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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

    • Zhu Y, Jones JI, Collins AL et al. (2022), Separating natural from human enhanced methane emissions in headwater streams $nameOfConference


    • Monteith DT, Shilland EM, Norris DA et al. (2022), UK Upland Waters Monitoring Network (UKUWMN) Progress Report to Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales. April 2021 - March 2022. Llyn Llagi, Llyn Cwm Mynach, Afon Hafren and Afon Gwy: Annual Summary. $nameOfConference

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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


    • 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


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


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


    • 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


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


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

    • 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


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


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

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

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

    • 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


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

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

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

    • 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


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


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


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

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

    • 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


    • 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


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


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

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

    • 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


    • 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


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


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