Daryl has developed an international reputation for his applied interdisciplinary marine research, having published 31 peer-reviewed papers in international journals, 6 book chapters, and over 100 research and consultancy reports. Daryl’s H:Index is currently 28 and his research papers have been cited in excess of 4,400 times (Google Scholar). In addition to his written outputs, Daryl has presented his research at over 50 local, national and international scientific meetings and conferences.

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Recent Daryl Burdon Ltd. Research Reports

Burdon, D., Barnard, S., Strong, J.A., & Atkins, J.P., 2023. An Assessment of Northern Ireland’s Marine Natural Capital (NI-MANACA). Report to AFBI by Daryl Burdon Ltd., Willerby, UK (Report No. DB Ltd. 017/2020).

Barnard, S., Franco, A., Burdon, D., Atkins, J.P. & Elliott, M., 2022. EAD Knowledge Engineering: A Knowledge Management Platform for the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Research Agenda. Report produced for the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi. 69pp.

ECAP Consultancy Group. Heather Alpha Jacket Decommissioning Programme – Independent Review Group Final Report. ECAP-ENQ001-IRG. Report produced April 2022 for EnQuest Plc.

GPC-GIS & IECS Ltd., 2021. Multi-entity workshops for Abu Dhabi state of environment dashboard. Final report produced on 14 December 2021 for Abu Dhabi Environment Agency.

Burdon, D., McKinley, E. & Potts, T., 2021. Understanding the perspectives and needs of marine decision-makers with regard to the Natural Capital Approach. Report to Defra by Daryl Burdon Ltd., Willerby, UK (Report No. DB Ltd. 019/2021) – Defra Internal (Final), 70pp.

McKinley, E. & Burdon, D., 2020. Understanding ocean literacy and ocean climate-related behaviour change in the UK: An Evidence Synthesis. Report produced for the Ocean Conservation Trust and Defra. October 2020. https://oceanconservationtrust.org/ocean-literacy-evidence-review-understanding-ocean-literacy-and-ocean-climate-related-behavior-change-in-the-uk/

Burdon, D., 2020. Review of marine cultural, social and heritage indicators. Report ME5118 for Defra by Daryl Burdon Ltd., Willerby, UK (Report No. DB LTD 005/2019).

Burdon, D. & Potts, T., 2020. Participatory mapping of natural capital and benefits: method guidance document. Report to Marine Management Organisation and the Suffolk Marine Pioneer Project by Daryl Burdon Ltd., Willerby, UK (Report No. DB LTD 007/2019c).

Burdon, D., Potts, T. & Barnard, S., 2020. Suffolk Marine Pioneer Natural Capital Logic Chains and Tool Development Workshop Report. Daryl Burdon Ltd., Willerby, UK. February 2020. (Report No. DB LTD 007/2019b).


Burdon, D., 2016. An interdisciplinary approach to marine management: Bridging the divide between natural and social sciences research. PhD by published work, University of Hull, UK.

Peer-Review Papers

Jernberg, S., Kuosa, H., Boström, C., Burdon, D., Haavisto, F., Heiskanen, A-S., Kiviluoto, S., Kuningas, S., Kunnasranta, M., Uusitalo, L., Villnäs, A., Westerbom, M. and Kostamo, K., 2024. Linking natural capital stocks with ecosystem services in the Northern Baltic Sea. Ecosystem Services, 65, February 2024, 101585. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2023.101585

Pétillon, J., McKinley, E., Alexander, M., Adams, J.B., Angelini, C., Balke, T., Griffin, J.N.,  Bouma, T., Hacker, S., He, Q., Hensel, M.J.S., Ibáñez, C., Macreadie, P.I., Martino, S., Sharps, E., Ballinger, R., de Battisti, D., Beaumont, N., Burdon, D., Daleo, P., D’Alpaos, A., Duggan-Edwards, M., Garbutt, A., Jenkins, S., Ladd, C., Lewis, H., Mariotti, G., McDermott, O., Mills, R., Möller, I., Nolte, S., Pagès, J.F., Silliman, B., Zhang, L., & Skov, M., 2023. Top priorities for global saltmarsh restoration, conservation and ecosystem-service research. Science of the Total Environment, Volume 898, 10 November 2023, 165544, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.165544

