My log of papers I have read in  the later part of 2016.

They aim to read #365papers in a year over at Dynamic Ecology but I think ill have a crack at #200papers and a few books instead, that seems hard enough to me especially with a toddler and a thesis due mid year. I suspect I am being a little optimistic but I’d like to keep a bit more of a formal record than I do now anyway. My usual method is to add papers that I don’t immediately need to an ever growing list of “to read” so perhaps this way ill read those papers.


  1. The Unnatural History of the Sea by Callum Roberts

  2. The Last Wild Wolves: Ghosts of the Rain Forest by Ian McAllister

  3.  Wild Life: Adventures of an Evolutionary Biologist by Robert Trivers 


  1. 5/1/16 –  Acoustic tracking and aerial surveys of white sharks in the hunter central rivers…Technical report  notes: 250 white sharks present every year over summer right where I grew up surfing.
  2. 24/1/16 – Reichman OJ, Jones MB, Schildhauer MP. Challenges and Opportunities of Open Data in Ecology. Science. 2011;331(6018):703-5. doi:10.1126/science.1197962.
  3. 26/1/16- Campbell HA, Urbano F, Davidson S, Dettki H, Cagnacci F. A plea for standards in reporting data collected by animal-borne electronic devices. Animal Biotelemetry. 2016;4(1):1-4. doi:10.1186/s40317-015-0096-x.
  4. 27/1/16-Veilleux MAN, Lapointe NWR, Webber DM, Binder TR, Blanchfield PJ, Cruz-Font L et al. Pressure sensor calibrations of acoustic telemetry transmitters. Animal Biotelemetry. 2016;4(1):1-8. doi:10.1186/s40317-015-0093-0.
  5. 29/1/16- Laver PN, Kelly MJ. A Critical Review of Home Range Studies. Journal of Wildlife Management. 2008;72(1):290-8. doi:10.2193/2005-589.
  6. Reid DD, Robbins WD, Peddemors VM. Decadal trends in shark catches and effort from the New South Wales, Australia, Shark Meshing Program 1950–2010. Marine and Freshwater Research. 2011;62(6):676-93. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF10162.
  7. 24/2/16 Wheelwright NT. Eradication of an ecosystem engineer. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 2016;14(1):53-4. doi:10.1002/fee.1221.
  8. 24/2/16 Escalle L, Speed CW, Meekan MG, White WT, Babcock RC, Pillans RD et al. Restricted movements and mangrove dependency of the nervous shark Carcharhinus cautus in nearshore coastal waters. Journal of Fish Biology. 2015: doi:10.1111/jfb.12724.
  9. 24/2/16 Ferguson AM, Harvey ES, Taylor MD, Knott NA. A Herbivore Knows Its Patch: Luderick, Girella tricuspidata, Exhibit Strong Site Fidelity on Shallow Subtidal Reefs in a Temperate Marine Park. PLoS ONE. 2013;8(5):e65838. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065838.
  10. 28/2/16 Robbins R, Enarson M, Bradford R, Robbins WD and Fox A. 2015. Residency and local connectivity of white sharks at Liguanea Island: A second aggregation site in South Australia?. The Open Fish Sci Journal 8: 23-29.
  11. 2/3/16 Purcell SW, Clarke KR, Rushworth K, Dalton SJ. Defining Critical Habitats of Threatened and Endemic Reef Fishes with a Multivariate Approach. Conservation Biology. 2014;28(6):1688-98. doi:10.1111/cobi.12343.
  12. 5/3/16 Ferguson AM, Harvey ES, Knott NA. Herbivore abundance, site fidelity and grazing rates on temperate reefs inside and outside marine reserves. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 2016;478:96-105. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2016.02.008.
  13. 24/3/16 Caveen AJ, Sweeting CJ, Willis TJ, Polunin NVC. Are the scientific foundations of temperate marine reserves too warm and hard? Environmental Conservation. 2012;39(3):199-203. doi:10.1017/s0376892912000033.
  14. 24/3/16 Parsons DM, Babcock RC, Hankin RKS, Willis TJ, Aitken JP, O¹Dor RK et al. Snapper Pagrus auratus (Sparidae) home range dynamics: acoustic tagging studies in a marine reserve. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 2003;262:253-65. doi:10.3354/meps262253
  15. 1/4/16 Cahill JF, Lyons D, Karst J. Finding the “Pitch” in Ecological Writing. The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America. 2011;92(2):196-205.
  16. 7/4/16 McGowan J, Possingham H. Commentary: Linking Movement Ecology with Wildlife Management and Conservation. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 2016;4.
  17. 7/4/16 Allen AM, Singh N. Linking Movement Ecology with Wildlife Management and Conservation. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 2016;3.
  18. 22/4/16 Mann BQ, Cowley PD, Kyle R. Estimating the optimum size for inshore no-take areas based on movement patterns of surf-zone fishes and recommendations for rezoning of a World Heritage Site in South Africa. Ocean & Coastal Management. 2016;125:8-19.
  19. 8/5/16 Crowther M, Lunney D, Parnaby H. Are Journal Impact Factors Another Key Threatening Process to the Australian Fauna? The potential bias of journal impact factors in the selection of subjects for research and publishing. In: Banks DL, C. Dickman, editor. Science Under Siege. Royal Zoological Society of NSW; 2012.
