Marine Biodiversity and Climate Change

Anthropogenic increases in greenhouse gas emissions since the start of the industrial era have led to significant warming of the earth's climate. This trend is predicted to accelerate throughout the 21st century as the global population increases. The marine climate of northern Europe is warming faster than the global average, and UK coastal seas are following this trend.

Changes in both the mean and variance in climatic regimes, modified by local and regional factors can lead to complex patterns of species distribution. Long-term data collected at many shores over extensive geographical ranges can provide insights into the responses of ectothermic species to climate change across a hierarchy of spatial and temporal scales.

My research programme focuses on detecting and forecasting responses of marine biodiversity to climate change. The MBA has some of the most extensive time-series globally, including data on the abundance and distribution of rocky intertidal invertebrates and macroalgae dating back to the 1950s. These time-series were continued or re-started under the MarClim marine biodiversity and climate change programme from 2002-2005 and are still surveyed on an annual basis. This work has been extended to other temperate regions around the world including Europe and New Zealand.

As a physiological ecologist I am interested in identifying the biological mechanisms in invertebrates and macroalgae that underpin the macroecological responses to climate warming and ocean acidification. Current research using combined laboratory and field experiments is investigating how increasing temperatures are altering reproductive cycles and impacting recruitment and the effects of climate change on invasive capabilities of non-natives.

Kelp population observations

Kelp population observations and studies have been a key focus inter-tidally at the MBA for many years and notable changes have been observed, however, little has been conducted sub-tidally. This project is the first to look at potential population shifts sub-tidally in relation to climate...

Coastal biogeography and biodiversity of New Zealand

A British Council researcher exchange award has linked the MBA with the National Institute for Water and Atmospheric research, NIWA in New Zealand. 126 rocky intertidal sites have been surveyed between 2008-2011, producing a unique, broadscale dataset of the biogeographic distribution and...

Physiological mechanisms underpinning organismal response to multiple stressors

The reproductive cycles and seasonal recruitment success of key climate indicator species of trochid gastopods are being tracked within field populations close to their northern range limits to monitor phenological shifts in onset of gonad activity and alterations to reproductive strategy....

Impacts of ocean acidification on key benthic ecosystems, communities, habitats, species and life cycles.

The NERC consortium project that initiated the ocean acidification mesocosm-based research at the MBA comprised 25 researchers from 12 organisations across the UK, and an international partner at Kristineberg Marine Research Station (part of Gothenburg University). Long-term laboratory...

Marine Biodiversity and Climate change MarClim

The Marine Biological Association maintains some of the longest biological time-series in the world. The Marine Biodiversity and Climate Change Project, MarClim® which was...

Staff List

Nova Mieszkowska
MBA Research Fellow

Nova's research programme focuses on detecting and forecasting responses of marine biodiversity to climate change.

Email: Telephone Number:
+44(0)1752 968706
Hannah Parry-Wilson
PhD Student
Hannah is a current University of Southampton SPITFIRE funded PhD Student based at the MBA, looking at the biogeographic range shifts and physiological tolerances of native gastropods in response to climate change effects.
Email: Telephone Number:
+44 (0)1754 426349

Peer Review Publications:

  1. Redfern, J., Foggo, & Mieszkowska, N., 2021. Handling the Heat: Responses of Two Congeneric Limpet Species to Environmental Temperature Differences. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, doi:10.1016/jembe.2020.151500  

  2. Pack, K.E., Rius, M. & Mieszkowska, N., 2020. Long-term environmental tolerance of the non-indigenous Pacific oyster to expected contemporary climate change conditions. Marine Environmental Research, p.105226, doi:10.1016/j.marenvres.2020.105226

  3. Firth, L.B. Harris, D., Blaze, J.A., Marzloff, M.P., Boyé, A., Miller, P.I., Curd, A., Nunn, J.D., O’Connor, N.E., Power, A.M., Mieszkowska, N., O’Roirdan, R.M., Burrows, M.T., Bricheno, L.M., Knights, A.M., Bordeyne, F., Bush, L.R., Byers, J.E., David, C., Davies, A.J., Dubois, D., Edwards, H., Foggo, A., Gribben, P., Lima, F.P., McGrath, D., Noël, L.M.L.J., Nunes, F.L.D., Patterson, A., Sebra, R., Simkanin, C., Vasquez, M. & Hawkins, S.J. 2021.   using hydrographic and substrate features. Diversity and Distributions, in press.

