School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Aquatic Ecology

Summary

Research in the Aquatic Ecology group stretches from molecules to the global biosphere and has the overarching vision to gain a deeper understanding of how biological systems respond to a changing environment, over ecological and evolutionary timescales.

Central themes within the group include food web dynamics, ecosystem processes, invasive species, climate change, and conservation.

The group conducts research in domestic habitats such as the Thames estuary and wider catchment on nitrogen cycling and invasive species, the chalkstreams of southern England, through to the upland rivers of Wales and lakes of the Cumbrian Lake District.

Further afield, international research includes conservation of loggerhead turtles in the Cape Verde Islands (Dr Chris Eizaguirre) and oxygen minimum zones in the NE Pacific (Prof Mark Trimmer).

Major research achievements include:

  • The formulation of a theoretical and experimental framework for quantitatively predicting the consequences of climate change (Trimmer et al [1])
  • The discovery of potential new pathways in the cycling of the key bio-element, nitrogen (Trimmer et al. [2])
  • New insight into global warming, oxygen and body size in aquatic organisms (Hirst [3]).
  • Discovery of how ocean current dynamics affect structure of European eel populations (Eizaguirre [4])
  • How climate warming and predators modify aquatic ecosystem structure and functioning (Kratina [5])

Funding

Major funding sources include:

  • The Natural Environment Research Council – the Aquatic Group leads or contributes to large thematic programmes on Macronutrients, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability, and Human Modified Tropical Forests
  • The Environment Agency support much of the work on invasive species
  • CONICYT - Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica
  • Defra

Natural Environment Research Council logo Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica logo Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs logo Environment Agency logo

 

Collaborations

As much of the research of the group is multidisciplinary, there is extensive collaboration both within house with the Evolutionary Group and with the School of Geography, and to external organisations and other universities.

Current collaborations include:

Members 

Go to our research page to see a full list of all staff in our school.

NamePositionhide DepartmentDepartmenthide Research groupResearch groupInterests
Abrahams, Dr Isaac Senior Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry (no group)   Solid State Structural Chemistry, Ionically Conducting Solids, BIMEVOX
Aksentijevic, Dr Dunja Lecturer in Physiology/Biochemistry Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology (no group)  

Cardiac metabolism in health and disease, Role of inflammation in cardiac metabolic remodelling, Mitochondrial biology, Cardiac energetics 

Arseniyadis, Dr Stellios Reader in Organic Chemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Synthesis and Catalysis Synthesis and Catalysis  Asymmetric catalysis - Bio-hybrid catalysis - C-H activation - Synthetic methodology development - Natural product synthesis
Barros, Dr Mario Dos Reis Lecturer Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology (no group)   Computational biology, Evolution, Molecular evolution, Phylogenetics, Population genetics
Bessant, Prof. Conrad Professor of Bioinformatics Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Bioinformatics, Proteomics, Metabolomics, Software Development, Data Integration
Beyer, Dr Frederike Lecturer in Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology    

Cognitive neuroscience, Social cognition, Sense of agency, Emotional reactivity 

Bray, Dr Christopher Senior Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Synthesis and Catalysis   Organic Chemistry, Total Synthesis, Synthetic Methodology
Brennan, Dr Caroline Reader in Molecular Genetics Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Neurobiology and Behaviour Neurobiology and Behaviour Genetics and Psychiatric Disease, Biology and Motivated Behaviours, Cognition, Attention
Buggs, Dr Richard Professor of Evolutionary Genomics Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics Evolution and Genetics Tree, Genomics, Ash Dieback, Evolution, Ecology, Genetics
Cambeiro, Dr Xacobe Lecturer in Organic Chemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Synthesis and Catalysis   Sustainable chemistry, Photoredox, Iron, reductive couplings, Base metal catalysis
Caudron, Dr Fabrice Lecturer in Microbiology Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology      Asymmetric cell division, Mnemon/prion, protein aggregation, Cellular memory, Yeast genetics
Chass, Dr Gregory Reader in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry
Chittka, Prof Lars Professor of Sensory and Behavioural Ecology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological Psychology + Neurobiology and Behaviour Biological Psychology

