David Sims - Selected Publications#


Sims, D.W., Southall, E.J., Humphries, N.E., Hays, G.C., Bradshaw, C.J.A., Pitchford, J.W., James, A., Ahmed, M.Z., Brierley, A.S., Hindell, M.A., Morritt, D., Musyl, M.K., Righton, D., Shepard, E.L.C., Wearmouth, V.J., Wilson, R.P., Witt, M.J., Metcalfe, J.D. (2008) Scaling laws of marine predator search behaviour. NATURE 451, 1098-1102.
News Features in SCIENCE (27 Feb 2008) and NATURE (5 Jun 2008)
489 Citations. Highly Cited Paper (Web of Science).

Humphries, N.E., Queiroz, N., Dyer, J.M., Pade, N.G., Musyl, M.K., Schaefer, K.M., Fuller, D.W., Brunnschweiler, J.M., Doyle, T.K., Houghton, J.D.R., Hays, G.C., Jones, C.S., Noble, L.R., Wearmouth, V.J., Southall, E.J., Sims, D.W. (2010) Environmental context explains Lévy and Brownian movement patterns of marine predators. NATURE 465, 1066-1069.
News & Views in NATURE (10 Jun 2010). Selected one of DISCOVER Magazine’s Top 100 Science Stories of 2010.
378 citations. Highly Cited Paper (Web of Science)

Simpson, S.D., Jennings, S., Johnson, M.P., Blanchard, J.L., Schön, J.-P., Sims, D.W., Genner, M.J. (2011) Continental shelf-wide response of a fish assemblage to rapid warming of the sea. CURRENT BIOLOGY 21, 1565-1570.
92 citations. News & Views in NATURE CLIMATE CHANGE (1 Nov 2011)

Humphries, N.E., Weimerskirch, H., Queiroz, N., Southall, E.J., Sims, D.W. (2012) Foraging success of biological Lévy flights recorded in situ. PROC NATL ACAD SCI USA 109, 7169-7174.
129 citations. >10,000 paper downloads in first six months.

Jacoby, D.M.P., Brooks, E.J., Croft, D.P., Sims, D.W. (2012) Developing a deeper understanding of animal movements and spatial dynamics through novel application of network analyses. METHODS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION 3, 574-583.
38 citations. 2012 Methods in Ecology and Evolution Robert M. May Prize – Runner-up and Highly Commended

Hays, G.C., Bastian, T., Doyle, T.K., Fossette, S., Gleiss, A.C., Gravenor, M.B., Hobson, V.J., Humphries, N.E., Lilley, M.K.S., Pade, N.G., Sims, D.W. (2012) High activity and Lévy searches: Jellyfish can search the water column like fish. PROC R SOC B 279, 465-473.
61 citations. Highly Cited Paper (Web of Science). Top 10 cited paper in PROC B in 2012.

Wearmouth, V.J., McHugh, M.J., Humphries, N.E., Naegelen, A., Ahmed, M.Z., Southall, E.J., Reynolds, A.M., Sims, D.W. (2014) Scaling laws of ambush predator ‘waiting’ behaviour are tuned to a common ecology. PROC R SOC B 281, 20132997.
14 citations.

Sims, D.W., Reynolds, A.M., Humphries, N.E., Southall, E.J., Wearmouth, V.J., Metcalfe, B., Twitchett, R.J. (2014) Hierarchical random walks in trace fossils and the origin of optimal search behaviour. PROC NATL ACAD SCI USA 111, 11073-11078.
Featured in NATURE Research Highlights (14 Jul 2014).
18 citations. >10,000 paper downloads in first six months.

Rutterford, L.A., Simpson, S.D., Jennings, S., Johnson, M.P., Blanchard, J.L., Schön, J.-P., Sims, D.W., Tinker, J., Genner, M.J. (2015) Future fish distributions constrained by depth in warming seas. NATURE CLIMATE CHANGE 5, 569-573.
Altmetric score of online impact: 117 (in 98th percentile of 142,779 papers of similar age in tracked journals)

Queiroz, N., Humphries, N.E., Mucientes, G.R., Hammerschlag, N., Lima F.P., Scales, K.L., Miller, P.I., Seabra, R., Sousa, L.L., Sims, D.W. (2016) Ocean-wide tracking of pelagic sharks reveals extent of overlap with longline fishing hotspots. PROC NATL ACAD SCI USA 113, 1582-1587.
News Feature in SCIENCE (25 Jan 2016).
Altmetric score of online impact: 263 (in 99th percentile of 207,680 papers of similar age in tracked journals)
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