Recent Journal Articles

Alevizos, E., Huvenne, V. A., Schoening, T., Simon-Lledó, E., Robert, K., Jones, D. O. (2022). Linkages between sediment thickness, geomorphology and Mn nodule occurrence: New evidence from AUV geophysical mapping in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 197: 103645.

Jones, DOB, Simon-Lledo, E, Amon DJ, Bett BJ, Caulle C, Clement L, Connelly D, Dahlgren TG, Durden JM, Drazen JC, Felden J, Gates AR, Georgieva MN, Glover AG, Gooday AJ, Hollingsworth AL, Horton T, James RH, Jeffreys RM, Laguionie-Marchais C, Leitner AB, Lichtschlag A, Marsh L, Menendez A, Paterson GLJ, Peel K, Robert K, Schoening T, Shulga NA, Smith CR, Taboada S, Thurnherr AM, Wiklund H, Young CR, Huvenne  VAI (2021) Environment, ecology, and potential effectiveness of an area protected from deep-sea mining (Clarion Clipperton Zone, abyssal Pacific). Progress in Oceanography, 197: 102653.

Misiuk, B., Lecours, V., Dolan, M. F. J., Robert, K. (2021). Evaluating the suitability of multi-scale terrain attribute calculation approaches for seabed mapping applications. Marine Geodesy, 44(4), 327-385.

Shang, X., Robert, K., Misiuk, B., Mackin-McLaughlin, J., Zhao, J. 2021. Self-adaptive analysis scale determination for terrain features in seafloor substrate classification. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 254:107359. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2021.107359

Robert, K., Jones, D.O.B., Georgiopoulou, A., Huvenne, V.A.I. 2020. Cold‐water coral assemblages on vertical walls from the Northeast Atlantic. Diversity and Distributions. 26(3): 284-298. doi:10.1111/ddi.13011

Misiuk, B., Brown, C.J., Robert, K., Lacharité. 2020. Harmonizing multi-source sonar backscatter datasets for seabed mapping using bulk shift approaches. Remote Sensing. 12(601). doi:10.3390/rs12040601

Pearman, T.R.R., Robert, K., Callaway, A., Hall, R., Iacono, C.L., Huvenne, V.A.I. 2020. Improving the predictive capability of benthic species distribution models by incorporating oceanographic data – Towards holistic ecological modelling of a submarine canyon. Progress in Oceanography. 184. doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2020.102338

Gates, A.R., Horton, T., Serpell-Stevens, A., Chandler, C., Grange, L.J., Robert, K., Bevan, A., Jones, D.O.B. 2019. Ecological role of an offshore industry artificial structure. Frontiers in Marine Science. 6:675. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00675

Price, D.M., Robert, K., Callaway, A., Iacono, C.L., Hall, R.A., Huvenne, V.A.I. Using 3D photogrammetry from ROV video to quantify cold-water coral reef structural complexity and investigate its influence on biodiversity and community assemblage. Coral Reefs38: 1007-1021. doi:10.1007/s00338-019-01827-3

 

Ismail, K., Huvenne, V., Robert, K. 2018. Quantifying spatial heterogeneity in submarine canyons. Progress in Oceanography. 169: 181-198. doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2018.03.006

Victorero, L., Robert, K., Robinson, L.F., Taylor, M.L., Huvenne, V.A.I. 2018. Species replacement dominates megabenthos beta diversity in a remote seamount setting. Scientific Reports. 8(4152): 1-11. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-22296-8

Non peer-reviewed publications

Command, R.J., Robert, K. (2021). Drowning in data: How artificial intelligence could throw us a life ring. Journal of Ocean Technology. 16(3). 

Keogh, P., Georgiopoulou, A., Robert, K. (2020). Unveiling the Mysteries of the Charlie Gibbs Fracture Zone. ECO Magazine, Deep Sea Special Edition. 44-45.

Keogh, P. 2020. Lodestar Column. Journal of Ocean Technology. 15(3): 133.

Nemani, S. 2020. Lodestar Column. Journal of Ocean Technology. 15(1): 92.

Presentations

Gini, C., Jamieson, J.W., Robert, K. (2022) Interferometric synthetic aperture sonar: Exploring the seafloor through new application of high resolution mapping and imaging technology [Poster presentation]. Scientific Endeavours in Academia conference, St John's, Canada

Command, R.J., McKenzie, C.H., De Leo, F.C., Robert, K. (2022). A first look at the megabenthic community response to the spring phytoplankton bloom using the new Holyrood Underwater Observatory in Conception Bay, NL [Conference presentation]. Ocean Sciences Meeting. virtual.

 

Command, R.J., McKenzie, C.H., De Leo, F.C., Robert, K. (2022). A first look at the megabenthic community response to the spring phytoplankton bloom using the new Holyrood Underwater Observatory in Conception Bay, NL [Conference presentation]. MEOPAR Annual Science Meeting, virtual.

