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Selected Publications

Doyle, T.K., Hays. G.C., Harrod, C. & Houghton, J.D.R. (2014). Ecological and Societal Benefits of Jellyfish. In: K.A. Pitt and C.H. Lucas (eds.), Jellyfish Blooms, DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-7015-7_5, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

Fleming, N.E.C., Harrod, C. & Houghton. J.D.R. (2013). Identifying potentially harmful jellyfish blooms using shoreline surveys. Aquaculture Environment Interactions, 4: 263–272.

Lyons, G.N., Halsey L.G., Pope, E.C, Eddington, J.D. & Houghton, J.D.R. (2013). Energy expenditure during activity in the American lobster Homarus americanus: correlations with body acceleration. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A, 166: 278-284.

Chivers, L.S., Lundy, M.G., Colhoun, K., Newton, S.F., Houghton, J.D.R. & Reid, N (2013). Identifying optimal feeding habitat and proposed Marine Protected Areas (pMPAs) for the black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) suggests a need for complementary management approaches. Biological Conservation, 164: 73–81.

Lee, P.L.M, Dawson, M.N., Neill, S.P., Robins, P.E., Houghton, J.D.R., Doyle, T.K. & Hays, G.C. (2013). Identification of genetically and oceanographically distinct blooms of jellyfish.  J. Roy. Soc. Interface.,

Harrod, C., Syväranta, J., Kubicek, L., Cappanera, V. & Houghton, J.D.R. (2013). The challenge persists! Stable isotope data continue to challenge the perception of ocean sunfish Mola mola as obligate jellyfish predators – a reply to Logan & Dodge. Journal of Fish Biology, 82, 10–16.

Chivers, L.S., Lundy, M.G., Colhoun, K., Newton, S.F., Houghton, J.D.R. & Reid, N. (2012). Foraging trip time-activity budgets and reproductive success in the black-legged kittiwake.  Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 456: 269-277.
Lyons, G.L., Pope, E.C, Kostka, B., Wilson, R.P, Dobrajc, Z. & Houghton, J.D.R. (2012). Tri-axial accelerometers tease apart discrete behaviours in the common cuttlefish Sepia officinalis. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. doi:10.1017/S0025315412001245
Lundy M.G., Harrison A., Buckley D.J., Boston E.S., Scott D.D., Teeling E.C., Montgomery W.I. & Houghton J.D.R. (2012). Prey field switching based on preferential behaviour can induce Lévy flights. Journal of Royal Society Interface, 10, 20120489.
Fleming, N.E.C., Houghton, J.D.R., Magill, C.L. & Harrod, C. (2011). Preservation methods alter stable isotope values in gelatinous zooplankton: implications for interpreting trophic ecology. Marine Biology, 158: 2121-2136.

Syväranta, J., Harrod, C., Kubicek, L., Cappanera, V. & Houghton, J.D.R. (2012). Stable isotopes challenge the perception of ocean sunfish Mola mola as obligate jellyfish predators.  Journal of Fish Biology, 80: 225-231.

Clarkin, E., Maggs, C.A., Arnott, G., Briggs, S. & Houghton, J.D.R. (2012). The colonisation of macroalgal rafts by the genus Idotea (sub-phylum Crustacea; order Isopoda): an active or passive process?  Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. doi:10.1017/S0025315411002013.

Delannoy, C.M.J., Houghton, J.D.R., Fleming, N.E.C. & Ferguson, H.W. (2010). Mauve Stingers (Pelagia noctiluca) as carriers of the bacterial fish pathogen Tenacibaculum maritimum. Aquaculture 311:  255-257.

Powell, A., Herdson, D.M., Parry, G.S. & Houghton, J.D.R. (2010). Reply to Chassot et al.: rare tuna species in British waters. Journal of Fish Biology, 77: 1455-1458.

Humphries et al (2010). Environmental context explains Lévy and Brownian movement patterns of marine predators.  Nature. 465: 1066-1069.

