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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

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)
Journal Article
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

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

A decline in primary production in the North Sea over 25 years, associated with reductions in zooplankton abundance and fish stock recruitment (2017)
Journal Article
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. doi: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

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

The value of remote sensing techniques in supporting effective extrapolation across multiple marine spatial scales (2017)
Journal Article
Strong, J. A., & Elliott, M. (2017). The value of remote sensing techniques in supporting effective extrapolation across multiple marine spatial scales. Marine pollution bulletin, 116(1-2), (405-419). doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.01.028. ISSN 0025-326X

The reporting of ecological phenomena and environmental status routinely required point observations, collected with traditional sampling approaches to be extrapolated to larger reporting scales. This process encompasses difficulties that can quickly... 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

The matrix revisited: a bird's-eye view of marine ecosystem service provision (2016)
Journal Article
Burdon, D., Potts, T., Barbone, C., & Mander, L. (2017). The matrix revisited: a bird's-eye view of marine ecosystem service provision. Marine Policy, 77, (78-89). doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2016.12.015. ISSN 0308-597x

The marine environment provides a range of ecosystem services and benefits for society. A previous study in Marine Policy (Potts et al., 2014) advocated a matrix approach to demonstrate the relative degree of ecosystem service provision from habitats... Read More

A typology of stakeholders and guidelines for engagement in transdisciplinary, participatory processes (2016)
Journal Article
Elliott, M., & Newton, A. (2016). A typology of stakeholders and guidelines for engagement in transdisciplinary, participatory processes. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3(NOV), doi:10.3389/fmars.2016.00230. ISSN 2296-7745

© 2016 Newton and Elliott. This paper fulfils a gap in environmental management by producing a typology of stakeholders for effective participatory processes and co-design of solutions to complex social–environmental issues and then uses this typolog... Read More

A review of Australian approaches for monitoring, assessing and reporting estuarine condition: I. International context and evaluation criteria (2016)
Journal Article
Elliott, M., Hallett, C. S., & Valesini, F. (2016). A review of Australian approaches for monitoring, assessing and reporting estuarine condition: I. International context and evaluation criteria. Environmental science & policy, 66, (260-269). doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2016.07.014. ISSN 1462-9011

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd Given the immeasurable value of estuaries and their severe and growing pressures, sound understanding and reporting of estuarine condition is essential for their effective management and sustainable development. In light of this,... 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

Assessing costs and benefits of measures to achieve good environmental status in European regional seas: challenges, opportunities, and lessons learnt (2016)
Journal Article
Börger, T., Broszeit, S., Ahtiainen, H., Atkins, J. P., Burdon, D., Luisetti, T., …Austen, M. C. (2016). Assessing costs and benefits of measures to achieve good environmental status in European regional seas: challenges, opportunities, and lessons learnt. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3(OCT), doi:10.3389/fmars.2016.00192

The EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) requires Member States to assess the costs and benefits of Programmes of Measures (PoMs) put in place to ensure that European marine waters achieve Good Environmental Status by 2020. An interdisciplin... 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

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

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