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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Importance of Larval Stages for Considering Crab Microbiomes as a Paradigm for the Evolution of Terrestrialization

Journal Article
Wale, M., Daffonchio, D., Fusi, M., Marasco, R., Garuglieri, E., & Diele, K. (2021)
The Importance of Larval Stages for Considering Crab Microbiomes as a Paradigm for the Evolution of Terrestrialization. Frontiers in Microbiology, 12, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2021.770245

Conceptualizing ecosystem degradation using mangrove forests as a model system

Journal Article
Yando, E. S., Sloey, T. M., Dahdouh-Guebas, F., Rogers, K., Abuchahla, G. M., Cannicci, S., …Friess, D. A. (2021)
Conceptualizing ecosystem degradation using mangrove forests as a model system. Biological Conservation, 263, Article 109355. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109355
The status and potential degradation of an ecosystem is often difficult to identify, quantify, and characterize. Multiple, concurrent drivers of degradation may interact and h...

Marine invertebrate anthropogenic noise research -Trends in methods and future directions

Journal Article
Wale, M., Briers, R., & Diele, K. (2021)
Marine invertebrate anthropogenic noise research -Trends in methods and future directions. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 173(A), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112958
Selecting the correct methods to answer one's chosen question is key to conducting rigorous, evidence-based science. A disciplines' chosen methods are constantly evolving to e...

The harvesting process and fisheries production of the venus clam Anomalocardia flexuosa in a Brazilian Extractive Reserve, with implications for gender-sensitive management

Journal Article
da Silva Mourão, J., Lopez Baracho, R., de Faria Lopes, S., Correia Medeiros, M., & Diele, K. (2021)
The harvesting process and fisheries production of the venus clam Anomalocardia flexuosa in a Brazilian Extractive Reserve, with implications for gender-sensitive management. Ocean and Coastal Management, 213, Article 105878. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2021.105878
Resource managers are increasingly concerned regarding the sustainability of the small-scale fishery of the venus clam Anomalocardia flexuosa, a key livelihood resource extrac...
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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

Development of improved nanocellulose based rheology modifiers for personal care products

2021 - 2021
With an ever increasing push towards sustainability and environmentally friendly products, Unilever is actively evaluating bio-based functional materials for use in Home and Personal Care products (HP...
Funder: University of Stratchlyde (Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre) | Value: £24,828

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

Wester Ross Herring Spawning Ecology

2020 - 2023
Historically, herring was abundant around the West of Scotland and of high importance to the local economy. Today, the estimated herring stock size in ICES area 6a is at near an all-time low. In March...
Funder: Skye & Lochalsh Rivers Trust | Value: £32,025

Improving Science-Informed Crab Fisheries Management in Brazil

2020 - 2021
The project offers a unique opportunity to engage with, actively contribute to and learn from a UK-Brazilian applied research project investigating the reproductive rhythmicity of the mangrove crab Uc...
Funder: Natural Environment Research Council | Value: £2,900

Applicability of the optical mesoscope technology to assess physical effects of noise on statocysts of marine invertebrate embryos/larvae: A proof of concept

2020 - 2023
We perceive oceans as quiet,but increasing levels of man-made noise can have negative effects on marine organisms. Invertebrates are under-represented in noise-related research but play significant r...
Funder: Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance | Value: £10,000

Quantifying metal bioaccumulation in Nephrops norvegicus larvae exposed to cadmium and pile-driving noise

2019 - 2020
Quantifying metal bioaccumulation in Nephrops norvegicus larvae exposed to cadmium and pile-driving noise - Understanding the impacts and mechanisms of multiple stressors on marine life is fraught wit...
Funder: Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University) | Value: £950

Microlanding - Symbiont transmission in early life stages of mangrove crabs

2019 - 2022
The 'Microlanding' project aims to unravel the nature, topological interactions, dynamics and functions of the bacterial symbionts associated with mangrove crabs' gills in relation to the evolution fr...
Funder: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology | Value: £174,144

Quantifying and reducing the environmental footprint of crab meat processing and scoping for bioactive compounds – a preliminary study

2019 - 2019
The project is to investigate the quantity and environmental footprint of shell residues produced by the crab meat processing "industry" (i.e. local households) in Mamanguape River Estuary and Brejinh...
Funder: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

As Good as (G)Old? Comparing Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services of Restored and Natural Mangrove Forests in the Wallacea Region

2018 - 2022
Mangrove forests are unique intertidal ecosystems connecting the land- and seascape. They provide habitat to terrestrial and marine species, sustain the livelihoods of millions of mostly poor people g...
Funder: Natural Environment Research Council | Value: £643,839

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