This Forum provides an integrated platform to promote the enhanced understanding of environmental stress, both natural and anthropogenic, on aquatic organisms and ecosystems in general. It is a centre for dialogue across the aquatic stressors community, offering expertise, knowledge exchange and resources.
Environmental stress is any physical, chemical or biological factor that requires an energy consumptive compensation response by affected organisms, thus placing constraints on the productivity and development of ecosystems. The wide range of possible stressors, including noise, electrical fields, oil and oilfield chemicals, nanomaterials and plastic microparticles and litter, means that to understand and mitigate the impact of stress a multidisciplinary approach is required.
– Heriot-Watt University
Associate Professor | School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society
Interests: Freshwater (FW) ecotoxicology & protection of FW biota from threatening processes | Use of environmentally realistic exposure scenarios
– Edinburgh Napier University
Professor of Marine Ecology | Head of the ENU Centre for Conservation and Restoration Science (CCRS)
Interests: Coastal ecosystems | Benthic marine invertebrates | Responses to environmental change
Catriona Harris (University of St Andrews), Hannah Anderson (Marine Directorate), Mark Hartl (Heriot-Watt University), Matthew Wale (Edinburgh Napier University) and Sinead Collins (University of Edinburgh).
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