Prof Andrew Brierley

Professor in Biology

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room: E37  (Bute)
Bute Building
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 9TS

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Recent Publications

Brierley, AS 2017, 'Plankton' Current Biology, vol 27, no. 11, pp. R478. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.02.045
Boersch-Supan, PH, Rogers, AD & Brierley, AS 2017, 'The distribution of pelagic sound scattering layers across the southwest Indian Ocean' Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, vol 136, pp. 108-121. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.06.023
Letessier, TB, De Grave, S, Boersch-Supan, PH, Kemp, KM, Brierley, AS & Rogers, AD 2017, 'Seamount influences on mid-water shrimps (Decapoda) and Gnathophausiids (Lophogastridea) of the South-West Indian ridge' Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, vol 136, pp. 85-97. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.05.009
Proud, R, Cox, MJ & Brierley, AS 2017, 'Biogeography of the global ocean's mesopelagic zone' Current Biology, vol 27, no. 1, pp. 113-119. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.11.003
Widmer, CL, Fox, CJ & Brierley, AS 2016, 'Effects of temperature and salinity on four species of northeastern Atlantic scyphistomae (Cnidaria Scyphozoa)' Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol 559, pp. 73-88. DOI: 10.3354/meps11879
Letessier, TB, Cox, MJ, Meeuwig, JJ, Boersch-Supan, PH & Brierley, AS 2016, 'Enhanced pelagic biomass around coral atolls' Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol 546, pp. 271-276. DOI: 10.3354/meps11675
Last, KS, Hobbs, L, Berge, J, Brierley, AS & Cottier, F 2016, 'Moonlight drives ocean-scale mass vertical migration of zooplankton during the Arctic winter' Current Biology, vol 26, no. 2, pp. 244-251. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.11.038
Brierley, AS & Clapham, P 2016, 'Whaling permits: Japan's whaling is unscientific' Nature, vol 529, no. 7586, pp. 283. DOI: 10.1038/529283a
Proud, R, Cox, MJ, Wotherspoon, S & Brierley, AS 2015, 'A method for identifying Sound Scattering Layers and extracting key characteristics' Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol 6, no. 10, pp. 1190-1198. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12396
Webster, CN, Hansson, S, Didrikas, T, Gorokhova, E, Peltonen, H, Brierley, AS & Lehtiniemi, M 2015, 'Stuck between a rock and a hard place: zooplankton vertical distribution and hypoxia in the Gulf of Finland, Baltic Sea' Marine Biology, vol 162, no. 7, pp. 1429-1440. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-015-2679-8
Brierley, AS 2015, 'No case for Japan to kill minke whales' Nature, vol 520, no. 7546, pp. 157.
Brierley, AS 2015, 'Whaling review: no case for Japan to kill minke whales' Nature, vol 520, no. 7546, pp. 157-157. DOI: 10.1038/520157c
Braithwaite, JE, Meeuwig, JJ, Letessier, TB, Jenner, KCS & Brierley, AS 2015, 'From sea ice to blubber: linking whale condition to krill abundance using historical whaling records' Polar Biology. DOI: 10.1007/s00300-015-1685-0
Biermann, L, Guinet, C, Bester, M, Brierley, AS & Boehme, L 2015, 'An alternative method for correcting fluorescence quenching' Ocean Science, vol 11, no. 1, pp. 83-91. DOI: 10.5194/os-11-83-2015
Brierley, AS & Cox, MJ 2015, 'Fewer but not smaller schools in declining fish and krill populations' Current Biology, vol 25, no. 1, pp. 75-79. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.10.062
Brierley, AS 2014, 'Diel vertical migration' Current Biology, vol 24, no. 22, pp. R1074-R1076.
Biermann, L, Guinet, C, Brierley, AS & Boehme, L 2014, 'Evaluating merged Zeu products in the Southern Ocean for application towards an optimised fluorescence quenching correction method.' Challenger Society 2014 Conference, Plymouth, United Kingdom, 8/09/14 - 11/09/14, .
