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School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences

Dr John Murphy

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Research Officer

Email: j.f.murphy@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 5744
Room Number: 47, River Laboratory, Wareham, Dorset

Research

Research Interests:

Keywords: freshwater, invertebrates, bioassessment, applied ecology, pollution, biodiversity

I am a freshwater ecologist with an interest in better understanding how stressors acting on freshwater ecosystems impact biological communities. Much of my research has involved large-scale and long-term studies, leading to the development of new bioassessment tools. These are now being used by UK government agencies to assess water quality and to detect ecosystem recovery using long-term data.

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Publications

  • Arnold A, Murphy JF, Pretty JL et al. (2021). Accumulation of trace metals in freshwater macroinvertebrates across metal contamination gradients. nameOfConference


  • Jones JI, Vdovchenko A, Cooling D et al. (2020). Systematic Analysis of the Relative Abundance of Polymers Occurring as Microplastics in Freshwaters and Estuaries. nameOfConference


  • Wilkes MA, Edwards F, Jones JI et al. (2020). Trait-based ecology at large scales: Assessing functional trait correlations, phylogenetic constraints and spatial variability using open data. nameOfConference


  • Armitage PD, Murphy J, Pretty JL et al. (2020). Faunal community change in the sediment impacted Bovington Stream and the River Frome (Dorset, UK) between 1998 and 2016. nameOfConference


  • Jones J, Murphy JF, Arnold A et al. (2020). Analysis, Prevalence & Impact of Microplastics in Freshwater and Estuarine Environments Evidence Review 2 What are the sources of the microplastics found in freshwater environments?. nameOfConference

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  • Jones J, Murphy J, Arnold A et al. (2020). Evidence Reviews on Analysis, Prevalence & Impact of Microplastics in Freshwater and Estuarine Environments Evidence Review 3 What is/are the impact(s) of microplastics on freshwater and estuarine biota?. nameOfConference

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  • Jones J, Murphy JF, Arnold A et al. (2020). Evidence Reviews on Analysis, Prevalence & Impact of Microplastics in Freshwater and Estuarine Environments. Evidence Review 1 Are the current sampling and analytical methods scientifically robust and appropriate?. nameOfConference

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  • Makiola A, Compson ZG, Baird DJ et al. (2020). Key Questions for Next-Generation Biomonitoring. nameOfConference


  • JONES JI, Spencer K, Rainbow PS et al. (2019). The Ecological Impacts of Contaminated Sediment from Abandoned Metal Mines. nameOfConference

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  • JONES JI, MURPHY JF, Collins AL et al. (2019). The Impact of Metal-Rich Sediments Derived from Mining on Freshwater Stream Life. nameOfConference


  • MURPHY JF, Jones JI, Arnold A et al. (2017). Can macroinvertebrate biological traits indicate fineā€grained sediment conditions in streams?. nameOfConference


  • Wilkes MA, McKenzie M, Murphy JF et al. (2017). Assessing the mechanistic basis for fine sediment biomonitoring: Inconsistencies among the literature, traits and indices. nameOfConference


  • Jones JI, Douthwright TA, Arnold A et al. (publicationYear). Diatoms As Indicators Of Fine Sediment Stress. nameOfConference


  • Jones JI, Murphy JF, Anthony SG et al. (2016). Do agri-environment schemes result in improved water quality?. nameOfConference


  • Growns I, Murphy JF, Jones JI (2016). The effects of altered flow and bed sediment on macroinvertebrates in stream mesocosms. nameOfConference


  • Naden PS, Murphy JF, Old GH et al. (2016). Understanding the controls on deposited fine sediment in the streams of agricultural catchments. nameOfConference


  • Murphy JF, Jones JI, Pretty JL et al. (2015). Development of a biotic index using stream macroinvertebrates to assess stress from deposited fine sediment. nameOfConference


  • Murphy JF, Jones JI, Pretty JL et al. (2015). Development of a biotic index using stream macroinvertebrates to assess stress from deposited fine sediment. nameOfConference


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  • Duerdoth CP, Arnold A, Murphy JF et al. (2015). Assessment of a rapid method for quantitative reach-scale estimates of deposited fine sediment in rivers. nameOfConference


  • Murphy JF, Winterbottom JH, Orton S et al. (2014). Evidence of recovery from acidification in the macroinvertebrate assemblages of UK fresh waters: A 20-year time series. nameOfConference


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  • MURPHY JF, Davy-Bowker J, McFarland B et al. (2013). A diagnostic biotic index for assessing acidity in sensitive streams in Britain. nameOfConference


