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  Graham John Pierce  
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  e-mail: g.j.pierce@abdn.ac.uk  
  Category: Visiting Chair in Marine Studies  
  Department: Biology  
  Research group: Marine and Estuarine Ecology
 
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Research Interests

- Life history, ecology and fisheries for short-lived species, especially cephalopods


- Life history, ecology and conservation of marine mammals


- Anthropogenic impacts on marine animals, communities and ecosystems


- Fisheries, including the human dimensions; fishery management and goverance

Recent projects (University of Aveiro and University of Aberdeen)

TRAINING AWARDS (as supervisor or co-supervisor)


Cetacean monitoring in Northeastern Atlantic Ocean: Occurrence and distribution of cetacean species in the Canary Basin.PhD  grant award to Ana Mafalda Tomás Correia, University of Porto. Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, FRH/BD/100606/2014, 2015-2018. Co-supervisor.


Assessing the molecular, toxicological and ecological status of the bottlenose dolphin from the Sado estuary (Portugal), a highly human-impacted environment. Postdoctoral grant award to Inês Costa de Carvalho, University of Aveiro. Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, SFRH/BPD/97566/2013, 2014-2017. Supervisor.


Conserving pelagic hábitats in changing environments: marine top predators as bioindicators. Postdoctoral grant award to Maite Louzao, Instituto Español de Oceanografía. EU Marie Curie Training and Career Development Grant. PCIG9-GA-2011-293774, 2011-2014. Co-supervisor.


Interactions of cetaceans and turtles with Fisheries along the Portuguese continental coast. Postdoctoral grant award to Ana Luísa Barreto Marçalo, IPMA/University of Aveiro. Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, SFRH/BPD/64889/2009, 2009-2015. Co-supervisor.


Trading, transporting and dealing in exotic animals and their products from 1500-1970: Their impact on European science and culture. Postdoctoral grant award to Cristina Maria Ribeiro da Silva Brito, University of Lisbon.Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, SFRH/BPD/63433/2009, 2010-2015. Co-supervisor.


Distribution, relative abundance, genetic structure and habitat use of harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena, Linnaeus 1758) of the Northwest Iberian Peninsula. PhD grant award to Angela Llavona Vallina, University of Aveiro. Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, SFRH/BD/45339/2008, 2009-2013. Co-supervisor.


Interactions of cetaceans with Spanish and Portuguese fisheries in Atlantic waters: costs, benefits and implications for management. PhD grant award to Sabine Goetz, University of Aveiro. Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, SFRH/BD/47931/2008, 2010-2013. Co-supervisor.


PROJECTS (as PI, co-PI or project partner)


Analysis of coastal sightings data to infer patterns in porpoise and dolphin distribution. Seawatch Foundation/JNCC, 2014, £5k.


Cephalopod indicators for the MSFD. UK Defra, ME5311, 2013-2015, £61k


PArasite Risk ASsessment with Integrated Tools in EU fish production value chains (PARASITE). 2013-2016, Partner. CEC. €210k.


Age Determination of Pilot Whales. Scottish Agricultural College, 2012, £5k


Can Essential Habitat Modelling For The Lesser Octopus Eledone cirrhosa Help Identify Key Areas For Risso’s Dolphin Grampus griseus In Scottish Waters? Scottish Natural Heritage, 2012, £2.4k


Aquaculture, Fisheries & Aquatic Resource Management (AQUAT-NET 3). European Thematic Network in the field of aquaculture, fisheries and aquatic resources management, European Commission Lifelong Learning Programme, 2012-2014. Partner, €24.4k.


The Contribution of Marine Protected Areas to Protecting Highly Mobile Species in English Waters. British Trust for Ornithology/DEFRA, 2012, £7k. Partner


Understanding harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)-fishery interactions in the north-west Iberian Peninsula. UNEP/ASCOBANS, SSFA/ASCOBANS/2010/4, 2010-2011, €10k.


Vocational Aqualabs. EU Lifelong Learning Programme, 2010-2011, Partner, €44.8k.

Publications (University of Aberdeen and University of Aveiro) from 2008

Méndez-Fernandez, P., Simon-Bouhet, B., Bustamante, P., Chouvelon, T., Ferreira, M., López, A., Moffat, C.F., Pierce, G.J., Russell, M., Santos, M.B., Spitz, J., Vingada, J.V., Webster, L., Read, F.L., González, A.F. & Caurant, F., 2017. Inter-species differences in polychlorinated biphenyl patterns from five sympatric species of odontocetes: can PCBs be used as tracers of feeding ecology? Ecological Indicators 74, 98-108.


Mente, E., Pierce, G.J., Antonopoulou, E., Stead, D. & Martin, S., 2017. Postprandial hepatic protein expression in trout Oncorhynchus mykiss, a proteomics examination. Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports 9, 79–85.


Brito, C., Jordão, V.L. & Pierce, G.J., 2016. Ambergris as an overlooked historical marine resource: its biology and role as a global economic commodity. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 96, 585-596.


Dellabianca, N.A., Pierce, G.J., Raya Rey, A.  Scioscia, G., Miller, D.L., Torres, M.A., Paso Viola, M.N., Goodall, R.N.P. & Schiavini, A.C.M., 2016. Spatial models of abundance and habitat preferences of Commerson’s and Peale’s dolphin in southern Patagonian waters. PLoS ONE 11 (10), e0163441, 17 pp 


Doubleday, Z.A., Prowse, T.A.A., Arkhipkin, A., Pierce, G.J., Semmens, J., Steer, M., Leporati, S.C., Lourenço, S., Quetglas, A., Sauer, W. & Gillanders, B.M., 2016. Global proliferation of cephalopods. Current Biology 26, R406–R407.


Monteiro, S., Vingada, J.V., López, A., Pierce, G.J., Ferreira, M., Brownlow, A., Mikkelsen, B., Niemeyer, M., Deaville, R.J., Eira, C. & Piertney, S., 2016. Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) Class II sequence polymorphism in long-finned pilot whale (Globicephala melas) from the North Atlantic. Marine Biology Research 12, 595-607.


Pennino, M.G., Pérez Roda, M.A., Pierce, G.J. &, Rotta, A., 2016. Effects of vessel traffic on relative abundance and behaviour of cetaceans: the case of the bottlenose dolphins in the Archipelago de La Maddalena, north-western Mediterranean sea  Hydrobiologia, 776, 237-248.


Villasante, S., Pierce, G.J., Pita, C., Pazos Guimeráns, C., Rodrigues, J.C., Antelo, M., Da Rocha, J.M., Cutrín, J.C., Hastie, L., Veiga, P., Sumaila, R. & Coll, M, 2016. Fishers’ perceptions about the EU discards policy and its economic impact on the small-scale fisheries in Galicia (NW Spain). Ecological Economics 130, 130–138.


Villasante, S., Pita, C., Pierce, G.J., Pazos Guimeráns, C., Rodrigues, J.C., Antelo, M., Da Rocha, J.M., Cutrín, J.C., Hastie, L., Sumaila, U.R. & Coll, M, 2016.To land or not to land: How do stakeholders perceive the zero discard policy in European small-scale fisheries? Marine Policy 71, 166-174.


