MVRG publications


Chen F, Shapiro GI, Bennett KA, Ingram SN, Thompson D, Vincent C, Russell DJF, Embling CB. 2017. Shipping noise in a dynamic sea: a case study of grey seals in the Celtic Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin.


Cox SL, Witt MJ, Embling CB, Godley BJ, Hosegood PJ, Miller PI, Votier SC, Ingram SN. 2016. Temporal patterns in habitat use by small cetaceans at an oceanographically dynamic marine renewable energy test site in the Celtic Sea. Deep Sea Research, Part II.

Carter MID, Bennett KA, Embling CB, Hosegood PJ, Russell DJF. 2016. Navigating uncertain waters: a critical review of inferring foraging behaviour from location and dive data in pinnipeds. Movement Ecology 4 (25). DOI: 10.1186/s40462-016-0090-9

Cox SL, Miller PI, Embling CB, Scales KL, Bicknell AWJ, Hosegood PJ, Morgan G, Ingram SN, Votier SC. 2016. Seabird diving behaviour reveals the functional significance of shelf-sea fronts as foraging hotspots. Royal Society Open Science. http://dx.DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160317

Carter MID, Cox SL, Scales KL, Bicknell AWJ, Nicholson MD, Atkins KM, Morgan G, Morgan L, Grecian WJ, Patrick SC, Votier SC. 2016. GPS tracking reveals rafting behaviour of Northern Gannets (Morus bassanus): implications for foraging ecology and conservation. Bird Study 63 (1): 83-95. DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2015.1134441

Pittman SJ & Miller PI. 2016. Marine Mammals. Chapter 6. In Marine Biogeographic Assessment of the Main Hawaiian Islands. Publisher: NOAA, Editors: Costa BM, Kendall MS, pp.227-282

Greaves D, Conley D, Magagna D, Aires E, Chambel Leitao J, Witt M, Embling CB, Godley BJ, Bicknell AWJ, Sulnier J-B, Simas T, O'Hagen AM, O'Callagahan J, Holmes B, Sundberg J, Torre-Enciso Y, Marina D. 2016. Environmental Impact Assessment: gathering experience from wave energy test centres around Europe. International Journal of Marine Energy. 14: 68-79.

Higgs ND, Newton J & Attrill MJ. 2016. Caribbean Spiny Lobster Fishery Is Underpinned by Trophic Subsidies from Chemosynthetic Primary Production. Current Biology 26. DOI:

Danovaro R, Carugati L, Berzano M, Cahill AE, Carvalho S, Chenuil A, Corinaldesi C, Cristina S, David R, Dell’Anno A, Dzhembekova N, Garcés E, Gasol JM, Goela P, Féral J-P, Ferrera I, Forster RM, Kurekin AA, Rastelli E, Marinova V, Miller PI, Moncheva S, Newton A, Pearman JK, Pitois SG, Reñé A, Rodríguez-Ezpeleta N, Saggiomo V, Simis SGH, Stefanova K, Wilson C, Lo Martire M, Greco S, Cochrane SKJ, Mangoni O, Borja A. 2016. Implementing and Innovating Marine Monitoring Approaches for Assessing Marine Environmental Status. Frontiers in Marine Science.

Warren M, Quartly GD, Shutler J, Miller PI, Yoshikawa Y. 2016. Estimation of Ocean Surface Currents from Maximum Cross Correlation applied to GOCI geostationary satellite remote sensing data over the Tsushima (Korea) Straits.  Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 121 (9). DOI: 10.1002/2016JC011814

Gillibrand PA, Siemering B, Miller PI, Davidson K. 2016. Individual-based modelling of the development and transport of a Karenia mikimotoi bloom on the North-west European continental shelf. Harmful Algae. 53 118-134.

Queiroz N, Humphries NE, Mucientes G, Hammerschlag N, Lima FP, Scales KL, Miller PI, Sousa LL, Seabra R, Sims DW. 2016. Ocean-wide tracking of pelagic sharks reveals extent of overlap with longline fishing hotspots. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 113(6). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1510090113

Miller PI & Harris AJL. 2016. Near-real-time service provision during effusive crises at Etna and Stromboli: Basis and implementation of satellite-based IR operations. Geological Society London Special Publications. 426 (1). DOI: 10.1144/SP426.26

Porter M, Inall ME, Green JAM, Simpson JH, Dale AC, Miller PI. 2016. Drifter observations in the summer time Bay of Biscay slope current. Journal of Marine Systems. 157 pp 65-74.


Embling CB, Walters AEM, Dolman SJ. 2015. How much effort is enough? The power of citizen science to monitor trends in coastal cetacean species. Global Ecology and Conservation.

