Moum, J; Oke, P; Owens, WB; Pouliquen, S; Purkey, S; Scanderbeg, M; Suga, T; Wijffels, S; Zilberman, N; Bakker, D; Baringer, M; Belbeoch, M; Bittig, HC; Boss, E; Calil, P; Carse, F; Carval, T; Chai, F; Conchubhair, DÓ; d’Ortenzio, F; Dall’Olmo, G; Desbruyeres, D; Fennel, K; Fer, I; Ferrari, R; Forget, G; Freeland, H; Fujiki, T; Gehlen, M; Greenan, B; Hallberg, R; Hibiya, T; Hosoda, S; Jayne, S; Jochum, M; Johnson, GC; Kang, K; Kolodziejczyk, N; Körtzinger, A; Traon, PL; Lenn, YD; Maze, G; Mork, KA; Morris, T; Nagai, T; Nash, J; Garabato, AN; Olsen, A; Pattabhi, RR; Prakash, S; Riser, S; Schmechtig, C; Schmid, C; Shroyer, E; Sterl, A; Sutton, P; Talley, L; Tanhua, T; Thierry, V; Thomalla, S; Toole, J; Troisi, A; Trull, TW; Turton, J; Velez-Belchi, PJ; Walczowski, W; Wang, H; Wanninkhof, R; Waterhouse, AF; Waterman, S; Watson, A; Wilson, C; Wong, APS; Xu, J; Yasuda, I. 2019 On the Future of Argo: A Global, Full-Depth, Multi-Disciplinary Array. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6.
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  7. Tinch, R; Beaumont, NJ; Sunderland, T; Ozdemiroglu, E; Barton, D; Bowe, C; Börger, T; Burgess, P; Cooper, CN; Faccioli, M; Failler, P; Gkolemi, I; Kumar, R; Longo, A; McVittie, A; Morris, J; Park, J; Ravenscroft, N; Schaafsma, M; Vause, J; Ziv, G. 2019 Economic valuation of ecosystem goods and services: a review for decision makers. Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy. 1-20.
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  8. Lewis, HW; Siddorn, J; Castillo Sanchez, JM; Petch, J; Edwards, JM; Smyth, TJ. 2019 Evaluating the impact of atmospheric forcing and air–sea coupling on near-coastal regional ocean prediction. Ocean Science, 15 (3). 761-778.
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  9. Hill, SL; Atkinson, A; Pakhomov, EA; Siegel, V. 2019 Evidence for a decline in the population density of Antarctic krill Euphausia superba Dana still stands. A comment on Cox et al. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 39 (3). 316-322.
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  10. Saha, M. 2019 “Language of Life” of Nemo, Dory, and Their Marine Friends. Frontiers for Young Minds, 7.
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Our most talked about publications

Below are some of our papers with a high Altmetric Attention Score. This is a weighted count of online attention that the publication has received. This includes mentions in public policy documents and references in Wikipedia, mainstream news, social networks and blogs.


Nelms, S.E., Barnett, J., Brownlow, A., Davison, N.J., Deaville, R., Galloway, T.S., Lindeque, P.K., Santillo, D., Godley, B.J., 2019. Microplastics in marine mammals stranded around the British coast: ubiquitous but transitory? Scientific Reports, 9, art: 1075. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-37428-3


Duncan, E.M., Broderick, A.C., Fuller, W.J., Galloway, T.S., Godfrey, M.H., Hamann, M., Limpus, C.J., Lindeque, P.K., Mayes, A.G., Omeyer, L.C.M., Santillo, D., Snape, R.T. and Godley, B.J. 2018. Microplastic ingestion ubiquitous in marine turtles. Global Change Biology, doi: 10.1111/gcb.14519


Nelms, S.E., Duncan, E.M., Broderick, A.C., Galloway, T.S., Godfrey, M.H., Hamann, M., Lindeque, P.K. and Godley, B.J. 2015. Plastic and marine turtles: a review and call for research. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 73(2): 165-181. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsv165


Gattuso, J.-P., Magnan, A., Billé, R., Cheung, W.W.L., Howes, E.L., Joos, F., Allemand, D., Bopp, L., Cooley, S.R., Eakin, C.M., Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Kelly, R.P., Pörtner, H.-O., Rogers, A.D., Baxter, J.M., Laffoley, D., Osborn, D., Rankovic, A., Rochette, J., Sumaila, U.R., Treyer, S. and Turley, C. 2015. Contrasting futures for ocean and society from different anthropogenic CO2 emissions scenarios. Science, 6243, doi: 10.1126/science.aac4722


Duncan, E.M., Botterell, Z.L.R., Broderick, A., Galloway, T.S., Lindeque, P.K., Nuno, A. and Godley, B.J. 2017. A global review of marine turtle entanglement in anthropogenic debris: a baseline for further action. Endangered Species Research, 34: 431-448. doi: 10.3354/esr00865


PML contributes to a wide range of media. Below are some of the books PML scientists have written or contributed to.

A Cybernetic View of Biological Growth

Bacterial conversations: talking, listening and eavesdropping

The Dance of Sea and Air

The Youth Guide to the Ocean

The Ocean Challenge Badge

Ocean Acidification

Oceans and Society: Blue Planet

The Tale of the Turtle and the Plastic Jellyfish


                     The youth guide to the ocean The Ocean Challenge Badge Book cover with a watercolour turtle smiling under the sea