Peer-Reviewed Publications (*Student Author)

Upcoming Papers

Sutton, T.T., Milligan., R.J., Cook, A.B., Boswell, K.M., D’Elia, M., Frank, T., Bracken-Grissom, H., Hahn, D., Johnston, M.W., Judkins, H., Moore, J., Pruzinsky, N.M., Quinlan, J.A., Romero, I.C., Vecchione, M., Warren, J., (in revision) Deep-sea pelagic populations plummeted in the years following the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Science

Howell, K.L., Hilário, A, Allcock, A.L., Bailey, D., Baker, M., Clark, M.R., Colaço, A., Copley, J., Cordes, E., Danovaro, R., Dissanayake, A., Escobar, E., Esquete, P., Gallagher, A., Gates, A.R., Gaudron, S.M., German, C.R., Gjerde, K., Higgs, N.D., Le Bris, N., Levin, L.A., Manea, E., McClain, C., Menot, L., Mestre, N.C., Metaxas, A., Milligan, R., Muthumbi, A.W.N., Narayanaswamy, B.E., Ramalho, S.P., Ramirez-Llodra, E., Robson, L., Rogers, A.D., Sellanes, J., Sigwart, J.D., Sink, K., Snelgrove, P.V.R., Stefanoudis, P.V., Sumida, P.Y., Taylor, M.L., Thurber, A.R., Vieira, R., Watanabe, H.K., Woodall, L.C., Xavier, J.R. (in revision) A Blueprint for a Decade to Study Deep-Sea Life. Nature Ecology & Evolution.

Howell, K.L., Hilário, A, Allcock, A.L., Bailey, D., Baker, M., Clark, M.R., Colaço, A., Copley, J., Cordes, E., Danovaro, R., Dissanayake, A., Escobar, E., Esquete, P., Gallagher, A., Gates, A.R., Gaudron, S.M., German, C.R., Gjerde, K., Higgs, N.D., Le Bris, N., Levin, L.A., Manea, E., McClain, C., Menot, L., Mestre, N.C., Metaxas, A., Milligan, R., Muthumbi, A.W.N., Narayanaswamy, B.E., Ramalho, S.P., Ramirez-Llodra, E., Robson, L., Rogers, A.D., Sellanes, J., Sigwart, J.D., Sink, K., Snelgrove, P.V.R., Stefanoudis, P.V., Sumida, P.Y., Taylor, M.L., Thurber, A.R., Vieira, R., Watanabe, H.K., Woodall, L.C., Xavier, J.R. (in revision). A blueprint for an inclusive, global deep-sea Ocean Decade field programme. Front Mar Sci.

Murawksi, S.A., Schwing, P.T., Patterson III, W.F., Sutton, T.T., Montagna, P.A., Milligan, R.J., Joye, S., Thomas, L., Kilborn, J., Paris, C.B., Failletaz, R., Portnoy, D.S., Gilbert, S. (in revision). Vulnerability and Resilience of Living Marine Resources to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: An Overview. Front Mar Sci.

Cook, A., Boswell, K., English, D., Richards, T., Johnston, M., Pruzinsky, N.,  Milligan, R.J., Penta, B., deRada, S., Lembke, C., Judkins, H.,  Bracken-Grissom, H., Frank, T., Weber, M., Eytan, R., Bernard, A., Vecchione, M., Hu, C., Quinlan, J., Sutton, T. (in revision.). Survey methods used during the ONSAP and DEEPEND research programs (2010 - 2017). Front Mar Sci (Special Edition).​

2020 

Milligan, R.J., Scott, E.M., Jones, D.O.B., Bett, B.J., Clarke, J., Jamieson, A., O’Brien, R., Rowe, G., Ruhl, H.A., Sangolay, B.B., Smith Jr., K.L., Walls, A., Vardaro, M., Bailey, D.M. (2020). Evidence for seasonal changes in deep-sea fish distributions: A great migration in the African deep sea? J Anim Ecol. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.13215

Milligan, R.J. & Sutton, T.T. (2020). Dispersion overrides environmental variability as a primary driver of the horizontal assemblage structure of the mesopelagic fish family Myctophidae in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Front Mar Sci. 7:15. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00015

Pruzinsky, N*., Milligan, R.J. & Sutton, T.T. (2020) Pelagic Habitat Partitioning of Late-Larval and Juvenile Tunas in the Oceanic Gulf of Mexico. Front Mar Sci 7:257. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00257

