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Peer-reviewed publications

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. Scientific reports

Hardesty, BD and C Wilcox. 2017. A risk framework for tackling marine debris. Analytical Methods.

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

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.

Roman, L, QA Schuyler, BD Hardesty and KA Townsend. 2016. Anthropogenic Debris Ingestion by Avifauna in Eastern Australia, PLoS One, 30, 2016

van der Velde, T., Milton, D.A., Lawson, T.J., Lansdell, M., Wilcox, C., Davis, G., Perkins, G., & BD Hardesty. 2016. Comparison of marine debris data collected by researchers and citizen scientists: Is citizen science data worth our investment? Biological Conservation.

Vince, J and BD Hardesty. 2016. Plastic pollution challenges in the marine and coastal environments: from local to global governance. Restoration Ecology.

Wilcox, C and BD Hardesty. 2016. Biodegradable nets are not a panacea, but can contribute to addressing the ghost fishing problem. Animal Conservation. 19; 322-323.

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.

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.

Jambeck, JA, R Geyer, C Wilcox, T. Siegler, M. Perryman, Andrady, R. Marayan and KL Law. 2015. Plastic waste input to the oceans from land. Science. 347(62230):768-771.

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.

van Sebille, E, C Wilcox, L Lebreton, N Maximenko, BD Hardesty J van Franeker, M Erikson, D Siegel, F Galgani, and K Lavender-Law. 2015. A global inventory of small floating plastic debris. Environmental Research Letters.

Schuyler Q, C Wilcox, C Wilcox, K Townsend, K R 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.

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, M Hamann 2015. Global research priorities for the management and mitigation of plastic pollution on marine wildlife. Endangered Species Research, 25: 224-247.

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.

Wilcox, C, E van Sebille, BD Hardesty. 2015. The threat of plastic pollution to seabirds is global, pervasive and increasing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol. 112 no. 38.

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): e100289.

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.

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.

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.

JRA Butler, R Gunn, HL Berry, GA Wagey, BD Hardesty, C Wilcox. 2013. 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: 14-25.

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

Schuyler, Q, BD Hardesty, C. Wilcox and K Townsend 2013. A global analysis of anthropogenic debris ingestion by sea turtles. Conservation Biology. 28:129-139.

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, DOI: 10.1111/conl.12001.

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): e40884.

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: 88-98.

Donlan, C.J. D.K. Wingfield, L.B. Crowder, and C. Wilcox. 2010. Assessing anthropogenic hazards to endangered species using expert opinion surveys: a case study with sea turtles. Conservation Biology 24(6):1586-95

Selected popular articles, edited volumes, conference proceedings and technical reports (2010-present)

Hardesty, BD, P Sobral, S Barry and C Wilcox. Ocean Pollution: risks, costs and consequences. In press, Book chapter in Oceans.

Hardesty, BD, Q Schuyler, TJ Lawson, K Opie and C Wilcox. 2016. Understanding debris sources and transport from the coastal margin to the ocean. A final report to the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation, Ltd.

Hardesty, BD, C Wilcox, Q Schuyler, TJ Lawson and K Opie. 2016. Developing a baseline estimate of amounts, types, sources and distribution of coastal litter – an analysis of US marine debris data. A final report for Ocean Conservancy and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States.

Hardesty BD and C Wilcox, 2015. Modelling and monitoring marine litter movement, transport and accumulation. State of knowledge on litter in the marine environment. A final report to the United Nations Environment Program.

Hardesty BD, L Lebreton and C Wilcox, 2015. Plastics accumulation and monitoring efforts around the globe. A final report to the United Nations Environment Program.

Hardesty BD and C Wilcox, 2015. Modelling workshop summary report. A final report to the United Nations Environment Program.

Hardesty BD and C Wilcox 13 February 2015. Eight million tons of plastic are going into the ocean each year. The Conversation

Hardesty BD and C Wilcox 15 September 2014. The oceans are full of our plastic – here’s what we can do about it. The Conversation

Acampora, H, BD Hardesty, K Townsend and K Erzini 2014. Plastic ingestion by short-tailed shearwaters (Puffinus tenuirostris) in northern Australia. Proceedings of the International workshop on fate and impacts of microplastics in marine ecosystems.

Hardesty BD, C Wilcox, TJ Lawson, M Lansdell and T van der Velde. 2014. Understanding the effects of marine debris on wildlife. A Final report for Earthwatch Australia.

Hardesty BD, C Wilcox, J Butler and R Gunn. 2013. Exploring sources, impacts and methods for amelioration of ghost nets as a threat to marine species. A final report of the CSIRO and GhostNets Australia Partnership: 2009-2013.

Hardesty BD and C Wilcox. 2013. Understanding the effects of marine debris on wildlife: Year 2 Annual Report to Earthwatch Australia.

Hardesty BD and C Wilcox 31 Jan 2013. Ghostnets fish on: marine rubbish threatens northern Australian turtles. The Conversation.

Hardesty BD and C Wilcox. 2012. Understanding the effects of marine debris on wildlife: a report to Earthwatch Australia.

JRA Butler, R Gunn, HL Berry, GA Wagey, BD Hardesty, C Wilcox. 2012. Value chain analysis of ghost nets in the Arafura Sea: identifying trans-boundary stakeholders, intervention points and livelihood trade-offs. A report to GhostNets Australia.

Hardesty BD and C Wilcox. 2011. Marine debris: biodiversity impacts and potential solutions. The Conversation

Hardesty BD and C Wilcox. 2011. Understanding the types, sources and at-sea distribution of marine debris in Australian Waters. Final report to the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Health, Population and Communities.

Wilcox, C and BD Hardesty. 2011. Cluster Analysis: a novel approach to identify types of derelict nets that comprise ghost nets. Final Report to GhostNets Australia and the Northern Gulf Resource Management Group.

Hardesty, BD, R Sharples and C Wilcox, 2010. Understanding the types, sources and at-sea distribution of marine debris in Australian Waters. Report to the Department of Water, Heritage and the Arts.

Wilcox, C, BD Hardesty and R. Sharples 2010. Estimating the distribution and impact of ghost nets in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Final report to the Northern Gulf Resource Management Group.