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Temperate Estuaries: their ecology under future environmental changes (2019)
Book Chapter
Ducrotoy, J., Elliott, . M., Cutts, N., Franco, A., Little, S., Mazik, K., & Wilkinson, M. (2019). Temperate Estuaries: their ecology under future environmental changes. In E. Wolanski, J. Day, M. Elliott, & R. Ramesh (Eds.), Coasts and Estuaries: The Future, 577-594. Elsevier. doi:10.1016/C2017-0-00731-0

Macrotidal temperate estuaries are naturally highly dynamic ecosystems which support internationally important ecological populations and habitats. At the same time they have long been the sites of extensive urban, industrial, and agricultural develo... Read More

A catalogue of marine biodiversity indicators (2016)
Journal Article
Teixeira, H., Berg, T., Uusitalo, L., Fürhaupter, K., Heiskanen, A., Mazik, K., …Borja, À. (2016). A catalogue of marine biodiversity indicators. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3(NOV), doi:10.3389/fmars.2016.00207

© 2016 Teixeira, Berg, Uusitalo, Fürhaupter, Heiskanen, Mazik, Lynam, Neville, Rodriguez, Papadopoulou, Moncheva, Churilova, Kryvenko, Krause-Jensen, Zaiko, Veríssimo, Pantazi, Carvalho, Patrício, Uyarra and Borja. A Catalogue of Marine Biodiversity... Read More

DPSIR-Two decades of trying to develop a unifying framework for marine environmental management? (2016)
Journal Article
Patrício, J., Elliott, M., Mazik, K., Papadopoulou, K., & Smith, C. J. (2016). DPSIR-Two decades of trying to develop a unifying framework for marine environmental management?. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3(SEP), doi:10.3389/fmars.2016.00177

© 2016 Patrício, Elliott, Mazik, Papadopoulou and Smith. Determining and assessing the links between human pressures and state-changes in marine and coastal ecosystems remains a challenge. Although there are several conceptual frameworks for describi... Read More

European marine biodiversity monitoring networks: Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (2016)
Journal Article
Patrício, J., Little, S., Mazik, K., Papadopoulou, K., Smith, C. J., Teixeira, H., …Elliott, M. (2016). European marine biodiversity monitoring networks: Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3(SEP), doi:10.3389/fmars.2016.00161

© 2016 Patrício, Little, Mazik, Papadopoulou, Smith, Teixeira, Hoffmann, Uyarra, Solaun, Zenetos, Kaboglu, Kryvenko, Churilova, Moncheva, Bucas, Borja, Hoepffner and Elliott. By 2020, European Union Member States should achieve Good Environmental Sta... Read More

Managing the marine environment, conceptual models and assessment considerations for the European marine strategy framework directive (2016)
Journal Article
Smith, C. J., Papadopoulou, K., Barnard, S., Mazik, K., Elliott, M., Patrício, J., …Borja, A. (2016). Managing the marine environment, conceptual models and assessment considerations for the European marine strategy framework directive. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3(AUG), (1-19). doi:10.3389/fmars.2016.00144. ISSN 2296-7745

Conceptual models summarize, visualize and explain actual or predicted situations and how they might be tackled. In recent years, Pressure-State-Response (P-S-R) frameworks have been central to conceptualizing marine ecosystem issues and then transla... Read More

An objective framework to test the quality of candidate indicators of good environmental status (2016)
Journal Article
Queirós, A. M., Strong, J. A., Mazik, K., Carstensen, J., Bruun, J., Somerfield, P. J., …Krause-Jensen, D. (2016). An objective framework to test the quality of candidate indicators of good environmental status. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3(MAY), (73-1-73-15). doi:10.3389/fmars.2016.00073. ISSN 2296-7745

Large efforts are on-going within the EU to prepare the Marine Strategy Framework Directive's (MSFD) assessment of the environmental status of the European seas. This assessment will only be as good as the indicators chosen to monitor the 11 descript... Read More

Ecoengineering with Ecohydrology: Successes and failures in estuarine restoration (2016)
Journal Article
Elliott, M., Mander, L., Mazik, K., Simenstad, C., Valesini, F., Whitfield, A., & Wolanski, E. (2016). Ecoengineering with Ecohydrology: Successes and failures in estuarine restoration. Estuarine, coastal and shelf science, 176(5), 12-35. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2016.04.003

