Smith, D. & Copper, B. (2015). Regulations relating to Registered Veterinary Nurses in the United Kingdom
Veterinary nursing is now a well recognise professional route in the UK. There is considerable capacity within the industry to increase the number of veterinary nurses employ...
Smith, D., Dougherty, K. & Yates, K. (2015). Ensuring standards of clinical care provided by veterinary nurses through regulation, registration and accredited training
The gestation of veterinary nursing as a recognised and self-regulated profession in the United Kingdom can be best described as long and difficult. Caught between the twin e...
Cooper, B. & Smith, D. (2015). Veterinary Nurse training in the UK
Veterinary Nursing in the UK is still a relatively young profession. Whilst it is known that there were animal nurses in existence in the late 1800’s the role and title ‘Veter...
Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University)
Effects of Anthropogenic Noise on the Embryogenesis of Squids, Loligo spp.
Continuous Monitoring of Marine Soundscapes: Assessing Anthropogenic Noise Near Breeding Seabird Colonies
Exposure of Marine Invertebrate Larvae to Underwater Speaker Playbacks of Noise Pollution Sources in the Field
PhD student Edward Bolger
Reader in Marine Sciences / Co-Director of Research, St Abbs Marine Station
Rueckert, S. & Devetak, D. (in press). Gregarines (Apicomplexa, Gregarinasina) in psocids (Insecta, Psocoptera) including a new species description and their potential use as pest control agents. European Journal of Protistology. ISSN 0932-4739
Gregarine apicomplexans are unicellular organisms that infect invertebrate hosts in marine, freshwater and terrestrial habitats. The largest group of invertebrates infested o...
Willmer, P. G., Cunnold, H. & Ballantyne, G. (2017). Insights from measuring pollen deposition: quantifying the pre-eminence of bees as flower visitors and effective pollinators. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. doi:10.1007/s11829-017-9528-2. ISSN 1872-8855
Using our accumulated datasets from Kenyan savanna, Mediterranean garigue, UK gardens and heathland, involving 76 plants from 30 families, we present detailed data to quantify...
Briers, R., Campbell, R., Galt, K., Walters, M. & Holmes, J. (in press). Using stable isotopes to assess the distribution of reproduction by migratory and resident Salmo trutta within river systems: some complicating factors. In Sea Trout Science and ManagementISBN 9781788035354
Understanding the distribution of spawning resident and migratory trout in a river system is important for fishery management. In most cases this information is lacking or onl...
Hill, M. J., Biggs, J., Thornhill, I., Briers, R. A., Gledhill, D. H., White, J. C., …Hassall, C. (2017). Urban ponds as an aquatic biodiversity resource in modified landscapes. Global Change Biology. 23(3), 986-999. doi:10.1111/gcb.13401. ISSN 1354-1013
Urbanization is a global process contributing to the loss and fragmentation of natural habitats. Many studies have focused on the biological response of terrestrial taxa and h...
Weier, S. M., Linden, V. M., Gaigher, I., White, P. J. & Taylor, P. J. (2017). Changes of bat species composition over altitudinal gradients on northern and southern aspects of the Soutpansberg mountain range, South Africa. Mammalia. 81(1)doi:10.1515/mammalia-2015-0055. ISSN 0025-1461
In order to gain insight into the pattern of bat species composition over altitude and the environmental variables driving the observed pattern, we compared data from moist so...
Briers, R. (2015). Eutrophication. In Encyclopedia of Sustainable Tourism, 226. CAB International Publishing. ISBN 9781780641430
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Maggs, G., Nicoll, M., Zuël, N., White, P. J. C., Winfield, E., Poongavanan, S., …Norris, K. (2015). Rattus management is essential for population persistence in a critically endangered passerine: combining small-scale field experiments and population modelling. Biological Conservation. 191, 274-281. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2015.06.039. ISSN 0006-3207
Invasive species are a major threat for island biodiversity, causing species decline and extinction globally. Of all invasive mammals rats are one of the most detrimental and ...
White, S., Briers, R. A., Bouyer, Y., Odden, J. & Linnell, J. D. C. (2015). Eurasian lynx natal den site and maternal home-range selection in multi-use landscapes of Norway: Habitat selection by denning Eurasian lynx. Journal of zoology : proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 297(2), 87-98. doi:10.1111/jzo.12260. ISSN 1469-7998
In carnivores, securing suitable den sites with associated early maternal home ranges is important for successful reproduction, and understanding natal den site selection is e...
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 ...
Önal, H. & Briers, R. A. (2006). Optimal Selection of a Connected Reserve Network. Operations Research. 54(2), 379-388. doi:10.1287/opre.1060.0272. ISSN 0030-364X
Spatial considerations are important in conservation reserve design. A particularly important spatial requirement is the connectivity of selected sites. Direct connections bet...
Todd, P. A., Briers, R. A., Ladle, R. J. & Middleton, F. (2006). Phenotype-environment matching in the shore crab (Carcinus maenas). Marine Biology. 148(6), 1357-1367. doi:10.1007/s00227-005-0159-2. ISSN 0025-3162
The shore crab (Carcinus maenas) exhibits a range of carapace pattern polymorphisms, but little is known regarding their function or maintenance. If patterns represent some fo...
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 ...
Production of final version smartphone application and data queries for citizen science research in Brazil to improve mangrove crab fisheries management.
Experiment with single and combined noise and temperature stress treatments
The AEB Charitable Trust
Collaboration with the National Trust for Scotland, St Abb's Head to determine the impacts of cliff-top walkers and boats on the nesting success of seabirds at St Abbs's Head, Scotland