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Sensory Systems, Comparative Cognition, Insect Learning and Memory, Animal Navigation
Clare, Dr Elizabeth Senior Lecturer Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics Evolution and Genetics Ecological Genomics, Molecular Food Webs, Bats, Mammals, Systematics, Species Interactions
Clayton, Prof David Professor of Neuroscience Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Evolution and Genetics + Biological Psychology + Neurobiology and Behaviour Evolution and Genetics

Biological Psychology

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Behavioural Genomics, Comparative Cognition, Vocal Communication, Learning and Memory
Clyne, Dr Rosemary Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences Cell and Molecular Biology   (no group)   Biomedical Science, Cell Division, Cell Cycle, Genetics, Enzymes
Crespo-Otero, Dr Rachel Lecturer in Computational Chemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)   Computational Chemistry, Excited States, Photochemistry, Non-adiabatic Dynamics
Curran, Dr Brendan Senior Lecturer Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology (no group)   Eukaryotes, Heat Shock Response, Reactive Oxygen Species
Darbari, Dr Vidya Lecturer in Structural Biology Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)    X-ray, Crystallography, Electron microscopy, Protein-protein interaction, Ribonucleoprotein complex, Gene regulation
De Falco, Dr Giulia Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences (Microbiology) Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology (no group)   Viruses, microRNAs, Cancer, Gene Expression
Dennis, Dr Jayne Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology (no group)   Genomics, Cancer, Precision Medicine, Biomedical Science, Gene Expression
Devis, Dr Di Tommaso Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Computational Chemistry, Density Functional Theory, Molecular Dynamics, Polymorphism, Crystal Nucleation
Di Bernardi Luft, Dr Caroline Lecturer in Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology (no group)   Advanced EEG/fMRI methods - Learning - Creativity - Psychophysiology - Transcranial current brain simulation
Draviam-Sastry, Dr Viji Reader (Associate Professor) Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology (no group)   Video Microscopy - Cell division - Cancer Biology - Aneuploidy - Human cell biology   
Duffy, Dr Christopher Lecturer in Cellular and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Light-harvesting, Photosynthesis, Computational Biology, Molecular physics, Xanthophylls
Eilola, Dr Tiina Senior Lecturer (Psychology) Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological Psychology Biological Psychology Bilingualism, Emotions, Attention, Word Recognition
Eizaguirre, Dr Christophe Reader Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Aquatic Ecology + Evolution and Genetics Aquatic Ecology

Evolution and Genetics
Aquatic Ecology, Climate Change, Conservation Genetics, Evolutionary Ecology, Fish, Marine Turtles
Elphick, Prof Maurice Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics + Neurobiology and Behaviour Evolution and Genetics

Physiology, Neuroscience, Evolution, Neuropeptide, Echinoderm, Cannabinoid
Engl, Dr Christoph Lecturer in Microbiology Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology  (no group)   

Molecular cell biology, Bacterial adaptation, Ribosome function, Bacterial plant-growth promotion, Single-cell & single-molecule imaging

Emery, Dr Nathan Senior Lecturer Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological Psychology + Neurobiology and Behaviour Biological Psychology

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Animal Cognition, Creativity, Innovative Problem-Solving, Gaze Following
Eyice-Broadbent, Dr Ozge Lecturer in Molecular Microbial Ecology Organismal Biology Organismal Biology (no group)   Microbial ecology - Biogeochemistry - Ecosystem function - Microbial diversity
Ezcurra, Dr Marina Lecturer in Neurobiology Cell and Molecular Biology   Neurobiology and Behaviour   

Microbiota, ageing, behavior, neural circuits, C. elegans 

Faulkes, Dr Chris Reader in Evolutionary Ecology Organismal Biology   Evolution and Genetics + Neurobiology and Behaviour

Neurobiology and Behaviour

African Mole-rats, Naked Mole-rat, Social Evolution, Comparative Sociogenomics, Rodent Phylogeography, Social suppression of reproduction
Foka, Dr Sevasti Lecturer in Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology (no group)   Work and Organizational Psychology, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Wellbeing
Fornili, Dr Arianna Lecturer in Computational Organic Chemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Structural Biology and Photosynthesis + Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Structural Biology and Photosynthesis

Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Computational Chemistry, Molecular Dynamics, Protein Conformational Changes, Cardiac Muscle, Molecular Modelling
Frantz, Dr Laurent Lecturer in Molecular Genetics/Infomatics Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics Evolution and Genetics Evolution, Genetics, Speciation, Domestication
Garnett, Dr James Early Career Researcher Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)   Xray Crystallography, NMR, Molecular Microbiology, Secretion Systems, Biofilms
Giordano, Dr Cristina Reader in Chemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)   Metallic ceramics - Nanostructures - Metal nitrides - Carbides
Hadfield, Dr Kristin Lecturer in Positive Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology  (no group)    Resilience, Wellbeing, Child development, Family processes, Mental health 
Hanke, Dr Guy Senior Lecturer in Plant Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology   (no group)   Photosynthesis, Electron transport, Protein-protein interaction, Cell biology,
Synthetic biology
Hannon, Dr Emily Lecturer in Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology   (no group)   Cognitive Neuroscience, Attention/Inattention, Perception, Memory
Hanson, Dr China Lecturer in Molecular Microbial Ecology Organismal Biology Organismal Biology (no group)   Microbial diversity - Biogeography - Phage - Ecology - Dispersal - Marine
Heathcote, Prof Peter Professor of Biochemistry Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Photosynthesis, Respiratory Chain Complexes, Tetrapyrrole Biosynthesis, Electron Transfer
Henry, Dr Lee Senior Lecturer Organismal Biology Organismal Biology (no group)   Bacterial symbiosis, Insect ecology and evolution, Evolutionary genetics, Molecular evolution, Adaptation, Microbial ecology
Hone, Dr David Senior Lecturer Organismal Biology Organismal Biology (no group)   Fossils, Paleontology, Ecology, Behaviour, Sexual Selection, Dinosaurs, Pterosaurs, Archosaurs, Predator-Prey Interactions, Body Size
Howell, Dr Lesley Senior Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Synthesis and Catalysis   Protein-proetin and protein-DNA interactions, GPCRs, Solid-phase peptide synthesis, Organic synthesis
Hurd, Dr Paul Senior Lecturer in Epigenetics Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology Neurobiology and Behaviour Neurobiology and Behaviour  Epigenetics, Genetics, Genomics, Phenotype, Environment
Janes, Dr Bob Senior Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structure-function, Polypeptide Toxins, Bioinformatics, 2struc, PCDDB, SRCD Spectroscopy, Circular Dichroism
Jones, Dr Chris Senior Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry   Synthesis and Catalysis Synthesis and Catalysis Organic Synthesis, Methodology, Catalysis, Reactive Intermediates, C-H functionalisation
J Iwan, Dr Jones Head of the River Communities Group Organismal Biology Organismal Biology (no group)   Freshwater Ecology, Community Structure, Food Webs, Invertabrates, Algae, Plants
Jones, Dr Janelle Lecturer Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological Psychology + Neurobiology and Behaviour Biological Psychology

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Identity, Social Connections, Resilience, Health and Wellbeing, Stigma
Keers, Dr Robert Lecturer in Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological Psychology Biological Psychology Psychiatric genetics - Gene-environment interaction - Resilience - Health and Wellbeing - Pharmacogenomics - Personalized medicine
Knell, Dr Rob Reader in Evolutionary Ecology Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics Evolution and Genetics Ecology, Evolution, Infectious Disease, Parasite, Immunity, Sexual Selection
Kratina, Dr Pavel Lecturer in Aquatic Ecology Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Aquatic Ecology Aquatic Ecology Aquatic Ecology, Food Webs, Climate Change, Ecosystem Function, Conservation, Evolutionary Ecology
Lachlan, Dr Robert Lecturer in Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological Psychology + Neurobiology and Behaviour Biological Psychology

