Publications of the UK Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry research programme.

The publications listed below are direct or indirect outputs from the UK Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry research programme, co-funded by NERC and Defra. Some of these may have resulted from work initiated before the start of the programme or supported through co-funding; for such publications, the criterion for inclusion is either a specific mention of SSB in the acknowledgements or significant SSB support for one of the authors.

Note that:

  • Most publications have been independently peer-reviewed and/or published in World-of-Science listed journals. Those not subject to such scrutiny, but nevertheless considered worthy of inclusion, are given an asterisk [*]. Conference abstracts, posters and press releases are not included here, unless cited in Google Scholar and/or World of Science.
  • Information on print publication overrides that for online publication (e.g. Discussions version) of the same paper; however, the latter details are given if the former are currently lacking.


García-Martín EE, Daniels CJ, Davidson K, Davis CE, Mahaffey C, Mayers KM, McNeill S, Poulton AJ, Purdie DA, Tarran GA & Robinson C (2018) Seasonal changes in plankton respiration and bacterial metabolism in a temperate shelf sea. Progress in Oceanography (in press) doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2017.12.002

García-Martín EE, Daniels CJ, Davidson K, Lozano J, Mayers KM, McNeill S, Mitchell E, Poulton AJ, Purdie DA, Tarran GA & Whyte C (2018) Plankton community respiration and bacterial metabolism in a North Atlantic Shelf Sea during spring bloom development (April 2015). Progress in Oceanography (in press) doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2017.11.002

Poulton AJ, Davis CE, Daniels CJ, Mayers KMJ, Harris C, Tarran GA, Widdicombe CE, Woodward EMS (2018) Seasonal phosphorus and carbon dynamics in a temperate shelf sea (Celtic Sea), Progress in Oceanography (in press), doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2017.11.001

Seguro I, Marca AD, Painting SJ, Shutler JD, Suggett DJ & Kaiser J (2018) High-resolution net and gross biological production during a Celtic Sea spring bloom. Progress in Oceanography (in press) doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2017.12.003

2017; 20 peer-reviewed

Aldridge JN, Lessin G, Amoudry LO, Hicks N, Hull T et al (2017) Comparing benthic biogeochemistry at a sandy and a muddy site in the Celtic Sea using a model and observations. Biogeochemistry, 135, 155-182; doi: 10.1007/s10533-017-0367-0

Birchill AJ, Milne A, Woodward EM, Harris C, Annett A, Rusiecka D, Achterberg EP, Gledhill M, Ussher SJ, Worsfold PJ & Geibert W (2017) Seasonal iron depletion in temperate shelf seas. Geophysical Research Letters; 44, 8987-8996; doi: 10.2002/20217GL073881

Diesing M, Kröger S, Parker R, Jenkins C, Mason C & Weston K (2017) Predicting the standing stock of organic carbon in surface sediments of the North-West European continental shelf. Biogeochemistry, 135, 183-200; doi: 10.1007/s10533-017-0310-4

Godbold JA, Hale R, Wood CL & Solan M (2017) Vulnerability of macronutrients to the concurrent effects of enhanced temperature and atmospheric pCO2 in representative shelf sea sediment habitats. Biogeochemistry, 135, 89-102; doi: 10.1007/s10533-017-0340-y

Hale R, Godbold JA, Sciberras M, Dwight J, Wood C et al (2017) Mediation of macronutrients and carbon by post-disturbance shelf sea sediment communities. Biogeochemistry, 135, 121-133; doi: 10.1007/s10533-017-0350-9

Hicks N, Ubbarra GR, Silburn B, Smith HEK, Kröger S et al. (2017) Oxygen dynamics in shelf seas sediments incorporating seasonal variability. Biogeochemistry, 135, 35-47; doi: 10.1007/s10533-017-0326-9

Hiddink JG, Jennings S, Sciberras M, Szostek CL, Hughes KM, Ellis N, Rijnsdorp AD, McConnaughey RA, Mazor T, Hilborn R, Collie JS (2017) Global analysis of depletion and recovery of seabed biota after bottom trawling disturbance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. 114, 8301-8306.

Holt J, Hyder P, Ashworth M, Harle J, Hewitt HT, Liu H, New AL, Pickles S, Porter A, Popova E & Allen JI (2017) Prospects for improving the representation of coastal and shelf seas in global ocean models. Geoscientific Model Development 10, 499-523.

