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Effects of pile driving sound playbacks and cadmium co-exposure on the early life stage development of the Norway lobster, Nephrops norvegicus (2022)
Journal Article
Stenton, C., Bolger, E., Michenot, M., Dodd, J., Wale, M., Briers, R., …Diele, K. (2022). Effects of pile driving sound playbacks and cadmium co-exposure on the early life stage development of the Norway lobster, Nephrops norvegicus. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 179, Article 113667. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2022.113667

There is an urgent need to understand how organisms respond to multiple, potentially interacting drivers in today’s world. The effects of the pollutants of anthropogenic sound (pile-driving sound playbacks) and waterborne cadmium were investigated ac... Read More about Effects of pile driving sound playbacks and cadmium co-exposure on the early life stage development of the Norway lobster, Nephrops norvegicus.

Quantification and Characterisation of Pre-Production Pellet Pollution in the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai, Aotearoa-New Zealand (2022)
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Hunter, E. C., de Vine, R., Pantos, O., Clunies-Ross, P., Doake, F., Masterton, H., & Briers, R. A. (2022). Quantification and Characterisation of Pre-Production Pellet Pollution in the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai, Aotearoa-New Zealand. Microplastics, 1(1), 67-84. https://doi.org/10.3390/microplastics1010005

Plastic pollution is threatening aquatic ecosystems and wildlife. Understanding the characteristics and extent of plastic pollution is the first step towards improving management and therefore the environmental impacts. Pre-production pellets are use... Read More about Quantification and Characterisation of Pre-Production Pellet Pollution in the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai, Aotearoa-New Zealand.

Pond ecology and conservation: research priorities and knowledge gaps (2021)
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Hill, M. J., Greaves, H. M., Sayer, C. D., Hassall, C., Milin, M., Milner, V. S., …Wood, P. J. (2021). Pond ecology and conservation: research priorities and knowledge gaps. Ecosphere, 12(12), https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3853

Ponds are amongst the most biodiverse and ecologically important freshwater habitats globally and may provide a significant opportunity to mitigate anthropogenic pressures and reverse the decline of aquatic biodiversity. Ponds also provide important... Read More about Pond ecology and conservation: research priorities and knowledge gaps.

Nature-based Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation: Challenges and Opportunities for the ASEAN Region (2021)
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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.

Marine invertebrate anthropogenic noise research -Trends in methods and future directions (2021)
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Wale, M., Briers, R., & Diele, K. (2021). Marine invertebrate anthropogenic noise research -Trends in methods and future directions. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 173(A), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112958

Selecting the correct methods to answer one's chosen question is key to conducting rigorous, evidence-based science. A disciplines' chosen methods are constantly evolving to encompass new insights and developments. Analysing these changes can be a us... Read More about Marine invertebrate anthropogenic noise research -Trends in methods and future directions.

Optimising recruitment in habitat creation for the native European oyster (2021)
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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 present study investigated temporal and spatial abundance patterns of O. edulis... Read More about Optimising recruitment in habitat creation for the native European oyster.

Compartmentalization of bacterial and fungal microbiomes in the gut of adult honeybees (2021)
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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 bacterial phylotypes. Several mutual interactions and functional services to the h... Read More about Compartmentalization of bacterial and fungal microbiomes in the gut of adult honeybees.

Local contributions to beta-diversity in urban pond networks: implications for biodiversity conservation and management (2021)
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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. Local Contribution to Beta diversity (LCBD) identifies individual habitats that... Read More about Local contributions to beta-diversity in urban pond networks: implications for biodiversity conservation and management.

Insect Pollination and Sustainable Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa (2020)
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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 pollinator habitat. Climate change and population growth will place additional dem... Read More about Insect Pollination and Sustainable Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Multiple Impact Pathways Of The 2015-16 El Niño In Coastal Kenya (2020)
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Fortnam, M., Atkins, M., Brown, K., Chaigneau, T., Frouws, A., Gwaro, K., …Sheen, K. (2020). Multiple Impact Pathways Of The 2015-16 El Niño In Coastal Kenya. AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment, 50, 174-189. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-020-01321-z

The 2015-2016 El Niño had large impacts globally. The effects were not as great as anticipated in Kenya, however, leading some commentators to call it a 'non-event'. Our study uses a novel combination of participatory Climate Vulnerability and Capaci... Read More about Multiple Impact Pathways Of The 2015-16 El Niño In Coastal Kenya.

