Jennifer Dodd

jennifer dodd

Dr Jennifer Dodd

Lecturer (Ecology & Conservation)

Biography

I am an ecologist with a particular interest in fresh water ecosystems and a love of statistical methods. I started at Edinburgh Napier University in October 2018 after having established my own environmental research consultancy in 2015 and before that various post-doc positions.

Since completing my PhD in 2011 (investigating long-term change in river invertebrate communities), I have worked with non-native aquatic species and river habitat restoration. I am currently involved with the development of a CEN standard (European Committee for Standardisation; www.cen.eu; cf. British Standards Institute) for river restoration practice and providing advice to the IUCN (UK) regarding best practice for restoration monitoring.

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Lakes and river represent the largest renewable source of fresh water and their importance in global terms cannot be overstated. I am interested in everything freshwatery. I am particularly interested in the trajectories of ecosystem recovery and what can cause blocks to achieving what we perceive as successful endpoints.

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Dodd, J.A., Vilizzi, L., Bean, C.W., Davidson, P.I. & Copp, G.H. 2019 At what spatial scale should risk screenings of translocated freshwater fishes be undertaken – River basin district or climo-geographic designation? Biological Conservation 230: 122-130 [doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2018.12.002]

Honkanen, H.M., Boylan, P., Dodd, J.A. & Adams, C.E. 2019 Life stage-specific, stochastic environmental effects overlay density dependence in an Atlantic salmon population. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 28: 156-166 [doi: 10.1111/eff.12439]

Moore, I., Dodd, J.A., Newton, M., Bean, C.W., Lindsay, I., Jarosz, P. & Adams, C.E. 2018 The influence of aquaculture unit proximity on the pattern of Lepeophtheirus salmonis infection of anadromous Salmo trutta populations on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. Journal of Fish Biology [doi: 10.111/jfb.13625]

Newton, M., Barry, J., Dodd, J.A., Boylan, P. & Adams, C.E. 2017 The impact of a small-scale rivering obstacle on the upstream migration of Atlantic salmon. Hydrobiologia [doi: 10.1007/s10750-017-3364-3]

Dick, J.T.A., Laverty, C., Lennon, J.L., Barrios-O’Neil, D., Mensink, P.J., Britton, J.R., Medoc, V., Boets, P., Alexander, M.E., Taylor, N.G., Dunn, A.M., Hatcher, M.J., Rosewarne, P.J., Crookes, S., MacIsaac, H.J., Xu, M., Ricciardi, A., Wasserman, R.J., Ellender, B.R., Weyl, O.L.F., Lucy,F.E., Banks, P.B., Dodd, J.A., MacNeil, C., Penk, M.R., Aldridge, D.C., Caffrey, J.M. 2016 Invader Relative Impact Potential: a new metric to understand and predict the ecological impacts of existing, emerging and future invasive alien species. Journal of Applied Ecology 54: 1259-1267 [doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12849]

Honkanen H., Dodd, J.A., Fordyce, J.R., Boylan, P. & Adams, C.E. 2017 Density- and species-dependent errors in single-pass timed electrofishing assessment of riverine salmonids. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 27 [doi: 10.1111/eff.12327]

Barry, J., Newton, M., Dodd, J.A., Evans, D., Newton, J. & Adams, C.E. 2017 The effect of foraging and ontogeny on the prevalence and intensity of the invasive parasite Anguillicola crassus in the European eel Anguilla anguilla. Journal of Fish Diseases 40 [doi: 10.1111/jfd.12596]

Newton, M., Barry, J.A., Dodd, J.A., Lucas, M.C., Boylan, P., & Adams, C.E. 2016 Does size matter? A test of size-specific mortality in Atlantic salmon Salmo salar smolts tagged with acoustic transmitters. Journal of Fish Biology 89: 1641-1650 [doi: 10.1111/jfb.13066]

Hughes, M.R., Dodd, J.A., Maitland, P.S. & Adams, C.E. 2016 Lake bathymetry and species occurrence predict the distribution of a lacustrine apex predator. Journal of Fish Biology 88: 1648-1654 [doi: 10.1111/jfb.12919]

