Published Papers

Publications produced by CPR Survey scientists and collaborating researchers using CPR Survey data. 

CPR Survey Staff in bold. *Associate Researchers/ Research Fellows/ PhD Students


2023 (published and submitted)

Djeghri, N., Boyé, A., Ostle, C., Hélaouët, P. (submitted) Reinterpreting two regime shifts in North Sea’s plankton communities through the lens of functional traits. Global Ecology and Biogeography

Kjesbu, O. S., Alix, M., Sandø, A. B., Strand, E., Wright, P. J., Johns, D. G., Thorsen, A., Marshall, C. T., Bakkeplass, K. G., Vikebø, F. B., Skuggedal Myksvoll, M., Ottersen, G., Allan, B. J. M., Fossheim, M., Stiansen, J. E., Huse, G., & Sundby, S. (2023). Latitudinally distinct stocks of Atlantic cod face fundamentally different biophysical challenges under on-going climate change. Fish and Fisheries, 00, 1–  24.

Kleparski, L.*, Beaugrand, G., Edwards, M. and Ostle, C. (2023) Phytoplankton life strategies, phenological shifts and climate change in the North Atlantic Ocean from 1850-2100. Global Change Biology 

Lampitt, R.S., Briggs, N., Cael, B.B., Espinola, B., Hélaouët, P., Henson, P., Norrbin,F., Pebody, C.A. and Smeed, D. (accepted). Deep ocean particle flux in the Northeast Atlantic over the past 30 years:  Carbon sequestration is controlled by ecosystem structure in the upper ocean. Frontiers in Earth Science, section Biogeoscience.

Li, K., J. C. Naviaux, S. S. Lingampelly, L. Wang, J. M. Monk, C. M. Taylor, C. Ostle, S. Batten, and R. K. Naviaux. 2023. Historical biomonitoring of pollution trends in the North Pacific using archived samples from the Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey. Science of the Total Environment 865:161222. Elsevier B.V. <>.

Marchal, P., Giraldo, C., Johns, D.G., Lefebvre, S., Loots, C. and Toomey, L. (Submitted). Effects of global change on the phenology of winter-spawning migrations. Global Change Biology

Powell, K., and C. Ostle. 2023. Where I work. Nature 613:406. <>

Price, E., Mahaffey, C., Stern, R., Castellani, C., Jeffreys, R. (2023) Trophic resilience of Calanoid copepods to variation in net primary productivity in the sub-Arctic Atlantic. Glob Change Biol. (submitted)

Ratnarajah, L., Abu-Alhaija, R., Atkinson, A., Batten, S., Bax, N.J., Bernard, K.S., Canonico, G., Cornils, A., Everett J.D., Grigoratou, M.,  Ishak, N.H.A., Johns, D.G., Lombard, F., Muxagata, E., Ostle, C., Pitois, S., Richardson, A.J., Schmidt, K., Stemmann, L., Swadling, K.M., Yang, G. and Yebra, L. (ACCEPTED Nature Communications) Marine zooplankton in a changing climate.

Reuman D.C., Castorani M.C.N., Cavanaugh K.C., Sheppard L.W., Walter J.A., Bell T.W. (submitted). How environmental drivers of spatial synchrony interact. Ecography

Stern, Rowena, Kathryn Picard, Jessica Clarke, Charlotte E. Walker, Claudia Martins, Clare Marshall, Ana Amorim, E. Malcolm S. Woodward, Claire Widdicombe, Glen Tarran, and Martin Edwards. 2023. "Composition and Patterns of Taxa Assemblages in the Western Channel Assessed by 18S Sequencing, Microscopy and Flow Cytometry" Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 11, no. 3: 480. February 2023. 


2022 (published)

Batten, S., Hélaouët, P., Ostle, C. and Walne, A. (2022) Responses of Gulf of Alaska plankton communities during and after a marine heatwave. Deep Sea Research II (2022).

Beaugrand, G., Kléparski, L., Luczak, C., Goberville, E. and Kirby, R., (2022). A new general theory of Island Biogeography. Authorea Preprints. A new general theory of Island Biogeography - Authorea

Castorani, M., Bell, T.W., Walter, J.A., Reuman, D.C. and Sheppard, L.W. Disturbance, Resources, and Climate Interactively Synchronize Kelp Forests Across Scales. Accepted Ecology Letters.. Agu.

