• SAMS, Scottish Marine Institute, Oban, Argyll, PA37 1QA

    United Kingdom

  • United Kingdom

  • 5976 Citations
  • 37 h-Index
19942019
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Research expertise

My research goal is to scale up from the ecology of individual animals and plants to populations, communities and ultimately whole ecosystems. I do this by a) studying the behaviour of animals and the fate of plants at the scale of individual organisms, and using this information to predict how groups of individuals might perform; b)  documenting ecosystem-scale patterns in biodiversity, and to link these patterns with important environmental variables like water flow or food supply; and c) making ecological models that try to unify processes acting at different scales into a holistic understanding of ecosystems

Most of this work is set in between the tidemarks on rocky shores and sandy beaches among the habitats and species I know best.

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Research Output 1994 2019

8 Citations (Scopus)
29 Downloads (Pure)

A global assessment of marine heatwaves and their drivers

Holbrook, N. J., Scannell, H. A., Sen Gupta, A., Benthuysen, J. A., Feng, M., Oliver, E. C. J., Alexander, L. V., Burrows, M. T., Donat, M. G., Hobday, A. J., Moore, P. J., Perkins-kirkpatrick, S. E., Smale, D. A., Straub, S. C. & Wernberg, T., 14 Jun 2019, In : Nature Communications. 10, 2624 (2019).

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Military Personnel
Climate
climate
Satellites
Oceans and Seas
42 Citations (Scopus)
269 Downloads (Pure)

Marine heatwaves threaten global biodiversity and the provision of ecosystem services

Smale, D. A., Wernberg, T., Oliver, E. C. J., Thomsen, M., Harvey, B. P., Straub, S. C., Burrows, M. T., Alexander, L. V., Benthuysen, J. A., Donat, M. G., Feng, M., Hobday, A. J., Holbrook, N. J., Perkins-kirkpatrick, S. E., Scannell, H. A., Sen Gupta, A., Payne, B. L. & Moore, P. J., 4 Mar 2019, In : Nature Climate Change. 9, 4, p. 306-312 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Open Access
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ecosystem service
biodiversity
Indian Ocean
coexistence
warming
29 Downloads (Pure)

Multinational, integrated approaches to forecasting and managing the impacts of climate change on intertidal species

Mieszkowska, N., Benedetti-cecchi, L., Burrows, M., Mangano, M., Queirós, A., Seuront, L. & Sarà, G., 21 Mar 2019, In : Marine Ecology-Progress Series. 613, p. 247-252 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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integrated approach
climate change
time series analysis
mitigation
observatory

Ocean community warming responses explained by thermal affinities and temperature gradients

Burrows, M., Bates, A. E., Costello, M., Edwards, M., Edgar, G., Fox, C., Halpern, B. S., Hiddink, J. G., Pinsky, M., Batt, R., Garcia Molinos, J., Payne, B. L., Schoeman, D., Stuart-Smith, R. & Poloczanska S, E., 25 Nov 2019, In : Nature Climate Change. 9, p. 959-963 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

temperature gradient
warming
ocean
community
redistribution
1 Citation (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Projected Marine Heatwaves in the 21st Century and the Potential for Ecological Impact

Oliver, E. C. J., Burrows, M. T., Donat, M. G., Sen Gupta, A., Alexander, L. V., Perkins-kirkpatrick, S. E., Benthuysen, J. A., Hobday, A. J., Holbrook, N. J., Moore, P. J., Thomsen, M. S., Wernberg, T. & Smale, D. A., 4 Dec 2019, In : Frontiers in Marine Science. 6, 12 p., 734.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Aquatic ecosystems
twenty first century
ecological impact
Climate models
climate models

Activities 1991 2011

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Michael Burrows (Participant)
2011 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Scottish Marine Biodiversity Evening hosted by SNH

Michael Burrows (Speaker)
2010 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

Expert Workshop on Indicators for Good Environmental Status for Marine Waters, 29-31 Mar 2011

Michael Burrows (Member)
Nov 2010 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Membership of public/government advisory/policy group or panel

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Michael Burrows (Participant)
2009 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Unknown workshop

Michael Burrows (Participant)
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Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Thesis

Larval dispersal and population connectivity: implications for offshore renewable energy structures

Author: Miller, R., 29 Nov 2013

Supervisor: Burrows, M. (Supervisor), Fox, C. (Supervisor) & Inall, M. (Supervisor)

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

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Distribution and dispersal of the non-native caprellid amphipod, Caprella mutica Schurin 1935

Author: Ashton, G. V., 28 Feb 2007

Supervisor: Cottier-Cook, E. (Supervisor), Willis, K. J. (Supervisor) & Burrows, M. (Supervisor)

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

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Large-scale forcing of coastal communities

Author: Shelmerdine, R. L., 17 Apr 2007

Supervisor: Burrows, M. (Supervisor) & Hughes, D. (Supervisor)

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

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The Impact of Fishing on Populations of Deep-water Chondrichthyan Fishes of the Northeast Atlantic

Author: Crozier, P., 17 Jul 2006

Supervisor: Burrows, M. (Supervisor), Batty, R. S. (Supervisor) & Swan, S. (Supervisor)

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

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