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Animal Communication, Cultural Evolution, Birdsong, Bioacoustics, Social Learning
Le Comber, Dr Steven Senior Lecturer Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics Evolution and Genetics Computer Models, Evolutionary Ecology, Epidemiology, Geographic profiling, Mathematical models, Spatial patterns
Lebrasseur, Dr Nathalie Senior Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)   Organic Chemistry, Synthesis, Flow Chemistry, Hypervalent Iodine Reagents
Leitch, Prof. Andrew Professor of Plant Genetics Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics Evolution and Genetics Polyploidy, Cytogenetics, Plant Genomics, Stoichiogenomics, Nicotiana, Ecology, Evolution
Maconochie, Dr Mark Reader in Biomedical Sciences Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology (no group)   Genetics, Biochemistry, Biomedical Science
Main, Dr Ewan Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Biochemistry, Molecular Biophysics, Repeat Proteins, Protein Folding
Mareschal, Dr Isabelle Senior Lecturer in Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological Psychology + Neurobiology and Behaviour Biological Psychology

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Gaze, Human Perception, Attention, Social Neuroscience

Martin, Dr Chema

Lecturer in Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Organismal Biology       
Michael, Dr Tony Professor in Reproductive Biology Organismal Biology Organismal Biology (no group)   Reproduction, Steroid Biochemistry, Endocrine, Cortisol
Mullineaux, Prof Conrad Professor of Microbiology, Head of Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Photosynthesis, Electron Transport, Cyanobacteria, Fluorescence Imaging, Membrane Dynamics, Bacterial Cell Biology
Nield, Dr Jon Senior Lecturer in Structural Biology, Principal Research Fellow Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology, Transmission Electron Microscopy, Computer image-processing, 3D macromolecular modelling, Photosynthesis, Medicine
Nielsen, Dr Christian Academic Fellow Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)   Organic electronics, Organic bioelectronics, Semiconducting polymers, Materials chemistry
Nichols, Prof Richard

Professor of Evolutionary Genetics

Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics Evolution and Genetics Genetics, Evolution, Virology, Genomics
O'Callaghan, Dr Rachel

Senior Lecturer in Physiology and Biomedical Science

Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology (no group)   Physiology, Medicine, Biomedical Science
Osman, Dr Magda Reader in Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Neurobiology and Behaviour   Decision Making, Agency and Control, Unconscious Processes, Parksinson's Disease
Pachol, Dr Anna Lecturer in Maths         Quantum gravity, Quantum space-times, Hopf algebroids, noncommunitive geometry
Palacios, Dr Isabel Lecturer in Cell Biology Cell and Molecular Biology   (no group)     
Palma, Dr Matteo Reader in Nanoscience Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)   Nanotechnology, Single-molecule, Molecular Electronics, Supramolecular, Nanobiotechnology, Materials
Paredes, Dr Ursula

Lecturer in Neurobiology and Genetics

Cell and Molecular Biology  Cell and Molecular Biology      
Pettit, Dr Sophie Lecturer in Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology 

Biological and Experimental Psychology

   

Mental health, Psychiatric care, Psychological therapy, Age factors

Pickersgill, Prof Richard Professor of Structural Biology, Head of School Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology, Protein Crystallography, Synthetic Biology, Enzymes, Cobalamin, Biosynthesis, Bacterial Microcompartments
Pluess, Dr Michael Professor of Developmental Psychology, Head of Biological and Experimental Psychology department Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological Psychology + Neurobiology and Behaviour Biological Psychology

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Environmental Sensitivity, Positive Development, Resilience, Health and Wellbeing, Behaviour Genetics
Preece, Dr Mark Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology Neurobiology and Behaviour Neurobiology and Behaviour  Psychopharmacology, Neuropharmacology, fMRI, Brain Imaging
Resmini, Prof Marina Professor of Materials Chemistry, Head of Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)   Biomimetic Systems, Artificial Receptors, Catalysis, Synthesis, Molecular Imprinting
Roessler, Dr Maxie Senior Lecturer in Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Physical and Theoretical Chemistry + Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

