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2012

2011

2010

  • Tillin, H.M., Hull, S.C., Tyler-Walters, H., 2010. Development of a sensitivity matrix (pressures-MCZ/MPA features). Report to the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from ABPmer, Southampton and the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN) Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the UK. Defra Contract no. MB0102 Task 3A, Report no. 22. Available from: http://randd.defra.gov.uk/Default.aspx?Menu=Menu&Module=More&Location=None&Completed=0&ProjectID=16368
  • Roberts, C., Smith, C., Tillin, H. Tyler-Walters, H., 2010. Review of existing approaches to evaluate marine habitat vulnerability to commercial fishing activities. Report to the Environment Agency from the Marine Life Information Network and ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd. Environment Agency Evidence Report: SC080016/R3. Available from http://publications.environment-agency.gov.uk/pdf/SCHO1110BTEQ-e-e.pdf
  • Jackson, E.L., Langmead, O., Evans, J., Wilkes, P., Seeley, B., Lear D. and Tyler-Walters, H. 2010. Mapping Marine Benthic Biodiversity in Wales. CCW Contract Science Reports Report No: 913, 88pp, Countryside Council for Wales, Bangor. View Report
  • Higgs, S., Seeley, B., Lear., D. Adams, L., Wilkes, P., Bilewitch, J. and Evans, J., 2010. Accessing and developing the required biophysical datasets and data layers for Marine Protected Areas network planning and wider marine spatial planning purposes. Report No 17: Task 2D. Mapping of Non-Native Species. Report to Defra. Contract number MB0102. Available from: http://randd.defra.gov.uk/Default.aspx?Menu=Menu&Module=More&Location=None&Completed=0&ProjectID=16368
  • Seeley B., Lear D., Higgs S., Neilly M., Bilewitch, J., Evans, J., Wilkes, P. and Adams, L., 2010 Accessing and developing the required biophysical datasets and data layers for Marine Protected Areas network planning and wider marine spatial planning purposes. Report No 14: Task 2B. Mapping of species with limited mobility Report to Defra. Contract number MB0102. Available from: http://randd.defra.gov.uk/Default.aspx?Menu=Menu&Module=More&Location=None&Completed=0&ProjectID=16368
  • Seeley, B., Higgs, S., Lear, D., Neilly, M., Wilkes, P., Campbell, M., Evans, J. and Adams, L., 2010 Accessing and developing the required biophysical datasets and data layers for Marine Protected Areas network planning and wider marine spatial planning purposes. Report No 16: Task 2C. Mapping of Protected Habitats. Report to Defra. Contract number MB0102. Available from: http://randd.defra.gov.uk/Default.aspx?Menu=Menu&Module=More&Location=None&Completed=0&ProjectID=16368
  • Langmead, O., Jackson, E.L., Griffiths, C., Wilkes, P., Neilly, M., Lear, D., Luckraft, I., Foggo, A., Tyler-Walters, H., 2010. Accessing and developing the required biophysical datasets and data layers for Marine Protected Areas network planning and wider marine spatial planning purposes Report No. 20, Task 2F.UK marine benthic diversity layer. Report to the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN) Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the UK, subcontracted by ABPmer, Southampton. Defra Contract No. MB0102 Task 2F, Report No. 20. Available from: http://randd.defra.gov.uk/Default.aspx?Menu=Menu&Module=More&Location=None&Completed=0&ProjectID=16368

2009

  • Wilding, C., Jackson, E., Langmead, O.,Hiscock, K., Evans, J., Sewell, J., Oakley, J., Tyler-Walters, H. (2009). Marine Health Check Update 2009.  Flagship Species Revisited.  Godalming, WWF-UK.  View report. Available from www.wwf.org.uk/marineact
  • Tyler-Walters, H., Rogers, S.I., Marshall, C.E. and Hiscock, K. (2009). A method to assess the sensitivity of sedimentary communities to fishing activities. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 19, 285-300, DOI: 10.1002/aqc.965. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aqc.965

