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Erik van Sebille, Professor in Oceanography and Public Engagement

  • Recipient of a 2019 James B Macelwane Medal from the American Geophysical Union.

Scientific interests

  • The use of (numerical) Lagrangian trajectories to track the global ocean circulation.
  • Quantifying the role of ocean currents in carrying heat, nutrients, plankton and plastic around the world.
  • The impact of ocean plastic pollution and climate change on marine ecosystems.
  • The effectivity of Public Engagement on climate and sustainability science.

OceanParcels Code

Website of the OceanParcels project, developing an open-source code to 'track stuff through the ocean'.

Marine litter tracking sites

Two websites at and on ocean circulation and marine litter.

Climate change video

Video by the Australian Climate Council explaining the results of the 2013/2014 IPCC AR5 reports.

2022 Peer-reviewed articles (see Google Scholar for citation counts)

  1. Pierard, Bassotto, Meirer, Van Sebille (2022) Frontiers in Marine Science, in press.
    Attribution of Plastic Sources Using Bayesian Inference: Application to River-Sourced Floating Plastic in the South Atlantic Ocean
  1. Vallès-Casanova, Fraile-Nuez, Martín-Rey, Van Sebille, Cabré, Olivé-Abelló, Pelegrí (2022) Journal of Geophysical Research, 127, e2021JC018150.
    Water mass transports and pathways in the North Brazil - Equatorial Undercurrent retroflection [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Fischer, Lobelle, Kooi, Koelmans, Onink, Laufkötter, Amaral-Zettler, Yool, Van Sebille (2022) Biogeosciences, 19, 2211-2234.
    Modeling submerged biofouled microplastics and their vertical trajectories [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Bergmann, Collard, Fabres, Gabrielsen, Provencher, Rochman, Van Sebille, Tekman (2022) Nature Reviews Earth & Environment.
    Plastic pollution in the Arctic [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Onink, Van Sebille, Laufkötter (2022) Geoscientific Model Development, 15, 1995-2012.
    Empirical Lagrangian parametrization for wind-driven mixing of buoyant particles at the ocean surface [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Kaandorp, Ypma, Boonstra, Dijkstra, Van Sebille (2022) Ocean Science, 18, 269-293.
    Using machine learning and beach cleanup data to explain litter quantities along the Dutch North Sea coast [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Rice, Nooteboom, Van Sebille, Peterse, Ziegler, Sluijs (2022) Geophysical Research Letters, 49, e2021GL096859.
    Limited lateral transport bias during export of sea surface temperature proxy carriers in the Mediterranean Sea [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Duinen, Kaandorp, Van Sebille (2022) Geophysical Research Letters, 49, e2021GL097214.
    Identifying Marine Sources of Beached Plastics through a Bayesian Framework: Application to Southwest Netherlands [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Nooteboom, Bijl, Kehl, Van Sebille, Ziegler, Von der Heydt, Dijkstra (2022) Earth System Dynamics, 13, 357-371.
    Sedimentary microplankton distributions are shaped by oceanographically connected areas [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Reijnders, Deleersnijder, Van Sebille (2022) Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 14, e2021MS002850.
    Simulating Lagrangian Subgrid-Scale Dispersion on Neutral Surfaces in the Ocean [ pdf @ publisher ]

2021 Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Kehl, Fischer, Van Sebille (2021) ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., V-4-2021, 217-224.
    Practices, pitfalls and guidelines in visualising Lagrangian ocean analyses [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Morales-Caselles, Viejo, Marti, Gonzalez-Fernandez, Pragnell-Raasch, Gonzalez-Gordillo, Montero, Arroyo, Hanke, Salvo, Basurko, Mallos, Lebreton, Echevarria, Van Emmerik, Duarte, Galvez, Van Sebille, Galgani, Garcia, Ross, Bartual, Ioakeimidis, Markalain, Isobe, A Cozar (2021) Nature Sustainability, 4, 484-493.
    An Inshore-Offshore Sorting System revealed from Global Classification of Ocean Litter [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Lobelle, Kooi, Koelmans, Laufkötter, Jongedijk, Kehl and Van Sebille (2021) Journal of Geophysical Research, 126, e2020JC017098.
    Global modeled sinking characteristics of biofouled microplastic [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Onink, Jongedijk, Hoffman, Van Sebille and Laufkötter (2021) Environmental Research Letters, 16, 064053.
    Global simulations of marine plastic transport show plastic trapping in coastal zones [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Kaandorp, Dijkstra, and Van Sebille (2021) Environmental Research Letters, 16, 054075.
    Modelling size distributions of marine plastics under the influence of continuous cascading fragmentation [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. De la Fuente, Drotos, Hernandez-Garcia, Lopez, and Van Sebille (2021) Ocean Science, 17, 431-453.
    Sinking microplastics in the water column: simulations in the Mediterranean Sea [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille, Zettler, Wienders, Amaral-Zettler, Elipot, amd Lumpkin (2021) Frontiers in Marine Science, 7, 607426.
    Dispersion of surface drifters in the Tropical Atlantic [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Reijnders, Van Leeuwen, and Van Sebille (2021) Journal of Geophysical Research, 126, e2020JC016416.
    Ocean Surface Connectivity in the Arctic: Capabilities and Caveats of Community Detection in Lagrangian Flow Networks
    [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Wichmann, Kehl, Dijkstra, and Van Sebille (2021) Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 28, 43-59.
    Ordering of trajectories reveals hierarchical finite-time coherent sets in Lagrangian particle data: detecting Agulhas rings in the South Atlantic Ocean [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Canals, Pham, Bergmann, Gutow, Hanke, van Sebille, Angiolillo, Buhl-Mortensen, Cau, Ioakeimidis, Kammann, Lundsten, Papatheodorou, Purser, Sanchez-Vidal, Schulz, Vinci, Chiba, Galgani, Langenkamper, Moller, Nattkemper, Ruiz, Suikkanen, Woodall, Fakiris, Molina Jack, and Giorgetti (2021) Environmental Research Letters, 16, 023001.
    The quest for seafloor macrolitter: A critical review of background knowledge, current methods and future prospects [ pdf @ publisher ]

