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Sediment Temperature Impact on Population Structure and Dynamics of the Crab Austruca iranica Pretzmann, 1971 (Crustacea: Ocypodidae) in Subtropical Mangroves of the Persian Gulf

Journal Article
Saeedi, H., Kamrani, E., Nordhaus, I., & Diele, K. (2018)
Sediment Temperature Impact on Population Structure and Dynamics of the Crab Austruca iranica Pretzmann, 1971 (Crustacea: Ocypodidae) in Subtropical Mangroves of the Persian Gulf. Wetlands, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13157-018-0998-5
Ocypodid crabs inhabit intertidal sandy/muddy flats of tropical and sub-tropical mangroves. Iran has three species of the genus Austruca. In contrast to A. sindensis and A. la...

Insights from measuring pollen deposition: quantifying the pre-eminence of bees as flower visitors and effective pollinators

Journal Article
Willmer, P. G., Cunnold, H., & Ballantyne, G. (2017)
Insights from measuring pollen deposition: quantifying the pre-eminence of bees as flower visitors and effective pollinators. Arthropod-Plant Interactions, 11(3), 411-425. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11829-017-9528-2
Using our accumulated datasets from Kenyan savanna, Mediterranean garigue, UK gardens and heathland, involving 76 plants from 30 families, we present detailed data to quantify...

Resightings of humpback whales in Hawaiian waters over spans of 10-32 years: Site fidelity, sex ratios, calving rates, female demographics, and the dynamics of social and behavioral roles of individuals

Journal Article
Herman, L. M., Pack, A. A., Rose, K., Craig, A., Herman, E. Y. K., Hakala, S., & Milette, A. (2011)
Resightings of humpback whales in Hawaiian waters over spans of 10-32 years: Site fidelity, sex ratios, calving rates, female demographics, and the dynamics of social and behavioral roles of individuals. Marine Mammal Science, 27(4), 736-768. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-7692.2010.00441.x
From a database of approximately 5,000 Hawaiian humpback whales identified photographically between 1976 and 2010, we extracted 71 males and 39 females having resighting spans...

The Future of Blue Carbon Science

Journal Article
Macreadie, P., Anton, A., Raven, J., Beaumont, N., Connolly, R., Friess, D., …Duarte, C. (2019)
The Future of Blue Carbon Science. Nature Communications, 10, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-11693-w
The term Blue Carbon (BC) was first coined a decade ago to describe the disproportionately large contribution of coastal vegetated ecosystems to global carbon sequestration. T...

Why flower visitation is a poor proxy for pollination: measuring single-visit pollen deposition, with implications for pollination networks and conservation

Journal Article
King, C., Ballantyne, G., & Willmer, P. G. (2013)
Why flower visitation is a poor proxy for pollination: measuring single-visit pollen deposition, with implications for pollination networks and conservation. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 4(9), 811-818. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210x.12074
Summary The relative importance of specialized and generalized plant-pollinator relationships is contentious, yet analyses usually avoid direct measures of pollinator quality ...

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...

Kropotkin’s garden: facilitation in mangrove ecosystems

Book Chapter
Huxham, M., Berger, U., Skov, M. W., & Sousa, W. P. (2019)
Kropotkin’s garden: facilitation in mangrove ecosystems. In S. J. Hawkins, K. Bohn, L. B. Firth, & G. A. Williams (Eds.), Interactions in the Marine Benthos: Global Patterns and Processes, (431-447). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108235792.018
Despite the environmental stresses that mangrove forests experience – including fluctuating salinity, low soil oxygen and buffeting by waves – they can be highly productive. F...

Consistent patterns of high alpha and low beta diversity in tropical parasitic and free-living protists

Journal Article
Lentendu, G., Mahé, F., Bass, D., Rueckert, S., Stoeck, T., & Dunthorn, M. (2018)
Consistent patterns of high alpha and low beta diversity in tropical parasitic and free-living protists. Molecular Ecology, 27(13), 2846-2857. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.14731
Tropical animals and plants are known to have high alpha diversity within forests, but low beta diversity between forests. By contrast, it is unknown if microbes inhabiting th...

Size-assortative pairing and discrimination of potential mates by humpback whales in the Hawaiian breeding grounds

Journal Article
Pack, A. A., Herman, L. M., Spitz, S. S., Craig, A. S., Hakala, S., Deakos, M. H., …Lowe, C. (2012)
Size-assortative pairing and discrimination of potential mates by humpback whales in the Hawaiian breeding grounds. Animal Behaviour, 84(4), 983-993. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.07.024
Assortative pairing, and its relation to mate choice, has rarely been documented in mammals. Using data collected from 1998-2007, we investigated size-assortative pairing as i...

Habitat segregation by female humpback whales in Hawaiian waters: avoidance of males?

Journal Article
Craig, A. S., Herman, L. M., Pack, A. A., & Waterman, J. (2014)
Habitat segregation by female humpback whales in Hawaiian waters: avoidance of males?. Behaviour, 151(5), 613-631. https://doi.org/10.1163/1568539x-00003151
Humpback whales congregate annually in low-latitude winter breeding and calving grounds. While on these grounds, females with a dependent calf (‘maternal females’) are sometim...
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PUNGUZA HEWA KAA : PARTNERS IN CARBON

2017 - 2018
Gazi Bay in southern Kenya has the potential to become a world-leading centre of excellence in the integration of ecosystem science and community development. Work there, led by scientists from Kenya ...
Funder: British Council | Value: £90,234

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

Exploring the causes of Red Vent Syndrome in wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) from coastal waters around Scotland

2016 - 2017
This research will make direct comparisons of δ13C and δ15N isotope values from muscle tissue between populations of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) returning to the North, East and West coasts of Scotl...
Funder: Natural Environment Research Council

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 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

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

2017 - 2022
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

Optimizing Citizen-Science Tools for Mangrove Crab Fisheries Management in Brazil

2021 - 2021
NERC funded 'Research Experience Placement' / SUPER DTP
Funder: Natural Environment Research Council | Value: £3,200

Exposure of early life stage marine invertebrates to playbacks of marine renewable energy device vibration

2017 - 2019
Exposure of early life stage marine invertebrates to playbacks of marine renewable energy device vibration
Funder: Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University) | Value: £973

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

West of Scotland Herring Hunt (WOSHH)

2021 - 2024
West of Scotland Herring Hunt (WOSHH) Scotland’s herring fishery was once the largest commercial fishery globally, generating income, identity, and societal change for rural communities. Following st...
Funder: William Grant Foundation | Value: £154,550