Williams, R, Kelly, N, Boebel, O, Friedlaender, AS, Herr, H, Kock, K-H, Lehnert, LS, Maksym, T, Roberts, J, Scheidat, M, Siebert, U & Brierley, AS 2014, 'Counting whales in a challenging, changing environment' Scientific Reports, vol 4, 4170. DOI: 10.1038/srep04170
Biermann, L, Guinet, C, Bester, M, Brierley, AS & Boehme, L 2014, 'An optimised method for correcting quenched fluorescence yield' Ocean Science Discussions, vol 11, no. 3, pp. 1243-1264. DOI: 10.5194/osd-11-1243-2014
Cox, MJ, Letessier, TB & Brierley, AS 2013, 'Zooplankton and micronekton biovolume at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone estimated by multi-frequency acoustic survey' Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, vol 98, pp. 269-278. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.07.020
Priede, IG, Billett, DSM, Brierley, AS, Hoelzel, AR, Inall, M, Miller, PI, Cousins, NJ, Shields, MA & Fujii, T 2013, 'The ecosystem of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at the sub-polar front and Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone; ECO-MAR project strategy and description of the sampling programme 2007-2010' Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, vol 98, pp. 220-230. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.06.012
Priede, IG, Billett, DSM, Brierley, AS, Hoelzel, AR, Inall, M & Miller, PI 2013, 'The ECO-MAR (Ecosystem of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at the Sub-Polar Front and Charlie Gibbs Fracture Zone) project: description of the benthic sampling programme 2007-2010' Marine Biology Research, vol 9, no. 5-6, pp. 624-628. DOI: 10.1080/17451000.2012.749998
Priede, IG, Bergstad, OA, Miller, PI, Vecchione, M, Gebruk, A, Falkenhaug, T, Billett, DSM, Craig, J, Dale, AC, Shields, MA, Tilstone, GH, Sutton, TT, Gooday, AJ, Inall, ME, Jones, DOB, Martinez-Vicente, V, Menezes, GM, Niedzielski, T, Sigurosson, P, Rothe, N, Rogacheva, A, Alt, CHS, Brand, T, Abell, R, Brierley, AS, Cousins, NJ, Crockard, D, Hoelzel, AR, Hoines, A, Letessier, TB, Read, JF, Shimmield, T, Cox, MJ, Galbraith, JK, Gordon, JDM, Horton, T, Neat, F & Lorance, P 2013, 'Does presence of a mid-ocean ridge enhance biomass and biodiversity?' PLoS One, vol 8, no. 5, e61550. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061550
Wallace, MI, Cottier, FR, Brierley, AS & Tarling, GA 2013, 'Modelling the influence of copepod behaviour on faecal pellet export at high latitudes' Polar Biology, vol 36, no. 4, pp. 579-592. DOI: 10.1007/s00300-013-1287-7
Boersch-Supan, PH, Boehme, L, Read, JF, Rogers, AD & Brierley, AS 2012, 'Elephant seal foraging dives track prey distribution, not temperature: Comment on McIntyre et al. (2011)' Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol 461, pp. 293-298. DOI: 10.3354/meps09890
Letessier, TB, Pond, DW, McGill, RAR, Reid, WDK & Brierley, AS 2012, 'Trophic interaction of invertebrate zooplankton on either side of the Charlie Gibbs Fracture Zone/Subpolar Front of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge' Journal of Marine Systems, vol 94, pp. 174-184. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2011.11.020
Letessier, TB, Falkenhaug, T, Debes, H, Bergstad, OA & Brierley, AS 2011, 'Abundance patterns and species assemblages of euphausiids associated with the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, North Atlantic' Journal of Plankton Research, vol 33, no. 10, pp. 1510-1525. DOI: 10.1093/plankt/fbr056
Letessier, TB, Cox, MJ & Brierley, AS 2011, 'Drivers of variability in Euphausiid species abundance throughout the Pacific Ocean' Journal of Plankton Research, vol 33, no. 9, pp. 1342-1357. DOI: 10.1093/plankt/fbr033
Cox, MJ, Borchers, DL, Demer, DA, Cutter, GR & Brierley, AS 2011, 'Estimating the density of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) from multi-beam echo-sounder observations using distance sampling methods' Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics), vol 60, no. 2, pp. 301-316. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9876.2010.00748.x
