Reader in Marine Sciences / Co-Director of Research, St Abbs Marine Station
White, P., Lee, M., Roberts, D., & Cole, L. (2018). Data from: "Land-sharing via land-sparing: enhancing productivity and biodiversity on model dairy farms as a route to sustainable intensification". doi:10.17869/ENU.2018.1141073
Original title of datasets = Data from: Sustainable intensification of a dairy farming system.
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...
Cooper, B. & Smith, D. (2015). Veterinary Nurse training in the UK
Veterinary Nursing in the UK is still a relatively young profession. Whilst it is known that there were animal nurses in existence in the late 1800’s the role and title ‘Veter...
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.
Experiment with single and combined noise and temperature stress treatments
Lecturer in Conservation Biology
Smith, D., Dougherty, K. & Yates, K. (2015). Ensuring standards of clinical care provided by veterinary nurses through regulation, registration and accredited training
The gestation of veterinary nursing as a recognised and self-regulated profession in the United Kingdom can be best described as long and difficult. Caught between the twin e...
White, P. (2014). A method for deriving time-variable avian re-nesting probability functions for use in seasonal productivity models. In Proceedings of the BOU’s 2013 Annual Conference - From populations to policy impact: avian demography in a changing world
The demographic parameters productivity, survival and migration ultimately determine local avian population trends. Their measurement is essential in bird conservation, for di...
Saeedi, H., Kamrani, E., Nordhaus, I., & Diele, K. (2018). Sediment Temperature Impact on Population Structure and Dynamics of the Crab Austruca iranica Pretzmann, 1971 (Crustacea: Ocypodidae) in Subtropical Mangroves of the Persian Gulf. Wetlands, doi:10.1007/s13157-018-0998-5. ISSN 0277-5212
Ocypodid crabs inhabit intertidal sandy/muddy flats of tropical and sub-tropical mangroves. Iran has three species of the genus Austruca. In contrast to A. sindensis and A. la...
Hill, M., Biggs, J., Thornhill, I., Briers, R., Ledger, M., Gledhill, D., …Hassall, C. (2018). Community heterogeneity of aquatic macroinvertebrates in urban ponds at a multi-city scale. Landscape Ecology, ISSN 0921-2973
Urbanisation is a leading cause of biotic homogenisation in urban ecosystems. However, there has been little research examining the effect of urbanisation and biotic h...
Patchett, R., Ballantyne, G., & Willmer, P. (2017). Estimating pollinator performance of visitors to the self-incompatible crop-plant Brassica rapa by single visit deposition and pollen germination: a comparison of methods. Journal of Pollination Ecology, 21(3), (78-85). ISSN 1920-7603
Estimating the pollen-deposition effectiveness of flower visitors is fundamental to understanding their performance as pollinators. While estimates of visitation rates, pollen...
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), ISSN 1612-4642
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...
Pack, A. A., Herman, L. M., Craig, A. S., Spitz, S. S., Waterman, J. O., Herman, E. Y., …Lowe, C. (2017). Habitat preferences by individual humpback whale mothers in the Hawaiian breeding grounds vary with the age and size of their calves. Animal Behaviour, 133, (131-144). doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.09.012. ISSN 0003-3472
We investigated whether calf age and calf size influence habitat choice by humpback whale motherecalf pairs in their breeding grounds. During 1997e2008, we conducted focal fol...
Rueckert, S., & Horák, A. (2017). Archigregarines of the English Channel revisited: New molecular data on Selenidium species including early described and new species and the uncertainties of phylogenetic relationships. PLoS ONE, 12(11), (e0187430). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0187430. ISSN 1932-6203
Gregarines represent an important transition step from free-living predatory (colpodellids s.l.) and/or photosynthetic (Chromera and Vitrella) apicomplexan lineage...
Ballantyne, G., Baldock, K. C. R., Rendell, L., & Willmer, P. (2017). Pollinator importance networks illustrate the crucial value of bees in a highly speciose plant community. Scientific Reports, 7(1), doi:10.1038/s41598-017-08798-x. ISSN 2045-2322
Accurate predictions of pollination service delivery require a comprehensive understanding of the interactions between plants and flower visitors. To improve measurements of p...
Pestana, D. F., Pülmanns, N., Nordhaus, I., Diele, K., & Zimmer, M. (2017). The influence of crab burrows on sediment salinity in a Rhizophora-dominated mangrove forest in North Brazil during the dry season. Hydrobiologia, 803(1), (295-305). doi:10.1007/s10750-017-3282-4. ISSN 0018-8158
Many ecological processes are influenced by salinity. Burrowing crabs, abundant fauna of mangrove forests around the world, can facilitate sediment water fluxes, which may dec...
Devetak, D., Rueckert, S., & Devetak, D. (2017). Gregarines (Apicomplexa, Gregarinasina) in psocids (Insecta, Psocoptera) including a new species description and their potential use as pest control agents. European Journal of Protistology, 60, (60-67). doi:10.1016/j.ejop.2017.05.007. ISSN 0932-4739
Gregarine apicomplexans are unicellular organisms that infect invertebrate hosts in marine, freshwater and terrestrial habitats. The largest group of invertebrates infested o...
Githaiga, M. N., Kairo, J. G., Njoroge Githaiga, M., Gitundu, K., Gilpin, L., & Huxham, M. (2017). Carbon storage in the seagrass meadows of Gazi Bay, Kenya. PLoS ONE, 12(5), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0177001
Vegetated marine habitats are globally important carbon sinks, making a significant contribution towards mitigating climate change, and they provide a wide range of other ecos...