Structural Biology and Photosynthesis
Spectroscopy, Metalloproteins, Electrochemistry, EPR, Respiratory Enzymes, Mitochondria
Rossberg, Dr Axel Reader in Theoretical Ecology Organismal Biology Organismal Biology (no group)   Aquatic - ecology - Biodiversity - Community structure - Food webs - Conservation - Spatial patterns - Mathematical models
Rossiter, Prof Stephen Professor, Head of Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics Evolution and Genetics Evolution, Ecology, Genomics, Genetics, Mammals, Bats
Ruban, Prof. Alexander Professor in Biophysics Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Photosynthesis, Light Harvesting, Light Adaptation Memory, Structural Dynamics, Genetics

Schofield, Dr Gail

Lecturer in Aquatic Ecology Organismal Biology  Organismal Biology      
Sheriff, Dr Tippu Senior Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)   Organic Synthesis, Small Molecule Activation, Catalysis, Novel Manganese Complexes
Stieglitz, Dr Ben Lecturer in Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)   Ubiquitin - Host-pathogen interaction - Anti-microbial resistance - Structural biology - Enzymology
Stollewerk, Dr Angelika Reader in Evolutionary Developmental Biology Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics + Neurobiology and Behaviour Evolution and Genetics

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Neurobiology, Evolution, Arthropods, Neurogenesis, Neural Precursor Identity
Subramanian, Dr Lakxmi Lecturer in Biochemistry/Physiology Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology (no group)    Centromeres, Chromatin, Chromosome Segregation, Kinetochores, Yeast Genetics
Szulgit, Dr Greg Senior Lecturer in Physiology and Biomedical Science Cell and Molecular Biology   (no group)    Collagen, Mutable collagenous tissues , Echinoderms, Pedagogy, Keloids
Thorpe, Dr Peter Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry

Chemistry and Biochemistry 

Chemistry and Biochemistry    

Yeast genetics, Genomics, Chromosome segregation, Kinetochores 

Trimmer, Prof Mark Professor of Biogeochemistry Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Aquatic Ecology Aquatic Ecology Aquatic Ecology, Climate Change, Stable Isotopes, Ecosystem Function, Marine, Biochemistry
Versace, Dr Elisabetta Lecturer in Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological Psychology + Neurobiology and Behaviour

Biological Psychology

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Animal Cognition, Comparative Psychology, Artificial Grammar Learning, Lateralisation
Viles, Dr John Reader in Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Structural Biology and Photosynthesis + Neurobiology and Behaviour Structural Biology and Photosynthesis

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Protein Misfolding, Neurodegeneration, Alzheimers, Prions, Spectroscopy, Biochemistry
Vlcek, Prof Tony Professor of Inorganic Chemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Transition-metal Chemistry, Photophysics, Photochemistry, Time-resolved Spectroscopy, Excited States, Photocatalysis, Solar Fuels, Electron Transfer, Metalloproteins
Vlemincx, Dr Elke Lecturer in Psychology

Biological and Experimental Psychology

Biological and Experimental Psychology  (no group)   

Psychophysiology, Respiration, Interoception, Positive emotions, Relaxation, Stress regulation, Emotion regulation, Cognitive flexibility

Wang, Dr Shirley Lecturer in Psychology

Biological and Experimental Psychology 

Biological and Experimental Psychology      
Wilkinson, Dr Shane Senior Lecturer Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology (no group)   Trypanosoma, Leishmania, Drug Development, Bioreductive Prodrugs, Drug Resistance
Wurm, Dr Yannick Senior Lecturer in Bioinformatics Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics + Neurobiology and Behaviour Evolution and Genetics

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Ants, Genomics, Evolution, Sociality, Behaviour
Wyatt, Dr Peter Senior Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Synthesis and Catalysis Synthesis and Catalysis Organic Synthesis, Amino acids, Luminescent Materials
Zalli, Dr Detina Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences (Cell Biology) Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology (no group)   Biomedical science, Cell biology, Biochemistry, Cancer, Bones, Genetics
Zarbakhsh, Dr Ali Senior Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)

 

Interfaces, Surfactants, Membrane Transport, Biosensors, Scattering

 

Selected Publications

1. Yvon-Durocher G, Caffrey JM, Cescatti A, Trimmer M et al. (2012) . Reconciling the temperature dependence of respiration across timescales and ecosystem types. Nature vol. 487, (7408) 472-476.
10.1038/nature11205