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  • Smart SM, Henrys PA, Purse BV et al. (2012). Clarity or Confusion? - Problems in attributing large-scale ecological changes to anthropogenic drivers.. nameOfConference


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  • MURPHY JF, Winterbottom JH, Orton S et al. (2012). Evidence of recovery from acidification in the macroinvertebrate assemblages of UK fresh waters: A 20-year time series. nameOfConference


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  • MURPHY J, Nagorskaya LL, Smith JT (2011). Abundance and diversity of aquatic macroinvertebrate communities in lakes exposed to Chernobyl-derived ionising radiation. nameOfConference


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  • Clarke RT, Davy-Bowker J, Dunbar M et al. (2011). Enhancement of the river invertebrate classification tool (RICT). nameOfConference

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  • Jones JI, Murphy JF, Collins AL et al. (2011). The impact of fine sediment on macro-invertebrates. nameOfConference


  • Verdonschot PFM, Hering D, Murphy J et al. (2010). Climate Change and the Hydrology and Morphology of Freshwater Ecosystems. nameOfConference


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  • Jones JI, Davy-Bowker J, MURPHY JF et al. (2010). Ecological monitoring and assessment of pollution in rivers. nameOfConference

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  • Dunbar M, MURPHY JF, Clarke R et al. (2010). Countryside Survey: Headwater streams report from 2007.. nameOfConference

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  • Williams P, Biggs J, Crowe A et al. (2010). Countryside Survey: Ponds report from 2007. nameOfConference

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  • Norton LR, MURPHY JF, Reynolds B et al. (2009). Countryside Survey: Scotland results from 2007. nameOfConference

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  • Hering D, Schmidt-Kloiber A, MURPHY JF et al. (2009). Potential impact of climate change on aquatic insects: A sensitivity analysis for European caddisflies (Trichoptera) based on distribution patterns and ecological preferences. nameOfConference


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  • Carey P, Wallis S, Chamberlain P et al. (2008). Countryside Survey: UK results from 2007. nameOfConference

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  • Graf W, MURPHY J, Dahl J et al. (2008). Distribution and ecological preferences of European freshwater organisms. Volume 1. Trichoptera. nameOfConference

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  • Davy-Bowker J, Davies C, MURPHY JF (2008). RAPID 2.1: A digital data entry system for River Habitat Surveys.. nameOfConference

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  • Davy-Bowker J, Clarke RT, Johnson RK et al. (2006). A comparison of the European Water Framework Directive physical typology and RIVPACS-type models as alternative methods of establishing reference conditions for benthic macroinvertebrates. nameOfConference


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  • Clarke RT, Murphy JF (2006). Effects of locally rare taxa on the precision and sensitivity of RIVPACS bioassessment of freshwaters. nameOfConference


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  • Ormerod SJ, Lewis BR, Kowalik RA et al. (2006). Field testing the AWIC index for detecting acidification in British streams. nameOfConference


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  • Sand-Jensen K, Friberg N, MURPHY J (2006). Running Waters: historical development and restoration of lowland Danish streams. nameOfConference

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  • MURPHY JF, Davy-Bowker J (2006). The predictive modelling approach to biomonitoring: taking river quality assessment forward.. nameOfConference

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  • Murphy JF, Davy-Bowker J (2005). Spatial structure in lotic macroinvertebrate communities in England and Wales: relationship with physical, chemical and anthropogenic stress variables. nameOfConference


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  • Davy-Bowker J, Murphy JF, Rutt GR et al. (2005). The development and testing of a macroinvertebrate biotic index for detecting the impact of acidity on streams. nameOfConference


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  • Lehane BM, Giller PS, O'Halloran J et al. (2002). Experimental provision of large woody debris in streams as a trout management technique. nameOfConference


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  • Murphy JF, Giller PS (2001). Detrital inputs to two low-order streams differing in riparian vegetation. nameOfConference

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  • Murphy JF, Giller PS (2001). Hazel leaf breakdown in two low-order streams differing in the functional efficiency of their detritivore assemblages. nameOfConference

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  • Smith C, Good M, Murphy JF et al. (2000). Life-history patterns and spatial and temporal overlap in an assemblage of lotic Plecoptera in the Araglin Catchment Study Area, Ireland. nameOfConference


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  • Murphy JF, Giller PS (2000). Seasonal dynamics of macroinvertebrate assemblages in the benthos and associated with detritus packs in two low-order streams with different riparian vegetation. nameOfConference


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  • Murphy JF, Giller PS, Horan MA (1998). Spatial scale and the aggregation of stream macroinvertebrates associated with leaf packs. nameOfConference


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