Dr Ronan Roche

Research Fellow

Contact info

Room: 3rd Floor Marine Centre Wales    Phone: 01248 383972

E-mail: r.roche@bangor.ac.uk

Web: Twitter; Google Scholar; ResearchGate

I am a Research Fellow at the Center for Applied Marine Sciences, with a broad background in marine ecology, environmental geochemistry, and social/anthropological research, and specific training and expertise in environmental sampling and data analysis. I utilize a multi-disciplinary approach to address pressing environmental questions, and have a strong record of professional collaboration with industry and NGOs.

Research Areas

Marine Conservation and Resource Management

Marine Ecology

 

 

  1. Article › Research › Peer-reviewed
  2. Published

    A review of a decade of lessons from one of the world’s largest MPAs: conservation gains and key challenges

    Hays, G. C., Koldewey, H., Meeuwig, J. J., Attrill, M. J., Barley, S., Bayley, D., . Benkwitt, C. E., Block, B., Schallert, R. J., Carlisle, A. B., Carr, P., Chapple, T. K., Collins, C., Diaz, C., Dunn, N., Dunbar, R. B., Eager, D. S., Engel, J., Embling, C. B., Esteban, N., Ferretti, F., Foster, N. L., Freeman, R., Gollock, M., Graham, N. A. J., Harris, J. L., Head, C. E. I., Hosegood, P., Howell, K. L., Hussey, N. E., Jacoby, D. M. P., Jones, R., Lange, I. D., Letessier, T. B., Levey, E., Lindhart, M., McDevitt-Irwin, J. M., Meekan, M. G., Micheli, F., Mogg, A., Mortimer, J. A., Mucciarone, D., Nicoll, M. A., Nuno, A., Perry, C. T., Sannassy Pilly, J., Preston, S. G., Rattray, A. J., Robinson, E., Roche, R., Schiele, M., Sheehan, E. V., Sheppard, A., Sheppard, C., Smith, A. L., Soule, B., Spalding, M., Stevens, G. M. W., Steyaert, M., Stiffel, S., Taylor, B., Tickler, D. M., Trevail, A. M., Trueba, P., Turner, J., Votier, S., Wilson, B., Williams, G., Williamson, B. J., Williamson, M. J., Wood, H. & Curnick, D. J., 14 Oct 2020, In: Marine Biology. 167, 11, 159.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  3. Published

    Atoll-dependent variation in depth zonation of benthic communities on remote reefs

    Sannassy Pilly, J., Richardson, L., Turner, J. & Roche, R., 1 Jan 2022, In: Marine Environmental Research. 173, 105520.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  4. Published

    Capacity, capability and cross-border challenges associated with marine eradication programmes in Europe: The attempted eradication of an invasive non-native ascidian, Didemnum vexillum in Wales, United Kingdom

    Sambrook, K., Holt, R. H. F., Sharp, R., Griffith, K., Roche, R. C., Newstead, R. G., Wyn, G. & Jenkins, S. R., Sep 2014, In: Marine Policy. 48, p. 51-58

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  5. Published

    Coral bleaching and mortality in the Chagos Archipelago to 2017

    Sheppard, C., Sheppard, A., Mogg, A., Bayley, D., Dempsey, A. C., Roche, R., Turner, J. & Purkis, S., Nov 2017, In: Atoll Research Bulletin . 613, 613, p. 1 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  6. Published

    Coral bleaching impacts from back-to-back 2015–2016 thermal anomalies in the remote central Indian Ocean

    Head, C. E. I., Bayley, D. T. I., Rowlands, G., Roche, R. C., Tickler, D. M., Rogers, A. D., Koldewey, H., Turner, J. R. & Andradi-Brown, D. A., 1 Aug 2019, In: Coral Reefs. 38, 4, p. 605-618

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  7. Published

    First record of coralline fungal disease (CFD) in the Indian Ocean

    Williams, G., Roche, R. & Turner, J., 4 Jun 2018, In: Coral Reefs. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00338-018-1704-z , 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  8. Published

    Linking variation in planktonic primary production to coral reef fish growth and condition

    Roche, R., Heenan, A., Taylor, B. M., Schwarz, J. N., Fox, M. D., Southworth, L., Williams, G. & Turner, J., 31 Aug 2022, In: Royal Society Open Science. 9, 8, 201012.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  9. Published

    Localized outbreaks of Acanthaster planci at an isolated and unpopulated reef atoll in the Chagos Archipelago

    Roche, R. C., Pratchett, M. S., Carr, P., Turner, J. R., Wagner, D., Head, C. & Sheppard, C. R., 23 Jul 2015, In: Marine Biology. 162, 8, p. 1695-1704

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  10. Published

    Mid-Holocene sea surface conditions and riverine influence on the inshore Great Barrier Reef.