2020 Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Alsina, Jongedijk, and Van Sebille (2020) Journal of Geophysical Research, 125, e2020JC016294.
    Laboratory measurements of the wave-induced motion of plastic particles: influence of wave period, plastic size and plastic density
    [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Zeller, McGregor, Van Sebille, Capotondi, and Spence (2020) Climate Dynamics, 56, 1131-1144.
    Subtropical-tropical pathways of spiciness anomalies and their impact on equatorial Pacific temperature [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Turney, Jones, McKay, van Sebille, Thomas, Hillenbrand, and Fogwill (2020) Earth System Science Data, 12, 3341-3356.
    A global mean sea-surface temperature dataset for the Last Interglacial (129-116 kyr) and contribution of thermal expansion to sea-level change [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Dämmer, de Nooijer, van Sebille, Haak, and Reichart (2020) Climate of the Past, 16, 2401-2414.
    Evaluation of isotopes and elements in planktonic foraminifera from the Mediterranean Sea as recorders of seawater oxygen isotopes and salinity [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Wichmann, Kehl, Dijkstra, and Van Sebille (2020) Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 27, 501-518.
    Detecting flow features in scarce trajectory data using networks derived from symbolic itineraries: an application to surface drifters in the North Atlantic [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van der Mheen Van Sebille, and Pattiaratchi (2020) Ocean Science, 16, 1317-1336.
    Beaching patterns of plastic debris along the Indian Ocean rim [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Kaandorp, Dijkstra, and Van Sebille (2020) Environmental Science & Technology, 54, 11980?11989.
    Closing the Mediterranean Marine Floating Plastic Mass Budget: Inverse Modelling of Sources and Sinks [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Everaert, De Rijcke, Lonneville, Janssen, Backhaus, Mees, Van Sebille, Koelmans, and Vandegehuchte, (2020) Environmental Pollution, 267, 115499.
    Risks of floating microplastic in the global ocean [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Nooteboom, Delandmeter, Van Sebille, Bijl, Dijkstra, and Von der Heydt (2020) PLoS ONE, 15, e0238650.
    Resolution dependency of sinking Lagrangian particles in ocean general circulation models [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Jutzeler, Marsh, Van Sebille, Mittal, Carey, Fauria, Manga, and McPhie (2020) Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e1701121.
    Ongoing Dispersal of the August 7, 2019 Pumice Raft from the Tonga Arc in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Kontopoulos, Van Sebille, Lange, Yvon-Durocher, Barraclough, and Pawar (2020) Evolution, 74, 775-790.
    Phytoplankton thermal responses adapt in the absence of hard thermodynamic constraints [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille, Aliani, Law, Maximenko, Alsina, Bagaev, Bergmann, Chapron, Chubarenko, Cózar, Delandmeter, Egger, Fox-Kemper, Garaba, Goddijn-Murphy, Hardesty, Hoffman, Isobe, Jongedijk, Kaandorp, Khatmullina, Koelmans, Kukulka, Laufkötter, Lebreton, Lobelle, Maes, Martinez-Vicente, Morales Maqueda, Poulain-Zarcos, Rodríguez, Ryan, Shanks, Shim, Suaria, Thiel, van den Bremer, and Wichmann (2020) Environmental Research Letters, 15, 023003.
    The physical oceanography of the transport of floating marine debris [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Materic, Kasper-Giebl, Kau, Anten, Greilinger, Ludewig, Van Sebille, Röckmann, and Holzinger (2020) Environmental Science & Technology, 54, 2353-2359.
    Micro- and nanoplastics in Alpine snow - a new method for chemical identification and (semi)quantification in the nanogram range
    [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Sterl, Delandmeter, and Van Sebille (2020) Journal of Geophysical Research, 125, e2019JC015583.
    Influence of barotropic tidal currents on transport and accumulation of floating microplastics in the global open ocean [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Turney, Fogwill, Golledge, McKay, Van Sebille, Jones, Etheridge, Rubino, Thornton, Davies, Bronk Ramsey, Thomas, Bird, Munksgaard, Kohno, Woodward, Winter, Weyrich, Rootes, Millman, Albert, Rivera, van Ommen, Curran, Moy, Rahmstorf, Kawamura, Hillenbrand, Weber, Manning, Young, and Cooper (2020) Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences, 117, 3996-4006.
    Early Last Interglacial ocean warming drove substantial ice mass loss from Antarctica [ pdf @ publisher ]