Arkhipkin, A.I., Rodhouse, P.G.K., Pierce, G.J., Sauer, W., Sakai, M., Allcock, L., Arguelles, J., Bower, J.R., Castillo, G., Ceriola, L., Chen, C.-S., Chen, X., Diaz-Santana, M., Downey, N., González, A.F., Granados Amores, J., Green, C.P., Guerra, A., Hendrickson, L.C., Ibáñez, C., Ito, K., Jereb, P., Kato, Y., Katugin, O.N., Kawano, M., Kidokoro, H., Kulik, V.V., Laptikhovsky, V.V., Lipinski, M.R., Liu, B., Mariátegui, L., Marin, W., Medina, A., Miki, K., Miyahara, K., Moltschaniwskyj, N., Moustahfid, H., Nabhitabhata, J., Nanjo, N., Nigmatullin, C.M., Ohtani, T., Pecl, G., Perez, J.A.A., Piatkowski, U., Saikliang, P., Salinas-Zavala, C.A., Steer, M., Tian, Y., Ueta, Y., Vijai, D., Wakabayashi, T., Yamaguchi, T., Yamashiro, C., Yamashita, N. & Zeidberg, L.D., 2015. World Squid Fisheries. Reviews in Fisheries Science & Aquaculture 23, 92-252.


Bao, M., Mota, M., Nachón, D.J., Antunes, C., Cobo, F., Garci, M.E., Pierce, G.J. & Pascual, S., 2015. Anisakis infection in allis shad, Alosa alosa (Linnaeus, 1758), and twaite shad, Alosa fallax (Lacépède, 1803) from Western Iberian Peninsula rivers: zoonotic and ecological implications. Parasitology Research 114, 2143–2154.


Goetz, S., Read, F.L., Ferreira, F., Martínez Portela, J., Santos, M.B., Vingada, J.V., Siebert, U., Marçalo, A., Santos, J., Araújo, H., Monteiro, S., Caldas, M., Riera, M. & Pierce, G.J., 2015. Cetacean occurrence, habitat preferences and potential for cetacean-fishery interactions in Iberian Atlantic waters: results from cooperative research involving local stakeholders. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 25, 138-154.


Goetz, S., Santos, M.B., Vingada, J.V., Costas Costas, D., González Villanueva, A. & Pierce, G.J., 2015.  Do pingers cause stress in fish? An experimental tank study with European sardine, Sardina pilchardus (Walbaum, 1792) (Actinopterygii, Clupeidae), exposed to a 70 Hz dolphin pinger. Hydrobiologia 749, 83-96.


Lizárraga-Cubedo, H.A., Tuck, I., Bailey, N., Pierce, G.J., Zuur, A. F. & Bova, D., 2015. Scottish lobster fisheries and environmental variability. ICES Journal of Marine Science 72 (Supplement 1), i211-i224.


Marçalo, A., Feijó, D., Katara, I., Araújo, H., Oliveira, I., Santos, J., Ferreira, M., Monteiro, S., Pierce, G.J., Silva, A. & Vingada, J., 2015. Quantification of interactions between the Portuguese sardine purse seine fishery and cetaceans. ICES Journal of Marine Science 72, 2438–2449.


Monteiro, S.S., Méndez-Fernandez, P., Piertney, S., Moffat, C.F., Ferreira, M., Vingada, J.V., López, A., Brownlow, A., Jepson, P., Mikkelsen, B., Niemeyer, M., Carvalho, J.C., & Pierce, G.J., 2015. Population diversity and structure of long-finned pilot whale (Globicephala melas) in Atlantic waters assessed through biogeochemical and genetic markers. Marine Ecology Progress Series 536, 243-257


Murphy, S., Barber, J., Learmonth, J.A., Read, F.L., Deaville, R., Perkins, M., Brownlow, A., Davison, N., Pierce, G.J., Law, R.J., & Jepson, P.D., 2015. Reproductive failure in UK harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena: legacy of pollutant exposure? PLoS ONE 10 (7), e0131085. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0131085.


Pennino, M.G., Rotta, A., Pierce, G.J. & Bellido, J.M., 2015. Interaction between bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) and trammel nets in the Archipelago de La Maddalena, Italy. Hydrobiologia 747, 69-82.


Pita, C., Eleftheriou, M., Mente, E., Fernández-Borrás, J., Santos, M.B., Gonçalves, S., Seixas, S. & Pierce, G.J., 2015. Generic skills needs for graduate employment in the aquaculture, fisheries and related sectors in Europe. Aquaculture International 23, 767-786.


Santos, M.B. & Pierce, G.J., 2015. Marine mammals and Good Environmental Status: Science, Policy and Society: Challenges and Opportunities. Hydrobiologia 750, 13-41.


Xavier, J.C., Allcock, A.L., Cherel, Y., Lipinski, M.R., Pierce, G.J., Rodhouse, P.G.K., Rosa, R., Shea, E.K., Strugnell, J.M., Vidal, E.A.G., Villanueva, R. & Ziegler, A. 2015. Future challenges in cephalopod research. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 95, 999–1015.


Dolman, S.J., Hodgkins, N.K., MacLeod, C.D., Pierce, G.J. & Weir, C.R., 2014. Harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) and minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) observed during land-based surveys in The Minch, north-west Scotland. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 94, 1185-1194.


Fernández, R., Pierce, G.J., MacLeod, C.D., Brownlow, A., Reid, R.J., Rogan, E., Addink, M., Deaville, R., Jepson, P.D. & Santos, M.B., 2014. Strandings of northern bottlenose whales, Hyperoodon ampullatus, in the north-east Atlantic: seasonality and diet. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 94, 1109-1116.


Goetz, S., Read, F.L., Santos, M.B., Pita, C. & Pierce, G.J., 2014. Cetacean–fishery interactions in Galicia (NW Spain): results and management implications of a face-to-face interview survey of local fishers. ICES Journal of Marine Science 71, 604-617.


Lambert, E., Pierce, G.J., Hall, K., Brereton, T., Dunn, T.E., Wall, D., Jepson, P.D., Deaville, R. & MacLeod, C.D., 2014. Cetacean range and climate in the eastern North Atlantic: future predictions and implications for conservation. Global Change Biology 20, 1782-1793.


Learmonth, J.A., Murphy, S., Luque, P.L., Reid, R.J., Patterson, I.A.P., Brownlow, A., Ross, H.M., Barley, J., Santos, M.B. & Pierce, G.J., 2014. Life history of harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in Scottish (UK) waters. Marine Mammal Science 30, 1427–1455.


MacLeod, C.D., MacLeod, R., Learmonth, J.A., Cresswell, W. & Pierce, G.J., 2014. Predicting population level risk effects of predation from the responses of individuals. Ecology 95, 2006–2015.


MacLeod, C.D., Santos, M.B., Burns, F., Brownlow, A. & Pierce, G.J., 2014. Can habitat modelling for the octopus Eledone cirrhosa help identify key areas for Risso’s dolphin in Scottish waters? Hydrobiologia 725, 125-136.


Méndez-Fernandez, P., Webster, L., Chouvelon, T., Bustamante, P., Ferreira, M., González, A.F., López, A., Moffat, C.F., Pierce, G.J., Read, F.L., Russell, M., Santos, M.B., Spitz, J., Vingada, J.V. & Caurant, F., 2014. An assessment of contaminant concentrations in toothed whale species of the NW Iberian Peninsula: Part I. Persistent organic pollutants. Science of the Total Environment 484, 196-205.


Méndez-Fernandez, P., Webster, L., Chouvelon, T., Bustamante, P., Ferreira, M., González, A.F., López, A., Moffat, C.F., Pierce, G.J., Read, F.L., Russell, M., Santos, M.B., Spitz, J., Vingada, J.V. & Caurant, F., 2014. An assessment of contaminant concentrations in toothed whale species of the NW Iberian Peninsula: Part II. Trace element concentrations. Science of the Total Environment 484, 206-217.


