MSc Teaching Associate
  • Co-lead: MSc Elective: Marine Ecosystems, their Conservation and Management
  • Collaborator: Oxford Seascape Ecology Lab
  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and member the RGS Coastal & Marine Research Group
  • Member of the International Association of Landscape Ecology

Academic Profile

Dr Simon James Pittman is an Honorary Research Associate in the School of Geography and the Environment and collaborator with the Oxford Seascape Ecology Lab. He teaches and supervises graduate students in seascape ecology and marine conservation at Oxford and globally. Simon's research has focused on building the foundations for the emerging field of seascape ecology and he is editor of the first book dedicated to the subject. His research interests span ecological connectivity, spatial analytics and predictive mapping, linking seascape patterns and processes, marine animal movements and scale effects with a view to informing decision making in marine spatial planning, protected area design, coastal restoration and other nature-based solutions. More recently, his work has integrated cultural and socio-economic considerations through systems thinking to address complex sustainability challenges such as the transformative city marine park and ocean cities concepts for sustainable coastal cities. Simon also serves as a science advisor to several global and local community marine conservation initiatives including Emirates Nature-WWF, Blue Parks (Marine Conservation Institute), Friends of False Creek, and the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas Marine Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group. He is an editor for Marine Ecology Progress Series and the journal Sustainability.

Current Research

  • Development of marine conservation initiatives including nature-based solutions for coastal cities
  • Applying actions to achieve nature-positive outcomes for a sustainable blue economy
  • Conceptual and operational frameworks for cultural seascape ecology
  • Ecological connectivity for resilient restoration design
  • Land-sea connectivity in tropical islands
  • Applications of the 4Cs of seascape ecology (context, configuration, connectivity and consideration of scale) to conservation challenges
  • Blue carbon and other coastal ecosystem services through the seascape ecology lens

Teaching and Advising

Simon co-leads the first marine-focused MSc elective, Marine Ecosystems, their Conservation and Management, in the School of Geography and the Environment. The teaching covers a wide range of marine topics with a focus on applied science including fisheries and fisheries management, marine protected areas, marine pollution and deep-sea ecosystems. He also delivers guest lectures on seascape ecology at Oxford and globally.

Simon supervises and mentors graduate students through research projects that incorporate a spatial ecology approach, especially where seascape/landscape ecology are central to the research. Simon has a special interest in projects that provide evidence to inform the development of solutions to conservation challenges such as marine protected area design, restoration design and coastal nature-based solutions.

Selected Publications

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Journal Articles

  • Wedding LM, Pittman SJ, Lepczyk CA, Parrain-Nieuwenhuis C, Puniwai N, Marty P, Taylor S (2022) Integrating the multiple perspectives of humans and nature in ocean planning. Ocean Sustainability.
  • Swanborn DJ, Huvenne VAI, Pittman SJ, Rogers AD, Taylor ML, Woodall LC (2022) Mapping, quantifying and comparing seascape heterogeneity of Southwest Indian Ridge seamounts. Landscape Ecology
  • Swanborn DJ, Huvenne VAI, Malpas T, Pittman SJ, Rogers AD, Taylor ML, Woodall LC (2022) Seamount seascape composition and configuration shape Southwest Indian Ridge fish assemblages. Deep-Sea Research Part I
  • Swanborn DJ, Fassbender N, Huvenne VAI, Pittman SJ, Stefanoudis PV, Woodall LC (2022) Geomorphological drivers of deeper reef habitats around Seychelles. Coral Reefs 41(4):1001-16.
  • Swanborn DJ, Stefanoudis PV, Huvenne VAI, Pittman SJ, Woodall LC. (2022) Structure‐from‐motion photogrammetry demonstrates that fine‐scale seascape heterogeneity is essential in shaping mesophotic fish assemblages. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation.
