Dani Whitlock

dani whitlock

Dani Whitlock

Part Time Demonstrator

Biography

I am a research student in the School of Applied Sciences [2016-Present]. My project is funded by Scottish National Heritage (SNH), Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS) and Edinburgh Napier University. Previously I studied an MSc in Land Reclamation and Restoration at Cranfield University [2013-2015] where I conducted projects funded by Celtic Energy Ltd and The Coal Authority. I also have a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science from the University of Stirling [2008-2012]. My research interests are broad. I have a fascination with ecosystem dynamics, in particular how habitats adapt to stress.

My current project ‘Understanding the drivers of, and threats to, carbon sequestration in Scottish seagrass’ adapts a multidisciplinary approach to begin addressing the following questions:

I. Why are there such large differences in the impacts of seagrass on carbon density between sites in Scotland?
II. How long is carbon stored in seagrass sediments and what determines storage times? What does this tell us about persistence of seagrass patches?
III. Can we determine minimum, maximum and mean estimates of the total carbon storage in Scottish seagrass sediments?

Date


3 results

The sediment carbon stocks of intertidal seagrass meadows in Scotland

Journal Article
Potouroglou, M., Whitlock, D., Milatovic, L., MacKinnon, G., Kennedy, H., Diele, K., & Huxham, M. (2021)
The sediment carbon stocks of intertidal seagrass meadows in Scotland. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 258, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2021.107442
Seagrasses are highly productive ecosystems and hotspots for biodiversity, providing a plethora of benefits to the environment and to people. Their value in sequestering and s...

Carbon in the coastal seascape: how interactions between mangrove forests, seagrass meadows and tidal marshes influence carbon storage

Journal Article
Huxham, M., Whitlock, D., Githaiga, M., & Dencer-Brown, A. (2018)
Carbon in the coastal seascape: how interactions between mangrove forests, seagrass meadows and tidal marshes influence carbon storage. Current Forestry Reports, 4(2), 101-110. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40725-018-0077-4
Purpose of review: We use the ‘seascape’ concept to explore how interactions between mangrove forests, tidal marshes and seagrass influences the storage of carbon in these eco...

The influence of coal mine spoil physical properties on the spatial distribution of lichen-rich communities

Conference Proceeding
Whitlock, D., Rickson, J., Humphries, N., Thompson, R. & Tibbett, M. (2015)
The influence of coal mine spoil physical properties on the spatial distribution of lichen-rich communities. In Mine Closure 2015: Proceedings of the tenth internation conference on mine closure, 1047. ISBN 9780991790593
Coal mine spoil tips have been recognised as a UK Biodiversity Action Plan habitat owing to the presence of a host of unique flora and fauna assemblages and, in particular, " ...

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