PUBLICATIONS


List of publications by partners which have contributed to the marine littoral and sublittoral aspects of the BioMar project. Copies of publications were forwarded to the European Commission through their consultants (EcoTec and ERM Ltd) when they had been published. Articles "in press" have been accepted for publication and will be forwarded upon publication. All these publications are available on inter-library loan, and have an ISSN or ISBN number.


Barnes, J., Davidson N.C., Hill, T.O., and Jones M. eds. 1993. Coastal and marine UK D MAP datasets: a user manual. Joint Nature Conservation Committee Report, No. 209.

Brazier, D.P., and Murray, E. 1994. Littoral survey of the estuaries of south-east Scotland and north-east England. Joint Nature Conservation Committee Report, No. 159. (Marine Nature Conservation Review Report, No. MNCR/SR/26).

Connor, D.W. 1994. Benthic community studies on the North Sea coast of Great Britain: their application for coastal zone management and sensitivity mapping. In: North Sea Quality Status Report Scientific Symposium, Ebeltoft, Denmark, 18-21 April 1994.

Connor, D.W. 1994. The sublittoral ecology of Scotland's islands. In: The islands of Scotland. A living marine heritage, ed. by J.M. Baxter and M.B. Usher, 144-159. HMSO for Scottish Natural Heritage.

Connor, D.W., Hill, T.O., Little, M.C. and Northen, K.O. 1995. Marine Nature Conservation review: Intertidal biotope manual. Version 6.95. Joint Nature Conservation Committee Report¸ Report No, 249, 163 pp.

Connor, D.W., Hiscock, K, Foster-Smith, R.L. and Covey, R. 1995. A classification system for benthic marine biotopes. In: Biology and ecology of shallow coastal waters. Proceedings of the 28th European Marine Biology Symposium, ed. by A. Eleftheriou, A.D. Ansell and C.J. Smith, 155-165. Fredensborg, Olsen and Olsen.

Connor, D. W, 1996. Benthic community studies on the North Sea coast of Great Britain: their application for coastal management and sensitivity mapping. In: Scientific symposium on the North Sea Quality Status Report 1993, 18-21 April, 1994, Ebeltoft, Denmark, ed. J Andersen, H. Karup & U. B. Neilsen, 221-226. Copenhagen, Ministry of Environment and Energy (Danish Environmental Protection Agency).

Connor, D. W., Brazier, D. P., Hill, T. O., Holt, R. H. F., Northern, K. O. and Sanderson, W. G. 1996. Marine Nature Conservation Review: marine biotopes. A working classification for the British Isles. Version 96.7. Joint Nature Conservation Committe, Peterborough, 340 pp.

Connor, D. W., Brazier, D. P., Hill, T. O., Northern, K. O. 1997. Marine Nature Conservation Review: marine classification for the Britain and Ireland. Vol. 1, Littoral biotopes. Version 97.06. Joint Nature Conservation Committe, Peterborough. Report No. 229, 362 pp.

Connor, D. W., Dalkin, M. J., Hill, T. O., Holt, R. H. F. and Sanderson, W. G. 1997. Marine Nature Conservation Review: marine classification for the Britain and Ireland. Vol. 2, Sublittoral biotopes. Version 97.06. Joint Nature Conservation Committe, Peterborough. Report No. 230, 448 pp.

Costello M.J, Wilson J., O’Sullivan G., Duffy L., Emblow C.S., Kelly K.S. and Kurz I. 1995. Strategies and methods in coastal and estuarine management. Programme and abstracts of the 25th annual symposium of the Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association. Environmental Sciences Unit, Trinity College, Dublin, 132 pp.

Costello M.J. 1993. Development of the BioMar database, and its contribution to nature conservation management in the Irish Sea. In: Marine and Coastal databases, Irish Sea Forum Seminar Report No.3, Liverpool University Press, Liverpool, 72-79.

Costello M.J. 1995. The BioMar (Life) project: developing a system for the collection, storage, and dissemination of marine data for coastal management. In: Hiscock K. (ed.) Classification of benthic marine biotopes of the north-east Atlantic. Proceedings of a BioMar - Life workshop held in Cambridge 16-18 November 1994. Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Peterborough, 9 - 17.

Costello M.J. and Mills P. 1996. The BioMar project: describing, classifying and mapping of marine biotopes in Ireland. In: Salman A.H.P.M., Langeveld M.J. & Bonazountas M. (eds.), Coastal management and habitat conservation, (Proc. 4th EUCC Congress), Leiden, 297-310.

Costello M.J., Emblow C.S. and Picton B.E. 1996. Long term trends in the discovery of marine species new to science in Britain and Ireland. Journal of the marine biological association of the United Kingdom 76, 255-257.

