Published Papers

SAHFOS is a science led, research driven, marine organisation.  The knowledge and expertise held by our team of researchers is demonstrated through the production of high quality scientific publications.

SAHFOS Staff in bold. *Associate Researchers/ Research Fellows/ PhD Students  


Peer-reviewed Publications 


Brown, T., D. D. Kelly, S. Vercauteren, W. H. Wilson and A. Werner (2017). "How Biobanks Are Assessing and Measuring Their Financial Sustainability." Biopreservation and Biobanking 15(1): 65-71.

Castellani, C. and M. Edwards (2017). Marine Plankton: A Practical Guide to Ecology, Methodology, and Taxonomy, Oxford University Press.

Chivers, W. J., A. W. Walne and G. C. Hays (2017). "Mismatch between marine plankton range movements and the velocity of climate change." Nature Communications 8.

dos Santos Schmidt, T. C., A. Slotte, J. Kennedy, S. Sundby, A. Johannessen, G. J. Óskarsson, Y. Kurita, N. C. Stenseth and O. S. Kjesbu (2017). "Oogenesis and reproductive investment of Atlantic herring are functions of not only present but long-ago environmental influences as well." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114(10): 2634-2639.

Evans, C., J. Brandsma, D. W. Pond, H. J. Venables, M. P. Meredith, H. J. Witte, S. Stammerjohn, W. H. Wilson, A. Clarke and C. P. Brussaard (2017). "Drivers of interannual variability in virioplankton abundance at the coastal Western Antarctic Peninsula and the potential effects of climate change." Environmental Microbiology 19(2): 740-755.

Everett, J. D., M. E. Baird, P. Buchanan, C. Bulman, C. Davies, R. Downie, C. Griffiths, R. Heneghan, R. J. Kloser, L. Laiolo, A. Lara-Lopez, H. Lozano-Montes, R. J. Matear, F. McEnnulty, B. Robson, W. Rochester, J. Skerratt, J. A. Smith, J. Strzelecki, I. M. Suthers, K. M. Swadling, P. van Ruth and A. J. Richardson (2017). "Modeling What We Sample and Sampling What We Model: Challenges for Zooplankton Model Assessment." Frontiers in Marine Science 4(77).

Giering, S. L. C., R. Sanders, A. P. Martin, S. A. Henson, J. S. Riley, C. M. Marsay and D. G. Johns (2017). "Particle flux in the oceans: Challenging the steady state assumption." Global Biogeochemical Cycles.

Giron-Nava, A., C. C. James, A. F. Johnson, D. Dannecker, B. Kolody, A. Lee, M. Nagarkar, G. M. Pao, H. Ye and D. G. Johns (2017). "Quantitative argument for long-term ecological monitoring." Marine Ecology Progress Series 572: 269-274.

Lawrence, S. A., S. A. Floge, J. E. Davy, S. K. Davy and W. H. Wilson (2017). "Exploratory analysis of Symbiodinium transcriptomes reveals potential latent infection by large dsDNA viruses." Environmental Microbiology.

Lynam, C. P., M. Llope, C. Möllmann, P. Helaouët, G. A. Bayliss-Brown and N. C. Stenseth (2017). "Interaction between top-down and bottom-up control in marine food webs." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114(8): 1952-1957.

Manno, C., N. Bednaršek, G. A. Tarling, V. L. Peck, S. Comeau, D. Adhikari, D. C. E. Bakker, E. Bauerfeind, A. J. Bergan, M. I. Berning, E. Buitenhuis, A. K. Burridge, M. Chierici, S. Flöter, A. Fransson, J. Gardner, E. L. Howes, N. Keul, K. Kimoto, P. Kohnert, G. L. Lawson, S. Lischka, A. Maas, L. Mekkes, R. L. Oakes, C. Pebody, K. T. C. A. Peijnenburg, M. Seifert, J. Skinner, P. S. Thibodeau, D. Wall-Palmer and P. Ziveri (2017). "Shelled pteropods in peril: Assessing vulnerability in a high CO2 ocean." Earth-Science Reviews 169: 132-145.

Middleton, J. E., J. Martínez Martínez, W. H. Wilson and N. R. Record (2017). "Functional dynamics of Emiliania huxleyi virus‐host interactions across multiple spatial scales." Limnology and Oceanography.

Reuman, D. C., L. Zhao, L. W. Sheppard, P. C. Reid and J. E. Cohen (2017). "Synchrony affects Taylor’s law in theory and data." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: 201703593.

Sheppard, L. W., P. C. Reid and D. C. Reuman (2017). "Rapid surrogate testing of wavelet coherences." EPJ Nonlinear Biomedical Physics 5: 1.