  • Pittman SJ, Stamoulis KA, Antonopoulou M, Das HS, Shahid M, Delevaux JMS, Wedding LM, Mateos-Molina D (2022) Rapid site selection to prioritize coastal seascapes for nature-based solutions with multiple benefits. Frontiers in Marine Science 9:832480
  • Borland HP, Gilby BL, Henderson CJ, Connolly RM, Gorissen B, Ortodossi NL, Rummell AJ, Pittman SJ, Sheaves M, Olds AD (2022) Dredging fundamentally reshapes the ecological significance of 3D terrain features for fish in estuarine seascapes. Landscape Ecology 37:1385-1400.
  • Borland HP, Gilby BL, Henderson CJ, Connolly RM, Gorissen B, Ortodossi NL, Rummell AJ, Pittman SJ, Sheaves M, Olds AD (2022) Dredging transforms the seafloor and enhances functional diversity in urban seascapes. Science of the Total Environment 831:154811.
  • Borland HP, Gilby BL, Henderson CJ, Connolly RM, Gorissen B, Ortodossi NL, Rummell AJ, Pittman SJ, Sheaves M, Olds AD (2022) Seafloor terrain shapes the three-dimensional nursery value of mangrove and seagrass habitats. Ecosystems 2022.
  • Santos R, James RW, Nelson J, Rehage J, Serafy J, Pittman SJ, Lirman D (2022). Influence of seascape spatial pattern on the trophic niche of an omnivorous fish. Ecosphere 13(2), p.e3944
  • Liconti A, Pittman SJ, Rees SE, Mieszkowska N (2022) Identifying conservation priorities for gorgonian forests in Italian coastal waters with multiple methods including citizen science and social media content. Diversity and Distributions 28, 1430-1444.
  • Berkström C, Pittman SJ Editors (2022) Ecological connectivity across tropical marine seascapes. Special Issue. Diversity 13(10)
  • Pittman SJ +37 co-authors (2021) Seascape ecology: Identifying research priorities for an emerging ocean sustainability science. Marine Ecology Progress Series 663:1-29
  • Swanborn DJB, Huvenne VAI, Pittman SJ, Woodall LC (2021) Bringing seascape ecology to the deep seabed: a review and framework for its application. Limnology and Oceanography 67(1):66-88.
  • Stuart CE, Wedding LM, Pittman SJ, Green SJ (2021) Habitat suitability modeling to inform seascape connectivity conservation and management. Diversity 13(10):465.
  • Borland HP, Gilby BL, Henderson CJ, Leon JX, Schlacher TA, Connolly RM, Pittman SJ, Sheaves M, Olds AD (2021) The influence of seafloor terrain on fish and fisheries: a global review. Fish and Fisheries 22(4): 707-734.
  • Lepczyk CA, Wedding LM, Asner GP, Pittman SJ, Goulden T, Linderman M, Gang J, Wright R (2021) Advancing landscape and seascape ecology from a 2D to 3D science. BioScience 71(6): 596-608.
  • Pittman SJ, Moseley KM (2021) Transforming city seascapes for healthier people and planet. Biophilic Cities Journal 4(1).
  • Mateos-Molina D, Pittman SJ, Antonopoulou M, Baldwin RM, Chakraborty A, Garcia-Charton JA, Taylor OJS (2021) An integrative and participatory framework for coastal and marine habitat mapping. Applied Geography 136:102568.
  • Duffing Romero MD, Matley JK, Luo J, Ault JS, Pittman SJ, Nemeth RS (2021) Movement patterns of juvenile Atlantic tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) in Brewers Bay, St. Thomas, US Virgin Island. Animal Biotelemetry 9(16).
  • Pittman SJ & Heyman WD (2020) Life Below Water: Fish spawning aggregations as bright spots for a sustainable ocean. Conservation Letters 13(5): e12722.
  • Bradley P, Jessup B, Pittman SJ, Jeffrey CFG, Ault JS, Carrubba L, Garcia G, Gerritsen J, Huertas E, Jackson S, Lilyestrom C, Murray B, Ramos A, Santavy DL, Schärer MT, Walker BK, Appeldoorn R, Smith T, Wojtenko I (2020) Development of a reef fish biological condition gradient model with quantitative decision rules for the protection and restoration of coral reef ecosystems. Marine Pollution Bulletin 111387.
