Project Seagrass

PUBLICATIONS

PUBLICATIONS

Since 2013, we’ve lead and contributed to over 80 peer-reviewed scientific articles across numerous different themes associated to seagrass meadows (e.g., food security, small-scale fisheries, citizen science, nutrient pollution, restoration).

Use the year tabs below to find our work.

Since 2013, we’ve led and contributed to over 80 peer-reviewed scientific articles across numerous different themes associated to seagrass meadows (e.g., food security, small-scale fisheries, citizen science, nutrient pollution, restoration).

Use the year tabs below to find our work.

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Every year, we contribute numerous articles to the scientific literature.

Publications led by the Project Seagrass team are highlighted in bold.

Map and protect seagrass for biodiversity. Unsworth & Jones, Science, 2024

Overcoming ecological feedbacks in seagrass restoration. Unsworth et al, Restoration Ecology, 2024

One hundred priority questions for advancing seagrass conservation in Europe. Mtwana Nordlund et al, Plants, People, Planet, 2024

Rapid seagrass meadow expansion in an Indian Ocean bright spot. Floyd et al, Scientific Report, 2024

Coastal restoration success via emergent trait-mimicry is context dependent. van der Heide et al., Biological Conservation 2021

Anthropogenic pressures and life history predict trajectories of seagrass meadow extent at a global scale. Turschwell et al., PNAS 2021

Seagrass Meadows Provide a Significant Resource in Support of Avifauna. Unsworth & Butterworth, Diversity 2021

Unravelling the Spatial and Temporal Plasticity of Eelgrass Meadows. Bertelli et al., Frontiers in Plant Science 2021

Citizen Science Driven Big Data Collection Requires Improved and Inclusive Societal Engagement. Dalby et al., Frontiers in Marine Science 2021

Seagrass ecosystems of the Pacific Island Countries and Territories: A global bright spot. McKenzie et al., Marine Pollution Bulletin 2021

Seagrass ecosystem contributions to people’s quality of life in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories. McKenzie et al., Marine Pollution Bulletin 2021

Seagrass Structural Traits Drive Fish Assemblages in Small-Scale Fisheries. Jones et al., Frontiers in Marine Science 2021

Historical Analysis Exposes Catastrophic Seagrass Loss for the United Kingdom. Green et al., Frontiers in Plant Science 2021

Consistency Is Critical for the Effective Use of Baited Remote Video. Jones et al., Oceans 2021

Canopy Accumulation: Are Seagrass Meadows a Sink of Microplastics? Unsworth et al., Oceans 2021

Coastal restoration success via emergent trait-mimicry is context dependent. van der Heide et al., Biological Conservation 2021

Adaptive Resolution Imaging Sonar (ARIS) as a tool for marine fish identification. Jones et al., Fisheries Research 2021

Bycatch from seagrass fisheries: implication for conservation. Ambo-Rappe et al., IOP Conference Series Earth and Environmental Science 2021

Global challenges for seagrass conservation. Unsworth et al., Ambio 2018

Blue Carbon Storage Capacity of Temperate Eelgrass (Zostera marina) Meadows. Röhr et al., Global Biogeochemical Cycles 2018

Light Stress Responses by the Eelgrass, Zostera marina (L). Bertelli & Unsworth, Frontiers in Environmental Science 2018

Seagrass meadows support global fisheries production. Unsworth et al., Conservation Letters 2018

Seagrass research in Southeast Asia. Yaakub et al., Botanica Marina 2018

Complex yet fauna-deficient seagrass ecosystems at risk in southern Myanmar. Jones et al., Botanica Marina 2018

Indonesia’s globally significant seagrass meadows are under widespread threat. Unsworth et al., The Science of The Total Environment 2018

The discovery of deep-water seagrass meadows in a pristine Indian Ocean wilderness revealed by tracking green turtles. Esteban et al., Marine Pollution Bulletin 2018

Conservation Concerns of Small-Scale Fisheries: By-Catch Impacts of a Shrimp and Finfish Fishery in a Sri Lankan Lagoon. Jones et al., Frontiers in Marine Science 2018

New Tools to Identify the Location of Seagrass Meadows: Marine Grazers as Habitat Indicators. Hays et al., Frontiers in Marine Science 2018

Tracking Nitrogen Source Using Delta15N Reveals Human and Agricultural Drivers of Seagrass Degradation across the British Isles. Jones et al., Frontiers in Plant Science 2018

Secret Gardens Under the Sea: What are Seagrass Meadows and Why are They Important?. Cullen-Unsworth et al., Frontiers for Young Minds 2018

Latitude, temperature, and habitat complexity predict predation pressure in eelgrass beds across the Northern Hemisphere. Reynolds et al., Ecology 2018

A changing climate for seagrass conservation?. Unsworth et al., Current Biology 2018

Towards recognition of seagrasses, and their sustainable management. van Keulen et al., Marine Pollution Bulletin 2018

A call for seagrass protection. Cullen-Unsworth & Unsworth, Science 2018

One hundred priority questions for landscape restoration in Europe. Ockendon et al., Biological Conservation 2018

Global significance of seagrass fishery activity. Nordlund et al., Fish and Fisheries 2017

Crowdsourcing conservation: The role of citizen science in securing a future for seagrass. Jones et al., Marine Pollution Bulletin 2017

Reasons for seagrass optimism: Local ecological knowledge confirms presence of dugongs. Cullen-Unsworth et al., Marine Pollution Bulletin 2017

Finding some seagrass optimism in Wales, the case of Zostera noltii. Bertelli et al., Marine Pollution Bulletin 2017

Seagrass science is growing: A report on the 12th International Seagrass Biology Workshop. Hind-Ozan & Jones, Marine Pollution Bulletin 2017

Rocking the Boat: Damage to Eelgrass by Swinging Boat Moorings. Unsworth et al., Frontiers in Plant Science 2017

Habitat Configuration Alters Herbivory across the Tropical Seascape. Swindells et al., Frontiers in Marine Science 2017

Seagrass meadows. Unsworth & Cullen-Unsworth, Current Biology 2017

REPORTS

Find reports on some of our projects below

Unsworth, RKF., McGarrigle, A., Fox, E., Millington-Drake, M., Perrin, E., Swithinbank, H., Harris, F., Thomson, E., Jones, BLH., Watson, F., Wright, R. (2024). Seagrass vs Water Quality: How the current crisis is damaging our ability to fight climate change. Blue Marine Foundation, Project Seagrass and Surfers Against Sewage Collaborative Report

Developing a UK Seagrass Carbon Code. Ward et al., University of Oxford, Technical Report.

Methodological trials for the restoration of the seagrass Zostera marina in SW Wales. Unsworth, R.K.F., Bertelli, C.M.,
Esteban, N.E., Rees, S., Nuuttila, H.K

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