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Rawls in the mangrove: Perceptions of justice in nature‐based solutions projects (2023)
Journal Article
Huxham, M., Kairu, A., Lang'at, J. K., Kivugo, R., Mwafrica, M., Huff, A., & Shilland, R. (in press). Rawls in the mangrove: Perceptions of justice in nature‐based solutions projects. People and Nature, https://doi.org/10.1002/pan3.10498

1. Adapting to and mitigating against climate change requires the protection and expansion of natural carbon sinks, especially ecosystems with exceptional carbon density such as mangrove forests (an example of ‘blue carbon’). Projects that do this ar... Read More about Rawls in the mangrove: Perceptions of justice in nature‐based solutions projects.

Point of (no) return? Vegetation structure and diversity of restored mangroves in Sulawesi, Indonesia, 14–16 years on (2023)
Journal Article
Djamaluddin, R., Fusi, M., Djabar, B., Evans, D., Holmes, R., Huxham, M., …Diele, K. (2023). Point of (no) return? Vegetation structure and diversity of restored mangroves in Sulawesi, Indonesia, 14–16 years on. Restoration Ecology, 31(7), Article e13963. https://doi.org/10.1111/rec.13963

Mangrove forests, benefitting millions of people, experience significant degradation. Global recognition of the urgency of halting and reversing this trend have initiated numerous restoration activities. Restoration success is typically evaluated by... Read More about Point of (no) return? Vegetation structure and diversity of restored mangroves in Sulawesi, Indonesia, 14–16 years on.

Rawls in the mangrove: perceptions of justice in nature-based solutions projects (Dataset) (2023)
Dataset
Huxham, M. (2023). Rawls in the mangrove: perceptions of justice in nature-based solutions projects (Dataset). [Dataset]. https://doi.org/10.17869/ENU.2023.3090209

1. Adapting to and mitigating against climate change requires the protection and expansion of natural carbon sinks, especially ecosystems with exceptional carbon density such as mangrove forests (an example of ‘blue carbon’). Projects that do this ar... Read More about Rawls in the mangrove: perceptions of justice in nature-based solutions projects (Dataset).

Where to fish in the forest? Tree characteristics and contiguous seagrass features predict mangrove forest quality for fishes and crustaceans (2023)
Journal Article
Wanjiru, C., Nagelkerken, I., Rueckert, S., Harcourt, W., & Huxham, M. (2023). Where to fish in the forest? Tree characteristics and contiguous seagrass features predict mangrove forest quality for fishes and crustaceans. Journal of Applied Ecology, 60(7), 1340-1351. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.14421

Mangroves often support rich fish and crustacean communities, although faunal abundance and diversity show strong spatiotemporal variability. Consistent patterns in mangrove animal communities might be dictated by forest characteristics, by seascape... Read More about Where to fish in the forest? Tree characteristics and contiguous seagrass features predict mangrove forest quality for fishes and crustaceans.

Where to fish in the forest? Tree characteristics and contiguous seagrass features predict mangrove forest quality for fishes and crustaceans (Dataset) (2023)
Dataset
Wanjiru, C., Nagelkerken, I., Rueckert, S., Harcourt, W., & Huxham, M. (2023). Where to fish in the forest? Tree characteristics and contiguous seagrass features predict mangrove forest quality for fishes and crustaceans (Dataset). [Dataset]. https://doi.org/10.17869/enu.2023.3069847

1) Mangroves often support rich fish and crustacean communities, although faunal abundance and diversity show strong spatio-temporal variability. Consistent patterns in mangrove animal communities might be dictated by forest characteristics, by seasc... Read More about Where to fish in the forest? Tree characteristics and contiguous seagrass features predict mangrove forest quality for fishes and crustaceans (Dataset).

The coastal conservation narrative is shifting from crisis to ecosystem services (2023)
Journal Article
Balke, T., Vovides, A. G., Ladd, C. J., & Huxham, M. (2023). The coastal conservation narrative is shifting from crisis to ecosystem services. Marine Biodiversity, 53(1), Article 3. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12526-022-01304-1

Conservation biology emerged as a crisis discipline in the twentieth century amongst an increasing awareness of pollution and habitat loss. Since the early 2000s, societal and monetary benefits of nature were added to the narrative for biodiversity c... Read More about The coastal conservation narrative is shifting from crisis to ecosystem services.