  • Rees SE, Sheehan EV, Stewart BD, Clark R, Appleby T, Attrill MJ, Jones PJ, Johnson D, Bradshaw N, Pittman S, Oates J. (2020) Emerging themes to support ambitious UK marine biodiversity conservation. Marine Policy:103864.
  • Sheehan EV, Bridger D, Nancollas SJ, Pittman SJ (2020) PelagiCam: a novel underwater imaging system with computer vision for semi-automated monitoring of mobile marine fauna at offshore structures. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 192(1):11.
  • Pittman SJ, Moseley KM (2019) Transforming our coastal cities into Ocean Cities: An urgent Call for Action. Biophilic Cities Journal 3(1):12-17.
  • Pittman SJ et al. (2019) Marine parks for coastal cities: a concept for enhanced community well-being, prosperity and sustainable city living. Marine Policy 103: 160-171.
  • Emma V. Sheehan, Danielle Bridger, Llucia Mascorda Cabre, Amy Cartwright, David Cox, Sian Rees, Luke Holmes and Simon Pittman (2019) Bivalves boost biodiversity. Food Science & Technology 33(2): 18-22.
  • Ransibrahmanakul V, Pittman SJ, Pirhalla DE, Sheridan SC, Cameron CL, Barnes BB, Hu C, Shein K (2018). Linking weather patterns, water quality and invasive mussel distributions in the development and application of a water clarity index for the great lakes. IGARSS 2018 - 2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Valencia, 2018, pp. 120-123.
  • Rincon-Diaz MP, Pittman SJ, Arismendi I, Heppell SS. (2018) Functional diversity metrics detect temporal changes and spatial differences in the fish communities of a Caribbean marine protected area. Ecosphere 9(10), e02433.
  • Stamoulis KA, Delevaux JMS, Poti M, Donovan MK, Lecky J, Costa B, Kendall MS, Williams ID, Pittman SJ, Wedding LM, Friedlander AM (2018) Seascape models reveal places to focus coastal fisheries management. Ecological Applications 28(4), 910-925.
  • Pittman SJ, Poti M, Jeffrey CFG, Kracker LM, Mabrouk A (2018) Decision support framework for prioritizing coral reefs in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Ecological Informatics 47, 26-34.
  • Santos RO, Lirman D, Pittman SJ, Serafy JE (2018) Spatial patterns of seagrasses and salinity regimes interact to structure marine faunal assemblages in a subtropical bay. Marine Ecology Progress Series 594, 21-38.
  • Rees S, Foster N, Langmead O, Griffith C, Fletcher S, Pittman SJ, Johnson D, Attrill M (2018) Bridging the divide: Social-ecological coherence in Marine Protected Area network design. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 28(3), 754-763.
  • Rees S, Foster N, Langmead O, Pittman SJ, Johnson D (2018) Defining the qualitative elements of Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 with regard to the marine and coastal environment in order to strengthen global efforts for marine biodiversity conservation outlined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 14. Marine Policy 93:241-250.
  • Sekund L, Pittman SJ (2017) Explaining island-wide geographical patterns of Caribbean fish diversity: A multi-scale seascape ecology approach. Marine Ecology 38(3), e12434.
  • Erisman B, Heyman W, Kobara S, Ezer T, Pittman SJ, Aburto-Oropeza O, Nemeth RS (2016) Fish spawning aggregations: where well‐placed management actions can yield big benefits for fisheries and conservation. Fish and Fisheries 18(1), 128-144.
  • Olds AD, Connolly RM, Pitt KA, Pittman SJ, Maxwell PS, Huijbers CM, Moore BR, Albert S, Rissik D, Babcock RC, Schlacher TA. (2016) Quantifying the conservation value of seascape connectivity: a global synthesis. Global Ecology and Biogeography 25(1), 3-15.
  • Caldow C, Monaco ME, Pittman SJ et al. (2015) Biogeographic assessments: A framework for information synthesis to support marine spatial planning. Marine Policy 51, 423-432.
  • Santos RO, Lirman D, Pittman SJ (2015) Long-term spatial dynamics in vegetated seascapes: fragmentation and habitat loss in a human-impacted subtropical lagoon. Marine Ecology 37(1), 200-214.
