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Safeguarding Imperiled Biodiversity and Evolutionary Processes in the Wallacea Center of Endemism

Journal Article
Struebig, M. J., Aninta, S. G., Beger, M., Bani, A., Barus, H., Brace, S., …Supriatna, J. (2022)
Safeguarding Imperiled Biodiversity and Evolutionary Processes in the Wallacea Center of Endemism. Bioscience, 72(11), 1118-1130. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biac085
Wallacea—the meeting point between the Asian and Australian fauna—is one of the world's largest centers of endemism. Twenty-three million years of complex geological history h...

Capitalizing on the global financial interest in blue carbon

Journal Article
Friess, D., Howard, J., Huxham, M., Macreadie, P. I., & Ross, F. (2022)
Capitalizing on the global financial interest in blue carbon. PLOS Climate, 1(8), e0000061. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pclm.0000061
Natural climate solutions are crucial interventions to help countries and companies achieve their net-zero carbon emissions ambitions. Blue carbon ecosystems such as mangroves...

Stable pollination service in a generalist High Arctic community despite the warming climate

Journal Article
Cirtwill, A., Kaartinen, R., Rasmussen, C., Redr, D., Wirta, H., Olesen, J., …Roslin, T. (in press)
Stable pollination service in a generalist High Arctic community despite the warming climate. Ecological monographs, https://doi.org/10.1002/ecm.1551
Insects provide key pollination services in most terrestrial biomes, but this service depends on a multi-step interaction between insect and plant. An insect needs to visit a ...

Pollinator-flower interactions in gardens during the covid 19 pandemic lockdown of 2020

Journal Article
Ollerton, J., Trunschke, J., Havens, K., Landaverde-González, P., Keller, A., Gilpin, A., …Arnold, S. (2022)
Pollinator-flower interactions in gardens during the covid 19 pandemic lockdown of 2020. Journal of Pollination Ecology, 31(9), 87-96. https://doi.org/10.26786/1920-7603%282022%29695
During the main COVID-19 global pandemic lockdown period of 2020 an impromptu set of pollination ecologists came together via social media and personal contacts to carry out s...

Bioturbation Intensity Modifies the Sediment Microbiome and Biochemistry and Supports Plant Growth in an Arid Mangrove System

Journal Article
Fusi, M., Booth, J. M., Marasco, R., Merlino, G., Garcias-Bonet, N., Barozzi, A., …Daffonchio, D. (2022)
Bioturbation Intensity Modifies the Sediment Microbiome and Biochemistry and Supports Plant Growth in an Arid Mangrove System. Microbiology Spectrum, 10(3), https://doi.org/10.1128/spectrum.01117-22
In intertidal systems, the type and role of interactions among sediment microorganisms, animals, plants and abiotic factors are complex and not well understood. Such interacti...

Circular economy research on building construction and demolition waste: A review of current trends and future research directions

Journal Article
Oluleye, B. I., Chan, D. W., Saka, A. B., & Olawumi, T. O. (2022)
Circular economy research on building construction and demolition waste: A review of current trends and future research directions. Journal of Cleaner Production, 357, Article 131927. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.131927
The circular economy (CE) paradigm has piqued public interests worldwide as a significant innovative attempt to conserve finite resources, reduce waste, and shift away from th...

Essential spawning grounds of Scottish herring: current knowledge and future challenges

Journal Article
Frost, M., & Diele, K. (2022)
Essential spawning grounds of Scottish herring: current knowledge and future challenges. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 32, 721-744. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11160-022-09703-0
Scotland once had the largest herring fishery globally, generating local income, identity, and societal change. Following historic stock collapse, in spring 2018/2019 large he...

Expert range maps of global mammal distributions harmonised to three taxonomic authorities

Journal Article
Marsh, C. J., Sica, Y. V., Burgin, C. J., Dorman, W. A., Anderson, R. C., del Toro Mijares, I., …et al. (2022)
Expert range maps of global mammal distributions harmonised to three taxonomic authorities. Journal of Biogeography, 49(5), 979-992. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.14330
Aim Comprehensive, global information on species' occurrences is an essential biodiversity variable and central to a range of applications in ecology, evolution, biogeography ...

