J Alistair Lindley

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We provide evidence of large-scale changes in the biogeography of calanoid copepod crustaceans in the eastern North Atlantic Ocean and European shelf seas. We demonstrate that strong biogeographical shifts in all copepod assemblages have occurred with a northward extension of more than 10 degrees latitude of warm-water species associated with a decrease in(More)
We report unprecedented numbers of juvenile snake pipefish, Entelurus aequoreus, in continuous plankton records of the Northeastern Atlantic since 2002. Increased sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the Northern Hemisphere, linked to global warming, are a likely cause. Analysis of a long-term time-series of SST data in the Northeastern Atlantic shows a rise(More)
Current climate change and overfishing are affecting the productivity and structure of marine ecosystems. This situation is unprecedented for the marine biosphere and it is essential to understand the mechanisms and pathways by which ecosystems respond. We report that climate change and overfishing are likely to be responsible for a rapid restructuring of a(More)
A recent increase in sea temperature has established a new ecosystem dynamic regime in the North Sea. Climate-induced changes in decapods have played an important role. Here, we reveal a coincident increase in the abundance of swimming crabs and lesser black-backed gull colonies in the North Sea, both in time and in space. Swimming crabs are an important(More)
A long-term time series of plankton and benthic records in the North Sea indicates an increase in decapods and a decline in their prey species that include bivalves and flatfish recruits. Here, we show that in the southern North Sea the proportion of decapods to bivalves doubled following a temperature-driven, abrupt ecosystem shift during the 1980s.(More)
Analyses of long-term time series of North Sea plankton and sea surface temperature (SST) data reveal that the annual planktonic larval abundance of three benthic phyla, Echinodermata, Arthropoda, and Mollusca, responds positively and immediately to SST. Long-term outcomes for the planktonic abundance of these three phyla are different, however. The(More)
Two organochlorine compounds, pentachlorophenol (PCP), a respiratory uncoupler, and 1,2dichlorobenzene (DCB), a non-polar narcotic, were selected for experiments on their toxicity to eggs of estuarine and neritic planktonic calanoid copepods. Experiments on freshly laid eggs in aqueous solutions of the toxicants showed that no viable nauplii of Eurytemora(More)
There is a commercial fishery for Palinuridea in the Cape Verde Islands. The species known from the archipelago are Palinurus charlestoni Forest & Postel, 1964, Panulirus echinatus S. I. Smith, 1869, Panulirus regius De Brito Capello, 1865, Scyllarides latus (Latreille, 1803) and Scyllarus pygmaeus (Bate, 1888). Palinurus mauritanicus Gruvel 1911,(More)
Shamoun-Baranes & Camphuysen [1] made two main points in their critical appraisal of our recent article [2]: (i) that the Larus fuscus population increased in the Netherlands well before a mid 1980s regime shift in the North Sea and (ii) that population increases based on a simple prey type are difficult to imagine. These two comments give us the(More)