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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.

‘Observation has set in’: comparing students and peers as reviewers of teaching (2016)
Journal Article
Huxham, M., Scoles, J., Green, U., Purves, S., Welsh, Z., & Gray, A. (2017). ‘Observation has set in’: comparing students and peers as reviewers of teaching. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 42(6), 887-899. https://doi.org/10.1080/026029

Peer review is a powerful method to enhance teaching in higher education. Peers, however, may not be the most relevant people in evaluating teaching success; as the most important stakeholders in learning, students’ evaluations need to be heard. Whil... Read More about ‘Observation has set in’: comparing students and peers as reviewers of teaching.

Urban ponds as an aquatic biodiversity resource in modified landscapes (2016)
Journal Article
Hill, M. J., Biggs, J., Thornhill, I., Briers, R. A., Gledhill, D. G., White, J. C., Wood, P. J., & 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/

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 habitats to urbanization. However, little is known regarding the consequence... Read More about Urban ponds as an aquatic biodiversity resource in modified landscapes.

Biomass and productivity of seagrasses in Africa (2016)
Journal Article
Githaiga, M. N., Gilpin, L., Kairo, J. G., & Huxham, M. (2016). Biomass and productivity of seagrasses in Africa. Botanica Marina, 59(2-3), 173-186. https://doi.org/10.1515/bot-2015-0075

There is growing interest in carbon stocks and flows in seagrass ecosystems, but recent global reviews suggest a paucity of studies from Africa. This paper reviews work on seagrass productivity, biomass and sediment carbon in Africa. Most work was co... Read More about Biomass and productivity of seagrasses in Africa.

Veterinary Nurse training in the UK (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Cooper, B., & Smith, D. (2015). Veterinary Nurse training in the UK.

Veterinary Nursing in the UK is still a relatively young profession. Whilst it is known that there were animal nurses in existence in the late 1800’s the role and title ‘Veterinary Nurse’ has only been fully recognised since 1984. Opportunities to t... Read More about Veterinary Nurse training in the UK.

Regulations relating to Registered Veterinary Nurses in the United Kingdom. (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Smith, D., & Copper, B. (2015). Regulations relating to Registered Veterinary Nurses in the United Kingdom.

Veterinary nursing is now a well recognise professional route in the UK. There is considerable capacity within the industry to increase the number of veterinary nurses employed. As the veterinary care sector of the economy continues to expand the r... Read More about Regulations relating to Registered Veterinary Nurses in the United Kingdom..

Ensuring standards of clinical care provided by veterinary nurses through regulation, registration and accredited training. (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Smith, D., Dougherty, K., & Yates, K. (2015). Ensuring standards of clinical care provided by veterinary nurses through regulation, registration and accredited training.

The gestation of veterinary nursing as a recognised and self-regulated profession in the United Kingdom can be best described as long and difficult. Caught between the twin expectations and anxieties of the well-established professions of nursing an... Read More about Ensuring standards of clinical care provided by veterinary nurses through regulation, registration and accredited training..

Shrimp aquaculture as a vehicle for Climate Compatible Development in Sri Lanka. The case of Puttalam Lagoon (2015)
Journal Article
Harkes, I., Drengstig, A., Kumara, M., Jayasinghe, J., & Huxham, M. (2015). Shrimp aquaculture as a vehicle for Climate Compatible Development in Sri Lanka. The case of Puttalam Lagoon. Marine Policy, 61, 273-283. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2015.08.

At present, aquaculture of black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) in the Puttalam district of Sri Lanka is unsustainable with more than 90% of the former shrimp ponds laying abandoned as a result of shrimp disease and improper management. Between 1992-... Read More about Shrimp aquaculture as a vehicle for Climate Compatible Development in Sri Lanka. The case of Puttalam Lagoon.

The impacts of shrimp farming on land-use and carbon storage around Puttalam lagoon, Sri Lanka (2015)
Journal Article
Bournazel, J., Kumara, M. P., Jayatissa, L. P., Viergever, K., Morel, V., Morel, V., & Huxham, M. (2015). The impacts of shrimp farming on land-use and carbon storage around Puttalam lagoon, Sri Lanka. Ocean and Coastal Management, 113, 18-28. https://doi

The expansion of shrimp aquaculture in Sri Lanka over the past three decades has dramatically changed the coastal landscape, in particular by converting mangrove forests. The current study quantified these impacts in the Puttalam lagoon, an area of t... Read More about The impacts of shrimp farming on land-use and carbon storage around Puttalam lagoon, Sri Lanka.

Applying Climate Compatible Development and economic valuation to coastal management: A case study of Kenya's mangrove forests (2015)
Journal Article
Huxham, M., Emerton, L., Kairo, J., Munyi, F., Abdirizak, H., Muriuki, T., Nunan, F., & Briers, R. A. (2015). Applying Climate Compatible Development and economic valuation to coastal management: A case study of Kenya's mangrove forests. Journal of Enviro

Mangrove forests are under global pressure. Habitat destruction and degradation persist despite longstanding recognition of the important ecological functions of mangroves. Hence new approaches are needed to help stakeholders and policy-makers achiev... Read More about Applying Climate Compatible Development and economic valuation to coastal management: A case study of Kenya's mangrove forests.

Student and teacher co-navigation of a course: following the natural lines of academic enquiry (2015)
Journal Article
Huxham, M., Hunter, M., McIntyre, A., Shilland, R., & McArthur, J. (2015). Student and teacher co-navigation of a course: following the natural lines of academic enquiry. Teaching in Higher Education, 20(5), 530-541. https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2015.

