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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...

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...

Nature-based Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation: Challenges and Opportunities for the ASEAN Region

Report
Siman, K., Friess, D. A., Huxham, M., McGowan, S., Drewer, J., Koh, L. P., …Sjögersten, S. (2021)
Nature-based Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation: Challenges and Opportunities for the ASEAN Region. COP26 Universities Network
Nature-based climate solutions (NbS) are widely available, scalable, and cost-effective mechanisms to sequester carbon and safeguard Southeast Asia’s large carbon stocks. In a...

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
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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

TB/COVID-19 co-infections within a 3D in vitro imaging system

2021 - 2022
TB/COVID-19 co-infections within a 3D in vitro imaging system
Funder: Animal Free Research UK | Value: £500

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