  4. Mangano, M.C., Mieszkowska, N., Helmuth, B., Domingos, T., Sousa, T., Baiamonte, G., Bazan, G., Cuttitta, A., Fiorentino, F., Giacoletti, A., Johnson, M., Lucido, G.D., Marcelli, M., Martellucci, R., Mirto, S., Patti, B., Pranovi, F., Williams, G.A. & Sarà, G. 2020. Moving towards a strategy for addressing climate displacement of marine resources: a proof-of-concept. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7, 408, [http://www.doi:10.3389/fmars.2020.00408]doi:10.3389/fmars.2020.00408.

  5. Burrows, M.T., Moore, J., Hawkins, S.J., Adams, L., Sugden, H., Firth, L. & Mieszkowska, N.  2020. Global-scale species distributions predict temperature-related changes in species composition of rocky shore communities in Britain. Global Change Biology, [http://www.doi:10.1111/gcb.14968]doi:10.1111/gcb.14968.

  6. Vye, S.R., Dickens, S., Adams, L., Bohn, K., Chenery, J., Dobson, N., Dunn, R.E., Earp. H.S., Evans, M., Foster, C., Grist, H., Holt, B., Hull, S., Jenkins, S.R., Lamont, P., Long, S., Mieszkowska, N., Millard, J., Morrall, Z., Pack, K., Parry-Wilson, H., Pocklington, J., Pottas, J., Richardson, L., Scott, A., Sugden, H., Watson, G., West, V., Winton, D., Delaney, J. & Burrows, M.T., 2020. Patterns of abundance across geographical ranges as a predictor for responses to climate change: Evidence from UK rocky shores. Diversity and Distributions   doi:10.1111/ddi.13118.

  7. Mieszkowska, N., Burrows, M. and Sugden, H., 2020. Impacts of climate change on intertidal habitats relevant to the coastal and marine environment around the UK. MCCIP Science Review 2020: 256-271.

  8. Hawkins, S.J., O'Shaughnessy, K., Adams, L.A., Langston, W.J., Bray, S., Allen, J.R., Wilkinson, S., Bohn, K., Mieszkowska, N. & Firth, L.B. 2020. Recovery of an urbanised estuary: clean-up, de-industrialisation and restoration of redundant dock-basins in the Mersey. Marine Pollution Bulletin 156 doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111150.

  9. Duffy, J. E., Benedetti-Cecchi, L, Trinanes, J.A., Muller-Karger, F.E., Ambo-Rappe, R., .. Mieszkowska. N. et al. 2019. Toward a coordinated global observing system for seagrasses and marine macroalgae. Frontiers in Marine Science 6: 317.

  10. Le Cam, S., Viard, F., Daguin-Théibaut, C., Bouchemousse, S., Mieszkowska, N. & Engelen, A. 2019. A genome-wide investigation of the worldwide invader Sargassum muticum shows high success albeit (almost) no genetic diversity. Evolutionary Applications

  11. Mieszkowska, N., Benedetti-Cecchi, L., Burrows, M.T.  Cristina Mangano, M., Queirós, A., Seuront, L.  & Sarà, G. 2019. Multinational, integrated approaches linking organismal to biogeographic impacts of climate change. Marine Ecology Progress Series

  12. Rilov, G., Antonios D. Mazaris, Vanessa Stelzenmüller, Brian Helmuth, Martin Wahl, Guy-Haim, T., Mieszkowska, N., Ledoux, J-B. & Katsanevakis, S., 2019.  Adaptive marine conservation planning in the face of climate change: What can we learn from physiological, genetic and ecological studies? Global Ecology and Conservation

  13. Ryan, W. H., Adams, L., Bonthond, G., Mieszkowska, N., Pack, K. E., & Krueger-Hadfield, S. A. (2019). Environmental regulation of individual body size contributes to geographic variation in clonal life cycle expression. Marine Biology 166(12) [http://www.doi:10.1007/s00227-019-3608-z]doi:10.1007/s00227-019-3608-z