2019 Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Wichmann, Delandmeter, Dijkstra, and Van Sebille (2019) Environmental Research Communications, 1, 115001.
    Mixing of passive tracers at the ocean surface and its implications for plastic transport modelling [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Martinez-Vicente, Clark, Corradi, Aliani, Arias, Bochow, Bonnery, Cole, Cozar, Donnelly, Echevarria, Galgani, Garaba, Goddijn-Murphy, Lebreton, Leslie, Lindeque, Maximenko, Martin-Lauzer, Moller, Murphy, Palombi, Raimondi, Reisser, Romero, Simis, Sterckx, Thompson, Topouzelis, Van Sebille, Veiga, and Vethaak (2019) Remote Sensing, 11, 2443.
    Measuring marine plastic debris from space: initial assessment of sampling requirements [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Hellweger, Jabbur, Johnson, Van Sebille, and Sasaki (2019) The ISME Journal, 14, 560?568.
    Circadian clock helps cyanobacteria manage energy in coastal and high latitude ocean [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille, Delandmeter, Schofield, Hardesty, Jones, and Donnelly (2019) Ocean Science, 15, 1341-1349.
    Basin-scale sources and pathways of microplastic that ends up in the Galápagos Archipelago [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Escalle, Scutt Phillips, Brownjohn, Brouwer, Sen Gupta, Van Sebille, Hampton, and Pilling (2019) Scientific Reports, 9, 14005.
    Environmental versus operational drivers of drifting FAD beaching in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Wichmann, Delandmeter, and Van Sebille (2019) Journal of Geophysical Research, 124, 6086-6096.
    Influence of near-surface currents on the global dispersal of marine microplastic [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Maximenko, Corradi, Law, Van Sebille, Garaba, Lampitt, Galgani, Martinez-Vicente, Goddijn-Murphy, Veiga, Thompson, Maes, Moller, Loscher, Addamo, Lamson, Centurioni, Posth, Lumpkin, Vinci, Martins, Pieper, Isobe, Hanke, Edwards, Chubarenko, Rodriguez, Aliani, Arias, Asner, Brosich, Carlton, Chao, Cook, Cundy, Galloway, Giorgetti, Goni, Guichoux, Hardesty, Holdsworth, Lebreton, Leslie, Macadam-Somer, Mace, Manuel, Marsh, Martinez, Mayor, Le Moigne, Molina Jack, Mowlem, Obbard, Pabortsava, Robberson, Rotaru, Spedicato, Thiel, Turra, and Wilcox (2019) Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, 447.
    Towards the Integrated Marine Debris Observing System [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Villas Bôas, Ardhuin, Ayet, Bourassa, Brandt, Chapron, Cornuelle, Farrar, Fewings, Fox-Kemper, Gille, Gommenginger, Heimbach, Hell, Li, Mazloff, Merrifield, Mouche, Rio, Rodriguez, Shutler, Subramanian, Terril, Tsamados, Ubelmann, and Van Sebille (2019) Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, 425.
    Integrated observations and modeling of global winds, currents, and waves: requirements and challenges for the next decade
    [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Delandmeter and Van Sebille (2019) Geoscientific Model Development, 12, 3571-3584.
    The Parcels v2.0 Lagrangian framework: new field interpolation schemes [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Nooteboom, Bijl, Van Sebille, Von der Heydt and Dijkstra (2019) Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 34, 1178-1194.
    Transport bias by ocean currents in sedimentary microplankton assemblages: Implications for paleoceanographic reconstructions
    [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Scutt Phillips, Escalle, Pilling, Sen Gupta and Van Sebille (2019) Environmental Research Communications, 1, 055001.
    Regional connectivity and spatial densities of drifting fish aggregating devices, simulated from fishing events in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Compa, Alomar, Wilcox, Van Sebille, Lebreton, Hardesty and Deudero (2019) Science of the Total Environment, 678, 188-196.
    Risk assessment of plastic pollution on marine diversity in the Mediterranean Sea [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Ardhuin, Brandt, Gaultier, Donlon, Battaglia, Boy, Casal, Chapron, Collard, Cravatte, Delouis, De Witte, Dibarboure, Engen, Johnsen, Lique, Lopez-Dekker, Maes, Martin, Marie, Menemenlis, Nouguier, Peureux, Ressler, Rio, Rommen, Shutler, Suess, Tsamados, Ubelmann, Van Sebille, van der Vorst, Stammer and Rampal (2019) Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, 209.
    SKIM, a candidate satellite mission exploring global ocean currents and waves [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van der Mheen, Pattiaratchi and Van Sebille (2019) Journal of Geophysical Research, 124, 2571-2590.
    Role of Indian Ocean Dynamics on Accumulation of Buoyant Debris [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Cetina-Heredia, Roughan, Van Sebille, Keating and Brassington (2019) Journal of Geophysical Research, 124, 2485-2500.
    Retention and leakage of water by mesoscale eddies in the East Australian Current system [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. De Frond, Van Sebille, Parnis, Diamond, Mallos, Kingsbury and Rochman (2019) Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 15, 596-606.
    Estimating the mass of chemicals associated with ocean plastic pollution to inform mitigation efforts [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Lacerda, Rodrigues, Van Sebille, Rodrigues, Ribeiro, Secchi, Kessler and Proietti (2019) Scientific Reports, 9, 3977.
    Plastics in sea surface waters around the Antarctic Peninsula [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Onink, Wichmann, Delandmeter and Van Sebille (2019) Journal of Geophysical Research, 124, 1474-1490.
    The role of Ekman currents, geostrophy and Stokes drift in the accumulation of floating microplastic [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. McInnes, Laczka, Baker, Larsson, Robinson, Clark, Laiolo, Alvarez, Laverock, Kremer, Van Sebille and Doblin (2019) The ISME Journal, 1751, 7370.
    Live cell analysis at sea reveals divergent thermal performance between photosynthetic ocean microbial eukaryote populations [ pdf @ publisher ]

