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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...

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

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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...

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.

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

Biomass and productivity of seagrasses in Africa

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Githaiga, M. N., Gilpin, L., Kairo, J. G., & Huxham, M. (2016)
Biomass and productivity of seagrasses in Africa. Botanica Marina, 59(2-3), 173-186. https://doi.org/10.1515/bot-2015-0075
There is growing interest in carbon stocks and flows in seagrass ecosystems, but recent global reviews suggest a paucity of studies from Africa. This paper reviews work on sea...

Impacts of Mangrove Density on Surface Sediment Accretion, Belowground Biomass and Biogeochemistry in Puttalam Lagoon, Sri Lanka

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Phillips, D., Kumara, M., Jayatissa, L., Krauss, K., & Huxham, M. (2017)
Impacts of Mangrove Density on Surface Sediment Accretion, Belowground Biomass and Biogeochemistry in Puttalam Lagoon, Sri Lanka. Wetlands, 37(3), 471-483. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13157-017-0883-7
Understanding the effects of seedling density on sediment accretion, biogeochemistry and 3 belowground biomass in mangrove systems can help explain ecological functioning and ...

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...

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...

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...