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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A question of standards: adapting carbon and other PES markets to work for community seagrass conservation

Journal Article
Shilland, R., Grimsditch, G., Ahmed, M., Bandeira, S., Kennedy, H., Potouroglou, M., & Huxham, M. (2021)
A question of standards: adapting carbon and other PES markets to work for community seagrass conservation  . Marine Policy, 129, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2021.104574
Seagrass meadows deliver multiple ecosystem services that are of particular importance to resource-poor coastal communities, yet they are rapidly declining globally. The Payme...

Communities of practice or communicative rationality? A study of autonomous peer assisted learning

Journal Article
Jayathilake, C., & Huxham, M. (in press)
Communities of practice or communicative rationality? A study of autonomous peer assisted learning. Active learning in higher education, https://doi.org/10.1177/1469787421998123
Defined as ‘networks of learning relationships among students and significant others’, peer assisted learning takes a bewildering array of forms in higher education. A useful ...

Climate and intertidal zonation drive variability in the carbon stocks of Sri Lankan mangrove forests

Journal Article
Cooray, P. L. I. G. M., Kodikara, K. A. S., Kumara, M. P., Jayasinghe, U. I., Madarasinghe, S. K., Dahdouh-Guebas, F., …Jayatissa, L. P. (2021)
Climate and intertidal zonation drive variability in the carbon stocks of Sri Lankan mangrove forests. Geoderma, 389, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2021.114929
Sri Lanka is at the forefront of global mangrove conservation. It is the first country to officially protect all its remaining mangrove forests and has embarked on an ambitiou...

Public perceptions of mangrove forests matter for their conservation

Journal Article
Dahdouh-Guebas, F., Ajonina, G. N., Aldrie Amir, A., Andradi-Brown, D. A., Aziz, I., Balke, T., …Friess, D. A. (2020)
Public perceptions of mangrove forests matter for their conservation. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.603651
Abstract not available.

Opportunities and Challenges for Community-Based Seagrass Conservation

Report
Shilland, R., Wanjiru, A., Ahmed, M., Grimsditch, G., & Huxham, M. (2020)
Opportunities and Challenges for Community-Based Seagrass Conservation. Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Environment Program
Seagrass meadows are important marine ecosystems, providing a range of services including carbon sequestration, nursery habitats for fish and coastal protection. They are suff...

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 Environment 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, 50, 174-189. 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...

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