Scales KL, Miller PI, Ingram SN, Hazen EL, Bograd SJ and Phillips RA. 2015. Identifying predictable foraging habitats for a wide-ranging marine predator using ensemble ecological niche models. Diversity and Distributions. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12389

Oudejans, MG, Visser, F, Englund A, Rogan E, Ingram SN. 2015. Evidence for distinct coastal and offshore communities of bottlenose dolphins in the North East Atlantic. PLoSONE. DOI:10.1371/0122668

Miller P, Scales KL, Ingram SN, Southall EJ, Sims DW. 2015. Basking sharks and oceanographic fronts: quantifying associations in the north-east Atlantic. Functional Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12423

Pratt N, Ciotti BJ, Morgan EA, Taylor P, Stahl H, Hauton C. 2015. No evidence for impacts to the molecular ecophysiology of ion or CO2 regulation in tissues of selected surface-dwelling bivalves in the vicinity of a sub-seabed CO2 release. Int J Greenhouse Gas Control 38:193-201.

Higgs ND & Attrill MJ. 2015. Biases in biodiversity: wide-ranging species are discovered first in the deep sea. Frontiers in Marine Science, 2.

Higgs ND. 2015. Dark eaters: The animals living an alternative lifestyle. New Scientist 3015, 41-43.

Bennett KA, Hughes J, Stamatas S, Brand S, Foster NL, Moss SEW, Pomeroy PP. 2015. Adiponectin and Insulin in Gray Seals during Suckling and Fasting: Relationship with Nutritional State and Body Mass during Nursing in Mothers and Pups. Physiological & Biochemical Zoology, 88 (3). DOI: 10.1086/680862

Bennett KA. 2015. Using a discussion about scientific controversy to teach central concepts in experimental design. Teaching Statistics, 37 (3).  DOI: 10.1111/test.12071

Scales KL, Miller PI, Varo-Cruz N, Hodgson DJ, Hawkes LA, Godley BJ. 2015. Oceanic loggerhead turtles Caretta caretta associate with thermal fronts: Evidence from the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 519: 195-207.  DOI: 10.3354/meps11075

Wakefield ED, Cleasby IR, Bearhop S, Bodey T, Davies RD, Miller PI, Newton J, Votier SC, Hamer KC. 2015. Long-term individual foraging site fidelity—why some gannets don't change their spots. Ecology. 96 (11). DOI: 10.1890/14-1300.1

Miller PI, Xu W, Carruthers M. 2015. Seasonal shelf-sea front mapping using satellite ocean colour and temperature to support development of a marine protected area network. Deep Sea Research Part II. 119.

Xu W, Miller PI, Quartly GD, Pingree RD. 2015. Seasonality and interannual variability of the European Slope Current from 20 years of altimeter data compared with in situ measurements. Remote Sensing of Environment. 162.

Garmendia M, Borja A, Breton F, Butenschön M, Marín A, Miller PI, Morisseau F, Xu W. 2015. Challenges and difficulties in assessing the Environmental Status under the requirements of the Ecosystem Approach in North-African countries, illustrated by eutrophication assessment. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 187 (5).  DOI: 10.1007/s10661-015-4316-x

Shutler JD, Warren MA, Miller PI, Barciela R, Mahdon R, Land PE, Edwards K, Wither A, Jonas P, Murdoch N, Roast SD, Clements O, Kurekin A. 2015. Operational monitoring and forecasting of bathing water quality through exploiting satellite Earth observation and models: The AlgaRisk demonstration service. Computers & Geoscience. 77: 87-96.

Morato T, Miller PI, Dunn DC, Nicol SJ, Bowcott J, Halpin PN. 2015. A perspective on the importance of oceanic fronts in promoting aggregation of visitors to seamounts. Fish and Fisheries. 17 (4). DOI: 10.1111/faf.12126

Vecchione M, Falkenhaug T, Sutton T, Cook A, Gislason A, Hansen HØ, Heino M, Miller PI, Piatkowski U, Porteiro F, Søiland H, Bergstad OA. 2015. The effect of the North Atlantic Subpolar Front as a boundary in pelagic biogeography decreases with increasing depth and organism size. Progress in Oceanography. 138 (105-115).


Scales KL, Miller PI, Embling CB, Ingram SN, Pirotta E, Votier SC. 2014. Mesoscale fronts as foraging habitats: composite front mapping reveals oceanographic drivers of habitat use for a pelagic seabird. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 11: DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2014.0679

Scales KL, Miller PI, Hawkes LA, Ingram SN, Sims DW, Votier SC. 2014. On the Front Line: frontal zones as priority at-sea conservation areas for mobile marine vertebrates. Journal of Applied Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12330

Squires, N, Hodgson-Ball K. Bennett KA, Votier SC, Ingram SN. 2014. Using passive acoustics and shore based surveys to investigate the occurrence of small odontocetes in nearshore waters around Lundy. Journal of the Lundy Field Society, 4: 39-56.

