Research explorer tool

Date


Research Centres Groups

Download Available

49 results

From DNA to ecological performance: Effects of anthropogenic noise on a reef-building mussel

Journal Article
Wale, M. A., Briers, R. A., Hartl, M. G., Bryson, D., & Diele, K. (2019)
From DNA to ecological performance: Effects of anthropogenic noise on a reef-building mussel. Science of the Total Environment, 689, 126-132. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.06.380
Responses of marine invertebrates to anthropogenic noise are insufficiently known, impeding our understanding of ecosystemic impacts of noise and the development of mitigation...

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...

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. (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. ...

Phenotype-environment matching in the shore crab (Carcinus maenas)

Journal Article
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...

Optimal Selection of a Connected Reserve Network.

Journal Article
Önal, H., & Briers, R. A. (2006)
Optimal Selection of a Connected Reserve Network. Operations Research, 54(2), 379-388. https://doi.org/10.1287/opre.1060.0272
Spatial considerations are important in conservation reserve design. A particularly important spatial requirement is the connectivity of selected sites. Direct connections bet...

Using stable isotopes to assess the distribution of reproduction by migratory and resident Salmo trutta within river systems: some complicating factors

Conference Proceeding
Briers, R., Campbell, R., Galt, K., Walters, M., & Holmes, J. (2017)
Using stable isotopes to assess the distribution of reproduction by migratory and resident Salmo trutta within river systems: some complicating factors. In Sea Trout Science and Management
Understanding the distribution of spawning resident and migratory trout in a river system is important for fishery management. In most cases this information is lacking or onl...

Designing a conservation reserve network with minimal fragmentation: A linear integer programming approach

Journal Article
Önal, H., & Briers, R. A. (2005)
Designing a conservation reserve network with minimal fragmentation: A linear integer programming approach. Environmental modeling & assessment, 10(3), 193-202. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10666-005-9009-3
In the biological conservation literature, the optimum reserve site selection problem has often been addressed by using the prototype set covering and maximal covering formula...

Developing an empirical approach to optimal camera-trap deployment at mammal resting sites: evidence from a longitudinal study of an otter Lutra lutra holt

Journal Article
Findlay, M., Briers, R., Diamond, N., & White, P. (2017)
Developing an empirical approach to optimal camera-trap deployment at mammal resting sites: evidence from a longitudinal study of an otter Lutra lutra holt. European journal of wildlife research, 63(6),
The study of nocturnal mammals relies on indirect evidence or invasive methods involving capture and tagging of individuals. Indirect methods are prone to error, while capture...

Quantifying two-dimensional dichromatic patterns using a photographic technique: case study on the shore crab (Carcinus maenas L.)

Journal Article
Todd, P. A., Ladle, R. J., Briers, R. A., & Brunton, A. (2005)
Quantifying two-dimensional dichromatic patterns using a photographic technique: case study on the shore crab (Carcinus maenas L.). Ecological research, 20(4), 497-501. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11284-004-0034-5
Contrasting patterns of pigmentation, such as those associated with crypsis and aposematism, are common in many taxa. In order to determine why patterning varies among individ...
14 results

Gender differences in the expression of narcissism: Diagnostic assessment, aetiology, and intimate partner violence perpetration

2017 - 2020
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

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

Multi-scale habitat selection in Scotland's only popularion of western Taiga Bean Geese, Anser fabalis fabalis, on the Slamanna Plateau, central Scotland.

2015 - 2018
Michael Thornton | Director of Studies: Dr Patrick White | Second Supervisor: Dr Robert Briers

Responses of aquatic invertebrates to underwater sound across different life history stages

2017 - date
Edward Bolger | Director of Studies: Prof Karen Diele | Second Supervisor: Dr Robert Briers