1. The economic implications of changing regulations for deep sea fishing under the European Common Fisheries Policy: UK case study.

    Science of The Total Environment 562:260 (2016) PMID 27100006

    Economic impact assessment methodology was applied to UK fisheries data to better understand the implications of European Commission proposal for regulations to fishing for deep-sea stocks in the North-East Atlantic (EC COM 371 Final 2012) under the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). The aim was to ...
  2. A trait-based metric sheds new light on the nature of the body size-depth relationship in the deep sea.

    Journal of Animal Ecology 85(2):427 (2016) PMID 26559778

    Variation within species is an often-overlooked aspect of community ecology, despite the fact that the ontogenetic structure of populations influences processes right up to the ecosystem level. Accounting for traits at the individual level is an important advance in the implementation of trait-b...
  3. A Scientific Basis for Regulating Deep-Sea Fishing by Depth.

    Current Biology 25(18):2425 (2015) PMID 26320948

    The deep sea is the world's largest ecosystem, with high levels of biodiversity and many species that exhibit life-history characteristics that make them vulnerable to high levels of exploitation. Many fisheries in the deep sea have a track record of being unsustainable. In the northeast Atlanti...
  4. Molecular markers reveal spatially segregated cryptic species in a critically endangered fish, the common skate (Dipturus batis).

    Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological ... 277(1687):1497 (2010) PMID 20106849 PMCID PMC2871835

    Many sharks and skates are particularly vulnerable to overfishing because of their large size, slow growth, late maturity and low fecundity. In Europe dramatic population declines have taken place in common skate (Dipturus batis L.), one of the largest demersal fish in regional shelf seas, leadi...
  5. Reproductive allocation in Aidablennius sphynx (Teleostei, Blenniidae): females lay more eggs faster when paired with larger males.

    Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A Comparat... 303(10):922 (2005) PMID 16161016

    Individuals are expected to invest more in current reproductive effort when paired with a partner of higher than average quality. Aidablennius sphynx is an external fertilizing fish with paternal care in which females gain direct benefits from spawning with large males, but often 'make do' with ...