2019

Johnston, M.W., Milligan, R.J., Easson, C.G., deRada, S., English, D., Penta, B., Sutton, T. T.  (2019). An empirically validated method for characterizing pelagic habitats in the Gulf of Mexico using ocean model data. Limnol Oceanogr-Meth17 (6): 362-375 [Full Text Link] [Read-only copy]

Milligan, R.J., Bernard, A.M., Boswell, K.M., Bracken-Grissom, H.D., D’Elia, M.A.,  DeRada, S., Easson, C.G., English, D., Eytan, R.I., Finnegan, K.A., Hu, C., Lembke, C., Lopez, J.V., Penta, B., Richards, T., Romero, I.C., Shivji, M.,  Timm, L., Warren, J.D., Weber, M., Wells, R.J.D., Sutton, T.T. (2019). The application of novel research technologies by the Deep Pelagic Nekton Dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico (DEEPEND) Consortium. J. Mar. Tech. Soc. 52(6): 81-86. [Full Text Link] (Request Author Copy)

Sutton, T.T. & Milligan, R.J. (2019) Deep-Sea Ecology. In: Fath, B.D. (editor in chief) Encyclopedia of Ecology, 2nd edition, vol. 1, pp. 35–45. Oxford: Elsevier. [Full Text Link]

2016

Milligan, R.J., Spence, G., Roberts, J.M., Bailey, D.M. (2016). Fish communities associated with cold-water coral habitats vary with depth and habitat type. Deep Sea Res. I114: 43-54. [Full Text Link]

Milligan, R.J., Morris, K.J., Bett, B.J., Durden, J.M., Jones, D.O.B., Robert, K., Ruhl, H.A., Bailey, D.M. (2016). High resolution study of the spatial distributions of abyssal fishes by autonomous underwater vehicle. Sci. Rep. 6 (26095). DOI: 10.1038/srep26095. [Full Text Link]

Elliott, S. A. M. and Milligan, R. J. and Heath, M. R. and Turrell, W.R. and Bailey, D. M. (2016) Disentangling habitat concepts for demersal marine fish management. Oceanography and Marine Biology - An Annual Review, 54 (Nov). pp. 173-192. ISSN 0078-3218 [Full Text Link]

2015

Clarke, J., Milligan, R.J., Neat, F.C., Bailey, D.M. (2015). Drawing a line under deep-sea fishing: A scientific basis for regulation by depth. Curr. Biol. 25(18): 2425-2429 [Full Text Link]

Stentiford, G.D., Albalat, A., Milligan, R.J., Bailey, N., Neil, D.M. (2015). The effect of parasitic infection by Hematodinium sp. on the cessation of swimming and subsequent recovery in the Norway lobster, Nephrops norvegicus (L.). J Crustacean Biol 35(1): 1-10 [Full Text Link]

2014

Morris, K.J., Bett, B.J., Durden, J.M., Huvenne, V.A.I., Milligan, R.J., Jones, D.O.B., McPhail, S., Robert, K., Bailey, D.M., Ruhl, H.A. (2014). A new method for ecological surveying of the abyss using autonomous underwater vehicle photography. Limnol Oceanogr-Meth 12: 795 – 809 [Full Text Link]

Henry, L.A., Vad, J., Findlay, H.S., Murillo, J., Milligan, R., Roberts, J.M. (2014). Environmental variability and biodiversity of megabenthos on the Hebrides Terrace Seamount (Northeast Atlantic). Sci Rep 4 (5589): 1-10 [Full Text Link]

2013

Vardaro, M.F., Bagley, P.M., Bailey, D.M., Bett, B.J., Jones, D.O.B., Milligan, R.J., Priede, I.M., Risien, C.M., Rowe, G.T., Ruhl, H.A., Sangolay, B.B., Smith, K.L., Walls, A., Clarke, J. (2013). A southeast Atlantic deep-ocean observatory: first experiences and results. Limnol Oceanogr-Meth 11: 304-315 [Full Text Links]

2010

Milligan, R.J., Albalat, A., Atkinson, R.J.A., Neil, D.M. (2009). The effects of trawling on the physical condition of the Norway lobster Nephrops norvegicus in relation to seasonal cycles in the Clyde Sea area. ICES J Mar Sci 66(13): 488-494. [Full Text Link]

Recent Conference Presentations (*Student Author)

Upcoming Presentations:

Hiley, A.*, Milligan, R., Gilliam, D. Resistance and resilience: spatial and temporal patterns in the octocoral community facing local and global stressors in Southeast Florida. ICRS 2021 - 14th International Coral Reef Symposium. 18th – 23rd July 2021, Bremen, Germany.