Crean E., Gillmor J., Duffy L., Costello M.J. and Mills P. 1995. A computerised model for predicting the exposure of coastal areas to wave action. Proceedings Coast GIS '95 (International Symposium on GIS and computer mapping for coastal zone management) ICA Working Group on Marine Cartography, Sydney, Australia, p. 209-227.

Davies, J. 1994. Marine biological survey of the coastline of south-east Scotland from North Berwick to the River Tweed. Joint Nature Conservation Committee Report, No. 158. (Marine Nature Conservation Review Report, No. MNCR/SR/25).

Davies, J. 1995. Mapping the distribution of benthic biotopes around the Thanet coast. English Nature Research Report No. 154, 21 pp.

Davies, J. and Sotheran, I. 1995. Mapping the distribution of benthic biotopes in Falmouth Bay and the lower Fal Ruan Estuary. English Nature Research Report No. 119a, 27 pp.

Davies, J. and Sotheran, I. 1995. Mapping the distribution of benthic biotopes at Flamborough Head. English Nature Research Report No. 121, 23 pp.

Davies, L.M., and Connor, D.W. 1993. Littoral survey and sublittoral sampling in Loch Sunart. Joint Nature Conservation Committee Report, No. 121. (Marine Nature Conservation Review Report, No. MNCR/SR/016).

Foster-Smith R.L. 1995. Marine research and survey techniques. In: The Northumberland coast offshore perspectives conference 7th - 8th June 1995, Foster-Smith J. (ed.), Northumberland Coast Service, UK, 31-33.

Foster-Smith R.L. and Davies J. 1994. Survey of the marine environment of north Northumberland: an assessment of the conservation interest of the marine biotopes. English Nature Research Report No. 91.

Foster-Smith R.L., Foster-Smith J.L. and Gubbay S. 1994. Marine Conservation Management: a pilot study on the Northumberland coast. English Nature Research Report No. 92.

Foster-Smith, R.L. and Davies, J. In Press. Mapping sublittoral biotopes using an acoustic ground discrimination system. In: Pomfret, J. (Ed.). In press. Coasts and estuaries of NE England. Coastal Zone Topics, NO: 3. Estuarine and Coastal Science Association and Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Peterborough, UK.

Foster-Smith, R.L., Sotheran, I., Foster-Smith, J.L. and Bunker, F. 1996. Mapping survey of the sublittoral and littoral biotopes of the Berwickshire coast. Scottish Natural Heritage Research, Survey and Monitoring Report No. 60, 33 pp.

Hill, T.O., Thorpe, K., Connor, D.W., and Mills, D.J.L. 1993. Littoral and sublittoral surveys of the UK North Sea coast -input and analysis of data to the Marine Nature Conservation Review. Final report. Joint Nature Conservation Committee Report, No. 166. (Marine Nature Conservation Review Report, No. MNCR/OR/16).

Hiscock, K. 1994. Marine communities at Lundy - origins, longevity and change. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 51: 183-188.

Hiscock, K. ed. 1995. Classification of benthic marine biotopes of the north-east Atlantic. Proceedings of a BioMar-Life workshop held in Cambridge. 16-18 November 1994. Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Peterborough, 105 pp.

Hiscock, K. ed. 1996. Marine Nature Conservation Review: rationale and methods. Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Peterborough. (Coasts and seas of the United Kingdom. MNCR series.), 167 pp.

Hiscock, K. ed. 1996. Marine Nature Conservation Review: rationale and methods (summary report). , Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Peterborough. (Coasts and seas of the United Kingdom. MNCR series) 167 pp.

Hiscock, K. ed. 1998. Marine Nature Conservation Review: benthic marine ecosystems of Great Britain and the north-east Atlantic. Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Peterborough. (Coasts and seas of the United Kingdom, MNCR series), 404 pp.

Holt, R.H.F. 1994. Marine biological survey of Eyemouth (Berwickshire) to Alnmouth (Northumberland). Joint Nature Conservation Committee Report, No. 157. (Marine Nature Conservation Review Report, No. MNCR/SR/24.).

Howson C.M., Connor D.W. and Holt R.H.F. 1994. The Scottish sealochs: an account of surveys undertaken for the Marine Nature Conservation Review. Joint Nature Conservation Committee Report, No. 164. (Marine Nature Conservation Review Report, No. MNCR/SR/27).

Kelly K.S. and Costello M.J. 1995. Marine related papers published in the Irish Naturalists' Journal, 1925 - 1993. Irish Naturalists' Journal 25 (3), 89-98.