Chaabane, Sonia, de Garidel, Thibault, Giraud, Xavier, Schiebel, Ralf, Beaugrand, Gregory, Brummer, Geert-Jan, Casajus, Nicolas, Greco, Mattia, Grigoratou, Maria, Howa, Hélène, Jonkers, Lukas, Kucera, Michal, Kuroyanagi, Azumi, Meilland, Julie, Monteiro, Fanny, Mortyn, Graham, Almogi-Labin Ahuva, Asahi Hirofumi, Avnaim-Katav Simona, Johns D.J.… Ziveri Patrizia. (2022). The FORCIS database: A global census of planktonic Foraminifera from ocean waters (Version 01) [Data set]. Zenodo. Dec 2022.

Colborne, S.F., Sheppard, L.W., O’Donnell, D.R., Reuman, D.C., Walter, J.A., Singer, G.P., Kelly, J.T., Thomas, M.J. and Rypel, A.L., 2021. Intraspecific variation in migration timing of green sturgeon in the Sacramento River system. Ecosphere (2022) 13:e4139

Djeghri, N., Boyé, A., Ostle, C., Hélaouët, P. (SUBMITTED IN GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY) Reinterpreting the plankton community response to two North Sea regime shifts through the lens of functional traits.

Edwards, M., Beaugrand, G., Kleparski, L.*, Hélaouët, P., and Reid, P.C. 2022 Climate variability and multi-decadal diatom abundance in the Northeast Atlantic. Communications Earth & Environment

Espinasse, B., Sturbois, A., Basedow, S.L., Helaouet, P., Johns, D.G., Newton, J. and Trueman C.N. ACCEPTED. Temporal dynamics in zooplankton δ13C and δ15N isoscapes for the North Atlantic Ocean: Decadal cycles, seasonality and implications for predator ecology. Frontiers Ecology and Evolution.

García-Carreras, B., Yang, B., Grabowski, M.K., Sheppard, L.W., Huang, A.,T., Salje, H., Clapham, H.E., Iamsirithaworn, S., Doung-Ngern, P., Lessler, J., Cummings, D.A.T. Periodic synchronisation of dengue epidemics in Thailand over the last 5 decades driven by temperature and immunity. PLOS Biology (2022).

Giering, S.L.C., Culverhouse, P.F., Johns, D.G., McQuatters-Gollop, A. and Pitois, S.G. ACCEPTED. Are plankton nets a thing of the past? An assessment of in situ imaging of zooplankton for large-scale ecosystem assessment and policy decision-making. Frontiers in Marine Science.

Grigoratou, M., Montes, E., Richardson, A.J., Everett, J.D., Acevedo-Trejos, E., Anderson, C., Chen, B., Guy-Haim, T., Hinners, J., Lindemann, C., Garcia, T.M., Möller, K.O., Monteiro, F.M., Neeley, A.R., O'Brien, T.D., Palacz, A.P., Poulton, A.J., Prowe, A.E.F., Rodríguez-Santiago, Á.E., Rousseaux, C.S., Runge, J., Saad, J.F., Santi, I., Stern, R., Soccodato, A., Våge, S., Vogt, M., Zervoudaki, S. and Muller-Karger, F.E. (2022), The Marine Biodiversity Observation Network Plankton Workshops: Plankton Ecosystem Function, Biodiversity, and Forecasting—Research Requirements and Applications. Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin, 31: 22-26.

Kjesbu O. S., Anne Britt Sandø, Espen Strand, Maud Alix, Peter J. Wright, David G. Johns, Anders Thorsen, C. Tara Marshall, Kjell Bakkeplass, Frode B. Vikebø, Mari Skuggedal Myksvoll, Geir Ottersen, Bridie J. M. Allan,, Maria Fossheim, Jan Erik Stiansen, Geir Huse, Svein Sundby. (in review Fish and Fisheries)  Atlantic cod face reproductive failure in the south and extreme spawning migrations in the north. 

Kleparski, L.* and Beaugrand, G. (2022) The species chromatogram, a new graphical method to represent, characterize and compare the ecological niches of different species. Ecology and Evolution 2022; 12:e8830,

Kleparski, L.*, Beaugrand, G., and Kirby, R.R. (2022) How do plankton species coexist in an apparently unstructured environment? Biology Letters 18:20220207.