 

Charmley K., Baker K., Robert, K. (2022) Seasonal Change Between Benthic Habitat Maps in a Sub-Arctic Ecosystem [Conference presentation]. MEOPAR Annual Science Meeting, virtual.

Nemani, S, Edinger E, Cote D and Robert, K (2021) Taxonomic and Functional Diversity of Coastal Benthic Assemblages [Conference presentation]. COASTGIS conference, virtual.

Nemani, S, Edinger, E, Cote, D and Robert, K (2021) A species and traits-based approach to predicting the distribution and diversity of coastal benthic assemblages [Conference presentation]. Atlantic Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers 30th Annual Meeting, virtual

Nemani, S, Edinger, E, Cote, D and Robert, K (2021) Patterns of Species and Functional Diversity among Coastal Habitats [Conference presentation]. Early Career Biogeographers Conference, virtual.

 

Nemani, S, Edinger, E, Cote, D and Robert, K (2021) A species- and traits-based approach to predicting the distribution and diversity of coastal benthic species assemblages [Seminar presentation]. the Blue Box Seminar species, MUN Department of Geography

 

Mackin-McLaughlin, J, Edinger, E, and Robert, K (2021) The mysteries of our own backyard: What lives on the coastal seabed of Placentia Bay, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada [Seminar presentation]. Blue Box Seminar species, MUN Department of Geography
 

Command, R.J., De Leo, F.C., Robert, K. (2021). Temporal dynamics of the deep-sea pink urchin Strongylocentrotus fragilis at the Upper Slope of Barkly Canyon [Conference presentation]. 16th Deep Sea Biology Symposium, virtual.

Nemani, S, Mackin-McLaughlin, J, Edinger, E, Cote, D and Robert, K (2021) Baseline characterization of species assemblages in Ecologically and Biologically Significant Area – Placentia Bay [Seminar presentation]. Seabed Habitats Seminar Series, virtual.

​Command, R.J., De Leo, F.C., Robert, K. (2021). Temporal dynamics of the deep-sea pink urchin Strongylocentrotus fragilis at the Upper Slope of Barkly Canyon [Conference presentation]. Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography Annual Meeting, virtual.

 

Mackin-McLaughlin, J., Edinger E, Nemani, S., Robert, K. 2021. Defining the terrain attributes influencing benthic flora and Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis distribution along the western coastal of Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, Canada [Conference presentation]. International Society for Applied Phycology, virtual. 

Charmley, K., Baker, K., and Robert, K. (2021) Seasonal change between benthic habitat maps in a sub-Arctic ecosystem. [Conference presentation]. Geohab 2021, virtual.

Shang, X, Robert, K, Misiuk, B, Mackin-McLaughlin, J and Zhao J (2021). Self-adaptive analysis scale determination for terrain features in seafloor substrate classification. Conference presentation at GeoHab 2021, virtual. 

Mackin-McLaughlin, J., Edinger, E., Misiuk, B., Nemani, S.Robert, K. (2021, May 3-13th). Comparing the Accuracy of Two Machine-Learning Algorithms in Predicting Benthic Invertebrate Species Assemblages Across Coastal Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, Canada [Conference presentation]. GeoHab 2021, virtual. 

Sneep, A., Robert, K., Devillers, R., Le Bris, A., Edinger, E. (2021, May 3-13th). Mapping and characterizing eelgrass beds in Placentia Bay and Trinity Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada [Conference presentation]. GeoHab 2021, virtual.

Nemani, S., Edinger, E., Cote, D., Misiuk, B., Mackin-McLaughlin, J., Robert, K. (2021, May 3-13th). A Multi-Scale Feature Selection Approach for Predicting Benthic Communities [Conference presentation]. GeoHab 2021, virtual. 

Gini C, Robert K, Jamieson J and Dillon J (2021) Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar as a tool for seafloor geological mapping on the Grand Banks offshore Atlantic Canada: preliminary results [Conference presentation] European Geophysical Union General Assembly, virtual.

Charmley,K., Robert,K., Baker,K. (2020, December 14-16). Characterizing benthic biotopes in sub-Arctic ecosystems [Conference presentation]. World Conference of Marine Biodiversity 2020.

Nemani, S., Edinger, E., Cote, D., Robert, K. (2020, November 25-26). Predicting the Distribution of Coastal Benthic Communities: Placentia Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador [Conference presentation]. Geomatics Atlantic 2020, Remote. https://51323bcf-eb2e-4690-b427-70560fb83964.filesusr.com/ugd/03558d_a695f6597a86464eb5162496532c27ed.pdf.

Keogh, P., Georgiopoulou, A., Edinger, E., Robert, K. 2020, August 19-21. Biodiversity of the Hecate Seamount located on the Charlie Gibbs Fracture Zone [Conference presentation]. Deep-sea Biology Symposium 2020. 

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