Le, D., Desmond, M., Pritchard, D. W. and Hepburn, C.D. 2024. Thermal threshold for fertilisation and gametophyte survivorship of the giant kelp Macrocystis pyrifera. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 734, 23-33.

Ryder, F. J., Sainsbury, K. J., Hepburn, C. D., Pritchard, D. W. and Gnanalingam, G. 2024. Re-assessment of a blackfoot abalone (Haliotis iris) population in Peraki Bay, New Zealand, after 45 years. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research.


Kluibenschedl, A., Cornwall, C.E., Nelson, W.A., Lamare, M., Pritchard, D.W. and Hepburn, C.D. 2023. Interactive effects of ocean acidification and water flow on growth and recruitment of early successional coralline algal communities. Phycologia, 62:6.

Ryder F.J., Gnanalingam G., Pritchard, D.W., Rayment, W.J., Scott, N.J. and Hepburn, C.D. 2023. Drivers of fishery status for the cultural keystone pāua (Haliotis iris) in Customary fishery Protection Areas in Aotearoa New Zealand. Fisheries Research, 261:106613.

Pajusalu, L., Albert, G., Fachon, E., Hepburn, C.D., Kotta, J., Kõivupuu, A., Paalme, T., Pritchard, D.W., Põllumäe, A., Torn, K. and Martin, G. 2023. Species-specific responses of macrophyte production to the increasing CO2 environment with potential ecosystem implications involved in the Baltic Sea. Journal of Applied Phycology.


James, R.K., Hepburn, C.D., Pritchard, D.W., Richards, D.K. and Hurd, C.L. 2022. Water motion and pH jointly impact the availability of dissolved inorganic carbon to macroalgae. Scientific Reports, 12:21947.

Le, D.M., Desmond, M.J., Pritchard, D.W. and Hepburn, C.D. 2022. Effect of temperature on sporulation and spore development of giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera). PLoS ONE, 17(12), e0278268.

Le, D.M., Desmond, M.J., Buschmann, A.H., Pritchard, D.W., Camus, C., Hurd, C.L. and Hepburn, C.D. 2022. Reproduction, hatchery and culture applications for the giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera): a methodological appraisal. Applied Phycology, 3:368–82.

Nguyen, H.T.T., Pritchard, D.W., Desmond, M.J., Hepburn, C.D. 2022. Coralline photosynthetic physiology across a steep light gradient. Photosynthesis Research, 153:43–57.


Gnanalingam G., Pritchard, D.W., Richards D.K., Subritzky P., Flack B., Hepburn, C.D. 2021. Local management to support local fisheries: Rāhui (temporary closure) and bag limits for blackfoot abalone (Haliotis iris) in southern New Zealand. Aquatic Conservation, 31:9, 2320-2333.

Bennett-Jones L., Gnanalingam G., Flack B., Scott, N., Pritchard, D.W., Moller, H., Hepburn C.D. 2021. Translocation of black foot pāua (Haliotis iris) in a customary fishery management area: transformation from top-down management to kaitiakitanga (local guardianship) of a cultural keystone. Pacific Conservation Biology, 27, 402-417.


Bagnaro, A., Baltar, F., Brownstein, G., Lee W.G., Morales, S.E., Pritchard, D.W., Hepburn C.D. 2020. Reducing the arbitrary: fuzzy detection of microbial ecotones and ecosystems – focus on the pelagic environment. Environmental Microbiome, 15:16.

Twist, B.A., Kluibenschedl, A., Pritchard, D.W., Desmond, M.J., D’Archino, R., Nelson, W.A., Hepburn, C.D. 2020. Biomass and species richness relationships in macroalgal communities that span intertidal and subtidal zones. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 654, 67-78.

Nguyen, H.T.T., Pritchard, D.W., Hepburn, C.D. 2020. Nitrogen and phosphorus ecophysiology of coralline algae. Journal of Applied Phycology, 32:4, 2583-2597.

Albert, G., Hepburn, C.D., Pajusalu, L., Paalme, T., Pritchard, D.W., Martin, G. 2020. Could ocean acidification influence epiphytism? A comparison of carbon-use strategies between Fucus vesiculosus and its epiphytes in the Baltic Sea. Journal of Applied Phycology, 32:4, 2479–2487

Pajusalu, L., Albert, G., Fachon, E., Hepburn, C.D., Kotta, J., Liversage, K., Paalme, T., Peterson, A., Pritchard, D.W., Põllumäe, A., Torn, K., Martin, G. 2020. Ocean acidification may threaten a unique seaweed community and associated industry in the Baltic Sea. Journal of Applied Phycology, 32:4, 2469-2478.


Hepburn C.D., Russell P., Smith A.K., Pritchard D.W., Leahy E.O., Coyle L., Flack B., Russell K., Vanderburg P.H., Dale M., Jackson A.M. 2019. Teaching the next generation of scientists to support communities in their restoration of ecosystems and ways of life. New Zealand Science Review, 75:4.

Garbary, D.J., D’Archino, R., Flack, B., Hepburn, C.D., Nelson, W.A., Pritchard, D.W., Sutherland, J.E. 2019. First record of Bonnemaisonia hamifera (Bonnemaisoniales, Rhodophyta) in the South Pacific, from the South Island of New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 54:2, 167-176.

