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Recent Publications

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2022

 

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. https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/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.

2021

 

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.14089

 

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.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2021.107957

 

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. https://doi.org/10.1002/rse2.239

 

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. https://doi.org/10.1002/pan3.10262

 

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. https://doi.org/10.1002/pan3.10213

 

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13684

 

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. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.7226

 

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.  https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.650276

2020

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2020.106303

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2020.104198

 

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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.596619

 

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). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-020-03776-w

 

Dahdouh-Guebas F, et al. 2020. Public perceptions of mangrove forests matter for their conservation. Frontiers in Marine Science. 7: 603651. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.603651

 

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. https://doi.org/10.19227/jzar.v813.560

 

Andradi-Brown, et al. 2020. Coral Reefs in the Anthropocene: reflecting on 20 years of Reef Conservation UK. Frontiers in Marine Science. 7:364. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.00364

 

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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.00318

 

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13654

 

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2020.1765208

 

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2020.1765210

 

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. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps13270

 

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. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.9b05453

 

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2020.101482

2019

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134835

 

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. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3204

 

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). https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00256

 

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. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aaw0809

 

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.13938

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