Brierley, AS & Cox, MJ 2010, 'Shapes of krill swarms and fish schools emerge as aggregation members avoid predators and access oxygen' Current Biology, vol 20, no. 19, pp. 1758-1762. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2010.08.041
Cox, MJ, Warren, JD, Demer, DA, Cutter, GR & Brierley, AS 2010, 'Three-dimensional observations of swarms of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) made using a multi-beam echosounder' Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, vol 57, no. 7-8, pp. 508-518. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2009.10.003
Nicol, S & Brierley, AS 2010, 'Through a glass less darkly-New approaches for studying the distribution, abundance and biology of Euphausiids' Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, vol 57, no. 7-8, pp. 496-507. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2009.10.002
Wallace, MI, Cottier, FR, Berge, J, Tarling, GA, Griffiths, C & Brierley, AS 2010, 'Comparison of zooplankton vertical migration in an ice-free and a seasonally ice-covered Arctic fjord: An insight into the influence of sea ice cover on zooplankton behavior' Limnology and Oceanography, vol 55, no. 2, pp. 831-845. DOI: 10.4319/lo.2009.55.2.0831
Letessier, TB, Cox, MJ & Brierley, AS 2009, 'Drivers of euphausiid species abundance and numerical abundance in the Atlantic Ocean' Marine Biology, vol 156, no. 12, pp. 2539-2553. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-009-1278-y
Brierley, AS & Kingsford, MJ 2009, 'Impacts of Climate Change on Marine Organisms and Ecosystems' Current Biology, vol 19, no. 14, pp. 602-614. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2009.05.046
Cutter, GR, Renfree, JS, Cox, MJ, Brierley, AS & Demer, DA 2009, 'Modelling three-dimensional directivity of sound scattering by Antarctic krill: progress towards biomass estimation using multibeam sonar' ICES Journal of Marine Science, vol 66, no. 6, pp. 1245-1251. DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsp040
Faessler, SMM, Brierley, AS & Fernandes, PG 2009, 'A Bayesian approach to estimating target strength' ICES Journal of Marine Science, vol 66, no. 6, pp. 1197-1204. DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsp008
Berge, J, Cottier, F, Last, KS, Varpe, O, Leu, E, Soreide, J, Eiane, K, Falk-Petersen, S, Willis, K, Nygard, H, Vogedes, D, Griffiths, C, Johnsen, G, Lorentzen, D & Brierley, AS 2009, 'Diel vertical migration of Arctic zooplankton during the polar night' Biology Letters, vol 5, no. 1, pp. 69-72. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2008.0484
Faessler, SMM, Fernandes, PG, Semple, SIK & Brierley, AS 2009, 'Depth-dependent swimbladder compression in herring Clupea harengus observed using magnetic resonance imaging' Journal of Fish Biology, vol 74, no. 1, pp. 296-303. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2008.02130.x
Cox, MJ, Demer, DA, Warren, JD, Cutter, GR & Brierley, AS 2009, 'Multibeam echosounder observations reveal interactions between Antarctic krill and air-breathing predators' Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol 378, pp. 199-209. DOI: 10.3354/meps07795
Brierley, AS 2008, 'Antarctic Ecosystem: Are deep krill ecologicla outliers or portents of a paradigm shift?' Current Biology, vol 18. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2008.01.022
Sims, DW, Southall, EJ, Humphries, NE, Hays, GC, Bradshaw, CJA, Pitchford, JW, James, A, Ahmed, MZ, Brierley, AS, Hindell, MA, Morritt, D, Musyl, MK, Righton, D, Shepard, ELC, Wearmouth, VJ, Wilson, RP, Witt, MJ & Metcalfe, JD 2008, 'Scaling laws of marine predator search behaviour' Nature, vol 451, no. 7182, pp. 1098-1102. DOI: 10.1038/nature06518
