Forthcoming manuscripts:


Hauton C., Brown A., Thatje S.,Mestre N., Bebianno M.J., Martins I., Bettencourt R., Canals M., Sànchez-Vidal A., Shillito B., Ravaux J., Zbinden M., Duperron S., Mevenkamp L., Vanreusel A., Gambi C., Dell’Anno A., Danovaro R., Gunn V., Weaver P. (in revision) The challenges of identifying potential toxic impacts of deep-sea mining – a review with recommendations for quantifying risk. Frontiers in Marine Science.

Peruzza L., Gerdol M., Oliphant A., Wilcockson D., Pallavicini A., Hawkins L., Thatje S., Hauton C. (submitted) Cyclic hypoxia accelerates the moult cycle in the Atlantic ditch shrimp Palaemon varians and induces changes in gill morphology. Functional Ecology.

Brown A., Hauton C., Stratmann T., Sweetman A., van Oevelen D., Jones D.O.B. (in revision) Bathymetric decline in metabolic rate in a benthic and benthopelagic echinoderm class: implications for deep-sea energetics and processes. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London – Series B ‘Proceedings B’ 

Green D.S., Christie H., Pratt N., Boots B., Godbold J., Solan M., Hauton C. (in revision) Effects of elevated temperature and atmospheric CO2 on the health and functioning of competing oysters. Marine Ecology Progress Series.

Bachmair E.-M., Wood S., Duncan G., Hauton C., Sneddon A., de Roos B. (in revision) Shellfish - a novel source of dietary relevant 25-hydroxy vitamin D3. Food Chemistry.

Brown A., Thatje S., Morris J.P., Oliphant A., Morgan E.A., Hauton C.,  Jones D.O.B., Pond D.W. (in press) Metabolic costs imposed by hydrostatic pressure constrain bathymetric range in the lithodid crab Lithodes maja. Journal of Experimental Biology.

Published manuscripts:

Brown A., Thatje S., Hauton, C. (2017) The effects of temperature and hydrostatic pressure on metal toxicity: Insights into toxicity in the deep sea. Environmental Science and Technology. 10.1021/acs.est.7b02988

Brown A., Wright R., Mevenkamp L., Hauton C. (2017). A comparative experimental approach to ecotoxicology in shallow-water and deep-sea holothurians suggests similar behavioural responses. Aquatic Toxicology.

Hauton C. (2017) Recent progress toward the identification of anti-viral immune mechanisms in decapod crustaceans. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 147: 111-117.

Poulter R., Oliver G., Hauton C., Sanders R., Ciotti B.J. (2017) Infestation of shore crab gills by a free-living mussel species. Marine Biodiversity. doi:10.1007/s12526-016-0631-x.

Gubili C., Ross E., Billett D.S.M., Yool A., Tsairidis C., Ruhl H.A., Rogacheva A., Masson D., Tyler P.A., Hauton C. (2017). Cryptic diversity, global phylogeography and time series shifts in the genetics of an abyssal holothurian, Psychropotes longicauda (Echinodermata). Deep Sea Research Part II. 137: 288–296

Hauton C., (2016) Chapter 1: Effects of salinity as a stressor to aquatic invertebrates. Stressors in the Marine Environment. Eds. M Solan & N Whiteley. Oxford University Press, Oxford. 3–24.

Solan M., Hauton C., Godbold J.A., Wood C., Leighton T., White P. (2016) Anthropogenic sources of underwater sound can modify species contributions to ecosystem properties. Nature Scientific Reports. 6.


Small D.P., Milazzo M., Bertolini C., Graham H., Hauton C., Solan M., Hall-Spencer J.M., Rastrick S., (2015) Temporal fluctuations in seawater pH may be as important as mean variation in determining physiological sensitivity in natural systems. ICES Journal of Marine Science. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsv232.


Morris J.P., Thatje S., Cottin D., Oliphant A., Brown A., Shillito B., Ravaux J., Hauton C. (2015) Insights into the potential for climate-driven bathymetric range shifts: sustained temperature and pressure exposures on a marine ectotherm, Palaemonetes varians. Royal Society Open Science. 2: 150472.