Weynberg, K., M. Allen and W. H. Wilson (2017). "Marine Prasinoviruses and Their Tiny Plankton Hosts: A Review." Viruses 9(3): 43.

Wilson, W. H., I. C. Gilg, M. Moniruzzaman, E. K. Field, S. Koren, G. R. LeCleir, J. M. Martínez, N. J. Poulton, B. K. Swan and R. Stepanauskas (2017). "Genomic exploration of individual giant ocean viruses." The ISME Journal 11: 1736-1745.



*Blackett, M., C. H. Lucas, K. Cook and P. Licandro (2016). “Occurrence of the siphonophore Muggiaea atlantica in Scottish coastal waters: source or sink?” Journal of Plankton Research.

Barton, A. D., A. J. Irwin, Z. V. Finkel and C. A. Stock (2016). “Anthropogenic climate change drives shift and shuffle in North Atlantic phytoplankton communities.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113(11): 2964-2969.

Batten, S. D., S. Moffitt, W. S. Pegau and R. Campbell (2016). “Plankton indices explain interannual variability in Prince William Sound herring first year growth.” Fisheries Oceanography 25(4): 420-432.

Beaugrand, G. and R. R. Kirby (2016). “Quasi-deterministic responses of marine species to climate change.” Climate Research 69(2): 117-128.

Brown, C. J., M. I. O’Connor, E. S. Poloczanska, D. S. Schoeman, L. B. Buckley, M. T. Burrows, C. M. Duarte, B. S. Halpern, J. M. Pandolfi, C. Parmesan and A. J. Richardson (2016). “Ecological and methodological drivers of species’ distribution and phenology responses to climate change.” Global Change Biology 22(4): 1548-1560.

Brun, P., T. Kiørboe, P. Licandro and M. R. Payne (2016). “The predictive skill of species distribution models for plankton in a changing climate.” Global Change Biology 22: 3170-3181.

Brun, P., M. R. Payne and T. Kiørboe (2016). “Trait biogeography of marine copepods–an analysis across scales.” Ecology Letters.

Constable, A. J., D. P. Costa, O. Schofield, L. Newman, E. R. Urban, E. A. Fulton, J. Melbourne-Thomas, T. Ballerini, P. W. Boyd, A. Brandt, W. K. de la Mare, M. Edwards, M. Eléaume, L. Emmerson, K. Fennel, S. Fielding, H. Griffiths, J. Gutt, M.A. Hindell, E.E. Hofmann, S. Jennings, H. La, A. McCurdy, B.G. Mitchell, T. Moltmann, M. Muelbert, E. Murphy, A.J. Press, B. Raymond, K. Reid, C. Reiss, J. Rice,I. Salter, D.C. Smith, S. Song, C. Southwell, K.M. Swadling, A. Van de Putte, Z. Willis, (2016). “Developing priority variables (“ecosystem Essential Ocean Variables”—eEOVs) for observing dynamics and change in Southern Ocean ecosystems.” Journal of Marine Systems 161: 26-41.

*Defriez, E., L. Sheppard, P.C. Reid and D. Reuman (2016). “Climate-change related regime shifts have altered spatial synchrony of plankton dynamics in the North Sea.” Global Change Biology.

Evariste, E., P. Claquin, J.-P. Robin, A. Auber, A. McQuatters-Gollop and J.-C. Dauvin (2016). “The Channel ecosystem, a cross-roads of anthropogenic pressures and scientific studies: Lessons learned from the European INTERREG IV projects (2009–2015).” Marine Policy 63: 158-165.

Friedland, K. D., N. R. Record, R. G. Asch, T. Kristiansen, V. S. Saba, K. F. Drinkwater, S. Henson, R. T. Leaf, R. E. Morse and D. G. Johns (2016). “Seasonal phytoplankton blooms in the North Atlantic linked to the overwintering strategies of copepods.” Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene 4(1): 000099.

Gilg, I. C., S. D. Archer, S. A. Floge, D. M. Fields, A. I. Vermont, A. H. Leavitt, W. H. Wilson and J. M. Martínez (2016). “Differential gene expression is tied to photochemical efficiency reduction in virally infected Emiliania huxleyi.” Marine Ecology Progress Series 555: 13-27.

Gsell, A.S., U. Scharfenberger, D. Özkundakci, A. Walters, L.-A. Hansson, A.B. Janssen, P. Nõges, P. C. Reid, D.E. Schindler, and E. Van Donk. 2016. “Evaluating Early-Warning Indicators of Critical Transitions in Natural Aquatic Ecosystems.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi 10.1073/pnas.1608242113

Hátún, H., K. Lohmann, D. Matei, J. Jungclaus, S. Pacariz, M. Bersch, A. Gislason, J. Ólafsson and P. C. Reid (2016). “An inflated subpolar gyre blows life towards the northeastern Atlantic.” Progress in Oceanography.