Humphreys MP (2017) Food for thought. Climate sensitivity and the rate of ocean acidification: future impacts, and implications for experimental design. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 74, 934-940; doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsw189

*Humphreys M, Moore M, Achterberg E, Chowdhury M, Griffiths A, Hartman S, Hopkins J, Hull T, Kivimäe C, Sivyer D & Smilenova A (2017) Sustaining nutrient supply and carbon export in a seasonally-stratifying shelf sea through inconsistent production and remineralisation stoichiometry. EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts 19, 6354

*Jardine J, Palmer M, Mahaffey C, Holt J, Mellor A & Wakelin S (2017) Rainfall as a trigger for stratification and winter phytoplankton growth in temperate shelf seas. EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts 19, 6828

Kitidis V, Tait K, Nunes J, Brown I, Woodward EMS et al (2017) Seasonal benthic nitrogen cycling in a temperate shelf sea: the Celtic Sea. Biogeochemistry, 135, 103-119; doi: 10.1007/s10533-017-0311-3

Klar JK, Homoky WB, Statham PJ, Birchill AJ, Harris EL et al (2017) Stability of dissolved and soluble Fe(II) in shelf sediment pore waters and release to an oxic water column. Biogeochemistry, 135, 49-69; doi: 10.1007/s10533-017-0309-x

Painter SC, Hartman SE, Kivimäe C, Salt LA, Clargo NM, Daniels CJ, Bozec Y, Daniels L, Allen S, Hemsley VS & Moschonas G (2017) The elemental stoichiometry (C, Si, N, P) of the Hebrides Shelf and its role in carbon export. Progress in Oceanography 159, 154-177.

*Painter SC (2015) Cruise Report (Outer Hebrides Process Cruise, SSB-linked) RRS Discovery Cruise DY017, 20 October - 6 November 2014, NOC Southampton; (118pp)

Polimene L, Clark D, Kimmance S & McCormack P (2017) A substantial fraction of phytoplankton-derived DON is resistant to degradation by a metabolically versatile, widely distributed marine bacterium. PLoS ONE 12, e0171391; doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0171391

*Sanders R & Sivyer D (2017) Cruise Report (Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry): RRS Discovery Cruise DY026, 3-24 August 2014, NOC Southampton. (91 pp)

Sciberras M, Tait K, Brochain G, Hiddink JG, Hale R et al (2017) Mediation of nitrogen by post-disturbance shelf communities experiencing organic matter enrichment. Biogeochemistry, 135, 135-153; doi: 10.1007/s10533-017-0370-5

Silburn B, Kröger S, Parker ER, Sivyer DB, Hicks N et al (2017) Benthic pH gradients across a range of shelf sea sediment types linked to sediment characteristics and seasonal variability. Biogeochemistry, 135, 69-88; doi: 10.1007/s10533-017-0323-z

Sims RP, Schuster U, Watson AJ, Yang MX, Hopkins FE, Stephens J & Bell TG (2017). A measurement system for vertical seawater profiles close to the air–sea interface. Ocean Science 13, 649-660.

Sharples J, Middelburg JJ, Fennel K & Jickells TD (2017) What proportion of riverine nutrients reaches the open ocean? Global Biogeochemical Cycles 31, 39-58; doi: 10.1002/2016GB005483

Statham PJ, Homoky WB, Parker ER, Klar JK, Silburn B, Pouton SW, Kröger S, Pearce RB & Harris EL (2017) Extending the applications of sediment profiling imaging to geochemical interpretations using colour. Continental Shelf Research (online); doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2017.132.001

*Solan M, Mayor D, Ruhl H, Godbold J, Thompson C & Cripps G (2017) Shedding light on carbon stored in the continental shelf. Impact, August 2017 (Issue 7), p 11-15; doi: 10.21820/23987073.2017.7.11

Thompson CEL, Silburn B, Williams ME, Hull T, Sivyer D et al. (2017) An approach for the identification of exemplar sites for scaling-up targeted field observations of benthic biogeochemistry in heterogenous environments. Biogeochemistry, 135, 1-34; doi: 10.1007/s10533-017-0366-1

Thomsen MS, Garcia C, Bolam SG, Parker R, Godbold JA & Solan M (2017). Consequences of biodiversity loss diverge from expectation due to post-extinction compensatory responses. Scientific Reports 7, 43695.

*Williams C, Palmer M, Mahaffey C & Davis C (2017) A long term glider study of shelf sea oxygen dynamics. EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts 19, 7698.

