Jay Willis - Publications
  Please email me for a copy of any of these: jkwillis@gmail.com  
  Popular science reports related to my research  
BBC - Tags reveal birds' ocean odyssey  
New Scientist - Spike dives  
  Pre-published at Nature Precedings  
Willis, Jay and Merckelbach, Lucas. Levy flights are not evolved behavior. Available from Nature Precedings <http://hdl.handle.net/10101/npre.2011.6564.1> (2011)  
  Peer reviewed research papers and letters  
Willis, J. 2014. Whales maintained a high abundance of krill; both are ecosystem engineers in the Southern Ocean. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 513:51-69  
Belkin I M, Hunt G L… Willis J, et al.  2014 Fronts, Fish, and Predators, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, Available online 23 July 2014, ISSN 0967-0645, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2014.07.009.  
Willis, J. & Teague, N.N., 2014. Modelling fish in hydrodynamic models: an example using the Severn Barrage SEA. In A. W. H. Turnpenny & A. Horsfield, eds. International Fish Screening Techniques. Southampton: WIT Press, pp. 179–190. Available at: http://library.witpress.com/pages/PaperInfo.asp?PaperID=25634 [Accessed April 8, 2014].  
Knaapen, M.A.F.; Willis, J.; Harris, J.H. 2013. Modeling dune dynamics in situations with bimodal sediment distributions, in: Van Lancker, V. et al. (Ed.) (2013). MARID 2013: Fourth International Conference on Marine and River Dune Dynamics. Bruges, Belgium, 15-17 April 2013. VLIZ Special Publication, 65: pp. 153-158  
Willis (2013), Wake sorting, selective predation and biogenic mixing: potential reasons for high turbulence in fish schools. PeerJ 1:e96; DOI 10.7717/peerj.96

Willis, J. 2011 Modelling swimming aquatic animals in hydrodynamic models. Ecological Modelling 222 3869-3887 doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2011.10.004  
Herbert, R. J. H., Willis, J. Jones, E., Ross, K., Hübner, R., Humphreys, J., Jensen, A., Baugh, J. 2011 Invasion in tidal zones on complex coastlines: modelling larvae of the non-native manila clam (Ruditapes philppinarum) in the UK. Journal of Biogeography. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02626.x  
Blight, L., et al. 2010 Fishing for Data in the Ross Sea. Science: 330 (6009) 1316. DOI:10.1126/science.330.6009.1316  
West, A.D., Stillman, R.D., Drewitt, A., Frost, N.J., Mander, M., Miles, C., Langston, R., Sanderson, W.G. and Willis, J. 2010 WaderMORPH _ a user-friendly individual-based model to advise shorebird policy and management. Methods in Ecology. Early view. DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2010.00049.x  
Willis, J., Phillips, J. B., Muheim, R., Diego-Rasilla, F. J. & Hobday, A. J. 2009 Spike dives of juvenile southern bluefin tuna (Thunnus maccoyii): a navigational role?. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. DOI 10.1007/s00265-009-0818-2  
Guilford, T., Meade, J., Willis, J., Phillips, R.A., Boyle, D., Roberts, S., Collett, M., Freeman, R. and Perrins, C.M., 2009. Migration and stopover in a small pelagic seabird, the Manx shearwater Puffinus puffinus: insights from machine learning. Proc Roy Soc B-Biological Sciences 276 1660 1215-1223  
Willis, J., Hobday, A.J., 2008. Application of bioelectrical impedance analysis as a method for estimating composition and metabolic condition of southern bluefin tuna (Thunnus maccoyii) during conventional tagging, Fisheries Research, doi:10.1016/j.fishres.2008.02.010  
Willis, J., 2008. Simulation model of universal law of school size distribution applied to southern bluefin tuna (Thunnus maccoyii) in the Great Australian Bight. Ecological Modelling 213 33–44  
Willis, J., Hobday A., 2007. Influence of upwelling on movement of southern bluefin tuna (Thunnus maccoyii) in the Great Australian Bight. Mar Freshwater Res. 58:699-708  
Willis, J., 2007. Could whales have maintained a high abundance of krill? Evol Ecol Res. 9:651-662  
1 Willis J., 2011 Contrasting methods for modelling fish behaviour. International fish screening techniques conference. Institute of Fisheries Management. Southampton UK
2 Willis J., 2011 Use of agent modelling for conservation and management in coastal environments. CIWEM - Habitat change and management. Oxford.  
3 Willis J., 2010 Clam connectivity, supply and invasion. European marine biology symposium EMBS2010. Edinburgh  
4 Willis J. 2010 Modelling salmon in hydrodynamic models 41st Annual IFM Conference. Institute of Fisheries Managers. Portsmouth.  
5 Willis, J., Hobday, A. J., and Farley, J. H. (2006). Movement rules for large pelagic fishes derived from acoustic monitoring. In: Cutting edge technologies in fish and fisheries science: conference and workshop, Hobart, Tas.Australian Society for Fish Biology.  
6 Willis, J. (2006). For an enlightened tuna, the greatest journey begins with a single step : modeling tuna navigation and movement. In: Proceedings of the Annual Tuna Conference: Proceedings of the 57th Annual Tuna Conference : What do large pelagics want? The motivations for migration : 22-25 May 2006, Lake Arrowhead, California, Lake Arrowhead, California, R. Vetter, and S. Kohin (Co-chairs). La Jolla, Calif.: NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Center. 67 p.