• Castle Street

    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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    Research Output

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Ecohydrological change following rewetting of a deep‐drained northern raised bog

    Gaffney, P. P. J., Hugron, S., Jutras, S., Marcoux, O., Raymond, S. & Rochefort, L., 1 Jul 2020, In : Ecohydrology. 13, 5, 15 p., ECO2210.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 8 Downloads (Pure)

    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

  • Activities

    Global Ecology and Conservation (Journal)

    Roxane Andersen (Peer reviewer)

    2020 → …

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

    A blanket to keep us cool: Restoration stories from the Flow Country

    Roxane Andersen (Speaker)

    12 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    A blanket to keep us cool: Restoration stories from the Flow Country

    Roxane Andersen (Speaker)

    19 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


    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)


    Investigating the foraging ecology of black guillemots Cepphus grylle in relation to tidal stream turbines and marine protected areas

    Author: Johnston, D. T., 5 Nov 2019

    Supervisor: Masden, E. (Supervisor), Furness, B. (Supervisor) & Robbins, A. M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by UHI)

    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)