2018 Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Bond, Ferrandiz-Mas, Felipe-Sotelo, and Van Sebille (2018) Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 48, 685-722.
    The Occurrence and Degradation of Aquatic Plastic Litter Based on Polymer Physicochemical Properties: a Review [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Duncan, Arrowsmith, Bain, Broderick, Lee, Metcalfe, Pikesley, Snape, van Sebille, and Godley (2018), Marine Pollution Bulletin, 136, 334-340.
    The true depth of the Mediterranean plastic problem: Extreme microplastic pollution on marine turtle nesting beaches in Cyprus [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Hart-Davis, Backeberg, Halo, Van Sebille, and Johannessen (2018) Remote Sensing of Environment, 216, 735-746.
    Assessing the accuracy of satellite derived ocean currents by comparing observed and virtual buoys in the greater Agulhas system
    [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Fraser, Morrison, Hogg, Macaya, Van Sebille, Ryan, Padovan, Jack, Valdivia, and Waters (2018) Nature Climate Change, 8, 704-708.
    Antarctica's ecological isolation will be broken by storm-driven dispersal and warming [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Ardhuin, Aksenov, Benetazzo, Bertino, Brandt, Caubet, Chapron, Collard, Cravatte, Delouis, Dias, Dibarboure, Gaultier, Johannessen, Korosov, Manucharyan, Menemenlis, Menendez, Monnier, Mouche, Nouguier, Nurser, Rampal, Reniers, Rodriguez, Stopa, Tison, Ubelmann, Van Sebille, and Xie (2018) Ocean Science, 14, 337-354.
    Measuring currents, ice drift, and waves from space: the Sea Surface KInematics Multiscale monitoring (SKIM) concept [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Rodríguez-Zárate, Sandoval-Castillo, Van Sebille, Keane, Rocha-Olivares, Urteaga, and Beheregaray (2018) Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 285, 20180624.
    Isolation by Environment in the Highly Mobile Olive Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) in the eastern Pacific [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Scutt Phillips, Sen Gupta, Senina, Van Sebille, Lange, Lehodey, Hampton, and Nicol (2018) Progress in Oceanography, 164, 63-74.
    An Individual-based Model of Skipjack Tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Movement in the Tropical Pacific Ocean [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Smith, York, Broitman, Thiel, Hays, Van Sebille, Putman, Macreadie, Sherman (2018), Global Ecology and Biogeography, 27, 487-496.
    Rare long distance dispersal of a marine angiosperm across the Pacific Ocean [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Bull, Kiss, Van Sebille, Jourdain, and England (2018), Journal of Geophysical Research, 123, 1457-1470.
    The role of the New Zealand plateau in the Tasman Sea circulation and separation of the East Australian Current [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Cetina-Heredia, Van Sebille, Matear, and Roughan (2018), Journal of Geophysical Research, 123, 759-772.
    Nitrate sources, supply, and phytoplankton growth in the Great Australian Bight: an Eulerian-Lagrangian modelling approach
    [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Hennekam, Zinke, Van Sebille, Ten Have, Brummer, and Reichart (2018), Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 33, 48-60.
    Cocos (Keeling) corals reveal 200 years of multi-decadal modulation of southeast Indian Ocean hydrology by Indonesian Throughflow
    [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. McAdam and Van Sebille (2018), Journal of Geophysical Research, 123, 514-532.
    Surface connectivity and inter-ocean exchanges from drifter-based transition matrices [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Brach, Deixonne, Bernard, Durand, Desjean, Perez, Van Sebille and Ter Halle (2018), Marine Pollution Bulletin, 126, 191-196.
    Anticyclonic eddies increase accumulation of microplastic in the North Atlantic subtropical gyre [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille, Griffies, Abernathey, Adams, Berloff, Biastoch, Blanke, Chassignet, Cheng, Cotter, Deleersnijder, Döös, Drake, Drijfhout, Gary, Heemink, Kjellsson, Koszalka, Lange, Lique, MacGilchrist, Marsh, Mayorga Adame, McAdam, Nencioli, Paris, Piggott, Polton, Rühs, Shah, Thomas, Wang, Wolfram, Zanna, and Zika (2018), Ocean Modelling, 121, 49-75.
    Lagrangian ocean analysis: fundamentals and practices [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Goddijn-Murphy, Peters, Van Sebille, James, and Gibb (2018), Marine Pollution Bulletin, 126, 255-262.
    Concept for a hyperspectral remote sensing algorithm for floating marine macro plastics [ pdf @ publisher ]

