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Simith, D. D. J. D. B., Abrunhosa, F. A. & Diele, K. (2017). Metamorphosis of the edible mangrove crab Ucides cordatus (Ucididae) in response to benthic microbial biofilms. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2017.01.022. ISSN 0022-0981
Benthic microbial communities can play an important role in the induction of larval metamorphosis in marine invertebrates. The role of biofilms in recognizing the parental hab...
Pülmanns, N., Mehlig, U., Nordhaus, I., Saint-Paul, U. & Diele, K. (2016). Mangrove Crab Ucides cordatus Removal Does Not Affect Sediment Parameters and Stipule Production in a One Year Experiment in Northern Brazil. PLoS ONE. 11(12), e0167375. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0167375. ISSN 1932-6203
Mangrove crabs influence ecosystem processes through bioturbation and/or litter feeding. In Brazilian mangroves, the abundant and commercially important crab Ucides cordatus i...
Chandler, M., See, L., Andrianandrasana, H., Becker, D., Berardi, A., Bodmer, R., …Williams, J. N. (2016). The value and opportunites of community-and citizen-based approaches to tropical forest biodiversity monitoring. In Szantoi, Z., Jongman, R., Paganini, M., Mora, B., Luque, S. & Gill, M. (Eds.). A Sourcebook of Methods and Procedures for Monitoring Essential Biodiversity Variables in Tropical Forests with Remote SensingISBN unknown
Introduction - Earth Observation (EO) refers to the direct and indirect measurement of the Earth’s surface that can be undertaken using satellites, aircraft, on the ground and...
Reader in Marine Sciences / Co-Director of Research, St Abbs Marine Station
Senior Research and Innovation Web Content Officer
Lecturer in Law
Lancaster, J. & Briers, R. A. (Eds.). (2007). Aquatic insects: challenges to populations. doi:10.1079/9781845933968.0000. ISBN 9781845933968
This book considers some of the potential influences on individuals and populations (e.g. environmental stresses, parasites, cannibalism, dispersal limitations), the 'cunning ...
Briers, R. A. & Biggs, J. (2005). Spatial patterns in pond invertebrate communities: separating environmental and distance effects. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 15(6), 549-557. doi:10.1002/aqc.742. ISSN 1052-7613
1.The nature and extent of spatial pattern in communities has important implications for their dynamics and conservation. Previous studies of pond ecosystems, over relatively ...
Briers, R. A., Cariss, H. M., Geoghegan, R. & Gee, J. H. R. (2005). The lateral extent of the subsidy from an upland stream to riparian lycosid spiders. Ecography. 28(2), 165-170. doi:10.1111/j.0906-7590.2005.04020.x. ISSN 0906-7590
Adult aquatic insects emerging from streams can subsidize riparian food webs, but little is known of the spatial extent of these subsidies. Stable isotope (15N) enrichment of ...
Briers, R. (2016). biotic: Calculation of Freshwater Biotic Indices. R package version 0.1.2. https://github.com/robbriers/biotic
The biotic package calculates a range of commonly used UK freshwater invertebrate biotic indices, based on family level identification. Indices that can be calculated are BMW...