Heath, MR, Rasmussen, J, Ahmed, Y, Allen, J, Anderson, CIH, Brierley, AS, Brown, L, Bunker, A, Cook, K, Davidson, R, Fielding, S, Gurney, WSC, Harris, R, Hay, S, Henson, S, Hirst, AG, Holliday, NP, Ingvarsdottir, A, Irigoien, X, Lindeque, P, Mayor, DJ, Montagnes, D, Pollard, R, Moffat, C, Richards, S, Saunders, RA, Sidey, J, Smerdon, G, Speirs, D, Walsham, P, Waniek, J, Webster, L & Wilson, D 2008, 'Spatial demography of Calanus finmarchicus in the Irminger Sea' Progress in Oceanography, vol 76, no. 1, pp. 39-88. DOI: 10.1016/j.pocean.2007.10.001
Brierley, AS 2007, 'Fisheries ecology: hunger for shark fin soup drives clam chowder off the menu' Current Biology, vol 17, no. 4, pp. R555-R556. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2007.05.007
Brierley, A 2007, 'Negative linear correlation between human lifespan and exercise intensity' Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, vol 146. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2007.01.036
Saunders, RA, Ingvarsdottir, A, Rasmussen, J, Hay, SJ & Brierley, AS 2007, 'Regional variation in distribution pattern, population structure and growth rates of Meganyctiphanes norvegica and Thysanoessa longicaudata in the Irminger Sea, North Atlantic' Progress in Oceanography, vol 72, no. 4, pp. 313-342. DOI: 10.1016/j.pocean.2006.09.005
Lynam, CP & Brierley, AS 2007, 'Enhanced survival of 0-group gadoid fish under jellyfish umbrellas' Marine Biology, vol 150, no. 6, pp. 1397-1401. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-006-0429-7
Saunders, RA, Brierley, AS, Watkins, JL, Reid, K, Murphy, EJ, Enderlein, P & Bone, DG 2007, 'Intra-annual variability in the density of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) at south Georgia, 2002-2005: Within-year variation provides a new framework for interpreting previous 'annual' estimates of krill density' CCAMLR Science, vol 14, pp. 27-41.
Lynam, CP, Gibbons, MJ, Axelsen, BE, Sparks, CAJ, Coetzee, J, Heywood, BG & Brierley, AS 2006, 'Jellyfish overtake fish in a heavily fished ecosystem' Current Biology, vol 16, no. 13, pp. R492-R493. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2006.06.018
Brierley, AS, Saunders, RA, Bone, DG & Murphy, EJ 2006, 'Use of moored acoustic instruments to measure short-term variability in abundance of Antarctic krill' Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, vol 4, pp. 18-29.
Brierley, AS, Heywood, BG & Gull, SF 2006, 'A quantified Bayesian Maximum Entropy estimate of Antarctic krill abundance across the Scotia Sea and in Small-Scale Management Units from the 2000 CCAMLR Survey' CCAMLR Science, vol 13, pp. 97-116.
Conti, SG, Demer, DA & Brierley, AS 2005, 'Broad-bandwidth, sound scattering, and absorption from krill (Meganyctiphanes norvegica), mysids (Praunus flexuosus and Neomysis integer), and shrimp (Crangon crangon)' ICES Journal of Marine Science, vol 62, no. 5, pp. 956-965. DOI: 10.1016/j.icesjms.2005.01.024
Lynam, CP, Heath, MR, Hay, SJ & Brierley, AS 2005, 'Evidence for impacts by jellyfish on North Sea herring recruitment.' Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol 298, pp. 157-167. DOI: 10.3354/meps298157
Mair, AM, Fernandes, PG, Lebourges-Dhaussy, A & Brierley, AS 2005, 'An investigation into the zooplankton composition of a prominent 38-kHz scattering layer in the North Sea' Journal of Plankton Research, vol 27, pp. 623-633. DOI: 10.1093/plankt/fbi035
Sparks, C, Brierley, AS, Buecher, E, Boyer, D, Axelsen, B & Gibbons, MJ 2005, 'Submersible observations on the daytime vertical distribution of Aequorea ?forskalea off the west coast of southern Africa' Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, vol 85, pp. 519-522.
Lynam, CP, Hay, SJ & Brierley, AS 2005, 'Jellyfish abundance and climatic variation: contrasting responses in oceanographically distinct regions of the North Sea, and possible implications for fisheries.' Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, vol 85, pp. 435-450.