2017 Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Bull, Kiss, Jourdain, England, and Van Sebille (2017), Journal of Geophysical Research, 122, 9980-9998.
    Wind forced variability in eddy formation, eddy shedding and the separation of the East Australian Current [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Koelmans, Kooi, Law and Van Sebille (2017), Environmental Research Letters, 12, 114028.
    All is not lost: Deriving a top-down mass budget of plastic at sea [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Lange and Van Sebille (2017), Geoscientific Model Development, 10, 4175-4186.
    Parcels v0.9: prototyping a Lagrangian Ocean Analysis framework for the petascale age [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Axelsson and Van Sebille (2017), Marine Pollution Bulletin, 124, 211-227.
    Prevention through policy: Urban macroplastic leakages to the marine environment during extreme rainfall events [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Krüger, Ramos, Xavier, Grémillet, González-Solís, Kolbeinsson, Militão, Navarro, Petry, Phillips, Ramiírez, Reyes-González, Ryan, Sigurosson, Van Sebille, Wanless, and Paiva (2017), Animal Conservation, 20, 409-424.
    Identification of candidate pelagic marine protected areas through a seabird seasonal-, multispecific- and extinction risk-based approach
    [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Everett, Van Sebille, Taylor, Suthers, Setio, Cetina-Heredia, and Smith (2017), Fisheries Oceanography, 26, 513-525.
    Dispersal of Eastern King Prawn larvae in a western boundary current: new insights from particle tracking [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Coleman, Cetina-Heredia, Roughan, Feng Van Sebille, and Kelaher (2017), Global Change Biology, 23, 3533-3542.
    Anticipating changes to future connectivity within a network of marine protected areas [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Cózar, Martí, Duarte, García-de-Lomas, Van Sebille, Ballatore, Eguíluz, González-Gordillo, Pedrotti, Echevarría, Troublè, Irigoien (2017), Science Advances, 3, e1600582.
    The Arctic Ocean as a dead end for floating plastics in the North Atlantic branch of the Thermohaline Circulation [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Hardesty, Harari, Isobe, Lebreton, Maximenko, Potemra, Van Sebille, Vethaak, and Wilcox (2017), Frontiers in Marine Science, 4, 30.
    Using numerical model simulations to improve the understanding of microplastic distribution and pathways in the marine environment
    [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Turney, Fogwill, Palmer, Van Sebille, Thomas, McGlone, Richardson, Wilmshurst, Fenwick, Zunz, Goosse, Wilson, Carter, Lipson, Jones, Harsch, Clark, Marzinelli, Rogers, Rainsley, Ciasto, Waterman, Thomas, and Visbeck (2017), Climate of the Past, 13, 231-248.
    Tropical forcing of increased Southern Ocean climate variability revealed by a 140-year subantarctic temperate reconstruction
    [ pdf @ publisher ]