Past Presentations:

Milligan, R.J. & Sutton, T.T. To stay or go? Understanding the behavioural drivers of diel vertical migration in deep-living fishes. e-Deep Sea Biology Symposium Conference, Aug 2020. Online.

Sutton, T., Moore, J., Cook, A., Bernard, A., Eytan, R., Shivji, M., Milligan, R., Fenolio, D. Oceanic Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico: the DEEPEND Program Synthesis. e-Deep Sea Biology Symposium Conference, Aug 2020. Online.

Sheuerman, K.*, Sutton, T.T., Milligan, R.J. Taxonomic resolution assessment and biodiversity evaluations for deep-sea mesopelagic fishes of the northern Gulf of Mexico. e-Deep Sea Biology Symposium Conference, Aug 2020. Online.

Pruzinsky, N., Milligan, R.J., Sutton, T.T. Pelagic Habitat Partitioning of Late-Larval and Juvenile Tunas in the Oceanic Gulf of Mexico. e-Deep Sea Biology Symposium Conference, Aug 2020. Online.

Howell, K.L., Hilário, A, Allcock, A.L., Bailey, D., Baker, M., Clark, M.R., Colaço, A., Copley, J., Cordes, E., Danovaro, R., Dissanayake, A., Escobar, E., Esquete, P., Gallagher, A., Gates, A.R., Gaudron, S.M., German, C.R., Gjerde, K., Higgs, N.D., Le Bris, N., Levin, L.A., Manea, E., McClain, C., Menot, L., Mestre, N.C., Metaxas, A., Milligan, R., Muthumbi, A.W.N., Narayanaswamy, B.E., Ramalho, S.P., Ramirez-Llodra, E., Robson, L., Rogers, A.D., Sellanes, J., Sigwart, J.D., Sink, K., Snelgrove, P.V.R., Stefanoudis, P.V., Sumida, P.Y., Taylor, M.L., Thurber, A.R., Vieira, R., Watanabe, H.K., Woodall, L.C., Xavier, J.R. A Blueprint for a Decade to Study Deep-Sea Life. e-Deep Sea Biology Symposium Conference, Aug 2020. Online.

Milligan, R.J. & Sutton, T.T. To stay or go? Understanding the behavioural drivers of diel vertical migration in deep-living fishes. Gulf of Mexico Ecosystems Science Conference, 4th – 6th Feb 2020, Tampa, FL.

Hiley, A.H.*, Milligan, R.J., Gilliam, D.S. Long-term spatial and temporal trends in the octocoral abundance of Southeast Florida. 48th Benthic Ecology Meeting, 3-6 April 2019, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

 

Hanson, G. M.*, Goergen, E. A., Milligan, R. J., & Gilliam, D. S. Genotypic influence on Acropora cervicornis disease prevalence. 48th Benthic Ecology Meeting, 3rd – 6th April, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Milligan, R.J. & Sutton, T.T. A synthesis of lanternfish ecology in the Gulf of Mexico. 2019 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference, 4 - 7th Feb, New Orleans, LA.

 

Pruzinsky, N.*, Milligan, R.J. & Sutton, T.T. Faunal Composition and Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Tuna (Family: Scombridae; Tribe: Thunnini) Early Life Stages in the Oceanic Gulf of Mexico. 2019 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference, 4 - 7th Feb, New Orleans, LA.

Milligan, R.J. & Sutton, T.T. How do warm-core eddies structure the deep-pelagic fish fauna of the Gulf of Mexico? Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference, 2018, New Orleans, LA

Milligan, R.J. & Sutton, T.T. How do warm-core eddies structure the deep-pelagic fish fauna of the Gulf of Mexico? ASLO 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR.

Sutton, T.T., Milligan, R.J., Cook, A.B., Moore, J, Boswell, K.M. Evidence of dramatic and persistent declines in meso- and bathypelagic fish abundances in the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference, 2018, New Orleans, LA

Sutton, T.T., Milligan, R.J., Cook, A.B., Moore, J, Boswell, K.M. Evidence of dramatic and persistent declines in meso- and bathypelagic fish abundances in the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. ASLO 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR.