Hélaouët, P., G. Beaugrand and G. Reygondeau (2016). “Reliability of spatial and temporal patterns of C. finmarchicus inferred from the CPR survey.” Journal of Marine Systems 153: 18-24.

Jansen, T. (2016). “First-year survival of North East Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus) from 1998 to 2012 appears to be driven by availability of Calanus, a preferred copepod prey.” Fisheries Oceanography 25(4): 457-469.

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.

Mullowney, D., G. Maillet, E. Dawe, G. Rose and S. Rowe (2016). “Spawning delays of northern capelin (Mallotus villosus) and recovery dynamics: A mismatch with ice-mediated spring bloom?” Progress in Oceanography 141: 144-152.

Pacariz, S. V., H. Hátún, J. A. Jacobsen, C. Johnson, S. Eliasen and F. Rey (2016). “Nutrient-driven poleward expansion of the Northeast Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus) stock: A new hypothesis.” Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene 4(1): 000105.

Reid, P. C., R. E. Hari, G. Beaugrand, D. M. Livingstone, C. Marty, D. Straile, J. Barichivich, E. *Goberville, R. Adrian and Y. Aono (2016). “Global impacts of the 1980s regime shift.” Global Change Biology 22(2): 682-703. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13106

*Rivero-Calle, S., C. E. Del Castillo, A. Gnanadesikan, A. Dezfuli, B. Zaitchik and D. G. Johns (2016). “Interdecadal Trichodesmium variability in cold North Atlantic waters.” Global Biogeochemical Cycles.

Siemering, B., E. Bresnan, S. C. Painter, C. J. Daniels, M. Inall and K. Davidson (2016). "Phytoplankton Distribution in Relation to Environmental Drivers on the North West European Shelf Sea." PLoS ONE 11(10): e0164482.

Schmidt, K., C. Schlosser, A. Atkinson, S. Fielding, H. J. Venables, C. M. Waluda and E. P. Achterberg (2016). “Zooplankton gut passage mobilizes lithogenic iron for ocean productivity.” Current Biology 26(19): 2667-2673.

Thackeray, S. J., P. A. Henrys, D. Hemming, J. R. Bell, M. S. Botham, S. Burthe, P. Hélaouët, D. G. Johns, I. D. Jones, D. I. Leech, E. B. Mackay, D. Massimino, S. Atkinson, P. J. Bacon, T. M. Brereton, L. Carvalho, T. H. Clutton-Brock, C. Duck, M. Edwards, J. M. Elliott, S. J. G. Hall, R. Harrington, J. W. Pearce-Higgins, T. T. Høye, L. E. B. Kruuk, J. M. Pemberton, T. H. Sparks, P. M. Thompson, I. White, I. J. Winfield and S. Wanless (2016). “Phenological sensitivity to climate across taxa and trophic levels.” Nature 535(7611): 241-245.

*Vezzulli, L., C. Grande, P. C. Reid, P. Hélaouët, M. Edwards, M. G. Höfle, I. Brettar, R. R. Colwell and C. Pruzzo (2016). “Climate influence on Vibrio and associated human diseases during the past half-century in the coastal North Atlantic.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: 201609157.

Wiebe, P. H., R. Harris, A. Gislason, P. Margonski, H. R. Skjoldal, M. Benfield, S. Hay, T. O’Brien and L. Valdés (2016). “The ICES Working Group on Zooplankton Ecology: Accomplishments of the first 25 years.” Progress in Oceanography 141: 179-201.

Wigington, C. H., D. Sonderegger, C. P. D. Brussaard, A. Buchan, J. F. Finke, J. A. Fuhrman, J. T. Lennon, M. Middelboe, C. A. Suttle, C. Stock, W. H. Wilson, K. E. Wommack, S. W. Wilhelm and J. S. Weitz (2016). “Re-examination of the relationship between marine virus and microbial cell abundances.” Nature Microbiology 1: 15024.

Wilson, R. J., M. R. Heath and D. C. Speirs (2016). “Spatial Modeling of Calanus finmarchicus and Calanus helgolandicus: Parameter Differences Explain Differences in Biogeography.” Frontiers in Marine Science 3(157).


Plymouth Marine Science Electronic Archive (PlyMSEA)

PlyMSEA is a shared, open access repository where you can find the research output from Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (SAHFOS), The Marine Biological Association (MBA) and Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML).  The repository includes: peer-reviewed journal articles, published conference papers, books and book chapters.

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