Morris J.P., Thatje S., Ravaux J., Shillito B., Hauton C. (2015) Characterising multi-level effects of an acute pressure exposure on a shallow-water invertebrate: insights into the kinetics and hierarchy of the stress response. Journal of Experimental Biology. 218: 2591-2602.


Jones D.G., Beaubien S.E., Blackford J.C., Foekema E.M., Lions J., West J.M., Widdicombe S., Hauton C., Quieros A. (2015) Developments in understanding potential environmental impacts of CO2 leakage from geological storage since 2005. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. 40: 350–377.


Blackford J., Bull J.M., Cevatoglu M., Connelly D., Hauton C., James R.H., Lichtschlag A., Stahl H., Widdicombe S., Wright I.C. (2015) Marine baseline and monitoring strategies for Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage (CCS). International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 38: 221-229.


Pratt N., Ciotti B.J., Morgan E.A., Taylor P., Stahl H., Hauton C. (2015) No evidence for impacts to the molecular ecophysiology of ion or CO2 regulation in tissues of selected surface-dwelling bivalves in the vicinity of a sub-seabed CO2 release. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 38: 193-201. 


Taylor P., Stahl H., Blackford J., Vardy M.E., Bull J.M., Akhurst, M., Hauton C., James R.H., Lichtschlag A., Long D., Aleynik D., Toberman M., Naylor M., Connelly D., Le Bas T., Smith D., Sayer M.D.J., Widdicombe S., Wright I.C. (2015) A novel sub-seabed CO2 release experiment informing monitoring and impact assessment for geological carbon storage. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 38: 3-17.


Munro C., Morris J.P., Brown A., Hauton C., Thatje S. (2015) The role of ontogeny in physiological tolerance: decreasing hydrostatic pressure tolerance with development in the northern stone crab Lithodes maja Proceedings of the Royal Society of London – Series B ‘Proceedings B’ 282 20150577; doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.0577


Sawusdee A., Jensen A.C., Collins K.J., Hauton C. (2015) Improvements in the physiological performance of European flat oysters Ostrea edulis (Linnaeus, 1758) cultured on elevated reef structures: implications for oyster restoration. Aquaculture 444: 41-48.


Morris J.P., Thatje S., Ravaux J., Shillito B., Fernando D., Hauton C. (2015) Acute combined pressure and temperature exposures on a shallow water crustacean: novel insights in to the stress response and high pressure neurological syndrome. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A 181: 9–17


Chris Hauton, Meggie Hudspith, Laetitia Gunton (2015) Future prospects for prophylactic immune stimulation in crustacean aquaculture – the need for improved metadata to address immune system complexity. Developmental and Comparative Immunology. 48: 360-368. doi:10.1016/j.dci.2014.04.017.


Reed, AJ., Morris, JP., Linse, K., & Thatje, S. 2014. Reproductive morphology of the deep-sea protobranch bivalves Yoldiella ecaudata, Yoldiella sabrina, and Yoldiella valettei (Yoldiidae) from the Southern Ocean. Polar Biology, 37(10), 1383-1392.


Hauton C. (2014) Immune responses and disease. Section 5.4 pp. 47-48. In: Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (2014). An Updated Synthesis of the Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Marine Biodiversity (Eds: S. Hennige, J.M. Roberts & P. Williamson). Montreal, Technical Series No. 75, 99 pp.


Blackford J., Stahl H., Bull J.M., Bergès B.J.P., Cevatoglu M., Lichtschlag A., Connelly D., James R.H., Kita J., Long D., Naylor M., Shitashima K., Smith D., Taylor P., Wright I., Akhurst M., Chen B., Gernon T.M., Hauton C., Hayashi M., Kaieda H., Leighton T.G., Sato T., Sayer M.D.J., Suzumura M., Tait K., Vardy M.E., White P.R., Widdicombe S. (2014) Detection and impacts of leakage from sub-seafloor Carbon Dioxide Storage. Nature Climate Change. 4: 1011-1016.


