Peer-reviewed publications

Peer-reviewed publications

Roman, L, L Lowenstine, K Gilardi, C Wilcox, BD Hardesty. 2020. The need for attention to confirmation bias and confounding in the field of plastic pollution and wildlife impacts: Comment on ‘Clinical pathology of plastic ingestion in marine birds and relationships with blood chemistry’. Environmental Science and Technology. Access here.

Roman L, BD Hardesty, GH Leonard, H Pragnell-Raasch, N Mallos, I Campbell, et al. 2020. A global assessment of the relationship between anthropogenic debris on land and the seafloor. Environmental Pollution. Access here

Roman L, Q Schuyler, C Wilcox, BD Hardesty. 2020. Plastic pollution is killing marine megafauna, but how do we prioritize policies to reduce mortality? Conservation Letters. Access here

Roman L, F Kastury, S Petit, R Aleman, C Wilcox, BD Hardesty, et al. 2020. Plastic, nutrition and pollution; relationships between ingested plastic and metal concentrations in the livers of two Pachyptila seabirds. Scientific Reports. Access here

Roman L, Hardesty BD, Hindell MA, Wilcox C. 2020. Disentangling the influence of taxa, behaviour and debris ingestion on seabird mortality. Environmental Research Letters. Access here

Barrett, J, Z Chase, J Zhang, MM Banaszak Holl, K Willis, BD Hardesty and C Wilcox. 2020. Microplastic pollution in deep-sea sediments from the Great Australian Bight. Frontiers in Marine Science.  Access here

Jambeck, J., E. Moss, B. Dubey, Z Arifin, L Godfrey, BD Hardesty, IG Hendrawan, TT Hien, L Junguo, M Matlock, S Pahl, K Raubenheimer, M Thiel, R Thompson and L Woodall. 2020. Leveraging Multi-Target Strategies to Address Plastic Pollution in the Context of an Already Stressed Ocean. Washington DC: World Resources Institute. Access here

Galloway, T, M Haward, SA Mason, JO Babayemi, BD Hardesty, S Krause, J Lamb, IA Hinojosa and A. Horton. 2020. Science-based solutions to plastic pollution. One Earth 2: 5-7. Access here.

Olivelli A, BD Hardesty and C Wilcox. 2020. Coastal margins and backshores represent a major sink for marine debris: insights from a continental-scale analysis. Environmental Research Letters. Access here

van Sebille, E et al. (37 co-authors). 2020.  The physical oceanography of the transport of floating marine debris. Environmental Research Letters. Access here.

Willis, K, BD Hardesty, J Vince and C Wilcox. 2019. The success of water refill stations reducing single-use plastic bottle litter. Sustainability. Access here.

Wilcox, C, BD Hardesty, KL Law. 2019. Abundance of floating plastic particles is increasing in the Western North Atlantic Ocean. Environmental Science and Technology. Access here.

Maximenko, N et al. (61 co-authors). 2019. Towards the integrated marine debris observing system. Frontiers in Marine Science. Access here.

van Sebille, E, P Delandmeter, J Scholfield, BD Hardesty, J Jones and A Donnelly. 2019. Basin-scale sources and pathways of microplastic that ends up in the Galapagos Archipelago. Ocean Science. Access here.

Richardson, K, BD Hardesty and C Wilcox. 2019. Estimates of fishing gear loss rates at a global scale: a literature review and meta-analysis. Fish and Fisheries. Access here.

Compa, Montserrat, C Alomar, C Wilcox, E van Sebille, L Lebreton, BD Hardesty and A Deudero. 2019. Risk assessment of plastic pollution on marine biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea. Science of the Total Environment. Access here.

Hardesty BD, B Polidoro, M Compa, WJ Shim, B Wudianto and C Wilcox. 2019. Multiple approaches to assessing the risk posed by anthropogenic plastic debris. Marine Pollution Bulletin. Access here.

Roman L, H Patterson, K Townsend, C Wilcox, BD Hardesty and M Hindell. 2019. The size of marine debris items ingested and retained by petrels. Marine Pollution Bulletin. Access here.