2008

  • Jackson, E.L., Langmead, O., Evans, J., Ellis, R. & Tyler-Walters, H. 2008.
    Protecting nationally important marine Biodiversity in Wales. Report to the Wales Environment Link from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN). Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the UK.
    [View the final report]
  • Jackson, E.L., Hiscock, K., Evans, J., Seeley, B. & Lear, D. (2008).
    Investigating the existing coverage and subsequent gaps in protection and providing guidance on representativity and replication for a coherent network of Marine Protected Areas in England's territorial waters. Plymouth: Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN), Marine Biological Association of the UK. Natural England Commissioned Reports, Number 018.
    [View the final report]
  • Langmead, O., Jackson, E., Lear, D., Evans, J., Seeley, B. Ellis, R., Mieszkowska, N. and Tyler-Walters, H. (2008).
    The Review of Biodiversity for Marine Spatial Planning within the Firth of Clyde. Report to the SSMEI Clyde Pilot from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN). Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [Contract number R70073PUR]
    [View the final report]
  • Seeley, B., Parr, J., Evans, J. and Lear, D.B. (2008).
    Establishing best practice for the documentation and dissemination of marine biological data. Report from the Marine Biological Association of the UK to COWRIE Ltd. Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth.
    [View the final report]
  • Tyler-Walters, H. and Arnold, C. (2008).
    Sensitivity of Intertidal Benthic Habitats to Impacts Caused by Access to Fishing Grounds. Report to Cyngor Cefn Gwlad Cymru / Countryside Council for Wales from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN). Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth. [Contract no. FC 73-03-327]
    [View final report]
  • Sewell J., Pearce S., Bishop J. and Evans, J.L. (2008).
    Investigations to determine the potential risk for certain non-native species to be introduced to North Wales with mussel seed dredged from wild seed beds. Report to Countryside Council for Wales from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN). CCW Policy Research Report No. 06/3. pp 82
    [View final report. 2Mb]
  • Langmead, O., Mieszkowska, N., Ellis, R. and Hiscock, K. (2008).
    Rock and biogenic reef habitats: Review of indicators and identification of gaps. Report to the Joint Nature Conservation Committee from the Marine Biological Association. Plymouth, Marine Biological Association.
    Available from [http://www.marlin.ac.uk/pdf/JNCC_indicators.pdf]

2007

2006

  • Hiscock, K., Marshall, C., Sewell, J. and Hawkins, S.J. (2006).
    The structure and functioning of marine ecosystems: an environmental protection and management perspective. Report to English Nature from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN). Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth. [English Nature Research Reports , ENRR No. 699.] . [View final report 4.5 Mb]
  • Hiscock, K ., Harris, R. and Lukey, J. (2006).
    Nationally Important Marine Features and Biodiversity Action Plan Marine Priority Habitats and Species. Report to the Joint Nature Conservation Committee from the Marine Biological Association. Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth. JNCC Contract F90-01-892.
  • Hiscock, K. and Tyler-Walters, H. (2006).
    Assessing the sensitivity of seabed species and biotopes - the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN). Hydrobiologia, 555, 309-320.
  • Tyler-Walters, H. and Hiscock, K. (2006). Using images to support marine stewardship - MarLIN and the MBA. In Charlesworth M.E. (ed.) Marine and coastal photographs and videos: their availability, uses and curation. Report for the Marine Environmental Data Action Group of the Inter-Agency Committee on Marine Science and Technology (IACMST). IACMST Information Document no. 13, November 2006 pp. 9-13.

