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Selected Publications

Note: not all my publcations are listed here.

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Some of the papers are now available from Research Gate and .


K.D. Farnsworth, A.H. Adenuga, R.S. de Groot. (2015). The complexity of biodiversity: A biological perspective on economic valuation. Ecological Economics. (on line).

J. E. Houle, F. De Castro, M. A. Cronin, K. D. Farnsworth, M. Gosch, D. G. Reid.(2015). Effects of seal predation on a modelled marine fish community and consequences for a commercial fishery. Journal of Applied Ecology. (on line).

D.E. Duggan, K.D. Farnsworth, S.B.M. Kraak, D.G. Reid. (2015). Integration of indicator alarm signals for ecosystem-based fishery management. Conservation Letters. (on line).

De Castro, F., Shephard, S., Kraak, S.B.M., Reid, D.G., Farnsworth, K.D. (2015). Footprints in the sand: a persistent spatial impression of fishing in a mobile groundfish assemblage for surveyed non-target fish. Mar. Biol. 10.1007/s00227-015-2665-1

Fung, T. Farnsworth, K.D. Reid, D.G.,  Rossberg A.G. (2015). Impact of biodiversity loss on production in complex marine food webs mitigated by prey-release. Nature Comms. 6. 10.1038/ncomms7657

Shephard, S., Reid, D.G., Gerritsen, H.D., Farnsworth, K.D. (2014). Estimating biomass, fishing mortality, and “total allowable discards” for surveyed non-target fish. ICES J.M.S. 10.1093/icesjms/fsu146

Shephard, S., Rindorf, A., Dickey-Collas, M., Hintzen, N.T., Farnsworth, K.D., Reid, D.G. (2014) Assessing the state of pelagic fish communities within an ecosystem approach and the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive. ICES J.M.S. 10.1093/icesjms/fsu005.

Houle, J.E., Andersen, K.H., Farnsworth, K.D., Reid, D.G. (2013). Emerging asymmetric interactions between forage and predator fisheries impose management trade-offs. J. Fish Biology. Online as doi: 10.1111/jfb.12163

Fung, T.C. Farnsworth, K.D., Shephard, S., Reid, D.G. and Rossberg, A.G. (2013) Why the size structure of marine communities can require decades to recover from fishing. Marine Ecology Progress Series (MEPS). 484:155-171. Published online as doi: 10.3354/meps10305

 Farnsworth, K.D., Nelson, J., Gershenson, C.  (2013) Living is Information Processing: From Molecules to Global Systems. Acta Biotheoretica 62(2): 203-222. doi:10.1007/s10441-013-9179-3

Duggan, D.E., Farnsworth, K.D., Kraak, S.B.M. (2013). Identifying functional stakeholder clusters to maximise communication for the ecosystem approach to fisheries management. Marine Policy. 42: 56-67.  doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2013.01.023

Houle, J.E., Farnsworth, K.D., Rossberg, A.G., Reid, D.G.  (2012) Assessing the sensitivity and specificity of fish community indicators to management action. Can. J. Fish and Aquat. Sci. 69(6): 1065-1079. doi:10.1139/f2012-04 .

Farnsworth, K.D., Lyashevska, O., Fung, T. (2012). Functional Complexity: The source of value in biodiversity.  Ecological Complexity. 11: 46–52. Published online as doi :10.1016/j.ecocom.2012.02.001.

Lyashevska, O., Farnsworth, K.D. (2012) How many dimensions of biodiversity do we need?  Ecological Indicators, 18: 485-492.   Published online as doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2011.12.016.

Shephard, S., Fung, T., Houle, J.E. Farnsworth, K.D., Reid, D.G., Rossberg, A.G. (2012). Size-selective fishing drives species composition in the Celtic Sea.  ICES J. Mar. Sci. 69: 223–234  doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsr200.

Fung, T.C. Farnsworth, K.D., Reid, D.G. and Rossberg, A.G. (2012). Recent data suggest no further recovery in North Sea Large Fish Indicator.  ICES J. Mar. Sci., 9(2): 235-239. First published online January 12, 2012 (doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsr206).

Rossberg, A.G., Farnsworth, K.D., Satoh, K. and Pinnegar, J.K. (2010). Universal power-law diet partitioning by marine fish and squid with surprising stability-diversity implications.  Proc. R. Soc. B., 278(1712): 1617-25.  (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2010.1483)

Rossberg, A.G. and Farnsworth K.D. (2010). Simplification of structured population dynamics in complex ecological communities Theoretical Ecology . doi:10.1007/s12080-010-0088-7.

Andersen, K.H., Farnsworth, K.D., Pedersen, M., Gislason, H., Beyer, J.E. (2009). How community ecology links natural mortality, growth, and production of fish populations.  ICES Journal Of Marine Science, 66: 1978-1984.

Bollache L. Jaimie T.A. Dick J.T.A., Farnsworth K.D., Montgomery W.I. (2007). Functional responses as predictors of invasive species impacts.  Biol. Lett. 4: 166-169.  doi:10.1098/rsbl.2007.0554.

Farnsworth K.D., Thygesen U.H., Ditlevsen S., King N.J. (2007). How to estimate scavenger fish abundance using baited camera data.  Mar Ecol. Prog. Ser., 350: 223-234.

Andersen, K.H., Farnsworth, K.D., Thygesen, U.H., Beyer, J.A. (2007). The evolutionary destination of maturation-size in exploited cod.  Ecological Modelling, 204: 246-252.

Thygesen, U.H., Farnsworth, K.D., Andersen, K.H., Beyer, J.A. (2005). How optimal life history changes with the community size-spectrum.  Proc. Royal Society (B), 272: 1323-1331.

Bearhop, S., Fiedler, W., Furness, R.W., Votier, S.C., Waldron, S., Newton, J., Bowen, G.J., Berthold, P., Farnsworth, K.D. (2005). Assortative mating as a mechanism for rapid evolution of a migratory divide.  Science, 310: 502-504.

Focardi, S., Farnsworth, K.D., Poli, B.M., Ponzetta, M.P., Tinelli, A. (2003). Sexual segregation in ungulates: individual behaviour and the missing link.  Population Ecology, 45: 83-95.

Farnsworth, K.D., Focardi, S., Beecham, J. (2002). Coexistence and facilitation of animals from grassland-herbivore interactions.  The American Naturalist, 159: 24-39.

Farnsworth, K.D., Anderson, A.R.A. (2001). How simple grazing rules lead to reaction diffusion systems and their consequence for vegetation community dynamics. Oikos, 95:15-24.

Ruxton, G.D., Humphries, S., Farnsworth, K.D. (2001). Non-competitive phenotypic differences can have a strong effect on ideal free distributions.  Journal Of Animal Ecology, 70: 25-32.

Beecham, J.A., Farnsworth, K.D. (1999). Animal group forces resulting from predator avoidance and competition minimisation.  Journal of Theoretical Biology, 198: 533-548.

Farnsworth, K.D., Beecham, J.A. (1999). How do grazers achieve their distribution?  A continuum of models from random diffusion to the ideal free distribution using biased random walks.  American Naturalist, 153: 509-526.

Farnsworth, K.D., Illius, A.W. (1998). Optimal diet choice for large herbivores: an extended contingency model.  Functional Ecology Vol. 12. pp74-81.

Farnsworth. K.D., Beecham, J.A. (1997). Beyond the ideal free distribution: a more general model of predator distribution.  Journal of Theoretical Biology, Vol. 187. pp 389-396.

Farnsworth, K.D., Niklas, K.J. (1995). Theories of optimisation form and function in branching architecture in plants.  Functional Ecology, Vol. 9. pp 355-363.