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd. Ecological Engineering (or Ecoengineering) is increasingly used in estuaries to re-create and restore ecosystems degraded by human activities, including reduced water flow or land poldered for agricultural use. Here we focus on e... Read More

Using ecological models to assess ecosystem status in support of the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive (2015)
Journal Article
Piroddi, C., Teixeira, H., Lynam, C. P., Smith, C., Alvarez, M. C., Mazik, K., …Uyarra, M. C. (2015). Using ecological models to assess ecosystem status in support of the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Ecological Indicators, 58, 175-191. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.05.037

© 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. The European Union's Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) seeks to achieve, for all European seas, "Good Environmental Status" (GEnS), by 2020. Ecological models are currently one of the strongest... Read More

Force majeure: Will climate change affect our ability to attain Good Environmental Status for marine biodiversity? (2015)
Journal Article
Elliott, M., Borja, Á., McQuatters-Gollop, A., Mazik, K., Birchenough, S., Andersen, J. H., …Peck, M. (2015). Force majeure: Will climate change affect our ability to attain Good Environmental Status for marine biodiversity?. Marine pollution bulletin, 95(1), 7-27. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.03.015

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. The EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) requires that Good Environmental Status (GEnS), is achieved for European seas by 2020. These may deviate from GEnS, its 11 Descriptors, targets and baselines, due to endogenic man... Read More

Marine biodiversity and ecosystem function relationships: The potential for practical monitoring applications (2015)
Journal Article
Papadoyoulou, N., Patricio, J., Queiros, A. M., Strong, J. A., Andonegi, E., Bizsel, K. C., …Solaun, O. (2015). Marine biodiversity and ecosystem function relationships: The potential for practical monitoring applications. Estuarine, coastal and shelf science, 161, (46-64). doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2015.04.008. ISSN 0272-7714

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. There is an increasing demand for environmental assessments of the marine environment to include ecosystem function. However, existing schemes are predominantly based on taxonomic (i.e. structural) measures of biodiversity. Biodi... Read More

Behavioural effects of hypersaline exposure on the lobster Homarus gammarus (L) and the crab Cancer pagurus (L) (2014)
Journal Article
Smyth, K., Mazik, K., & Elliott, M. (2014). Behavioural effects of hypersaline exposure on the lobster Homarus gammarus (L) and the crab Cancer pagurus (L). Journal of experimental marine biology and ecology, 457, 208-214. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2014.04.016

There is scarce existing information in the literature regarding the responses of any marine species, especially commercially valuable decapod crustaceans, to hypersalinity. Hypersaline discharges due to solute mining and desalination are increasing... Read More

The riddle of the sands: How population dynamics explains causes of high bivalve mortality (2013)
Journal Article
Callaway, R., Burdon, D., Deasey, A., Mazik, K., & Elliott, M. (2013). The riddle of the sands: How population dynamics explains causes of high bivalve mortality. The journal of applied ecology, 50(4), 1050-1059. doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12114

Large-scale bivalve mortalities in estuarine and coastal habitats are a major environmental and economic concern. They may have obvious causes such as extremely cold winter temperatures, but in the absence of an apparent chain of cause and effect, a... Read More

Is ‘minimising the footprint’ an effective intervention to maximise the recovery of intertidal sediments from disturbance? Phase 1: Literature review (2013)
Report
Smyth, K., & Mazik, K. (2013). Is ‘minimising the footprint’ an effective intervention to maximise the recovery of intertidal sediments from disturbance? Phase 1: Literature review. England: Natural England

Intertidal sediment habitats and the communities they support can be subject to significant physical disturbance resulting from both natural processes and anthropogenic activities (e.g. intertidal fishing activities, construction work and recreationa... Read More

Rame Head Environmental Impact study: Review of Evidence (2011)
Report
Mazik, K., & Elliott, M. (2011). Rame Head Environmental Impact study: Review of Evidence. DEFRA

