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. Coma, M; Martinez-Hernandez, E; Abeln, F; Raikova, S; Donnelly, J; Arnot, TC; Allen, MJ; Hong, DD; Chuck, CJ. 2017 Organic waste as a sustainable feedstock for platform chemicals. Faraday Discussions, 202. 175-195. 10.1039/C7FD00070G
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  2. Aulló-Maestro, ME; Hunter, P; Spyrakos, E; Mercatoris, P; Kovács, A; Horváth, H; Preston, T; Présing, M; Torres Palenzuela, J; Tyler, A. 2017 Spatio-seasonal variability of chromophoric dissolved organic matter absorption and responses to photobleaching in a large shallow temperate lake. Biogeosciences, 14 (5). 1215-1233. 10.5194/bg-14-1215-2017
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  3. Andrello, M; Guilhaumon, F; Albouy, C; Parravicini, V; Scholtens, J; Verley, P; Barange, M; Sumaila, UR; Manel, S; Mouillot, D. 2017 Global mismatch between fishing dependency and larval supply from marine reserves. Nature Communications, 8. 16039. 10.1038/ncomms16039
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  4. Anderson, MJ; Walsh, DCI; Clarke, KR; Gorley, RN; Guerra-Castro, E. 2017 Some solutions to the multivariate Behrens-Fisher problem for dissimilarity-based analyses. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 59 (1). 57-79. 10.1111/anzs.12176
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  5. Warwick-Dugdale, J ; Buchholz, HB; Allen, MJ; Temperton, B. 2019 Host-hijacking and planktonic piracy: how phages command the microbial high seas. Virology Journal, 16 (1). 10.1186/s12985-019-1120-1
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  6. Frouin, R; Ramon, D; Boss, E; Jolivet, D; Compiègne, M; Tan, J; Bouman, H; Jackson, T ; Franz, B; Platt, T; Sathyendranath, S. 2018 Satellite Radiation Products for Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry: Needs, State-of-the-Art, Gaps, Development Priorities, and Opportunities. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5. 10.3389/fmars.2018.00003
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  7. Monolisha, S; Platt, T; Sathyendranath, S; Jayasankar, J; George, G; Jackson, T . 2018 Optical Classification of the Coastal Waters of the Northern Indian Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5. 10.3389/fmars.2018.00087
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  8. Zhou, G; Ma, Z; Sathyendranath, S; Platt, T; Jiang, C; Sun, K. 2018 Canopy Reflectance Modeling of Aquatic Vegetation for Algorithm Development: Global Sensitivity Analysis. Remote Sensing, 10 (6). 837. 10.3390/rs10060837
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  9. Warwick, RM. 2018 The contrasting histories of marine and freshwater meiobenthic research – a result of differing life histories and adaptive strategies?. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 502. 4-11. 10.1016/j.jembe.2017.05.008
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  10. Rasse, R; Pérez, T; Giuliante, A; Donoso, L. 2018 Total dissolved atmospheric nitrogen deposition in the anoxic Cariaco basin. Atmospheric Environment, 179. 118-131. 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2018.02.007
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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