Kelly K.S. and Costello M.J. 1996. Temporal trends and gaps in marine publications in Irish periodicals. In: Keegan B.F. and O’Connor R. (ed), Irish Marine Science 1995. Galway University Press, Galway, 37-48.

Kelly, K. S., Picton B.E., McFadden Y. and Costello, M. J. 1996. BioMarLit Version 1.0: a computerised database of marine related papers published in The Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 1925 - 1994. Environmental Sciences Unit, Trinity College, and Irish Marine Data Centre, Dublin. [Electronic publication on diskettes with User Manual]

Kelly, K. S., Costello, M. J., Baxter, P. W., Picton, B. E.. 1997. An indexed bibliograpgy of Irish marine literature from 1839-1997. Environmental Sciences Unit, Trinity College, Dublin. 243 pp.

Laffoley, D., and Hiscock, K. 1993. The classification of benthic estuarine communities for nature conservation assessments in Great Britain. In: Proceedings of the 21th Symposium of the Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association held in Gent, 9-14 September 1991. Marine and estuarine gradients (ECSA 21), ed. by P. Meire and M. Vincx, Netherlands Journal of Aquatic Ecology, 27(2/4): 181-187.

Mills, D.J.L. 1994. A manual for the analysis of data held on the Marine Nature Conservation Review database. Joint Nature Conservation Committee Report, No. 173. (Marine Nature Conservation Review Report, No. MNCR/OR/18).

Mills, D.J.L., Hill, T.O., Thorpe, K., and Connor, D.W. eds. 1993. Atlas of marine biological surveys in Britain. Joint Nature Conservation Committee Report, No. 167. (Marine Nature Conservation Review Report, No. MNCR/OR/17).

Moore, J., Taylor, P., and Hiscock, K. 1995. Rocky shores monitoring programme. In: Monitoring at an oil terminal: the Shetland experience, ed. by G.M.Dunnet and A.D.McIntyre, Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Series B: Biological Sciences, 103, 181-200.

Morrow C., Picton B.E., Hunt, J., Sides E.M., Emblow C. and Costello M.J. 1995. Some rare or under-recorded marine species from the Irish coast. In: Abstracts from the proceedings of the fifth environmental researchers colloquium, University College Cork, January 1995, O’Halloran J., Giller P. S., Sheehan D., O’Donovan G., Higgs B. and Allen A. (eds.), Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 95B, 151.

Morrow C., Picton B.E., Sides E.M., Emblow C. and Costello M.J. 1995. The role of sponge taxonomy in the classification and conservation of marine biotopes. In: Abstracts from the proceedings of the fifth environmental researchers colloquium, University College Cork, January 1995, O’Halloran J., Giller P. S., Sheehan D., O’Donovan G., Higgs B. and Allen A. (eds.), Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 95B, 151.

Morrow C.C. and Picton B.E. 1996. An aplysillid sponge Hexadella racovitzai Topsent, 1896, new to the British Isles with notes on its habitat and distribution. Irish Naturalists' Journal. 25 (6): 218-221.

Pearson, T.H., Coates, A., and Duncan, J.A.R. 1994. Shetland subtidal sediment community analysis. Report on analysis of subtidal sediment data from Shetland to identify community types present. (Contractor: SEAS Ltd, Oban.) Joint Nature Conservation Committee Report, No. 191. (Marine Nature Conservation Review Report, No. MNCR/OR/20). (SEAS Report, No. SR64)

Sanderson, W.G. 1995. Rare seabed species. In: Coast and Seas of the United Kingdom. Region 6 Eastern England: Flamborough Head to Great Yarmouth, ed. by J.H. Barne, C.F. Robson, S.S. Kaznowska and J.P. Doody. Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Peterborough.

Sanderson, W.G. 1995. Rare seabed species. In: Coast and Seas of the United Kingdom. Region 13 Northern Irish Sea: Colwyn Bay to Stranraer, ed. by J.H. Barne, C.F. Robson, S.S. Kaznowska and J.P. Doody. Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Peterborough.

Sides E.M., Picton B.E., Costello M.J., Crean E., Emblow C.S., Gillmor J., Kelly K.S. and Morrow C.C. 1995. Identification and mapping of marine biotopes. In: Carroll M. and Dubsky K. (eds.), Coastal zone management: from needs to action, Coastwatch Europe, Dublin, pp 198-203.


Reports which contributed to the marine littoral and sublittoral aspects of the project

These reports were internal project reports submitted to the European Commission. Limited copies may be available from the authors. They are not to be cited without permission from the appropriate organisation representative; namely either Dr M. J. Costello (TCD), Mr D. Connor (JNCC), Dr E. Sides (NPW), or Dr R. Foster-Smith (Newcastle). It is suggested that these reports are cited as (contact person or organisation representative, unpublished data). Most of the findings of these reports have been or will be published in a more widely available form.