Brierley, AS, Boyer, DC, Axelsen, BE, Lynam, CP, Sparks, CAJ, Boyer, HJ & Gibbons, MJ 2005, 'Towards the acoustic estimation of jellyfish abundance.' Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol 295, pp. 105-111. DOI: 10.3354/meps295105
Anderson, CIH, Brierley, AS & Armstrong, F 2005, 'Spatio-temporal variability in the distribution of epi- and meso-pelagic acoustic backscatter in the Irminger Sea, North Atlantic, with implications for predation on Calanus finmarchicus' Marine Biology, vol 146, no. 6, pp. 1177-1188. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-004-1510-8
Brierley, AS, Axelsen, BE, Boyer, DC, Lynam, CP, Didcock, CA, Boyer, HJ, Sparks, CAJ, Purcell, JE & Gibbons, MJ 2004, 'Single-target echo detections of jellyfish' ICES Journal of Marine Science, vol 61, no. 3, pp. 383-393. DOI: 10.1016/j.icesjms.2003.12.008
Lynam, CP, Hay, S & Brierley, AS 2004, 'Interannual variability in abundance of North Sea jellyfish and links to the North Atlantic Oscillation' Limnology and Oceanography, vol 49, no. 3, pp. 637-643. DOI: 10.4319/lo.2004.49.3.0637
Trathan, PN, Brierley, AS, Brandon, MA, Bone, DG, Goss, C, Grant, S, Murphy, EJ & Watkins, JL 2003, 'Oceanographic variability and changes in Antarctic krill abundance at South Georgia' Fisheries Oceanography, vol 12, no. 6, pp. 569-583.
Brierley, AS, Gull, SF & Wafy, MH 2003, 'A Bayesian Maximum entropy reconstruction of stock distribution and inference of stock density from line-transect acoustic survey data' ICES Journal of Marine Science, vol 60, no. 3, pp. 446-452. DOI: 10.1016/S1054-3139(03)00027-4
Woodd-Walker, RS, Watkins, JL & Brierley, AS 2003, 'Identification of Southern Ocean acoustic targets using aggregation backscatter and shape characteristics' ICES Journal of Marine Science, vol 60, pp. 641-649. DOI: 10.1016/S1054-3139(03)00062-6
Fernandes, PG, Stevenson, P, Brierley, AS, Armstrong, F & Simmonds, EJ 2003, 'AUVs: future platforms for fisheries acoustics' ICES Journal of Marine Science, vol 60, pp. 684-691. DOI: 10.1016/S1054-3139(03)00038-9
Brierley, AS, Fernandes, PG, Brandon, MA, Armstrong, F, Millard, NW, McPhail, SD, Stevenson, P, Pebody, M, Perrett, J, Squires, M, Bone, DG & Griffiths, G 2003, 'An investigation of avoidance by Antarctic krill of RRS James Clark Ross using the Autosub-2 autonomous underwater vehicle' Fisheries Research, vol 60, no. 2-3, pp. 569-576.
Priddle, J, Whitehouse, MJ, Ward, P, Shreeve, RS, Brierley, AS, Atkinson, A, Watkins, JL, Brandon, MA & Cripps, GC 2003, 'Biogeochemistry of a Southern Ocean plankton ecosystem: Using natural variability in community composition to study the role of metazooplankton in carbon and nitrogen cycles' Journal of Geophysical Research, vol 108, no. C4, pp. n/a-n/a. DOI: 10.1029/2000JC000425
Wafy, MH, Brierley, AS, Gull, SF & Watkins, JL 2003, 'Maximum entropy reconstructions of krill distribution and estimates of krill density from acoustic surveys at South Georgia, 1996-2000\' CCAMLR Science, vol 10, pp. 91-100.
