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Debunking paradigms in estuarine fish species richness (2019)
Journal Article
Waugh, A., Elliott, M., & Franco, A. (2019). Debunking paradigms in estuarine fish species richness. Marine ecology progress series, 613, 125-138. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12883

The comparison of species complements within and between habitats and geographical areas is a fundamental aspect of ecological assessments. However, many influences resulting from variability in sampling and data analysis often hinder the ability to... Read More

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

Oil and gas infrastructure decommissioning in marine protected areas: System complexity, analysis and challenges (2018)
Journal Article
Burdon, D., Barnard, S., Boyes, S. J., & Elliott, M. (2018). Oil and gas infrastructure decommissioning in marine protected areas: System complexity, analysis and challenges. Marine pollution bulletin, 135, (739-758). doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.07.077. ISSN 0025-326X

Many offshore oil and gas production facilities are nearing the end of their operational life, with decommissioning now becoming a global challenge. The compatibility of decommissioning operations to marine protected areas (MPAs) creates further chal... Read More

A proposed interdisciplinary framework for the environmental management of water and air-borne emissions in maritime logistics (2018)
Journal Article
Grant, D. B., & Elliott, M. (2018). A proposed interdisciplinary framework for the environmental management of water and air-borne emissions in maritime logistics. Ocean and Coastal Management, 163, 162-172. doi:10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.06.011

This paper develops and tests a conceptual environmental risk assessment and management framework to guide businesses and other stakeholders, including government, in defining and addressing potential environmental problems in ocean shipping and port... Read More

Report on the species responses to climate-related factors, and their interactions. CERES (Climate change and European aquatic RESources) Project (EU, Horizon 2020 - BG-02-2015 Forecasting and anticipating effects of climate change on fisheries and aquacu (2018)
Report
Catalan, I., Morales-Non, B., Dominguez, P., Kamermans, P., Auch, D., Reglero, P., …Peck, M. (2018). Report on the species responses to climate-related factors, and their interactions. CERES (Climate change and European aquatic RESources) Project (EU, Horizon 2020 - BG-02-2015 Forecasting and anticipating effects of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture). Deliverable D2.1, April 2018. EU: European Commission

Habitat loss and gain: Influence on habitat attractiveness for estuarine fish communities (2017)
Journal Article
Amorim, E., Ramos, S., Elliott, M., Franco, A., & Bordalo, A. A. (2017). Habitat loss and gain: Influence on habitat attractiveness for estuarine fish communities. Estuarine, coastal and shelf science, 197, 244-257. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2017.08.043

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd Habitat structure and complexity influence the structuring and functioning of fish communities. Habitat changes are one of the main pressures affecting estuarine systems worldwide, yet the degree and rate of change and its impact... Read More

“And DPSIR begat DAPSI(W)R(M)!” - A unifying framework for marine environmental management (2017)
Journal Article
Elliott, M., Burdon, D., Atkins, J., Borja, A., Cormier, R., de Jonge, V., & Turner, R. (2017). “And DPSIR begat DAPSI(W)R(M)!” - A unifying framework for marine environmental management. Marine pollution bulletin, 118(1-2), 27-40. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.03.049

The marine environment is a complex system formed by interactions between ecological structure and functioning, physico-chemical processes and socio-economic systems. An increase in competing marine uses and users requires a holistic approach to mari... Read More

Migration flyway of the Mediterranean breeding Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis emigratus (2016)
Journal Article
Hamza, A., Baccetti, N., Sultana, J., Yahia, J., Zantello, M., de Faveri, A., …Elliott, M. (2017). Migration flyway of the Mediterranean breeding Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis emigratus. The Ostrich, 88(1), 53-58. doi:10.2989/00306525.2016.1231139

© 2016 NISC (Pty) Ltd. The Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis emigratus breeding population in the Mediterranean is found exclusively in Libya, on the two coastal islands of Gara and Elba and one wetland on the mainland coast at Benghazi. In... Read More