  14. Sarà, G., Porporato, E.M.D., M. Cristina ManganoM.C. & Mieszkowska, N., 2018.   Multiple stressors facilitate the spread of a non-indigenous bivalve in the Mediterranean Sea. Journal of Biogeography

  15. Krueger-Hadfield, S., Magill, C.L., Bunker, F.S. P.D., Mieszkowska, N., Sotka, E.E. & Maggs, C.A., 2017.  When invaders go unnoticed: the case of Gracilaria vermiculophylla in the British Isles. Cryoptogamie Algologie 38: 1-22

  16. Hawkins, S.J., Evans, A.J., Adams, L.C., Bray, S., Burrows, M.T., Firth, L.B., Genner, M.J., Leung, K.M.Y., Mieszkowska, N., Moore, P.J., Pack, K., Schuster, H., Sims, D.W., Whittington, M., Southward, E.C. 2017. Distinguishing globally-driven changes from regional- and local-scale impacts: the case for long-term and broad-scale studies of recovery from pollution. Marine Pollution Bulletin

  17. Shurlock, B.C., Pepper, D.S., Hawkins, S.J. & Mieszkowska, N.  2017. Real-time rotation of the multispiral operculum of Phorcus lineatus (da Costa, 1778) (Gastropoda: Trochidae): evidence for a semidiurnal rhythm and its use in growth studies. Journal of Molluscan Studies 83(2): 211-219