Moreno, A., Lourenço S., Pereira, J., Gaspar, M., Cabral, H.N., Pierce, G.J. & Santos, A.M.P., 2014. Essential habitats for pre-recruit Octopus vulgaris along the Portuguese coast. Fisheries Research 152, 74-85.


Rodhouse, P.G.K., Pierce, G.J., Nichols, O.C., Sauer, W.H.H., Arkhipkin, A.I., Laptikhovsky, V.V., Lipinski, M.L., Ramos, J., Gras, M., Kidokoro, H., Sadayasu, K., Pereira, J., Lefkaditou, E., Pita, C., Gasalla, M., Haimovici, M., Sakai, M. & Downey, N., 2014. Environmental effects on cephalopod population dynamics: implications for management of fisheries. Advances in Marine Biology 67, 99-233.


Santos, M.B., Monteiro, S.S., Vingada, J.V., Ferreira, M., López, A., Cedeira, J.A.M., Reid, R.J., Brownlow, A. & Pierce, G.J., 2014. Patterns and trends in diet of long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas) based on the analysis of stomachs contents of animals stranded on Northeast Atlantic coasts. Marine Mammal Science 30, 1-19.


Santos, M.B., Saavedra, C. & Pierce, G.J., 2014. Quantifying the predation on sardine and hake by cetaceans in the Atlantic waters of the Iberian Peninsula. Deep-Sea Research II 106, 232–244.


Fernández, R., MacLeod, C.D., Pierce, G.J., Covelo, P., López, A., Torres-Palenzuela, J., Valavanis, V. & Santos, M.B., 2013. Inter-specific and seasonal comparison of the niches occupied by small cetaceans off north-west Iberia. Continental Shelf Research 64, 88-98.


Fletcher, N., Batzakas, I.E. & Pierce, G.J., 2013. Diet of the Atlantic bonito Sarda sarda (Bloch, 1793) in the Northeast Aegean Sea. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 29, 1030-1035.


Luque, P.L., Pierce, G.J., Learmonth, J.A., Ieno, E., Santos, M.B., López, A., Reid, R.J., Rogan, E., Boon, J. & Lockyer, C.H., 2013. Are mineralization anomalies in common dolphin teeth associated with life history events and/or anthropogenic pollutants? Journal of Zoology 291, 194-204.


Marçalo, A., Araújo, J., Pousão-Ferreira, P., Pierce, G.J. Stratoudakis, Y. & Erzini, K., 2013. Behavioural responses of sardines Sardina pilchardus to simulated purse-seine capture and slipping. Journal of Fish Biology 83, 480-500.


Méndez-Fernandez P., Pierce, G.J., Bustamante, P., Chouvelon, T., Ferreira, M., González, A.F., López, A., Read. F.L., Santos, M.B., Spitz, J., Vingada, J.V. & Caurant, F., 2013. Ecological niche segregation among five toothed whale species off the NW Iberian Peninsula using ecological tracers as multi-approach. Marine Biology 160, 2825-2840.


Pita, C., Pierce, G.J. & Theodossiou, I., 2013. The perceptions of Scottish inshore fishers about marine protected areas. Marine Policy 37, 254-264.


Santos, M.B., German, I., Correia, D., Read, F.L., Martinez Cedeira, J., Caldas, M., López, A., Velasco, F. & Pierce, G.J., 2013. Long-term variation in common dolphin diet in relation to prey abundance. Marine Ecology Progress Series 481: 249–268.


Santos, M.B., González-Quirós, R., Riveiro, I., Iglesias, M., Louzao, M. & Pierce, G.J., 2013. Characterization of the pelagic fish community of the North Western and Northern Spanish shelf waters. Journal of Fish Biology 83, 716-738.


Smith, J.M., MacLeod, C.D., Valavanis, V., Hastie, L.C., Valinassab, T., Bailey, N., Santos, M.B. & Pierce, G.J., 2013. Habitat and distribution of post-recruit life stages of the squid Loligo forbesii. Deep-Sea Research II 95, 145-159.


Weir, C.R. & Pierce, G.J., 2013. A review of the human activities impacting cetaceans in the eastern tropical Atlantic. Mammal Review 43, 258-274.


of métiers based on economic and biological data: the Spanish bottom otter trawl fleet operating in non-Iberian European waters. Fisheries Research 125-126, 77-86.


Evans, P.G.H., Pierce, G.J. & Wright, A., 2012. Marine mammal studies to address future challenges in conservation management. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 92, 139-144.


Lassalle, G., Gascuel, D., Le Loc’h, F., Lobry, J., Pierce. G.J., Ridoux, V., Santos, M.B., Spitz, J., Niquil, N., 2012. An ecosystem approach for the assessment of fisheries impacts on marine top predators: the Bay of Biscay case study. ICES Journal of Marine Science 69, 925-938.


Meissner, A.M., Macleod, C.D., Richard, P., Ridoux, V. & Pierce, G.J., 2012. Feeding ecology of striped dolphins, Stenella coeruleoalba, in the north-western Mediterranean Sea based on stable isotope analyses. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 92, 1677-1688.


Mèndez-Fernandez P., Bustamante, P., Bode, A., Chouvelon, T., Ferreira, M., López, A., Pierce, G.J., Santos, M.B., Spitz, J., Vingada, J.V. & Caurant, F. 2012. Foraging ecology of five toothed whale species in the Northwest Iberian Peninsula, inferred using carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 413, 150-158.


Moreno, A., Pierce G.J., Azevedo M., Pereira J. & Santos A.M.P., 2012. The effect of temperature on growth of early life stages of the common squid Loligo vulgaris. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 92, 1619-1628.


Pita, C., Chuenpagdee, R., & Pierce, G.J., 2012. Participatory issues in fisheries governance in Europe. Management of Environmental Quality 23, 347-361.


Santos, M.B., González-Quirós, R., Riveiro, I., Cabanas, J.M., Porteiro, C. & Pierce, G.J. 2012. Cycles, trends and residual variation in the Iberian sardine (Sardina pilchardus) recruitment series and their relationship with the environment. ICES Journal of Marine Science 69, 739–750.


Weir, C.R., MacLeod, C.D. & Pierce, G.J., 2012. Habitat preferences and evidence for niche partitioning amongst cetaceans in the waters between Gabon and Angola, eastern tropical Atlantic. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 92, 1735-1750.


Bellido, J.M., Santos, M.B., Pennino, M.G., Valeiras, X. & Pierce, G.J., 2011. Fishery discards and bycatch: solutions for an ecosystem approach to fisheries management? Hydrobiologia 670, 317-333.


Castro, J., Márin, M., Pierce, G.J. & Punzón, A., 2011. Identification of métiers of the Spanish set-longline fleet operating in non-Spanish European waters. Fisheries Research 107, 100-111.


Fernández, R., García-Tiscar, S., Santos, M.B., López, A., Martínez-Cedeira, J.A., Newton, J. & Pierce, G.J., 2011. Stable isotope analysis in two sympatric populations of bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus: evidence of resource partitioning? Marine Biology 158, 1043–1055.


Fernández, R., Santos, M.B., Pierce, G.J., Llavona, A., López, A., Silva, M.A., Ferreira, M., Carrillo, M., Cermeño, P., Lens, S. & Piertney, S.B., 2011. Fine scale genetic structure of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Atlantic waters of the Iberian Peninsula. Hydrobiologia 670, 111-125.


Goetz, S., Laporta, M., Martínez Portela, J., Santos, M.B. & Pierce, G.J., 2011. Experimental fishing with an “umbrella and stones” system to reduce interactions of sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) and seabirds with bottom-set longlines for Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) on the High Seas of the Southwest Atlantic. ICES Journal of Marine Science 68, 228-238.