Roman L, BD Hardesty, M Hindell and C Wilcox. 2019. A quantitative analysis linking seabird mortality and marine debris ingestion. Nature Scientific Reports. Access here.

Claro F, MC Fossi, C Loakeimidis, M Baini, AL Lusher, W McFee, RR McIntosh, T Pelamatti, M Sorce, F Galgani and BD Hardesty. 2019. Tools and constraints in monitoring interactions between litter and megafauna: insights from case studies around the world. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 141, pp.147-160. Access here.

Roman L, L Lowenstine, LM Parsley, C Wilcox, BD Hardesty, K Gilardi and M Hindell. 2019. Is plastic ingestion as toxic as we think? Insights from a plastic feeding experiment. Science of the total environment, 665, pp.660-667. Access here.

Roman L, E Bell, C Wilcox, BD Hardesty and M Hindell. 2019. Ecological drivers of marine debris ingestion in Procellariiforme seabirds. Nature Scientific Reports, 9(916). Access here.

Richardson K, R Asmutis-Silvia, J Drinkwin and E Hogan. 2019. Building evidence around ghost gear: global trends and analysis for sustainable solutions at scale. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 138, pp.222-229. Access here.

Wilcox C, M Puckridge, Q Schuyler, K Townsend and BD Hardesty. 2018. A quantitative analysis linking sea turtle mortality and plastic debris ingestion. Nature Scientific Reports, 8(12538). Access here.

Vince J and BD Hardesty. 2018. Governance solutions to the tragedy of the commons that marine plastics have become. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5(214). Access here.

Brennan E, C Wilcox and BD Hardesty. 2018. Connecting flux, deposition and resuspension in coastal debris surveys. Science of the Total Environment, 644, pp.1019-1026. Access here.

Richardson K, R Gunn, C Wilcox and BD Hardesty. 2018. Understanding causes of gear loss provides a sound basis for fisheries management. Marine Policy, 96, pp.278-284. Access here.

Schuyler Q, BD Hardesty, TJ Lawson, K Opie and C Wilcox. 2018. Economic incentives reduce plastic inputs to the ocean. Marine Policy, 96, pp.250-255. Access here.

Schuyler Q, BD Hardesty and C Wilcox. 20 February 2018. Deposit schemes reduce drink containers in the ocean by 40%. The Conversation. Access here.

Jambeck J, BD Hardesty, AL Brooks, T Friend, K Teleki, J Fabres, Y Beaudoin, A Bamba, J Francis, AJ Ribbink, T Baleta, H Bouwman, J Knox and C Wilcox. 2017. Challenges and emerging solutions to the land-based plastic waste issue in Africa. Marine Policy, 96, pp.256-263. Access here.

Worm B, HK Lotze, I Jubinville, C Wilcox and J Jambeck. 2017. Plastic as a Persistent Marine Pollutant. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 42, pp.1-26. Access here.

Willis K, R Eriksen, C Wilcox and BD Hardesty. 2017. Microplastic distribution at different sediment depths in an urban estuary. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4(419). Access here.

Willis K, C Maureaud, C Wilcox and BD Hardesty. 2017. How successful are waste abatement campaigns and government policies at reducing plastic waste into the marine environment? Marine Policy, 96, pp.243-249. Access here.

Hardesty BD, J Harari, A Isobe, L Lebreton, N Maximenko, J Potemra, E van Sebille, AD Vethaak and C Wilcox. 2017. Using numerical model simulations to improve the understanding of micro-plastic distribution and pathways in the marine environment. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4(30). Access here.

Willis K, BD Hardesty, L Kriwoken and C Wilcox. 2017. Differentiating littering, urban runoff and marine transport as sources of marine debris in coastal and estuarine environments. Nature Scientific Reports, 7(44479). Access here.

Hardesty BD and C Wilcox. 2017. A risk framework for tackling marine debris. Analytical Methods, 9, pp.1429-1436. Access here.

Hardesty BD, TJ Lawson, T van der Velde, M Lansdell, G Perkins and C Wilcox. 2016. Estimating quantities and sources of marine debris at a continental scale. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 15(1), pp.18-25. Access here.

