Mike has wide experience and interests in marine and estuarine ecology, human impacts, marine and estuarine management, governance and policy. He has co-authored/co-edited 17 books and more than 250 scientific publications.
He has advised on many environmental matters for academia, industry, government and statutory bodies in Europe and elsewhere and is a member of governmental and other advisory bodies.
Mike has adjunct and research positions at universities and research institutes in Europe, South Africa and Australia.
He is a past-president of the international Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association (ECSA) and is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science.
Temperate Estuaries: their ecology under future environmental changes
Ducrotoy, J., Elliott, . M., Cutts, N., Franco, A., Little, S., Mazik, K., & Wilkinson, M. (2019). Temperate Estuaries: their ecology under future environmental changes. In E. Wolanski, J. Day, M. Elliott, & R. Ramesh (Eds.), Coasts and Estuaries: The Future (577-594). Amsterdam: Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/C2017-0-00731-0
Atmospheric particulate matter from an industrial area as a source of metal nanoparticle contamination in aquatic ecosystems
Souza, I. D. C., Morozesk, M., Mansano, A. S., Mendes, V. A., Azevedo, V. C., Matsumoto, S. T., …Fernandes, M. N. (2021). Atmospheric particulate matter from an industrial area as a source of metal nanoparticle contamination in aquatic ecosystems. The Science of the total environment, 753, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141976
Oil and gas infrastructure decommissioning in marine protected areas: System complexity, analysis and challenges
Burdon, D., Barnard, S., Boyes, S. J., & Elliott, M. (2018). Oil and gas infrastructure decommissioning in marine protected areas: System complexity, analysis and challenges. Marine pollution bulletin, 135, 739-758. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.07.077
Evidence based approach to effect of decommissioning on MPA conservation and ecosystem services
NERC Natural Environment Research Council
1 February 2017
Assessment of the BONUS programme
BONUS Secretariat (EEIG)
19 September 2016
CERES: Climate change and European aquatic RESources
EC European Commission
1 March 2016
Prof Elliott very much welcomes applications for PhD and Masters research in all of his areas of expertise.
He also welcomes visiting international postgraduates as interns, for work experience and to help them gain further skills especially in producing publications. The institute also very much welcomes and can provide facilities for visiting researchers during sabbatical periods and study leave.
Since 1979, Prof Elliott has successfully supervised 28 PhD students and many MSc and MPhil by Research students.
Recent completed theses include
- The Effects Of Hypersaline Solutions On The Ecophysiology Of Marine Megabenthic Organisms
- The Influence Of Noise And Vibration On Marine Fishes And Invertebrates
- The Response Of Benthic Organisms To Sediment Placemen
- Marine Protected Area Governance And Conflicts
- Integrated Management Of The Humber Estuary
- The Use Of Computer Aided Tomography In Determining Benthic Bioturbation
- The Marine Law Relating To Environmental Indicators And Objectives
Current PhD supervisions
Currently supervising PhD and MSc by Research students at Hull and other universities worldwide (e.g. Vigo University, Spain; University of Porto, Portugal (2); Murdoch University, Perth Australia; University of Western Australia; Federal University São Carlos, Brazil; University of Cadiz, Spain)
- Shark behaviour and energetics, Bimini (2 projects)
- Estuarine planning, management and decision support systems (2 projects)
- Environmental intergrative management of the Niger Depta, Nigeria
- Ecological functioning of estuarine habitat recreated areas
- Dynamics of estuarine fish assembalges
- Habitat use, loss and gain in estuaries (3 projects)
- Implementation of EU marine directives
- Pollutant pathways in Brazilian estuaries
- Ecosystem services and societal goods and benefits in modified estuaries
- The concept of force majeure in marine governance
- Marine Ecosystem Services And Societal Goods And Benefits
- Ecological And Economic Valuation In Marine Systems