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Optimising recruitment in habitat creation for the native European oyster

Journal Article
Chapman, E. C., Rodriguez-Perez, A., Hugh-Jones, T., Bromley, C., James, M. A., Diele, K., & Sanderson, W. G. (2021)
Optimising recruitment in habitat creation for the native European oyster. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 170, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112579
European oyster (Ostrea edulis) restoration often requires the timely deployment of shell habitat for larval settlement. To inform this increasingly popular process, the prese...

The sediment carbon stocks of intertidal seagrass meadows in Scotland

Journal Article
Potouroglou, M., Whitlock, D., Milatovic, L., MacKinnon, G., Kennedy, H., Diele, K., & Huxham, M. (2021)
The sediment carbon stocks of intertidal seagrass meadows in Scotland. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 258, Article 107442. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2021.107442
Seagrasses are highly productive ecosystems and hotspots for biodiversity, providing a plethora of benefits to the environment and to people. Their value in sequestering and s...

Local contributions to beta-diversity in urban pond networks: implications for biodiversity conservation and management

Journal Article
Hill, M., White, J., Biggs, J., Briers, R., Gledhill, D., Ledger, M., …Hassall, C. (2021)
Local contributions to beta-diversity in urban pond networks: implications for biodiversity conservation and management. Diversity and Distributions, 27(5), 887-900. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.13239
Aim: An understanding of how biotic communities are spatially organised is necessary to identify and prioritize habitats within landscape-scale biodiversity conservation. Loca...

Investing in Blue Natural Capital to Secure a Future for the Red Sea Ecosystems

Journal Article
Cziesielski, M. J., Duarte, C. M., Aalismail, N., Al-Hafedh, Y., Anton, A., Baalkhuyur, F., …Aranda, M. (2021)
Investing in Blue Natural Capital to Secure a Future for the Red Sea Ecosystems. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7, Article 603722. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.603722
For millennia, coastal and marine ecosystems have adapted and flourished in the Red Sea’s unique environment. Surrounded by deserts on all sides, the Red Sea is subjected to h...

Insect Pollination and Sustainable Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

Journal Article
Tolera, K., & Ballantyne, G. (2021)
Insect Pollination and Sustainable Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Pollination Ecology, 27(2), 36-46
We are currently seeing an expansion of pollinator-dependent crops in many parts of the world, but also growing evidence for pollinator population declines and loss of pollina...

Edinburgh Climate Festival 2019 - Sandy Brechin Band

Exhibition / Performance
Currie, J., & Brechin, S. Edinburgh Climate Festival 2019 - Sandy Brechin Band. 6 July 2019. (Unpublished)

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Currie, J., & Brechin, S. Edinburgh Climate Festival 2019 - Sandy Brechin Band. 6 July 2019. (Unpublished
The Edinburgh Climate Festival is a free, family friendly & community-led event taking place for the first time in the Meadows on Saturday 6th July. It aims at celebrating and...

cde - R package to retrieve data from the Environment Agency Catchment Data Explorer site

Journal Article
Briers, R. (2019)
cde - R package to retrieve data from the Environment Agency Catchment Data Explorer site. Journal of Open Source Software, 4(39), https://doi.org/10.21105/joss.01473

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...

Sustainable mountaineering tourism on Lenin Peak, Kyrgyzstan: Current issues and potential solutions

Presentation / Conference
Taylor, S., & Komissarov, V. (2019, June)
Sustainable mountaineering tourism on Lenin Peak, Kyrgyzstan: Current issues and potential solutions. Paper presented at 7th International Adventure Conference, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland
Introduction This paper is concerned with the impacts of mountaineering tourism on the 7,134 metre Lenin Peak, the most popular high mountain in Kyrgyzstan. Like Mont Blanc o...

Environmental sustainability and biodiversity within the dental practice.

Journal Article
Duane, B., Ramasubbu, D., Harford, S., Steinbach, I., Stancliffe, R., & Ballantyne, G. (2019)
Environmental sustainability and biodiversity within the dental practice. British Dental Journal, 226(9), 701-705. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41415-019-0208-8
This paper forms part of a series of papers, seven in total, which have been requested by colleagues to help them as clinicians understand sustainability as it relates to dent...
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Pollination ecosystem service support by sustainable urban drainage systems

2023 - 2026
Pollination ecosystem service support by sustainable urban drainage systems
Funder: Natural Environment Research Council | Value: £49,277

Assessing and Protecting Spawning Herring and Associated Biodiversity: WOSHH-eDNA-Sound

2023 - 2025
Assessing and Protecting Spawning Herring and Associated Biodiversity: WOSHH-eDNA-Sound Herring helped to generate local income, identity, and societal change for centuries in Scotland, but their num...
Funder: Scottish Natural Heritage | Value: £27,906

Impacts of forestry on breeding curlew distribution

2023 - 2023
We were approached by Forestry Commission England (FCE) to consider addressing five key questions they had identified as being important in terms of impact of forestry on curlew over the next 5-10 yea...
Funder: Forestry Commission England | Value: £15,037

Exploring judgement and decision making noise in arboricultural risk assessment: What information do people use when making risk judgements, how does this influence decisions, and is this consistent a...

2022 - 2023
Aim: To explore the effect of “noise” on judgements that underpin tree risk assessment and how these affect decisions, to inform the development of a holistic tree risk assessment tool/measure/guideli...
Funder: Arboricultural Association | Value: £2,500

Holdfast: communities and blue carbon

2022 - 2023
Achieving the potential of Blue Carbon (BC) requires excellent communication with diverse audiences, in particular: 1) communities who live adjacent to, and often depend upon, BC ecosystems. 2) Invest...
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £8,702

Methane-derived carbon in upland stream foodwebs: understanding the links

2022 - 2023
The work forms part of a SUPER-DTP funded PhD project. The present application relates to the use of stable isotope analysis to elucidate pathways for MDC incorporation in upland streams.
Funder: Natural Environment Research Council

Building Standards - Research

2021 - 2022
The aim of the study is to investigate and assess the potential of remote verification inspection (RVI) techniques – specifically ‘live video feed’ - to satisfy reasonable enquiries in line with the r...
Funder: Built Environment - Smarter Transformation (formerly CSIC) | Value: £27,966

Wester Ross Herring Spawning Ecology

2020 - 2023
Historically, herring was abundant around the West of Scotland and of high importance to the local economy. Today, the estimated herring stock size in ICES area 6a is at near an all-time low. In March...
Funder: Skye & Lochalsh Rivers Trust | Value: £32,025

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

CupClean - fast coffee cup cleaner

2019 - 2019
This project is to assist in the research of cleaning coffee cups to a standard acceptable for public use. The research will be used in the development of a product that can be installed in office sp...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,958