2016 Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Hellweger, Van Sebille, Calfee, Chandler, Zinser, Swan, and Fredrick (2016), PLoS ONE, 11, e0167010.
    The role of ocean currents in the temperature selection of plankton: Insights from an agent-based model [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Fogwill, Van Sebille, Cougnon, Turney, Rintoul, Galton-Fenzi, Clark, Marzinelli, Rainsley, and Carter (2016), The Cryosphere, 10, 2603.
    Impacts of a developing polynya off Commonwealth Bay, East Antarctica, triggered by grounding of iceberg B09B [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Qin, Menviel, Sen Gupta, and Van Sebille (2016), Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 9843-9851.
    Iron sources and pathways into the Pacific Equatorial Undercurrent [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Teske, Sandoval-Castillo, Van Sebille, Waters, and Beheregaray (2016), Scientific Reports, 6, 34205 .
    Oceanography promotes self-recruitment in a planktonic larval disperser [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Grist, Josey, Jacobs, Marsh, Sinha, and Van Sebille (2016), Climate Dynamics, 46, 4027-4045.
    Extreme air-sea interaction over the North Atlantic subpolar gyre during the winter of 2013-14 and its sub-surface legacy [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Doblin and Van Sebille (2016), Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences, 113, 5700-5705.
    Drift in ocean currents impacts intergenerational microbial exposure to temperature [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Yit Sen Bull and Van Sebille (2016), Journal of Geophysical Research, 121, 1626-1639.
    Sources, fate and pathways of Leeuwin Current water in the Indian Ocean and Great Australian Bight: A Lagrangian study in an eddy-resolving ocean model [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Sen Gupta, McGregor, Van Sebille, Ganachaud, Brown, and Santoso (2016), Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 1667-1678.
    Future changes to the Indonesian Throughflow and Pacific circulation: the differing role of wind and deep circulation changes
    [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Ypma, Van Sebille, Kiss, and Spence (2016), Journal of Geophysical Research, 121, 758-774.
    The separation of the East Australian Current: a Lagrangian approach to potential vorticity and upstream control [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Schuyler, Wilcox, Townsend, Wedemeyer-Strombel, Balazs, Van Sebille, and Hardesty (2016), Global Change Biology, 22, 567-576.
    Risk analysis reveals global hotspots for marine debris ingestion by sea turtles [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Sherman and Van Sebille (2016), Environmental Research Letters, 11, 014006.
    Modeling marine surface microplastic transport to assess optimal removal locations [ pdf @ publisher ]

2015 Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Biastoch, Durgadoo, Morrison, Van Sebille, Weijer, and Griffies (2015), Nature Communications, 6, 10082.
    Atlantic multi-decadal oscillation covaries with Agulhas leakage [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille, Wilcox, Lebreton, Maximenko, Hardesty, Van Franeker, Eriksen, Siegel, Galgani, and Law (2015), Environmental Research Letters, 10.
    A Global Inventory of Small Floating Plastic Debris [ pdf @ publisher | data @ figshare]
  1. Van Sebille, Waterman, Barthel, Lumpkin, Keating, Fogwill and Turney (2015), Journal of Geophysical Research, 120, 6769-6781.
    Pairwise surface drifter separation in the Western Pacific Sector of the Southern Ocean [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Cetina-Heredia, Roughan, Van Sebille, Feng, and Coleman (2015), Global Change Biology, 21, 4377-4386.
    Strengthened currents override the effect of warming on lobster larval dispersal & survival [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Wilcox, Van Sebille, and Hardesty (2015), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112, 11899-11904.
    Threat of plastic pollution to seabirds is global, pervasive, and increasing [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Froyland, Horenkamp, Rossi, and Van Sebille (2015), Chaos, 25, 083119.
    Studying an Agulhas ring's long-term pathway and decay with finite-time coherent sets [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Garzoli, Dong, Fine, Meinen, Perez, Schmid, Van Sebille, and Yao (2015), Deep Sea Research I, 103, 125-136.
    The fate of the Deep Western Boundary Current in the South Atlantic [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Teske, Sandoval-Castillo, Van Sebille, Waters, and Beheregaray (2015), Marine Ecology Progress Series, 532, 1-12.
    On-shelf larval retention limits population connectivity in a coastal broadcast spawner [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Graham, De Boer, Van Sebille, Kohfeld, and Schlosser (2015), Deep Sea Research I, 104, 9-25.
    Inferring source regions and supply mechanisms of iron in the Southern Ocean from satellite chlorophyll data [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Peña-Izquierdo, Van Sebille, Pelegrí, Sprintall, Mason, Llanillo, and Machín (2015), Journal of Geophysical Research, 120, 3350-3372.
    Water mass pathways to the North Atlantic Oxygen Minimum Zones [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Evans, Young, Nicol, Kolody, Allain, Bell, Brown, Ganachaud, Hobday, Hunt, Innes, Sen Gupta, Van Sebille, Kloser, Patterson, and Singh (2015), Marine Policy, 59, 94-104.
    Optimising fisheries management in relation to tuna catches in the western central Pacific Ocean: A review of research priorities and opportunities [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Qin, Sen Gupta, and Van Sebille (2015), Journal of Geophysical Research, 120, 3113-3128.
    Variability in the origins and pathways of Pacific Equatorial Undercurrent water [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille, Scussolini, Durgadoo, Peeters, Biastoch, Weijer, Turney, Paris, and Zahn (2015), Nature Communications, 6, 6521.
    Ocean currents generate large footprints in marine palaeoclimate proxies [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Sen Gupta, Brown, Jourdain, Van Sebille, Ganachaud, and Vergés (2015), Deep Sea Research II, 113, 59-72.
    Episodic and non-uniform migration of thermal habitats in a warming ocean [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille (2015), Physics Today, 68, 60-61.
    The oceans’ accumulating plastic garbage [ pdf @ publisher ]