Reed AJ, Morris JP, Thatje S, Linse K (2013) Plasticity in shell morphology and growth among deep-sea protobranch bivalves of the genus Yoldiella (Yoldiidae) from contrasting Southern Ocean regions. Deep Sea Research Part 1. 81: 14-24.

Oliphant A., Hauton C., Thatje S. (2013) The implications of temperature-mediated plasticity in larval instar number for development within a marine invertebrate, the shrimp Palaemonetes varians. PLOS One 8(9): e75785. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0075785.


Smith K.E., Thatje S., Hauton C. (2013) Thermal tolerance during early ontogeny in the common whelk Buccinum undatum
(Linnaeus 1785): Bioenergetics, nurse egg partitioning and developmental success. Journal of Sea Research 79: 32-39. doi:10.1016/j.seares.2013.01.008.

Morris J.P., Thatje S., Hauton C. (2013). The use of stress-70 proteins in physiology: a re-appraisal. Molecular Ecology. 22: 1494 - 1502. doi:10.1111/mec.12216


Morris K.J., Herrera S., Gubili C., Tyler P.A., Rogers A., Hauton C. (2012) Comprehensive phylogenetic reconstruction of relationships in Octocorallia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa) from the Atlantic ocean using mtMutS and nad2 genes tree reconstructions. Biogeosciences Discussions. 9: 16977-16998. doi:10.5194/bgd-9-16977-2012.

Hammond J.A., Hauton C*., Bennett K.A., Hall A.J. (2012) Receptor binding motifs of phocid seal leptin remain conserved, despite evidence of unusual positive selection elsewhere in the molecule. PLOS One 7(4): e35395. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0035395. * joint first author.

Hauton C. (2012) The scope of the crustacean immune system for disease control. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 110: 251-260.

Stentiford G.D., Neil D.M., Peeler E, Shields J.D., Small H.J., Flegel T.W., Vlak J., Jones B., Morado F., Moss S., Lotz J., Bartholomay L., Reantaso M., Behringer D.C., Hauton C., Lightner D.V. (2012) Disease will limit future food supply from the global crustacean fishery and aquaculture sectors. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 110: 141-157.

Huvenne V.A.I., Tyler P.A., Masson D.G., Fisher E., Hauton C., Hühnerbach V., Le Bas T., Wolff G.A.  (2011) A picture on the wall: innovative mapping reveals cold-water coral refuge in submarine canyon. PLOS One. 6(12): e28755. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0028755.

Hughes, S.J.M., Ruhl, H.A., Hawkins, L.E., Hauton, C., Boorman, B., Billett, D.S.M., (2011) Abyssal echinoderm oxygen consumption and an interclass comparison of echinoderm metabolic rates. Journal of Experimental Biology 214: 2512-2521.

Hughes S.J.M., Jones D.O.B., Hauton C., Gates A.R. and Hawkins, L.E. (2010) An assessment of drilling disturbance on Echinus acutus var. norvegicus (Düben & Koren, 1846) based on in situ observations and experiments using a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 395: 37-47.

Allen C.J., Paterson G.L.J., Hawkins L.E., Hauton C., Clark P. and Aryuthaka C. (2010) Zonation on sandy tropical beaches: a case study using Dotilla intermedia (Brachyura; Ocypodidae). Marine Ecology Progress Series. 408: 97-107.

Hauton C., Tyrrell T. & Williams J.A. (2009) The subtle effects of sea water acidification on the amphipod Gammarus locusta. Biogeosciences 6: 1479–1489.


Jutagate T., Sawusdee A., Thapanand-Chaidee T., Lek S., Grenouillet G., Thongkhoa S. & Chotipuntu P. (2009) Effects of an anti-salt intrusion dam on tropical fish assemblages. Marine and Freshwater Research 61: 288-301.


Jutagate T., Lek S., Sawusdee A., Sukdiseth U., Thapanand-Chaidee T., Thongkhoa S., Lek-Ang S. & Chotipuntu P. (2009) Spatio-temporal variations in fish assemblages in a tropical regulated lower river course: an environmental guild. River Research and Applications 27: 47-58.