  18. Mieszkowska, N. & Sugden, H. 2016. Climate-Driven Range Shifts Within Benthic Habitats Across a Marine Biogeographic Transition Zone. Advances in Ecological Research. In press.
  19. Araújo, R.M., Assis, J., Aguillar, R., Airoldi, L., Bárbara, I., Bartsch, I., Bekkby, T., Chrstie, H., Davoult, D., Derrien-Courtel. S., Fernandez, C., Fredriksen, S., Gevaert, F., Gundersen, H., Le Gal, A., Lévêque, L., Mieszkowska, N.,  Norderhaug, K.M., Oliveira, P., Puente, A., Rico, J.M.., Rinde, E., Schubert, H., Strain, E.M., Valero, M., Viard, F. & Sousa-Pinto, I. 2016.  Status, trends and drivers of kelp forests in Europe: an expert assessment. Biodiversity and Conservation DOI 10.1007/s10531-016-1141-7
  20. Firth, L.B., Knights, A.M., Thompson, R.C., Mieszkowska, N., Bridger, D., Evans, A., Moore, P.J., O’Connor, N.E., Sheehan, E.V., Hawkins, S.J. 2016. Ocean sprawl: challenges and opportunities for biodiversity management in a changing world. Oceanography and Mar. Biol. Ann. Rev. 54,
  21. Helmuth, B.T., Russell, B.D., Connnell, S., Dong, Y., Harley, C.D.G., Lima. F.P., Sarà, G., Williams, G.A. & Mieszkowska, N*. 2015. Climate profiling: making biological sense of long term averages in a changing world. Climate Change Responses, 1(1), 6. *Corresponding author.
  22. Hawkins, S.J., Mieszkowska, N., Firth, L.B., Burrows, M.T., Bohn, K., MacLean, M.A., Thompson, R.C., Chan, B.K.K., Little, C. & Williams, G.A., 2015. Looking backwards to look forwards: the role of natural history in temperate reef ecology. Marine and Freshwater Research.
  23. Firth, L.B., Mieszkowska, N., Grant, L. M., Bush, L.E., Davies, A.J., Frost, M.T., Moschella, P.S., Burrows, M.T., Cunningham, P.N., Dye, S.R. & Hawkins, S.J., 2015. Historical comparisons reveal multiple drivers of change of an ecosystem engineer at the range edge. Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1556.
  24. Birchenough, S.N.R., Degraer, S., Reiss,H., Borja, A., Buhl-Mortensen, L, Braeckman, U., Craeymeersch, J., De Mesel, I., Kerckhof, F., Kröncke, I., Mieszkowska, N., Parra, S., Rabaut, M., Schröder, A., Van Colen, C., Van Hoey, G., Vincx, M & Wätjen, K. 2015. Climate change and marine benthos: A review of existing research and future directions.  Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews Climate Change. doi: 10.1002/wcc.330.
  25. Mieszkowska, N., Sugden, H. Firth, L. & Hawkins, S.J. 2014.  The role of sustained observations in tracking impacts of environmental change on marine biodiversity and ecosystems.  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A,
  26. Mieszkowska N., Burrows M., Pannacciulli, F. & Hawkins, S.J,. 2014. Multidecadal signals within co-occuring intertidal barnacles Semibalanus balanoides and Chthamalus spp. linked to the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation. Journal of Marine Systems 133: 70-76.
  27. Querios, A., Fernandez, J.A., Faulwetter, S., Nunes, J., Rastrick, S.P.S., Mieszkowska, N., Aritoli, Y., Calosi, P., Arvanitidis, C., Findlay, H.S., Brange, M., Cheung, W.W.L., & Widdicombe, S., 2014. Scaling up Climate Change Research to the Ecosystem.  Global Change Biology, 21(1), 130-143.
  28. Brodie, J., Mieszkowska, N. et al. 2014.  The future of the northeast Atlantic benthic flora in a high CO2 world. Ecology & Evolution DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1105
  29. Mieszkowska, N., Milligan, G., Burrows, M.T., Freckleton, R. and Spencer, M. 2013 Dynamic species distribution models from categorical survey data. Journal of Animal Ecology  DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12100
  30. Firth, L. B., Mieszkowska, N., Thompson, R., & Hawkins, S. J. 2013. Climate change and adaptational impacts in coastal systems: the case of sea defences. Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts. DOI: 10.1039/C3EM00313B
  31. Russell, B.D., Connell, S. D, Findlay, H.S., Tait, K., Widdicombe, S. & Mieszkowska, N., 2013.  Ocean acidification and rising temperatures may increase biofilm primary productivity but decrease grazer consumption: evidence from a mesocosm experiment. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 368.1627 (2013).
  32. Sutherland, W. J., Freckleton, R. P., Godfray, H. C. J., Beissinger, S. R., Benton, T., Cameron, D. D., Mieszkowska, N…. & Wiegand, T. 2013. Identification of 100 fundamental ecological questions. Journal of Ecology 101(1), 58-67.