2005

  • Hiscock, K. and Oakley, J. (2005).
    English Channel towed sledge seabed images. Phase 2: Analysis of selected tow images. Report to the Joint Nature Conservation Committee from the Marine Biological Association of the UK. Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth. JNCC. Contract F90-01-784.
    [View final report 4.5 Mb]
  • Ager, O.E.D., Heard, J., and Parr, J.R. (2005).
    Summary of time requirements and potential improvements for Marine Recorder data entry. Report to Joint Nature Conservation Committee from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN). Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth.. [JNCC Contract no. F90-01-784]
    [View final report]
  • Hiscock, K., Langmead, O., Warwick, R. and Smith, A. (2005).
    Identification of seabed indicator species to support implementation of the EU Habitats and Water Framework Directives. Second edition. Report to the Joint Nature Conservation Committee and the Environment Agency from the Marine Biological Association. Marine Biological Associationof the UK, Plymouth. JNCC Contract F90-01-705. 77 pp.
    [View final report 1.6 Mb]
  • Tyler-Walters, H. and Hiscock, K. (2005).
    Impact of human activities on benthic biotopes and species. Report to Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN). Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth. [Contract no. CDEP 84/5/244]
    [View final report 2.7 Mb]
  • Oakley, J. and Hiscock, K. (2005).
    English Channel towed sledge seabed images. Phase 1: scoping study and example analysis. Report to the Joint Nature Conservation Committee from the Marine Biological Association. Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth. [JNCC Contract F90-01-784]. 39 pp.
    [View final report 1.4 Mb]
  • Sewell, J. and Hiscock, K. (2005).
    Effects of fishing within UK European Marine Sites: guidance for nature conservation agencies. Report to the Countryside Council for Wales, English Nature and Scottish Natural Heritage from the Marine Biological Association. Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth. [CCW Contract FC 73-03-214A]. 195 pp. [View final report 2.7 Mb]
    [View on-line report database]
  • Hiscock, K., Smith, A, Jenkins, S., Sewell, J. and Hawkins, S.J. (2005).
    Development of a hard substratum Benthic invertebrate Water Framework Directive compliant classification tool. Report to the Environment Agency and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee from the Marine Biological Association. Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth. JNCC Contract F90-01-790. 54 pp + Annexes.
    [View final report 0.5 Mb]
  • Tyler-Walters, H. (2005).
    Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Coasteering on Rocky Intertidal Habitats in Wales. Report to Cyngor Cefn Gwlad Cymru / Countryside Council for Wales from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN). Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth. [CCW Contract no. NWR012]
    [View final report 0.8 Mb]
  • Tyler-Walters, H., Marshall, C., Hiscock, K., Hill, J.M., Budd, G.C., Rayment, W.J. and Jackson, A. (2005).
    Description, temporal variation, sensitivity and monitoring of important marine biotopes in Wales. Report to Cyngor Cefn Gwlad Cymru / Countryside Council for Wales from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN). Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth. [CCW Contract no. FC 73-023-255G]
    [View Volume 1: Background 0.7Mb] - [View Volume 2: Littoral biotopes 2.9Mb] - [View Volume 3: Infralittoral biotopes 1.3Mb]
  • Hiscock, K., Sewell, J. and Oakley, J. (2005).
    Marine Health Check 2005. A report to gauge the health of the UK's sea life. Godalming: WWF-UK.
    Available from [http://assets.wwf.org.uk/downloads/marine_healthcheck05.pdf]

2004

  • Hiscock, K., Langmead, O. and Warwick, R. (2004).
    Identification of seabed indicator species from time-series and other studies to support implementation of the EU Habitats and Water Framework Directives. Report to the Joint Nature Conservation Committee and the Environment Agency from the Marine Biological Association. Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth. JNCC Contract F90-01-705. 109 pp.
    [View final report] NB: 1.7 Mb
  • Hiscock, K. (2004).
    Identifying and managing marine protected areas: using science effectively. In Eremeev V.N. & RadchenkoV. (ed.) A Gateway to sustainable development. Proceedings of the 30th Pacem in Maribus. A year after Johannesburg. Ocean Governance and Sustainable Development: Ocean and Coasts - a Glimpse into the Future. Sevastopol: International Oceans Institute, pp. 261-265.
    [View final paper ] NB 148 Kb
  • Tyler-Walters, H., Lear, D. and Allen J.H. (2004).
    Identifying offshore biotope complexes and their sensitivities. Report to Centre for Environmental, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Sciences from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN). Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth. [Sub contract reference A1148]
    [View final report] NB 1.6 Mb
  • Hiscock, K., Southward, A.J., Tittley, I. and Hawkins, S.J. (2004).
    Effects of changing temperature on benthic marine life in Britain and Ireland. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 14, 333-362.
  • Parr, J., Hiscock , K. and Lear, D. (2004).
    UK Seabed Biology Datasets Access Programme. Scoping Study and Infrastructure Development. Report to the UK National Biodiversity Network and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from the Marine Biological Association. Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth.
    [View final report] NB: 2Mb file.
  • Hiscock, K. and Jones, H. (2004).
    Testing criteria for assessing �national importance� of marine species, biotopes (habitats) and landscapes. Report to Joint Nature Conservation Committee from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN). Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth . [JNCC Contract no. F90-01-681]
    [View final report 1.5Mb] 63 pp.
  • Tyler-Walters, H. and Lear, D.B. (2004).
    Sensitivity mapping for Oil Pollution Incident Response. Report to Cyngor Cefn Gwlad Cymru / Countryside Council for Wales from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN). Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth. [Contract no. FC 73-02-282]
    [View final report]