Watkins, JL & Brierley, AS 2002, 'Verification of the acoustic techniques used to identify Antarctic krill' ICES Journal of Marine Science, vol 59, pp. 1326-1336. DOI: 10.1006/jmsc.2002.1309
Ward, P, Whitehouse, MJ, Meredith, M, Murphy, EJ, Shreeve, RS, Korb, R, Watkins, JL, Thorpe, S, Woodd-Walker, R, Brierley, AS, Cunningham, N, Grant, S & Bone, DG The Southern Antarctic Circumpolar Current Front: physical and biological coupling at South Georgia.
Brierley, AS, Fernandes, PG, Brandon, MA, Armstrong, F, Millard, NW, McPhail, SD, Stevenson, P, Pebody, M, Perrett, J, Squires, M, Bone, DG & Griffiths, G 2002, 'Antarctic krill under sea ice: elevated abundance in a narrow band just south of ice edge' Science, vol 295, no. 5561, pp. 1890-1892. DOI: 10.1126/science.1068574
Barlow, KE, Boyd, IL, Croxall, JP, Reid, K, Staniland, IJ & Brierley, AS 2002, 'Are penguins and seals in competition for Antarctic krill at South Georgia?' Marine Biology, vol 140, pp. 205-213. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-001-0691-7
Griffiths, G, Brierley, AS & Griffiths, G (ed.) Multidisciplinary ocean science applications of an AUV: the Autosub Science Missions programme..
Griffiths, G & Brierley, AS 2002, Chapter 9. Multidisciplinary ocean science applications of an AUV: the Autosub Science Missions programme. in G Griffiths (ed.), Technology and applications of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. Taylor and Francis, pp. 368 pp.
Hewitt, RP, Watkins, JL, Naganobu, M, Tshernyshkov, P, Brierley, AS, Demer, DA, Kasatkina, S, Takao, Y, Goss, C, Malyshko, A, Brandon, MA, Kawaguchi, S & Siegel, V Setting a precautionary catch limit for Antarctic krill.
Brierley, AS, Goss, C, Grant, SA, Watkins, JL, Reid, K, Belchier, M, Everson, I, Jessop, MJ, Afanasyev, V & Robst, J 2002, 'Significant intra-annual variability in krill distribution and abundance at South Georgia as revealed by multiple acoustic surveys during 2000/01' CCAMLR Science, vol 9, pp. 71-82.
Brierley, AS & Thomas, DN 2002, 'Ecology of Southern Ocean pack ice' Advances in Marine Biology, vol 43, pp. 171-276. DOI: 10.1016/S0065-2881(02)43005-2
Buecher, E, Sparks, C, Brierley, AS, Boyer, H & Gibbons, M 2001, 'Biometry and size distribution of Chrysaora hysoscella (Cnidaria, Scyphozoa) and Aequorea aequorea (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) off Namibia with some notes on their parasite Hyperia medusarum' Journal of Plankton Research, vol 23, no. 10, pp. 1073-1080.
Sparks, CAJ, Buecher, E, Brierley, AS, Axelsen, BE, Boyer, H & Gibbons, MJ 2001, 'Observations on the distribution and relative abundance of the scyphomedusan Chrysaora hysoscella (Linne, 1766) and the hydrozoan Aequorea aequorea (Forskal, 1775) in the northern Benguela ecosystem' Hydrobiologia, vol 451, no. 1-3, pp. 275-286. DOI: 10.1023/A:1011829516239
Brierley, AS & Fernandes, PG 2001, 'Diving depths of northern gannets: acoustic observations of Sula bassana from an autonomous underwater vehicle' The Auk, vol 118, no. 2, pp. 529-534.
Brierley, AS, Axelsen, BE, Buecher, E, Sparks, CAJ, Boyer, H & Gibbons, MJ 2001, 'Acoustic observations of jellyfish in the Namibian Benguela' Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol 210, pp. 55-66.
Trathan, PN, Watkins, JL, Murray, AWA, Brierley, AS, Everson, I, Goss, C, Priddle, J, Reid, K & Ward, P 2001, 'The CCAMLR-2000 Krill Synoptic Survey: A description of the rationale and design' CCAMLR Science, vol 8, pp. 1-23.
Brierley, AS & Reid, K 2001, 'The use of predator-derived krill length-frequency distributions to calculate target strength' CCAMLR Science, vol 8, pp. 155-163.
