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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...

Multiple Impact Pathways Of The 2015-16 El Niño In Coastal Kenya

Journal Article
Fortnam, M., Atkins, M., Brown, K., Chaigneau, T., Frouws, A., Gwaro, K., …Sheen, K. (2020)
Multiple Impact Pathways Of The 2015-16 El Niño In Coastal Kenya. AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-020-01321-z
The 2015-2016 El Niño had large impacts globally. The effects were not as great as anticipated in Kenya, however, leading some commentators to call it a 'non-event'. Our study...

SDG 14: Life Below Water - Impacts On Mangroves

Book Chapter
Friess, D. A., Aung, T. T., Huxham, M., Lovelock, C., Mukherjee, N., & Sasmito, S. (2019)
SDG 14: Life Below Water - Impacts On Mangroves. In G. Winkel, P. Pacheco, G. Galloway, C. J. Pierce Colfer, W. de Jong, & P. Katila (Eds.), Sustainable Development Goals: Their Impacts on Forests and People, (445-481). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108765015.016
The SDG14 targets cover more than 70 per cent of the planet, including the coastal zone, where a range of forest resources are located. In this chapter we investigate the pote...

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. ...

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 ...

Local contributions to beta-diversity in urban pond networks: implications for biodiversity conservation and management

Journal Article
Briers, R., Hill, M., White, J., Biggs, J., Gledhill, D., Ledger, M., …Hassall, C. (in press)
Local contributions to beta-diversity in urban pond networks: implications for biodiversity conservation and management. Diversity and Distributions,
Aim: An understanding of how biotic communities are spatially organised is necessary to identify and prioritize habitats within landscape-scale biodiversity conservation. Loca...

Rattus management is essential for population persistence in a critically endangered passerine: combining small-scale field experiments and population modelling.

Journal Article
Maggs, G., Nicoll, M., Zuël, N., White, P. J. C., Winfield, E., Poongavanan, S., …Norris, K. (2015)
Rattus management is essential for population persistence in a critically endangered passerine: combining small-scale field experiments and population modelling. Biological Conservation, 191, 274-281. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2015.06.039
Invasive species are a major threat for island biodiversity, causing species decline and extinction globally. Of all invasive mammals rats are one of the most detrimental and ...

Urban ponds as an aquatic biodiversity resource in modified landscapes

Journal Article
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...
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BES Travel Grant for PhD student Alex Kent

2017 - 2017
Travel grant to allow PhD student to attend Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography Aquatic Sciences Meeting/conference in Hawaii.
Funder: British Ecological Society | Value: £500

Governance for ecosystem services and poverty alleviation

2016 - 2017
This research will draw on the extensive research undertaken by ESPA projects in a range of ecosystem contexts through two main areas of work. The first, supply-driven phase of the research will provi...
Funder: Natural Environment Research Council | Value: £8,552

Impacts of cliff-top walkers and boats on the nesting success of seabirds at St Abbs's Head, Scotland

2016 - 2020
Collaboration with the National Trust for Scotland, St Abb's Head to determine the impacts of cliff-top walkers and boats on the nesting success of seabirds at St Abbs's Head, Scotland
Funder: The AEB Charitable Trust | Value: £9,000

Production of final version smartphone application and data queries for citizen science research in Brazil to improve mangrove crab fisheries management

2017 - 2018
Production of final version smartphone application and data queries for citizen science research in Brazil to improve mangrove crab fisheries management.
Funder: Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University) | Value: £1,200

Effects of Anthropogenic Noise on the Embryogenesis of Squids, Loligo spp.

2017 - 2018
Effects of Anthropogenic Noise on the Embryogenesis of Squids, Loligo spp.
Funder: Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University) | Value: £2,942

Continuous Monitoring of Marine Soundscapes: Assessing Anthropogenic Noise Near Breeding Seabird Colonies

2017 - 2019
Continuous Monitoring of Marine Soundscapes: Assessing Anthropogenic Noise Near Breeding Seabird Colonies
Funder: Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University) | Value: £3,000

Exposure of Marine Invertebrate Larvae to Underwater Speaker Playbacks of Noise Pollution Sources in the Field

2017 - 2019
Exposure of Marine Invertebrate Larvae to Underwater Speaker Playbacks of Noise Pollution Sources in the Field PhD student Edward Bolger
Funder: Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University) | Value: £2,421

Effects of Combined Aquatic Noise and Chemical Pollution on Early Stage Marine Invertebrates in Different Temperature Contexts

2017 - 2021
Effects of Combined Aquatic Noise and Chemical Pollution on Early Stage Marine Invertebrates in Different Temperature Contexts
Funder: Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University) | Value: £54,283

Understanding the drivers of, and threats to, carbon sequestration in Scottish seagrass

2016 - 2020
Understanding the drivers of, and threats to, carbon sequestration in Scottish seagrass
Funder: Scottish Natural Heritage | Value: £35,155

Incidence and abundance of hybrid hogweed (H. sphondylium x mantegazzianum)

2017 - 2019
Incidence and abundance of hybrid hogweed (H. sphondylium x mantegazzianum)
Funder: The Wild Flower Society | Value: £300