Dredging, and the disposal of dredged material, are activities essential to the maintenance of navigable waterways and to the construction and operating of ports and harbours. The activities must comply with the OSPAR Convention, relating to north-we... Read More

New compounds, sexual differences, and age-related variations in the femoral gland secretions of the lacertid lizard Acanthodactylus boskianus (2011)
Journal Article
Khannoon, E. R., Flachsbarth, B., El-Gendy, A., Mazik, K., Hardege, J. D., & Schulz, S. (2011). New compounds, sexual differences, and age-related variations in the femoral gland secretions of the lacertid lizard Acanthodactylus boskianus. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 39(2), (95-101). doi:10.1016/j.bse.2011.01.008. ISSN 0305-1978

Integumental gland secretions in lizards have been postulated to play a role as semiochemicals, but few studies have analysed the chemical nature of the gland secretions used in communication. We analysed the femoral gland secretions of Acanthodactyl... Read More

Biological responses to contaminants in the Humber Estuary: disentangling complex relationships (2011)
Journal Article
García-Alonso, J., Greenway, G. M., Munshi, A., Gómez, J., Knight, A. W., Hardege, J. D., …Elliott, M. (2011). Biological responses to contaminants in the Humber Estuary: disentangling complex relationships. Marine environmental research, 71(4), (295-303). doi:10.1016/j.marenvres.2011.02.004. ISSN 0141-1136

Due to the ecological importance of estuaries, it is necessary to understand the biological effects that potentially toxic contaminants induce in bioindicator species. A key aspect is whether effects at lower levels of biological organisation transfe... Read More

Response of single benthic metrics and multi-metric methods to anthropogenic pressure gradients, in five distinct European coastal and transitional ecosystems (2011)
Journal Article
Borja, A., Barbone, E., Basset, A., Borgersen, G., Brkljacic, M., Elliott, M., …Trayanova, A. (2011). Response of single benthic metrics and multi-metric methods to anthropogenic pressure gradients, in five distinct European coastal and transitional ecosystems. Marine pollution bulletin, 62(3), (499-513). doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2010.12.009. ISSN 0025-326X

In recent times many benthic indices have been proposed to assess the ecological quality of marine waters worldwide. In this study we compared single metrics and multi-metric methods to assess coastal and transitional benthic status along human press... Read More

Managed realignment as compensation for the loss of intertidal mudflat: A short term solution to a long term problem? (2010)
Journal Article
Mazik, K., Musk, W., Dawes, O., Solyanko, K., Brown, S., Mander, L., & Elliott, M. (2010). Managed realignment as compensation for the loss of intertidal mudflat: A short term solution to a long term problem?. Estuarine, coastal and shelf science, 90(1), (11-20). doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2010.07.009. ISSN 0272-7714

Intertidal mudflats are critical to the functional ecology of estuaries yet large areas are being lost as a result of land claim, erosion and coastal squeeze. This study examines whether managed realignment (at Paull Holme Strays, Humber estuary) can... Read More

Accurate quantification of the influence of benthic macro- and meio-fauna on the geometric properties of estuarine muds by micro computer tomography (2007)
Journal Article
Elliott, M., Fagan, M. J., Mazik, K., Curtis, N., & Taft, S. (2008). Accurate quantification of the influence of benthic macro- and meio-fauna on the geometric properties of estuarine muds by micro computer tomography. Journal of experimental marine biology and ecology, 354(2), (192-201). doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2007.11.006. ISSN 0022-0981

This paper describes the novel application of high resolution micro computer tomography (microCT) to the quantification of the properties of marine biogenic structures. CT scanning has been used to examine sediments in the past but the resolution of... Read More

Physical and biological development of a newly breached managed realignment site, Humber estuary, UK (2007)
Journal Article
Mazik, K., Smith, J. E., Leighton, A., & Elliott, M. (2007). Physical and biological development of a newly breached managed realignment site, Humber estuary, UK. Marine pollution bulletin, 55(10-12), (564-578). doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2007.09.017. ISSN 0025-326X

As part of the Humber flood defence upgrade works (Urgent works) undertaken by the Environment Agency, the Paull Holme Strays site was identified as one of twelve potential managed realignment sites within the Humber catchment. The site was breached... Read More