Connor, D.W. 1994. Marine biotopes. A working manual of biotopes from UK coastal waters. Version 04.94. Unpublished, Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Marine Nature Conservation Review.

Connor, D.W. 1994. Marine biotopes. A working manual of biotopes from UK coastal waters. Version 11.94. Unpublished, Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Marine Nature Conservation Review.

Connor, D.W. 1995. Classifying seabed biotopes. 1st ed. Unpublished, Joint Nature Conservation Committee (Marine Information Note, No. 6).

Connor, D.W. 1996. Classifying seabed biotopes. 2nd ed. Unpublished, Joint Nature Conservation Committee (Marine Information Note, No. 6).

Covey, R., and Hill, T.O. 1993. Shetland oil spill marine benthos survey 25 February - 2 March 1993. Field survey report. (Contractor: Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Peterborough.) Unpublished report to Scottish Natural Heritage.

Davies, J. and Sotheran, I. 1995. An evaluation of the RoxAnn system as a tool for mapping the distribution of kelp biotopes. A BioMar report to Scottish Natural Heritage.

Davies, J., and Foster-Smith, R. L. 1994. Mapping the distribution of benthic biotopes at Sarn Badrig and St. Tudwal's Island, Tremadog Bay. A BioMar report to the Countryside Council for Wales.

Emblow C.S., Picton B.E., Morrow C.C., Sides E.M. and Costello M.J. 1994. Marine communities of the Bantry Bay area, and an assessment of their conservation importance. Field survey report, Environmental Sciences Unit, Trinity College, Dublin.

Emblow C.S., Picton B.E., Sides E.M., Morrow C.C. and Costello M.J. 1995. Marine communities of the Youghal Bay area, and an assessment of their conservation importance. Field survey report, Environmental Sciences Unit, Trinity College, Dublin.

Foster-Smith R.L. and Davies J. 1993. Remote survey and mapping of maerl beds of Rousay Sound and environs, Orkney. A BioMar report for Scottish Natural Heritage.

Foster-Smith R.L. and Davies J. 1993. Survey of the marine environment of north Northumberland: an assessment of the conservation interest of the marine biotopes. A BioMar report for English Nature and the National Trust for England and Wales.

Foster-Smith, R. L. and Bidewell, M. 1996. Mapping benthic biotopes of the Tees estuary: A pilot study to test a survey strategy. A BioMar report for the Environment Agency.

Foster-Smith, R.L. and Davidson, A. 1995. Mapping survey of the sublittoral biotopes of the Sussex coast: Worthing - Beachy Head. English Nature Report.

Hiscock, K. 1993. A manual for marine biological inventory survey of intertidal areas. First draft. Unpublished, Joint Nature Conservation Committee. (Marine Nature Conservation Review Report, No. MNCR/OR/19)

McCaughey, J. 1993. Benthic sampling on the Berwickshire coast for Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Marine Nature Conservation Review. Interim report. Sampling details and results of particle size analysis, March 1993. (Contractor: Analytical and Environmental Services, Wallsend.) Unpublished report to Joint Nature Conservation Committee. (AES Report, No. X20C/1).

McCaughey, J. 1993. Benthic sampling on the Berwickshire coast for Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Marine Nature Conservation Review. Interim report 2. Revised results of particle size analysis, March 1993. (Contractor: Analytical and Environmental Services, Wallsend.) Unpublished report to Joint Nature Conservation Committee. (AES Report, No. X20C/1)

Picton B.E., Emblow C.S., Morrow C.C., Sides E.M. and Costello M.J. 1994. Marine communities of the Mulroy Bay and Lough Swilly area, north-west Ireland with an assessment of their nature conservation importance. Field survey report, Environmental Sciences Unit, Trinity College, Dublin.

Sides E.M., Picton B.E., Emblow C.S., Morrow C.C., and Costello M.J. 1994. Marine communities of Kilkieran Bay, the Aran Islands and the Skerd Rocks and an assessment of their conservation importance. Field survey report, Environmental Sciences Unit, Trinity College, Dublin.

Turner, G.S., Cunningham, E., Rickards, K.F., and Cavanagh, R.1993. Benthic sampling on the Berwickshire coast for Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Marine Nature Conservation Review. Results of benthic analysis, November 1993. (Contractor: Analytical and Environmental Services, Wallsend.) Unpublished report to Joint Nature Conservation Committee. (AES Report, No. X4D/2).


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