  • Pait AS, Hartwell IS, Mason AL, Warner RA, Jeffrey CFG, Hoffman AM, Apeti DA, Pittman SJ (2014) An assessment of chemical contaminants in sediments from the St. Thomas East End Reserves, St. Thomas, USVI. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 186(8), 4793-806.
  • Pittman SJ, Monaco ME, Friedlander AM, Legare B, Nemeth RS, et al. (2014) Fish with Chips: Tracking reef fish movements to evaluate size and connectivity of Caribbean marine protected areas. PLoS ONE 9(5), e96028.
  • Costa B, Taylor C, Kracker L, Battista T, Pittman SJ (2014) Mapping reef fish and the seascape: Using acoustics and spatial modeling to guide coastal management. PloS One, 9(1), e85555.
  • Renchen GF, Pittman SJ, Clark R, Caldow C, Gall S, Olsen D, & Hill RL (2014). Impact of derelict fish traps in Caribbean waters: an experimental approach. Bulletin of Marine Science: 90(2), 551-563
  • Pittman SJ (2013) Seascape ecology: A new science for the information age. Marine Scientist. August Issue.
  • Kobara S, Heyman WD, Pittman SJ, Nemeth RS (2013) Biogeography of transient reef-fish spawning aggregations in the Caribbean: a synthesis for future research and management. Oceanography and Marine Biology 51:281-326.
  • Renchen GF, Pittman, SJ, Brandt ME (2012) Investigating the behavioural responses of trapped fishes using underwater video surveillance. Journal of Fish Biology 81(5), 1611-1625.
  • Hitt S, Pittman SJ, Brown KA (2011) Tracking and mapping sun-synchronous migrations and diel space use patterns of Haemulon sciurus and Lutjanus apodus in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 92(4), 525-538.
  • Pittman SJ, Brown KA (2011) Multi-scale approach for predicting fish species distributions across coral reef seascapes. PLoS One 6(5), e20583.
  • Pittman SJ, Costa B, Jeffrey CFG, Caldow C (2011) Importance of seascape complexity for resilient fish habitat and sustainable fisheries. p420-426 In Proceedings of the 63rd Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute November 1 - 5, 2010 San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Pittman SJ, Kneib RT, Simenstad C. (2011) Practicing coastal seascape ecology. Marine Ecology Progress Series 427, 187-190.
  • Alexandridis K, Ortiz L, Pittman SJ (2011) An ethnoecological investigation of social resilience and adaptation patterns in Caribbean/USVI historical fishing community. Paper presented at Resilience 2011 - Resilience, Innovation and Sustainability: Navigating the Complexities of Global Change. 2nd International Science and Policy Conference, University of Arizona, Tempe, AZ, USA, March 11-16, 2011.
  • Boström C, Pittman SJ, Simenstad C, Kneib RT (2011) Seascape ecology of coastal biogenic habitats: advances, gaps and challenges. Marine Ecology Progress Series 427, 191-217.
  • Kendall MS, Miller TJ & Pittman SJ (2011) Patterns of scale-dependency and the influence of map resolution on the seascape ecology of reef fish. Marine Ecology Progress Series 427, 259-274.
  • Wedding L, Lepczyk C, Pittman SJ, Friedlander A, Jorgensen S (2011) Quantifying seascape structure: Extending terrestrial spatial pattern metrics to the marine realm. Marine Ecology Progress Series 427, 219-232.
  • Hitt S, Pittman, SJ, Nemeth, RS (2011) Diel movements of fish linked to benthic seascape structure in a Caribbean coral reef ecosystem. Marine Ecology Progress Series 427, 275-291.
  • Smith TB, Blondeau J, Nemeth RS, Pittman SJ, Calnan JN, Kadison E, Gass J. (2010) Benthic structure and cryptic mortality in a Caribbean mesophotic coral reef bank system, the Hind Bank Marine Conservation District, U.S. Virgin Islands. Coral Reefs 29(2), 289-308.
