Reader in Marine Sciences / Co-Director of Research, St Abbs Marine Station
Pestana, D. F., Pülmanns, N., Nordhaus, I., Diele, K. & Zimmer, M. (2017). The influence of crab burrows on sediment salinity in a Rhizophora-dominated mangrove forest in North Brazil during the dry season. Hydrobiologia. doi:10.1007/s10750-017-3282-4. ISSN 0018-8158
Many ecological processes are influenced by salinity. Burrowing crabs, abundant fauna of mangrove forests around the world, can facilitate sediment water fluxes, which may dec...
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...
Nascimento, D. M., Alves, R. R. N., Barboza, R. R. D., Schmidt, A. J., Diele, K. & Mourão, J. S. (2016). Commercial relationships between intermediaries and harvesters of the mangrove crab Ucides cordatus (Linnaeus, 1763) in the Mamanguape River estuary, Brazil, and their socio-ecological implications. Ecological Economics. 131, 44-51. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2016.08.017. ISSN 0921-8009
The large mangrove crab Ucides cordatus (“caranguejo-uçá”) is a key fisheries resource in Brazil, critical for the sustenance of livelihoods of thousands of people in coastal ...
Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University)
Exposure of Marine Invertebrate Larvae to Underwater Speaker Playbacks of Noise Pollution Sources in the Field
PhD student Edward Bolger
Continuous Monitoring of Marine Soundscapes: Assessing Anthropogenic Noise Near Breeding Seabird Colonies
Exposure of early life stage marine invertebrates to playbacks of marine renewable energy device vibration
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...
Huxham, M., Dencer-Brown, A., Diele, K., Kathiresan, K., Nagelkerken, I. & Wanjiru, C. (2016). Mangrove Ecosystem Services for Local Communities and their Vulnerability to Climate Change. In Rivera-Monroy, V. H., Lee, S. Y., Kristensen, E. & Twilley, R. R. (Eds.). Mangrove ecosystems: a global biogeographic perspective on structure, function and servicesISBN 978-3-319-62204-0
Meyer, F. W., Schubert, N., Diele, K., Teichberg, M., Wild, C. & Enríquez, S. (2016). Effect of Inorganic and Organic Carbon Enrichments (DIC and DOC) on the Photosynthesis and Calcification Rates of Two Calcifying Green Algae from a Caribbean Reef Lagoon. PLoS ONE. 11(8), e0160268. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0160268. ISSN 1932-6203
Coral reefs worldwide are affected by increasing dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) and organic carbon (DOC) concentrations due to ocean acidification (OA) and coastal eutrophic...
Nascimento, D. M., Alves, Â. G. C., Alves, R. R. N., Barboza, R. R. D., Diele, K. & Mourão, J. S. (2016). An examination of the techniques used to capture mangrove crabs, Ucides cordatus, in the Mamanguape River estuary, Northeastern Brazil, with implications for management. Ocean and Coastal Management. 130, 50-57. doi:10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2016.05.010. ISSN 0964-5691
The present research, undertaken in a mangrove swamp in northeastern Brazil (Mamanguape River Estuary), examined the factors that led to the overwhelming acceptance of the tan...
Meyer, F. W., Vogel, N., Diele, K., Kunzmann, A., Uthicke, S. & Wild, C. (2016). Effects of High Dissolved Inorganic and Organic Carbon Availability on the Physiology of the Hard Coral Acropora millepora from the Great Barrier Reef. PLoS ONE. 11, e0149598. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0149598. ISSN 1932-6203
Coral reefs are facing major global and local threats due to climate change-induced
increases in dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) and because of land-derived increases in
Kassuga, A. K., Diele, K. & Hostim-Silva, M. (2015). New records of the striped cleaner shrimp Lysmata grabhami (Gordon, 1935) from Brazil, Southwestern Atlantic. Brazilian Journal of Biology ==. 75, 936-939. doi:10.1590/1519-6984.03014. ISSN 1519-6984
New records for Lysmata grabhami (Gordon, 1935) in Brazilian waters are presented. Four adult individuals from coastal waters off the city of Vitória, Espírito Santo coast and...
Velander, K. & Diele, K. (2015). Mangroves. In Cater, C., Garrod, B. & Low, T. (Eds.). The encyclopedia of sustainable tourism., 320. CABI. ISBN 781780641430
Velander, K. & Diele, K. (2015). Environmental impact assessment. In Cater, C., Garrod, B. & Low, T. (Eds.). The Encyclopedia of Sustainable Tourism, 184. CABI. ISBN 9781780641430
Velander, K. & Diele, K. (2015). Environmental Management. In Cater, C., Garrod, B. & Low, T. (Eds.). The Encyclopedia of Sustainable Tourism, 184. CABI. ISBN 781780641430
Pülmanns, N., Nordhaus, I., Diele, K. & Mehlig, U. (2014). Artificial Crab Burrows Facilitate Desalting of Rooted Mangrove Sediment in a Microcosm Study. Journal of marine science and engineering. 3, 539-559. doi:10.3390/jmse3030539. ISSN 2077-1312
Water uptake by mangrove trees can result in salt accumulation in sediment
around roots, negatively influencing growth. Tidal pumping facilitates salt release and can
Alberts-Hubatsch, H., Lee, S. Y., Meynecke, J., Diele, K., Nordhaus, I. & Wolff, M. (2014). Life-history, movement, and habitat use of Scylla serrata (Decapoda, Portunidae): current knowledge and future challenges. Hydrobiologia. doi:10.1007/s10750-015-2393-z. ISSN 0018-8158
The mud crab Scylla serrata is a highly
exploited species, associated to mangrove ecosystems
in the Indo-West-Pacific. It has a complex life cycle
with a dispersing larvae pha...
Simith, D. D. J. D. B., Pires, M. A. B., Abrunhosa, F. A., Maciel, C. R. & Diele, K. (2014). Is larval dispersal a necessity for mangrove crab larvae from the Atlantic Amazon coast? Response of Uca rapax to different salinities and comparison with sympatric species. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 457, 22-30. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2014.03.021. ISSN 0022-0981
Salinity may play an important role in the larval Biology and Ecology of many brachyuran decapod crustaceans. Usually, ontogenetic changes in salinity tolerance represent a go...
Effects of Anthropogenic Noise on the Embryogenesis of Squids, Loligo spp.
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
Long-duration recorders are commercially available for week-scale terrestrial sound monitoring, but expensive and large, thus difficult to disguise in colonies. We have an active collaboration with th...
The project aims to address this lack of knowledge investigating whether underwater noise, such as arising from installation and running of marine renewables, has any effects on a range of behavioural...
To address this lack of knowledge investigating whether underwater noise, such as arising from installation and running of marine renewables, has any effects on a range of behavioural, physiological, ...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
"In 2005, Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) migrating to the UK exhibited swollen, haemor...
The PhD is to investigate the ecological implications of invasive bullhead in...
Anthropogenic noise has profoundly changed the acoustic environment of aquatic habitats, and is known to negatively affect many taxa. Th...
Seagrasses form dense and extensive coastal meadows extending from intertidal areas down to 40 m depth worldwide except ...