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

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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...

Harnessing the climate mitigation, conservation and poverty alleviation potential of seagrasses: prospects for developing blue carbon initiatives and payment for ecosystem service programmes

Journal Article
Hejnowicz, A. P., Kennedy, H., Rudd, M. A., & Huxham, M. R. (2015)
Harnessing the climate mitigation, conservation and poverty alleviation potential of seagrasses: prospects for developing blue carbon initiatives and payment for ecosystem service programmes. Frontiers in Marine Science, 2, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2015.00032
Seagrass ecosystems provide numerous ecosystem services that support coastal communities around the world. They sustain abundant marine life as well as commercial and artisana...

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

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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...

Explaining negative kin discrimination in a cooperative mammal society

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Thompson, F. J., Cant, M. A., Marshall, H. H., Vitikainen, E. I. K., Sanderson, J. L., Nichols, H. J., …Johnstone, R. A. (2017)
Explaining negative kin discrimination in a cooperative mammal society. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(20), 5207-5212. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1612235114
Kin selection theory predicts that, where kin discrimination is possible, animals should typically act more favorably toward closer genetic relatives and direct aggression tow...

Size constraints in a real food web: predator, parasite and prey body-size relationships.

Journal Article
Leaper, R., & Huxham, M. (2002)
Size constraints in a real food web: predator, parasite and prey body-size relationships. Oikos, 99, (443-456). doi:10.1034/j.1600-0706.2002.10888.x. ISSN 0030-1299
In the absence of well-resolved food webs that include both information on predators and parasites, body-size has been proposed as the biological mechanism underlying the assu...

Assigning Students in Group Work Projects. Can We Do Better than Random?

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Huxham, M., & Land, R. (2000)
Assigning Students in Group Work Projects. Can We Do Better than Random?. Innovations in education and training international, 37(1), (17-22). doi:10.1080/135580000362043. ISSN 1355-8005
Group work projects are increasingly used in higher education, but there is little guidance on how best to allocate students to groups. If groups can be engineered to contain ...

Influence of species richness and environmental context on early survival of replanted mangroves at Gazi bay, Kenya

Journal Article
Kirui, B. Y. K., Huxham, M., Kairo, J., & Skov, M. (2008)
Influence of species richness and environmental context on early survival of replanted mangroves at Gazi bay, Kenya. Hydrobiologia, 603(1), (171-181). doi:10.1007/s10750-007-9270-3. ISSN 0018-8158
Mangrove reforestation projects often suffer from low sapling survival, especially after transplanting saplings from nurseries to reforestation areas. This may be due to the s...

Changes of bat species composition over altitudinal gradients on northern and southern aspects of the Soutpansberg mountain range, South Africa.

Journal Article
Weier, S. M., Linden, V. M., Gaigher, I., White, P. J., & Taylor, P. J. (2017)
Changes of bat species composition over altitudinal gradients on northern and southern aspects of the Soutpansberg mountain range, South Africa. Mammalia, 81(1), https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2015-0055
In order to gain insight into the pattern of bat species composition over altitude and the environmental variables driving the observed pattern, we compared data from moist so...

A Field Test of the Intermediate Disturbance Hypothesis in the Soft-Bottom Intertidal

Journal Article
Huxham, M., Roberts, I., & Bremner, J. (2000)
A Field Test of the Intermediate Disturbance Hypothesis in the Soft-Bottom Intertidal. International Review of Hydrobiology, 85(4), (379-394). doi:10.1002/1522-2632(200008)85:43.0.co;2-x. ISSN 1434-2944
The intermediate disturbance hypothesis has had success in explaining changes in local diversity in many habitats. Recent laboratory work has shown that disturbance may act to...
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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

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

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

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