Maclean IM, Inger R, Benson B, Booth CG, Embling CB, Grecian WJ, Heymans JJ, Plummer K, Shackshaft M, Sparling C, Wilson B, Wright LI, Bradbury G, Christen N, Godley BJ, Jackson H, McCluskie A, Nichols-Lee R, Bearhop S. 2014. Resolving issues with environmental impact assessment of offshore and marine renewable energy installations. Frontiers in Marine Science.

Jones AR, Wynn RB, Hosegood P, De Boer MN, Butler-Cowdry S, Embling CB. 2014. Fine-scale hydrodynamics influence the spatio-temporal distribution of harbour porpoises in a coastal hotspot. Progress in Oceanography. 128: 30-48. 

Fox CJ, Targett TE, Ciotti BJ, de Kroon K, Hortsmeyer L, Burrows MT. 2014. Size variation of 0-group plaice: Are earlier influences on growth potential a contributing factor? Journal of Sea Research 88:59-66.

Ciotti BJ, Targett TE, Nash RDM, Geffen AJ. 2014. Growth dynamics of European plaice Pleuronectes platessa L. in nursery areas: A review. Journal of Sea Research 90:64-82.

Higgs ND, Gates AR & Jones DOB. 2014. Fish food in the deep sea: revisiting the role of large food-falls. PLoS One 9, (5).

Higgs ND, Glover AG, Dahlgren TG, Smith CR, Fujiwara Y, Pradillon F, Johnson SB, Vrijenhoek RC, Little CTS. 2014. The morphological diversity of Osedax worm borings (Annelida: Siboglinidae). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 94, (7) 1429-1439.

Bennett KA, MacMillan IS, Hammill M, Currie S. 2014. HSP70 abundance and antioxidant capacity in feeding and fasting gray seal pups: suckling is associated with higher levels of key cellular defenses. Physiological & Biochemical Zoology, 87(5) 663-76. DOI: 10.1086/676935

Miller PI & Christodoulou S. 2014. Frequent locations of oceanic fronts as an indicator of pelagic diversity: Application to marine protected areas and renewables. Marine policy. 45: 318-329.

Clark DR, Brown I, Rees AP, Somerfield P, Miller PI. 2014. The influence of ocean acidification on nitrogen regeneration and nitrous oxide production in the northwest European shelf sea. Biogeosciences Discussions. 11 (18): 4985-5005.  doi:10.5194/bg-11-4985-2014

Highfield A, Evans C, Walne A, Miller PI, Schroeder DC. 2014. how many Coccolithovirus genotypes does it take to terminate an Emiliania huxleyi bloom? Virology. 466.

Suberg L, Wynn RB, van der Kooij J, Fernand L, Fielding S, Guihen D, Gillespie D, Johnson M, Gkikopoulou KC, Allan IJ, Vrana B, Miller PI , Smeed D, Jones AR. 2014. Assessing the potential of autonomous submarine gliders for ecosystem monitoring across multiple trophic levels (plankton to cetaceans) and pollutants in shallow shelf seas. Methods in Oceanography. 10: 70-89.

Mitchell JD, Collins KJ, Miller PI, Suberg LA. 2014. Quantifying the impact of environmental variables upon catch per unit effort of the blue shark Prionace glauca in the western English Channel. Journal of Fish Biology. 85 (3).  DOI: 10.1111/jfb.12448

Moreno Navas J, Miller PI, Henry L-A, Hennige S, Roberts JM. 2014. Ecohydrodynamics of cold-water coral reefs: A case study of the Mingulay reef complex (Western Scotland). PLoS ONE. 9 (5): e98218. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0098218

Tilstone GH, Miller PI, Brewin RJW, Priede IG. 2014. Enhancement of primary production in the North Atlantic outside of the spring bloom, identified by remote sensing of ocean colour and temperature. Remote Sensing of Environment. 146: 77-86.

Krueger-Hadfield SA, Balestreri C, Schroeder J, Highfield A, Helaouët P, Allum J, Moate R, Lohbeck KT, Miller PI, Riebesell U, Reusch TBH, Rickaby REM, Young J, Hallegrae G, Brownlee C, Schroeder DC. 2014. Genotying an Emiliania huxleyi (Prymnesiophyceae) bloom event in the North Sea reveals evidence of asexual reproduction. Biogeosciences Discussions. 11 (3).  DOI:10.5194/bgd-11-4359-2014