Katara, I., Pierce, G.J., Illian, J., Scott, B.E., 2011. Environmental drivers of the anchovy/sardine complex in the Eastern Mediterranean. Hydrobiologia 670, 49-65.


Lambert, E., MacLeod, C.D., Hall, K., Brereton, T., Dunn, T.E., Wall, D., Jepson, P.D., Deaville, R. & Pierce, G.J., 2011. Quantifying likely cetacean range shifts in response to global climatic change: Implications for conservation strategies in a changing world. Endangered Species Research 15, 205-222.


Pan, M., Pierce, G.J., Cunningham, C.O. & Hay, S.J., 2011. Seasonal and interannual variation of decapod larval abundance from two coastal locations in Scotland, UK. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 91, 1443-1451.


Pan, M., Pierce, G.J., Cunningham, C.O. & Hay, S.J., 2011. Spatiotemporal coupling/decoupling of planktonic larvae and benthic settlement in decapods in the Scottish east coast. Marine Biology 158, 31-46.


Pierce, G.J., Hernandez-Milian, G., Santos, M.B., Dendrinos, P., Psaradellis, M., Tounta, E., Androukaki, E. & Edridge, A., 2011. Diet of the Monk Seal (Monachus monachus) in Greek Waters. Aquatic Mammals 37, 284-297.


Pierce, G.J., Valavanis, V.D., Santos, M.B. & Portela, J.M., 2011. Preface: European Commission's Marie Curie Action ECOSUMMER. Hydrobiologia 670, 1-4.  


Pita, C., Pierce, G.J., Theodossiou, I. & Mcpherson, K., 2011. An overview of commercial fishers’ attitudes towards marine protected areas. Hydrobiologia 670, 289-306.


Smith, J.M., Pierce, G.J., Zuur, A.F., Martins, H., Martins, M.C., Porteiro, F. & Rocha, F., 2011. Patterns of investment in reproductive and somatic tissues in the squid Loligo forbesii and Loligo vulgaris in Iberian and Azorean waters.  Hydrobiologia 670, 201-221.


Spyrakos, E., Santos-Diniz, T.C., Martinez-Iglesias, G., Torres-Palenzuela, J.M. & Pierce, G.J., 2011. Spatiotemporal patterns of marine mammal distribution in coastal waters of Galicia, NW Spain. Hydrobiologia 670, 87-109.


Visser, F., Hartmann, K.L, Pierce, G.J., Valavanis, V.D. & Huisman, J. 2011. Timing of migratory baleen whales at the Azores in relation to the North Atlantic spring bloom. Marine Ecology Progress Series 440, 267-279.


Visser, F., Hartman, K.L., Rood, E.J.J., Hendriks, A.J.E., Zult, D.B., Wolff, W.J., Huisman, J. & Pierce, G.J., 2011. Risso’s dolphin alters daily resting pattern in response to whale watching at the Azores. Marine Mammal Science 27, 366-381.


Wangvoralak, S., Pierce, G.J. & Hastie, L.C. 2011. Temporal variation in the diet of squid (Loligo forbesii Streenstrup) in Scottish waters (1990–2007). Hydrobiologia 670, 223-240.


Castro, J., Punzón, A., Pierce, G.J., Marín, M. & Abad, E., 2010. Identification of métiers of the Northern Spanish coastal bottom pair trawl fleet by using the partitioning method CLARA. Fisheries Research 102, 184-190.


Evans, P.G., Pierce, G.J. & Panigada, S., 2010. Foreword: Climate Change and Marine Mammals. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 90, 1483-1487.


González, A.F., Otero, J., Pierce, G.J. & Guerra, A. 2010. Age, growth and mortality of Loligo vulgaris wild paralarvae: implications for understanding of the life cycle and longevity. ICES Journal of Marine Science 67, 1119-27.


Guerra, A., Pierce, G.J., Santos, M.B., González, A.F., Hernández-Milian, G., Porteiro, C. & Patiño, B., 2010. Record of the largest specimen of neon flying squid Ommastrephes bartramii (Cephalopoda: Ommastrephidae). Iberus 28, 61-66.


Guerra, A, Rodríguez-Navarro, A, González A.F, Romanek, C.S, Álvarez-Lloret, P & Pierce, G.J., 2010. Life history traits of the giant squid Architeuthis revealed from stable isotopes signatures recorded in its beaks. ICES Journal of Marine Science67, 1425-1431.


Hall, K., Macleod, C.D., Mandleberg, L., Schweder-Goad, C.,Bannon S.M. & Pierce G.J., 2010.  Do abundance-occupancy relationships exist in cetaceans? Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 90, 1571-1581.


Lambert, E., Hunter, C., MacLeod, C.D. & Pierce, G.J., 2010. Sustainable whale watching tourism and climate change reviewed: towards framework of resilience. Journal of Sustainable Tourism 18, 409-427.


Mente, E., Martin, J.C., Tuck, I., Kormas, K., Santos, M.B., Bailey, N. & Pierce, G.J., 2010. Mesoscale effects of aquaculture installations on benthic and epibenthic communities in four Scottish sea lochs. Aquatic Living Resources 23, 267–276.


Murphy, S., Pierce, G.J., Law, R.J., Bersuder, P., Jepson, P.D., Learmonth, J.A., Addink, M., Dabin, W., Santos, M.B., Deaville, R., Zegers, B.N., Mets, A., Rogan, E., Ridoux, V., Reid, R.J., Smeenk, C., Jauniaux, T., López, A., Alonso Farré, J.M., González, A.F., Guerra, A., García-Hartmann, M., Lockyer, C. & Boon, J.P., 2010. Assessing the effect of persistent organic pollutants on reproductive activity in common dolphins and harbour porpoises. Journal of Northwest Atlantic Fishery Science 42, 153-173.


Pierce, G.J., Caldas, M., Cedeira, J., Santos, M.B., Llavona, A., Covelo, P., Martinez, G., Torres, J., Sacau, M. & López, A., 2010. Trends in cetacean sightings along the Galician coast, north-western Spain, 2003–2007, and inferences about cetacean habitat preferences. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 90, 1547-1560.


Pita, C., Dickey, H., Pierce, G.J., Mente, E. & Theodossiou, I., 2010. Willingness for mobility amongst European fishermen. Journal of Rural Studies 26, 308-319.


Pita, C., Pierce, G.J. & Theodossiou, I., 2010. Stakeholders' participation in the fisheries management decision-making process: Fishers' perceptions of participation. Marine Policy 34, 1093-1102.


Portela, J.M., Pierce, G.J., del Río, J.L., Sacau, M., Patrocinio, T. & Vilela, R., 2010. Preliminary description of the overlap between squid fisheries and VMEs on the high seas of the Patagonian Shelf. Fisheries Research 106, 229-238.


Scott, B.E., Sharples, J., Ross, O.N., Wang, J., Pierce, G.J. & Camphuysen, C.J., 2010. Sub-surface hotspots in shallow seas: Fine-scale limited locations of marine top predator foraging habitat indicated by tidal mixing and sub-surface chlorophyll. Marine Ecology Progress Series 408, 207–226.


Broekema, J.W., Schokkenbroek, J.C.A., Pierce, G.J. & Evans, P.G.H., 2009. Marine Mammals in Time: Past, Present and Future. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 89, 867-872.


Fernández, R., Santos, M.B., Carrillo, M., Tejedor M. & Pierce G.J., 2009. Stomach contents of cetaceans stranded in the Canary Islands 1996-2006. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 89, 873-883.


