Jennifer Dodd

jennifer dodd

Dr Jennifer Dodd

Lecturer

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]

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30 results

Effects of pile driving sound playbacks and cadmium co-exposure on the early life stage development of the Norway lobster, Nephrops norvegicus

Journal Article
Stenton, C., Bolger, E., Michenot, M., Dodd, J., Wale, M., Briers, R., …Diele, K. (2022)
Effects of pile driving sound playbacks and cadmium co-exposure on the early life stage development of the Norway lobster, Nephrops norvegicus. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 179, Article 113667. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2022.113667
There is an urgent need to understand how organisms respond to multiple, potentially interacting drivers in today’s world. The effects of the pollutants of anthropogenic sound...

Policy Note: The Impact Of Shadow Flicker Or Pulsating Shadow Effect, Caused By Wind Turbine Blades, On Atlantic Salmon (Salmo Salar)

Report
Dodd, J. A., & Briers, R. A. (2021)
Policy Note: The Impact Of Shadow Flicker Or Pulsating Shadow Effect, Caused By Wind Turbine Blades, On Atlantic Salmon (Salmo Salar). Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW

The impact of shadow flicker or pulsating shadow effect, caused by wind turbine blades, on Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

Report
Dodd, J. A., & Briers, R. A. (2021)
The impact of shadow flicker or pulsating shadow effect, caused by wind turbine blades, on Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW

The Impact Of Shadow Flicker Or Pulsating Shadow Effect, Caused By Wind Turbine Blades, On Atlantic Salmon (Salmo Salar): Research Summary

Report
Dodd, J. A., & Briers, R. A. (2021)
The Impact Of Shadow Flicker Or Pulsating Shadow Effect, Caused By Wind Turbine Blades, On Atlantic Salmon (Salmo Salar): Research Summary. Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW
As the need for onshore wind energy expands, such climate adaptation measures may have unintended and potentially significant influences on how fish respond when situated next...

A comparison of trends in population size and life history features of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and anadromous and non-anadromous Brown trout (Salmo trutta) in a single catchment over 116 years

Journal Article
Adams, C. E., Honkanen, H. M., Bryson, E., Moore, I. E., MacCormick, M., & Dodd, J. A. (2022)
A comparison of trends in population size and life history features of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and anadromous and non-anadromous Brown trout (Salmo trutta) in a single catchment over 116 years. Hydrobiologia, 849, 945-965. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-021-04751-2
We use a long time series of catch abundance from a recreational fishery over 116 years to look for population trends in Atlantic salmon, and anadromous (sea trout) and non-an...

Best Practices for Monitoring and Assessing the Ecological Response to River Restoration

Journal Article
England, J., Angelopoulos, N., Cooksley, S., Dodd, J., Gill, A., Gilvear, D., …Wilkes, M. A. (2021)
Best Practices for Monitoring and Assessing the Ecological Response to River Restoration. Water, 13(23), https://doi.org/10.3390/w13233352
Nature-based solutions are widely advocated for freshwater ecosystem conservation and restoration. As increasing amounts of river restoration are undertaken, the need to under...

CD34+ progenitors are predictive of mortality and are associated with physical activity in cardiovascular disease patients

Journal Article
Muggeridge, D., Dodd, J., & Ross, M. D. (2021)
CD34+ progenitors are predictive of mortality and are associated with physical activity in cardiovascular disease patients. Atherosclerosis, 333, 108-115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2021.07.004
Background and aims Circulating progenitor cells (CPCs) play an important role in vascular repair and can influence cardiovascular (CV) health and longevity. Exercise is known...

Allelic losses and gains during translocations of a high conservation value fish, Coregonus lavaretus

Journal Article
Præbel, K., Bean, C. W., Dodd, J. A., Etheridge, E. C., Gowans, A. R., Knudsen, R., …Adams, C. E. (2021)
Allelic losses and gains during translocations of a high conservation value fish, Coregonus lavaretus. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 31(9), 2575-2585. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3623
The use of translocations to establish new or ‘refuge’ populations for species with high conservation value is controversial but widely used in conservation management. One of...

Training future generations to deliver evidence‐based conservation and ecosystem management

Journal Article
Downey, H., Amano, T., Cadotte, M., Cook, C. N., Cooke, S. J., Haddaway, N. R., …Sutherland, W. J. (2021)
Training future generations to deliver evidence‐based conservation and ecosystem management. Ecological Solutions and Evidence, 2(1), Article e12032. https://doi.org/10.1002/2688-8319.12032
1. To be effective, the next generation of conservation practitioners and managers need to be critical thinkers with a deep understanding of how to make evidence-based decisio...

First genetic evidence that invasive bullhead (Cottus L. 1758) in Scotland is of English origin and the difficulty of resolving the European Cottus species taxonomy

Journal Article
McLeish, J., Briers, R., Dodd, J., & Rueckert, S. (2020)
First genetic evidence that invasive bullhead (Cottus L. 1758) in Scotland is of English origin and the difficulty of resolving the European Cottus species taxonomy. Journal of Fish Biology, 96(3), 617-630. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.14247
The European bullhead (Cottus gobio) is widely distributed across Europe and within the UK is native to England and Wales, where it is protected under the Habitats Directive. ...

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