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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.

On the causes of pulsing in continuous turbidity currents (2018)
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Kostaschuk, R., Nasr-Azadani, M. M., Meiburg, E., Wei, T., Chen, Z., Negretti, M. E., …Parsons, D. R. (2018). On the causes of pulsing in continuous turbidity currents. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 123(11), 2827-2843. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JF004719

Velocity pulsing has previously been observed in continuous turbidity currents in lakes and reservoirs, even though the input flow is steady. Several different mechanisms have been ascribed to the generation of these fluctuations, including Rayleigh‐... Read More about On the causes of pulsing in continuous turbidity currents.

The effects of temporary exclusion of activity due to wind farm construction on a lobster (Homarus gammarus) fishery suggests a potential management approach (2018)
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Roach, M., Cohen, M., Forster, R., Revill, A. S., & Johnson, M. (2018). The effects of temporary exclusion of activity due to wind farm construction on a lobster (Homarus gammarus) fishery suggests a potential management approach. ICES journal of marine science : journal du conseil, 75(4), 1416-1426. https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsy006

Offshore wind farms form an important part of many countries strategy for responding to the threat of climate change but their development can conflict with other offshore activities. Static gear fisheries targeting sedentary benthic species are par... Read More about The effects of temporary exclusion of activity due to wind farm construction on a lobster (Homarus gammarus) fishery suggests a potential management approach.

Needle in a haystack? A comparison of eDNA metabarcoding and targeted qPCR for detection of the great crested newt (Triturus cristatus) (2018)
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Harper, L. R., Lawson Handley, L., Hahn, C., Boonham, N., Rees, H. C., Gough, K. C., …Hänfling, B. (2018). Needle in a haystack? A comparison of eDNA metabarcoding and targeted qPCR for detection of the great crested newt (Triturus cristatus). Ecology and Evolution, 8(12), 6330-6341. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4013

Environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis is a rapid, cost‐effective, non‐invasive biodiversity monitoring tool which utilises DNA left behind in the environment by organisms for species detection. The method is used as a species‐specific survey tool for rar... Read More about Needle in a haystack? A comparison of eDNA metabarcoding and targeted qPCR for detection of the great crested newt (Triturus cristatus).

Mixed phylogenetic signal in fish toxicity data across chemical classes (2018)
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Hylton, A., Chiari, Y., Capellini, I., Barron, M. G., & Glaberman, S. (2018). Mixed phylogenetic signal in fish toxicity data across chemical classes. Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America, 28(3), 605-611. https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.1698

Chemical use in society is growing rapidly and is one of the five major pressures on biodiversity worldwide. Since empirical toxicity studies of pollutants generally focus on a handful of model organisms, reliable approaches are needed to assess sens... Read More about Mixed phylogenetic signal in fish toxicity data across chemical classes.

Improving estuary models by reducing uncertainties associated with river flows (2018)
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Robins, P. E., Lewis, M. J., Freer, J., Cooper, D. M., Skinner, C. J., & Coulthard, T. J. (2018). Improving estuary models by reducing uncertainties associated with river flows. Estuarine, coastal and shelf science, 207, 63-73 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2018.02.015

© 2018 The Authors To mitigate against future changes to estuaries such as water quality, catchment and estuary models can be coupled to simulate the transport of harmful pathogenic viruses, pollutants and nutrients from their terrestrial sources, th... Read More about Improving estuary models by reducing uncertainties associated with river flows.

Climate change, the green economy and reimagining the city: the case of structurally disadvantaged European maritime port cities (2017)
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Jonas, A. E. G., Wurzel, R. K., Monaghan, E., & Osthorst, W. (2017). Climate change, the green economy and reimagining the city: the case of structurally disadvantaged European maritime port cities. Die Erde : Zeitschrift der Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Berlin, 148(4), 197-211. https://doi.org/10.12854/erde-148-49

The concept of the New Environmental Politics of Urban Development (NEPUD) examines the impact of international and national environmental regulation on the politics of urban development. The NEPUD concept emerged from case studies of environmental g... Read More about Climate change, the green economy and reimagining the city: the case of structurally disadvantaged European maritime port cities.

A General Model for the Helical Structure of Geophysical Flows in Channel Bends (2017)
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Azpiroz-Zabala, M., Cartigny, M. J. B., Sumner, E. J., Clare, M. A., Talling, P. J., Parsons, D. R., & Cooper, C. (2017). A General Model for the Helical Structure of Geophysical Flows in Channel Bends. Geophysical research letters, 44(23), 11,932-11,941. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017gl075721

Meandering channels formed by geophysical flows (e.g., rivers and seafloor turbidity currents) include the most extensive sediment transport systems on Earth. Previous measurements from rivers show how helical flow at meander bends plays a key role i... Read More about A General Model for the Helical Structure of Geophysical Flows in Channel Bends.

