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First genetic evidence that invasive bullhead (Cottus L. 1758) in Scotland is of English origin and the difficulty of resolving the European Cottus species taxonomy

Journal Article
McLeish, J., Briers, R., Dodd, J., & Rueckert, S. (2020)
First genetic evidence that invasive bullhead (Cottus L. 1758) in Scotland is of English origin and the difficulty of resolving the European Cottus species taxonomy. Journal of Fish Biology, 96(3), 617-630. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.14247
The European bullhead (Cottus gobio) is widely distributed across Europe and within the UK is native to England and Wales, where it is protected under the Habitats Directive. ...

Measuring the role of seagrasses in regulating sediment surface elevation

Journal Article
Potouroglou, M., Bull, J. C., Krauss, K. W., Kennedy, H. A., Fusi, M., Daffonchio, D., …Huxham, M. (2017)
Measuring the role of seagrasses in regulating sediment surface elevation. Scientific Reports, 7, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-12354-y
Seagrass meadows provide numerous ecosystem services and their rapid global loss may reduce human welfare as well as ecological integrity. In common with the other ‘blue carbo...

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...

Invertebrate communities and environmental conditions in a series of urban drainage ponds in Eastern Scotland: implications for biodiversity and conservation value of SUDS.

Journal Article
Briers, R. A. (2013)
Invertebrate communities and environmental conditions in a series of urban drainage ponds in Eastern Scotland: implications for biodiversity and conservation value of SUDS. CLEAN - Soil, Air, Water, https://doi.org/10.1002/clen.201300162
Increasing use is being made of constructed wetlands to store and treat urban drainage prior to release into watercourses. Known as sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) i...

Decomposition of mangrove roots: Effects of location, nutrients, species identity and mix in a Kenyan forest

Journal Article
Huxham, M., Langat, J., Tamooh, F., Kennedy, H., Mencuccini, M., Skov, M. W., & Kairo, J. (2010)
Decomposition of mangrove roots: Effects of location, nutrients, species identity and mix in a Kenyan forest. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 88(1), 135-142. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2010.03.021
Mangrove trees may allocate >50% of their biomass to roots. Dead roots often form peat, which can make mangroves significant carbon sinks and allow them to raise the soil surf...

Competition between the nymphs of two regionally co-occurring species of Notonecta (Hemiptera: Notonectidae): Competition and habitat in co-occurring Notonecta

Journal Article
Briers, R. A., & Warren, P. H. (1999)
Competition between the nymphs of two regionally co-occurring species of Notonecta (Hemiptera: Notonectidae): Competition and habitat in co-occurring Notonecta. Freshwater Biology, 42(1), 11-20. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2427.1999.00448.x
1. Two species of freshwater invertebrate predator, Notonecta maculata and N. obliqua, showed a negative association in a series of small, man-made ponds in the Peak National ...

The European Water Framework Directive: a new era in the management of aquatic ecosystem health?

Journal Article
Pollard, P., & Huxham, M. (1998)
The European Water Framework Directive: a new era in the management of aquatic ecosystem health?. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 8(6), 773-792. https://doi.org/10.1002/%28SICI%291099-0755%281998110%298%3A63.0.CO%3B2-R
1. The forthcoming European Commission Water Framework Directive will introduce catchment management throughout Europe, and could have major impacts on the conservation and re...

Some problems for food web theory illustrated with a mixed predator/prey/parasite web

Conference Proceeding
Huxham, M. (1997)
Some problems for food web theory illustrated with a mixed predator/prey/parasite web. In Proceedings of the Third Scientific Symposium of the North Sea Task Force
Some problems for food web theory illustrated with a mixed predator/prey/parasite web