I am a Professor of Ecology & Biodiversity in the School of Applied Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University. I have a particular interest in the ecology of aquatic ecosystems (especially ponds!), quantitative methods (I’m a bit of a R nerd) and all things spatial. I investigate a wide range of pure and applied ecological questions and employ a combination of laboratory, field and modelling approaches to my research.
I am also a Director of The Wildlife Information Centre, the environmental records centre for central Scotland and Associate Editor (Freshwater) for Aquatic Conservation: Marine & Freshwater Ecosystems.
I am always interested in hearing from potential research students or collaborators, so if you want to get in touch, see the Contact information.
Members of the research group
Evaluating the landscape-scale benefits of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) for freshwater biodiversity
Developing evidence-based guidelines on surveying and mitigation against impacts of infrastructure projects for the protected European badger Meles meles
Investigating the pathways and mechanisms of methane derived carbon in upland streams
Quantifying Antibiotic Resistance and Antibiotic Resistance Selective Chemicals In The River Almond Catchment Area
Investigating drivers of seagrass loss in Kenya and testing local soluations to seagrass conservation
Assesment of nubian ibex genetic diversity in Oman