MarLIN publications

2014

d’Avack, E.A.S., Tillin, H., Jackson, E.L. & Tyler-Walters, H., 2014. Assessing the sensitivity of seagrass bed biotopes to pressures associated with marine activities. Joint Nature Conservation Committee, JNCC Report No. 505, Peterborough, 83 pp. [View report] Available from: http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/PDF/Report_505_web.pdf

Gibb, N., Tillin, H.M., Pearce, B. & Tyler-Walters, H., 2014. Assessing the sensitivity of Sabellaria spinulosa reef biotopes to pressures associated with marine activities. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. JNCC report No. 504, Peterborough, 67 pp. [View report] Available from: http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/PDF/JNCC_Report_504_web.pdf

Mainwaring, K., Tillin, H. & Tyler-Walters, H., 2014. Assessing the sensitivity of blue mussel beds to pressures associated with human activities. Joint Nature Conservation Committee, JNCC Report No. 506., Peterborough, 96 pp. [View report] Available from:http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/pdf/JNCC_Report_506_web.pdf

Tillin, H. & Tyler-Walters, H., 2014. Assessing the sensitivity of subtidal sedimentary habitats to pressures associated with marine activities. Phase 2 Report – Literature review and sensitivity assessments for ecological groups for circalittoral and offshore Level 5 biotopes.  JNCC Report No. 512B,  260 pp. [View report] Available from: http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/PDF/Report 512-B_phase2_web.pdf

Tillin, H. & Tyler-Walters, H., 2014. Assessing the sensitivity of subtidal sedimentary habitats to pressures associated with marine activities. Phase 1 Report: Rationale and proposed ecological groupings for Level 5 biotopes against which sensitivity assessments would be best undertaken. JNCC Report No. 512A,  68 pp. [View report] Available from: http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-6790

2013 

Hiscock, K., Bayley, D., Pade, N., Lacey, C., Cox, E. & Enever, R., 2013. Prioritizing action for recovery and conservation of marine species: a case study based on species of conservation importance around England. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 23 (1), 88-110. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2283

2012

Tyler-Walters, H., James, B.E., Wilding, C., Durkin, O., Lacey, C., Philpott, E., Adams, L., Chaniotis, P.D., Wilkes, P.T.V., Seeley, R., Neilly, M., Dargie, J. & Crawford-Avis, O.T., 2012. Descriptions of Marine Protected Area (MPA) search features. A report produced by MarLIN (Marine Life Information Network), SMRU Ltd., Scottish Natural Heritage and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, for the Scottish Marine Protected Areas Project. Scottish Government, Edinburgh, 75 pp. [View report] Available from: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/marine/marine-environment/mpanetwork/engagement/140312/searchfeature

2011

Hiscock, K., Bayley, D., Pade, N., Cox, E. & Lacey, C., 2011. A recovery / conservation programme for marine species of conservation importance. A report to Natural England from the Marine Biological Association of the UK. Natural England Commissioned Reports, No. 065. [View report] Available from: http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/publication/188085?category=10006

Jackson, E.L., Higgs, S., Allsop, T., Cawthray, A., Evans, J. & Langmead, O., 2011. Isles of Scilly Seagrass Mapping. Natural England Commissioned Reports, Number 087. [View report]  Available from: http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/publication/43015

2010

Higgs, S., Seeley, B., Lear., D. Adams, L., Wilkes, P., Bilewitch, J. & 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. [View report] Available from: http://randd.defra.gov.uk/Default.aspx?Menu=Menu&Module=More&Location=None&Completed=0&ProjectID=16368

Jackson, E.L., Langmead, O., Evans, J., Wilkes, P., Seeley, B., Lear D. 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]

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. [View report] 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 [(opens in a new window)]

Seeley, B., Higgs, S., Lear, D., Neilly, M., Wilkes, P., Campbell, M., Evans, J. & 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. [View report] 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. & 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. [View report] Available from: http://randd.defra.gov.uk/Default.aspx?Menu=Menu&Module=More&Location=None&Completed=0&ProjectID=16368

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. [View report] Available from: http://randd.defra.gov.uk/Default.aspx?Menu=Menu&Module=More&Location=None&Completed=0&ProjectID=16368

2009

Tyler-Walters, H., Rogers, S.I., Marshall, C.E. & 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

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]

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 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, No. 018. [View final report]

Langmead, O., Mieszkowska, N., Ellis, R. & 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. [View final report

Langmead, O., Jackson, E., Lear, D., Evans, J., Seeley, B. Ellis, R., Mieszkowska, N. & 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. & 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.

Sewell J., Pearce S., Bishop J. & 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

Tyler-Walters, H. & 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

2007

Hiscock, K. and Breckels, M., 2007. Marine Biodiversity Hotspots in the UK. A report identifying and protecting areas for marine biodiversity. WWF UK. [View final report] Available from Marine Biodiversity Hotspots in the UK. A report identifying and protecting areas for marine biodiversity. WWF UK

Sewell, J., Harris, R., Hinz, H., Votier, S. and Hiscock, K., 2007. An Assessment of the Impact of Selected Fishing Activities on European Marine Sites and a Review of Mitigation Measures. Report to the Seafish Industry Authority (Seafish). Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth and the University of Plymouth, members of the Plymouth Marine Sciences Partnership (PMSP). [View final report [View on-line report database]

2006

Hiscock, K., Marshall, C., Sewell, J. & 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]

Hiscock, K ., Harris, R. & 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. & 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. & 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

Ager, O.E.D., Heard, J., & 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), JNCC Contract no. F90-01-784. Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth.  [View final report

Hiscock, K. & 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, JNCC. Contract F90-01-784. Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth. [View final report]

Hiscock, K., Sewell, J. & Oakley, J., 2005. Marine Health Check 2005. A report to gauge the health of the UK's sea life. Godalming: WWF-UK. [View final report] Available from http://assets.wwf.org.uk/downloads/marine_healthcheck05.pdf

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]

Hiscock, K., Smith, A, Jenkins, S., Sewell, J. & 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]

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]

Sewell, J. & 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]  [View on-line report database]

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

Tyler-Walters, H. & 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), contract no. CDEP 84/5/244. Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth. [View final report]

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] 

2004

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]

Hiscock, K. & 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), JNCC Contract no. F90-01-681. Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth. [View final report

Hiscock, K., Langmead, O. & 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

Hiscock, K., Southward, A.J., Tittley, I. & 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. & 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

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]

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

2003

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).

Hiscock, K. & Tyler-Walters, H., 2003. Assessing the sensitivity of seabed biotopes to human activities and natural events. Edinburgh: Scottish Natural Heritage. [View MarLIN brochure]

Hiscock, K., Elliott, M., Laffoley, D. & Rogers, S., 2003. Data use and information creation: challenges and for marine scientists and for managers. Marine Pollution Bulletin46, 534 - 541.

Parr, J. & 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. & 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] [(opens in a new window)]

Tyler-Walters, H., Lear, D.B. & 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

2002

Hiscock, K., Tyler-Walters, H. & 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]  Available from http://www.og.dti.gov.uk/offshore-wind-sea/reports/index.htm

Tyler-Walters, H., Ager, O.E.D. & 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

2001

Hiscock, K., Southward, A., Tittley, I., Jory, A. & 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 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.

2000

Hiscock, K. (ed.), 2000. Using marine biological information in the electronic age. [CD-ROM/ On-line] Proceedings of a meeting held 19-21 July 1999, Plymouth. Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, Plymouth.

1999

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.)

Hiscock, K, Jackson, A. & 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.]

Tyler-Walters, H. & 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. & 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)