McKinley, E., Burdon, D. & Shellock, R.J., 2023. The evolution of ocean literacy: A new framework for the United Nations Ocean Decade and beyond. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 186, January 2023, 114467. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2022.114467

Burdon, D., Potts, T., Barnard, S., Boyes, S.J. & Lannin, A., 2022. Linking natural capital, benefits and beneficiaries: The role of participatory mapping and logic chains for community engagement. Environmental Science & Policy, 134, pp. 85-99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2022.04.003

McKinley, E., Pagès, J.F., Alexander, M., Burdon, D. & Martino, S., 2020. Uses and management of saltmarshes: A global survey. Estuarine, Coastal & Shelf Science, 243 (2020) 106840. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2020.106840

Burdon, D., Potts, T. McKinley, E.J., Lew, S., Shilland, R., Gormley, K., Thomson, S. & Forster, R., 2019. Expanding the role of participatory mapping to assess ecosystem service provision in local coastal environments. Ecosystem Services, 39, October 2019, 101009. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2019.101009

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, pp. 739-758. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.07.077

Burdon, D., Boyes, S.J., Elliott, M., Smyth, K., Atkins, J.P., Barnes, R.A. & Wurzel, R.K., 2018. Integrating natural and social marine science to manage sustainably vectors of change: Dogger Bank transnational case study. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 201, pp. 234-247. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2015.09.012

Elliott, M., Burdon, D., Atkins, J.P., Borja, A., de Jonge, V.N. & Turner, R.K., 2017. And DPSIR begat DAPSI(W)R(M)!” – a unifying framework for marine environmental management. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 118, pp. 27-40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.03.049

Burdon, D., Potts, T., Barbone, C. & Mander, L., 2017. The matrix revisited: A bird’s-eye view of marine ecosystem service provision. Marine Policy, 77, pp. 78-89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2016.12.015

Börger, T., Broszeit, S., Ahtiainen, H., Atkins, J.P., Burdon, D., Luisetti, T., Murillas, A., Oinonen, S., Paltriguera, L., Roberts, L., Uyarra, M.C. & Austen, M.C., 2016. Assessing costs and benefits of measures to achieve Good Environmental Status in European regional seas: Challenges, opportunities and lessons learnt. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3, 192. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2016.00192

Hattam, C., Böhnke-Henrichs, A., Börger, T., Burdon, D., Hajimicheale, M. Delaney, A., Atkins, J.P., Garrard, S. & Austen, M., 2015a. Integrating methods for ecosystem service assessment and valuation: mixed methods or mixed messages? Ecological Economics, 120, pp. 126–138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2015.10.011

Smyth, K., Christie, N., Burdon, D., Atkins, J., Barnes, R. & Elliott, M., 2015. Renewables-to-Reefs? – Decommissioning options for the offshore wind power industry. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 90, pp. 247-258. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.10.045

Hattam, C., Atkins, J.P., Beaumont, N., Borger, T., Böhnke-Henrichs, A., Burdon, D., De Groot, R., Hoefnagel, E., Nunes, P., Piwowarczyk, J., Sergio, S. & Austen, M., 2015b. Marine ecosystem services: linking indicators to their classification. Ecological Indicators, 49, pp. 61–75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.09.026

Atkins, J.P., Burdon, D., Elliott, M., Schaafsma, M. & Turner, R.K., 2014. Coastal and marine ecosystem services. Environmental Scientist, 23, pp. 26-30. https://www.the-ies.org/sites/default/files/journals/ES_UKNEA-whatnow_dec_14.pdf

Börger, T., Hattam, C., Burdon, D., Atkins, J.P. & Austen, M., 2014. Valuing conservation benefits of an offshore marine protected area. Ecological Economics, 108, pp. 229–241. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.10.006

