JNCC, 2023.
Seabirds Count, the fourth census of Britain and Ireland’s internationally important populations of breeding seabirds. Use of and acknowledgement of SOTEAG seabird monitoring data.

Armitage (in review).
Decoupling multidecadal changes in coastal benthic ecosystem functioning  from temperature-driven community shifts. Global Change Ecology. 


Falcheieri et al, (2022). 
Shift in HPAI infection dynamics causes significant losses in seabird populations across Great Britain. Vetinary Record: Surveillence focus 191, 271-316.

Miles, W., et al, (2022). 
Long term decline and geographical variation in the numbers of moulting Common Eiders in Shetland. Bird Study 68 (4), 477-488.

Harris et al, (2022). 
A rough winter for puffins in the North Sea. Scottish Birds.


Burrows, M., et al. (2019).
Global Change Biology 26 (4), 2093-2105 (


Dornelas, M., et al. (2018). 
Global Ecology and Biogeography 27, 760-786. (DOI: 10.1111/geb.12729).


Wasson, B., Giangrande, A. and Tovar-Hernandez. 2017
Re-establishment of Chone filicaudata Southern, 1914 (Annelida: Sabellidae) and the first record of the Mediterranean species Dialychone dunerificta (Tovar-Hernández et al., 2007) (Annelida: Sabellidae) in British waters.
DOI: 10.21411/CBM.A.77998E0C

Giangrande, A., Wasson, B., Lezzi, M. and Licciano, M.
Description of Euchone anceps sp. nov. (Annelida: Sabellidae) from the Mediterranean Sea and Northeast Atlantic, with remarks on the difficulty of generic definition, The European Zoological Journal, 84:1,193-207


Burrows, M., et al. (2016).  Report to SOTEAG. 

Ashton, T.J., Kayoueche-Reev, M., Blight, A.J., Moore, J., and Paterson, D.M. 2016.
Duplex DNA barcoding allows accurate species determination of morphologically similar limpets (Patella spp.) from non-destructive sampling.
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.
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Burrows, M.T. 2016
Analysis of long-term trends in the SOTEAG rocky shore monitoring programme: responses to climate change 1976-2014.

Analysis of long-term trends in rocky shore monitoring data

Camphuysen, K. & Heubeck, M. 2016.
Beached bird surveys in the North Sea as an instrument to measure chronic oil pollution.
In: Carpenter, A. (ed.) Oil Pollution in the North Sea: 193-208. Springer, Heidelberg/New York.
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Heubeck, M. & Mellor. 2016.
The SMP [Seabird Monitoring Programme] 30 years on: taking stock, and planning for the future.
Oral presentation at 13th International Seabird Group Conference, Edinburgh 6th–9th September 2016.
Abstract. The SMP 30 years on. Taking Stock and Planning for the future

Heubeck, M. & Mellor. 2016.
Thirty-eight years of monitoring show a large-scale oil development has had little long-term impact on local seabird populations.
Poster presentation at 13th International Seabird Group Conference, Edinburgh 6th–9th September 2016.
30 years of seabird monitoring

IPIECA. 2016
Impacts of oil spills on shorelines. Good practice guidelines for incident management and emergency response personnel.
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Huebeck, M., Mellor, R.M., Gear, S., and Miles, W.T.S.  2015. 
Population and breeding dynamics of European Shags Phalacrocorax aristotelis at three major colonies in Shetland, 2001-2015.
Seabird, 28: 55-77.
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