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Structural and functional indices show similar performance in marine ecosystem quality assessment

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Culhane, F. E., Briers, R. A., Tett, P., & Fernandes, T. F. (2014)
Structural and functional indices show similar performance in marine ecosystem quality assessment. Ecological Indicators, 43, 271-280. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.03.009
Reliable ecosystem quality assessment of marine environments is increasingly important due to mounting pressures attributable to human activities. Biotic indices are widely us...

The development and testing of a multiple-use zoning scheme for Scottish waters.

Journal Article
Mcwhinnie, L., Briers, R. A., & Fernandes, T. F. (2015)
The development and testing of a multiple-use zoning scheme for Scottish waters. Ocean and Coastal Management, 103, 34-41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2014.11.004
Marine Spatial Planning attempts to develop integrated planning frameworks for the management of activities within marine ecosystems and support sustainable development. This ...

The lateral extent of the subsidy from an upland stream to riparian lycosid spiders

Journal Article
Briers, R. A., Cariss, H. M., Geoghegan, R., & Gee, J. H. R. (2005)
The lateral extent of the subsidy from an upland stream to riparian lycosid spiders. Ecography, 28(2), 165-170. doi:10.1111/j.0906-7590.2005.04020.x
Adult aquatic insects emerging from streams can subsidize riparian food webs, but little is known of the spatial extent of these subsidies. Stable isotope (15N) enrichment of ...

Inter-population dispersal by adult stoneflies detected by stable isotope enrichment

Journal Article
Briers, R. A., Gee, J. H. R., Cariss, H. M., & Geoghegan, R. (2004)
Inter-population dispersal by adult stoneflies detected by stable isotope enrichment. Freshwater Biology, 49(4), 425-431. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2427.2004.01198.x
1. Dispersal of adult stream insects may be of considerable importance in regional population dynamics and colonisation of new sites, but quantifying the rate and extent of di...

Applying Climate Compatible Development and economic valuation to coastal management: A case study of Kenya's mangrove forests

Journal Article
Huxham, M., Emerton, L., Kairo, J., Munyi, F., Abdirizak, H., Muriuki, T., …Briers, R. A. (2015)
Applying Climate Compatible Development and economic valuation to coastal management: A case study of Kenya's mangrove forests. Journal of Environmental Management, 157, 168-181. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.04.018
Mangrove forests are under global pressure. Habitat destruction and degradation persist despite longstanding recognition of the important ecological functions of mangroves. He...

Evaluating, predicting and mapping belowground carbon stores in Kenyan mangroves

Journal Article
Gress, S. K., Huxham, M., Kairo, J. G., Mugi, L. M., & Briers, R. A. (2017)
Evaluating, predicting and mapping belowground carbon stores in Kenyan mangroves. Global Change Biology, 23(1), 224-234. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13438
Despite covering only approximately 138,000 km2, mangroves are globally important carbon sinks with carbon density values 3 to 4 times that of terrestrial forests. A key chall...

Effects of the North Atlantic Oscillation on growth and phenology of stream insects

Journal Article
Briers, R. A., Gee, J. H. R., & Geoghegan, R. (2004)
Effects of the North Atlantic Oscillation on growth and phenology of stream insects. Ecography, 27(6), 811-817. doi:10.1111/j.0906-7590.2004.04005.x
Climatic variation associated with the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) influences terrestrial and marine ecosystems, but its effects on river and stream ecosystems are less w...

Making predictions of mangrove deforestation: a comparison of two methods in Kenya.

Journal Article
Rideout, A. J. R., Joshi, N. P., Viergever, K. M., Huxham, M., & Briers, R. A. (2013)
Making predictions of mangrove deforestation: a comparison of two methods in Kenya. Global Change Biology, 19, 3493-3501. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.12176
Deforestation of mangroves is of global concern given their importance for carbon storage, biogeochemical cycling and the provision of other ecosystem services, but the links ...

Mapping of mangrove forest land cover change along the Kenya coastline using Landsat imagery.

Journal Article
Kirui, B. K. Y., Kairo, J. G., Bosire, J. O., Viergever, K. M., Rudra, S., Huxham, M., & Briers, R. A. (2013)
Mapping of mangrove forest land cover change along the Kenya coastline using Landsat imagery. Ocean and Coastal Management, 83, 19-24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2011.12.004
Mangroves in Kenya provide a wide range of valuable services to coastal communities despite their relatively small total area. Studies at single sites show reductions in exten...

Population differentiation and temporal changes of carotenoid pigments and stable isotope ratios in the offspring of anadromous and non-anadromous trout Salmo trutta.

Journal Article
Briers, R. A., Waterman, J. O., Galt, K., & Campbell, R. N. B. (2012)
Population differentiation and temporal changes of carotenoid pigments and stable isotope ratios in the offspring of anadromous and non-anadromous trout Salmo trutta. Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 22, 137-144. https://doi.org/10.1111/eff.12011
Trout (Salmo trutta) exhibit anadromous and non-anadromous forms which are commonly sympatric. Offspring of the two forms can be separated by differences in characteristics su...

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The effects of anthropogenic noise playbacks on marine invertebrates

2014 - 2018
Anthropogenic noise has profoundly changed the acoustic environment of aquatic habitats, and is known to negatively affect many taxa...
Dr Matthew Wale | Director of Studies: Prof Karen Diele | Second Supervisor: Dr Robert Briers

Gender differences in the expression of narcissism: Diagnostic assessment, aetiology, and intimate partner violence perpetration

2017 - 2020
Ava Valashjardi | Director of Studies: Dr Kathy Charles | Second Supervisor: Dr Kathy Charles

Coriander yield decline: investigating potential management options

2017 - date
Amanda Jones | Director of Studies: Prof Ian Singleton | Second Supervisor: Dr Fiona Stainsby

Trophic polymorphism in the Himalayan fish Tor putitora? An investigation into morphological variation

2013 - date
Ian Martin | Director of Studies: Dr Robert Briers | Second Supervisor: Dr Sonja Rueckert

Geographical variation in life history response to stress in the freshwater snail Lymnaea stagnalis.

2006 - 2013
Life histories are known to vary across geographic ranges in response to a number of factors, both b...
Dr Iain Reid | Director of Studies: Dr Robert Briers

Exploring the causes of Red Vent Syndrome in wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) from coastal waters around Scotland

2014 - 2018
"In 2005, Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) migrating to the UK exhibited swollen, haemor...
Alexander Kent | Director of Studies: Dr Sonja Rueckert | Second Supervisor: Dr Robert Briers

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

An overview of diffuse pollution inputs and their impacts upon organisms in the River Almond, Scotland

2015 - 2018
David Lawson | Director of Studies: Dr Robert Briers | Second Supervisor: Dr Linda Gilpin

Non-native bullhead in South-East Scotland: Molecular and morphological identification and parasite links with native fauna

2014 - 2018
The PhD is to investigate the ecological implications of invasive bullhead in...
Jenny Mcleish | Director of Studies: Dr Sonja Rueckert | Second Supervisor: Dr Robert Briers

Multi-scale habitat selection in Scotland's only popularion of western Taiga Bean Geese, Anser fabalis fabalis, on the Slamanna Plateau, central Scotland.

2015 - 2018
Michael Thornton | Director of Studies: Dr Patrick White | Second Supervisor: Dr Robert Briers