Prof Mike Burrows

Scottish Association for Marine Science UHI
tel: 01631 559 237

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Responses of global marine ecosystems to climate change as long term trends and heatwaves, with special emphasis on Scotland's coastal species and habitats, including their ability to store carbon ("blue carbon")

Shifts in species distributions (the velocity of climate) and changes in relative abundance of warm and cold water species

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Since the 1980s, Mike's research has focussed on the environmental influences on animals and plants of sandy and rocky seashores. An early interest in the effects of changing temperatures from year to year has proved prescient. His most work has applied knowledge of changes in seashore species to understanding global responses of biodiversity (plankton and fishes) to climate change.

Current research

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