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Huxham, M., Hartley, S., Pretty, J., & Tett, P. (2013). No dominion over nature: why treating ecosystems like machines will lead to boom and bust in food supply. London: Friends of the Earth England and Wales
Healthy ecosystems are essential for the long-term wellbeing of humans as they provide vital services such as food production, pollination, climate regulation and flood protec...
Huxham, M. (2005). Extended induction tutorials for ‘at risk’ students. Ulster: The STAR (Student Transition and Retention) Project
Biology students at risk are identified through the completion of a
diagnostic test, which is based on the characteristics of early leavers.
Those students identified as bei...
Duke, N., Nagelkerken, I., Agardy, T., Wells, S., van Lavieren, H., & Huxham, M. (2013). The importance of mangroves to people: a call to action. Cambridge: United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre
This global synthesis report serves as a call to action to decision makers. It provides a science-based synthesis of the different types of goods and services provided by mang...
Natural Environment Research Council
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...
ENU Development Trust
PhD - Mangrove Forest Productivity under PES )
TRANSFORM - Education reform project – Improving Research capability in the Sri Lankan Higher Education sector.
Hounsell, D., Falchikov, N., Hounsell, J., Klampfleitner, M., Huxham, M., Thomson, K., & Blair, S. (2006). Innovative assessment across the disciplines An analytical review of the literature. York: The Higher Education Academy
In universities, where the choice of methods of assessment is devolved, such methods can differ by subject area, by course and by institution. Yet while devolution offers scop...
Huxham, M. (1996). Sustainable fisheries or sustained decline? Lobster stock conservation and enhancement in Ireland and Orkney. Orkney, Scotland: Orkney Fishermen's Association
Sustainable fisheries or sustained decline? Lobster stock conservation and enhancement in Ireland and Orkney.
Waugh, A., Gray, M., Greig, J., Pollock, C., & Huxham, M. (2010, January). Collaborative LTA development by teaching fellows using a thematic approach within the Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences. Poster presented at Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh Napier Universtiy
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...
Harcourt, W., Briers, R., & Huxham, M. (2018). The thin(ning) green line? Investigating changes in Kenya's seagrass coverage. Biological Letters, 14(11), 20180227. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2018.0227
Knowledge of seagrass distribution is limited to a few well-studied sites and poor where resourcesare scant (e.g. Africa), hence global estimates of seagrass carbon storage ar...
Jung, J., & Huxham, M. (in press). Firewood usage and indoor air pollution from traditional cooking fires in Gazi Bay, Kenya. Bioscience Horizons,
Author Biography: Julia obtained her BSc(Hons) degree in marine and freshwater biology from Edinburgh Napier University and is currently doing an Erasmus Mundus Master's progr...
Smart, F., Asgher, M., & Huxham, M. (in press). Electing to Speak: Professional Dialogue in the Context of Professional Dialogue. International Journal for Academic Development,
Written submissions are traditionally used in the assessment of applications for Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, with dialogue offering an alternative approach. Qu...
Huxham, M., Whitlock, D., Githaiga, M., & Dencer-Brown, A. (2018). Carbon in the coastal seascape: how interactions between mangrove forests, seagrass meadows and tidal marshes influence carbon storage. Current Forestry Reports, 4(2), (101-110). doi:10.1007/s40725-018-0077-4. ISSN 2198-6436
Purpose of review: We use the ‘seascape’ concept to explore how interactions between mangrove forests, tidal marshes and seagrass influences the storage of carbon in these eco...
Kairu, A., Upton, C., Huxham, M., Kotut, K., Mbeche, R., & Kairo, J. (2018). From shiny shoes to muddy reality: understanding how meso-state actors negotiate the implementation gap in participatory forest management. Society and Natural Resources, 31(1), (74-88). doi:10.1080/08941920.2017.1382628. ISSN 0894-1920
Recent research on participatory forest management (PFM) in the
global south has highlighted the existence of a widespread
“implementation gap” between the ambitious intent en...
Kodikara, K. A. S., Jayatissa, L. P., Huxham, M., Dahdouh-Guebas, F., & Koedam, N. (2017). The effects of salinity on growth and survival of mangrove seedlings changes with age. Acta botânica brasilica Sociedade Botânica do Brasil, 32(1), (37-46). doi:10.1590/0102-33062017abb0100. ISSN 1677-941X
Six-wide ranging mangrove species, Rhizophora apiculata, R. mucronata, Avicennia marina, A. officinalis, Bruguiera gymnorrhiza, and B. sexangula, were selected to study the gr...
Potouroglou, M., Bull, J. C., Krauss, K. W., Kennedy, H. A., Fusi, M., Daffonchio, D., …Huxham, M. (2017). Measuring the role of seagrasses in regulating sediment surface elevation. Scientific Reports, 7, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-12354-y
Seagrass meadows provide numerous ecosystem services and their rapid global loss may reduce human welfare as well as ecological integrity. In common with the other ‘blue carbo...
Arachchilage, K., Huxham, M., Loku Pulukkuttige, J., & Dahdouh-Guebas, F. (in press). Shifting salinity preference of wide ranging mangrove species during their early life stages and its implication for the maintenance of mangrove nurseries. Acta Botânica Brasílica, ISSN 0102-3306
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 ...
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...
Scottish Natural Heritage
Understanding the drivers of, and threats to, carbon sequestration in Scottish seagrass
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...
Mangrove for fish: understanding and enhancing the nursery function
Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University)
Radiometric dating of seagrass sediments using short-lived isotopes
The CESEA project is a collaboration between scientists and researchers in Tanzania, Kenya and the UK. By bringing together experts in ecololgy and development it will find new ways to help local peop...
This project is in collaboration with the ACPOS Local Policing Working Group and is aimed at providing academic support for the development of an evidence-base for local policing in Scotland in relati...
The iCoast project will conduct evidentiary analysis in Sri Lanka
and Kenya of the social, cultural, political, economic and
environmental barriers to CCD implementation at the coastal
zone; develop c...
People living on the coast of East Africa are amongst the World's poorest. They rely heavily on local ecosystems for their livelihoods and security; for example mangrove forests provide them with fire...
Organise and run field campaigns to at least 2 mangrove sites in Kenya to collect key socio-economic data, under the guidance of Dr Jacob Ochiewo KMFRI.
Help facilitate community consultations and p...
Mangroves are tropical and sub-tropical forests that grow in the inter-tidal zone. They are valuable for many reasons: they provide shelter for juvenile fish, they protect shorelines from erosion, the...
Seagrasses form dense and extensive coastal meadows extending from intertidal areas down to 40 m depth worldwide except ...
Rates of loss of biodiversity caused by human action are on the increase worldwide. However implicatio...
The purpose of the current research is to explore what a programme-focused approach ...
Mangrove forests are considered one of the most efficient natural carbon sinks and their preservation is thus im...