  33. Hawkins, S.J., Firth, L.B., McHugh, M., Poloczanska, E.S., Herbert, R.J.H., Burrows, M.T., Kendall, M.A., Moore, P.J., Thompson, R.C., Jenkins, S.R., Sims, D.W., Genner, M.J. & Mieszkowska, N., 2013. Data rescue and re-use: Recycling old information to address new policy concerns.  Marine Policy 42: 91-98.
  34. Mieszkowska, N., Firth, L. & Bentley, M., 2013.  Marine Climate Change Impacts Report Card 2013.  Intertidal Habitats pp 18.
  35. Hawkins, S. J., Vale, M., Firth, L. B., Burrows, M. T. & Mieszkowska, N., 2013. Sustained Observation of Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystems. Oceanography 1: e101.
  36. Spencer, M., Mieszkowska, N*., Robinson, L. A., Simpson, S. D., Burrows, M. T., Birchenough, S. N. R., Capasso, E., et al. 2012. Region-wide changes in marine ecosystem dynamics: state-space models to distinguish trends from step changes. Global Change Biology, 18(4), 1270-1281. joint 1st author
  37. Mieszkowska, N. & Lundquist, C., 2011. Biogeographical patterns in limpet abundance and assemblage composition in New Zealand. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology & Ecology 400(1), 155-166
  38.  Russell, B.D., Harley, C.D.G., Wernberg, T., Mieszkowska, N., Widdicombe, S., Hall-Spencer, J.M. & Connell, S.D., 2011. Predicting ecosystem shifts requires new approaches that integrate the effects of climate change across entire systems.  Biology Letters 8(2), 164-166.
  39. Grantham, H.D., McLeod, E., Brooks, A., Jupiter, S.D., Hardcastle, J., Richardson, A., Poloczanska, E.S., Hills, T., Mieszkowska, N., Klein, C.J. & Watson, J.E.M, 2011. Ecosystem-based adaptation in marine systems of tropical Oceania in response to climate change. Pacific Conservation Biology 17.
  40. Hale, R., Calosi, P., McNeill, L., Mieszkowska, N., & Widdicombe, S. 2011. Predicted levels of future ocean acidification and temperature rise could alter community structure and biodiversity in marine benthic communities. Oikos, 120(5); 661-674.
  41. Pohle, G., Iken, K., Clarke, K. R., Trott, T., Konar, B., Cruz-Motta, J. J., Wong.M., Benedetti-Cecchi, L., Mead, A., Miloslavich, P., Mieszkowska, N.,  Milne, R., Tamburella, L.& Shirayama, Y. 2011. Aspects of benthic decapod diversity and distribution from rocky nearshore habitat at geographically widely dispersed sites. PloS one, 6(4), e18606.
  42. Pederson, J., Mieszkowska, N., Carlton, J.T., Anders, J., Ambrogi, A.O., Gollasch, S., Minchin, D., Wallentinus, I., 2010.  ICES Position Paper on Climate Change Chapter 11: Climate Change and Non-Native Species in the North Atlantic, pp25.
  43. Mieszkowska, N. 2010. Intertidal Habitats and Ecology, MCCIP Annual Report Card 2010-11, 20pp.
  44. Mieszkowska, N.. Spencer, M., Simpson, S.D., Robinson, L.A., & Frid, C.L.J., 2010. Temporal changes in marine communities: trends or regime shifts? Marine Ecology 32:1-15.
  45. Birchenough, S., S. Degraer, H. Reiss, U. Braeckman, J. Craeymeersch, I. De Mesel, F. Kerckhof, I. Kröncke, N. Mieszkowska, S. Parra, M. Rabaut, A. Schroeder, C. Van Colen, M. Vincx & K. Wätjen, 2010. ICES Position Paper on Climate Change Chapter 4: Responses of marine benthos to climate change, pp44.
  46. Kraberg, A., Wasmund, N., Vanaverbeke, J., Schiedek, D., Wiltshire, K.H. & Mieszkowska, N., 2010. Regime shifts in the marine environment: The scientific basis and political context. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 62.1: 7-20.
  47. Mieszkowska, N., Genner, M.G. & Sims, D.W. 2009. Climate change and fishing impacts on Atlantic cod, Gadhus morhua (Linneus) in the North Sea. Advances in Marine Biology 56: 214-249.
  48. Mieszkowska, N., 2009. Intertidal Indicators of climate and global change. In: Climate Change. Ed. M. Letcher, pp281-296. Elsevier, Oxford, UK.
  49. Jones, S.J., Mieszkowska, N.. & Wethey, S.D., 2009. Linking thermal tolerances and biogeography: Mytilus edulis (L.) at its southern limit on the east coast of the United States. Biological Bulletin 217: 73-85.
  50. Hawkins, S.J., Sugden, H.E., Mieszkowska, N., Moore, P.J., Poloczanska, E., Leaper, R., Herbert, R., Genner, M.J., Moschela, P.S., Thompson, R.C., Jenkins, S.R., Southward, A.J., Burrows, M.T. 2009. Consequences of climate-driven biodiversity changes for ecosystem functioning. Marine Ecology Progress Series 396, pp. 245-259.
  51. Hawkins, S.J., Mieszkowska, N., Burrows, M.T., Sugden, H.E. and Baxter, J., 2009. Managing marine species in a rapidly changing world. In: Baxter JM & Cralbraith (eds) Species Management: Challenges and Solutions for the 21st Century. TSO Scotland, Edinburgh.