2014 Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Van Sebille (2014), Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 461, 317-322. - a free, quick and easy tool to quantitatively study planktonic surface drift in the global ocean [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Hellweger, Van Sebille, and Fredrick (2014), Science, 345, 1346-1349.
    Biogeographic patterns in ocean microbes emerge in a neutral agent-based model [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Froyland, Stuart, and Van Sebille (2014), Chaos, 24, 033126.
    How well-connected is the surface of the global ocean? [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Cetina-Heredia, Roughan, Van Sebille, and Coleman (2014), Journal of Geophysical Research, 119, 4351-4366.
    Long term trends in the East Australian Current separation latitude and eddy driven transport [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Vergés, Steinberg, Hay, Poore, Campbell, Ballesteros, Heck, Booth, Coleman, Feary, Figueira, Langlois, Marzinelli, Mizerek, Mumby, Nakamura, Roughan, Van Sebille, Sen Gupta, Smale, Tomas, Wernberg, and Wilson (2014), Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 281, 20140846.
    The tropicalisation of temperate marine ecosystems: climate-mediated changes in herbivory cause community phase shifts
    [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Rosso, Hogg, Strutton, Kiss, Matear, Klocker, and Van Sebille (2014), Ocean Modeling, 80, 10-23.
    Vertical transport in the ocean due to sub-mesoscale structures: Impacts in the Kerguelen region [pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille, Sprintall, Schwarzkopf, Sen Gupta, Santoso, England, Biastoch, and Böning (2014), Journal of Geophysical Research, 119.
    Pacific-to-Indian Ocean connectivity: Tasman leakage, Indonesian Throughflow and the role of ENSO [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Qin, Van Sebille, and Sen Gupta (2014), Ocean Modeling, 76, 20-30.
    Quantification of errors induced by temporal resolution on Lagrangian particles in an eddy-resolving model [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Caley, Peeters, Biastoch, Rossignol, Van Sebille, Durgadoo, Malaize, Giraudeau, Arthur, and Zahn (2014), Geophysical Research Letters, 41.
    Quantitative estimate of the palaeo-Agulhas leakage [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Spence, Van Sebille, Saenko, and England (2014), Journal of Physical Oceanography, 44, 662-675.
    Using Eulerian and Lagrangian approaches to investigate wind-driven changes in the Southern Ocean abyssal circulation [ pdf @ publisher]
  1. Den Toom, Dijkstra, Weijer, Hecht, Maltrud, and Van Sebille (2014), Journal of Physical Oceanography, 44, 464-481.
    Response of a strongly eddying global ocean to North Atlantic freshwater perturbations [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Palmer, Turney, Hogg, Hilliam, Watson, Van Sebille, Cowie, Jones, and Petchey (2014), Journal of Archaeological Science, 42, 435-441.
    The discovery of New Zealand’s oldest shipwreck – possible evidence of further Dutch exploration of the South Pacific [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Weijer and Van Sebille (2014), Journal of Climate, 27, 101-110.
    Impact of Agulhas Leakage on the Atlantic overturning circulation in the CCSM4 [ pdf @ publisher ]

2013 Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Scussolini, Van Sebille, and Durgadoo (2013), Climate of the Past, 9, 2631-2639.
    Paleo Agulhas Rings enter the subtropical gyre during the penultimate deglaciation [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Wilkins, Van Sebille, Rintoul, Lauro, and Cavicchioli (2013), Nature Communications, 4, 2457.
    Advection shapes Southern Ocean microbial assemblages independent of distance and environment effects [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Rossi, Van Sebille, Sen Gupta, Garçon, and England (2013), Deep Sea Research I, 80, 37-46.
    Multi-decadal projections of the pathways and dilution of the Fukushima Cesium-137 radioactive plume [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille, Spence, Mazloff, England, Rintoul, and Saenko (2013), Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 2177-2182.
    Abyssal connections of Antarctic Bottom Water in a Southern Ocean State Estimate [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Paris, Helgers, Van Sebille, and Srinivasan (2013), Environmental Modeling and Software, 42, 47-54.
    Connectivity Modeling System: A probabilistic modeling tool for the multi-scale tracking of biotic and abiotic variability in the ocean
    [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Meinen, Johns, Garzoli, Van Sebille, Rayner, Kanzow, and Baringer (2013), Deep Sea Research II, 85, 154-168.
    Variability of the Deep Western Boundary Current at 26.5°N during 2004-2009 [ pdf @ publisher ]

