Below are links to research publications linked to the Ascension MPA.

2022: Swinnen, F. and Nappo, A. New species of Cerithiopsidae H. Adams & A. Adams, 1853 (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Caenogastropoda) from Ascension Island
2022: Hardman, E., Thomas, H.L., Baum, D., Clingham, E., Hobbs, R., Stamford, T., Whomersley, P. and Smith, N. (2022) Integrated marine management in the United Kingdom Overseas Territories. Frontiers in Marine Science. 8: 643729
2022: Muench A., Mengo, E., Weber, S., Baum D., Richardson, A.J., Thomas, H. and Whomersley, P. (2022) An assessment of the economic viability of the Ascension Island tuna longline fishery management: Implications for marine protected area planning and future fisheries management. Frontiers in Marine Science. 9: 648437
2021: Appleby, T., Studley, M., Moorhouse, B., Brown, J., Staddon, C. and Bean, E., (2021). Sea of possibilities: Old and new uses of remote sensing data for the enforcement of the Ascension Island marine protected area. Marine Policy. 127 (103184)
2021: Goodwin, C., Brown, J., Downey, R., Trieu, N., Brewin, P.E. and Brickle, P. (2021) Demosponges from Ascension Island with a description of nine new species. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 101 (5). 767-790
2021: Thompson, C.D.H., Meeuwig, J.J., Brown, J., Richardson, A.J., Friedlander, A.M., Miller, P.I. and Weber, S.B. (2021) Spatial Variation in Pelagic Wildlife Assemblages in the Ascension Island Marine Protected Area: Implications for Monitoring and Management. Frontiers in Marine Science. 8: 634599
2021: Townhill, B.L., Couce, E., Bell, J., Reeves, S. and Yates, O. (2021) Climate change impacts on Atlantic Oceanic island tuna fisheries. Frontiers in Marine Science. 8: 634280
2020: Burns, P., Hawkins, J.P. and Roberts, Callum M. (2020) Reconstructing the history of ocean wildlife around Ascension Island. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. ISSN 1052-7613
2019: Barnes, D.K., Sands, C.J., Richardson, A. and Smith, N. (2019) Extremes in benthic ecosystem services; Blue carbon natural capital shallower than 1000 m in isolated, small and young Ascension Island’s EEZ. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, p.663.
2019: Cerritelli, G., Bianco, G., Santini, G., Broderick, A.C., Godley, B.J., Hays, G.C., Luschi, P. and Åkesson, S., 2019. Assessing reliance on vector navigation in the long-distance oceanic migrations of green sea turtles. Behavioral Ecology, 30(1), pp.68-79.
2019: De Grave, S., Brown, J., Wirtz, P. and Anker, A., (2019) On a collection of caridean shrimps (Decapoda, Caridea) from St. Helena, south-central Atlantic, with further records from Ascension Island. Crustaceana, 92(7), pp.869-879.
2019: Quimbayo, J.P., Dias, M.S., Kulbicki, M., Mendes, T.C., Lamb, R.W., Johnson, A.F., Aburto‐Oropeza, O., Alvarado, J.J., Bocos, A.A., Ferreira , C.E. and Garcia, E. (2019) Determinants of reef fish assemblages in tropical Oceanic islands. Ecography, 42(1), pp.77-87.
2019: Richardson, A.J., Burgess, G.H., Shepherd, C.M., Weber, S.B. (2019) First record of an Odontaspidid shark in Ascension Island waters. Arquipelago-Life and Marine Sciences, 1(36), pp.8-8.
2019: Rowlands, G., Brown, J., Soule, B., Boluda, P.T. and Rogers, A.D. (2019) Satellite surveillance of fishing vessel activity in the ascension island exclusive economic zone and marine protected area. Marine Policy, 101, pp.39-50.
2019: Tilley, D., Ball, S., Ellick, J., Godley, B.J., Weber, N., Weber, S.B. and Broderick, A.C., 2019. No evidence of fine scale thermal adaptation in green turtles. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 514, pp.110-117.
2018: Barnes, D.K., Morley, S.A., Bell, J., Brewin, P., Brigden, K., Collins, M., Glass, T., Goodall-Copestake, W.P., Henry, L., Laptikhovsky, V. and Piechaud, N. (2018) Marine plastics threaten giant Atlantic marine protected areas. Current Biology, 28(19), pp.R1137-R1138.
2018: Green, D.S., Kregting, L., Boots, B., Blockley, D.J., Brickle, P., Da Costa, M. and Crowley, Q. (2018). A comparison of sampling methods for seawater microplastics and a first report of the microplastic litter in coastal waters of Ascension and Falkland Islands. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 137, pp.695-701.
2018: Oppel, S., Bolton, M., Carneiro, A.P., Dias, M.P., Green, J.A., Masello, J.F., Phillips, R.A., Owen, E., Quillfeldt, P., Beard, A. and Bertrand, S. (2018) Spatial scales of marine conservation management for breeding seabirds. Marine Policy, 98, pp.37-46.
2018: Richardson, A.J., Downes, K.J., Nolan, E.T., Brickle, P., Brown, J., Weber, N. and Weber, S.B. (2018) Residency and reproductive status of yellowfin tuna in a proposed large‐scale pelagic marine protected area. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 28(6), pp.1308-1316.