Roman L, Q Schuyler, BD Hardesty and K Townsend. 2016. Anthropogenic Debris Ingestion by Avifauna in Eastern Australia, PLoS ONE, 11(8). Access here.

van der Velde T, DA Milton, TJ Lawson, M Lansdell, C Wilcox, G Davis, G Perkins and BD Hardesty. 2016. Comparison of marine data collected researchers and citizen scientists. Is citizen science data worth the effort? Biological Conservation, 208, pp.127-138. Access here.

Vince J and BD Hardesty. 2016. Plastic pollution challenges in the marine and coastal environments: from local to global governance. Restoration Ecology, 25(1), pp.123-128. Access here.

Wilcox C and BD Hardesty. 2016. Biodegradable nets are not a panacea, but can contribute to addressing the ghost fishing problem. Animal Conservation. Access here.

Wilcox C, E van Sebille and BD Hardesty. 2015. The threat of plastic pollution to seabirds is global, pervasive and increasing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(38), pp.11899-11904. Access here.

van Sebille E, C Wilcox, L Lebreton, N Maximenko, BD Hardesty, J van Franeker, M Erikson, D Siegel, F Galgani and KL Law. 2015. A global inventory of small floating plastic debris. Environmental Research Letters, 10(12). Access here.

Schuyler Q, C Wilcox, K Townsend, KR Wedemeyer-Strombel, G Balazs, E van Sebille and BD Hardesty. 2015. Risk analysis reveals global hotspots for marine debris ingestion by sea turtles. Global Change Biology, 22(2), pp.567-576. Access here.

Wilcox C, N Mallos, GH Leonard, A Rodriguez and BD Hardesty. 2015. Using expert elicitation to estimate the impacts of plastic pollution on marine wildlife. Marine Policy, 65, pp.107-114. Access here.

Jambeck, JA, R Geyer, C Wilcox, T. Siegler, M. Perryman, Andrady, R. Marayan and KL Law. 2015. Plastic waste inputs to the oceans from land. Science, 347(6223), pp.768-771. Access here.

Hardesty BD, T Good and C Wilcox. 2015. Novel methods, new results and science-based solutions to tackle marine debris impacts on wildlife. Ocean and Coastal Management, 115, pp.4-9. Access here.

Lawson TJ, K Johns, P Dann, C Wilcox and BD Hardesty. 2015. Characteristics of marine debris that entangle Australian fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus) in southern Australia. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 98(1-2), pp.354-357. Access here.

Hardesty BD, D Holdsworth, A Revill and C Wilcox. 2015. A biochemical approach for identifying plastics exposure in live wildlife. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 6(1), pp.92-98. Access here.

Vegter A, M Barletta, C Beck, J Borrero, H Burton, M Campbell, M Eriksen, C Eriksson, A Estrades, K Gilardi, BD Hardesty, J Assunção, I do Sul, J Lavers, B Lazar, L Lebreton, WJ Nichols, E Ramirez Llodra, C Ribic, PG Ryan, Q Schuyler, SDA Smith, H Takada, K Townsend, C Wabnitz, C Wilcox, L Young and M Hamann. 2015. Global research priorities for the management and mitigation of plastic pollution on marine wildlife. Endangered Species Research, 24(3), pp.225-247. Access here.

Wilcox C, G Heathcote, J Goldberg, R Gunn, D Peel and BD Hardesty. 2014. Understanding the sources, drivers and impacts of abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear in northern Australia. Conservation Biology, 29(1), pp.198-206. Access here.

Reisser J, J Shaw, G Hallegraeff, M Proietti, D Barnes, M Thums, C Wilcox, BD Hardesty and C Pattiaratchi. 2014. Millimeter-sized marine plastics: a new pelagic habitat for microorganisms and invertebrates. PLoS ONE, 9(6). Access here.

Schuyler Q, K Townsend, C Wilcox, BD Hardesty and J Marshall. 2014. Mistaken identity? Visual similarities of marine debris to natural prey items of sea turtles. BMC Ecology, 14(14). Access here.

Reisser J, J Shaw, C Wilcox, BD Hardesty, M Proietti, M Thums and C Pattiaratchi. 2013. Marine plastic pollution in waters around Australia: characteristics, concentrations and pathways. PLoS ONE, 8(11). Access here.

