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The sediment carbon stocks of intertidal seagrass meadows in Scotland

Journal Article
Potouroglou, M., Whitlock, D., Milatovic, L., MacKinnon, G., Kennedy, H., Diele, K., & Huxham, M. (2021)
The sediment carbon stocks of intertidal seagrass meadows in Scotland. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 258, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2021.107442
Seagrasses are highly productive ecosystems and hotspots for biodiversity, providing a plethora of benefits to the environment and to people. Their value in sequestering and s...

How does governance mediate links between ecosystem services and poverty alleviation? Results from a systematic mapping and thematic synthesis of literature

Journal Article
Nunan, F., Menton, M., McDermott, C. L., Huxham, M., & Schreckenberg, K. (in press)
How does governance mediate links between ecosystem services and poverty alleviation? Results from a systematic mapping and thematic synthesis of literature. World Development,
Many efforts to improve the sustainable management of renewable natural resources in low- and middle-income countries seek to achieve ‘win-win’ outcomes – improved ecosystem h...

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

2020 - 2021
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

SHELTERs: Sustainable Homes Enabling the Long Term Empowerment of Refugees

2020 - 2023
This project addresses this major moral, humanitarian, and knowledge gap by following on from a highly successful seed-funded project, which developed—through participatory design and interdisciplinar...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £299,712

words A thousand flowers will bloom: ensuring local initiatives inform national and international climate commitments

2020 - 2022
Mangroves, seagrass meadows and salt marshes are referred to as Blue Carbon habitats. They are championed within climate change policy and international initiatives because of their exceptional power ...
Funder: International Development Research Centre | Value: £126,692

‘from local roots to global branches: making NDCs work at three different levels’

2019 - 2021
Blue Carbon habitats - mangroves, seagrass meadows and salt marshes - are unusually important and beautiful ecosystems. Stopping and reversing their loss commands the enthusiastic support of economist...
Funder: Natural Environment Research Council | Value: £124,263

Incorporating seagrass conservation and restoration into community-based PES projects

2019 - 2020
The project aims to explore and develop ways in which the C storage function of seagrass meadows can be used to help their conservation, in particular through community-based PES schemes.
Funder: United Nations Environment Programme | Value: £25,874

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

2018 - 2021
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

The Derek and Maureen Moss 2018 PhD Scholarship

2018 - 2021
PhD - Mangrove Forest Productivity under PES )
Funder: ENU Development Trust | Value: £15,000

TRANSFORM - Education reform project – Improving Research capability in the Sri Lankan Higher Education sector.

2018 - 2019
TRANSFORM - Education reform project – Improving Research capability in the Sri Lankan Higher Education sector.
Funder: British Council | Value: £75,000

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

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
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Investigating drivers of seagrass loss in Kenya and testing local soluations to seagrass conservation

2020 - date
Edward Mwikamba | Director of Studies: Prof Mark Huxham | Second Supervisor: Dr Robert Briers

The hidden links in trophic food webs: where do the parasites fit?

2019 - 2020
Matthew Dicker | Director of Studies: Dr Sonja Rueckert | Second Supervisor: Prof Mark Huxham

Understanding the stocks and productivity of live and dead wood in an exploited mangrove forest

2019 - date
Lilian Mugi | Director of Studies: Prof Mark Huxham | Second Supervisor: Dr Gavin Ballantyne

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

2016 - date
Dani Whitlock | Director of Studies: Prof Mark Huxham

An investigation into programme level approaches to feedback: Influences on students' learning and feedback literacy

2015 - 2020
The purpose of the current research is to explore what a programme-focused approach ...
Kimberly Wilder | Director of Studies: Prof Mark Huxham

Determinants of habitat use by fish and crustaceans in mangroves: using habitat characteristics to predict communities

2015 - 2020
Caroline Wanjiru | Director of Studies: Prof Mark Huxham | Second Supervisor: Dr Sonja Rueckert

The role of seagrass meadows in Gazi Bay, Kenya as carbon sinks

2013 - 2017
Njoroge Githaiga | Director of Studies: Prof Mark Huxham | Second Supervisor: Dr Linda Gilpin

Assessing the role of intertidal seagrasses as coastal carbon sinks in Scotland

2013 - 2017
Seagrasses form dense and extensive coastal meadows extending from intertidal areas down to 40 m depth worldwide except ...
Maria Potouroglou | Director of Studies: Prof Mark Huxham | Second Supervisor: Prof Karen Diele

Teaching climate change science: understanding the intellectual and emotional challenges

2012 - 2018
Meena Bhagat | Director of Studies: Prof Mark Huxham | Second Supervisor: Karen Aitchison

Mapping belowground carbon and developing new tools to estimate carbon stores in Kenyan and Tanzanian mangroves

2011 - 2016
Selena Gress | Director of Studies: Dr Robert Briers | Second Supervisor: Prof Mark Huxham

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