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Recovery of benthic communities following the Toarcian oceanic anoxic event in the Cleveland Basin, UK (2019)
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Caswell, B. A., & Dawn, S. J. (2019). Recovery of benthic communities following the Toarcian oceanic anoxic event in the Cleveland Basin, UK. Palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology, 521, 114-126. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2019.02.014

During the Toarcian oceanic anoxic event (OAE) considerable environmental changes occurred that were associated with global warming, perturbations to the C-cycle and ocean deoxygenation which resulted in a mass extinction of marine fauna. Recovery of... Read More about Recovery of benthic communities following the Toarcian oceanic anoxic event in the Cleveland Basin, UK.

An ecological status indicator for all time: Are AMBI and M-AMBI effective indicators of change in deep time? (2019)
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Caswell, B. A., Frid, C. L., & Borja, A. (2019). An ecological status indicator for all time: Are AMBI and M-AMBI effective indicators of change in deep time?. Marine pollution bulletin, 140, 472-484. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.01.068

Increasingly environmental management seeks to limit the impacts of human activities on ecosystems relative to some ‘reference’ condition, which is often the presumed pre-impacted state, however such information is limited. We explore how marine ecos... Read More about An ecological status indicator for all time: Are AMBI and M-AMBI effective indicators of change in deep time?.

Ecological functioning of mudflats: Global analysis reveals both regional differences and widespread conservation of functioning (2018)
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Dissanayake, N. G., Frid, C. L., Drylie, T. P., & Caswell, B. A. (2018). Ecological functioning of mudflats: Global analysis reveals both regional differences and widespread conservation of functioning. Marine ecology progress series, 604, 1-20. doi:10.3354/meps12728

Mudflats—unvegetated, soft-sediment, intertidal habitats—support macrofaunal assemblages that contribute to a number of important ecosystem functions (e.g. food for fish and birds, nutrient and Ccycling). These habitats are widespread but are threate... Read More about Ecological functioning of mudflats: Global analysis reveals both regional differences and widespread conservation of functioning.

Seafloor ecological functioning over two decades of organic enrichment (2018)
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Caswell, B. A., Paine, M., & Frid, C. L. (2018). Seafloor ecological functioning over two decades of organic enrichment. Marine pollution bulletin, 136, 212-229. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.08.041

Climate change and anthropogenic nutrient enrichment are driving rapid increases in ocean deoxygenation, these changes cause biodiversity loss and have severe consequences for marine ecosystem functioning and in turn the delivery of ecosystem service... Read More about Seafloor ecological functioning over two decades of organic enrichment.

Marine ecosystem resilience during extreme deoxygenation: the Early Jurassic oceanic anoxic event (2016)
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Caswell, B. A., & Frid, C. L. (2017). Marine ecosystem resilience during extreme deoxygenation: the Early Jurassic oceanic anoxic event. Oecologia, 183(1), 275-290. doi:10.1007/s00442-016-3747-6

Global warming during the Early Jurassic, and associated widespread ocean deoxygenation, was comparable in scale with the changes projected for the next century. This study quantifies the impact of severe global environmental change on the biological... Read More about Marine ecosystem resilience during extreme deoxygenation: the Early Jurassic oceanic anoxic event.

Does ecological redundancy maintain functioning of marine benthos on centennial to millennial time scales? (2016)
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Frid, C. L. J., & Caswell, B. A. (2016). Does ecological redundancy maintain functioning of marine benthos on centennial to millennial time scales?. Marine Ecology, 37(2), 392-410. doi:10.1111/maec.12297

Predicting the ability of the biosphere to continue to deliver ecosystem services in the face of biodiversity loss and environmental change is a major challenge. The results of short‐term and small‐scale experimental studies are both equivocal and di... Read More about Does ecological redundancy maintain functioning of marine benthos on centennial to millennial time scales?.

Is long-term ecological functioning stable: The case of the marine benthos? (2015)
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Frid, C., & Caswell, B. (2015). Is long-term ecological functioning stable: The case of the marine benthos?. Journal of Sea Research, 98, 15-23. doi:10.1016/j.seares.2014.08.003

It is widely acknowledged that human activities are contributing to substantial biodiversity loss and that this threatens ecological processes underpinning human exploitation of ‘ecosystem services’ (defined by the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment as... Read More about Is long-term ecological functioning stable: The case of the marine benthos?.

The impact of anoxia on pelagic macrofauna during the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event (Early Jurassic) (2014)
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Caswell, B. A., & Coe, A. L. (2014). The impact of anoxia on pelagic macrofauna during the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event (Early Jurassic). Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 125(4), 383-391. doi:10.1016/j.pgeola.2014.06.001

Extreme environmental change during the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event had widespread impacts on marine biota. This study provides new evidence, from the Yorkshire coast sections, UK, that the event was associated with periods of elevated fish and amm... Read More about The impact of anoxia on pelagic macrofauna during the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event (Early Jurassic).