What is marine biodiversity? Towards common concepts and their implications for assessing biodiversity status (2016)
Journal Article
Cochrane, S. K. J., Andersen, J. H., Renaud, P. E., Elliott, M., Andersen, J., Berg, T., …Renaud, P. (2016). What is marine biodiversity? Towards common concepts and their implications for assessing biodiversity status. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3(DEC), doi:10.3389/fmars.2016.00248

Biodiversity' is one of the most common keywords used in environmental sciences, spanning from research to management, nature conservation, and consultancy. Despite this, our understanding of the underlying concepts varies greatly, between and within... Read More

Use of baited remote underwater video (BRUV) and motion analysis for studying the impacts of underwater noise upon free ranging fish and implications for marine energy management (2016)
Journal Article
Roberts, L., Pérez-Domínguez, R., & Elliott, M. (2016). Use of baited remote underwater video (BRUV) and motion analysis for studying the impacts of underwater noise upon free ranging fish and implications for marine energy management. Marine pollution bulletin, 112(1-2), 75-85. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.08.039

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd Free-ranging individual fish were observed using a baited remote underwater video (BRUV) system during sound playback experiments. This paper reports on test trials exploring BRUV design parameters, image analysis and practical ex... Read More

Is climate change an unforeseen, irresistible and external factor – A force majeure in marine environmental law? (2016)
Journal Article
Saul, R., Barnes, R., & Elliott, M. (2016). Is climate change an unforeseen, irresistible and external factor – A force majeure in marine environmental law?. Marine pollution bulletin, 113(1-2), 25-35. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.06.074

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd Several environmental laws include provisions on natural causes or force majeure, which except States from their commitments if it can be proven that the failure to meet the commitment is due to factors outside their control. The... 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

Bridging the gap between policy and science in assessing the health status of marine ecosystems (2016)
Journal Article
Mea, M., Newton, A., Patrício, J., Uusitalo, L., Uyarra, M. C., Wilson, C., …Snelgrove, P. V. R. (2016). Bridging the gap between policy and science in assessing the health status of marine ecosystems. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3(SEP), doi:10.3389/fmars.2016.00175. ISSN 2296-7745

Human activities, both established and emerging, increasingly affect the provision of marine ecosystem services that deliver societal and economic benefits. Monitoring the status of marine ecosystems and determining how human activities change their... 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

Brexit: The marine governance horrendogram just got more horrendous! (2016)
Journal Article
Boyes, S. J., & Elliott, M. (2016). Brexit: The marine governance horrendogram just got more horrendous!. Marine pollution bulletin, 111(1-2), (41-44). doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.08.020. ISSN 0025-326X

On Thursday 23rd June 2016, the British people voted in a referendum on the following question: ‘Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?’ Of the 33,551,983 who voted, 51.9% (17,410,742) voted to le... Read More

A review of Australian approaches for monitoring, assessing and reporting estuarine condition: III. Evaluation against international best practice and recommendations for the future (2016)
Journal Article
Hallett, C. S., Valesini, F., & Elliott, M. (2016). A review of Australian approaches for monitoring, assessing and reporting estuarine condition: III. Evaluation against international best practice and recommendations for the future. Environmental science & policy, 66, 282-291. doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2016.07.015

In this final component of a three-part review, we present a national synthesis and evaluation of approaches for monitoring, assessing and reporting estuarine condition across Australia. Progress is evaluated against objective criteria that together... Read More

Is existing legislation fit-for-purpose to achieve Good Environmental Status in European seas? (2016)
Journal Article
Boyes, S. J., Elliott, M., Murillas-Maza, A., Papadopoulou, N., & Uyarra, M. C. (2016). Is existing legislation fit-for-purpose to achieve Good Environmental Status in European seas?. Marine pollution bulletin, 111(1-2), 18-32. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.06.079

Recent additions to marine environmental legislation are usually designed to fill gaps in protection and management, build on existing practices or correct deficiencies in previous instruments. Article 13 of the European Marine Strategy Framework Dir... Read More

Prevent misuse of eco-compensation (2016)
Journal Article
Elliott, M., & Fang, Q. (2016). Prevent misuse of eco-compensation. Nature, 533(7603), 321-321. https://doi.org/10.1038/533321a