Reader in Marine Sciences / Co-Director of Research, St Abbs Marine Station
Briers, R. (2016). biotic: Calculation of Freshwater Biotic Indices. R package version 0.1.2. https://github.com/robbriers/biotic
The biotic package calculates a range of commonly used UK freshwater invertebrate biotic indices, based on family level identification. Indices that can be calculated are BMW...
Warren, P., Atterton, F., Baines, D., & White, P. J. C. (2013). Black Grouse Conservation In Southern Scotland. Inverness, Scotland: Scottish Natural Heritage
Black grouse in southern Scotland have declined in both numbers and range, with the Scottish Black Grouse Biodiversity Action Plan Steering Group identifying this area as a pr...
White, P., Warren, P., & Baines, D. (2013). Spatial and structural habitat requirements of black grouse in Scottish forests. Inverness: Scottish Natural Heritage
Sympathetic management and placement of forests to provide/protect suitable habitat is a key focus of Scottish black grouse conservation. More information about how...
United Nations Environment Programme
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.
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
The 'Microlanding' project aims to unravel the nature, topological interactions, dynamics and functions of the bacterial symbionts associated with mangrove crabs' gills in relation to the evolution fr...
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
The project is to investigate the quantity and environmental footprint of shell residues produced by the crab meat processing "industry" (i.e. local households) in Mamanguape River Estuary and Brejinh...
22 March 2019
22 March 2019
This intermediate level event explores key considerations when using cam trapping to assist with assessment of resting sites and activity surveys of mammals. The training will...
23 January 2019
23 January 2019
Dr William Sanderson is an Associate Professor in Marine Biodiversity at Heriot-Watt University and a Co-Director of Research at St Abbs Marine Station (with Edinburgh Napier’...
16 September 2017
16 September 2017
Lecturer in Conservation Biology
Lecturer (Ecology & Conservation)
Rueckert, S., & Tsaousis, A. D. (2017). Report of the 2017 Protistology-UK Spring Meeting. European Journal of Protistology, 61(Pt.A), (307-310). doi:10.1016/j.ejop.2017.10.003. ISSN 0932-4739
The Protistology-UK 2017 spring meeting was organised as part of the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Microbiology Society in Edinburgh between the 3rd to the 6th of April 2017. Th...
Stebbens, H. R., Smith, D., & Cuddeford, D. (2002, January). ¿Existe un papel para biosaf en las dietas de equinos?. Paper presented at el V Seminario Internacional de Microbiología Aplicada a la Nutrición Animal, Guadalajara, 2002, Guadalajara
Translation from Spanish:
BIOSAF Sc47 has been incorporated into the diets of rabbits, sheep, cattle, and pigs, where has allowed a better use of the food, high consumption an...
Briers, R. (2019). cde - R package to retrieve data from the Environment Agency Catchment Data Explorer site. Journal of Open Source Software, 4(39), 1473. https://doi.org/10.21105/joss.01473
Terraneo, T. I., Fusi, M., Hume, B. C., Arrigoni, R., Voolstra, C. R., Benzoni, F., …Berumen, M. L. (in press). Environmental latitudinal gradients and host specificity shape Symbiodiniaceae distribution in Red Sea Porites corals. Journal of Biogeography,
To assess the diversity of algal symbionts of the family Symbiodiniaceae associated with the coral genus Porites in the Red Sea, and to test for host-specificity and envir...
Wale, M. A., Briers, R. A., Hartl, M. G., Bryson, D., & Diele, K. (2019). From DNA to ecological performance: Effects of anthropogenic noise on a reef-building mussel. Science of the Total Environment, 689, 126-132. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.06.380
Responses of marine invertebrates to anthropogenic noise are insufficiently known, impeding our understanding of ecosystemic impacts of noise and the development of mitigation...
Duane, B., Ramasubbu, D., Harford, S., Steinbach, I., Stancliffe, R., & Ballantyne, G. (2019). Environmental sustainability and biodiversity within the dental practice. British Dental Journal, 226(9), 701-705. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41415-019-0208-8
This paper forms part of a series of papers, seven in total, which have been requested by colleagues to help them as clinicians understand sustainability as it relates to dent...
Smith, D., & Percival, J. An investigation into the prevention of perioperative hypothermia by insulating the feet of feline patients undergoing elective surgical procedures. Manuscript submitted for publication
This study aimed to determine if covering the feet of feline patients' during surgery could help mitigate hypothermia. Thirty cats were allocated into three treatment groups;...
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
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...
McKee, A., Blackstock, K., Azcón, J. M. B., Ciucci, P., Hošek, M., Huber, M., …Velander, K. (2018). Developing learning landscape partnerships: Why and how to work with protected area managers. Parks: The international Journal of Protected Areas and Conservation, 24(2), doi:10.2305/IUCN.CH.2018.PARKS-24-2AMcK.en
There are many calls for more effective science-policy interaction and knowledge exchange in order to tackle persistent conservation problems; however, more clarity is needed ...
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...
Stazaker, K., & Mackinnon, J. (2018). Visitor perceptions of captive, endangered Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus) used as photo props in Jemaa El Fna Square, Marrakech, Morocco. Anthrozoös, 31(6), 761-776. doi:10.1080/08927936.2018.1529360
15 Visitors to Jemaa El Fna Square can pay to have their photograph taken with Barbary 16 macaques. Our aim was to characterise visitors' perceptions of such photo props, 17 e...
Rueckert, S., Glasinovich, N., Diez, M., Cremonte, F., & Vázquez, N. (2018). Morphology and molecular systematic of marine gregarines (Apicomplexa) from Southwestern Atlantic spionid polychaetes. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 159, 49-60. doi:10.1016/j.jip.2018.10.010
Gregarines are a common group of parasites that infect the intestines of marine invertebrates, and particularly polychaetes. Here, we describe for the first time four gregarin...
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...
Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University)
MASTS Travel Grant for Craig Stenton
MAST Travel grant
The Wild Flower Society
Incidence and abundance of hybrid hogweed (H. sphondylium x mantegazzianum)
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
Exposure of Marine Invertebrate Larvae to Underwater Speaker Playbacks of Noise Pollution Sources in the Field
PhD student Edward Bolger
Exposure of early life stage marine invertebrates to playbacks of marine renewable energy device vibration
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 Environment Agency Office
King’s Meadow House
King's Meadow Road
22 March 2019
Edinburgh Napier University (Sighthill Campus)
23 January 2019
RZSS Edinburgh Zoo
134 Corstorphine Rd,
15 September 2017