Desmond, M.J., Pritchard, D.W., Hurd, C.L., Richards, D.K., Schweikert, K., Wing, S., Hepburn, C.D. 2019. Superior photosynthetic performance of the invasive kelp Undaria pinnatifida may contribute to continued range expansion in a wave-exposed kelp forest community. Marine Biology, 166:139.

Hepburn, C.D., Jackson, A.M., Pritchard, D.W., Scott, N., Vanderburg, P.H., Flack, B. 2019. Challenges to traditional management of connected ecosystems within a fractured regulatory landscape: A case study from southern New Zealand. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 29:9 1535-1546.

Desmond, M.J., Pajusalu, L., Pritchard, D.W., Stephens, T.A., Hepburn, C.D. 2019. Whole community estimates of macroalgal pigment concentration within two southern New Zealand kelp forests. Journal of Phycology, 55:4 936-947.

Schuchert, P., Kregting, L., Pritchard, D. W., Savidge G., Elsäßer, B. 2018. Using Coupled Hydrodynamic Biogeochemical Models to Predict the Effects of Tidal Turbine Arrays on Phytoplankton Dynamics. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 6:2 58.

Pritchard, D. W., Paterson, R. A., Bovy, H. C. and Barrios-O'Neill, D. 2017. FRAIR: an R package for fitting and comparing consumer functional responses. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 8:11 1528-1534.

Desmond, M.J., Pritchard, D.W., and Hepburn, C.D. 2017. Light dose versus rate of delivery: implications for macroalgal productivity. Photosynthesis Research, 132:3 257–264.

Brownstein, G., Johns, C., Fletcher, A., Pritchard, D.W., and Erskine, P. D. 2015. Ecotones as indicators: boundary properties in wetland-woodland transition zones. Community Ecology, 16: 235-243.

Desmond, M.J., Pritchard, D.W., and Hepburn, C.D. 2015. Light Limitation within Southern New Zealand Kelp Forest Communities. PLOS ONE, 10:e0123676.

Pritchard D.W., Hurd C.L., Beardall J., Hepburn C.D. 2015. Restricted use of nitrate and a strong preference for ammonium reflects the nitrogen ecophysiology of a light-limited red alga. Journal of Phycology, 51:2 277-287.

Paterson R.A., Dick J.T.A., Pritchard D.W., Ennis M., Hatcher M.J., Dunn A.M. 2015. Predicting invasive species impacts: a community module functional response approach reveals context dependencies. Journal of Animal Ecology, 84:2 453-463.

Brownstein G., Lee W.G., Pritchard D.W., Wilson J.B. 2014. Turf wars: experimental tests for alternative stable states in a two-phase coastal ecosystem. Ecology, 95: 411-424.

Savidge G., Ainsworth D., Bearhop S., Christen N., Elsäßer B., Fortune F., Inger R., Kennedy R., McRobert A., Plummer K.E., Pritchard D.W., Sparling C.E., Whittaker T.J.T. 2014. Strangford Lough and the SeaGen tidal turbine. In: M.A. Shields and A. Payne [eds.]. Marine Renewable Energy Technology and Environmental Interactions. Springer, Dordrecht. pp. 153-172.

Pritchard D.W., Savidge G., Elsäßer B. 2013. Coupled hydrodynamic and wastewater plume models of Belfast Lough, Northern Ireland: A predictive tool for future ecological studies. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 77:1-2 290-299.

Pritchard D.W., Hurd C.L., Beardall J., Hepburn C.D. 2013. Survival in low light: Photosynthesis and growth of a red alga in relation to measured in situ irradiance. Journal of Phycology, 49:5 867-879.

Paterson R.A., Pritchard D.W., Dick J.T.A., Alexander M.E, Hatcher M.J., Dunn A.M. 2013. Predator cue studies reveal strong trait-mediated effects in communities despite variation in experimental designs. Animal Behaviour, 86:6 1301-1313.

Cornwall C.E., Hepburn C.D., Pritchard D.W., Currie K.I., McGraw C.M., Hunter K.A., Hurd C.L. 2012. Carbon-use strategies in macroalgae: Differential responses to lowered pH and implications for ocean acidification. Journal of Phycology, 48: 137-144.

Hepburn C.D., Pritchard D.W., Cornwall C.E., McLeod R.J., Beardall J., Raven J.A., Hurd C.L. 2011. Diversity of carbon use strategies in a kelp forest community: implications for a high CO~2~ ocean. Global Change Biology, 17: 2488-2497.

Richards D.K., Hurd C.L., Pritchard D.W., Wing S.R., Hepburn C.D. 2011. Photosynthetic response of monospecific macroalgal stands to density. Aquatic Biology, 13: 41-49.

Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings

Kramer, S. C., Piggott, M. D., Hill, J., Kregting, L., Pritchard, D., Elsäßer, B. 2014. The modelling of tidal turbine farms using multi-scale, unstructured mesh models. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewable Energy Technologies.

PhD Thesis

The ecophysiology of the deep-water macroalga Anotrichium crinitum (Kützing) Baldock. November 2011. PhD Thesis, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Abstract available online. Full text available on request.