Hastie, L.C., Nyegaard, M., Collins, M.A., Moreno, A., Pereira, J.M.F., Piatkowski, U. & Pierce, G.J., 2009. Reproductive biology of the loliginid squid, Alloteuthis subulata, in the north-east Atlantic and adjacent waters. Aquatic Living Resources 22, 35-44.


Hastie, L.C., Pierce, G.J., Wang, J., Bruno, I., Moreno, A., Piatkowski, U. & Robin, J.-P., 2009. Cephalopods in the North East Atlantic: Species, Biogeography, Ecology, Exploitation and Conservation. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review 47, 111-190.


Jaaman, S.A., Lah-Anyi, Y.U. & Pierce, G.J., 2009. The magnitude and sustainability of marine mammal by-catch in fisheries in East Malaysia. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 89, 907-920.


Luque, P.L., Learmonth, J.A., Santos, M.B., Ieno, E. & Pierce, G.J., 2009. Comparison of two histological techniques for age determination in small cetaceans. Marine Mammal Science 25, 902-919.


Luque, P.L., Pierce, G.J., Learmonth, J.A., Santos, M.B., Ieno, E., López, A., Reid, R.J., Rogan, E., González, A.F., Boon, J., Law, R.J. & Lockyer, C.H., 2009. Dentinal anomalies in teeth of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from Scottish waters: are they linked to sexual maturation and environmental events? Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 89, 893-902.


Marubini, F., Gimona, A., Evans, P.G.H., Wright, P.J. & Pierce, G.J., 2009. Habitat preferences and interannual variability in occurrence of the harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena off northwest Scotland. Marine Ecology Progress Series 381, 297-310.


Murphy, S., Winship, A., Dabin, W., Jepson, P.D., Deaville, R., Read, R.J., Spurrier, C., Rogan, E., López, A., González, A.F., Read, F.L., Addink, M., Silva, M., Ridoux, V., Learmonth, J.A., Pierce, G.J. & Northridge, S.P., 2009. Importance of biological parameters in assessing the status of Delphinus delphis. Marine Ecology Progress Series 388, 273-291.


Newson, S.E., Mendes, S., Crick, H.Q.P., Dulvy, N.K., Houghton, J.D.R., Hays, G.C., Hutson, A.M., Macleod, C.D., Pierce, G.J. & Robinson, R.A., 2009. Indicators of the impact of climate change on migratory species. Endangered Species Research 7, 101-113.


Robinson, R.A., Crick, H.Q.P., Learmonth, J.A., Maclean, I.M.D., Thomas, C.D., Bairlein, F., Forchhammer, M.C., Francis, C.M., Gill, J.A., Godley, B.J., Harwood, J.,  Hays, G.C., Huntley, B., Hutson, A.M., Pierce, G.J., Rehfisch, M.M., Sims, D.W., Santos, M.B., Sparks, T.H., Stroud, D.A., Visser, M.E., 2009. Travelling through a warming world: climate change and migratory species. Endangered Species Research 7, 87-99.


Stowasser, G., McAllen, R., Pierce, G.J., Collins, M.A., Moffat, C.F., Priede, I.G. & Pond, D.W., 2009. Trophic interactions of deep-sea fish – Assessment through fatty acid and stable isotope analyses. Deep Sea Research I 56, 812-826.


Viana, M., Pierce, G.J., Illian, J., MacLeod, C.D., Bailey, N., Wang, J. & Hastie, L.C., 2009. Seasonal movements of veined squid Loligo forbesi in Scottish (UK) waters. Aquatic Living Resources 22, 291-305.


Bellido, J.M., Brown, A.M., Valavanis, V.D., Giráldez, A., Pierce, G.J., Iglesias, M. & Palialexis, A., 2008. Identifying Essential Fish Habitat for small pelagic species in Spanish Mediterranean waters. Hydrobiologia 612, 171-184.


Bulling, M.T., Solan, M., Dyson, K.E. Hernandez-Milian, G., Luque, P., Pierce, G.J., Raffaelli, D., Paterson, D.M. & White, P.C.L., 2008. Species effects on ecosystem processes are modified by faunal responses to habitat composition. Oecologia 158, 511-520.


Canning, S.J., Santos, M.B., Reid, R.J., Evans, P.G.H., Sabin, R.C., Bailey, N. & Pierce, G.J., 2008. Seasonal distribution of white-beaked dolphins (Lagenorhynchus albirostris) in UK waters with new information on diet and habitat use. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 88, 1159-1166.


Dabin, W., Cossais, F., Pierce, G.J. & Ridoux, V., 2008. Do ovarian scars persist with age in all cetaceans: new insight from the short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis Linnaeus, 1758). Marine Biology 156, 127–139.


Evans, P.G.H., Panigada, S. & Pierce, G.J., 2008. Integrating science and management for marine mammal conservation. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 88, 1081-1083.


Hernandez-Milian, G., Goetz, S., Varela-Dopico, C., Rodriguez-Gutierrez, J., Romón-Olea, J., Fuertes-Gamundi, J. R., Ulloa-Alonso, E., Tregenza, N.J.C., Smerdon, A., Otero, M.G., Tato, V., Wang, J., Santos, M.B., López, A., Lago, R., Portela, J. & Pierce, G.J., 2008. Results of a short study of interactions of cetaceans and longline fisheries in Atlantic waters: environmental correlates of catches and depredation events. Hydrobiologia 612, 251-268.


Jaaman, S.A., Lah-Anyi, Y.U. & Pierce, G.J., 2008. Directed fisheries for dolphins and dugong in Sabah, East Malaysia: past and present. Borneo Science 23, 1-20.


Katara, I., Illian, J., Pierce, G.J., Scott, B.E. & Wang, J., 2008. Atmospheric forcing on chlorophyll concentration in the Mediterranean. Hydrobiologia 612, 33-48.


MacLeod, C.D., Mandleberg, L., Schweder, C., Bannon, S.M. & Pierce, G.J., 2008. A comparison of approaches for modelling the occurrence of marine animals. Hydrobiologia 612, 21-32.


Mente, E., Pierce, G.J., Spencer, N.J., Martin, J.C., Karapanagiotidis, I., Santos, M.B., Wang, J. & Neofitou, C., 2008. Diet of demersal fish species in relation to aquaculture development in Scottish sea lochs. Aquaculture 277, 263-274.


Meynier, L., Pusineri, C., Spitz, J., Santos, M.B., Pierce, G.J. & Ridoux, V., 2008. Intraspecific dietary variation in the short-beaked common dolphin Delphinus delphis in the Bay of Biscay: importance of fat fish. Marine Ecology Progress Series 354, 277–287.


Pan, M., McBeath, A.J.A., Hay, S.J., Pierce, G.J., Cunningham, C.O., 2008. Real-time PCR assay for detection and relative quantification of Liocarcinus depurator larvae from plankton samples. Marine Biology 153, 859-870.


Pierce, G.J., Santos, M.B., Murphy, S., Learmonth, J.A., Zuur, A.F., Rogan, E., Bustamante, P., Caurant, F.,  Lahaye, V., Ridoux, V., Zegers, B.N., Mets, A., Addink, M., Smeenk, C., Jauniaux, T., Law, R.J., Dabin, W., López, A., Alonso Farré, J.M., González, A.F., Guerra, A., García-Hartmann, M., Reid, R.J., Moffat, C.F., Lockyer, C. & Boon, J.P., 2008. Bioaccumulation of persistent organic pollutants in female common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) and harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from western European seas: geographical trends, causal factors and effects on reproduction and mortality. Environmental Pollution 153, 401-415.