  52. Vandepitte, L., Mieszkowska, N., et al. 2010. Data integration for European marine biodiversity research: creating a database on benthos and plankton to study large-scale patterns and long-term changes. Scientia Marina 44(1), 1-13.
  53. Hawkins, S.J., Mieszkowska, N., Burrows, M.T., Sugden, H.E. and Baxter, J., 2009. Managing marine species in a rapidly changing world. In: Baxter JM & Cralbraith (eds) Species Management: Challenges and Solutions for the 21st Century. TSO Scotland, Edinburgh. In press.
  54. Hawkins, S.J., Sugden, H.E., Moschella, P.S., Mieszkowska, N., Thompson, R.C., Burrows, M.T. 2009. The Seashore. In Maclean N (ed) Silent Summer: The state of the wildlife in Britain and Ireland. Cambridge University Press.
  55. Broitman, B., Mieszkowska, N., Helmuth, B.T. & Blanchette, C., 2008. Climate and recruitment of rocky shore intertidal invertebrates in the eastern north Atlantic. Ecology 89, Supplement 06: 81-90
  56. Burrows, M.T., Harvey, R., Robb, L., Poloczanska, E.S., Mieszkowska, N., Moore, P., Leaper, R., Hawkins, S.J. & Bennedetti-Cecci, L., 2008. Spatial scales of variance in distributions of intertidal species on complex coastlines: effects of region, dispersal mode and trophic level. Ecology 90(5): 1242-1254.
  57. Whitman, J., Cusson, M., Archambault, P., Pershing, A. & Mieszkowska, N., 2008. The relation between productivity and species diversity in temperate-arctic marine systems. Ecology 89, Supplement 06: 66-80.
  58. Hawkins, S.J., Moore, P.J., Burrows, M.T., Poloczanska, E., Mieszkowska, N., Herbert, R.J.H., Jenkins, S.R., Thompson, R.C., Genner, M.J. & Southward, A.J., 2008 Complex interactions in a rapidly changing world: responses of rocky shore communities to recent climate change. Climate Research 37: 123-133.
  59. Mieszkowska, N., Hawkins, S.J., Burrows, M.T. & Kendall, M.A., 2007 Long-term changes in the geographic distribution and population structures of some near-limit populations of Osilinus lineatus in Britain and Ireland. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK, 87: 5379/1-9.
  60. Hawkins, S.J., Mieszkowska, N., Moschella, P.S., F. Pannaccuilli, M.T. Frost, M.T. Burrows, P. Moore, Poloczanska, E., Herbert, R.J., Sims, D.W., Genner, M.J., Thompson, R.C., Hiscock, K. & Southward, A.J., 2007. Conserving biodiversity of seas and coasts in a rapidly changing world. Proceedings of the Società Italiana di Biologia Marina.
  61. Mieszkowska, N., M.A. Kendall, S.J. Hawkins, R. Leaper, P. Williamson, N.J. Hardman-Mountford & A.J. Southward, 2006. Changes in the range of some common rocky shore species in Britain - a response to climate change? Hydrobiologia 555: 241-251.
  62. Helmuth, B., Mieszkowska, N., Moore, P. & Hawkins, S.J., 2006. Living on the edge of two changing worlds: forecasting the impacts of climate change on rocky intertidal ecosystems. Annual Review of Ecology Systematics and Evolution 37: 373-404.
  63. Mieszkowska, N., Leaper, R., Moore, P., Kendall, M.A., Burrows, M.T., Lear, D., Poloczanska, E., Hiscock, K., Moschella, P.S., Thompson, R.C., Herbert, R.J., Laffoley, D., Baxter, J., Southward, A.J. and Hawkins, S.J. 2005. Marine Biodiversity and Climate Change: Assessing and Predicting the Influence of Climatic Change Using Intertidal Rocky Shore Biota. Occasional Publications. Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 20: 53p.
  64. Simkanin,C., Power, A-M., Myers, A., McGrath, D., Southward, A.J., Mieszkowska, N., Leaper, R. & O'Riordan, R., 2005. Using historical data to detect temporal changes in the abundances of intertidal species on Irish shores. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the U.K. 85: 1329-1340.
  65. Hardman-Mountford, N.J., Allen, J.I., Frost, M., Hawkins, S.J., Kendall, M., Mieszkowska, N., Richardson, K.A. & Somerfield, P. 2005. Diagnostic monitoring of a changing environment: An alternative UK perspective. Marine Pollution Bulletin 50: 1463-1471.
  66. Southward, A.J., Langmead, O., Hardman-Mountford, N.J., Aiken, J., Boalch, G.T., Dando, P.R., Genner, M.J., Joint, I., Kendall, M., Halliday, N.C., Harris, R.P., Leaper, R., Mieszkowska, N., Pingree, R.D., Richardson, A.J., Sims, D.W., Smith, T., Walne, A.W., Hawkins, S.J. 2004. Long-term biological and environmental researches in the western English Channel. Advances in Marine Biology 47: 1-105.