Capitalizing on the global financial interest in blue carbon (2022)
Journal Article
Friess, D., Howard, J., Huxham, M., Macreadie, P. I., & Ross, F. (2022). Capitalizing on the global financial interest in blue carbon. PLOS Climate, 1(8), e0000061. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pclm.0000061

Natural climate solutions are crucial interventions to help countries and companies achieve their net-zero carbon emissions ambitions. Blue carbon ecosystems such as mangroves, seagrasses, and tidal marshes have attracted particular attention for the... Read More about Capitalizing on the global financial interest in blue carbon.

When nature needs a helping hand: different levels of human intervention for mangrove (re-)establishment (2022)
Journal Article
Zimmer, M., Ajonina, G. N., Aldrie Amir, A., Crgagg, S. M., Crooks, S., Dahdouh-Guebas, F., …Wodehouse, D. (2022). When nature needs a helping hand: different levels of human intervention for mangrove (re-)establishment. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 5, Article 784322. https://doi.org/10.3389/ffgc.2022.784322

Protecting existing mangrove forests is a priority for global conservation because of the wide range of services that these coastal forests provide to humankind. Despite the recent reduction in global rates of mangrove loss, high historical loss rate... Read More about When nature needs a helping hand: different levels of human intervention for mangrove (re-)establishment.

Stocks and productivity of dead wood in mangrove forests: A systematic literature review (2022)
Journal Article
Mwihaki Mugi, L., Kiss, D., Gitundu Kairo, J., & Huxham, M. R. (2022). Stocks and productivity of dead wood in mangrove forests: A systematic literature review. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 5, Article 767337. https://doi.org/10.3389/ffgc.2022.767337

The functional and ecological importance of dead wood in terrestrial forests is widely recognized and researched. In contrast, much less is known about dead wood in mangrove forests, despite its known or demonstrated contribution to key ecological pr... Read More about Stocks and productivity of dead wood in mangrove forests: A systematic literature review.

Integrating Blue: How do we make Nationally Determined Contributions work for both blue carbon and local coastal communities? (2022)
Journal Article
Dencer-Brown, A. M., Shilland, R., Friess, D., Herr, D., Benson, L., Berry, N. J., …Huxham, M. (2022). Integrating Blue: How do we make Nationally Determined Contributions work for both blue carbon and local coastal communities?. AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment, 51, 1978-1993. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-022-01723-1

Blue Carbon Ecosystems (BCEs) help mitigate and adapt to climate change but their integration into policy, such as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), remains underdeveloped. Most BCE conservation requires community engagement, hence communit... Read More about Integrating Blue: How do we make Nationally Determined Contributions work for both blue carbon and local coastal communities?.

Composition and structure of the mangrove fish and crustacean communities of Vanga Bay, Kenya (2022)
Journal Article
Wanjiru, C., Rueckert, S., & Huxham, M. (2022). Composition and structure of the mangrove fish and crustacean communities of Vanga Bay, Kenya. Western Indian Ocean journal of marine science, 20(2), 25-44. https://doi.org/10.4314/wiojms.v20i2.3

Mangroves support coastal fisheries, particularly by providing nurseries for juvenile fish. However, much remains unknown about the fish and crustacean communities in mangroves and about the lifecycles and behaviours of individual species. This study... Read More about Composition and structure of the mangrove fish and crustacean communities of Vanga Bay, Kenya.

From fast food to a well-balanced diet: toward a programme focused approach to feedback in higher education (2021)
Journal Article
Wilder-Davis, K., Carless, D., Huxham, M., McCune, V., McLatchie, J., Jessop, T., & Marzetti, H. (2021). From fast food to a well-balanced diet: toward a programme focused approach to feedback in higher education. Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 14(1), 3-15

Feedback may be considered ‘good’ according to many of the criteria in the literature whilst still having little or no impact on students’ learning in the longer term. Feedback in the context of this paper is defined as the process of learners obtain... Read More about From fast food to a well-balanced diet: toward a programme focused approach to feedback in higher education.

