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Protecting Seagrass Through Payments for Ecosystem Services: A Community Guide

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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 Environnment 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, 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...

The other side of a magic mirror: Exploring collegiality in student and staff partnership work

Journal Article
Scoles, J., Huxham, M., Sinclair, K., Lewis, C., Jung, J., & Dougall, E. (in press)
The other side of a magic mirror: Exploring collegiality in student and staff partnership work. Teaching in Higher Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2019.1677588
This article adds to the corpus of writing that examines collegiality's idealistic yet elusive nature in Higher Education by focusing specifically on how collegiality can be e...

Kropotkin’s garden: facilitation in mangrove ecosystems

Book Chapter
Huxham, M., Berger, U., Skov, M. W., & Sousa, W. P. (2019)
Kropotkin’s garden: facilitation in mangrove ecosystems. In S. J. Hawkins, K. Bohn, L. B. Firth, & G. A. Williams (Eds.), Interactions in the Marine Benthos: Global Patterns and Processes, (431-447). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108235792.018
Despite the environmental stresses that mangrove forests experience – including fluctuating salinity, low soil oxygen and buffeting by waves – they can be highly productive. F...

The Future of Blue Carbon Science

Journal Article
Macreadie, P., Anton, A., Raven, J., Beaumont, N., Connolly, R., Friess, D., …Duarte, C. (2019)
The Future of Blue Carbon Science. Nature Communications, 10, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-11693-w
The term Blue Carbon (BC) was first coined a decade ago to describe the disproportionately large contribution of coastal vegetated ecosystems to global carbon sequestration. T...

Exceptionally high mangrove root production rates in the Kelantan Delta, Malaysia; An experimental and comparative study

Journal Article
Muhammad Nor, S. M., Huxham, M., Salmon, Y., Duddy, S. J., Mazars-Simon, A., Mencuccini, M., …Jackson, G. (2019)
Exceptionally high mangrove root production rates in the Kelantan Delta, Malaysia; An experimental and comparative study. Forest Ecology and Management, 444, 214-224. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2019.04.026
Mangroves often allocate a relatively large proportion of their total biomass production to their roots, and the belowground biomass of these forests contributes towards globa...

Electing to Speak: Professional Dialogue in the Context of Professional Dialogue

Journal Article
Smart, F., Asghar, M., Campbell, L., & Huxham, M. (2019)
Electing to Speak: Professional Dialogue in the Context of Professional Dialogue. International Journal for Academic Development, 24(3), 232-245. https://doi.org/10.1080/1360144X.2019.1585356
Written submissions are traditionally used in the assessment of applications for Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, with dialogue offering an alternative approach. Qu...

Seagrass removal leads to rapid changes in fauna and loss of carbon.

Journal Article
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...

Firewood usage and indoor air pollution from traditional cooking fires in Gazi Bay, Kenya

Journal Article
Jung, J., & Huxham, M. (2019)
Firewood usage and indoor air pollution from traditional cooking fires in Gazi Bay, Kenya. Bioscience Horizons, 11, https://doi.org/10.1093/biohorizons/hzy014
Mangroves are increasingly being recognised for the important ecosystem services they provide, including carbon fixation, shoreline protection and fisheries habitats. In addit...
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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 - 2021
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

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

2016 - 2020
Understanding the drivers of, and threats to, carbon sequestration in Scottish seagrass
Funder: Scottish Natural Heritage | Value: £35,155
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The hidden links in trophic food webs: where do the parasites fit?

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

Above and below ground productivity of a mangrove forest under human utilisation

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

The prevalence and diversity of extended spectrum beta-lactam (ESBL) resistant Escherichia coli in coastal bathing waters, impacted by biological wastewater

2018 - date
Mairaid Hamilton | Director of Studies: Dr Donald Morrison | Second Supervisor: Dr Fiona Stainsby

The parasite fauna of mangrove fish from Vanga, Kenya

2016 - date
Anna Osicka-Rogowska | Director of Studies: Prof Mark Huxham | Second Supervisor: Dr Sonja Rueckert

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

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