Using the mountaineering metaphor of ‘natural lines’ this article describes the co-navigation of an honours course by students and teachers. It suggests the benefits and possibilities of going beyond the confines of conventional teaching and learning... Read More about Student and teacher co-navigation of a course: following the natural lines of academic enquiry.

The development and testing of a multiple-use zoning scheme for Scottish waters (2015)
Journal Article
Mcwhinnie, L., Briers, R. A., & Fernandes, T. F. (2015). The development and testing of a multiple-use zoning scheme for Scottish waters. Ocean and Coastal Management, 103, 34-41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2014.11.004

Marine Spatial Planning attempts to develop integrated planning frameworks for the management of activities within marine ecosystems and support sustainable development. This study demonstrates the application and testing of an existing multiple-use... Read More about The development and testing of a multiple-use zoning scheme for Scottish waters.

Turning the Tide: How Blue Carbon and Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) Might Help Save Mangrove Forests (2014)
Journal Article
Locatelli, T., Binet, T., Kairo, J. G., King, L., Madden, S., Patenaude, G., …Huxham, M. (2014). Turning the Tide: How Blue Carbon and Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) Might Help Save Mangrove Forests. AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment, 43,

In this review paper, we aim to describe the potential for, and the key challenges to, applying PES projects to mangroves. By adopting a “carbocentric approach,” we show that mangrove forests are strong candidates for PES projects. They are particula... Read More about Turning the Tide: How Blue Carbon and Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) Might Help Save Mangrove Forests.

Mapping of mangrove forest land cover change along the Kenya coastline using Landsat imagery (2013)
Journal Article
Kirui, B. K. Y., Kairo, J. G., Bosire, J. O., Viergever, K. M., Rudra, S., Huxham, M., & Briers, R. A. (2013). Mapping of mangrove forest land cover change along the Kenya coastline using Landsat imagery. Ocean and Coastal Management, 83, 19-24. https://d

Mangroves in Kenya provide a wide range of valuable services to coastal communities despite their relatively small total area. Studies at single sites show reductions in extent and quality caused by extraction for fuel wood and timber and clearance f... Read More about Mapping of mangrove forest land cover change along the Kenya coastline using Landsat imagery.

Species mixing boosts root yield in mangrove trees (2012)
Journal Article
Lang'at, J. K. S., Kirui, B. K. Y., Skov, M. W., Kairo, J. G., Mencuccini, M., & Huxham, M. (2013). Species mixing boosts root yield in mangrove trees. Oecologia, 172(1), 271-278. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-012-2490-x

Enhanced species richness can stimulate the productivity of plant communities; however, its effect on the belowground production of forests has scarcely been tested, despite the role of tree roots in carbon storage and ecosystem processes. Therefore,... Read More about Species mixing boosts root yield in mangrove trees.

Feedback Unbound: from master to usher. (2013)
Book Chapter
McArthur, J., & Huxham, M. (2013). Feedback Unbound: from master to usher. In S. Merry, M. Price, D. Carless, & M. Taras (Eds.), Reconceptualising Feedback In Higher Education. Routledge

A major theme of this book is that feedback should encourage dialogue; between students and lecturers, amongst peers and individually, as a form of self-critique and reflection. Here we endorse that theme but also propose an understanding of dialogue... Read More about Feedback Unbound: from master to usher..

Mangrove fish: a comparison of community structure between forested and cleared habitats (2004)
Journal Article
Huxham, M., Kimani, E., & Augley, J. (2004). Mangrove fish: a comparison of community structure between forested and cleared habitats. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 60(4), 637-647. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2004.03.003

The fish communities of mangrove and cleared sites were investigated in Gazi Bay, Kenya. Five forested sites were compared with paired sites that had been cleared of mangroves by human activity. Forested sites included plantations and natural stands... Read More about Mangrove fish: a comparison of community structure between forested and cleared habitats.

Inter-population dispersal by adult stoneflies detected by stable isotope enrichment (2004)
Journal Article
Briers, R. A., Gee, J. H. R., Cariss, H. M., & Geoghegan, R. (2004). Inter-population dispersal by adult stoneflies detected by stable isotope enrichment. Freshwater Biology, 49(4), 425-431. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2427.2004.01198.x

1. Dispersal of adult stream insects may be of considerable importance in regional population dynamics and colonisation of new sites, but quantifying the rate and extent of dispersal is difficult. 2. We used stable isotope (15N) enrichment to mark... Read More about Inter-population dispersal by adult stoneflies detected by stable isotope enrichment.

Pollinator-flower interactions in gardens during the covid 19 pandemic lockdown of 2020 (2022)
Journal Article
Ollerton, J., Trunschke, J., Havens, K., Landaverde-González, P., Keller, A., Gilpin, A., Rodrigo Rech, A., Baronio, G., Phillips, B., Mackin, C., Stanley, D., Treanore, E., Baker, E., Rotheray, E., Erickson, E., Fornoff, F., Brearley, F., Ballantyne, G.

During the main COVID-19 global pandemic lockdown period of 2020 an impromptu set of pollination ecologists came together via social media and personal contacts to carry out standardised surveys of the flower visits and plants in gardens. The surveys... Read More about Pollinator-flower interactions in gardens during the covid 19 pandemic lockdown of 2020.