  • Clark RD, Pittman SJ, Caldow C, Christensen, J, Roque B, Appeldoorn RS, Monaco ME (2009) Nocturnal fish movement and trophic flow across habitat boundaries in a coral reef ecosystem (SW Puerto Rico). Caribbean Journal of Science, 45(2-3), 282-303.
  • Pittman SJ, Costa B & Battista T (2009) Using Lidar bathymetry and boosted regression trees to predict the diversity and abundance of fish and corals. Journal of Coastal Research S53, 27-38.
  • Costa B, Battista T & Pittman SJ (2009) Comparative evaluation of airborne Lidar versus multibeam sonar for mapping coral reef ecosystems. Remote Sensing of Environment 113, 1082-1100.
  • Pittman SJ, Hile SD, Caldow, C & Monaco ME (2007) Using seascape types to explain the spatial patterns of fish using mangroves in Puerto Rico. Marine Ecology Progress Series 348, 273-284.
  • Pittman SJ, Christensen J, Caldow C, Menza C & Monaco M (2007) Predictive mapping of fish species richness across shallow-water seascapes of the U.S. Caribbean. Ecological Modelling 204, 9-21.
  • Pittman SJ & Pittman KM (2005) Short-term consequences of a benthic cyanobacterial bloom (Lyngbya majuscula) for marine nekton in Moreton Bay (Queensland, Australia). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Sciences 63(4), 619-632.
  • Pittman SJ, McAlpine CA & Pittman KM (2004) Linking fish and prawns to their environment: A hierarchical landscape approach. Marine Ecology Progress Series 283, 233-254.
  • Pittman SJ & McAlpine CA (2003) Movements of marine fish and decapod crustaceans: Process, theory and application. Advances in Marine Biology 44, 205-294.

Books

  • Pittman SJ (Editor) (2018) Seascape Ecology. 1st Edition. Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Book Chapters and Technical Reports

  • Pittman SJ, Roelfsema C, Say C, Swanborn D, Thapa B, Jensen K, Baez S (2022) Outlining a methodological pathway to improve the global seagrass map. The Pew Charitable Trusts.
  • Cousins N, Pittman SJ (2021) Guidance for defining ecologically appropriate scales of analysis for marine biodiversity in relation to IFC Performance Standard 6. Bluedot guidance report. Bluedot Associates.
  • Pittman SJ, Mateos-Molina D, Antonopoulou M (2020) Areas of particular importance for marine biodiversity in the United Arab Emirates' Arabian Gulf. Emirates Nature-WWF, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Pittman SJ, Antonopoulou M, Mateos-Molina D (2020) Mapping coastal habitats in the United Arab Emirates: Tool for Sustainable Development. Emirates Nature-WWF, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Pittman SJ, Sheehan EV, Stamp T, Holmes LA, Rees A (2020) Project ROPE. Response of predators to Protection and Enhancement. Final Report. December 2020. University of Plymouth.
  • Sheehan EV, Pittman SJ (2019) Project SPILLOVER. Final Report to Dorset & East Devon Fisheries Local Action Group. University of Plymouth.
  • Pittman SJ (2019) Relevance of the Northeast Integrated Ecosystem Assessment for the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Condition Report (2007-2017). Marine Sanctuaries Conservation Science Series ONMS-19-08. U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Silver Spring, MD. 44 pp.
  • Pittman SJ, Menza CM, Elgin A (2019) Chapter 5: Invasive mussels. p63-80. In: C. Menza and M.S. Kendall (eds.), Ecological Assessment of Wisconsin-Lake Michigan. NOAA NOS National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Marine Spatial Ecology Division. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 257. Silver Spring, MD. 106 pp. doi: 10.25923/b9my-ex29.
