Neil James

Doctor

  • United Kingdom

  • 154 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
20062020

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Personal profile

Research expertise

My research aims to provide advice regarding renewable bio-energy to remote, rural communities as part of BioPAD (BioEnergy Proliferation and Deployment). I have previously worked on other Northern Periphery Programme projects including RASLRES (Regional Approaches to Stimulating Local Renewable Energy Solutions), and CoastAdapt which focused on how coastal communities can adapt to future impacts of climate change. Before arriving in the Highlands, my work has varied in terms of species, environments, and scales; from work on terrestrial birds of North America, to amphibians on Scottish mountains, and marine zooplankton across the globe.

I maintain a broad interest in macroecology, particularly the large scale determinants of species richness, abundance, and distribution. Most recently my research has focussed on how temperature, through its influence on physiological and ecological process, impacts zooplankton and determines the structure of the planktonic food-web. I am also interested in zooplankton ecology, planktonic ecosystem and food-web dynamics, and climate change.

Neil is responsible for coordinating ERI’s activity concerning Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme projects.

I am also the postgraduate coordinator here at the ERI, providing a local contact point for information for students, supervisors and other staff involved in postgraduate activities.

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Neil is the project coordinator for Circular Ocean, a €1.5million project funded by the EU’s Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme and responsible for the operational management overall financial administration and accounting of the project. Circular Ocean is focussed on the impact of environmental contamination and seeks to developing innovative and sustainable solutions for marine plastic waste. Through transnational collaboration and eco-innovation Circular Ocean will develop, share and test new sustainable solutions to incentivise the elimination, collection and, reprocessing of discarded fishing nets and assist the movement towards a more circular economy. I also have a particular interest in the presence, magnitude and effects of plastic contamination of aquatic environments. Circular Ocean won the prestigious EU RegioStars 2016 inaugural Public Choice Award and was a finalist in the Sustainable Growth category.

http://www.circularocean.eu/about/

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, British Antarctic Survey

Award Date: 1 Jan 2009

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Research Output

  • 154 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 5 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Review article

Proposing a Method for Calculating an Oil Vulnerability Index for the Arctic Seabirds

O'Hanlon, N. J., Bond, A., Masden, E. & James, N., 10 Mar 2020, Arctic Marine Sustainability: Arctic Maritime Businesses and the Resilience of the Marine Environment. Springer, p. 73-94 21 p.

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  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Monitoring nest incorporation of anthropogenic debris by Northern Gannets across their range

    O'Hanlon, N. J., Bond, A. L., Lavers, J. L., Masden, E. A. & James, N. A., 1 Dec 2019, In : Environmental Pollution. 255, Part 1, p. 113152 113152.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Citations (Scopus)

    Concept for a hyperspectral remote sensing algorithm for floating marine macro plastics

    Goddijn-Murphy, L., Peters, S., van Sebille, E., James, N. & Gibb, S., Jan 2018, In : Marine Pollution Bulletin. 126, p. 255–262 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • 20 Citations (Scopus)
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    Press / Media

    Scottish project to protect world's birds calls on citizen scientists

    Neil James

    20/07/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Project aims to learn about impact of plastics on birds

    Neil James

    20/07/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Appeal for images of nests built with plastic

    Neil James

    19/07/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Public asked to help with research into impact of plastics on birds

    Neil James

    19/07/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research