2. Trimmer M, Purdy KJ (2012) . Evidence for the direct oxidation of organic nitrogen to N2 gas in the Arabian Sea. ISME Jvol. 6, (9) 1798-1800.
10.1038/ismej.2012.18

3. Forster J, Hirst AG, Atkinson D (2012) . Warming-induced reductions in body size are greater in aquatic than terrestrial species. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A vol. 109, (47) 19310-19314.
10.1073/pnas.1210460109

4. Baltazar-Soares M, Biastoch1 A, Harrod C, Hanel R, Marohn L, Prigge E, Evans D, Bodles K, Behrens E, Böning C, Eizaguirre1 C, Recruitment Collapse and Population Structure of the European Eel Shaped by Local Ocean Current Dynamics Current Biology Volume 24, Issue 1, 104-108, 26 December 2013.
10.1016/j.cub.2013.11.031

5. Atwood T, Hammill E, Greig H, Kratina P, Shurin J, Srivastava D, Richardson J Predator-induced reduction of freshwater carbon dioxide emissions Nature Geoscience 6, 191–194 (2013)
10.1038/ngeo1734

6. Stewart RIA, Dossena M, Bohan DA, Trimmer M et al. (2013) . Mesocosm Experiments as a Tool for Ecological Climate-Change Research. ADVANCES IN ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH: GLOBAL CHANGE IN MULTISPECIES SYSTEMS, PT 3 vol. 48, 71-181.
10.1016/B978-0-12-417199-2.00002-1

7. Eizaguirre C, Lenz TL, Kalbe M et al. (2012) . Divergent selection on locally adapted major histocompatibility complex immune genes experimentally proven in the field. Ecol Lett vol. 15, (7) 723-731.
10.1111/j.1461-0248.2012.01791.x

8. Feulner PG, Chain FJ, Panchal M, Eizaguirre C et al. (2013) . Genome-wide patterns of standing genetic variation in a marine population of three-spined sticklebacks. Mol Ecol vol. 22, (3) 635-649.
10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05680.x

9. Lenz TL, Eizaguirre C, Rotter B et al. (2013) . Exploring local immunological adaptation of two stickleback ecotypes by experimental infection and transcriptome-wide digital gene expression analysis. Mol Ecol vol. 22, (3) 774-786.
10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05756.x

10. Eizaguirre C, Lenz TL, Kalbe M et al. (2012) . Rapid and adaptive evolution of MHC genes under parasite selection in experimental vertebrate populations. Nat Commun vol. 3,
10.1038/ncomms1632

11. Trimmer M, Hildrew AG, Jackson MC et al. (2009) . Evidence for the role of methane-derived carbon in a free-flowing, lowland river food web. LIMNOL OCEANOGR vol. 54, (5) 1541-1547.
10.4319/lo.2009.54.5.1541

12. Trimmer M, Maanoja S, Hildrew AG et al. (2010) . Potential carbon fixation via methane oxidation in well-oxygenated riverbed gravels. LIMNOL OCEANOGR vol. 55, (2) 560-568.
10.4319/lo.2009.55.2.0560

13. Dossena M, Yvon-Durocher G, Grey J, Trimmer M et al. (2012) . Warming alters community size structure and ecosystem functioning. Proc Biol Sci vol. 279, (1740) 3011-3019.
10.1098/rspb.2012.0394

14. Forster J, Hirst AG, Esteban GF (2013) . Achieving temperature-size changes in a unicellular organism. THE ISME JOURNAL(7) 28-36.
10.1038/ismej.2012.76

15. Forster J, Hirst AG, Woodward G (2011) . Growth and development rates have different thermal responses. THE AMERICAN NATURALIST vol. 178, 668-678.
10.1086/662174

16. Atwood T, Hammill E, Greig HS, Kratina, P, Shurin JB, Srivastava DS, Richardson JS Predator-induced reduction in freshwater carbon dioxide emissions Nature Geoscience

17. Kratina P, Greig HS, Thompson PL et al. (2012) . Warming modifies trophic cascades and eutrophication in experimental freshwater communities. Ecology vol. 93, (6) 1421-1430.