  • Pittman SJ (2018) Chapter 1: Introducing Seascape Ecology. p3-25. In Pittman SJ (ed.) Seascape Ecology. John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
  • Boström C, Pittman SJ, Simenstad C (2018) Chapter 5: Ecological consequences of seagrass and salt marsh seascape patterning on marine fauna. p121-151. In Pittman SJ (ed.) Seascape Ecology. John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
  • Jackson EL, Santos-Corujo RO, Pittman SJ (2018) Chapter 6: Seascape patch dynamics. p153-188. In Pittman SJ (ed.) Seascape Ecology. John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
  • Pittman SJ, Davis B, Santos-Corujo RO (2018) Chapter 7: Animal movements through the seascape: Integrating movement ecology with seascape ecology. p189-227. In Pittman SJ (ed.) Seascape Ecology. John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
  • Olds AD, Nagelkerken I, Huijbers CM, Gilby BL, Pittman SJ, Schlacher TA (2018) Chapter 9: Connectivity in coastal seascapes. p261-291. In Pittman SJ (ed.) Seascape Ecology. John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
  • Oleson KLL, Falinski KA, Audas DM, Coccia-Schillo S, Groves P, Teneva L, Pittman SJ (2018) Chapter 11: Linking landscape and seascape conditions: Science, tools, and management. p319-364. In Pittman SJ (ed.) Seascape Ecology. John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
  • Pittman SJ, Lepczyk CA, Wedding LM, Parrain C (2018) Chapter 12: Advancing a holistic systems approach in applied seascape ecology. p367-389. In Pittman SJ (ed.) Seascape Ecology. Wiley & Sons Ltd.
  • Saul S, Pittman SJ (2018) Chapter 13: Human ecology at sea: Modeling and mapping human-seascape interactions. p391-427. In Pittman SJ (ed.) Seascape Ecology. John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
  • Pittman SJ, Wiens JA, Wu J, Urban DL (2018) Chapter 16: Landscape ecologist's perspectives on seascape ecology. p485-494. In Pittman SJ (ed.) Seascape Ecology. John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
  • Rodwell L, Pittman SJ, Williams M (2018) Plymouth Marine Park. Briefing Paper No1. Marine & Coastal Policy Research Group, Plymouth University.
  • Pittman SJ, Jeffrey CFG, Menza C, Kågesten G, Orthmeyer A, Dorfman D, Mateos-Molina D, Hile S, Ransibrahmanakul V, Ramos Álvarez A (2017) Mapping ecological priorities and human impacts to support land-sea management of Puerto Rico's Northeast Ecological Corridor. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS. Silver Spring, MD. 61 pp.
  • Pittman SJ, Winship AJ, Poti M, Kinlan BP, Leirness JB, Baird RW, Barlow J, Becker EA, Forney KA, Hill MC, Miller PI, Mobley J, Oleson EM (2016) Marine Mammals. Chapter 6. In Costa, B.M. and M.S. Kendall (eds.). 2016. Marine Biogeographic Assessment of the Main Hawaiian Islands. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. OCS Study BOEM 2016-035 and NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 214. 359 pp.
  • Pittman SJ, Winship AJ, Wilson K, Littnan CL (2016) Hawaiian monk seals. Chapter 6. In Costa, B.M. and M.S. Kendall (eds.). 2016. Marine Biogeographic Assessment of the Main Hawaiian Islands. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. OCS Study BOEM 2016-035 and NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 214. 359 pp.
  • Pittman SJ & Olds AD (2015) Seascape ecology of fishes on coral reefs. Chapter 34 In (C. Mora ed.) Ecology of fishes on coral reefs. Cambridge University Press.
  • Dorfman D, Pittman SJ, Jeffrey CFG et al. (2015) Linking landscape condition impacts to coral reef ecosystem composition for the East End of St. Croix. Ocean Solutions, Earth Solutions. ESRI Press.
  • Appeldoorn R, Armstrong R, Atkinson A, Beets J, Bythell J, Caldow C, Edmunds P, Friedlander A, Kojis B, Jeffrey CFG, Levitan D, Lundgren I, Miller J, Nemeth R, Pittman S, Quinn N, Rogers C, Smith T, Steneck B, Witman J et al. 2015. US Virgin Islands. p291-297. In: Jackson JBC, Donovan MK, Cramer KL, Lam W (Eds.). Status and Trends of Caribbean Coral Reefs: 1970-2012. Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.
