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Dispersal of adult stoneflies (Plecoptera) from upland streams draining catchments with contrasting land-use

Journal Article
Briers, R., Cariss, H., & Gee, J. (2002)
Dispersal of adult stoneflies (Plecoptera) from upland streams draining catchments with contrasting land-use. Fundamental and Applied Limnology, 155(4), 627-644. https://doi.org/10.1127/archiv-hydrobiol/155/2002/627
Populations of benthic invertebrates in neighbouring streams are isolated from each other by intervening terrestrial habitat. The adult stages of stream insects that are capab...

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. (in press)
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, 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. ...

Component processes of detection probability in camera-trap studies: understanding the occurrence of false-negatives

Journal Article
Findlay, M. A., Briers, R. A., & White, P. J. C. (in press)
Component processes of detection probability in camera-trap studies: understanding the occurrence of false-negatives. Mammal Research, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13364-020-00478-y
Camera-trap studies in the wild record true-positive data, but data loss from false-negatives (i.e. an animal is present but not recorded) is likely to vary and widely impact ...

Increasing intensities of Anisakis simplex third-stage larvae (L3) in Atlantic salmon of coastal waters of Scotland

Journal Article
Kent, A. J., Pert, C. C., Briers, R. A., Diele, K., & Rueckert, S. (2020)
Increasing intensities of Anisakis simplex third-stage larvae (L3) in Atlantic salmon of coastal waters of Scotland. Parasites & vectors, 13, https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-020-3942-5
Background: Red Vent Syndrome (RVS), a haemorrhagic inflammation of the vent region in Atlantic salmon, is associated with high abundance of Anisakis simplex (s.s.) third-stag...

Evaluating, predicting and mapping belowground carbon stores in Kenyan mangroves

Journal Article
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...

Effects of the North Atlantic Oscillation on growth and phenology of stream insects

Journal Article
Briers, R. A., Gee, J. H. R., & Geoghegan, R. (2004)
Effects of the North Atlantic Oscillation on growth and phenology of stream insects. Ecography, 27(6), 811-817. doi:10.1111/j.0906-7590.2004.04005.x
Climatic variation associated with the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) influences terrestrial and marine ecosystems, but its effects on river and stream ecosystems are less w...

Inter-population dispersal by adult stoneflies detected by stable isotope enrichment

Journal Article
Briers, R. A., Gee, J. H. R., Cariss, H. M., & Geoghegan, R. (2004)
Inter-population dispersal by adult stoneflies detected by stable isotope enrichment. Freshwater Biology, 49(4), 425-431. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2427.2004.01198.x
1. Dispersal of adult stream insects may be of considerable importance in regional population dynamics and colonisation of new sites, but quantifying the rate and extent of di...

Response of a marine benthic invertebrate community and biotic indices to organic enrichment from sewage disposal

Journal Article
Culhane, F. E., Briers, R. A., Tett, P., & Fernandes, T. F. (2019)
Response of a marine benthic invertebrate community and biotic indices to organic enrichment from sewage disposal. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK, 99(8), 1721-1734. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315419000857
Nutrient enrichment is a significant cause of ecosystem change in coastal habitats worldwide. This study focuses on the change in a benthic macroinvertebrate community and env...

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...

Making predictions of mangrove deforestation: a comparison of two methods in Kenya.

Journal Article
Rideout, A. J. R., Joshi, N. P., Viergever, K. M., Huxham, M., & Briers, R. A. (2013)
Making predictions of mangrove deforestation: a comparison of two methods in Kenya. Global Change Biology, 19, 3493-3501. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.12176
Deforestation of mangroves is of global concern given their importance for carbon storage, biogeochemical cycling and the provision of other ecosystem services, but the links ...
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Geographical variation in life history response to stress in the freshwater snail Lymnaea stagnalis.

2006 - 2013
Life histories are known to vary across geographic ranges in response to a number of factors, both b...
Dr Iain Reid | Director of Studies: Dr Robert Briers

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

2014 - 2018
"In 2005, Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) migrating to the UK exhibited swollen, haemor...
Alexander Kent | Director of Studies: Dr Sonja Rueckert | Second Supervisor: Dr Robert Briers

Mapping belowground carbon and developing new tools to estimate carbon stores in Kenyan and Tanzanian mangroves

2011 - 2016
Selena Gress | Director of Studies: Dr Robert Briers | Second Supervisor: Prof Mark Huxham

An overview of diffuse pollution inputs and their impacts upon organisms in the River Almond, Scotland

2015 - 2018
David Lawson | Director of Studies: Dr Robert Briers | Second Supervisor: Dr Linda Gilpin

The effects of anthropogenic noise playbacks on marine invertebrates

2014 - 2018
Anthropogenic noise has profoundly changed the acoustic environment of aquatic habitats, and is known to negatively affect many taxa...
Dr Matthew Wale | Director of Studies: Prof Karen Diele | Second Supervisor: Dr Robert Briers

A mixed method investigation into gender differences in narcissism within intimate partner violence: Implications for theory and clinical practice

2017 - date
Ava Valashjardi | Director of Studies: Dr Kathy Charles | Second Supervisor: Dr Kathy Charles

Coriander yield decline: investigating potential management options

2017 - date
Amanda Jones | Director of Studies: Prof Ian Singleton | Second Supervisor: Dr Fiona Stainsby

Trophic polymorphism in the Himalayan fish Tor putitora? An investigation into morphological variation

2013 - date
Ian Martin | Director of Studies: Dr Robert Briers | Second Supervisor: Dr Sonja Rueckert

Optimisation of monitoring using camera-traps and field evidence when identifying Eurasian Otter Lutra lutra resting or breeding sites

2015 - date
Melanie Findlay | Director of Studies: Dr Patrick White | Second Supervisor: Dr Robert Briers

Non-native bullhead in South-East Scotland: Molecular and morphological identification and parasite links with native fauna

2014 - 2018
The PhD is to investigate the ecological implications of invasive bullhead in...
Jenny Mcleish | Director of Studies: Dr Sonja Rueckert | Second Supervisor: Dr Robert Briers