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  • 2073 Parkstead House, Whitelands

19952020

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Research interests

  • Hyporheic zone ecology
  • Groundwater Ecology
  • Colonisation and succession of microcrustacean communities in new streams
  • Population dynamics of lotic meiofauna

Research projects

RECENT GRANTS AWARDED:

British Council- FAPESC 2017  How and why do ecosystem services differ between temperate and sub-tropical freshwater systems? (£45,000)

RC-UK- CONFAP 2015 Comparing community size patterns and food web structure in eutrophic temperate and sub-tropical freshwater systems. (£75,000)

EC 2014 'HypoTRAIN: Hyporheic Zone Processes - A training network for enhancing the understanding of complexphysical, chemical and biological process interactions. 641939. >€3,000,000 (RU: €273,000)

2014 NERC research grant NE/M005151/1 'Groundwater flooding: Groundwater community recovery following an extreme recharge event'.

BGS joint research studentship Geological controls on groundwater fauna

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation (£76,000) 2008
Discovering the distribution and habitat requirements of groundwater animals in southwest England and Wales
Environment Agency (£7,000) 2008
Meiofaunal and zooplankton community development in the Jubilee River
Environment Agency (£14,500) 2007
Review of sub-surface ecology in England & Wales.
NERC CASE studentship (in partnership with Environment Agency) 2007
Towards an understanding of hydrogeologic controls on lowland hyporheic assemblages in the UK.
NERC research grant NE/E004 148/1v (£10878) 2006
The influence of major flood disturbance on river ecosystem evolution trajectories in recently deglaciated terrain (FLOODRESET)
Environment Agency (£45,000) 2003-2007
Meiofaunal and zooplankton community development in the Jubilee River

Teaching

PHD STUDENTS

Marie-Claire Danner

Effects of multiple anthropogenic stressors on freshwater ecosystems

Ignacio Peralta-Maraver

Hypotrain (MSCA-ITN): Links between productivity, flow paths and hotspots/ moments in the hyporheic zone

Damiano Weitowitz

Geological controls on groundwater fauna

FORMER STUDENTS

Octavian Pacioglu (awarded 2012)
Hyporheic assemblages and diffuse nitrate pollution in chalk river ecosystems.

Mark Dunscombe (awarded 2012)
Towards an understanding of hydrogeologic controls on lowland hyporheic assemblages in the UK.

Astrid Willener (awarded 2014)
The biomechanics and energetics of a common behaviour in poorly-adapted species: analyses of pedestrian locomotion in penguins.

Mike McDermott (awarded 2005)
Colonisation and succession of lotic meiofauna following glacial recession.

Roger Baker (awarded 2006)
Colonisation and succession of meiofauna in the Jubilee River

Barbara Hancock (awarded 2008)
The physical and biological factors affecting meiofauna in the Jubilee River

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Research Output

Anthropogenic flow intermittency shapes food-web topology and community delineation in Mediterranean rivers

Peralta-Maraver, I., López-Rodríguez, M. J., Robertson, A. L. & Figueroa, J. M. T. D., 20 Jun 2020, In : INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF HYDROBIOLOGY.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Antibiotic Pollution in Surface Fresh Waters: Occurrence and Effects

Danner, M-C., Robertson, A., Behrends, V. & Reiss, J., 10 May 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 664, p. 793-804 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Comparing biotic drivers of litter breakdown across stream compartments

Peralta-Maraver, I., Perkins, D., Thompson, M. S. A., Fussmann, K. E., Reiss, J. & Robertson, A., 29 Apr 2019, In : JOURNAL OF ANIMAL ECOLOGY.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Is the hyporheic zone relevant beyond the scientific community?

Lewandowski, J., Arnon, S., Banks, E., Batelaan, O., Betterle, A., Broecker, T., Coll, C., Drummond, J. D., Garcia, J. G., Galloway, J., Gomez-Velez, J., Grabowski, R. C., Herzog, S. P., Hinkelmann, R., Höhne, A., Hollender, J., Horn, M. A., Jaeger, A., Krause, S., Prats, A. L. & 22 others, Magliozzi, C., Meinikmann, K., Mojarrad, B. B., Mueller, B. M., Peralta-Maraver, I., Popp, A. L., Posselt, M., Putschew, A., Radke, M., Raza, M., Riml, J., Robertson, A., Rutere, C., Schaper, J. L., Schirmer, M., Schulz, H., Shanafield, M., Singh, T., Ward, A. S., Wolke, P., Wörman, A. & Wu, L., 2019, In : Water (Switzerland).

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Thesis

An investigation into the distribution of obligate groundwater animals (stygobites) in England and Wales

Author: Weitowitz, D., 30 May 2017

Supervisor: Robertson, A. (Supervisor), Maurice, L. (External person) (Supervisor), Bloomfield, J. (External person) (Supervisor) & Reiss, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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The influence of hydrogeology and the Devensian glaciation on hyporheic communities of the UK

Author: Dunscombe, M., 26 Jun 2012

Supervisor: Robertson, A. (Supervisor), Shaw, P. (Supervisor) & Brierley, B. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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Uncovering the onshore life of king penguins via energy expenditures: understanding their physiological stress response and the biomechanics of their pedestrian locomotion

Author: Willener, A. S. T., 6 Jun 2014

Supervisor: Robertson, A. (Supervisor), Halsey, L. (Supervisor), Handrich, Y. (External person) (Supervisor) & Strike, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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