Publications & Presentations


Nunny, L. and Simmonds, M.P. (2021) Climate Change and Ocean Acidification – a looming crisis for Europe’s cetaceans. In: OceanCare. UNDER PRESSURE – The need to protect Whales and Dolphins in European Waters.

Simmonds, M.P., McLellan, F., Entrup, N. and Nunny, L. (2021) Whaling in Europe: an ongoing welfare and conservation concern. In: OceanCare. UNDER PRESSURE – The need to protect Whales and Dolphins in European Waters.

Notarbartolo di Sciara, G. and Nunny, L. (2021) Overview of cetacean species in European waters (including Red List status). In: OceanCare. UNDER PRESSURE – The need to protect Whales and Dolphins in European Waters.

Nunny, L., Carlén, I. and Simmonds, M.P. (2021) Name that porpoise! Low recognition of a small marine mammal. Mammal News 189: 14-16.

Carlén, I., Nunny, L. and Simmonds, M.P. (2021) Out of Sight, Out of Mind: How Conservation is Failing European Porpoises. Frontiers in Marine Science 8:617478.

Nunny, L., Bautista, C., Palazón, S., Trites, A. W., van Liere, D. and Simmonds, M.P. (2020) Predator Control on Land and at Sea: A Comparison and Call for Common Standards of Assessment. CDP News 20: 13-19.

Nunny, L. (2020) Animal Welfare in Predator Control: Lessons from Land and Sea. How the Management of Terrestrial and Marine Mammals Impacts Wild Animal Welfare in Human–Wildlife Conflict Scenarios in Europe. Animals 10(2):218.

Nunny, L. and Simmonds, M.P. (2019) Climate Change and Cetaceans – an update. Conference: Annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission Scientific Committee, Nairobi, Kenya.

Nunny, L. and Simmonds, M.P. (2019) A Global Reassessment of Solitary-Sociable Dolphins. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 5:331.

Nunny, L., Simmonds, M.P. and Butterworth, A. (2018) A review of seal killing practice in Europe: Implications for animal welfare. Marine Policy. 98: 121-132.

Humane Society International (2018) Functional and Future-Focused. An Overview of Key Conservation and Animal Welfare Issues at IWC67, and Recommendations for Further Progress.

Nunny, L., Langford, F. and Simmonds, M.P. (2016) Does the seal licensing system in Scotland have a negative impact on seal welfare? Frontiers in Marine Science 3:142.

Nunny, L. and Simmonds, M.P. (2016) Climate Change and Marine Mammals: An assessment of the scientific literature. International Whaling Commission. SC/66b/E/05. (Available on request)

Nunny, L. (2011) The Price of Fish: a review of cetacean bycatch in fisheries in the north-east Atlantic. Whale and Dolphin Conservation.

ASCOBANS (2009) Final Report of the ASCOBANS Intersessional Working Group on the Assessment of Acoustic Disturbance. 17th ASCOBANS Advisory Committee Meeting. Bonn, Germany.

Simmonds, M.P. and Nunny, L. (2002) Habitat loss and degradation in the Mediterranean Sea. In: G. Notarbartolo di Sciara (Ed.), Cetaceans of the Mediterranean and Black Seas: State of Knowledge and Conservation Strategies. A report to the ACCOBAMS Interim Secretariat, Monaco, February 2002. pp39-59.


Predator controls: lessons from land to sea. A comparison of how marine and terrestrial mammals are managed in human-wildlife conflict scenarios in Europe. Mark Simmonds and Laetitia Nunny. Presented at the World Marine Mammal Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 9-12 December 2019.

Animal Sentience as a Key Issue in Marine Mammal Science and Policy in Europe. Mark Simmonds, Laetitia Nunny and Philippa Brakes. Presented at the European Cetacean Society’s 32nd Annual Conference, La Spezia, Italy, 6 – 10 April 2018.

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