Alex Seeney BSc.
Research Student


e-mail: alex.seeney@stir.ac.uk

Alex Seeney

Research

This project will study the effects of riparian invasive plants on the salmonid and invertebrate populations in rivers, and the mechanisms through which these effects operate.

The project aims specifically to identify the influence of riparian invasive plants on the abundance, age structure and persistence of native juvenile salmonid populations. Furthermore, the impacts of riparian plant type and cover on fluvial hydromorphology and local habitat suitability will be assessed. The mechanisms underpinning these changes will be identified and linked to the presence of riparian invasive plants where possible. The reversibility of these mechanisms will also be assessed.

 

PhD Project

Linkages between riparian invasive plants, hydromorphology and salmonid fish in Scottish rivers.

Funding: Scottish Natural Heritage and the University of Stirling

Supervison:Dr Colin Bull, University of Stirling. Dr Nigel Willby, University of Stirling. Dr Phil Boon (SNH)

Start Date:6th October 2014

Qualifications

MSc Freshwater and Coastal Science, QMUL (2012)
BSc Veterinary Science, RVC (2009)

   

Alex Seeney BSc.
Research Student


e-mail: alex.seeney@stir.ac.uk