Quantification and Characterisation of Pre-Production Pellet Pollution in the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai, Aotearoa-New Zealand

Journal Article
Hunter, E. C., de Vine, R., Pantos, O., Clunies-Ross, P., Doake, F., Masterton, H., & Briers, R. A. (2022)
Quantification and Characterisation of Pre-Production Pellet Pollution in the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai, Aotearoa-New Zealand. Microplastics, 1(1), 67-84. https://doi.org/10.3390/microplastics1010005
Plastic pollution is threatening aquatic ecosystems and wildlife. Understanding the characteristics and extent of plastic pollution is the first step towards improving managem...

Pond ecology and conservation: research priorities and knowledge gaps

Journal Article
Hill, M. J., Greaves, H. M., Sayer, C. D., Hassall, C., Milin, M., Milner, V. S., …Wood, P. J. (2021)
Pond ecology and conservation: research priorities and knowledge gaps. Ecosphere, 12(12), https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3853
Ponds are amongst the most biodiverse and ecologically important freshwater habitats globally and may provide a significant opportunity to mitigate anthropogenic pressures and...
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First Recordings of the Soundscape of ‘Pristine’ European Flat Oyster Reefs

2022 - 2022
European flat oyster reefs (EFORs) are ecologically and economically important as they improve water quality, increase overall biodiversity, store carbon and are a much valued food source. Over fishin...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £2,926

Empowering Malaysia’s future leaders in Coastal Ocean Actionable and Sustainable Teaching And Research (COASTAR)

2022 - 2022
Specific activities and impacts will be: 1) An expert seminar series will promote knowledge sharing of best practices on research and communication skills with a focus on coastal sustainability. 2) Wo...
Funder: British Council | Value: £49,987

West of Scotland Herring Hunt (WOSHH)

2021 - 2024
West of Scotland Herring Hunt (WOSHH) Scotland’s herring fishery was once the largest commercial fishery globally, generating income, identity, and societal change for rural communities. Following st...
Funder: William Grant Foundation | Value: £154,550

Marine Soundscapes and eDNA for Assessing Biodiversity and Functioning of Re-establishing European Flat Oyster Reefs, Ostrea edulis’

2021 - 2025
Marine Soundscapes and eDNA for Assessing Biodiversity and Functioning of Re-establishing European Flat Oyster Reefs, Ostrea edulis’
Funder: Natural Environment Research Council | Value: £53,490

The effects of parasites on food web structure and dynamics: new ways to improve accuracy and ecological realism

2021 - 2025
The main rational for this project is to gain a better understanding of how parasites affect food web structures and dynamics in commercially important marine fish species in Scottish waters. With e.g...
Funder: Natural Environment Research Council | Value: £53,500

Optimizing Citizen-Science Tools for Mangrove Crab Fisheries Management in Brazil

2021 - 2021
NERC funded 'Research Experience Placement' / SUPER DTP
Funder: Natural Environment Research Council | Value: £3,200

Local Roots and Global Branches: protecting blue carbon ecosystems under community-based management

2021 - 2022
Project Objectives: 1. Strengthen international collaboration in a post-Brexit world to address ongoing climate change impacts. 2. Contribute international learning in Scotland ahead of ...
Funder: Royal Society of Edinburgh | Value: £9,770

Investigating the prevalence and diversity of bacterial endosymbionts in Scottish hoverfly populations

2021 - 2022
Investigating the prevalence and diversity of bacterial endosymbionts in Scottish hoverfly populations
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £13,549

Incorporating seagrass conservation and restoration into community based PES project (Phase 2)

2020 - 2022
This project will implement the ‘Protecting seagrass through Payments for Ecosystem Services: A Community Guide’ document to facilitate the designation and initial monitoring programme of an Locally M...
Funder: United Nations Environment Programme | Value: £47,277

Methane-derived carbon in upland stream food webs

2020 - 2024
The project is a SUPER-DTP funded PhD studentship. The work will focus on the understanding of the processes involved in, and the significance of, the incorporation of methane as a carbon source via m...
Funder: Natural Environment Research Council | Value: £56,548