Pope, E.C., Hays, G.G., Thys, T.M., Doyle, T.K., Sims, N., Queroz, N., Hobson, V.J., Kubicek, L. & Houghton, J.D.R. (2010). The biology and ecology of the ocean sunfish Mola mola: a review of current knowledge and future research perspectives.  Rev. Fish. Biol. Fisheries. 20: 471-487.

Powell, A., Parry, G.S., Houghton, J.D.R. & Herdson, D.M. (2009). Rare occurrence of a bigeye tuna Thunnus obesus in British waters, with notes on other occurrences of sub-tropical tunas.  Journal of Fish Biology, 75: 917-923.

Byrne, R. Fish, J., Doyle, T.K. & Houghton, J.D.R. (2009). Tracking leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) during consecutive inter-nesting intervals: Further support for direct transmitter attachment.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 377: 68-75

Sims, D.W., Queiroz, N., Doyle, T.K., Houghton, J.D.R., Hays, G.C. (2009). Satellite Tracking of the World's largest bony fish, the ocean sunfish (Mola mola L.) in the North East Atlantic.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2008.12.011.

Newson. S.E., Mendes, S., Crick, H.Q.P., Dulvey, 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.

Houghton, J.D.R., Liebsch, N., Doyle, T.K., Gleiss, A., Lilley, M.K.S., Wilson, R.P. & Hays, G.C. (2009). Harnessing the Sun: Testing a Novel Attachment Method to Record Fine Scale Movements in Ocean Sunfish (Mola mola).  Reviews: Methods and Technologies in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 9: 229-242.

Houghton, J.D.R., Doyle, T.K., Davenport, J., Wilson, R.P. & Hays, G.C. (2008). The role of infrequent and extraordinary deep dives in leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea).  Journal of Experimental Biology , 211: 2566-2575.

Shultz, N. (2008). Turtles dive deep for dinner (short editorial piece on JEB article above).  Journal of Experimental Biology, 211, ii.

Lilley, M.K.S., Houghton, J.D.R. & Hays, G.C. (2009). A review of distribution, extent of inter-annual variability and diet of the bloom-forming jellyfish Rhizostoma in European waters.  Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 80: 39-48.

Doyle, T.K., De Haas, H., Cotton, D., Dorshell, B., Cummins, V., Houghton, J.D.R., Davenport, J., Hays, G.C. (2008). Widespread occurrence of the jellyfish Pelagia noctiluca in Irish coastal and shelf waters.  Journal of Plankton Research, 30: 963-968.

Houghton, J.D.R., Cedras, A., Myers, A.E., Liebsch, N., Metcalfe, J.D., Mortimer, J.A., Hays, G.C. (2008). Measuring the state of consciousness in a free-living diving sea turtle.   Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 356: 115-120.

Hays, G.C., Doyle, T.K., Houghton, J.D.R., Lilley, M.K.S., Metcafle, J.D., Righton, D. (2008). Diving behaviour of jellyfish equipped with electronic tags.   Journal of Plankton Research, 30: 325-331.

Doyle, T.K., Houghton, J.D.R., O'Súilleabháin, P.F., Hobson, V.J., Marnell, F., Davenport, J., Hays, G.C. (2008). Leatherback turtles satellite tagged in European waters.   Endangered Species Research, 4: 23-31.

Houghton, J.D.R., Myers, A.E., Lloyd, C., King, R.S., Isaacs, C., Hays, G.C. (2007). Protracted rainfall decreases temperature within leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) clutches in Grenada, West Indies: Ecological implications for a species displaying temperature dependent sex determination.   Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 345: 71-77.

Houghton, J.D.R., Doyle, T.K., Davenport, J., Lilley, M.K.S., Wilson, R.P. & Hays, G.C. (2007). Stranding Events Provide Indirect Insights into the Seasonality and Persistence of Jellyfish Medusae (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa).   Hydrobiologia, 589: 1-13.

