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Phenotype-environment matching in the shore crab (Carcinus maenas)

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Todd, P. A., Briers, R. A., Ladle, R. J., & Middleton, F. (2006)
Phenotype-environment matching in the shore crab (Carcinus maenas). Marine Biology, 148(6), 1357-1367. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-005-0159-2
The shore crab (Carcinus maenas) exhibits a range of carapace pattern polymorphisms, but little is known regarding their function or maintenance. If patterns represent some fo...

Community heterogeneity of aquatic macroinvertebrates in urban ponds at a multi-city scale

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Hill, M. J., Biggs, J., Thornhill, I., Briers, R. A., Ledger, M., Gledhill, D. G., …Hassall, C. (2018)
Community heterogeneity of aquatic macroinvertebrates in urban ponds at a multi-city scale. Landscape Ecology, 33(3), 389-405. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-018-0608-1
Purpose Urbanisation is a leading cause of biotic homogenisation in urban ecosystems. However, there has been little research examining the effect of urbanisation and biotic h...

Competition between the nymphs of two regionally co-occurring species of Notonecta (Hemiptera: Notonectidae): Competition and habitat in co-occurring Notonecta

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Briers, R. A., & Warren, P. H. (1999)
Competition between the nymphs of two regionally co-occurring species of Notonecta (Hemiptera: Notonectidae): Competition and habitat in co-occurring Notonecta. Freshwater Biology, 42(1), 11-20. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2427.1999.00448.x
1. Two species of freshwater invertebrate predator, Notonecta maculata and N. obliqua, showed a negative association in a series of small, man-made ponds in the Peak National ...

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

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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...

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...

Designing a conservation reserve network with minimal fragmentation: A linear integer programming approach

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Önal, H., & Briers, R. A. (2005)
Designing a conservation reserve network with minimal fragmentation: A linear integer programming approach. Environmental modeling & assessment, 10(3), 193-202. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10666-005-9009-3
In the biological conservation literature, the optimum reserve site selection problem has often been addressed by using the prototype set covering and maximal covering formula...

Developing an empirical approach to optimal camera-trap deployment at mammal resting sites: evidence from a longitudinal study of an otter Lutra lutra holt

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Findlay, M., Briers, R., Diamond, N., & White, P. (2017)
Developing an empirical approach to optimal camera-trap deployment at mammal resting sites: evidence from a longitudinal study of an otter Lutra lutra holt. European journal of wildlife research, 63(6),
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...

Quantifying two-dimensional dichromatic patterns using a photographic technique: case study on the shore crab (Carcinus maenas L.)

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Todd, P. A., Ladle, R. J., Briers, R. A., & Brunton, A. (2005)
Quantifying two-dimensional dichromatic patterns using a photographic technique: case study on the shore crab (Carcinus maenas L.). Ecological research, 20(4), 497-501. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11284-004-0034-5
Contrasting patterns of pigmentation, such as those associated with crypsis and aposematism, are common in many taxa. In order to determine why patterning varies among individ...

Urban ponds as an aquatic biodiversity resource in modified landscapes

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Hill, M. J., Biggs, J., Thornhill, I., Briers, R. A., Gledhill, D. G., White, J. C., …Hassall, C. (2017)
Urban ponds as an aquatic biodiversity resource in modified landscapes. Global Change Biology, 23(3), 986-999. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13401
Urbanization is a global process contributing to the loss and fragmentation of natural habitats. Many studies have focused on the biological response of terrestrial taxa and h...

Evaluating, predicting and mapping belowground carbon stores in Kenyan mangroves

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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...