Dodd, J.A. & Adams, C.E. 2016 Assessing the status of white-clawed crayfish – An ‘Endangered’ habitats directive species in Scotland. SNH Commissioned Report No. 15287

Adams, C.E., Bean, C.W., Dodd, J.A., Etheridge, E.C., Gownas, A.R.D. Hooker, O.E., Knudsen, R., Lyle, A.A., Winfield, I.J. & Præbel, K. 2016 Inter and intra-population phenotypic and genotypic structuring in the European whitefish Coregonous lavaretus, a rare freshwater fish in Scotland. Journal of Fish Biology 88: 580-594 [doi: 10.111/jfb.128855]

Barry, J., Newton, M., Dodd, J.A., Hooker, O.E., Boylan, P., Lucas, M.C & Adams, C.E. 2016 Foraging specialisms influence space use and movement patterns of the European eel Anguilla anguilla. Hydrobiologia 766: 333-348 [doi: 10.1007/s10750-015-2466-z]

Barry, J., Newton, M., Dodd, J.A., Lucas, M.C., Boyal, P. & Adams, C.E. 2015 Freshwater and costal migration patterns in the silver-stage eel Anguilla anguilla. Journal of Fish Biology 88: 676-689 [doi: 10.111/jfb.12865]

Van Leeuwen, T.E., Hughes, M.R., Dodd, J.A., Adams, C.E. & Metcalfe, N.B. 2015 Resource availability and life-gistory origin affect competitive behaviour territorial disputes. Behavioural Ecology 27: 385-392 [doi: 10.1093/beheco/arv163]

Barry, J., Mcharg, K., Dodd, J.A. & Adams, C.E. 2015 Local scale, costal currents influence recruitment to freshwater populations in the European eel Anguilla anguilla: a case study from the Isle of Man. Journal of Fish Biology 86: 1873-1880 [doi: 10.1111/jfb.12697]

Barry, J., McLeish, J., Dodd, J.A., Turnbull, J.F., Boylan, P. & Adams, C.E. 2014 Introduced parasite Anguillicola crassus infection significantly impedes swim bladder function in the European eel Anguilla anguilla (L.). Journal of Fish Diseases 137: 921-924 [doi: 10.1111/jfd.12215]

Dodd, J.A., Dick, J.T.A., Alexander, M.E., MacNeil, C., Dunn, A.M. & Aldridge, D.C. 2014 Predicting the ecological impacts of a new freshwater invader: functional responses and prey selectivity of the ‘killer shrimp’, Dikerogammarus villosus, compared to the native Gammarus pulex. Freshwater Biology 59: 337-352 [doi: 10.1111/fwb.12268]

Truhlar, A.M., Dodd, J.A. & Aldridge, D.C. 2014 Differential leaf-litter processing by native (Gammarus pulex) and invasive (Dikerogammarus villosus) freshwater crustaceans under environmental stress. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 24: 56-65 [doi: 10.1002/aqc.2375]

MacNeil, C., Dick, J.T.A., Alexander, M.E., Dodd, J.A. & Ricciardi, A. 2013 Predators vs. alien: differential biotic resistance to an invasive species by two resident predators. NeoBiota 19: 1-9 [doi: 10.3897/neobiota.19.4839]

Adams, C.E., Godfrey, J.D., Dodd, J.A. & Maitland, P.S. 2013 Is proximity to the North Atlantic Drift and the Continental Shelf Current sustaining freshwater European eel populations in western Scotland? Freshwater Biology 58: 1-9 [doi: 10.1111/fwb.12021]

Dodd, J.A. & Adams, C.E. 2013 Clyde re-built: when will river invertebrate communities return to a pre-industrial condition? The Glasgow Naturalist 26:

Adams, C.E., Griffin, L.R., Benzies, E., Aherne, D., Bean, C.W., Dodd, J.A., Fairlamb, D. & Maitland, P.S. 2013 Short range dispersal by a rare, obligate freshwater crustacean Triops cancriformis (Bosc) . Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 24: 48-55 [doi: 10.1002/aqc.2367]