Doyle, T.K., Houghton, J.D.R., Davenport, J. & Hays, G.C. (2007). The energy density of jellyfish: estimates from bomb calorimetry and proximate-composition.   Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 343: 239-252.

Doyle, T.K., Houghton, J.D.R., Davenport, J & Hays, G.C. (2007). The broad-scale distribution of five jellyfish species across a temperate coastal environment.   Hydrobiologia, 579: 29-39.

Houghton, J.D.R., Doyle, T.K., Davenport, J. & Hays, G.C. (2006). Jellyfish aggregations and leatherback turtle foraging patterns in a temperate coastal environment.   Ecology, 87: 1967-1972.

Houghton, J.D.R., Doyle, T.K., Davenport, J. & Hays, G.C. (2006). The ocean sunfish Mola mola: insights into distribution, abundance and behaviour in the Irish & Celtic Seas.   Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 86: 1-7.

Houghton, J.D.R., Doyle, T.K., Davenport, J. & Hays, G.C. (2006). Developing a simple, rapid method for identifying and monitoring jellyfish aggregations from the air.   Marine Ecology Progress Series, 314: 159-170.

McMahon, C.R., Autret, E., Houghton, J.D.R., Lovell, P., Myers, A.E. & Hays, G.C. (2005). Animal-borne sensors successfully capture the real-time thermal properties of ocean basins.   Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 3: 392-398.

Hays, G.C., Houghton, J.D.R. & Myers, A.E. (2004). Pan-Atlantic leatherback turtle movements.   Nature, 429: 522.

Hays, G.C., Houghton, J.D.R., Isaacs, C., King, R.S., Lloyd, C. & Lovell, P. (2004). First records of oceanic dive profiles for leatherback turtles, Dermochelys coriacea, indicate behavioural plasticity associated with long-distance migration.   Animal Behaviour, 67: 733-743.

Hays, G.C., Houghton, J.D.R., Doyle, T.K. & Davenport, J. (2003). Aircraft give a new view of jellyfish behaviour. Nature, 426: 383.

Houghton, J.D.R., Callow, M.J. & Hays, G.C. (2003). Habitat utilisation by juvenile hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata, Linnaeus 1766) around a shallow water coral reef.   Journal of Natural History, 37: 1269-1280.

Houghton, J.D.R., Broderick, A.C., Godley, B.J., Metcalfe, J.D. & Hays, G.C. (2002). Diving behaviour during the internesting interval for loggerhead turtles Caretta caretta nesting in Cyprus.   Marine Ecology Progress Series, 227: 63-70.

Hays, G.C., Broderick, A.C., Glen, F., Godley, B.J., Houghton, J.D.R. & Metcalfe, J.D. (2002). Water temperature and internesting intervals for loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and green (Chelonia mydas) sea turtles.   Journal of Thermal Biology, 27: 429-432.

Godley, B.J., Broderick, A.C., Downie, J.R., Glen, F., Houghton, J.D.R., Kirkwood, I., Reece, J. & Hays, G.C. (2001). Thermal conditions in nests of loggerhead turtles: further evidence suggesting female skewed sex ratios of hatchling production in the Mediterranean.   Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 263: 45-63.

Houghton, J.D.R. & Hays, G.C. (2001). Asynchronous emergence by loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) hatchlings.   Naturwissenschaften, 88: 133-136. ‌

Houghton, J.D.R., Woolmer A & Hays, G.C. (2000). Sea turtle diving and foraging behaviour around theGreek island of Kefalonia.   Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 80: 761-762.

* These papers were included in a major news feature in Science: Eli Kintisch (2006). As the seas warm. Science, 313: 776-779.

Book Chapter: Margaratoulis et al (2003). Loggerhead Turtles in the Mediterranean Sea. In: Loggerhead Sea Turtles (eds. A.B. Bolten & B.E. Witherington). Smithsonian Books, Washington.

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