Kleparski, L.*, Beaugrand, G., Edwards, M., Schmitt, F., Kirby, R.R., Breton, E., Gevaert, F. and Maniez, E. (2022) Morphological traits, niche-environment interaction and temporal changes in diatoms. Prog in Oceanog, 201 (2022) 102747

Leinen, M., Chavez, F., Meyer, M., Buttigieg, P.L., Davies, N., Casotti, R. and Fischer,A. (2022). The Ocean Biomolecular Observing Network (OBON). Marine Technology Society Journal, 3: 106.

Liszka, C.M., Thorpe, S.E., Wootton, M., Fielding, S., Murphy, E.J. and Tarling, G.A. (2022)  Plankton and nekton community structure in the vicinity of the South Sandwich Islands (Southern Ocean) and the influence of environmental factors,
Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography.  ISSN 0967-0645.  (

Lyashevska, O., Brophy, D., Wing, S., Johns, D.G., Haberlin, D. and Doyle, T. (2022) Evidence of a range expansion in sunfish from 47 years of coastal sightings . Marine Biology 169: 20(2022).

Olin, A.B., Banas, N.S., Johns, D.G., Heath, M.R., Wright, P.J. and Nager, R.G. (2022) Spatio-temporal variation in the zooplankton prey of lesser sandeels: species and community trait patterns from the Continuous Plankton Recorder. ICES Journal of Marine Science.

Ostle, C., P. Landschutzer, M. Edwards, M. Johnson, S. Schmidtko, U. Schuster, A. J. Watson, and C. Robinson. (2022) Multidecadal changes in biology influence the variability of the North Atlantic carbon sink. Environmental Research Letters.

Price, E., Jeffries, R., Mahaffey, C., Stern, R., Castellani, C. (2022) Sensitivity of plankton assemblages to hydroclimate variability in the Barents Sea (in submission). Biogeosciences (in review).

Lavenia Ratnarajah, Rana Abu-Alhaija, Angus Atkinson, Sonia Batten, Nicholas J Bax, Kim S. Bernard, Gabrielle Canonico, Astrid Cornils, Jason D. Everett, Maria Grigoratou, Nurul Huda Ahmad Ishak, David G. Johns, Fabien Lombard, Erik Muxagata, Clare Ostle, Sophie Pitois, Anthony J. Richardson, Katrin Schmidt, Lars Stemmann, Kerrie M. Swadling, Guang Yang, Lidia Yebra (prelim ACCEPTED Nature Communications) Marine zooplankton in a changing climate.

Shoemaker, L., Hallett, L., Zhao, L., Reuman, D., Wang, S., Cottingham, K., Hobbs, R., Castorani, M., Downing, A., Dudney, J., Fey, S., Gherardi, L., Lany, N., Portales‐Reyes, C., Rypel, A., Sheppard, L.W., Walter, J., Suding, K. (2022). The long and the short of it: Mechanisms of synchronous and compensatory dynamics across temporal scales. Ecology. 10.1002/ecy.3650.

Tarling, G.A., Belcher, A., Blackwell, M., Castellani, C., Cook, K.B., Cottier, F.R., Dewar-Fowler, V., Freer, J.J., Gerrish, L., Johnson, M.L., Last, K.S., Lindeque, P.K., Mayor, D.J., Parry, H.E., Stowasser, G.,  Wootton, M. 2022.  Carbon and Lipid Contents of the Copepod Calanus finmarchicus Entering Diapause in the Fram Strait and Their Contribution to the Boreal and Arctic Lipid Pump.   Frontiers in Marine Science.  DOI=10.3389/fmars.2022.926462  

Turner, A., Ostle, C. and Wootton, M. (2022) Science of the Total Environment Occurrence and chemical characteristics of microplastic paint flakes in the North Atlantic Ocean, Sci. Total Environ., 806, 150375, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.150375.

Valdes, L., Lopez-Urrutia, A., Beaugrand, G., Harris, R.P. and Irigoien, X. 2022. Seasonality and interannual variability of copepods in the Western English Channel, Celtic Sea, Bay of Biscay, and Cantabrian Sea with a special emphasis to Calanus helgolandicus and Acartia clausi. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 2022,0, 1-14 DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsac052

Jonathan A Walter, Max CN Castorani, Tom W Bell, Lawrence W Sheppard, Kyle C Cavanaugh, Daniel C Reuman. (2022) Tail‐dependent spatial synchrony arises from nonlinear driver–response relationships. Ecology Letters 25 (5), 1189-1201

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