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Post-disturbance haulout behaviour of harbour seals (2019)
Journal Article
Paterson, W. D., Russell, D. J., Wu, G., McConnell, B., Currie, J. I., McCafferty, D. J., & Thompson, D. (2019). Post-disturbance haulout behaviour of harbour seals. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 29(S1), 144-156. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3092

1. The impact of anthropogenic activity associated with the construction of a proposed tidal turbine on harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) was investigated using controlled disturbance trials. 2. Trials were conducted by approaching hauled out seals by... Read More about Post-disturbance haulout behaviour of harbour seals.

Firewood usage and indoor air pollution from traditional cooking fires in Gazi Bay, Kenya (2019)
Journal Article
Jung, J., & Huxham, M. (2019). Firewood usage and indoor air pollution from traditional cooking fires in Gazi Bay, Kenya. Bioscience Horizons, 11, Article hzy014. https://doi.org/10.1093/biohorizons/hzy014

Mangroves are increasingly being recognised for the important ecosystem services they provide, including carbon fixation, shoreline protection and fisheries habitats. In addition, they provide typical forest goods such as timber and firewood; harvest... Read More about Firewood usage and indoor air pollution from traditional cooking fires in Gazi Bay, Kenya.

Creating optimised employee travel plans (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Urquhart, N., & Hart, E. (2019). Creating optimised employee travel plans. In Advances in Evolutionary and Deterministic Methods for Design, Optimization and Control in Engineering and Sciences (489-502). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-89988-6_29

The routing of employees who provide services such as home health or social care is a complex problem. When sending an employee between two addresses , there may exist more than one travel option, e.g. public transport or car. In this paper we examin... Read More about Creating optimised employee travel plans.

An overview of diffuse pollution inputs and their impacts upon organisms in the River Almond, Scotland (2018)
Thesis
Lawson, D. An overview of diffuse pollution inputs and their impacts upon organisms in the River Almond, Scotland. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/1256210

The Water Framework Directive (WFD), published by the European Union in 2000, implemented by SEPA in Scotland, has been the main force behind changes to river environments within Scotland. The main focus is on improving water quality by not just cons... Read More about An overview of diffuse pollution inputs and their impacts upon organisms in the River Almond, Scotland.

Climate neutral urban districts in Europe: a comparative analysis (2018)
Thesis
Oye, T. K. Climate neutral urban districts in Europe: a comparative analysis. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/1500147

The concept of climate neutral districts is a new field of discourse and a new planning approach facing many challenges. Climate neutral districts can make avaluable contribution to low carbon societies. The concept of climate neutral urban districts... Read More about Climate neutral urban districts in Europe: a comparative analysis.

Carbon in the coastal seascape: how interactions between mangrove forests, seagrass meadows and tidal marshes influence carbon storage (2018)
Journal Article
Huxham, M., Whitlock, D., Githaiga, M., & Dencer-Brown, A. (2018). Carbon in the coastal seascape: how interactions between mangrove forests, seagrass meadows and tidal marshes influence carbon storage. Current Forestry Reports, 4(2), 101-110. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40725-018-0077-4

Purpose of review: We use the ‘seascape’ concept to explore how interactions between mangrove forests, tidal marshes and seagrass influences the storage of carbon in these ecosystems. Mangrove forests, with the other two ‘blue carbon’ habitats, are e... Read More about Carbon in the coastal seascape: how interactions between mangrove forests, seagrass meadows and tidal marshes influence carbon storage.

The functional response and resilience in small waterbodies along land-use and environmental gradients (2018)
Journal Article
Thornhill, I. A., Biggs, J., Hill, M. J., Briers, R., Gledhill, D., Wood, P. J., …Hassall, C. (2018). The functional response and resilience in small waterbodies along land-use and environmental gradients. Global Change Biology, 24(7), 3079-3092. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14149

There is growing recognition of the essential services provided to humanity by functionally intact ecosystems. Freshwater ecosystems are found throughout agricultural and urban landscapes and provide a wide range of ecosystem services, but globally t... Read More about The functional response and resilience in small waterbodies along land-use and environmental gradients.

