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Recent Publications

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Dunn N, Savolainen V, Weber S, Andrzejaczek S, Carbone C. & Curnick DJ. 2022. Elasmobranch diversity across a remote coral reef atoll revealed through environmental DNA metabarcoding. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. zlac014. 


Williamson MJ, Curnick DJ, Jacoby DM, Durant SM. & O’Neill HM. 2022. Ethical considerations in natural history film production and the need for industry-wide best practice. Global Ecology and Conservation, 34, p.e01981.



Lamont TAC, Williams B, Chapuis L, Prasetya ME, Seraphim MJ, Harding HR, May EB, Janetski N, Jompa J, Smith DJ. & Radford AN. 2021. The sound of recovery: coral reef restoration success is detectable in the soundscape. Journal of Applied Ecology.


Chapuis L, Williams B, Gordon TA. & Simpson SD. 2021. Low-cost action cameras offer potential for widespread acoustic monitoring of marine ecosystems. Ecological Indicators, 129, p.107957.


Curnick DJ, Davies AJ, Duncan C, Freeman R, Jacoby DMP, Shelley HTE, Rossi C, Wearn OR, Williamson MJ. & Pettorelli N. 2021. SmallSats: a new technological frontier in ecology and conservation? Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation.


Thurstan RH, Hockings KJ, Hedlund JS, Bersacola E, Collins C, Early R, Ermiasi Y, Fleischer‐Dogley F, Gilkes G, Harrison ME. & Imron MA. 2021. Envisioning a resilient future for biodiversity conservation in the wake of the COVID‐19 pandemic. People and Nature.


Collins C, Nuno A, Benaragama A, Broderick A, Wijesundara I, Wijetunge D. & Letessier TB. 2021. Ocean‐scale footprint of a highly mobile fishing fleet: Social‐ecological drivers of fleet behaviour and evidence of illegal fishing. People and Nature. 3(3), pp.740-755.


Curnick DJ, Feary D. & Cavalcante G. 2021. Risks to large marine protected areas posed by drifting fish aggregation devices. Conservation Biology. 35(4), pp.1222-1232.


Williamson MJ, Tebbs EJ, Dawson TP, Curnick DJ, Ferretti F, Carlisle AB, Chapple TK, Schallert RJ, Tickler DM, Harrison XA, Block BA. & Jacoby DMP. 2021. Analysing detection gaps in acoustic telemetry data to infer differential movement patterns in fish. Ecology and Evolution. 11(6):2717-2730.


Collins C, Nuno A, Broderick AC, Curnick DJ, de Vos A, Franklin T, Jacoby DMP, Mees CC, Moir-Clark J, Pearce J. & Letessier TB. 2021. Social drivers of persistent illegal fishing in a large, remote marine protected area. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8: 503.


Williams, RS, Curnick DJ, Brownlow A, Barber J, Barnett J, Davison NJ, Deaville R, ten Doeschate M, Perkins M, Jobling,S. & Jepson P. 2020. Polychlorinated biphenyls are associated with reduced testes weights in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena). Environment International. 150, p106303.

Collins C, Letessier TB, Broderick A, Wijesundara I. & Nuno A, 2020. Using perceptions to examine human responses to blanket bans: The case of the thresher shark landing-ban in Sri Lanka. Marine Policy, 121, p.104198.


Curnick DJ, Andrzejaczek S, Jacoby DMP, Coffey DM, Carlisle AB, Chapple TK, Ferretti F, Schallert RJ, White T, Block BA, Koldewey HJ. & Collen B. 2020. Behavior and ecology of silky sharks around the Chagos Archipelago and evidence of Indian Ocean wide movement. Frontiers in Marine Science. 7: 1045.


Hays G, et al. 2020. A review of a decade of lessons from one of the world’s largest MPAs: conservation gains and key challenges. Marine Biology. 167(159).


Dahdouh-Guebas F, et al. 2020. Public perceptions of mangrove forests matter for their conservation. Frontiers in Marine Science. 7: 603651.