Luisetti, T., Turner, R.K., Jickells, T., Andrews, J., Elliott, M., Schaafsma, M., Beaumont, N., Malcolm, S., Burdon, D., Adams, C. & Watts, W., 2014. Coastal zone ecosystem services: from science to values and decision making: a case study. Science of the Total Environment, 493, pp. 682-693. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.05.099

Burdon, D., Callaway, R., Elliott, M., Smith, T. & Wither, A., 2014. Mass mortalities of bivalve populations: a review of the edible cockle Cerastoderma edule (L.). Estuarine, Coastal & Shelf Science, 150, pp. 271–280. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2014.04.011

Potts, T., Burdon, D., Jackson, E., Atkins, J.P., Saunders, J., Hastings, E. & Langmead, O., 2014. Do marine protected areas deliver flows of ecosystem services to support human welfare? Marine Policy, 44, pp. 139–148. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2013.08.011

Cooper, K., Burdon, D., Atkins, J.P., Weiss, L., Somerfield, P., Elliott, M., Turner, K., Ware, S. & Vivian, C., 2013. Can the benefits of physical seabed restoration justify the costs? An assessment of a disused aggregate extraction site off the Thames Estuary, UK. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 75, pp. 33-45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.08.009

Callaway, R., Burdon, D., Deasey, A., Mazik, K. & Elliott, M., 2013. The riddle of the sands: population dynamics provides clues to causes of high cockle mortality. Journal of Applied Ecology. 50(4), pp. 1050–1059. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.12114

Gregory, A.J., Atkins, J.P., Burdon, D. & Elliott, M., 2013. A problem structuring method for ecosystem based management: the DPSIR framework. European Journal of Operational Research, 227, pp. 558–569. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2012.11.020

Pascual, M., Borja, A., Franco, J., Burdon, D., Atkins, J.P. & Elliott, M., 2012. What are the costs and benefits of biodiversity recovery in a highly polluted estuary? Water Research, 46, pp. 205-217. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2011.10.053

Ressurreição, A., Gibbons, J., Bentley, C., Burdon, D., Atkins, J.P., Kaiser, M., Austen, M., Santos, R., Dentinho, T.P., Zarzycki, T. & Edwards-Jones, G.,2012. Different cultures, different values: the role of cultural variation in public’s willingness to pay for marine species conservation. Biological Conservation, 145, pp. 148-159. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2011.10.026

Atkins, J.P., Gregory, A.J., Burdon, D. & Elliott, M., 2011. Managing the marine environment: is the DPSIR framework holistic enough?  Systems Research and Behavioural Science, 28, pp. 497–508. https://doi.org/10.1002/sres.1111

Atkins, J.P., Burdon, D., Elliott, M. & Gregory, A.J., 2011. Management of the marine environment: integrating ecosystem services and societal benefits with the DPSIR framework in a systems approach. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 62, pp. 215-226. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2010.12.012

Atkins, J.P., Burdon, D. & Allen, J.H., 2007. An application of contingent valuation and decision tree analysis to water quality improvements. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 55, pp. 591-602. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2007.09.018

Elliott, M., Burdon, D., Hemingway, K.L. & Apitz, S., 2007. Estuarine, coastal and marine habitat and ecosystem restoration: confusing management and science. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 74, pp. 349-366. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2007.05.034

Beaumont, N.J., Austen, M.C., Atkins, J.P., Burdon, D., Degraer, S., Dentinho, T.P., Derous,S., Holm, P., Horton, T., Van Ierland, E., Marboe,A.H., Starkey, D.J., Townsend, M. & Zarzycki, T., 2007. Identification, definition and quantification of goods and services provided by marine biodiversity: Implications for the ecosystem approach. Marine Pollution Bulletin,54, pp. 253-265. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2006.12.003

Elliott, M., Boyes, S.J. & Burdon, D., 2006. Integrated marine management and administration for an island state – the case for a new Marine Agency for the UK. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 52(5), pp. 469-474. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2006.03.017

Atkins, J. & Burdon, D., 2006. An initial economic evaluation of water quality improvements in the Randers Fjord, Denmark. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 53(1-4), pp. 195-204. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2005.09.024