Miranda Jones

Ph.D., Fisheries

2013-2014 Senior Research Fellow (UNEP-WCMC)

Miranda Jones’s main research explores the impact of climate change on marine fish and invertebrates, applying species distribution models to project species’ range shifts and evaluating their uses and sensitivities within an ensemble model approach. She is also interested in species’ vulnerabilities to climate change, as well as the socio-economic implications of shifts in species’ distributions, using interdisciplinary approaches to assess changes in fishery productivity and profitability.


Tittensor, D.P., Eddy, T.D., Lotze, H.K., Galbraith, E.D., Cheung, W.W.L., Barange, M., Blanchard, J., Bopp, L., Bryndum-Buchholz, A., Büchner, M., Bulman, C., Carozza, D.A., Christensen, V., Coll, M., Dunne, J.P, Fernandes, J.A., Fulton, E.A., Hobday, A., Huber, V., Jennings, S., Jones, M., Lehodey, P., Link, J.S., Mackinson, S., Maury, O., Niiranen, S., Oliveros-Ramos, R., Roy, T., Schewe, J., Shin, Y.J., Silva, T., Stock, C.A., Steenbeek, J., Underwood, P.J., Volkholz, J., Watson, J., Walker, N.  2018. A protocol for the intercomparison of marine fishery and ecosystem models: Fish-MIP v1.0. Geoscientific Model Development 11: 1421-1442  link

Jones M., C., S., R., Dye J., K., Pinnegar R., Warren T., Froclicher J., Fernandes J., Cheung W.W.L., 2013, Assessing the impacts of climate change on threatened species in the North Sea., Marine Ecosystem, Oceanography, Climate Change, PLoS One, 8

Cheung W., Frölicher T., Asch R., Jones M., Pinsky M., Reygondeau G., Rodgers K., Rykaczewski R., Sarmiento J., Stock C., Watson J., 2015, Building confidence in projections of the responses of living marine resources to climate change, Climate Change, Marine Management, ICES Journal of Marine Science, link

Martin C.S., Fletcher R., Jones M.C., Kaschner K., Sullivan E., Tittensor D.P., Mcowen C., Geffert J.L., van Bochove J.W., Thomas H., Blyth S., Ravillious C., Tolley M., Stanwell-Smith D., 2014, Manual of marine and coastal datasets of biodiversity importance., Marine Ecosystem, Biodiversity, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre.

Jones M., Cheung W.W.L., 2014, Multi-model ensemble projections of climate change effects on global marine biodiversity., Marine Ecosystem, Climate Change, ICES Journal of Marine Sciences, DOI 10.1093/icesjms/fsu172

Weatherdon L., Ota Y., Jones M., Close D., Cheung W., 2016, Projected Scenarios for Coastal First Nations’ Fisheries Catch Potential under Climate Change: Management Challenges and Opportunities, Fisheries, Fisheries Management, Food Security, Climate Change, Indigenous issues, PLoS ONElink

Pinnegar, J., Engelhard, G., Jones, M., Cheung, W., Peck, M., Rjinsdorp, A., Brander, K., 2016, Socio-economic Impacts — Fisheries, Fisheries, Economics, Fisheries Management, Climate Change, North Sea Region Climate Change Assessment, Pages 375-395, link

Cosme, N., Jones, M. C., Cheung, W. W. L., Larsen, H. F., 2016, Spatial differentiation of marine eutrophication damage indicators based on species density, Marine Ecosystem, Impact assessment, Ecological Indicators, ISSN 1470-160X, In review, link

Cheung W., Jones M., Reygondeau G., Stock C., Lam V., Frölicher T., 2016, Structural uncertainty in projecting global fisheries catches under climate change, Fisheries, Climate Change, Ecological Modelling, Volume 325, Pages 57–66, link

Cheung, W.W.L., Jones, M.C., Lam, V.W.Y., Miller, D.D., Ota, Y., Teh, L.S.L, Sumaila, U.R., 2016, Transform high seas management to build climate resilience in marine seafood supply, Food Security, Marine Management, Fish and Fisherieslink

Payne M., Barange M., Cheung W., MacKenzie B., Batchelder H., Cormon X., Eddy T., Fernandes J., Hollowed A., Jones M., Link J., Neubauer P., Ortiz I., Queirós A., Paula J., 2015, Uncertainties in projecting climate-change impacts in marine ecosystems, Marine Ecosystem, Climate Change, ICES Journal of Marine Sciencelink

Jones M.C., Dye S.R., Pinnegar J.K., Warren R., Cheung W.W.L., 2014, Using scenarios to project the changing profitability of fisheries under climate change., Economics, Climate Change, Fish and Fisheries, DOI 10.1111/faf.12081

Lotze, H., Tittensor, D., Bryndum-Buchholz, A., Eddy, T., Cheung, W., Galbraith, E., Barange, M., Barrier, N., Bianchi, D., Blanchard, J.L., Bopp, L., Büchner, M., Bulman, C.M., Carozza, D.A., Christensen, V., Coll, M., Dunne, J.P., Fulton, E.A., Jennings, S., Jones, M.C., Mackinson, S., Maury, O., Niiranen, S., Oliveros-Ramos, R., Roy, T., Fernandez, J.A., Schewe, J., Shin, Y., Silva, T.A.M., Steenbeek, J., Stock, C.A., Verley, P., Volkholz, J., Walker, N.D. and Worm, B. (2019). Global ensemble projections reveal trophic amplification of ocean biomass declines with climate change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116(26), 12907-12912. DOI: /10.1073/pnas.1900194116 link

Spatial differentiation of marine eutrophication damage indicators based on species density” was recently published in Ecological Indicators, co-authored by Nereus Alumnus Miranda Jones (UNEP-WCMC) and Nereus Director of Science William Cheung.

November 4, 2016 | EcologyCoastal

Nereus’s Tyler Eddy, William Cheung, Miranda Jones, Derek Tittensor, and Charles Stock are co-authors on a recent article that projects a 5% decline, on average, in global marine biomass for every 1 degree (C) of warming. They did this by combining several different types of models, rather than using a single-model approach.