Papers and books

Published scientific papers, books and book chapters about our research


Allison AEF, Dickson ME, Fisher KT and Thrush SF (2018) Dilemmas of modelling and decision-making in environmental research. Environmental Modelling & Software 99(Supplement C):147

Baines J and Edwards P (2018) The role of relationships in achieving and maintaining a social licence in the New Zealand aquaculture sector. Aquaculture 485:140

Davies K, Fisher K, Foley M, Greenaway A, Hewitt J, Le Heron R, Mikaere H, Ratana K, Spiers R, Lundquist C, Navigating collaborative networks and cumulative effects for Sustainable Seas Environmental Science and Policy 83 (2018) 22-32


Bulmer RH, Schwendenmann L, Lohrer AM and Lundquist CJ (2017) Sediment carbon and nutrient fluxes from cleared and intact temperate mangrove ecosystems and adjacent sandflats. Science of The Total Environment 599–600(Supplement C):1874

Clark M, Rouse HL, Lamarche G et al (2017) Preparation of Environmental Impact Assessments: General guidelines for offshore mining and drilling with particular reference to New Zealand
Douglas E, Pilditch C, Kraan C et al (2017) Macrofaunal Functional Diversity Provides Resilience to Nutrient Enrichment in Coastal Sediments. Ecosystems 20(7):1324

Ellingsen KE, Yoccoz NG, Tveraa T et al (2017) Long-term environmental monitoring for assessment of change: measurement inconsistencies over time and potential solutions. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 189(11):595

Ellis JI, Clark MR, Rouse HL and Lamarche G (2017) Environmental management frameworks for offshore mining: the New Zealand approach. Marine Policy 84(Supplement C):178

Gladstone-Gallagher RV, Needham HR, Lohrer AM et al (2017) Site-dependent effects of bioturbator-detritus interactions alter soft-sediment ecosystem function. Marine Ecology Progress Series 569:145

Gladstone-Gallagher RV, Sandwell DR, Lohrer AM et al (2017) Quantifying macrodetritus fluxes from a small temperate estuary. Marine and Freshwater Research 68(12):2289

Hikuroa D (2017) Mātauranga Māori—the ūkaipō of knowledge in New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. 47(1):5

Jones HFE, Pilditch CA, Hamilton DP and Bryan KR (2017) Impacts of a bivalve mass mortality event on an estuarine food web and bivalve grazing pressure. NZ Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 51(3):370

Lewis N (2017) From value as theoretical object to rent as political project. Dialogues in Human Geography 7(3):331

McCartain LD, Townsend M, Thrush SF et al (2017) The effects of thin mud deposits on the behaviour of a deposit-feeding tellinid bivalve: implications for ecosystem functioning. Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology 50(4):239

O'Meara T, Gibbs E and Thrush SF (2017) Rapid organic matter assay of organic matter degradation across depth gradients within marine sediments. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 9(2)

O'Meara T, Hillman J and Thrush S (2017) Rising tides, cumulative impacts and cascading changes to estuarine ecosystem functions. Scientific Reports 7

Schiel DR, Lilley S, South P (2017) Ecological tipping points for an invasive kelp in rocky reef algal communities. Marine Ecology Progress Series 587

Shen H, Jiang G, Wan X et al (2017) Response of the microbial community to bioturbation by benthic macrofauna on intertidal flats. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 488:44

Slooten E, Simmons G, Dawson S et al (2017) Evidence of bias in assessment of fisheries management impacts. PNAS 114(25)

Stevens CL (2017) Turbulent Length Scales in a Fast-flowing, Weakly Stratified, Strait: Cook Strait, New Zealand. Ocean Science Discussions

Thrush SF, Hewitt JE, Kraan C et al (2017) Changes in the location of biodiversity–ecosystem function hot spots across the seafloor landscape with increasing sediment nutrient loading. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 284(1852)

Tiakiwai S-J, Kilgour JT and Whetu A (2017) Indigenous perspectives of ecosystem-based management and co-governance in the Pacific Northwest: lessons for Aotearoa. AlterNative 13(2):69

Winder GM and Le Heron R (2017) Assembling a Blue Economy moment? Geographic engagement with globalizing biological-economic relations in multi-use marine environments. Dialogues in Human Geography 7(1):3


Shen H, Thrush SF, Wan X et al (2016) Optimization of hard clams, polychaetes, physical disturbance and denitrifying bacteria of removing nutrients in marine sediment. Marine Pollution Bulletin 110(1): 86–92

Thrush SF, Lewis N, Le Heron R et al (2016) Addressing surprise and uncertain futures in marine science, marine governance, and society. Ecology and Society 21(2)

Tinoco RO and Coco G (2016) A laboratory study on sediment resuspension within arrays of rigid cylinders. Advances in Water Resources 92(Supplement C):1–9


Kakeh N, Coco G and Marani M (Nov 2015) On the morphodynamic stability of intertidal environments and the role of vegetation. Advances in Water Resources 93

Zhou Z, Ye Q and Coco G (Oct 2015). A one-dimensional biomorphodynamic model of tidal flats: Sediment sorting, marsh distribution, and carbon accumulation under sea level rise. Advances in Water Resources 93 

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Award recognises contribution to marine science

University of Waikato scientist Professor Conrad Pilditch is the 2018 winner of the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society Award. The Award recognises his continued and outstanding contribution to marine science in New Zealand.

Sustainable Seas features on Ocean Bounty S2 EP7

Sir Rob Fenwick,  our Chairman was interviewed about Sustainable Seas on S2 EP7 of Ocean Bounty. You can watch it here on TV 3 on demand.  (6.57 to 11.20).  

Consultation opens re 2019–2024 strategy

Improving marine management is critical to New Zealand's future health and wealth, but research in isolation is not enough. Excellent engagement with, and participation from, all users and sectors of society is essential.

We therefore invite comment on our draft strategy for Phase II (2019–2024). This strategy has been co-developed with Māori and stakeholders.