​Thatje S.,Hall S., Hauton C., Held C. and Tyler P.A. (2008) Encounter of lithodid crab Paralomis birsteini on the continental slope off Antarctica, sampled by ROV. Polar Biology 31: 1143-1148.

Smith V.J., Fernandes J.M.O., Kemp G. and Hauton C. (2008) Crustins – enigmatic WAP domain containing antibacterial proteins from crustaceans. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 32: 758-772.

Hauton C. and Smith V.J. (2007) Adaptive immunity in invertebrates: a straw house without a mechanistic foundation. BioEssays 29: 1138-1146.

Hauton C., Howell T.R.W., Atkinson R.J.A. and Moore P.G. (2007). Measures of hydraulic dredge efficiency and razor clam production, two aspects governing sustainability within the Scottish commercial fishery. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK. 87: 859-867.

Hauton C., Brockton V. and Smith V.J. (2007) In vivo effects of immunostimulants on gene expression and disease resistance in lobster (Homarus gammarus) post-larval stage VI (PLVI) juveniles. Molecular Immunology 44: 443-450.

Hauton C., Brockton V. and Smith V.J. (2006). Cloning of a crustin-like, single whey-acidic-domain, antibacterial peptide from the haemocytes of the European lobster, Homarus gammarus, and its response to infection with bacteria. Molecular Immunology 43: 1490-1496.

Hauton C., Hammond J.A., and Smith V.J. (2005) Real-time PCR quantification of the in vitro effects of crustacean immunostimulants on gene expression in lobster (Homarus gammarus) granular haemocytes. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 29: 33-42.

Hauton C. and Smith V.J. (2004) In vitro cytotoxicity of crustacean immunostimulants for lobster (Homarus gammarus) granulocytes demonstrated using the neutral red uptake assay. Fish and Shellfish Immunology 17: 65-73.

Hauton C. and Paterson D.M. (2003) A novel shear vane used to determine the evolution of hydraulic dredge tracks in sub-tidal marine sediments. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 57: 1151-1158.

Hauton C., Atkinson R.J.A. and Moore P.G. (2003) The impact of hydraulic blade dredging on a benthic megafaunal community in the Clyde Sea area, Scotland. Journal of Sea Research 50: 45-56.

Smith V.J., Brown J.H. and Hauton C. (2003) ​Immunostimulation in crustaceans: does it protect against infection? Fish and Shellfish Immunology 15: 71-90.

Hauton C., Hall-Spencer J.M. and Moore P.G. (2003) An experimental study of the ecological impacts of hydraulic bivalve dredging on maerl. ICES Journal of Marine Science 60: 381-392.

Hauton C., Hawkins L.E. and Hutchinson S. (2001) Response of haemocyte lysosomes to bacterial inoculation in the oysters Ostrea edulis L. and Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg), and the scallop Pecten maximus (L). Fish and Shellfish Immunology 11: 143-153.

Hauton C., Hawkins L.E. and Hutchinson S. (2000) The effects of salinity on the interaction between a pathogen (Listonella anguillarum) and components of a host (Ostrea edulis) immune system. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 127B: 203-212.

Hauton C., Hawkins L.E. and Hutchinson S. (1998) The use of neutral red to examine the effects of temperature and salinity on haemocytes of the European flat oyster Ostrea edulis (L.). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 119B: 619-623.

Hauton C., Williams J.A. and Hawkins L.E. (1997) The effects of a live in vivo pathogenic infection on aspects of the immunocompetence of the common shore crab, Carcinus maenas. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 211: 115-128.

Hauton C., Hawkins L.E. and Williams J.A. (1997) In situ variability in phenoloxidase activity in the shore crab, Carcinus maenas (L). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 117B: 267-271.

Hauton C., Hawkins L.E. and Williams J.A. (1995) Circatidal rhythmicity in the activity of the phenoloxidase enzyme in the common shore crab, Carcinus maenas. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 111B: 347-352.​

Book chapters:

Hauton C., Howell T.R.W. and Boyd A. (2011) Razor clam fisheries in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. In: Razor Clams: biology, aquaculture, fisheries. Xunta de Galicia, Conselleria do Mar. pp. 273-296.