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    


Barton, A.D., A.J. Irwin, Z.V. Finkel, and C.A. Stock. "Anthropogenic Climate Change Drives Shift and Shuffle in North Atlantic Phytoplankton Communities." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113, no. 11 (2016).

Batten, S.D., S. Moffitt, W.S. Pegau, and R. Campbell. "Plankton Indices Explain Interannual Variability in Prince William Sound Herring First Year Growth." Fisheries Oceanography 25, no. 4 (2016).

*Beaugrand, G., and R.R. Kirby. "Quasi-Deterministic Responses of Marine Species to Climate Change." Climate Research 69, no. 2 (2016).

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. "Ecological and Methodological Drivers of Species’ Distribution and Phenology Responses to Climate Change." Global Change Biology 22, no. 4 (2016).

Brun, P., T. Kiørboe, P. Licandro, and M.R. Payne. "The Predictive Skill of Species Distribution Models for Plankton in a Changing Climate." Global Change Biology  (2016).

Defriez, E., L. Sheppard, P. C. Reid, and D. Reuman. "Climate-Change Related Regime Shifts Have Altered Spatial Synchrony of Plankton Dynamics in the North Sea." Global Change Biology (2016).

Evariste, E., P. Claquin, J.-P. Robin, A. Auber, A. McQuatters-Gollop, and J.-C. Dauvin. "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 (2016).

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. "Seasonal Phytoplankton Blooms in the North Atlantic Linked to the Overwintering Strategies of Copepods." Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene 4, no. 1 (2016).

Hátún, H., K. Lohmann, D. Matei, J. Jungclaus, S. Pacariz, M. Bersch, A. Gislason, J. Ólafsson, and P. C. Reid. "An Inflated Subpolar Gyre Blows Life Towards the Northeastern Atlantic." Progress in Oceanography (2016).

Hélaouët, P., *G. Beaugrand, and G. Reygondeau. "Reliability of Spatial and Temporal Patterns of C. finmarchicus Inferred from the CPR Survey." Journal of Marine Systems 153 (2016).

Jansen, T. "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, no. 4 (2016).

Mullowney, D., G. Maillet, E. Dawe, G. Rose, and S. Rowe. "Spawning Delays of Northern Capelin (Mallotus Villosus) and Recovery Dynamics: A Mismatch with Ice-Mediated Spring Bloom?". Progress in Oceanography 141 (2016).

Ostle, C., P. Williamson, Y. Artioli, D.C.E. Bakker, S. Birchenough, C.E. Davis, S. Dye, M. Edwards, H.S. Findlay, N. Greenwood, S. Hartman, M.P. Humphreys, T. Jickells, M. Johnson, P. Landschuetzer, R. Parker, D. Pearce, J. Pinnegar, C. Robinson, U. Schuster, B. Silburn, R. Thomas, S. Wakelin, P. Walsham, and A.J. Watson. "Carbon Dioxide and Ocean Acidification Observations in Uk Waters. Synthesis Report with a Focus on 2010–2015. " University of East Anglia, UK. (2016).

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. "Re-Examination of the Relationship between Marine Virus and Microbial Cell Abundances." Nature Microbiology 1 (2016).



Alvarez-Fernandez, S., P. Licandro, C. van Damme, and M. Hufnagl. “Effect of Zooplankton on Fish Larval Abundance and Distribution: A Long-Term Study on North Sea Herring (Clupea harengus).” ICES Journal of Marine Science: Journal du Conseil  (2015)

Barton, A., M. Lozier, and R. Williams. Physical Controls of Variability in North Atlantic Phytoplankton Communities. Limnology and Oceanography 60, no. 1 (2015).

Beaugrand, G*., A. Conversi, S. Chiba, M. Edwards, S. Fonda-Umani, C. Greene, N. Mantua, S. Otto, P. Reid, and M. Stachura. “Synchronous Marine Pelagic Regime Shifts in the Northern Hemisphere.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 370, no. 1659 (2015).

Beaugrand, G*., M. Edwards, V. Raybaud, E. Goberville, and R.R. Kirby. “Future Vulnerability of Marine Biodiversity Compared with Contemporary and Past Changes.” Nature Climate Change, advance online publication (2015).

Blackett, M*., C.H. Lucas, R.A. Harmer, and P. Licandro. “Population Ecology of Muggiaea atlantica (Cnidaria, Siphonophora) in the Western English Channel.” Marine Ecology Progress Series 535.

