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    KW14 7JD Thurso

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Research at the ERI currently focuses on three primary themes:

Environmental Contamination and Ecological Health

Ecosystems and the species that reside within them are susceptible to stressors. Globally, a myriad and ever increasing range of chemical contaminants are now present in our environment; and, natural stressors (such as rapid climate change) can also pose a major threat to biodiversity.

Carbon Water and Climate

The Highlands and Islands of Scotland are home to a range of diverse wild habitats with unique biodiversity attributes, many of which represent the last remnants of pristine environments left within the UK. In their natural state, they play critical roles in the regulation of water and in the local, regional and global regulation of climate, through sequestration and storage of carbon.

Renewable Energy and the Environment

A major issue in the development of all renewable energy industries are environmental uncertainties and concerns varying from “reliability of supply” linked to climate variability and vulnerability of the resource to fears of damage to the environment, fishing and tourism. In parallel with the economic redevelopment of the region, ERI will apply its environmental knowledge to assist in establishing sustainable industries sympathetic to the local environment and communities.

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    Profiles

    Photo of Roxane Andersen

    Roxane Andersen

    Person: Academic Research Active

    20062020
    No photo of Kenny Boyd
    20002019
    No photo of Barbara Brown

    Barbara Brown

    Person: Academic Research Active

    20062019

    Projects

    Research Output

  • Food Waste Management, Treatment and Disposal Options

    Hoornweg, D., Lougheed, S., Walker, M., Salemdeeb, R., Soma, T. & Reynolds, C., Jan 2020, Routledge Handbook of Food Waste. Reynolds, C., Soma, T., Spring, C. & Lazell, J. (eds.). Routledge, 12 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Identifying seaweed consumption by sheep using isotope analysis of their bones and teeth: Modern reference δ13C and δ15N values and their archaeological implications

    Mainland, I., Blanz, M., Taggart, M., Richards, M., Balasse, M., Ascough, P., Wolfhagen, J. & Feldmann, J., 23 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Archaeological Science.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Activities

    Global Ecology and Conservation (Journal)

    Roxane Andersen (Peer reviewer)
    2020 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    Peatland restoration in the era of climate change: a blanket to keep us cool?

    Roxane Andersen (Speaker)
    27 Nov 201929 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Peatland restoration stories from the Flow Country

    Roxane Andersen (Speaker)
    27 May 201929 May 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Impacts

    Motion raised in Scottis Parliament

    Stuart Gibb (Participant), Mark Taggart (Participant)

    Impact: Public policy Impacts

    Student theses

    The response of arthropod assemblages to peatland restoration in formerly afforested blanket bog

    Author: Fernandez, A. P., 29 Jan 2019

    Supervisor: Andersen, R. (Supervisor), Boyd, K. (Supervisor) & Smith, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)

    File

    Remediation and restoration of ocean exposed cliff-top, in the context of Dounreay (Scotland) nuclear power plant decommissioning

    Author: Braidwood, D., 4 May 2018

    Supervisor: Andersen, R. (Supervisor), Taggart, M. (Supervisor) & Smith, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)

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    The effects of bog restoration in formerly afforested peatlands on water quality and aquatic carbon fluxes

    Author: Gaffney, P. P. J., 19 Jul 2017

    Supervisor: Andersen, R. (Supervisor), Taggart, M. (Supervisor), Hancock, M. (Supervisor) & Robinson, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)

    File