Acampora, H, Q Schuyler, K Townsend and BD Hardesty. 2013. Comparing plastic ingestion between juvenile and adult stranded Short-tailed Shearwaters (Puffinus tenuirostris) in Eastern Australia. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 78(1-2), pp.63-68. Access here.

Schuyler Q, BD Hardesty, C. Wilcox and K Townsend. 2013. A global analysis of anthropogenic debris ingestion by sea turtles. Conservation Biology, 28(1), pp.120-139. Access here.

Butler JRA, R Gunn, HL Berry, GA Wagey, BD Hardesty and C Wilcox. 2013. A value chain analysis of ghost nets in the Arafura Sea: Identifying trans-boundary stakeholders, intervention points and livelihood trade-offs. Journal of Environmental Management, 123, pp.14-25. Access here.

Wilcox C, BD Hardesty, R Sharples, DA Griffin, TJ Lawson and R Gunn. 2013. Ghost net impacts on globally threatened turtles, a spatial risk analysis for northern Australia. Conservation Letters, 6(4), pp.247-254. Access here.

Schuyler Q, K Townsend, BD Hardesty and C Wilcox. 2012. To eat or not to eat: debris selectivity by marine turtles. PLoS ONE, 7(7). Access here.

Gunn R, BD Hardesty and J Butler 2010. Tackling ‘ghost nets’: Local solutions to a global issue in northern Australia. Ecological Management and Restoration, 11(2), pp.88-98. Access here.

Donlan CJ, DK Wingfield, LB Crowder and C Wilcox. 2010. Using expert opinion surveys to rank threats to endangered species: a case study with sea turtles. Conservation Biology, 24(6), pp.1586-1595. Access here.


Publications in process

Roman, L, L Lowenstine, K Gilardi, C Wilcox, BD Hardesty. 2020. The need for attention to confirmation bias and confounding in the field of plastic pollution and wildlife impacts. Accepted.  Environmental Science and Technology.

Willis, K, CS Goncalves, K Richardson, QA Schuyler, H Pedersen, K Anderson, J Stark, J Vince, BD Hardesty, C Wilcox, B Nowak, JL Lavers, JM Semmens, D Greeno, C McLeod, N Frederiksen and PS Puskic. 2020. Cleaner seas: reducing marine pollution. In press. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries.

Roman, L. BD Hardesty, M Hindell, and C Wilcox. 2020. Disentangling bird, debris and death. Ecological influences on marine debris mortality. In review. Environmental Research Letters.

Roman, L, F Kastury, S Petit, M Hindell, C Wilcox, and BD Hardesty. 2020. Relationship between plastic ingestion and metal(loid)s in the livers of Pachyptila seabirds. In review. Scientific Reports.

Willis, K, BD Hardesty and C Wilcox. State and local pressures drive plastic pollution compliance strategies. In review. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA.

Hardesty, BD, L Roman, GH Leonard, N Mallos, H Pragnell-Raasch, I Campbell, C Wilcox. 2020. Socioeconomic effects on global hotspots of common debris items on land and the seafloor. In review. Global Environmental Change.

Hardesty, BD, QA Schuyler, G Leonard, S Lippiatt, Amy Uhrin, C Herring, TJ Lawson and C Wilcox. 2020. Designing surveys and using litter data to answer questions about the sources, fates, impacts of and solutions to marine debris. In review. Frontiers in Environmental Science.

Schuyler, QA, C Wilcox, TJ Lawson RRMKP Ranatunga, C-S Hu, Global Plastics Project Partners and BD Hardesty. 2020. Human population density is a poor predictor of debris in the environment. In review. Frontiers in Environmental Science.

Roman, L, BD Hardesty, M Hindell, and Wilcox, C. 2020. Estimating global seabird mortality from plastic pollution. In review. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

Velis, C., BD Hardesty, J Cottom and C Wilcox. 2020. Enabling the informal recycling sector to prevent plastic pollution – a rapid, inexpensive solution, benefitting workers and the environment. In review. Science.

Hardesty BD, R Ohmsen and C Wilcox. 2020. A framework for understanding and modelling plastic flows from land into the ocean. In review. Science of the Total Environment.