Government Agency policy-related publications:

  1. Mieszkowska, N.,& Sugden, H. 2016. Marine Biodiversity and Climate Change Monitoring in the UK:  Final report to Natural England on the MarClim annual survey 2015.  Natural England.
  2. Mieszkowska, N.,& Sugden, H. 2016. MarClim Annual Welsh Intertidal Climate Monitoring Survey 2015.  Natural Resources Wales 050-MFG-08. 
  3. Mieszkowska, N.,& Sugden, H. 2015. Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast Rocky Shore Survey: Birdfood Availability Study. Pp 126. Report to Natural England. : Ecm 6703.
  4. Sugden H., & Mieszkowska, N. 2015. Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast (SAC) 2014 Intertidal Sea Cave Survey. Pp166. Report to Natural England and Scottish Natural Heritage.
  5. Mieszkowska, N., 2015.  MarClim Annual Welsh Intertidal Climate Monitoring Survey 2014.  Natural Resources Wales 050-MFG-08. 
  6. Mieszkowska, N., 2015.  Marine Biodiversity and Climate Change Monitoring in the UK:  Final report to Natural England on the MarClim annual survey 2014.  Natural England.
  7. Mieszkowska, N., Firth, L. & Bentley, M., 2014.  Impacts of Climate Change on Intertidal Habitats. MCCIP Science Review 2013.  P180-192.
  8. Mieszkowska, N., 2014.  MarClim Annual Welsh Intertidal Climate Monitoring Survey 2013.  Natural Resources Wales 050-MFG-08.  Pp37.
  9. Mieszkowska, N., 2014.  Marine Biodiversity and Climate Change Monitoring in the UK:  Final report to Natural England on the MarClim annual survey 2013.  Natural England pp29.
  10. Burrows, M.T., Mieszkowska, N. & Hawkins, S.J., 2014. Marine Strategy Framework Directive Indicators for UK Rocky Shores Part 1: Defining and validating the indicators.
  11. Mieszkowska, N.,& Sugden, H. 2013.  Berwickshire & North Northumberland European Marine Site Condition Assessment.  Ref: 25562.  Natural England Framework Contract report pp75.
  12. Mieszkowska, N. & Sugden, H. 2013.  Coquet to St Mary’s rMCZ littoral rock & soft sediment verification survey.  Ref: 25649  Natural England Framework Contract report pp80.
  13. Mieszkowska, N. & Sugden, H. 2013.  Padstow Bay rMCZ littoral rock & soft sediment verification survey. Ref: 25016.  Natural England Framework Contract report, pp 71.
  14. Sugden, H. & Mieszkowska, N., 2013.  Skerries Bank & Surrounds rMCZ littoral rock & soft sediment verification survey. Ref25029.  Natural England Framework Contract report, pp. 72.
  15. Mieszkowska, N.  & Sugden, H., 2013.  South Wight SAC: Rocky Intertidal and Sea Cave Condition Assessment. ITT 14 RP0729 / ITT 15 RP0728.  Natural England Framework Contract Report, pp44.
  16. Mieszkowska, N. & Sugden, H., 2013.  Scalby Ness to Filey Brigg Rocky Shore Survey.  Omnicom ref: 22772.  Natural England Framework Contract Report, pp44.
  17. Burrows, M.T., Mieszkowska, N. & Hawkins, S.J. 2013.  Development of GES rocky intertidal indicators for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.  JNCC. 
  18. Mieszkowska, N., 2013.  Marine biodiversity and climate change monitoring in the UK: a report to natural England on the MarClim Annual Survey 2012. Contract report from the Marine Biological Association of the UK to Natural England.  March 2012. Pp37.
  19. Mieszkowska, N., 2012.  Marine biodiversity and climate change monitoring in the UK: a report to natural England on the MarClim Annual Survey 2011. Contract report from the Marine Biological Association of the UK to Natural England.  March 2012. Pp34.
  20. Cook, E.J., Baker, G., Beveridge, C.M., Bishop, J.D.D., Brown, L., Clark, P.F., Huys, R., Jenkins, S., Maggs, C., McCollin, T., Mieszkowska, N., Mineur, F., Wood, C. 2011. Marine Aliens II – Controlling Marine Invasive Species by Targeting Vectors of Dispersal. Final Report. SAMS Report No.274. pp. 34.