2012 Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Van Sebille, England, and Froyland (2012), Environmental Research Letters, 7, 044040.
    Origin, dynamics and evolution of ocean garbage patches from observed surface drifters [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille, Johns, and Beal (2012), Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, C05037.
    Does the vorticity flux from Agulhas rings control the zonal pathway of NADW across the South Atlantic? [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Weijer, Sloyan, Maltrud, Jeffery, Hecht, Hartin, Van Sebille, Wainer, and Landrum (2012), Journal of Climate, 25, 2652-2675.
    The Southern Ocean and its climate in CCSM4 [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille, England, Zika, and Sloyan (2012), Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L06601.
    Tasman leakage in a fine-resolution ocean model [ pdf @ publisher ]

2011 Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Van Sebille, Baringer, Johns, Meinen, Beal, De Jong, and Van Aken (2011), Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, C12027.
    Propagation pathways of classical Labrador Sea Water from its source region to 26°N [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Lee, Park, Van Sebille, Baringer, Wang, Enfield, Yeager, and Kirtman (2011), Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L17607.
    What caused the significant increase in Atlantic Ocean heat content since the mid-20th century? [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille, Beal, and Johns (2011), Journal of Physical Oceanography, 41, 1026-1034.
    Advective time scales of Agulhas leakage to the North Atlantic in surface drifter observations and the 3D OFES model [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille, Kamenkovich, and Willis (2011), Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L02606.
    Quasi-zonal jets in 3-D Argo data of the northeast Atlantic [ pdf @ publisher ]

2010 Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Van Sebille, Beal, and Biastoch (2010), Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L09610.
    Sea surface slope as a proxy for Agulhas Current strength [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille, Van Leeuwen, Biastoch, and De Ruijter (2010), Deep Sea Research I, 57, 319-327.
    Flux comparison of Eulerian and Lagrangian estimates of Agulhas leakage: A case study using a numerical model [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille, Van Leeuwen, Biastoch, and De Ruijter (2010), Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, C03010.
    On the fast decay of Agulhas rings [ pdf @ publisher ]

2009 Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Van Sebille, Barron, Biastoch, Van Leeuwen, Vossepoel, and De Ruijter (2009), Ocean Science, 5, 511-521.
    Relating Agulhas leakage to the Agulhas Current retroflection location [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille, Van Leeuwen, Biastoch, Barron, and De Ruijter (2009), Ocean Modeling, 29, 269-276.
    Lagrangian validation of numerical drifter trajectories using drifting buoys: Application to the Agulhas system [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille, Biastoch, Van Leeuwen, and De Ruijter (2009), Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L03601.
    A weaker Agulhas Current leads to more Agulhas leakage [ pdf @ publisher ]

2007 Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Van Sebille and Van Leeuwen (2007), Journal of Physical Oceanography, 37, 2305-2315.
    Fast northward energy transfer in the Atlantic due to Agulhas rings [ pdf @ publisher ]

Other publications

  1. Marsh and Van Sebille (2021), Elsevier, 380pp.
    Ocean Currents - Physical Drivers in a Changing World [ Publisher's website | Exercises]
  1. Koelmans, Pahl, Backhuas, Bessa, van Calster, Contzen, Cronin, Galloway, Hart, Henderson, Kalcikova, Kelly, Kolodziejczyk, Marku, Poortinga, Rillig, Van Sebille, Steg, Steidl, Steinhorst, Syberg, Thompson, Wagner, Van Wezel, Wright, Wyles (2019), Science Advice for Policy by European Academies (SAPEA)
    A Scientific Perspective on Microplastics in Nature and Society [ Link to report ]
  1. Amaral-Zettler, Andrady, Dudas, Fabres, Galgani, Hardesty, Hidalgo-Ruz, Hong, Kershaw, Lebreton, Lusher, Narayan, Pahl, Potemra, Rochman, Sherif, Seager, Shim, Sobral, Takada, Ten Brink, Thiel, Thompson, Turra, Van Cauwenberghe, Van Sebille, Vethaak, Watkins, Wyles, Wilcox, Zettler and Ziveri (2017), IMO/FAO/UNESCO-IOC/UNIDO/WMO/IAEA/UN/UNEP/UNDP Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (Kershaw and Rochman, eds), GESAMP study No 93, 220 pp.
    Sources, fate and effects of microplastics in the marine environment: part two of a global assessment [ pdf ]
  1. Scutt Phillips, Sen Gupta, Van Sebille, Senina, Lehodey and Nicol (2016), 12th Regular Session of the Scientific Committee, Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission , EB-IP-01, 1-16.
    Individual-based methods for simulation of movement by WCPO skipjack and other pelagic species [ pdf ]
  1. Van Sebille, Spathi and Gilbert (2016), Grantham Briefing Paper 19, Grantham Institute, Imperial College London, 16 pp.
    The ocean plastic pollution challenge: towards solutions in the UK [ pdf ]
  1. Van Sebille (2009), PhD dissertation, Utrecht University, 176 pp.
    Assessing Agulhas leakage [ pdf ]
  1. Van Sebille (2007), Master thesis, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Utrecht University, 80 pp.
    Fast response of the Meridional Overturning Circulation to Agulhas Leakage Perturbations [ pdf ]