Pierce, G.J., Stowasser, G., Hastie, L.C. & Bustamante, P., 2008. Geographic, seasonal and ontogenetic variation in cadmium and mercury concentrations in squid (Cephalopoda: Teuthoidea) from UK waters. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 70, 422-432.


Pierce, G.J., Valavanis, V.D., Guerra, A., Jereb, P., Orsi-Relini, L., Bellido, J.M., Katara, I., Piatkowski, U., Pereira, J., Balguerias, E., Sobrino, I., Lefkaditou, E., Wang, J., Santurtun, M., Boyle, P.R., Hastie, L.C., MacLeod, C.D., Smith, J.M., Viana, M., González, A.F. & Zuur, A.F., 2008. A review of cephalopod-environment interactions in European Seas. Hydrobiologia 612, 49-70.


Santos, M.B., Pierce, G.J., Learmonth, J.A., Reid, R.J., Patterson, I.A.P. & Ross, H.M., 2008. Strandings of striped dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba in Scottish waters (1992–2003) with notes on the diet of this species. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 88, 1175-1183.


Stockin, K.A., Pierce, G.J., Binedell, V., Wiseman, N. & Orams, M.B., 2008. Factors affecting the occurrence and demographics of common dolphins (Delphinus sp.) in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. Aquatic Mammals 34, 200-211.


Valavanis, V.D., Pierce, G.J., Zuur, A.F., Palialexis, A., Saveliev, A., Katara, I. & Wang, J., 2008. Modelling of essential fish habitat based on remote sensing, spatial analysis and GIS. Hydrobiologia 612, 5-20

Scientific Supervision
PhD (Main Supervisor): Jessica Jones
(not a CESAM member)
PhD (Main Supervisor): Lynn Wilbur
(not a CESAM member)
PhD (Main Supervisor): Ibrahim Benamer
(not a CESAM member)
PhD (Main Supervisor): Gersom Costas
(not a CESAM member)
PhD (Co-supervisor): Ana Mafalda Tomás Correia
(not a CESAM member)
PhD (Co-supervisor): Carlos Mequita
(not a CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Inês Costa Carvalho
(ex-CESAM member)
Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Cristina B. Pita
Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Cristina Maria Ribeiro da Silva Brito
(not a CESAM member)
Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Ana Luisa Barreto Marçalo
(ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Julio Martinez Portela
(not a CESAM member)
PhD (Main Supervisor): Ibrahim Ben Amr
(not a CESAM member)
PhD (Main Supervisor): Antonella Preti
(not a CESAM member)
PhD (Main Supervisor): Fiona Read
(not a CESAM member)
PhD (Co-supervisor): Frazer Coomber
(not a CESAM member)
PhD (Co-supervisor): Jeremias Malheiro
(not a CESAM member)
PhD (Co-supervisor): Miguel Bao Dominguez
(not a CESAM member)
PhD (Co-supervisor): Sabine Goetz
(not a CESAM member)
PhD (Co-supervisor): Angela Llavona Vallina
PhD (Co-supervisor): Sílvia Raquel Da Silva Monteiro
(not a CESAM member)
PhD (Co-supervisor): Camilo Saavedra
(not a CESAM member)



Projects
MCES - The Economic Valuation and Governance of Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Services [see details]

