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Tracking changes to a microplankton community in a North Atlantic sea loch using the microplankton index PI(mp).

Journal Article
Whyte, C., Davidson, K., Gilpin, L., Mitchell, E., Moschonas, G., McNeill, S., & Tett, P. (2016)
Tracking changes to a microplankton community in a North Atlantic sea loch using the microplankton index PI(mp). ICES Journal of Marine Science, 74(4), (311-325). ISSN 1054-3139
Microplankton plays a vital part in marine ecosystems and its importance has been recognised by the inclusion of microplankton community composition in regulatory frameworks s...

Securing Disunion: young people’s nationalism, identities and (in)securities in the campaign for an independent Scotland

Journal Article
Botterill, K., Hopkins, P., Sanghera, G., & Arshad, R. (2016)
Securing Disunion: young people’s nationalism, identities and (in)securities in the campaign for an independent Scotland. Political Geography, 55, 124-134. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2016.09.002
This paper explores ethnic and religious minority youth perspectives of security and nationalism in Scotland during the independence campaign in 2014. We discuss how young pe...

Regulations relating to Registered Veterinary Nurses in the United Kingdom.

Conference Proceeding
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...

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...

Constructing more informative plant–pollinator networks: visitation and pollen deposition networks in a heathland plant community

Journal Article
Ballantyne, G., Baldock, K. C. R., & Willmer, P. G. (2015)
Constructing more informative plant–pollinator networks: visitation and pollen deposition networks in a heathland plant community. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 282(1814), 20151130. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.1130
Interaction networks are widely used as tools to understand plant–pollinator communities, and to examine potential threats to plant diversity and food security if the ecosyste...

Avian Urine: Its Potential as a Non-Invasive Biomonitor of Environmental Metal Exposure in Birds

Journal Article
Clapp, J. B., Bevan, R. M., & Singleton, I. (2012)
Avian Urine: Its Potential as a Non-Invasive Biomonitor of Environmental Metal Exposure in Birds. Water, air, and soil pollution, 223(7), 3923-3938. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11270-012-1161-1
Current non-invasive biomonitoring techniques to measure heavy metal exposure in free ranging birds using eggs, feathers and guano are problematic because essential metals cop...

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

Journal Article
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 ...

Ensuring standards of clinical care provided by veterinary nurses through regulation, registration and accredited training.

Conference Proceeding
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...

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...

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Effects of load carriage on the preception action coupling when jumping for maximal distance

2014 - 2014
The study has a health focus with the results aiming to reduce the likelihood of overuse injuries. It will examine the effects if load carried and action response when experienced participants are ask...
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £2,421

Building and evaluating recorders for seabird vocalisations at nesting sites with differing degrees of human disturbance

2016 - 2017
Long-duration recorders are commercially available for week-scale terrestrial sound monitoring, but expensive and large, thus difficult to disguise in colonies. We have an active collaboration with th...
Funder: Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University) | Value: £980

Recovering value from waste agricultural plastics from the Scottish vegetable and soft fruit industry.

2016 - 2017
The project aims to add value to agricultural plastic waste, by utilising pyrolysis (an emerging plastic conversion technology) to enable successful conversion to fuel, energy or platform chemicals. T...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £40,955

Phd studentship (Earthwatch), Determinants Of Habitat Use By Fish In Mangroves In Kenya

2016 - 2019
Mangrove for fish: understanding and enhancing the nursery function
Funder: Earthwatch | Value: £40,000

The WATER project: Which Aquatic Exercises work best?

2014 - 2017
Identifying muscle recuitment for aquatic exercises used in interventions for core strengthening and rehabilitation from musculoskeletal disorders
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £4,410

Effects of artifical noise on marine invertebrates

2014 - 2016
To address this lack of knowledge investigating whether underwater noise, such as arising from installation and running of marine renewables, has any effects on a range of behavioural, physiological, ...
Funder: Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University) | Value: £3,800

Effects of Anthropogenic Noise Playbacks on Marine Invertebrates

2015 - 2016
The project aims to address this lack of knowledge investigating whether underwater noise, such as arising from installation and running of marine renewables, has any effects on a range of behavioural...
Funder: Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University) | Value: £500

Artisan Cheese making

2016 - 2016
The project objectives and scope are (i) to establish a knowledge base of current practice in starter culture use and possible bacteriophage-related issues in the artisanal cheese-making sector in Sco...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £9,678

ABE Fermentation of Waste Paper

2014 - 2015
The objective is to assess the technical and commercial potential to use waste and recycled paper as a feedstock for ABE fermentation.
Funder: Zero Waste Scotland | Value: £77,838

CESEA - coastal ecosystem services in east Africa

2013 - 2017
The CESEA project is a collaboration between scientists and researchers in Tanzania, Kenya and the UK. By bringing together experts in ecololgy and development it will find new ways to help local peop...
Funder: Natural Environment Research Council | Value: £281,546