Newly recognized turbidity current structure can explain prolonged flushing of submarine canyons (2017)
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Azpiroz-Zabala, M., Cartigny, M. J. B., Talling, P. J., Parsons, D. R., Sumner, E. J., Clare, M. A., …Pope, E. L. (2017). Newly recognized turbidity current structure can explain prolonged flushing of submarine canyons. Science Advances, 3(10), https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.1700200

Seabed-hugging flows called turbidity currents are the volumetrically most important process transporting sediment across our planet and form its largest sediment accumulations. We seek to understand the internal structure and behavior of turbidity c... Read More about Newly recognized turbidity current structure can explain prolonged flushing of submarine canyons.

Nonlinear Modeling and Verification of a Heaving Point Absorber for Wave Energy Conversion (2017)
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Guo, B., Patton, R., Jin, S., Gilbert, J., & Parsons, D. (2017). Nonlinear Modeling and Verification of a Heaving Point Absorber for Wave Energy Conversion. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 9(1), 453-461. https://doi.org/10.1109/tste.2017.2741341

Although the heaving Point Absorber (PA) concept is well known in wave energy conversion research, few studies focus on appropriate modelling of non-linear fluid viscous and mechanical friction dynamics. Even though these concepts are known to have n... Read More about Nonlinear Modeling and Verification of a Heaving Point Absorber for Wave Energy Conversion.

Seasonality of Holocene hydroclimate in the Eastern Mediterranean reconstructed using the oxygen isotope composition of carbonates and diatoms from Lake Nar, central Turkey (2017)
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Dean, J. R., Jones, M. D., Leng, M. J., Sloane, H. J., Eastwood, W. J., Roberts, C. N., …Sloane, H. (2018). Seasonality of Holocene hydroclimate in the Eastern Mediterranean reconstructed using the oxygen isotope composition of carbonates and diatoms from Lake Nar, central Turkey. Holocene, 28(2), 267-276 . https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683617721326

A positive shift in the oxygen isotope composition (δ¹⁸O) of lake carbonates in the Eastern Mediterranean from the early to late Holocene is usually interpreted as a change to drier (reduced precipitation and evaporation (P/E)) conditions. However, i... Read More about Seasonality of Holocene hydroclimate in the Eastern Mediterranean reconstructed using the oxygen isotope composition of carbonates and diatoms from Lake Nar, central Turkey.

Climate variability in SE Europe since 1450 AD based on a varved sediment record from Etoliko Lagoon (Western Greece) (2017)
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Reed, J. M., Zacharias, L., Pross, J., Koutsodendris, A., Brauer, A., Reed, J., …Pross, J. (2017). Climate variability in SE Europe since 1450 AD based on a varved sediment record from Etoliko Lagoon (Western Greece). Quaternary science reviews, 159, 63-76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.01.010

To achieve deeper understanding of climate variability during the last millennium in SE Europe, we report new sedimentological and paleoecological data from Etoliko Lagoon, Western Greece. The record represents the southernmost annually laminated (i.... Read More about Climate variability in SE Europe since 1450 AD based on a varved sediment record from Etoliko Lagoon (Western Greece).

An extensive anoxic event in the Triassic of the South China Block : a pyrite framboid study form Dajiang and its implications for the cause(s) of oxygen depletion (2016)
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Liao, W., Bond, D. P., Wang, Y., He, L., Yang, H., Weng, Z., & Li, G. (2017). An extensive anoxic event in the Triassic of the South China Block : a pyrite framboid study form Dajiang and its implications for the cause(s) of oxygen depletion. Palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology, 486, 86-95 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.11.012

Water column oxygen deficiency has been considered as a potent driver of the extinction of marine benthos, and is a main feature of marine environments in the aftermath of the end-Permian mass extinction. The record of Permian-Triassic anoxia is more... Read More about An extensive anoxic event in the Triassic of the South China Block : a pyrite framboid study form Dajiang and its implications for the cause(s) of oxygen depletion.

Two decades of numerical modelling to understand long term fluvial archives: advances and future perspectives (2016)
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Veldkamp, A., Baartman, J. E. M., Coulthard, T. J., Maddy, D., Schoorl, J. M., Storms, J. E. A., …Whittaker, A. C. (2017). Two decades of numerical modelling to understand long term fluvial archives: advances and future perspectives. Quaternary science reviews, 166, 177-187 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.10.002

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd The development and application of numerical models to investigate fluvial sedimentary archives has increased during the last decades resulting in a sustained growth in the number of scientific publications with keywords, ‘fluvial... Read More about Two decades of numerical modelling to understand long term fluvial archives: advances and future perspectives.


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