Publications
  1. Monteiro S.S., Vingada J.V., Lopez A., Pierce G.J., Ferreira M., Brownlow A., Mikkelsen B., Niemeyer M., Deaville R.J., Eira C., Piertney S. (2016) Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) class II sequence polymorphism in long-finned pilot whale (Globicephala melas) from the North Atlantic. Marine Biology Research. 12, 6, 595-607. (see details) ISI paper
  2. Brito C., Jordao V.L., Pierce G.J. (2016) Ambergris as an overlooked historical marine resource: its biology and role as a global economic commodity. Journal Of The Marine Biological Association Of The United Kingdom. 26, 3, 585-596. (see details) ISI paper
  3. Villasante S., Pita C., Pierce G.J., Guimerans C.P., Rodrigues J.G., Antelo M., Da Rocha J.M., Cutrin J.G., Hastie L., Sumaila U.R., Coll M. (2016) To land or not to land: How do stakeholders perceive the zero discard policy in European small-scale fisheries?. Marine Policy. 71, 166-174. (see details) ISI paper
  4. Villasante S., Pierce G.J., Pita C., Guimerans C.P., Rodrigues J.G., Antelo M., Da Rocha J.M., Cutrini J.G., Hastie L.C., Veiga P., Sumaila U.R., Coll M. (2016) Fishers' perceptions about the EU discards policy and its economic impact on small-scale fisheries in Galicia (North West Spain). Ecological Economics. 130, 130-138. (see details) ISI paper
  5. Dellabianca N.A., Pierce G.J., Rey A.R., Scioscia G., Miller D.L., Torres M.A., Viola M.N.P., Goodall R.N.P., Schiavini A.C.M. (2016) Spatial Models of Abundance and Habitat Preferences of Commerson's and Peale's Dolphin in Southern Patagonian Waters. Plos One. 11, 10, (see details) ISI paper
  6. Doubleday Z.A., Prowse T.A.A., Arkhipkin A., Pierce G.J., Semmens J., Steer M., Leporati S.C., Lourenco S., Quetglas A., Sauer W., Gillanders B.M. (2016) Global proliferation of cephalopods. Current Biology. 26, 10, R406-R407. (see details) ISI paper
  7. Pennino M.G., Roda M.A.P., Pierce G.J., Rotta A. (2016) Effects of vessel traffic on relative abundance and behaviour of cetaceans: the case of the bottlenose dolphins in the Archipelago de La Maddalena, north-western Mediterranean sea. Hydrobiologia. 776, 1, 237-248. (see details) ISI paper
  8. Santos M.B., Pierce G.J. (2015) Marine mammals and good environmental status: science, policy and society; challenges and opportunities. Hydrobiologia. 750, 1, 13-41. (see details) ISI paper
  9. Pennino M.G., Rotta A., Pierce G.J., Bellido J.M. (2015) Interaction between bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) and trammel nets in the Archipelago de La Maddalena, Italy. Hydrobiologia. 747, 1, 69-82. (see details) ISI paper
  10. Goetz S., Santos M.B., Vingada J., Costas D.C., Villanueva A.G., Pierce G.J. (2015) Do pingers cause stress in fish? An experimental tank study with European sardine, Sardina pilchardus (Walbaum, 1792) (Actinopterygii, Clupeidae), exposed to a 70 kHz dolphin pinger. Hydrobiologia. 749, 1, 83-96. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-014-2147-3
  11. Bao M., Mota M., Nachon D.J., Antunes C., Cobo F., Garci M.E., Pierce G.J., Pascual S. (2015) Anisakis infection in allis shad, Alosa alosa (Linnaeus, 1758), and twaite shad, Alosa fallax (Lac,pSde, 1803), from Western Iberian Peninsula Rivers: zoonotic and ecological implications. Parasitology Research. 114, 6, 2143-2154. (see details) ISI paper
  12. Pita C., Eleftheriou M., Fernandez-Borras J., Goncalves S., Mente E., Santos M.B., Seixas S., Pierce G.J. (2015) Generic skills needs for graduate employment in the aquaculture, fisheries and related sectors in Europe. Aquaculture International. 23, 3, 767-786. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10499-014-9843-x
  13. Arkhipkin A.I., Rodhouse P.G.K., Pierce G.J., Sauer W., Sakai M., Allcock L., Arguelles J., Bower J.R., Castillo G., Ceriola L., Chen C.S., Chen X.J., Diaz-Santana M., Downey N., Gonzalez A.F., Amores J.G., Green C.P., Guerra A., Hendrickson L.C., Ibanez C., Ito K., Jereb P., Kato Y., Katugin O.N., Kawano M., Kidokoro H., Kulik V.V., Laptikhovsky V.V., Lipinski M.R., Liu B.L., Mariategui L., Marin W., Medina A., Miki K., Miyahara K., Moltschaniwskyj N., Moustahfid H., Nabhitabhata J., Nanjo N., Nigmatullin C.M., Ohtani T., Pecl G., Perez J.A.A., Piatkowski U., Saikliang P., Salinas-Zavala C.A., Steer M., Tian Y.J., Ueta Y., Vijai D., Wakabayashi T., Yamaguchi T., Yamashiro C., Yamashita N., Zeidberg L.D. (2015) World Squid Fisheries. Reviews In Fisheries Science & Aquaculture. 23, 2, 92-252. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23308249.2015.1026226
  14. Goetz S., Read F.L., Ferreira M., Portela J.M., Santos M.B., Vingada J., Siebert U., Marcalo A., Santos J., Araujo H., Monteiro S., Caldas M., Riera M., Pierce G.J. (2015) Cetacean occurrence, habitat preferences and potential for cetacean-fishery interactions in Iberian Atlantic waters: results from cooperative research involving local stakeholders. Aquatic Conservation-marine And Freshwater Ecosystems. 25, 1, 138-154. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aqc.2481
  15. Xavier J.C., Allcock A.L., Cherel Y., Lipinski M.R., Pierce G.J., Rodhouse P.G.K., Rosa R., Shea E.K., Strugnell J.M., Vidal E.A.G., Villanueva R., Ziegler A. (2015) Future challenges in cephalopod research. Journal Of The Marine Biological Association Of The United Kingdom. 95, 5, 999-1015. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315414000782
  16. Lizarraga-Cubedo H.A., Tuck I., Bailey N., Pierce G.J., Zuur A.F., Bova D. (2015) Scottish lobster fisheries and environmental variability. Ices Journal Of Marine Science. 72, 211-224. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: 10.1093/icesjms/fsu248
  17. Monteiro S.S., Mendez-Fernandez P., Piertney S., Moffat C.F., Ferreira M., Vingada J.V., Lopez A., Brownlow A., Jepson P., Mikkelsen B., Niemeyer M., Carvalho J.C., Pierce G.J. (2015) Long-finned pilot whale population diversity and structure in Atlantic waters assessed through biogeochemical and genetic markers. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 536, 243-257. (see details) ISI paper
  18. Marcalo A., Katara I., Feijo D., Araujo H., Oliveira I., Santos J., Ferreira M., Monteiro S., Pierce G.J., Silva A., Vingada J. (2015) Quantification of interactions between the Portuguese sardine purse-seine fishery and cetaceans. Ices Journal Of Marine Science. 72, 8, 2438-2449. (see details) ISI paper
  19. Santos M.B., Monteiro S.S., Vingada J.V., Ferreira M., López A., Martínez-Cedeira J.A., Reid R.J., Brownlow A., Pierce G.J. (2014) Patterns and trends in the diet of long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas) in the northeast Atlantic. Marine Mammal Science . 30, 1, 1-19. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mms.12015/abstract
  20. Mendez-Fernandez P., Webster L., Chouvelon T., Bustamante P., Ferreira M., Gonzalez A.F., Lopez A., Moffat C.F., Pierce G.J., Read F.L., Russell M., Santos M.B., Spitz J., Vingada J.V., Caurant F. (2014) An assessment of contaminant concentrations in toothed whale species of the NW Iberian Peninsula: Part II. Trace element concentrations. Science Of The Total Environment. 484, 206-217. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.03.001
  21. MacLeod C.D., Santos M.B., Burns F., Brownlow A., Pierce G.J. (2014) Can habitat modelling for the octopus Eledone cirrhosa help identify key areas for Risso's dolphin in Scottish waters?. Hydrobiologia. 725, 1, 125-136. 1573-5117. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-013-1555-0
  22. Moreno A., Lourenco S., Pereira J., Gaspar M.B., Cabral H.N., Pierce G.J., Santos A.M.P. (2014) Essential habitats for pre-recruit Octopus vulgaris along the Portuguese coast. Fisheries Research. 152, 74-85. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2013.08.005
  23. Mendez-Fernandez P., Webster L., Chouvelon T., Bustamante P., Ferreira M., Gonzalez A.F., Lopez A., Moffat C.F., Pierce G.J., Read F.L., Russell M., Santos M.B., Spitz J., Vingada J.V., Caurant F. (2014) An assessment of contaminant concentrations in toothed whale species of the NW Iberian Peninsula: Part I. Persistent organic pollutants. Science Of The Total Environment. 484, 196-205. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.02.045
  24. Lambert E., Pierce G.J., Hall K., Brereton T., Dunn T.E., Wall D., Jepson P.D., Deaville R., Macleod C.D. (2014) Cetacean range and climate in the eastern North Atlantic: future predictions and implications for conservation. Global Change Biology. 20, 6, 1782-1793. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.12560
  25. Goetz S., Read F.L., Santos M.B., Pita C., Pierce G.J. (2014) Cetaceanfishery interactions in Galicia (NW Spain): results and management implications of a face-to-face interview survey of local fishers. Ices Journal Of Marine Science. 71, 3, 604-617. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fst149