2003

  • Parr, J. and Ager, O.E.D. (2003).
    Collation of data on distribution of species and habitats in the Irish Sea. Report from the Marine Biological Association to the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, JNCC Contract: F90-01-592.
    View reports: [Stage1] - [Stage2] - [Stage3 - consultation]
  • Tyler-Walters, H., Lear, D.B. and Hiscock, K. (2003).
    Irish Sea Pilot � Mapping Sensitivity within Marine Landscapes. Report to English Nature and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN). Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth. [Contract no. F90-01-639]
    [View final report] (NB: 1 Mb file) [View example sensitivity maps]
  • Hiscock, K. and Kimmance, S. (2003).
    Review of current and historical time-series seabed biological studies in the UK and near Europe. Report from the Marine Biological Association to the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC Contract: F90-01-563).
    [View database and report].
  • Hiscock, K., Elliott, M., Laffoley, D. and Rogers, S. (2003).
    Data use and information creation: challenges and for marine scientists and for managers. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 46, 534 - 541.
  • Hiscock, K. and Tyler-Walters, H. (2003).
    Assessing the sensitivity of seabed biotopes to human activities and natural events. Edinburgh: Scottish Natural Heritage.
    View MarLIN Brochure.
  • Tyler-Walters, H. and Hiscock, K. (2003).
    A biotope sensitivity database to underpin delivery of the Habitats Directive and Biodiversity Action Plan in the seas around England and Scotland. Report to English Nature and Scottish Natural Heritage from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN). Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth. [English Nature Research Reports, ENRR No. 499.]
    [View final report]

2002

  • Tyler-Walters, H., Ager, O.E.D. and Hiscock, K. (2002).
    Development of a marine sensitivity mapping database and GIS integration. Stage 1. Review of current habitat and species information. Report to Cyngor Cefn Gwlad Cymru / Countryside Council for Wales from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN). Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the UK. [Contract no. FC 73-02-245]
    [View final report] (NB: 1 Mb).
  • Hiscock, K., Tyler-Walters, H. and Jones, H. (2002).
    High Level Environmental Screening Study for Offshore Wind Farm Developments � Marine Habitats and Species Project. Report from the Marine Biological Association to the Department of Trade and Industry New & Renewable Energy Programme. (AEA Technology, Environment Contract: W/35/00632/00/00).
    [View final report] (NB: 2.5 Mb).
    Available from http://www.og.dti.gov.uk/offshore-wind-sea/reports/index.htm

2001

  • Hiscock, K., Southward, A., Tittley, I., Jory, A. and Hawkins, S. (2001).
    The impact of climate change on subtidal and intertidal benthic species in Scotland. Report to Scottish Natural Heritage from the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Edinburgh, Scottish Natural Heritage (Survey and Monitoring Series).
    [View final report.] - [View summary brochure.]
  • Tyler-Walters, H., Hiscock, K., Lear, D.B. and Jackson, A. (2001).
    Identifying species and ecosystem sensitivities. Report to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN).Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, Plymouth. Contract CW0826.
    [View final report.]

2000

1999

  • Hiscock, K, Jackson, A. and Lear, D. (1999).
    Assessing seabed species and ecosystem sensitivities: existing approaches and development, October 1999 edition. Report to the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN).Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, Plymouth. [View MarLIN Report No. 1.] - ARCHIVE DOCUMENT
    (See DEFRA Final Report above)
  • Lear, D. (1999).
    Assessing seabed species and ecosystems sensitivities. Software development scoping study. Report to the Department of the Environment Transport and the Regions from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN). Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, Plymouth.
    [View MarLIN Report No. 2.]
  • Baker, G.J. (1999).
    Access to seabed marine biological data. Methods for data cataloguing and acquisition. Report to the Joint Nature Conservation Committee from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN). Plymouth, Marine Biological Association of the U.K.
    (View MarLIN Report No. 3.)
  • Tyler-Walters, H. and Jackson, A. (1999).
    Assessing seabed species and ecosystems sensitivities. Rationale and user guide, June 2000 edition. Report to the Department of the Environment Transport and the Regions from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN). Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, Plymouth.
    [View MarLIN Report No. 4.] ARCHIVE DOCUMENT (See DEFRA Final Report above)
  • Tyler-Walters, H. and Jackson, A. (1999).
    Assessing seabed species and ecosystems sensitivities. Appendices to the rationale and user guide.
    View Appendix 4. - ARCHIVE DOCUMENT (See DEFRA Final Report above)

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