Sally Rouse


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Research expertise

My research interests centre on problems in benthic ecology, marine biodiversity and the mitigation of anthropogenic impacts on the marine environment. Specifically, I am interested in the physical and chemical drivers of growth and productivity, and how these may be manipulated on artificial installations to maximise the benefit to coastal ecosystems. I also have wider interests in marine biodiversity, taxonomy and systematics.

My PhD project was entitled "Quantifying benthic secondary productivity on artificial structure: maximising the benefit of marine renewable energy devices". It involved understanding the performance of artificial reefs, in terms of productivity, has been identified as one of the pressing research needs in relation to the ecological impacts of offshore renewables and is of fundamental interest to my PhD.

Cuttings of the bioindicator bryozoan Flustra foliacea will be collected and redeployed to the Loch Linnhe Reef, a 6200 tonne multi-modular, purpose-built underwater experimental matrix located off the west coast of Scotland. Variations in the growth of these colonies will be linked to variations in the food supply, as a function of flow interactions and sedimentation on, or within, a single reef unit (e.g. height on the reef), and between different reef units.

  1. E-pub ahead of print
  2. Published

    A checklist of marine bryozoan taxa in Scottish sea regions

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. E-pub ahead of print

    Offshore pipeline decommissioning: scale and context

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Frequent Journals

  1. Marine Ecology-Pubblicazioni Della Stazione Zoologica Di Napoli i

    ISSNs: 0173-9565


    Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.74 SJR 0.8 SNIP 0.803


  2. ICES Journal of Marine Science

    ISSNs: 1054-3139

    Oxford University Press

    Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.22 SJR 1.591 SNIP 1.271


  3. Underwater Technology

    ISSNs: 1756-0543

    Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.58


  4. Marine Pollution Bulletin

    ISSNs: 0025-326X

    Elsevier Inc.

    Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 4.01 SJR 1.215 SNIP 1.305


  5. BioInvasions Records

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2242-1300

    Regional Euro-Asian Biological Invasions Centre

    Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.25 SJR 0.518 SNIP 0.692


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  1. Dianne McLean

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  2. MASTS/SUT Wreck Removal and Decommissioning Workshop

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference

  3. Society for Underwater Technology (External organisation)

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

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