  • Maynard J, Parker B, Beeden R, Tamelander J, McGowan P, Gramer L, Heron S, Kendall M, McKagan SC, McLeod E, Oleson K, Pittman S. (2015) Coral Reef Resilience Research and Management: Past, Present and Future! Workshop Report. Silver Spring, MD: NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program. NOAA Technical Memorandum CRCP 20.47
  • Pittman SJ, Jeffrey CFG, Hile SD, Bauer L, Davenport E, Caldow C (2014) Marine protected areas of the U.S. Virgin Islands: Ecological performance report. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS.
  • Knudby A., Pittman SJ, Maina J & Rowlands G (2014) Remote sensing and modelling of coral reef resilience. In C.W. Finkl and C. Makowski (eds.), Remote Sensing and Modeling: Advances in Coastal and Marine Resources, Coastal Research Library 9. Springer.
  • Pittman SJ & Knudby A (2014) Spatial predictive mapping of reef fish species and assemblages. In (Bortone & Mueller, eds.) Interrelationships between coral reefs and fisheries. CRC Press.
  • Apeti DA, Mason AL, Hartwell SI, Pait AS, Bauer LJ, Jeffrey CFG, Hoffman AM, Galdo FR, Pittman SJ (2014) An assessment of contaminant body burdens in the coral (Porites astreoides) and Queen conch (Strombus gigas) from the St Thomas East End Reserves. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 177.
  • Pait AS, Hartwell SI, Mason AL, Warner RA, Jeffrey CFG, Hoffman AM, Apeti DA, Galdo FR Jr, Pittman SJ (2013) An assessment of chemical contaminants, toxicity and benthic infauna in sediments from the St. Thomas East End Reserves (STEER). NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 156. Silver Spring, MD. 62 pp.
  • Friedlander AM, Monaco ME, Clark R, Pittman SJ (2013) Fish movement patterns in Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands coral reef National Monument and adjacent waters. In: NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 172. Silver Spring, Maryland USA.
  • Friedlander, AM, Jeffrey CFG, Hile SD, Pittman SJ, Monaco ME, Caldow C (eds.). 2013. Coral reef ecosystems of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands: Spatial and temporal patterns in fish and benthic communities (2001-2009). NOAA Technical Memorandum 152. Silver Spring, MD. 150 pp.
  • Pittman SJ, Dorfman DS, Hile SD, Jeffrey CFG, Edwards MA, Caldow C (2013) Land-Sea characterization of the St. Croix East End Marine Park, U.S. Virgin Islands. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 170. Silver Spring, MD. 119 pp.
  • Pittman SJ, Costa B, Wedding L (2013). Applications of LiDAR. Chapter 6. In (Goodman, Purkis and Phinn, eds). Remote sensing of coral reefs: A guide for mapping, monitoring and management. Springer.
  • Clark R, Pittman SJ, Battista TA, and C Caldow (eds.) (2012) Survey and impact assessment of derelict fish traps in St. Thomas and St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 147. Silver Spring, MD. 51 pp.
  • Pittman SJ, Hitt S, Renchen GF, Jeffrey CFG (2012) Synthesis of marine ecosystem monitoring activities for the United States Virgin Islands: 1990-2009. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 148. Silver Spring, MD. 55 pp
  • Pittman SJ, Connor DW, Radke L, and Wright DJ (2011) Application of Estuarine and Coastal Classifications in Marine Spatial Management. In: Wolanski E and McLusky DS (eds.) Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science, Vol 1, pp. 163-205. Waltham: Academic Press.
  • Pittman SJ & Costa B (2010) Chapter 21: Linking cetaceans to their environment: spatially explicit data acquisition, digital data processing and predictive modeling for marine spatial planning in the Northwest Atlantic. pp 387-408. In (Cushman, S. & Huettmann, F eds.) Spatial Complexity, Informatics, and Wildlife Conservation. Springer, Tokyo.
  • Pittman SJ, Hile SD, Jeffrey CFG, Caldow C, Clark, R., Woody, K., Monaco ME, Appeldoorn R (2010) Coral reef ecosystems of Reserva Natural de La Parguera (Puerto Rico): Spatial and temporal patterns in fish and benthic communities (2001-2007). NOAA Technical Memorandum 78.