Milligan, R.J. & Sutton, T.T. Quantifying Pelagic Habitat Use by Myctophids in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. 2017 American Fisheries Society, 147th Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL

Milligan, R.J. & Sutton, T.T. Quantifying Pelagic Habitat Use by Myctophids in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. 2017 Joint Meetings of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Austin, TX

Milligan, R.J. & Sutton, T.T. Quantifying Pelagic Habitat Use by Myctophids in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. ASLO 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, HI

Sutton, T.T., Cook, A.B., & Milligan, R.J. Evidence of diel vertical migrations by bathypelagic fishes in the Gulf of Mexico: A new vector of water-column connectivity in the oceanic domain. ASLO 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, HI

Sutton, T.T., Cook, A.B., & Milligan, R.J. DEEPEND: First Evidence for Vertical Migration by the Gulf Bathypelagic Fauna and its Relationship to the DWHOS Deep Hydrocarbon-Dispersant Plume. 2017 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference, New Orleans, LA.

deRada, S., Penta, B., Sutton, T., Johnston, M., Milligan, R., Easson, C., Cook, A., Boswell, K., Lembke, C., English, D., and Hu., C. (2017). Physical-bio-optical modelling in the Gulf of Mexico: analysis of water mass relationships to pelagic habitat. ASLO 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, HI.

Johnston, M., Milligan, R.J., Easson, C., deRada, S., English, D., Penta, B., and Sutton, T.T. A Tool for Classification of Mesoscale Water mass Structure for Pelagic Community Analyses. ASLO 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR.

Johnston, M., Milligan, R.J., Easson, C., deRada, S., English, D., Penta, B., and Sutton, T.T. A Tool for Classification of Mesoscale Water mass Structure for Pelagic Community Analyses. Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference, 2018, New Orleans, LA

Johnston, M., Milligan, R.J., Easson, C., deRada, S., Penta, B., and Sutton, T.T. DEEPEND: Characterizing Pelagic Habitats in the Gulf of Mexico Using Model, Empirical, and Remotely-Sensed Data. 2017 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Milligan, R.J., Clarke, J., Polanski, J. et al. (2013). The impact of deep-sea oil production on fish communities in Angola: early results from the DELOS project. 2013 Annual Symposium of the Fisheries Society of the British Isles: Deep Sea Fish Biology, Glasgow, UK. 8th – 11th May 2013.

Milligan, R.J., Spence, G., Roberts, J.M. et al. (2013) Habitat associations between Lophelia pertusa and deep-water fish. 2013 Annual Symposium of the Fisheries Society of the British Isles: Deep Sea Fish Biology, Glasgow, UK. 8th – 11th May 2013.

Milligan, R.J., Clarke, J., Polanski, J. et al. (2012). The effects of oil production on deep-water fish communities in West Africa: Early results from the DELOS project. 13th International Deep-Sea Biology Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand, 3–7 December.

Organised Conference Sessions

Milligan, R.J., Malca, E., Sutton, T.T. Out of the Blue: What have we learned about the pelagic Gulf of Mexico, what remains unknown, and how can we use the information? 2019 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference, 4 - 7th Feb, New Orleans, LA.

Sutton, T.T., Milligan, R.J., Orlov, A. Fishes as agents of oceanic ecosystem connectivity. 15th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium, 2018.

Boswell, K., Milligan, R.J., Sutton, T.T. Vertical connectivity of the pelagic ocean: understanding the function and services of intermediate trophic levels. ASLO 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, HI

Technical Reports

Milligan, R.J. (2017): Classifying Gulf of Mexico water masses using CTD & MOCNESS Sensor Data (MS6, MS7, MS8 & DP01 – DP04). Part 1: TS/TD Profiles (CTD). Report to the DEEPEND Consortium.

Milligan, R.J. (2017): Classifying Gulf of Mexico water masses using CTD & MOCNESS Sensor Data (MS6, MS7, MS8 & DP01 – DP05). Part 2: TS/TD Profiles (MOCNESS Sensors). Report to the DEEPEND Consortium.

Milligan, R.J. (2017): Using a data-driven approach to correct the MOCNESS volume measurements (MS6, MS7, MS8). Report to the DEEPEND Consortium.

Milligan, R.J. & Bailey, D.M. (2015). Use of indices to detect fishery-induced changes in a deep-sea fish community. Final Report to the Deep-Sea Conservation Coalition.

Milligan, R.J. & Neil, D.M. (2013). Scottish Nephrops Survey Phase III: Evaluation of measures for reducing bycatch and discards in a Nephrops fishery. European Fisheries Fund Report.

Smith, P., Burrett, I., Bailey, D., Neat, F., Donnan, D., Dunlop, K., Thorburn, J., Milligan, R., Bastiman, S. & Dodd, J. (2010). Development and evaluation of methods for surveying fish populations in nearshore waters. Final Report. Scottish Industry Science Partnership Report No. 04/10.

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