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Shrimp aquaculture as a vehicle for Climate Compatible Development in Sri Lanka. The case of Puttalam Lagoon

Journal Article
Harkes, I., Drengstig, A., Kumara, M., Jayasinghe, J., & Huxham, M. (2015)
Shrimp aquaculture as a vehicle for Climate Compatible Development in Sri Lanka. The case of Puttalam Lagoon. Marine Policy, 61, 273-283. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2015.08.003
At present, aquaculture of black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) in the Puttalam district of Sri Lanka is unsustainable with more than 90% of the former shrimp ponds laying aba...

Population differentiation and temporal changes of carotenoid pigments and stable isotope ratios in the offspring of anadromous and non-anadromous trout Salmo trutta.

Journal Article
Briers, R. A., Waterman, J. O., Galt, K., & Campbell, R. N. B. (2012)
Population differentiation and temporal changes of carotenoid pigments and stable isotope ratios in the offspring of anadromous and non-anadromous trout Salmo trutta. Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 22, 137-144. https://doi.org/10.1111/eff.12011
Trout (Salmo trutta) exhibit anadromous and non-anadromous forms which are commonly sympatric. Offspring of the two forms can be separated by differences in characteristics su...

Regulations relating to Registered Veterinary Nurses in the United Kingdom.

Conference Proceeding
Smith, D., & Copper, B. (2015)
Regulations relating to Registered Veterinary Nurses in the United Kingdom
Veterinary nursing is now a well recognise professional route in the UK. There is considerable capacity within the industry to increase the number of veterinary nurses employ...

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

Journal Article
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 ...

Rapid Losses of Surface Elevation following Tree Girdling and Cutting in Tropical Mangroves

Journal Article
Magar, V., Lang'at, J. K. S., Kairo, J. G., Mencuccini, M., Bouillon, S., Skov, M. W., …Huxham, M. (2014)
Rapid Losses of Surface Elevation following Tree Girdling and Cutting in Tropical Mangroves. PLOS ONE, 9, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0107868
The importance of mangrove forests in carbon sequestration and coastal protection has been widely acknowledged. Large-scale damage of these forests, caused by hurricanes or cl...

Feedback Unbound: from master to usher.

Book
McArthur, J., & Huxham, M. (2012)
Feedback Unbound: from master to usher. In S. Merry, M. Price, D. Carless, & M. Taras (Eds.), Reconceptualising Feedback In Higher EducationRoutledge
A major theme of this book is that feedback should encourage dialogue; between students and lecturers, amongst peers and individually, as a form of self-critique and reflectio...

Diversity, biomass and ecosystem processes in the marine benthos.

Journal Article
Bolam, S. G., Fernandes, T., & Huxham, M. (2002)
Diversity, biomass and ecosystem processes in the marine benthos. Ecological monographs, 72, (599-615). doi:10.1890/0012-9615(2002)072[0599:DBAEPI]2.0.CO;2. ISSN 0012-9615
Recent studies in terrestrial, plant-dominated systems have shown that reductions in diversity can affect essential ecosystem processes, especially productivity. However, the ...

Urban ponds as an aquatic biodiversity resource in modified landscapes

Journal Article
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...

The importance of mangroves to people: a call to action

Report
Duke, N., Nagelkerken, I., Agardy, T., Wells, S., van Lavieren, H., & Huxham, M. (2013)
The importance of mangroves to people: a call to action. Cambridge: United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre
This global synthesis report serves as a call to action to decision makers. It provides a science-based synthesis of the different types of goods and services provided by mang...

No dominion over nature: why treating ecosystems like machines will lead to boom and bust in food supply

Report
Huxham, M., Hartley, S., Pretty, J., & Tett, P. (2013)
No dominion over nature: why treating ecosystems like machines will lead to boom and bust in food supply. London: Friends of the Earth England and Wales
Healthy ecosystems are essential for the long-term wellbeing of humans as they provide vital services such as food production, pollination, climate regulation and flood protec...
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Microlanding - Symbiont transmission in early life stages of mangrove crabs

2019 - 2022
The 'Microlanding' project aims to unravel the nature, topological interactions, dynamics and functions of the bacterial symbionts associated with mangrove crabs' gills in relation to the evolution fr...
Funder: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology | Value: £174,144

Quantifying and reducing the environmental footprint of crab meat processing and scoping for bioactive compounds – a preliminary study

2019 - 2019
The project is to investigate the quantity and environmental footprint of shell residues produced by the crab meat processing "industry" (i.e. local households) in Mamanguape River Estuary and Brejinh...
Funder: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Quantifying metal bioaccumulation in Nephrops norvegicus larvae exposed to cadmium and pile-driving noise

2019 - 2020
Quantifying metal bioaccumulation in Nephrops norvegicus larvae exposed to cadmium and pile-driving noise - Understanding the impacts and mechanisms of multiple stressors on marine life is fraught wit...
Funder: Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University) | Value: £950

NERC Wallacea programme integration funds

2018 - 2021
Deforestation and forest degradation are causing widespread loss of tropical biodiversity, profoundly impacting ecosystem functioning as well as stocks of natural resources and ecosystem assets (natur...
Funder: Natural Environment Research Council | Value: £4,201

Applicability of the optical mesoscope technology to assess physical effects of noise on statocysts of marine invertebrate embryos/larvae: A proof of concept

2020 - 2020
We perceive oceans as quiet,but increasing levels of man-made noise can have negative effects on marine organisms. Invertebrates are under-represented in noise-related research but play significant r...
Funder: Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance | Value: £10,000

‘from local roots to global branches: making NDCs work at three different levels’

2019 - 2021
Blue Carbon habitats - mangroves, seagrass meadows and salt marshes - are unusually important and beautiful ecosystems. Stopping and reversing their loss commands the enthusiastic support of economist...
Funder: Natural Environment Research Council | Value: £124,263

words A thousand flowers will bloom: ensuring local initiatives inform national and international climate commitments

2020 - 2021
Mangroves, seagrass meadows and salt marshes are referred to as Blue Carbon habitats. They are championed within climate change policy and international initiatives because of their exceptional power ...
Funder: International Development Research Centre | Value: £126,692

Investigating the prevalence and diversity of bacterial endosymbionts in Scottish hoverfly populations

2021 - 2022
Investigating the prevalence and diversity of bacterial endosymbionts in Scottish hoverfly populations
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £13,549

Incorporating seagrass conservation and restoration into community based PES project (Phase 2)

2020 - 2021
This project will implement the ‘Protecting seagrass through Payments for Ecosystem Services: A Community Guide’ document to facilitate the designation and initial monitoring programme of an Locally M...
Funder: United Nations Environment Programme | Value: £47,277

Methane-derived carbon in upland stream food webs

2020 - 2024
The project is a SUPER-DTP funded PhD studentship. The work will focus on the understanding of the processes involved in, and the significance of, the incorporation of methane as a carbon source via m...
Funder: Natural Environment Research Council | Value: £56,548