  • Pittman SJ & Legare B (2010) Preliminary results from the Caribbean Acoustic Tracking Network (CATn): A data sharing partnership for acoustic tracking and movement ecology of marine animals in the Caribbean Sea. NOAA Biogeography Branch & University of the Virgin Islands. October 2010, pp7
  • Grober-Dunsmore R, Pittman SJ, Caldow C, Kendall MA & Fraser T (2009) Chapter 14: A landscape ecology approach for the study of ecological connectivity across tropical marine seascapes. In (Nagelkerken ed.) Ecological Connectivity of Coral Reef Ecosystems. Springer.
  • Monaco ME, Waddell J, Clarke A, Caldow C, Jeffrey CFG, Pittman SJ (2008) Status of the Coral Reef Ecosystems in the U.S. Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico: Florida, Flower Garden Banks, Puerto Rico and Navassa. In (Wilkinson CR. ed) Status of Coral Reefs of the World. Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.
  • Pittman SJ, Hile SD, Jeffrey CFG, Caldow C, Kendall MS, Monaco ME, Hillis-Starr Z (2008) Fish assemblages and benthic habitats of Buck Island Reef National Monument (St. Croix, US Virgin Islands) and the surrounding seascape: A characterization of spatial and temporal patterns. NOAA Technical Memorandum 71.
  • Pittman SJ, Costa B, Kot C, Wiley D & Kenney RD (2006) Chapter 5: Cetacean distribution and diversity. In Battista, Clark & Pittman (eds.) An Ecological Characterization of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Region: Oceanographic, Biogeographic, and Contaminants Assessment. Prepared by NCCOS's Biogeography Team in cooperation with the National Marine Sanctuary Program. Silver Spring, MD. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 45. 356 pp.
  • Pittman SJ & F Huettmann (2006) Chapter 4: Seabird distribution and diversity. In Battista, Clark & Pittman (eds) An Ecological Characterization of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Region: Oceanographic, Biogeographic, and Contaminants Assessment. Prepared by NCCOS's Biogeography Team in cooperation with the National Marine Sanctuary Program. Silver Spring, MD. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 45. 356 pp.
  • Andrews K., Nall L, Jeffrey C & Pittman SJ (2005) Chapter 7: The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of Florida. In Waddell, J.E. (ed.), 2005. The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of the United States and Pacific Freely Associated States: 2005. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 1, 522 pp.
  • Bruckner A., Buja K., Fairey L., Gleason K, Harmon M, Heron S, Hourigan T, Jeffrey C, Kellner J, Kelty, R, Leeworthy B, Liu G, Pittman S., Shapiro A., Strong A., Waddell J. & Wiley P (2005) Chapter 3: Threats and Stressors to U.S. Coral Reef Ecosystems. The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of Florida. In Waddell, J.E. (ed.), 2005. The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of the United States and Pacific Freely Associated States: 2005. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 11, 522 pp.
  • Pittman SJ (1996) Marine invertebrate communities of Baie Ternay National Marine Park and Baie Beau Vallon, Mahe, Seychelles. Tropical Marine Research Unit. University of York.
  • Pittman SJ (1997) Distribution of commercially important fish species of Curieuse Marine National Park. Tropical Marine Research Unit. University of York.
  • Pittman SJ (1997) Coral reef fish assemblages of coralline and granitic habitats of Curieuse Marine National Park. Tropical Marine Research Unit. University of York.
  • Pittman SJ (1994) Vegetation and over-marsh sediment deposition in a backbarrier saltmarsh, North Norfolk UK. M.Sc. Thesis. University of Wolverhampton, UK.
  • Boorman LA, Pakeman R, Greatorix-Davis N, Garbutt A, Ashton CL, Pittman S, Walker R (1993) The effects of environmental changes on European salt marshes. Results of vegetation, water and sediments from the UK sites. NERC contract CEE EV5V/CT92/0098. Institute of Terrestrial Ecology. Monks Wood Experimental Station. Cambridgeshire, UK.