Fernandes, PG, Brierley, AS, Simmonds, EJ, Millard, NW, McPhail, SD, Armstrong, F, Stevenson, P & Squires, M 2000, 'Fish do not avoid survey vessels' Nature, vol 404, pp. 35-36.
Reid, K, Brierley, AS & Nevitt, GA 2000, 'An initial assessment of relationships between the distribution of whales and Antarctic krill Euphausia superba at South Georgia' Journal of Cetacean Research and Management, vol 2, no. 2, pp. 143-149.
Brierley, AS & Watkins, JL 2000, 'Effects of sea ice cover on the swarming behaviour of Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba' Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, vol 57, no. Supplement 3, pp. 24-30.
Fernandes, PG, Brierley, AS, Simmonds, EJ, Millard, NW, McPhail, SD, Armstrong, F, Stevenson, P & Squires, M 2000, 'Addendum - Fish do not avoid survey vessels' Nature, vol 407, pp. 52.
Brierley, AS & Brandon, MA 1999, 'Potential for long-distance dispersal of Euphausia crystallorophias in fast current jets' Marine Biology, vol 135, no. 1, pp. 77-82.
Brierley, AS, Demer, DA, Watkins, JL & Hewitt, R 1999, 'Concordance of interannual fluctuations in acoustically estimated densities of Antarctic krill around South Georgia and Elephant Islands; biological evidence of same-year teleconnections across the Scotia Sea' Marine Biology, vol 134, no. 4, pp. 675-681.
Brierley, AS 1999, 'A comparison of Antarctic euphausiids sampled by net and from geothermally-heated waters: insights into sampling bias' Polar Biology, vol 22, no. 2, pp. 109-114. DOI: 10.1007/s003000050397
Brierley, AS, Watkins, JL, Goss, C, Wilkinson, MT & Everson, I 1999, 'Acoustic estimates of krill density at South Georgia, 1981 to 1998' CCAMLR Science, vol 6, pp. 47-57.
Atkinson, A, Ward, P, Hill, A, Brierley, AS & Cripps, GC 1999, 'Krill-copepod interactions at South Georgia, Antarctica, II. Possible control by Euphausia superba of copepod abundance.' Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol 176, pp. 63-79..
Murphy, EJ, Watkins, JL, Reid, K, Trathan, PN, Everson, I, Croxall, JP, Priddle, J, Brandon, MA, Brierley, AS & Hofmann, E 1998, 'Interannual variability of the South Georgia marine ecosystem: biological and physical sources of variation in the abundance of krill' Fisheries Oceanography, vol 7, pp. 381-390.
Brierley, AS, Brandon, MA & Watkins, JL An assessment of the utility of an acoustic Doppler current profiler for biomass estimation.
Goss, C, Rodhouse, PG, Watkins, JL & Brierley, AS 1998, 'Attribution of acoustic echoes to squid in the South Atlantic' CCAMLR Science, vol 5, pp. 259-271.
Brierley, AS, Goss, C, Watkins, JL & Woodroffe, P 1998, 'Variations in echosounder calibration with temperature, and some possible implications for acoustic surveys of krill biomass' CCAMLR Science, vol 5, pp. 273-281..
Brierley, AS, Ward, P, Watkins, JL & Goss, C 1998, 'Acoustic discrimination of Southern Ocean zooplankton' Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, vol 45, pp. 1155-1173.
Priddle, J, Whitehouse, MJ, Atkinson, A, Brierley, AS & Murphy, EJ 1997, 'Diurnal changes in near-surface ammonium concentration - interplay between zooplankton and phytoplankton' Journal of Plankton Research, vol 19, no. 9, pp. 1305-1330.
Allcock, AL, Brierley, AS, Thorpe, JP & Rodhouse, PG 1997, 'Restricted geneflow and evolutionary divergence between geographically separated populations of the Antarctic octopus Pareledone turqueti' Marine Biology, vol 129, no. 1, pp. 97-102.
Brierley, AS, Watkins, JL & Murray, AWA 1997, 'Interannual variability in krill abundance at South Georgia' Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol 150, no. 1-3, pp. 87-98.

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