Social interactions in striped hyena inferred from camera trap data: is it more social than previously thought? (2020)
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Tichon, J., Gilchrist, J. S., Rotem, G., Ward, P., & Spiegel, O. (2020). Social interactions in striped hyena inferred from camera trap data: is it more social than previously thought?. Current Zoology, 66(4), 345-353. https://doi.org/10.1093/cz/zoaa003

Understanding the drivers promoting sociality over solitariness in animal species is imperative for predicting future population trends and informing conservation and management. In this study we investigate the social structure of a desert dwelling... Read More about Social interactions in striped hyena inferred from camera trap data: is it more social than previously thought?.

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 (2020)
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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. In Scotland, however, the species is considered invasive and thriving popul... Read More about 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.

SDG 14: Life Below Water - Impacts On Mangroves (2019)
Book Chapter
Friess, D. A., Aung, T. T., Huxham, M., Lovelock, C., Mukherjee, N., & Sasmito, S. (2019). SDG 14: Life Below Water - Impacts On Mangroves. In G. Winkel, P. Pacheco, G. Galloway, C. J. Pierce Colfer, W. de Jong, & P. Katila (Eds.), Sustainable Development Goals: Their Impacts on Forests and People (445-481). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108765015.016

The SDG14 targets cover more than 70 per cent of the planet, including the coastal zone, where a range of forest resources are located. In this chapter we investigate the potential negative consequences of SDG14 on forest resources, using the example... Read More about SDG 14: Life Below Water - Impacts On Mangroves.

High Temperature and Crab Density Reduce Atmospheric Nitrogen Fixation in Red Sea Mangrove Sediments (2019)
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Qashqari, M. S., Garcias-Bonet, N., Fusi, M., Booth, J. M., Daffonchio, D., & Duarte, C. M. (2020). High Temperature and Crab Density Reduce Atmospheric Nitrogen Fixation in Red Sea Mangrove Sediments. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 232, Article 106487. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2019.106487

Mangrove ecosystems are highly productive and provide important ecosystem services. However, in the Red Sea mangroves are under severe nutrient-limiting conditions, reflected in dwarf plants. The nutrient limitation is especially acute for iron, as v... Read More about High Temperature and Crab Density Reduce Atmospheric Nitrogen Fixation in Red Sea Mangrove Sediments.

Developmental stages and gut microenvironments influence gut microbiota dynamics in the invasive beetle Popillia japonica Newman (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) (2019)
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Chouaia, B., Goda, N., Mazza, G., Alali, S., Florian, F., Gionechetti, F., …Montagna, M. (2019). Developmental stages and gut microenvironments influence gut microbiota dynamics in the invasive beetle Popillia japonica Newman (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Environmental Microbiology, 21(11), 4343-4359. https://doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.14797

Popillia japonica Newman (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) is a highly polyphagous invasive beetle originating from Japan. This insect is highly resilient and able to rapidly adapt to new vegetation. Insect‐associated microorganisms can play important roles... Read More about Developmental stages and gut microenvironments influence gut microbiota dynamics in the invasive beetle Popillia japonica Newman (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae).

Kropotkin’s garden: facilitation in mangrove ecosystems (2019)
Book Chapter
Huxham, M., Berger, U., Skov, M. W., & Sousa, W. P. (2019). Kropotkin’s garden: facilitation in mangrove ecosystems. In S. J. Hawkins, K. Bohn, L. B. Firth, & G. A. Williams (Eds.), Interactions in the Marine Benthos: Global Patterns and Processes (431-447). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108235792.018

Despite the environmental stresses that mangrove forests experience – including fluctuating salinity, low soil oxygen and buffeting by waves – they can be highly productive. Facilitation, defined here as the benefits to an organism by the minimisatio... Read More about Kropotkin’s garden: facilitation in mangrove ecosystems.

Evolution: Parallel Paths to Parasitism in the Apicomplexa (2019)
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Rueckert, S., Pipaliya, S. V., & Dacks, J. B. (2019). Evolution: Parallel Paths to Parasitism in the Apicomplexa. Current Biology, 29(17), 836-839. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2019.07.047

A new study presents the first comprehensive genome and transcriptome data for an enigmatic group of apicomplexan parasites, the gregarines. The findings provide insights into the early evolution of parasitism in the apicomplexans and illustrate the... Read More about Evolution: Parallel Paths to Parasitism in the Apicomplexa.