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First genetic evidence that invasive bullhead (Cottus L. 1758) in Scotland is of English origin and the difficulty of resolving the European Cottus species taxonomy

Journal Article
McLeish, J., Briers, R., Dodd, J., & Rueckert, S. (2020)
First genetic evidence that invasive bullhead (Cottus L. 1758) in Scotland is of English origin and the difficulty of resolving the European Cottus species taxonomy. Journal of Fish Biology, 96(3), 617-630. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.14247
The European bullhead (Cottus gobio) is widely distributed across Europe and within the UK is native to England and Wales, where it is protected under the Habitats Directive. ...

Compartmentalization of bacterial and fungal microbiomes in the gut of adult honeybees

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Callegari, M., Crotti, E., Fusi, M., Marasco, R., Gonella, E., De Noni, I., …Daffonchio, D. (2021)
Compartmentalization of bacterial and fungal microbiomes in the gut of adult honeybees. npj Biofilms and Microbiomes, 7, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41522-021-00212-9
The core gut microbiome of adult honeybee comprises a set of recurring bacterial phylotypes, accompanied by lineage-specific, variable, and less abundant environmental bacteri...

The sediment carbon stocks of intertidal seagrass meadows in Scotland

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Potouroglou, M., Whitlock, D., Milatovic, L., MacKinnon, G., Kennedy, H., Diele, K., & Huxham, M. (2021)
The sediment carbon stocks of intertidal seagrass meadows in Scotland. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 258, Article 107442. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2021.107442
Seagrasses are highly productive ecosystems and hotspots for biodiversity, providing a plethora of benefits to the environment and to people. Their value in sequestering and s...

Migratory timing of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in the central North Pacific varies with age, sex and reproductive status.

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Craig, A. S., Herman, L. M., Gabriele, C. M., & Pack, A. A. (2002)
Migratory timing of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in the central North Pacific varies with age, sex and reproductive status. Behaviour, 140, (981-1000). doi:10.1163/156853903322589605. ISSN 0005-7959
Humpback whales migrate seasonally between high-latitude summer feeding grounds and low-latitude winter breeding grounds. Identification photographs of humpback whales were co...

Ecological status and sources of anthropogenic contaminants in mangroves of the Wouri River Estuary (Cameroon)

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Fusi, M., Beone, G. M., Suciu, N. A., Sacchi, A., Trevisan, M., Capri, E., …Cannicci, S. (2016)
Ecological status and sources of anthropogenic contaminants in mangroves of the Wouri River Estuary (Cameroon). Marine Pollution Bulletin, 109(2), 723-733. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.06.104
Mangroves are critically threatened by human activities, despite the important ecosystem functions and services they provide. Mangroves in Cameroon represent no exception to t...

Revisions to the Classification, Nomenclature, and Diversity of Eukaryotes

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Adl, S. M., Bass, D., Lane, C. E., Lukeš, J., Schoch, C. L., Smirnov, A., …Zhang, Q. (2019)
Revisions to the Classification, Nomenclature, and Diversity of Eukaryotes. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 66(1), 4-119. https://doi.org/10.1111/jeu.12691
This revision of the classification of eukaryotes follows that of Adl et al., 2012 [J. Euk. Microbiol. 59(5)] and retains an emphasis on protists. Changes since have improved ...

Diel oxygen fluctuation drives the thermal response and metabolic performance of coastal marine ectotherms

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Booth, J., Fusi, M., Giomi, F., Chapman, E., Diele, K., & McQuaid, C. (2021)
Diel oxygen fluctuation drives the thermal response and metabolic performance of coastal marine ectotherms. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 288(1953), https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.1141
Coastal marine systems are characterized by high levels of primary production that result in diel oxygen fluctuations from undersaturation to supersaturation. Constant normoxi...

Optimising recruitment in habitat creation for the native European oyster

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Chapman, E. C., Rodriguez-Perez, A., Hugh-Jones, T., Bromley, C., James, M. A., Diele, K., & Sanderson, W. G. (2021)
Optimising recruitment in habitat creation for the native European oyster. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 170, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112579
European oyster (Ostrea edulis) restoration often requires the timely deployment of shell habitat for larval settlement. To inform this increasingly popular process, the prese...

Environmental latitudinal gradients and host specificity shape Symbiodiniaceae distribution in Red Sea Porites corals

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Terraneo, T. I., Fusi, M., Hume, B. C., Arrigoni, R., Voolstra, C. R., Benzoni, F., …Berumen, M. L. (2019)
Environmental latitudinal gradients and host specificity shape Symbiodiniaceae distribution in Red Sea Porites corals. Journal of Biogeography, 46(10), 2323-2335. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13672
Aim 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...

Bioturbation Intensity Modifies the Sediment Microbiome and Biochemistry and Supports Plant Growth in an Arid Mangrove System

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Fusi, M., Booth, J. M., Marasco, R., Merlino, G., Garcias-Bonet, N., Barozzi, A., …Daffonchio, D. (2022)
Bioturbation Intensity Modifies the Sediment Microbiome and Biochemistry and Supports Plant Growth in an Arid Mangrove System. Microbiology Spectrum, 10(3), https://doi.org/10.1128/spectrum.01117-22
In intertidal systems, the type and role of interactions among sediment microorganisms, animals, plants and abiotic factors are complex and not well understood. Such interacti...
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As Good as (G)Old? Comparing Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services of Restored and Natural Mangrove Forests in the Wallacea Region

2018 - 2022
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

Wester Ross Herring Spawning Ecology

2020 - 2023
Historically, herring was abundant around the West of Scotland and of high importance to the local economy. Today, the estimated herring stock size in ICES area 6a is at near an all-time low. In March...
Funder: Skye & Lochalsh Rivers Trust | Value: £32,025

Applicability of the optical mesoscope technology to assess physical effects of noise on statocysts of marine invertebrate embryos/larvae: A proof of concept

2020 - 2023
We perceive oceans as quiet,but increasing levels of man-made noise can have negative effects on marine organisms. Invertebrates are under-represented in noise-related research but play significant r...
Funder: Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance | Value: £10,000

Quantifying and reducing the environmental footprint of crab meat processing and scoping for bioactive compounds – a preliminary study

2019 - 2019
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...
Funder: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

The effects of parasites on food web structure and dynamics: new ways to improve accuracy and ecological realism

2021 - 2025
The main rational for this project is to gain a better understanding of how parasites affect food web structures and dynamics in commercially important marine fish species in Scottish waters. With e.g...
Funder: Natural Environment Research Council | Value: £53,500

Microlanding - Symbiont transmission in early life stages of mangrove crabs

2019 - 2022
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...
Funder: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology | Value: £174,144