Nature-based Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation: Challenges and Opportunities for the ASEAN Region (2021)
Report
Siman, K., Friess, D. A., Huxham, M., McGowan, S., Drewer, J., Koh, L. P., …Sjögersten, S. (2021). Nature-based Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation: Challenges and Opportunities for the ASEAN Region. COP26 Universities Network

Nature-based climate solutions (NbS) are widely available, scalable, and cost-effective mechanisms to sequester carbon and safeguard Southeast Asia’s large carbon stocks. In addition, NbS provide ample co-benefits such a reducing haze, protecting bio... Read More about Nature-based Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation: Challenges and Opportunities for the ASEAN Region.

How does governance mediate links between ecosystem services and poverty alleviation? Results from a systematic mapping and thematic synthesis of literature (2021)
Journal Article
Nunan, F., Menton, M., McDermott, C. L., Huxham, M., & Schreckenberg, K. (2021). How does governance mediate links between ecosystem services and poverty alleviation? Results from a systematic mapping and thematic synthesis of literature. World Development, 146, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105595

Many efforts to improve the sustainable management of renewable natural resources in low- and middle-income countries seek to achieve ‘win-win’ outcomes – improved ecosystem health and improved livelihoods. Yet achieving such win-win outcomes is chal... Read More about How does governance mediate links between ecosystem services and poverty alleviation? Results from a systematic mapping and thematic synthesis of literature.

The sediment carbon stocks of intertidal seagrass meadows in Scotland (2021)
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 storing carbon is increasingly being recognised, as the world searches for w... Read More about The sediment carbon stocks of intertidal seagrass meadows in Scotland.

A question of standards: adapting carbon and other PES markets to work for community seagrass conservation   (2021)
Journal Article
Shilland, R., Grimsditch, G., Ahmed, M., Bandeira, S., Kennedy, H., Potouroglou, M., & Huxham, M. (2021). A question of standards: adapting carbon and other PES markets to work for community seagrass conservation  . Marine Policy, 129, Article 104574. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2021.104574

Seagrass meadows deliver multiple ecosystem services that are of particular importance to resource-poor coastal communities, yet they are rapidly declining globally. The Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) approach has been used to fund the protect... Read More about A question of standards: adapting carbon and other PES markets to work for community seagrass conservation  .

Communities of practice or communicative rationality? A study of autonomous peer assisted learning (2021)
Journal Article
Jayathilake, C., & Huxham, M. (2022). Communities of practice or communicative rationality? A study of autonomous peer assisted learning. Active learning in higher education, 23(3), 205-216. https://doi.org/10.1177/1469787421998123

Defined as ‘networks of learning relationships among students and significant others’, peer assisted learning takes a bewildering array of forms in higher education. A useful way to conceptualise these is to draw from ideas of communities of practice... Read More about Communities of practice or communicative rationality? A study of autonomous peer assisted learning.

Climate and intertidal zonation drive variability in the carbon stocks of Sri Lankan mangrove forests (2021)
Journal Article
Cooray, P. L. I. G. M., Kodikara, K. A. S., Kumara, M. P., Jayasinghe, U. I., Madarasinghe, S. K., Dahdouh-Guebas, F., …Jayatissa, L. P. (2021). Climate and intertidal zonation drive variability in the carbon stocks of Sri Lankan mangrove forests. Geoderma, 389, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2021.114929

Sri Lanka is at the forefront of global mangrove conservation. It is the first country to officially protect all its remaining mangrove forests and has embarked on an ambitious plan to restore 10,000 ha of wetland during the United Nations Decade of... Read More about Climate and intertidal zonation drive variability in the carbon stocks of Sri Lankan mangrove forests.

Opportunities and Challenges for Community-Based Seagrass Conservation (2020)
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Shilland, R., Wanjiru, A., Ahmed, M., Grimsditch, G., & Huxham, M. (2020). Opportunities and Challenges for Community-Based Seagrass Conservation. Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Environment Program

Seagrass meadows are important marine ecosystems, providing a range of services including carbon sequestration, nursery habitats for fish and coastal protection. They are suffering rapid global decline in the face of eutrophication and other pollutio... Read More about Opportunities and Challenges for Community-Based Seagrass Conservation.