  26. MacLeod C.D., MacLeod R., Learmonth J.A., Cresswell W., Pierce G.J. (2014) Predicting population-level risk effects of predation from the responses of individuals. Ecology. 95, 7, 2006-2015. (see details) ISI paper
  27. Fernandez R., Pierce G.J., Macleod C.D., Brownlow A., Reid R.J., Rogan E., Addink M., Deaville R., Jepson P.D., Santos M.B. (2014) Strandings of northern bottlenose whales, Hyperoodon ampullatus, in the north-east Atlantic: seasonality and diet. Journal Of The Marine Biological Association Of The United Kingdom. 94, 6, 1109-1116. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S002531541300180X
  28. Learmonth J.A., Murphy S., Luque P.L., Reid R.J., Patterson I.A.P., Brownlow A., Ross H.M., Barley J.P., Santos M.B., Pierce G.J. (2014) Life history of harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in Scottish (UK) waters. Marine Mammal Science. 30, 4, 1427-1455. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mms.12130
  29. Santos M.B., Saavedra C., Pierce G.J. (2014) Quantifying the predation on sardine and hake by cetaceans in the Atlantic waters of the Iberian peninsula. Deep-sea Research Part Ii-topical Studies In Oceanography. 106, 232-244. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.09.040
  30. Dolman S.J., Hodgins N.K., MacLeod C.D., Pierce G.J., Weir C.R. (2014) Harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) and minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) observed during land-based surveys in The Minch, north-west Scotland. Journal Of The Marine Biological Association Of The United Kingdom. 94, 6, 1185-1194. (see details) ISI paper
  31. Rodhouse P.G.K., Pierce G.J., Nichols O.C., Sauer W.H.H., Arkhipkin A.I., Laptikhovsky V.V., Lipinski M.R., Ramos J.E., Gras M., Kidokoro H., Sadayasu K., Pereira J., Lefkaditou E., Pita C., Gasalla M., Haimovici M., Sakai M., Downey N. (2014) Environmental Effects on Cephalopod Population Dynamics: Implications for Management of Fisheries. Advances In Cephalopod Science: Biology, Ecology, Cultivation And Fisheries. 67, 99-233. 978-0-12-800287-2. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-800287-2.00002-0
  32. Pita C., Theodossiou I., Pierce G.J. (2013) The perceptions of Scottish inshore fishers about marine protected areas. Marine Policy. 37, 254-263. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308597X12000954
  33. Méndez-Fernandez P., Pierce G.J., Bustamante P., Chouvelon T., Ferreira M., González A., López A., Read F.L., Santos M.B., Spitz J., Vingada J., Caurant C. (2013) Ecological niche segregation among five toothed whale species off the NW Iberian Peninsula using ecological tracers as multi-approach. Marine Biology. 160, 2825–2840 (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://www.marinemammal.org/wp-content/pdfs/Mendez-Fernandez_MarBiol2013...
  34. Fernández R., MacLeod C.D., Pierce G.J., Covelo P., López A., Torres-Palenzuela J., Valavanis V., Santos M.B. (2013) Inter-specific and seasonal comparison of the niches occupied by small cetaceans off north-west Iberia. Continental Shelf Research. 64, 88-98. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://www.deepdyve.com/lp/elsevier/inter-specific-and-seasonal-comparis...
  35. Smith J.M., Macleod C.D., Valavanis V., Hastie L., Valinassab T., Bailey N., Santos M.B., Pierce G.J. (2013) Habitat and distribution of post-recruit life stages of the squid Loligo forbesii. Deep-sea Research Part Ii-topical Studies In Oceanography. 95, 145-159. (see details) ISI paper
  36. Fletcher N., Batjakas I.E., Pierce G.J. (2013) Diet of the Atlantic bonito Sarda sarda (Bloch, 1793) in the Northeast Aegean Sea. Journal Of Applied Ichthyology. 29, 5, 1030-1035. (see details) ISI paper
  37. Luque P.L., Pierce G.J., Learmonth J.A., Ieno E., Santos B., Lopez A., Reid R.J., Rogan E., Boon J., Lockyer C.H. (2013) Are mineralization anomalies in common dolphin teeth associated with life-history events and/or the exposure to anthropogenic pollutants?. Journal Of Zoology. 291, 3, 194-204. (see details) ISI paper
  38. Marçalo A., Araújo J., Pousão-Ferreira P., Pierce G.J., Stratoudakis Y., Erzini K. (2013) Behavioural responses of sardines Sardina pilchardus to simulated purse seine capture and slipping. Journal Of Fish Biology. 83, 480-500. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jfb.12184/abstract
  39. Santos M.B., German I., Correia D., Read F.L., Cedeira J.M., Caldas M., Lopez A., Velasco F., Pierce G.J. (2013) Long-term variation in common dolphin diet in relation to prey abundance. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 481, 249-268. (see details) ISI paper
  40. Santos M.B., Gonzalez-Quiros R., Riveiro I., Iglesias M., Louzao M., Pierce G.J. (2013) Characterization of the pelagic fish community of the north-western and northern Spanish shelf waters. Journal Of Fish Biology. 83, 4, 716-738. (see details) ISI paper
  41. Weir C.R., Pierce G.J. (2013) A review of the human activities impacting cetaceans in the eastern tropical Atlantic. Mammal Review. 43, 4, 258-274. (see details) ISI paper
  42. Mèndez-Fernandez P., Bustamante P., Bode A., Chouvelon T., Ferreira M., López A., Pierce G.J., Santos M.B., Spitz J., Vingada J., Caurant F. (2012) Foraging ecology of five toothed whale species in the Northwest Iberian Peninsula, inferred using carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios. Journal Of Experimental Marine Biology And Ecology. 413, 150-158. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022098111005600
  43. Santos M.B., González-Quirós R., Riveiro I., Cabanas J.M., Porteiro C., Pierce G.J. (2012) Cycles, trends and residual variation in the Iberian sardine (Sardina pilchardus) recruitment series and their relationship with the environment. Ices Journal Of Marine Science. 69, 739-750. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://icesjms.oxfordjournals.org/content/69/5/739
  44. Pita C., Pierce G. J., Theodossiou I., Macpherson K. (2012) An overview of commercial fishers’ attitudes towards marine protected areas. Hydrobiologia. 670, 289-306. (see details) ISI paper
  45. Pita C., Dickey H., Pierce G., Mente E., Theodossiou I. (2010) Willingness for mobility amongst European fishermen. Journal Of Rural Studies . 26, 308-319. (see details) ISI paper
  46. Pita C., Pierce G., Theodossiou I. (2010) Stakeholders’ participation in the fisheries management decision-making process: Fishers’ perceptions of participation. Marine Policy . 34, 1093-1102. (see details) ISI paper
  1. (2015) 1. Jereb, P., Allcock, A.L., Lefkaditou, E., Piatkowski, U., Hastie, L.C. & Pierce, G.J. . (EDS.), Cephalopod biology and fisheries in Europe II: Species Accounts. Copenhagen. International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. 978-87-7482-155-7. (see details)
  2. (2013) Rosa, R., O’Dor, R. & Pierce, G.J.. (EDS.), Advances in squid biology, ecology and fisheries. Part I. Myopsid squids. New York. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.. 978-1-62808-331-6. (see details)
  3. (2013) Rosa, R., Pierce, G.J. & O’Dor, R.. (EDS.), Advances in squid biology, ecology and fisheries. Part II. Oegopsid squids. New York. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.. 978-1-62808-333-0. (see details)
  1. Hastie, L.C. Rasmussen, J., Angel, M.V., Boxshall, G.A., Chambers, S.J. Conway, D.V.P., Fielding, S., Ingvarsdottir, A., John, A.W.G., Hay, S.J., Milligan, S.P., Mulford, A.L., Pierce, G.J., Shaw, M. & Wootton, M. (2015) Zooplankton Identification Manual for North European Seas (ZIMNES). In: Watson, M.F., Lyal, C. & Pendry, C.. (EDS.), Descriptive Taxonomy: The Foundation of Biodiversity Research. Cambridge Books. 107-110. 9780521761079. (see details)
  2. Pita, C.B., Pereira, J., Lourenço, S., Sonderblohm, C. & Pierce, G.J. (2015) The traditional small-scale octopus fishery in Portugal: framing its governability. In: Jentoft, S. & Chuenpagdee, R.. (EDS.), Interactive governance for small-scale fisheries: global reflections. Springer. 117-134. 978-3-319-17034-3. (see details)
  3. Pierce, G.J. & Portela, J.M. (2014) Fisheries production and market demand. In: Iglesias, J., Fuentes, L. & Villanueva, R.. (EDS.), Cephalopod Culture. Springer. 41-58. 978-94-017-8648-5. (see details)
  4. Ieno, E.N., Pierce, G.J., Santos, M.B., Zuur, A.F., Edridge, A. & Saveliev, A.A. (2012) A roadmap for analysis of overdispersed sandeel counts in seal scat. In: Zero Inflated and Generalized Linear Mixed Models with R. Highland Statistics Ltd. 978-0957174108. (see details)
  5. Pierce, G.J., Pita, C., Santos, M.B. & Seixas, S. (2012) Sustainability of Fisheries. In: Gonçalves, F., Pereira, R., Leal Filho, W. & Miranda Azeiteiro, U.. (EDS.), Contributions to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. Peter Lang. 325-367. 978-3-631-61347-4. (see details)
  1. MCES The Economic Valuation and Governance of Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Services. Progress Report Task A4. Study Site Characterization - Assessment of the status and trends of marine and coastal Ecosystem Services. . (see details)