Mark Huxham

Mark Huxham

Prof Mark Huxham PhD PFHEA NTF FRSE

Professor

Biography

I am professor of Teaching and Research in Environmental Biology at Edinburgh Napier University. I am fortunate to combine research into coastal ecology with teaching and the scholarship of teaching. My PhD research was on food webs in estuaries, and I still work in these fascinating places, here in Scotland and overseas (particularly in Kenya). I have spent nearly two decades working with local communities dependent on mangrove resources to understand their ecosystems better and to use this science to help restore their environments and bring community development benefits. As a committed educator I enjoy teaching ecology, environmental science, environmental ethics and scientific methods to a wide range of students and volunteers. I also research pedagogical questions arising from my own practice and from the needs of students, including new ways to assess and give feedback and how to include students in the co-creation of learning.

Events

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Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • National Teaching Fellowship
  • Bioscience Teacher of the Year
  • Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

 

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Protecting Seagrass Through Payments for Ecosystem Services: A Community Guide

Report
Shilland, R., Wanjiru, A., Mohamed, A., Grimsditch, G., & Huxham, M. (2020)
Protecting Seagrass Through Payments for Ecosystem Services: A Community Guide. Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Environnment Program
Shilland, R., Wanjiru, A., Mohamed, A., Grimsditch, G., & Huxham, M. (2020). Protecting Seagrass Through Payments for Ecosystem Services: A Community Guide. Nairobi, Kenya: Un...

Multiple Impact Pathways Of The 2015-16 El Niño In Coastal Kenya

Journal Article
Fortnam, M., Atkins, M., Brown, K., Chaigneau, T., Frouws, A., Gwaro, K., …Sheen, K. (2020)
Multiple Impact Pathways Of The 2015-16 El Niño In Coastal Kenya. AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-020-01321-z
The 2015-2016 El Niño had large impacts globally. The effects were not as great as anticipated in Kenya, however, leading some commentators to call it a 'non-event'. Our study...

SDG 14: Life Below Water - Impacts On Mangroves

Book Chapter
Friess, D. A., Aung, T. T., Huxham, M., Lovelock, C., Mukherjee, N., & Sasmito, S. (2019)
SDG 14: Life Below Water - Impacts On Mangroves. In G. Winkel, P. Pacheco, G. Galloway, C. J. Pierce Colfer, W. de Jong, & P. Katila (Eds.), Sustainable Development Goals: Their Impacts on Forests and People, (445-481). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108765015.016
The SDG14 targets cover more than 70 per cent of the planet, including the coastal zone, where a range of forest resources are located. In this chapter we investigate the pote...

The other side of a magic mirror: Exploring collegiality in student and staff partnership work

Journal Article
Scoles, J., Huxham, M., Sinclair, K., Lewis, C., Jung, J., & Dougall, E. (in press)
The other side of a magic mirror: Exploring collegiality in student and staff partnership work. Teaching in Higher Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2019.1677588
This article adds to the corpus of writing that examines collegiality's idealistic yet elusive nature in Higher Education by focusing specifically on how collegiality can be e...

Kropotkin’s garden: facilitation in mangrove ecosystems

Book Chapter
Huxham, M., Berger, U., Skov, M. W., & Sousa, W. P. (2019)
Kropotkin’s garden: facilitation in mangrove ecosystems. In S. J. Hawkins, K. Bohn, L. B. Firth, & G. A. Williams (Eds.), Interactions in the Marine Benthos: Global Patterns and Processes, (431-447). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108235792.018
Despite the environmental stresses that mangrove forests experience – including fluctuating salinity, low soil oxygen and buffeting by waves – they can be highly productive. F...

The Future of Blue Carbon Science

Journal Article
Macreadie, P., Anton, A., Raven, J., Beaumont, N., Connolly, R., Friess, D., …Duarte, C. (2019)
The Future of Blue Carbon Science. Nature Communications, 10, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-11693-w
The term Blue Carbon (BC) was first coined a decade ago to describe the disproportionately large contribution of coastal vegetated ecosystems to global carbon sequestration. T...

Exceptionally high mangrove root production rates in the Kelantan Delta, Malaysia; An experimental and comparative study

Journal Article
Muhammad Nor, S. M., Huxham, M., Salmon, Y., Duddy, S. J., Mazars-Simon, A., Mencuccini, M., …Jackson, G. (2019)
Exceptionally high mangrove root production rates in the Kelantan Delta, Malaysia; An experimental and comparative study. Forest Ecology and Management, 444, 214-224. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2019.04.026
Mangroves often allocate a relatively large proportion of their total biomass production to their roots, and the belowground biomass of these forests contributes towards globa...

Electing to Speak: Professional Dialogue in the Context of Professional Dialogue

Journal Article
Smart, F., Asghar, M., Campbell, L., & Huxham, M. (2019)
Electing to Speak: Professional Dialogue in the Context of Professional Dialogue. International Journal for Academic Development, 24(3), 232-245. https://doi.org/10.1080/1360144X.2019.1585356
Written submissions are traditionally used in the assessment of applications for Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, with dialogue offering an alternative approach. Qu...

Seagrass removal leads to rapid changes in fauna and loss of carbon.

Journal Article
Githaiga, M. N., Frouws, A. M., Kairo, J. G., & Huxham, M. (2019)
Seagrass removal leads to rapid changes in fauna and loss of carbon. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 7, https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00062
Seagrass habitats are important natural carbon sinks, with an average of ∼14 kg C m−2 buried in their sediments. The fate of this carbon following seagrass removal or damage h...

Firewood usage and indoor air pollution from traditional cooking fires in Gazi Bay, Kenya

Journal Article
Jung, J., & Huxham, M. (2019)
Firewood usage and indoor air pollution from traditional cooking fires in Gazi Bay, Kenya. Bioscience Horizons, 11, https://doi.org/10.1093/biohorizons/hzy014
Mangroves are increasingly being recognised for the important ecosystem services they provide, including carbon fixation, shoreline protection and fisheries habitats. In addit...

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