Burthe, S.J., P.A. Henrys, E.B. Mackay, B.M. Spears, R. Campbell, L. Carvalho, B. Dudley, I.D.M. Gunn, D.G. Johns, S.C. Maberly, L. May, M.A. Newell, S. Wanless, I.J. Winfield, S.J. Thackeray, and F. Daunt. “Do Early Warning Indicators Consistently Predict Nonlinear Change in Long-Term Ecological Data?”. Journal of Applied Ecology (2015).

Castellani, C., P. Licandro, E. Fileman, I. di Capua, and M.G. Mazzocchi. “Oithona similis Likes It Cool: Evidence from Two Long-Term Time Series.” Journal of Plankton Research (2015).

Chiba, S., S.D. Batten, T. Yoshiki, Y. Sasaki, K. Sasaoka, H. Sugisaki, and T. Ichikawa. “Temperature and Zooplankton Size Structure: Climate Control and Basin-Scale Comparison in the North Pacific.” Ecology and Evolution 5, no. 4 (2015).

Conversi, A., V. Dakos, A. Gårdmark, S. Ling, C. Folke, P.J. Mumby, C. Greene, M. Edwards, T. Blenckner, M. Casini, A. Pershing, and C. Möllmann. A Holistic View of Marine Regime Shifts. no. 370, 2015. Journal Article.

Decelle, J., S. Romac, R.F. Stern, E.M. Bendif, A. Zingone, S. Audic, M.D. Guiry, L. Guillou, D. Tessier, and F. Le Gall. “Phytoref: A Reference Database of the Plastidial 16s rRNA Gene of Photosynthetic Eukaryotes with Curated Taxonomy.” Molecular Ecology Resources (2015).

Edwards, M. Sea Life (Pelagic  Ecosystems). In Letcher, Trevor M., ed. Climate change: observed impacts on planet Earth. (Elsevier, 2015).

Elliott, M., Á. Borja, A. McQuatters-Gollop, K. Mazik, S. Birchenough, J.H. Andersen, S. Painting, and M. Peck. “Force Majeure: Will Climate Change Affect Our Ability to Attain Good Environmental Status for Marine Biodiversity?” Marine Pollution Bulletin. (2015).

Evariste, E., P. Claquin, J.-P. Robin, A. Auber, A. McQuatters-Gollop, and J.-C. Dauvin. “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 (2016).

Evariste, E., P. Claquin, J.-P. Robin, A. Auber, A. McQuatters-Gollop, S. Fletcher, G. Glegg, and J.-C. Dauvin. “What Did We Learn from Pegaseas Forum “Science and Governance of the Channel Marine Ecosystem”?” Marine Pollution Bulletin, (2015).

Gilbert, A.J., A. McQuatters-Gollop, O. Langmead, L. Mee, and J. Vermaat. “Visions for the North Sea: The Societal Dilemma Behind Specifying Good Environmental Status.” AMBIO 44, no. 2 (2015).

Harrison, P., A. Zingone, M. Mickelson, S. Lehtinen, N. Ramaiah, A. Kraberg, J. Sun, A. McQuatters-Gollop, and H. Jakobsen. “Cell Volumes of Marine Phytoplankton from Globally Distributed Coastal Data Sets.” Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science  (2015).

Hastie, l., J. Rasmussen, M. Angel, G. Boxshall, S. Chambers, D. Conway, S. Fielding, A. Ingvarsdottir, A. John, and S. Hay. “Zooplankton Identification Manual for North European Seas (Zimnes).” Descriptive Taxonomy: The Foundation of Biodiversity Research  (2015): 107. (M Wootton Chapter contributor in book)

Hélaouët, P., G. Beaugrand*, and G. Reygondeau. “Reliability of Spatial and Temporal Patterns of C. finmarchicus Inferred from the CPR Survey.” Journal of Marine Systems (2015).

Licandro, P., M. Blackett*, A. Fischer, A. Hosia, J. Kennedy, R.R. Kirby, K. Raab, R. Stern, and P. Tranter. “Biogeography of Jellyfish in the North Atlantic, by Traditional and Genomic Methods.” Earth System Science. Data 7, no. 2 (2015).

