Reader in Marine Sciences / Co-Director of Research, St Abbs Marine Station
Briers, R. (2016). biotic: Calculation of Freshwater Biotic Indices. R package version 0.1.2. https://github.com/robbriers/biotic
The biotic package calculates a range of commonly used UK freshwater invertebrate biotic indices, based on family level identification. Indices that can be calculated are BMW...
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...
Huxham, M. (2005). Extended induction tutorials for ‘at risk’ students. Ulster: The STAR (Student Transition and Retention) Project
Biology students at risk are identified through the completion of a
diagnostic test, which is based on the characteristics of early leavers.
Those students identified as bei...
Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University)
Production of final version smartphone application and data queries for citizen science research in Brazil to improve mangrove crab fisheries management.
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 ...
Natural Environment Research Council
This research will draw on the extensive research undertaken by ESPA projects in a range of ecosystem contexts through
two main areas of work.
The first, supply-driven phase of the research will provi...
Lecturer in Conservation Biology
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...
Warren, P., Atterton, F., Baines, D., & White, P. J. C. (2013). Black Grouse Conservation In Southern Scotland. Inverness, Scotland: Scottish Natural Heritage
Black grouse in southern Scotland have declined in both numbers and range, with the Scottish Black Grouse Biodiversity Action Plan Steering Group identifying this area as a pr...
White, P., Warren, P., & Baines, D. (2013). Spatial and structural habitat requirements of black grouse in Scottish forests. Inverness: Scottish Natural Heritage
Sympathetic management and placement of forests to provide/protect suitable habitat is a key focus of Scottish black grouse conservation. More information about how...
Hounsell, D., Falchikov, N., Hounsell, J., Klampfleitner, M., Huxham, M., Thomson, K., & Blair, S. (2006). Innovative assessment across the disciplines An analytical review of the literature. York: The Higher Education Academy
In universities, where the choice of methods of assessment is devolved, such methods can differ by subject area, by course and by institution. Yet while devolution offers scop...
Huxham, M. (1996). Sustainable fisheries or sustained decline? Lobster stock conservation and enhancement in Ireland and Orkney. Orkney, Scotland: Orkney Fishermen's Association
Sustainable fisheries or sustained decline? Lobster stock conservation and enhancement in Ireland and Orkney.
Rueckert, S., & Tsaousis, A. D. (2017). Report of the 2017 Protistology-UK Spring Meeting. European Journal of Protistology, 61(Pt.A), (307-310). doi:10.1016/j.ejop.2017.10.003. ISSN 0932-4739
The Protistology-UK 2017 spring meeting was organised as part of the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Microbiology Society in Edinburgh between the 3rd to the 6th of April 2017. Th...
Waugh, A., Gray, M., Greig, J., Pollock, C., & Huxham, M. (2010, January). Collaborative LTA development by teaching fellows using a thematic approach within the Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences. Poster presented at Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh Napier Universtiy
Stebbens, H. R., Smith, D., & Cuddeford, D. (2002, January). ¿Existe un papel para biosaf en las dietas de equinos?. Paper presented at el V Seminario Internacional de Microbiología Aplicada a la Nutrición Animal, Guadalajara, 2002, Guadalajara
Translation from Spanish:
BIOSAF Sc47 has been incorporated into the diets of rabbits, sheep, cattle, and pigs, where has allowed a better use of the food, high consumption an...
Harcourt, W., Briers, R., & Huxham, M. (in press). The Thin(ning) Green Line? Investigating Changes in Kenya’s Seagrass Coverage. Biological Letters,
Knowledge of seagrass distribution is limited to a few well-studied sites and poor where resourcesare scant (e.g. Africa), hence global estimates of seagrass carbon storage ar...
Adl, S. M., Bass, D., Lane, C. E., Lukeš, J., Schoch, C. L., Smirnov, A., …Zhang, Q. (in press). Revisions to the Classification, Nomenclature, and Diversity of Eukaryotes. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, doi:10.1111/jeu.12691
This revision of the classification of eukaryotes follows that of Adl et al., 2012 [J. Euk. Microbiol. 59(5)] and retains an emphasis on protists. Changes since have improved ...
Stazaker, K., & Mackinnon, J. (in press). Visitor perceptions of captive, endangered Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus). Anthrozoös,
15 Visitors to Jemaa El Fna Square can pay to have their photograph taken with Barbary 16 macaques. Our aim was to characterise visitors' perceptions of such photo props, 17 e...
Lentendu, G., Mahé, F., Bass, D., Rueckert, S., Stoeck, T., & Dunthorn, M. (in press). Consistent patterns of high alpha and low beta diversity in tropical parasitic and free-living protists. Molecular Ecology, ISSN 0962-1083
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...
ENU Development Trust
The project will work with a new PhD student who is collecting regular samples of juvenile fish from the Vanga mangrove forest in southern Kenya. The work will focus on two areas:
1) Describing the me...
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...
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...
Mangrove for fish: understanding and enhancing the nursery function
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...