Ecostructure partners have produced a number of publications thus far in the project. Take a look below and check back again in the future as new papers are added.
The use of environmental DNA metabarcoding and quantitative PCR for molecular detection of marine invasive non-native species associated with artificial structures
Laura M. Gargan, Paul R. Brooks, Siobhan R. Vye, Joseph E. Ironside, Stuart R. Jenkins, Tasman P. Crowe, Jens Carlsson.
Genetic diversity and relatedness in aquaculture and marina populations of the invasive tunicate Didemnum vexillum in the British Isles
Melanie B. Prentice, Siobhan R. Vye, Stuart R. Jenkins, Paul W. Shaw, Joe E. Ironside. Biological Invasions.
Eco-Engineering of Seawalls—An Opportunity for Enhanced Climate Resilience From Increased Topographic Complexity
Md Salauddin, John J. O’Sullivan, Soroush Abolfathi, and Jonathan M. Pearson. Frontiers in Marine Science.
Artificial shorelines lack natural structural complexity across scales
Peter J. Lawrence , Ally J. Evans , Tim Jackson-Bué , Paul R. Brooks, Tasman P. Crowe , Amy E. Dozier , Stuart R. Jenkins , Pippa J. Moore , Gareth J. Williams and Andrew J. Davies. Proceedings of The Royal Society B.
Fucus vesiculosus populations on artificial structures have potentially reduced fecundity and are dislodged at greater rates than on natural shores
Veronica Farrugia Drakard, Paul Brooks, Tasman P. Crowe, Hannah S. Earp, Bryan Thompson, Nathan Bourke, Ruby George, Chloe Piper, and Pippa J.Moore. Marine Environmental Research.
Replicating natural topography on marine artificial structures – A novel approach to eco-engineering
Evans, A.J., Lawrence, P.J., Natanzi, A.S., Moore, P.J., Davies, A.J., Crowe, T.P., McNally, C., Thompson, B., Dozier, A.E., Brooks, P.R. (2021). Replicating natural topography on marine artificial structures – A novel approach to eco-engineering. Ecological Engineering 160.
Influence of concrete properties on the initial biological colonisation of marine artificial structures
Natanzi, A.S., Thompson, B.J., Brooks, B.R., Crowe, T.P., McNally, C. (2021). Influence of concrete properties on the initial biological colonisation of marine artificial structures. Ecological Engineering 159.
Exploring perceptions of marine biosecurity interventions: insights from the commercial marina sector
Vye, S.R., Wynne-Jones, S., Masterson-Algar, P., Jenkins, S.R. (2020). Exploring perceptions of marine biosecurity interventions: insights from the commercial marina sector. Marine Policy 118.
Three-dimensional digital mapping of ecosystems: a new era in spatial ecology
Jackson, T.U., Williams, G.J., Walker-Springett, G., and Davies, A.J. (2020) Three-dimensional digital mapping of ecosystems: a new era in spatial ecology. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 287.
Design catalogue for eco-engineering of coastal artificial structures: a multifunctional approach for stakeholders and end-users
O’Shaughnessy, K.A., Hawkins, S.J., Evans, A.J., Hanley, M.E., Lunt, P., Thompson, R.C., Francis, R.A., Hoggart, S.P.G., Moore, P., Iglesias, G., Simmonds, D., Ducker, D., Firth, L.B. (2019). Design catalogue for eco-engineering of coastal artificial structures: a multifunctional approach for stakeholders and end-users. Urban Ecosyst 23, 431–443 (2020).
From ocean sprawl to blue-green infrastructure – a UK perspective on an issue of global significance
Evans, A. J., Firth, L. B., Hawkins, S. J., Hall, A. E., Ironside, J. E., Thompson, R. C., Moore, P. J. (2019) From ocean sprawl to blue-green infrastructure – A UK perspective on an issue of global significance. Environmental Science and Policy 91, pp. 60-69.
A concrete home for marine micro inhabitants
Natanzi, Atteyeh S., and Ciaran McNally. “A concrete home for marine micro inhabitants.” In SynerCrete’18: The International Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches for Cement-based Materials and Structural Concrete, Madeira, Portugal, 24-26 October 2018. RILEM Publications SARL, 2018
Reefcrete: Reducing the environmental footprint of concretes for eco-engineering marine structures
Dennis, H. D., Evans, A. J., Banner, A. J., Moore, P. J. (2017) Reefcrete: Reducing the environmental footprint of concretes for eco-engineering marine structures. Ecological Engineering 120, pp. 668-678.
The publications below have not been produced as part of the Ecostructure project, but provide context within the field of eco-engineering and may be of additional interest.
Greening of grey infrastructure should not be used as a Trojan horse to facilitate coastal development
Firth, L.B., Airoldi, L., Bulleri, F., Challinor, S., Chee,S-Y., Evans, A. J., Hanley, M.E., Knights, A.M., O’Shaughnessy, K., Thompson, R.C., Hawkins, S.J.