  20. 11/5/16 Misa WFXE, Richards BL, DiNardo GT, Kelley CD, Moriwake VN, Drazen JC. Evaluating the effect of soak time on bottomfish abundance and length data from stereo-video surveys. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 2016;479:20-34
  21. 16/5/16 Dutkiewicz A, Müller RD, O’Callaghan S, Jónasson H. Census of seafloor sediments in the world’s ocean. Geology. 2015;43(9):795-8.
  22. 16/5/16 Lortie CJ. Formalized synthesis opportunities for ecology: systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Oikos. 2014;123(8):897-902.
  23. 16/5/16 Lortie CJ, Bonte D. Zen and the art of ecological synthesis. Oikos. 2016;125(3):285-7.
  24. 16/5/16 Sand-Jensen K. How to write consistently boring scientific literature. Oikos. 2007;116(5):723-7.
  25. 16/5/16 Cneoridium dumosum (Nuttall) Hooker F. Collected March 26, 1960, at an Elevation of about 1450 Meters on Cerro Quemaz, 15 Miles South of Baha de Los Angeles, Baja California, Mexico, Apparently for a Southeastward Range Extension of Some 140 Miles …funny!
  26. 17/5/16 Costello C, Ovando D, Clavelle T, Strauss CK, Hilborn R, Melnychuk MC, Branch TA, Gaines SD, Szuwalski CS, Cabral RB, Rader DN, Leland A. Global fishery prospects under contrasting management regimes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2016;113(18):5125-9.
  27. 17/5/16 Worm B. Averting a global fisheries disaster. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2016;113(18):4895-7.
  28. 17/5/16 Wardle B. Why Altmetric scores should never be used to measure the merit of scientific publications (or ‘how to tweet your way to honour and glory’) 2016
  29. 17/5/16 Hughes TP, Cameron DS, Chin A, Connolly SR, Day JC, Jones GP, McCook L, McGinnity P, Mumby PJ, Pears RJ, Pressey RL, Russ GR, Tanzer J, Tobin A, Young MAL. A critique of claims for negative impacts of Marine Protected Areas on fisheries. Ecological Applications. 2016
  30. 17/5/16 Fletcher WJ, Kearney RE, Wise BS, Nash WJ. Large-scale expansion of no-take closures within the Great Barrier Reef has not enhanced fishery production. Ecological Applications. 2015;25(5):1187-96.
  31. 17/5/16 Lockwood SJ. THE CONTROVERSY OVER MARINE PROTECTED AREAS: SCIENCE MEETS POLICY. Journal of Fish Biology. 2015;87(5):1263-4.
  32. 17/5/16 Fletcher WJ, Kearney RE, Wise BS, Nash WJ. Response to Hughes et al., critique of our study on the effects of large-scale closures in the GBR. Ecological Applications. 2016;26(2):642-5.
  33. 17/5/16 Caveen AJ, Gray TS, Stead SM, Polunin NVC. MPA policy: What lies behind the science? Marine Policy. 2013;37:3-10.
  34. 17/5/16 Agardy T, Bridgewater P, Crosby MP, Day J, Dayton PK, Kenchington R, Laffoley D, McConney P, Murray PA, Parks JE, Peau L. Dangerous targets? Unresolved issues and ideological clashes around marine protected areas. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 2003;13(4):353-67.
  35. 17/5/16 Bohnsack JA, Causey B, Crosby MP, Griffis RB, Hixon MA, Hourigan TF, Koltes KH, Maragos JE, Simons A, JT. T, editors. A rationale for minimum 20–30% no-take protection. 9th International Coral Reef Symposium; Bali, Indonesia, October 23–27; 2000: Indonesian Institute of Sciences in cooperation with the State Ministry for Environment.
  36. 17/5/16 Green AL, Fernandes L, Almany G, Abesamis R, McLeod E, Aliño PM, White AT, Salm R, Tanzer J, Pressey RL. Designing Marine Reserves for Fisheries Management, Biodiversity Conservation, and Climate Change Adaptation. Coastal Management. 2014;42(2):143-59
  37. 23/5/16 Ward TD, Algera DA, Gallagher AJ, Hawkins E, Horodysky A, Jørgensen C, Killen SS, McKenzie DJ, Metcalfe JD, Peck MA, Vu M, Cooke SJ. Understanding the individual to implement the ecosystem approach to fisheries management. Conservation Physiology. 2016;4(1) OA
  38. 2/6/16  Parsons ECM, Favaro B, Aguirre AA, Bauer AL, Blight LK, Cigliano JA, Coleman MA, CÔTÉ IM, Draheim M, Fletcher S, Foley MM, Jefferson R, Jones MC, Kelaher BP, Lundquist CJ, McCarthy J-B, Nelson A, Patterson K, Walsh L, Wright AJ, Sutherland WJ. Seventy-One Important Questions for the Conservation of Marine Biodiversity. Conservation Biology. 2014;28(5):1206-14.
  39. Shafait F, Mian A, Shortis M, Ghanem B, Culverhouse PF, Edgington D, Cline D, Ravanbakhsh M, Seager J, Harvey ES: Fish identification from videos captured in uncontrolled underwater environments. ICES Journal of Marine Science: Journal du Conseil 2016.
  40. MCGOWAN, J., BEGER, M., LEWISON, R., HARCOURT, R., CAMPBELL, H., PRIEST, M., DWYER, R. G., LIN, H.-Y., LENTINI, P., DUDGEON, C., MCMAHON, C., WATTS, M. & POSSINGHAM, H. P. 2016. Integrating research using animal-borne telemetry with the needs of conservation management. Journal of Applied Ecology, n/a-n/a.