Assessing mangrove restoration practices using species‐interaction networks
O'Connell, D. P., Fusi, M., Djamaluddin, R., Rajagukguk, B. B., Bachmid, F., Kitson, J. J. N., …Evans, D. M. (2022)
Assessing mangrove restoration practices using species‐interaction networks. Restoration Ecology, 30(4), Article e13546. https://doi.org/10.1111/rec.13546
Mangroves are uniquely important ecosystems, for preserving biodiversity, sustaining livelihoods and mitigating against climate change. However they are degraded globally and ...
A functional analysis reveals extremely low redundancy in global mangrove invertebrate fauna
Cannicci, S., Lee, S. Y., Bravo, H., Cantera-Kintz, J. R., Dahdouh-Guebas, F., Fratini, S., …Diele, K. (2021)
A functional analysis reveals extremely low redundancy in global mangrove invertebrate fauna. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(32), Article e2016913118. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2016913118
Deforestation results in habitat fragmentation, decreasing diversity, and functional degradation. For mangroves, no data are available on the impact of deforestation on the di...
Diel oxygen fluctuation drives the thermal response and metabolic performance of coastal marine ectotherms
Booth, J., Fusi, M., Giomi, F., Chapman, E., Diele, K., & McQuaid, C. (2021)
Diel oxygen fluctuation drives the thermal response and metabolic performance of coastal marine ectotherms. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 288(1953), https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.1141
Coastal marine systems are characterized by high levels of primary production that result in diel oxygen fluctuations from undersaturation to supersaturation. Constant normoxi...
Optimising recruitment in habitat creation for the native European oyster
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
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...
Compartmentalization of bacterial and fungal microbiomes in the gut of adult honeybees
Callegari, M., Crotti, E., Fusi, M., Marasco, R., Gonella, E., De Noni, I., …Daffonchio, D. (2021)
Compartmentalization of bacterial and fungal microbiomes in the gut of adult honeybees. npj Biofilms and Microbiomes, 7, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41522-021-00212-9
The core gut microbiome of adult honeybee comprises a set of recurring bacterial phylotypes, accompanied by lineage-specific, variable, and less abundant environmental bacteri...
The increase in global aquaculture and the associated protists: opportunities and threats
Rueckert, S., Henriquez, F., Bass, D., & Tsaousis, A. (2021)
The increase in global aquaculture and the associated protists: opportunities and threats. Microbiology Today, 48(1), 20-23
A look into the fast-growing aquaculture industry and how the associated protist ecology is responding to climate change.
Local contributions to beta-diversity in urban pond networks: implications for biodiversity conservation and management
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...
Grey squirrels: is birth control the solution to Britain’s invasive species problem?
Gilchrist, J. (2021)
Grey squirrels: is birth control the solution to Britain’s invasive species problem?. [Blog post]. https://theconversation.com/grey-squirrels-is-birth-control-the-solution-to-britains-invasive-species-problem-154400
Insect Pollination and Sustainable Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa
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...