Hänninen, J., I. Vuorinen, M. Rajasilta, and P.C. Reid. “Response of the Baltic and North Seas to River Runoff from the Baltic Watershed – Physical and Biological Changes.” Progress in Oceanography 138, Part A (2015).

McManus, M.C., P. Licandro, and S.H. Coombs. “Is the Russell Cycle a True Cycle? Multidecadal Zooplankton and Climate Trends in the Western English Channel.” ICES Journal of Marine Science: Journal du Conseil  (2015).

McQuatters-Gollop, A., M. Edwards, P. Helaouët, D.G. Johns, N.J. Owens, D.E. Raitsos, D. Schroeder, J. Skinner, and R.F. Ster. “The Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey: How Can Long-Term Phytoplankton Datasets Contribute to the Assessment of Good Environmental Status?” Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science (2015).

Melle, W., J. Runge, E. Head, S. Plourde, C. Castellani, P. Licandr, J. Pierson, S. Jonasdottir, C. Johnson, and C. Broms. “Biogeography of Key Mesozooplankton Species in the North Atlantic, by Manual Counting Methods, and Egg Production of Calanus finmarchicus.” Earth System Science Data 7 (2015).

Molinos, J.G., B.S. Halpern, D.S. Schoeman, C.J. Brown, W. Kiessling, P.J. Moore, J.M. Pandolfi, E.S. Poloczanska, A.J. Richardson, and M.T. Burrows. “Climate Velocity and the Future Global Redistribution of Marine Biodiversity.” Nature Climate Change (2015).

Möllmann, C., C. Folke, M. Edwards, and A. Conversi. “Marine Regime Shifts around the Globe: Theory, Drivers and Impacts.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 370, no. 1659 (2015).

Montero-Serra, I., M. Edwards, and M.J. Genner. “Warming Shelf Seas Drive the Subtropicalization of European Pelagic Fish Communities.” Global Change Biology 21, no. 1 (2015).

National Research Council. “Sea Change: 2015-2025 Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences”.  Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2015.

Reid, P.C., R.E. Hari, G. Beaugrand*, D.M. Livingstone, C. Marty, D. Straile, J. Barichivich, E. Goberville, R. Adrian, Y. Aono, R. Brown, J. Foster, P. Groisman, P. Hélaouët, H.-H. Hsu, R. Kirby, J. Knight, *A. Kraberg, J. Li, T.-T. Lo, R.B. Myneni, R.P. North, J.A. Pounds, T. Sparks, R. Stübi, Y. Tian, K.H. Wiltshire, D. Xiao, and Z. Zhu. “Global Impacts of the 1980s Regime Shift.” Global Change Biology (2015).

*Rivero-Calle, S., A. Gnanadesikan, C.E. Del Castillo, W.M. Balch, and S.D. Guikema. “Multidecadal Increase in North Atlantic Coccolithophores and the Potential Role of Rising CO2.” Science 350, no. 6267 (2015).

Stern, R.F., K.T. Picard, K.M. Hamilton, A. Walne, G.A. Tarran, D. Mills, A. McQuatters-Gollop, and M. Edwards. “Novel Lineage Patterns from an Automated Water Sampler to Probe Marine Microbial Biodiversity with Ships of Opportunity.” Progress in Oceanography 137, Part B (2015).

Wilson, R.J., D.C. Speirs, and M.R. Heath. “On the Surprising Lack of Differences between Two Congeneric Calanoid Copepod Species, Calanus finmarchicus and C. helgolandicus.” Progress in Oceanography 134 (2015).

Wouters, N., V. Dakos, M. Edwards, M. Serafim, P. Valayer, and H. Cabral. “Evidencing a Regime Shift in the North Sea Using Early-Warning Signals as Indicators of Critical Transitions.” Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 152 (2015).

Yoshiki, T.M., S. Chiba, Y. Sasaki, H. Sugisaki, T. Ichikawa, and S. Batten. “Northerly Shift of Warm-Water Copepods in the Western Subarctic North Pacific: Continuous Plankton Recorder Samples (2001–2013).” Fisheries Oceanography (2015).

Zingone, A., P.J. Harrison, *A. Kraberg, S. Lehtinen, A. McQuatters-Gollop, T. O’Brien, J. Sun, and H.H. Jakobsen. “Increasing the Quality, Comparability and Accessibility of Phytoplankton Species Composition Time-Series Data.” Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science (2015).


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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