    Roche, R. C., Perry, C. T., Smithers, S. G., Leng, M. J., Grove, C. A., Sloane, H. J. & Unsworth, C. E., 5 Jun 2014, In: Holocene. 24, 8, p. 885-897

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  11. Published

    Patterns in reef fish assesmblages: insights from the Chagos Archipelago

    Samoilys, M., Roche, R., Koldewey, H. & Turner, J., 19 Jan 2018, In: PLoS ONE. 13, 1, e0191448.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  12. Published

    Protection outcomes for fish trophic groups across a range of management regimes

    Osuka, K. E., Stewart, B. D., Samoilys, M. A., Roche, R., Turner, J. & McClean, C., 1 Dec 2021, In: Marine Pollution Bulletin. 173 , Part A, 113010.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  13. Published

    Recreational Diving Impacts on Coral Reefs and the Adoption of Environmentally Responsible Practices within the SCUBA Diving Industry

    Roche, R., Harvey, C. V., Harvey, J. J., Kavanagh, A. P., McDonald, M., Stein-Rostaing, V. R. & Turner, J., 1 Jul 2016, In: Environmental Management. 58, 1, p. 107-116

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  14. Published

    Recreational vessels as a vector for marine non-natives: developing biosecurity measures and managing risk through an in-water encapsulation system

    Roche, R. C., Monnington, J. M., Newstead, R. G., Sambrook, K., Griffith, K., Holt, R. H. & Jenkins, S. R., 5 Dec 2014, In: Hydrobiologia. 750, 1, p. 187-199

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  15. Published

    Research priorities for assessing potential impacts of emerging marine renewable energy technologies: Insights from developments in Wales (UK)

    Roche, RC., Walker-Springett, K., Robins, PE., Jones, J., Veneruso, G., Whitton, TA., Piano, M., Ward, SL., Duce, CE., Waggitt, JJ., Walker-Springett, G., Neill, S., Lewis, M. & King, J., 1 Dec 2016, In: Renewable Energy. 99, December, p. 1327-1341 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  16. Published

    Spatial and temporal scales of coral reef fish ecological research and management: a systematic map protocol

    Lawrence, A., Heenan, A., Levine, A., Haddaway, N., Powell, F., Wedding, L., Roche, R., Lawrence, P., Szostek, C., Ford, H., Southworth, L., Sannassy Pilly, J., Richardson, L. & Williams, G. J., 25 Jan 2021, In: Environmental Evidence. 10, 3.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  17. Published

    The atmospheric carbon sequestration potential of man-made tidal lagoons

    Piano, M., Papadimitriou, S., Roche, R., Bowers, D., Kennedy, D. & Kennedy, H., 15 Jun 2019, In: Continental Shelf Research. 181, p. 90-102

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  18. Published

    Towards Developing a Mechanistic Understanding of Coral Reef Resilience to Thermal Stress Across Multiple Scales

    Roche, R., Williams, G. & Turner, J., Mar 2018, In: Current Climate Change Reports. 4, 1, p. 51-64 D 87.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  19. Published

    Vulnerability to collapse of coral reef ecosystems in the Western Indian Ocean

    Obura, D., Gudka, M., Samoilys, M., Osuka, K., Mbugua, J., Keith, D. A., Porter, S., Roche, R., van Hooidonk, R., Ahamada, S., Araman, A., Karisa, J., Komakoma, J., Madi, M., Ravinia, I., Razafindrainibe, H., Yahya, S. & Zivane, F., 1 Feb 2022, In: Nature Sustainability . 5, 2, p. 104-113

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  20. Poster › Research › Peer-reviewed
  21. Published

    Spatio temporal variation in benthic communities in remote reefs

    Sannassy Pilly, J., Roche, R. & Turner, J., Jan 2020.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterpeer-review

  22. Commissioned report › Research › Not peer-reviewed
  23. Unpublished

    British Indian Ocean Territory Biodiversity Action Plan: Coconut Crab

    Roche, R. (ed.), Turner, J. (ed.) & Laidre, M., 2020, (Unpublished) 22 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  24. Published

    British Indian Ocean Territory Biodiversity Action Plan: Hawksbill and Green Turtles

    Roche, R. (ed.), Turner, J. (ed.), Esteban, N., Mortimer, J. A. & Hays, G. C., 2020, 15 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  25. Published

    British Indian Ocean Territory Biodiversity Action Plan: Sooty Tern

    Roche, R. (ed.), Turner, J. (ed.) & Carr, P., 2020, 12 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  26. Unpublished

    British Indian Ocean Territory Biodiversity Action Plan: Yellowfin Tuna

    Roche, R. (ed.), Turner, J. (ed.) & Curnick, D. J., 2020, (Unpublished) 7 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  27. Published

    British Indian Ocean Territory Ecosystem Action Plan: Mangrove Forest

    Roche, R. (ed.), Turner, J. (ed.), Carr, P., Wilkinson, T. & Barrios, S., 2020, 8 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  28. Unpublished

    British Indian Ocean Territory Ecosystem Action Plan: Moist Savanna

    Roche, R. (ed.), Turner, J. (ed.) & Carr, P., 2020, (Unpublished) 13 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  29. Published

    British Indian Ocean Territory Ecosystem Action Plan: Native Woodland

    Roche, R. (ed.), Turner, J. (ed.), Carr, P., Wilkinson, T. & Barrios, S., 2020, 9 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  30. Unpublished

    British Indian Ocean Territory Ecosystem Action Plan: Shallow Coral Reefs

    Roche, R. (ed.), Turner, J. (ed.) & Sheppard, C., 2020, (Unpublished) 8 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report