Mangrove Ecosystem Services for Local Communities and their Vulnerability to Climate Change (2017)
Book Chapter
Huxham, M., Dencer-Brown, A., Diele, K., Kathiresan, K., Nagelkerken, I., & Wanjiru, C. (2017). Mangrove Ecosystem Services for Local Communities and their Vulnerability to Climate Change. In V. H. Rivera-Monroy, S. Y. Lee, E. Kristensen, & R. R. Twilley (Eds.), Mangrove ecosystems: a global biogeographic perspective on structure, function and services

Biodiversity (2017)
Book Chapter
Lee, S. Y., Jones, E. B. G., Diele, K., Castellanos-Galindo, G. A., & Nordhaus, I. (2017). Biodiversity. In V. H. Rivera-Monroy, S. Y. Lee, E. Kristensen, & R. R. Twilley (Eds.), Mangrove Ecosystems: A Global Biogeographic Perspective (55-86). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-62206-4_3

With only about 80 species of true mangrove trees worldwide, mangrove ecosystems comprise a relatively low number of habitat-forming tree species, but a high diversity of decomposer, detritivorous and consumer species. Although the overall level of d... Read More about Biodiversity.

Carbon storage in the seagrass meadows of Gazi Bay, Kenya (2017)
Journal Article
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), Article e0177001. https://doi.org/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 ecosystem services. However, large gaps in knowledge remain, particularly for s... Read More about Carbon storage in the seagrass meadows of Gazi Bay, Kenya.

Fife Local Energy Masterplan (2017)
Report
Payne, C., Bell, C., Steen, P., Currie, J., Bros Williamson, J., Stinson, J., & Muschamp, H. (2017). Fife Local Energy Masterplan. Burntisland: Fife Council

The way we generate and use energy has constantly changed. In recent decades it has become the role of the National Grid, gas network, and multinational energy companies to deliver nearly all the energy: heat, electricity and transport fuels. We inte... Read More about Fife Local Energy Masterplan.

Assessing the role of intertidal seagrasses as coastal carbon sinks in Scotland (2017)
Thesis
Potouroglou, M. Assessing the role of intertidal seagrasses as coastal carbon sinks in Scotland. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/975386

Seagrasses are marine foundation species that form ecologically important habitats in coastal areas around the world. They provide a range of ecosystem services, including coastal protection and the recently recognised large contribution to global ca... Read More about Assessing the role of intertidal seagrasses as coastal carbon sinks in Scotland.

Evaluating, predicting and mapping belowground carbon stores in Kenyan mangroves (2016)
Journal Article
Gress, S. K., Huxham, M., Kairo, J. G., Mugi, L. M., & Briers, R. A. (2017). Evaluating, predicting and mapping belowground carbon stores in Kenyan mangroves. Global Change Biology, 23(1), 224-234. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13438

Despite covering only approximately 138,000 km2, mangroves are globally important carbon sinks with carbon density values 3 to 4 times that of terrestrial forests. A key challenge in evaluating the carbon benefits from mangrove forest conservation is... Read More about Evaluating, predicting and mapping belowground carbon stores in Kenyan mangroves.

Revisiting the particle size effects in centrifuge modelling (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Nadimi, S., Fonseca, J., Taylor, R. N., & Barreto, D. (2016). Revisiting the particle size effects in centrifuge modelling. In L. Thorel, A. Bretschneider, M. Blanc, & S. Escoffier (Eds.), EUROFUGE 2016, 3rd European conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (85-90)

Geotechnical centrifuge modelling provides an opportunity to examine novel and complex events in a well-controlled and repeatable environment. While grain interaction and contact dynamics are considered in centrifuge modelling, the soil is treated as... Read More about Revisiting the particle size effects in centrifuge modelling.

Mangroves. (2015)
Book Chapter
Velander, K., & Diele, K. (2015). Mangroves. In C. Cater, B. Garrod, & T. Low (Eds.), The encyclopedia of sustainable tourism, 320. CABI

Environmental impact assessment. (2015)
Book Chapter
Velander, K., & Diele, K. (2015). Environmental impact assessment. In C. Cater, B. Garrod, & T. Low (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Sustainable Tourism, 184. CABI

Environmental Management. (2015)
Book Chapter
Velander, K., & Diele, K. (2015). Environmental Management. In C. Cater, B. Garrod, & T. Low (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Sustainable Tourism, 184. CABI

No dominion over nature: why treating ecosystems like machines will lead to boom and bust in food supply (2014)
Report
Huxham, M., Hartley, S., Pretty, J., & Tett, P. (2013). No dominion over nature: why treating ecosystems like machines will lead to boom and bust in food supply. London: Friends of the Earth England and Wales

Healthy ecosystems are essential for the long-term wellbeing of humans as they provide vital services such as food production, pollination, climate regulation and flood protection. Global trends including population growth, changing diets and consum... Read More about No dominion over nature: why treating ecosystems like machines will lead to boom and bust in food supply.