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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.

Recent journal publications

You will find a selection of recently published papers below. You can view more recent papers or search our database on our repository: Plymouth Marine Science Electronic Archive (PlyMSEA).

PML Publishing

Our in-house publishing enables us to produce outputs that may not suit the traditional publishing process. We believe it's vital that our stakeholders can freely access as much of our science as possible. We aim to publish reports, books, and other scientific literature that is of interest to those passionate about marine science.

MARLAN: Plymouth Marine Laboratory’s Marine Artificial Light at Night Research Facility

Published: 2022

Author(s): Ana M Queirós, Liz Talbot, Chris Pascoe, Anthony Staff and Steve Widdicombe

This document describes the design of, and infrastructure implemented, at Plymouth Marine Laboratory&rsquo;s Light Pollution Research Facility. This is a bespoke light insulated seawater aquarium facility dedicated to the study of light pollution effects, located within Plymouth Marine Laboratory&rsquo;s <a href="~/science/Facilities/Mesocosm">mesocosm laboratory</a>. The facility is composed of three main components: the Holding System; the Lighting System; and the Tidal Lightscape Simulator. The document details each section and the technical information about the design of each component.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;

Ecosystem service provision by marine habitats in Southeast Asia

Published: 2022

Author(s): Stefanie Broszeit, Caroline Hattam, Olivia Langmead, Radisti A. Praptiwi, Lota Creencia, Amy Yee Hui Then, Voon-Ching Lim, Tran Duc Hau, Andrew Edwards-Jones, Melanie C. Austen

This report provides an overview of the available evidence for the links between tropical marine habitats and the provision of ecosystem services. It forms one of the outputs of Project 3 &ldquo;Impacts on Ecosystem Services and Values&rdquo; of the Global Challenges Research Fund, Blue Communities Programme (grant number: NE/ P021107/1). GCRF Blue Communities aims to &ldquo;build capacity for sustainable interactions with marine ecosystems for the benefit of the health, well-being, food security and livelihoods of coastal communities in SE Asia&rdquo;. It focuses on four case study sites in SE Asia: Palawan, Philippines; Taka Bonerate Kepulauan Selayar, Indonesia; Cu Lao Cham, Viet Nam and Tun Mustapha Park in Sabah, Malaysia, the first three sites being UN Man and Biosphere Reserves, the latter being part of the largest multiple use marine park in Malaysia (Figure 1). The sites were chosen to reflect marine parks in which human use is limited by regional regulations aiming to achieve sustainable use. One site also contains some urban coastal space (Puerto Princesa City, Palawan).

Characterisation of the inshore marine sectors of Da Nang, Vietnam

Published: 2022

Author(s): Olivia R. Rendón1, Andrew Edwards-Jones1, Thi Kinh Kieu2 , Oceane Marcone1, Stefanie Broszeit1, Nicola Beaumont1
Sea and Society Group, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, United Kingdom
2Da Nang University, Vietnam

Da Nang is a pioneer site in Southeast Asia for the implementation of Integrated Coastal Management and the first city in Vietnam to become an Environmental City in 2020. At the same time, the city of Da Nang in Vietnam is experiencing substantial changes in its urban landscape due to socioeconomic growth in line with three primary pillars: tourism, high-tech industry, and marine economy. These pillars are likely to bring negative environmental consequences, of which marine water quality is a key concern. Thus, this study carried out a characterisation of the inshore marine sectors and developed understanding of the impacts of poor water quality and Covid-19, with the aim of informing marine-coastal management.

Climate-smart spatial planning assessment in support of conservation and blue growth in Da Nang city's marine environment

Published: 2022

Author(s): Queiros, AM; Talbot, E; Kay, S; Sailley, SF; Vu Hoang Le, T; Thi Pham, C; Widdicombe, S

This study assessed ocean climate modelling datasets to establish what sensitivities to climate change could be identified for species of commercial and conservation value in the waters of Da Nang City, Vietnam, and what actions could be taken to support their adaptation to these pressures.

AMT 29 Cruise Report

Published: 2020

Author(s): Giorgio Dall'Olmo

The 29th Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT) research cruise (DY110) set sail from Southampton on October 13th, 2019 aboard the Royal Research Ship Discovery and arrived in Punta Arenas, Chile, on November 25th, 2019. This cruise report gathers together the scientific information and data obtained from the cruise.<br /> &nbsp;