  21. Mieszkowska, N., 2011.  Marine biodiversity and climate change monitoring in the UK: a report to natural England on the MarClim Annual Survey 2010. Contract report from the Marine Biological Association of the UK to Natural England.  March 2012. Pp32.
  22. Huthnance, J. & Mieszkowska, N., Eds. 2010.  Charting Progress 2: State of the UK Seas.  OPEG Feeder Report.
  23. Mieszkowska, N., 2010. Marine Climate Impacts Partnership Annual Report Card. Coastal Habitats & Ecology. In press.
  24. Austen, M., Malcon, S., Frost, M., Hattam, C., Mangi, S., Mieszkowska, N.. & Stentford, G., 2010. National Ecosystem Assessment, Chapter 10: Marine Habitats, pp 106.
  25. Frost, M., Hawkridge, J. & Mieszkowska, N., Eds. 2010. Charting Progress 2: State of the UK Seas. Healthy & Biologically Diverse Seas Evidence Group Feeder Report. In press.
  26. Benjamins, S.J., Mieszkowska, N. et al. 2010. Charting Progress 2: UK Marine Habitats, pp209. In press.
  27. Mieszkowska, N., & Langmead, O., 2009. A Marine Assessment and Monitoring Framework for Application in UKMMAS and OSPAR for Rock and Biogenic Reef Habitats, pp 31.
  28. Mieszkowska, N., Watson, G. & Ellet, Z. 2009. Blending traditional knowledge with western science to tackle key pressures on New Zealand's coastal ecosystems. Journal of the Marine Biological Association Global Marine Environment 10: 26-27.
  29. Mieszkowska, N., Frost, M. & Frid, C., 2009. MECN analysis of long-term datasets, Defra Report, pp10.
  30. Mieszkowska, N., Frost, M., Hawkridge, J. & Williamson, P., 2008. UK marine observatories & ecosystem-based time series: current status, science links and contribution to policy, pp12.
  31. Frost, M., Mieszkowska, N., Greenaway, B., Monteith, D. & Parr, T., 2008. Living with environmental change: Integration of marine, freshwater and terrestrial long-term observations and research, pp13.
  32. Langmead, O., Mieszkowska, N. Ellis, R. & Hiscock, K., 2008.  Rock and Biogenic Reef Habitats: Review of Indicators and Identification of Gaps. Report to the Joint Nature Conservation Committee F90-01-1095, pp192.
  33. Mieszkowska, N., Sims, D. & Hawkins, S.J., 2007.  Fishing, climate change and north-east Atlantic fish stocks.  Report commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund.  Marine Update 59, pp4.
  34. Mieszkowska, N., Leaper, R., Hill, J., Southward, A.J. & Hawkins, S.J., 2007.  The effects of climate change on intertidal species, 44-45.  In,  Planet Guernsey, towards a sustainable future!
  35. Mieszkowska, N., 2007.  Global Environmental Change: a personal view.  Journal of the Marine Biological Association Global Marine Environment. 
  36. Mieszkowska, N. & Hawkins, S.J., 2007.  Marine Biodiversity and Climate Change in the British Isles.  Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership News.
  37. Hawkins, S.J., Mieskowska, N., Leaper, R., Frost, M., Moore, P. & Kendall, M.A., 2005.  Climate change: A role for network observations by European Marine Stations.  MARS Newsletter No.7, The European Marine Research Stations Network, Winter 2005: 4-5.

Invited and peer-review book chapters:

  1. Mieszkowska, N., 2015.  Intertidal Indicators of climate and global change.  In: Climate Change. Ed. M. Letcher, Elsevier, Oxford, UK. 
  2. Managing marine species in a rapidly changing world.  In: Baxter JM & Cralbraith (eds) Species Management: Challenges and Solutions for the 21st Century. TSO Scotland, Edinburgh. In press.
  3. Hawkins, S.J., Sugden, H.E., Moschella, P.S., Mieszkowska, N., Thompson, R.C., Burrows, M.T. 2009. The Seashore. In Maclean N, (ed) Silent Summer: The state of the wildlife in Britain and Ireland. Cambridge University Press. In press.

Dr Nova Mieszkowska

Marine Biological Association of the UK 

The Laboratory

Citadel Hill 

Plymouth PL1 2PB