Kevin A. Hughes
Natural Environment Research Council
BiodiversityEcologyTreatyEnvironmental protectionBiology
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#1Kevin A. HughesH-Index: 30
#2Luis CarcavillaH-Index: 3
Last. Marcelo RegueroH-Index: 24
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#1Claire M. Waluda (NERC: Natural Environment Research Council)H-Index: 19
#2Iain J. Staniland (NERC: Natural Environment Research Council)H-Index: 22
Last. Kevin A. Hughes (NERC: Natural Environment Research Council)H-Index: 30
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Abstract We report on three decades of repeat surveys of beached marine debris at two locations in the Scotia Sea, in the Southwest Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. Between October 1989 and March 2019 10,112 items of beached debris were recovered from Main Bay, Bird Island, South Georgia in the northern Scotia Sea. The total mass of items (data from 1996 onwards) was 101 kg. Plastic was the most commonly recovered item (97.5% by number; 89% by mass) with the remainder made up of fabric, gl...
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#1Luis R. Pertierra (CSIC: Spanish National Research Council)H-Index: 13
#2Jesamine C. Bartlett (University of Birmingham)H-Index: 2
Last. Pedro Aragón Carrera (Complutense University of Madrid)H-Index: 21
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#1Kevin A. Hughes (NERC: Natural Environment Research Council)H-Index: 30
#2Oliver L. PescottH-Index: 6
Last. Helen E. RoyH-Index: 36
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The Antarctic is considered to be a pristine environment relative to other regions of the Earth, but it is increasingly vulnerable to invasions by marine, freshwater and terrestrial non‐native species. The Antarctic Peninsula region (APR), which encompasses the Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands and South Orkney Islands, is by far the most invaded part of the Antarctica continent. The risk of introduction of invasive non‐native species to the APR is likely to increase with predicted inc...
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#1Greta C. VegaH-Index: 4
#2Peter Convey (NERC: Natural Environment Research Council)H-Index: 55
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#1A.L. Webb (Plymouth University)H-Index: 1
#2Kevin A. Hughes (NERC: Natural Environment Research Council)H-Index: 30
Last. Lloyd S. Peck (NERC: Natural Environment Research Council)H-Index: 53
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Abstract Antarctica is one of the least anthropogenically-impacted areas of the world. Metal sources to the marine environment include localised activities of research stations and glacial meltwater containing metals of lithogenic origin. In this study, concentrations of nine metals (Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb, Zn) were examined in three species of benthic invertebrates collected from four locations near Rothera Research Station on the western Antarctic Peninsula: Laternula elliptica (mudcla...
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We obtain positive and negative results concerning lacunary discrete maximal operators defined by dilations of sufficiently nonsingular hypersurfaces arising from Diophantine equations in many variables. Our negative results show that this problem differs substantially from that of lacunary discrete maximal operators defined along a nonsingular hypersurface. Our positive results are improvements over bounds for the corresponding full maximal functions which were initially studied by Magyar. In o...
#1Arlie H. McCarthy (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 1
#2Lloyd S. Peck (BAS: British Antarctic Survey)H-Index: 53
Last. David C. Aldridge (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 31
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Antarctica is experiencing significant ecological and environmental change, which may facilitate the establishment of non‐native marine species. Non‐native marine species will interact with other anthropogenic stressors affecting Antarctic ecosystems, such as climate change (warming, ocean acidification) and pollution, with irreversible ramifications for biodiversity and ecosystem services. We review current knowledge of non‐native marine species in the Antarctic region, the physical and physiol...
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#1Kevin A. Hughes (NERC: Natural Environment Research Council)H-Index: 30
#2Peter Convey (NERC: Natural Environment Research Council)H-Index: 55
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Abstract The distribution of terrestrial biodiversity within Antarctica is complex, with 16 distinct biogeographic regions (Antarctic Conservation Biogeographic Regions) currently recognised within the Antarctic continent, Peninsula and Scotia Arc archipelagos of the Antarctic Treaty area. Much of this diversity is endemic not only to Antarctica as a whole, but to specific regions within it. Further complexity is added by inclusion of the biodiversity found on the islands located in the Southern...
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