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Expanding the role of participatory mapping to assess ecosystem service provision in local coastal environments (2019)
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Burdon, D., Potts, T., McKinley, E., Lew, S., Shilland, R., Gormley, K., …Forster, R. (2019). Expanding the role of participatory mapping to assess ecosystem service provision in local coastal environments. Ecosystem Services, 39, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2019.101009

There has been increasing international effort to better understand the diversity and quality of marine natural capital, ecosystem services and their associated societal benefits. However, there is an evidence gap as to how these benefits are identif... Read More about Expanding the role of participatory mapping to assess ecosystem service provision in local coastal environments.

Handheld portable FTIR spectroscopy for the triage of micro and meso sized plastics in the marine environment incorporating an accelerated weathering study and an aging estimation (2019)
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McCumskay, R., Tang, P. L., Mckumskay, R., Rogerson, M., Waller, C., & Forster, R. (2019). Handheld portable FTIR spectroscopy for the triage of micro and meso sized plastics in the marine environment incorporating an accelerated weathering study and an aging estimation. Spectroscopy, 34(2), 54-60

Debris in the marine environment can be either natural, such as floating vegetation or volcanic ash deposits, or man-made. The man-made human sources cover the whole gamut of material types, from sewage, glass, mineral, fabric and, of increasing conc... Read More about Handheld portable FTIR spectroscopy for the triage of micro and meso sized plastics in the marine environment incorporating an accelerated weathering study and an aging estimation.

A decline in primary production in the North Sea over 25 years, associated with reductions in zooplankton abundance and fish stock recruitment (2017)
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Capuzzo, E., Lynam, C. P., Barry, J., Stephens, D., Forster, R. M., Greenwood, N., …Engelhard, G. H. (2018). A decline in primary production in the North Sea over 25 years, associated with reductions in zooplankton abundance and fish stock recruitment. Global change biology, 24(1), e352-e364. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13916

Phytoplankton primary production is at the base of the marine food web; changes in primary production have direct or indirect effects on higher trophic levels, from zooplankton organisms to marine mammals and seabirds. Here, we present a new time-ser... Read More about A decline in primary production in the North Sea over 25 years, associated with reductions in zooplankton abundance and fish stock recruitment.

Habitat loss and gain: Influence on habitat attractiveness for estuarine fish communities (2017)
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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 about Habitat loss and gain: Influence on habitat attractiveness for estuarine fish communities.

Is climate change an unforeseen, irresistible and external factor – A force majeure in marine environmental law? (2016)
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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 . https://doi.org/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 about Is climate change an unforeseen, irresistible and external factor – A force majeure in marine environmental law?.

Benthic monitoring and sampling design and effort to detect spatial changes: A case study using data from offshore wind farm sites (2015)
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Franco, A., Quintino, V., & Elliott, M. (2015). Benthic monitoring and sampling design and effort to detect spatial changes: A case study using data from offshore wind farm sites. Ecological Indicators, 57, 298-304 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.04.040

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. The exploitation of renewable energies, in particular offshore wind farms (OWFs), is an expanding sector which involves activities that may adversely affect the marine benthic ecology. Fit-for-purpose monitor... Read More about Benthic monitoring and sampling design and effort to detect spatial changes: A case study using data from offshore wind farm sites.

The 10-tenets of adaptive management and sustainability: an holistic framework for understanding and managing the socio-ecological system (2015)
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Barnard, S., & Elliott, M. (2015). The 10-tenets of adaptive management and sustainability: an holistic framework for understanding and managing the socio-ecological system. Environmental science & policy, 51, 181-191 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2015.04.008

The three basic principles of sustainable development, relating to ecology, economy and society, have long been embedded within national and international strategies. In recent years we have augmented these principles by a further seven consideration... Read More about The 10-tenets of adaptive management and sustainability: an holistic framework for understanding and managing the socio-ecological system.

Marine ecosystem services: Linking indicators to their classification (2014)
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Hattam, C., Atkins, J. P., Beaumont, N., Börger, T., Böhnke-Henrichs, A., Burdon, D., …Austen, M. C. (2015). Marine ecosystem services: Linking indicators to their classification. Ecological Indicators, 49, 61-75 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.09.026

© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. There is a multitude of ecosystem service classifications available within the literature, each with its own advantages and drawbacks. Elements of them have been used to tailor a generic ecosystem service cla... Read More about Marine ecosystem services: Linking indicators to their classification.

Marine legislation - the ultimate 'horrendogram': international law, European directives and national implementation (2014)
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Boyes, S. J., & Elliott, M. (2014). Marine legislation - the ultimate 'horrendogram': international law, European directives and national implementation. Marine pollution bulletin, 86(1-2), 39-47 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.06.055

The EU is a pre-eminent player in sustainable development, adopting more than 200 pieces of legislation that have direct repercussions for marine environmental policy and management. Over five decades, measures have aimed to protect the marine enviro... Read More about Marine legislation - the ultimate 'horrendogram': international law, European directives and national implementation.

The excessive complexity of national marine governance systems - Has this decreased in England since the introduction of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009? (2014)
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Boyes, S. J., & Elliott, M. (2015). The excessive complexity of national marine governance systems - Has this decreased in England since the introduction of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009?. Marine Policy, 51(January), 57-65 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2014.07.019

With successive Government restructuring and the introduction of the Marine and Coastal Access Act in 2009, this paper revisits a previous set of organograms created in 2006 indicating the government departments with responsibilities relating to the... Read More about The excessive complexity of national marine governance systems - Has this decreased in England since the introduction of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009?.

Behavioural effects of hypersaline exposure on the lobster Homarus gammarus (L) and the crab Cancer pagurus (L) (2014)
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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 . https://doi.org/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 about Behavioural effects of hypersaline exposure on the lobster Homarus gammarus (L) and the crab Cancer pagurus (L).

Sensitivity analysis to explore responsiveness and dynamic range of multi-metric fish-based indices for assessing the ecological status of estuaries and lagoons (2012)
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Alvarez, M. C., Franco, A., Pérez-Domínguez, R., & Elliott, M. (2013). Sensitivity analysis to explore responsiveness and dynamic range of multi-metric fish-based indices for assessing the ecological status of estuaries and lagoons. Hydrobiologia, 704(1), 347-362. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-012-1314-7

Fish-based multi-metric indices are an integral tool in implementing effective water policy initiatives for transitional waters. This study analysed the behaviour of three fish indices (TFCI in the UK, ELFI in France and EFAI in Portugal) developed f... Read More about Sensitivity analysis to explore responsiveness and dynamic range of multi-metric fish-based indices for assessing the ecological status of estuaries and lagoons.