2016; 4 peer-reviewed

Butenschön M, Clark J, Aldridge JN, Allen JI, Artioli Y, Blackford J, Bruggeman J, Cazenave P, Ciavatta S, Kay S & Lessin G (2016) ERSEM 15.06: a generic model for marine biogeochemistry and the ecosystem dynamics of the lower trophic levels. Geosciences Model Development 9, 1293–1339

*Garcia-Martin EE, Davis CE, Mahaffey C, Purdie DA & Robinson C (2016) Seasonal variability of microplankton community respiration in the Celtic Sea, UK. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts #EC51A-07

*Harle J, Holt JT & Allen JI (2016) Coupled ocean-shelf ecosystem modelling of northern North Atlantic. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts

*Holt JT, Luneva MV, Wakelin S, Palmer M, Pelling H. An assessment of vertical mixing schemes in comparison with observations in the European shelf (2016) AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts

*Humphreys MP, Moore MM, Achterberg EP, Griffiths A, Smilenova A, Chowdhury MZ, Kivimae C, Hartman SE, Hopkins J & Woodward MS (2016). Carbon and Nutrient Dynamics and Fluxes in the Northwest European Continental Shelf Sea. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts

Jickells TD, Andrews JE & Parkes DJ (2016) Direct and indirect effects of estuarine reclamation on nutrient and metal fluxes in the global coastal zone. Aquatic Geochemistry. 22, 337-348; doi: 10.1007/s10498-015-9278-7

*Jickells TD, Bakker DC, Andrews J, Diesing M, Johnson M, Krӧger S, Luisetti T, Palmieri M, Parker R, Paltriguera L & Sen A (2016) The shelf life of Blue Carbon; quantifying and valuing North Sea coastal and shelf sea carbon stores. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts #B12A-02

Polimene L, Sailley S, Clark D, Mitra A, Allen JI (2016) Biological or microbial carbon pump? The role of phytoplankton stoichiometry in ocean carbon sequestration. Journal of Plankton Research 39, 180-6.

*Reynolds S, Klar JK, Kitidis VA, Chapman-Greig L, Panton A, Thompson C, Statham PJ &Fones GR (2016) Biogeochemical cycling of permeable sediments in a shelf sea environment: Celtic Sea, a seasonal study. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts

*Robinson C, Garcia-Martin EE, Hull T, Kitidis VA, Ostle C, Serret P & Tilstone G (2016) Plankton respiration from the cellular to the basin scale. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts

*Ruhl H (2016) Cruise Report (Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry): RRS Discovery Cruise DY039, 6 August - 2 September 2015, NOC Southampton (121 pp)

Sciberras M, Parker R, Powell C, Robertson C, Kröger S, Bolam S & Hiddink JG (2016) Impacts of bottom fishing on the sediment infaunal community and biogeochemistry of cohesive and non-cohesive sediments. Limnology & Oceanography 61, 2076-2089; doi; 10.1002/lno.10354

*Woodward MS, Sabadel A & Harris C (2016) Nutrient dynamics in the Celtic Sea during the 18 month UK Shelf Seas Biogeochemistry programme. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts

2015; 2 peer-reviewed

*Humphreys M & Moore M (2015) Cruise Report (Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry): RRS Discovery Cruise DY033, 11 July - 3 August 2015, Univ of Southampton. (181 pp).

Polimene L, Mitra A, Sailley SF, Ciavatta S, Widdicombe CE, Atkinson A, Allen JI (2015) Decrease in diatom palatability contributes to bloom formation in the Western English Channel. Progress in Oceanography 137, 484-497.

*Poulton A (2015) Cruise Report (Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry): RRS Discovery Cruise DY029, 1 - 30 April 2015, NOC Southampton. (174 pp)

*Ruhl H (2015) Cruise Report (Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry): RRS Discovery Cruise DY008, 18 March- 13 April 2014, NOC Southampton. (132 pp)

Sailley SF, Polimene L, Mitra A, Atkinson A & Allen JI (2015) Impact of zooplankton food selectivity on plankton dynamics and nutrient cycling. Journal of Plankton Research 37, 519-529.

*Sharples J (2015) Cruise Report (Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry): RRS Discovery Cruise DY018, 9 November- 3 December 2014, University of Liverpool (174 pp)

*Woodward M & Crocker J (2015) Cruise Report (Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry): RRS Discovery Cruise DY021, 1-26 March 2015, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, (128 pp)


*Hopkins J (2014) Cruise Report (Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry): RRS James Cook Cruise JC105, 15 -24 June 2014, NOC Liverpool. (73 pp)

*Sivyer D J (2014) Cruise Report (SSB-linked): RV Cefas Endeavour Cruise 22/14, 21- 30 October 2014, Cefas Lowestoft.   (2 pp)