Reader in Marine Sciences / Co-Director of Research, St Abbs Marine Station
Whitecross, R. & Lindsay, C. (2017). Use and Implementation of OCR Chapter 33AA in Section 11 Order Proceedings. Edinburgh: Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service
This report presents the findings of a small-scale study designed and undertaken by the researchers between October 2016 and February 2017. The research was commissioned by th...
Smith, D., Dougherty, K. & Yates, K. (2015). Ensuring standards of clinical care provided by veterinary nurses through regulation, registration and accredited training
The gestation of veterinary nursing as a recognised and self-regulated profession in the United Kingdom can be best described as long and difficult. Caught between the twin e...
Cooper, B. & Smith, D. (2015). Veterinary Nurse training in the UK
Veterinary Nursing in the UK is still a relatively young profession. Whilst it is known that there were animal nurses in existence in the late 1800’s the role and title ‘Veter...
Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University)
Effects of Combined Aquatic Noise and Chemical Pollution on Early Stage Marine Invertebrates in Different Temperature Contexts
Effects of Anthropogenic Noise on the Embryogenesis of Squids, Loligo spp.
Continuous Monitoring of Marine Soundscapes: Assessing Anthropogenic Noise Near Breeding Seabird Colonies
Associate Professor in Law
Lecturer in Conservation Biology
Senior Content Producer & Research Fellow
Smith, D. & Copper, B. (2015). Regulations relating to Registered Veterinary Nurses in the United Kingdom
Veterinary nursing is now a well recognise professional route in the UK. There is considerable capacity within the industry to increase the number of veterinary nurses employ...
Patchett, R., Ballantyne, G., & Willmer, P. (2017). Estimating pollinator performance of visitors to the self-incompatible crop-plant Brassica rapa by single visit deposition and pollen germination: a comparison of methods. Journal of Pollination Ecology, 21(3), (78-85). ISSN 1920-7603
Estimating the pollen-deposition effectiveness of flower visitors is fundamental to understanding their performance as pollinators. While estimates of visitation rates, pollen...
Kairu, A., Upton, C., Huxham, M., Kairo, J. G., Kotut, K., Mbeche, R., & Nunan, F. (2017). From shiny shoes to muddy reality: understanding how meso-state actors negotiate the implementation gap in participatory forest management. Society and Natural Resources, 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...
Huxham, M., Dencer-Brown, A., Diele, K., Kathiresan, K., Nagelkerken, I., & Wanjiru, C. (2017). Mangroves and People: local ecosystem services in a changing climate. In V. H. Rivera-Monroy, S. Y. (. Lee, E. Kristensen, & R. Twilley (Eds.), Mangrove Ecosystems: A Global Biogeographic Perspective, 245-274. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-62206-4_8
Mangrove forests provide many services, some of which are used mostly or exclusively by local people, often the relatively poor and marginalised. Here, such ‘local ecosystem s...
Rueckert, S., & Horák, A. (2017). Archigregarines of the English Channel revisited: New molecular data on Selenidium species including early described and new species and the uncertainties of phylogenetic relationships. PLoS ONE, 12(11), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0187430. ISSN 1932-6203
Gregarines represent an important transition step from free-living predatory (colpodellids s.l.) and/or photosynthetic (Chromera and Vitrella) apicomplexan lineage...
Findlay, M., Briers, R., & White, P. (in press). Developing an empirical approach to optimal camera-trap deployment at mammal resting sites: 1 evidence from a longitudinal study of an otter Lutra lutra holt. European journal of wildlife research,
The study of nocturnal mammals relies on indirect evidence or invasive methods involving capture and tagging of individuals. Indirect methods are prone to error, while capture...
Potouroglou, M., Bull, J., Krauss, K., Kennedy, H., Fusi, M., Daffonchio, D., …Huxham, M. (2017). Measuring the role of seagrasses in regulating sediment surface elevation. Scientific Reports. 7doi:10.1038/s41598-017-12354-y. ISSN 2045-2322
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
Kodikara, K. A. S., Jayatissa, L. P., Huxham, M., Dahdouh-Guebas, F., & Koedam, N. (2107). The effects of salinity on growth and survival of mangrove seedlings changes with age. Acta Botânica Brasílica, doi:10.1590/2017-0100. ISSN 0102-3306
Six-wide ranging mangrove species, Rhizophora apiculata, R. mucronata, Avicennia marina, A. officinalis, Bruguiera gymnorrhiza, and B. sexangula, were selected to study the gr...
Ballantyne, G., Baldock, K. C. R., Rendell, L. & Willmer, P. (2017). Pollinator importance networks illustrate the crucial value of bees in a highly speciose plant community. Scientific Reports. 7(1)doi:10.1038/s41598-017-08798-x. ISSN 2045-2322
Accurate predictions of pollination service delivery require a comprehensive understanding of the interactions between plants and flower visitors. To improve measurements of p...
Rueckert, S., & Devetak, D. (2017). Gregarines (Apicomplexa, Gregarinasina) in psocids (Insecta, Psocoptera) including a new species description and their potential use as pest control agents. European Journal of Protistology, 60, (60-67). doi:10.1016/j.ejop.2017.05.007. ISSN 0932-4739
Gregarine apicomplexans are unicellular organisms that infect invertebrate hosts in marine, freshwater and terrestrial habitats. The largest group of invertebrates infested o...
Njoroge Githaiga, M., Gitundu, K., Gilpin, L. & Huxham, M. (2017). Carbon storage in the seagrass meadows of Gazi Bay, Kenya. PLoS ONE. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0177001
Vegetated marine habitats are globally important carbon sinks, making a significant contribution towards mitigating climate change, and they provide a wide range of other ecos...
Exposure of early life stage marine invertebrates to playbacks of marine renewable energy device vibration
Exposure of Marine Invertebrate Larvae to Underwater Speaker Playbacks of Noise Pollution Sources in the Field
PhD student Edward Bolger
Production of final version smartphone application and data queries for citizen science research in Brazil to improve mangrove crab fisheries management.
Experiment with single and combined noise and temperature stress treatments
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 ...
The AEB Charitable Trust
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