Koldewey H, Christie S, Curnick DJ, Hoffmann M, Masters N, Pearce-Kelly P, Roden L, Tapley B. & Terry A. 2020. A response to Welden et al. 2020 The contributions of EAZA zoos and aquaria to peer-reviewed scientific research. Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research 8 (2): 133-138. Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research. 8(3):121-121.


Andradi-Brown, et al. 2020. Coral Reefs in the Anthropocene: reflecting on 20 years of Reef Conservation UK. Frontiers in Marine Science. 7:364.


Curnick DJ, Collen B, Koldewey HJ, Jones KE, Kemp K. & Ferretti F. 2020. Interactions between a large marine protected area, pelagic tuna and associated fisheries. Frontiers in Marine Science. 7:318.


Jacoby D, Ferretti F, Carlisle A, Dale JJ, Chapple T, Curnick DJ, Schallert R, Tickler D. & Block BA. 2020. Shark movement strategies influence poaching risk and can guide enforcement decisions in a large, remote Marine Protected Area. Journal of Applied Ecology. 59(9): 1782-1792.


Dunn N, Johri S, Curnick DJ, Carbone C, Dinsdale E, Block BA. & Savolainen V. 2020. Complete mitochondrial genome of the grey reef shark, Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources. 5(3): 2080-2082.


Johri S, Dunn N, Savolainen V, Curnick DJ, Dinsdale E. & Block BA. 2020. Mitochondrial genome of the Silvertip Shark, Carcharhinus albimarginatus, from the British Indian Ocean Territory. Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources. 5(3): 2085-2086.


Andrzejaczek S, Chapple TK, Curnick DJ, Carlisle AB, Castleton M, Jacoby DM, Peel LR, Schallert RJ, Tickler, DM. & Block, BA. 2020. Individual variation in residency and regional movements of reef manta rays Mobula alfredi in a large Marine Protected Area. Marine Ecology: Progress Series. 639: 137-153.


Williams RS, ten Doeschate M, Curnick DJ, Brownlow A, Barber J, Davison N, Deaville R, Perkins M, Jepson P. & Jobling S. 2020. Levels of polychlorinated biphenyls are still associated with toxic effects in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) despite having fallen below proposed toxicity thresholds. Environmental Science & Technology. 54(4): 2277-2286.


Mahesh R, Saravanakumar A, Thangaradjou T, Solanki HU, Raman M. & Williams BS. 2020. Seasonal and spatial variations of mesozooplankton energy transfer efficiency determined using remotely sensed SST and Chl-a in the Bay of Bengal. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 40: p.101482.


Williams RS, Curnick DJ, Barber J, Brownlow A, Davison N, Deaville R, Perkins M, Jobling S. & Jepson, P. 2019. Juvenile harbor porpoises in the UK are exposed to a more neurotoxic mixture of polychlorinated biphenyls than adults. Science of the Total Environment. 708: 134835.


Dunn N. & Curnick DJ. 2019. Using historical fisheries data to predict tuna distribution within the British Indian Ocean Territory Marine Protected Area, and implications for its management. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 29(12): 2057-2070.


Carlisle AB, Tickler D, Dale JJ, Ferretti F, Curnick DJ, Chapple TK, Schallert RJ, Castleton M. & Block, BA. 2019. Estimating space use of mobile fishes in a large marine protected area with methodological considerations in acoustic array design. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6(26).


Curnick DJ, Pettorelli N, Amir AA, Balke T, Barbier EB, Crooks S, Dahdouh-Guebas F, Duncan C, Endsor C, Friess DA, Quarto A, Zimmer M. & Lee SY. 2019. The value of small mangrove patches. Science. 363(6424): 239.


Curnick DJ, Gollock M, Schallert R. & Hussey N. 2019. Evidence of dynamic resource partitioning between two sympatric reef shark species. Journal of Fish Biology. 94(4): 680-685.

Full team publication records

Dr David Curnick - Google Scholar | ResearchGate | ORCID

Dr Claire Collins - Google Scholar | ResearchGate 

Dr Rosie Williams - Google Scholar​ | ResearchGate 

Nick Dunn - Google Scholar​ | ResearchGate 

Ben Williams - Google Scholar​ | ResearchGate 

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