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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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Effects of aquatic noise on the European sea urchin Echinus esculentus in different temperature contexts

2017 - 2019
Experiment with single and combined noise and temperature stress treatments
Funder: Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University) | Value: £2,000

PUNGUZA HEWA KAA : PARTNERS IN CARBON

2017 - 2018
Gazi Bay in southern Kenya has the potential to become a world-leading centre of excellence in the integration of ecosystem science and community development. Work there, led by scientists from Kenya ...
Funder: British Council | Value: £90,234

BES Travel Grant for PhD student Alex Kent

2017 - 2017
Travel grant to allow PhD student to attend Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography Aquatic Sciences Meeting/conference in Hawaii.
Funder: British Ecological Society | Value: £500

Governance for ecosystem services and poverty alleviation

2016 - 2017
This research will draw on the extensive research undertaken by ESPA projects in a range of ecosystem contexts through two main areas of work. The first, supply-driven phase of the research will provi...
Funder: Natural Environment Research Council | Value: £8,552

Understanding the drivers of, and threats to, carbon sequestration in Scottish seagrass

2016 - 2020
Understanding the drivers of, and threats to, carbon sequestration in Scottish seagrass
Funder: Scottish Natural Heritage | Value: £35,155

The juvenile fish fauna of a Kenyan mangrove forest: exploring new tools to understand growth and condition.

2016 - 2019
The project will work with a new PhD student who is collecting regular samples of juvenile fish from the Vanga mangrove forest in southern Kenya. The work will focus on two areas: 1) Describing the me...
Funder: ENU Development Trust | Value: £8,300

Exploring the causes of Red Vent Syndrome in wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) from coastal waters around Scotland

2016 - 2017
This research will make direct comparisons of δ13C and δ15N isotope values from muscle tissue between populations of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) returning to the North, East and West coasts of Scotl...
Funder: Natural Environment Research Council

Oral Infestation Challenge

2016 - 2016
Live Atlantic salmon will be experimentally infested with live anisakis simplex. The experiment will run for 35 days, and at certain sampling points, salmon will be euthanised and blood will be taken....
Funder: Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University) | Value: £490

Impacts of cliff-top walkers and boats on the nesting success of seabirds at St Abbs's Head, Scotland

2016 - 2024
Collaboration with the National Trust for Scotland, St Abb's Head to determine the impacts of cliff-top walkers and boats on the nesting success of seabirds at St Abbs's Head, Scotland
Funder: The AEB Charitable Trust | Value: £9,000

Phd studentship (Earthwatch), Determinants Of Habitat Use By Fish In Mangroves In Kenya

2016 - 2019
Mangrove for fish: understanding and enhancing the nursery function
Funder: Earthwatch | Value: £40,000