Danielle Bridger

Danielle Bridger
University of Plymouth | UoP · Marine Institute

BSc, MRes

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October 2015 - October 2019
University of Plymouth
Position
  • PhD Student
August 2013 - October 2015
University of Plymouth
Position
  • Research Assistant

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Publications (10)
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With a growing human population and the need to protect our oceans from overfishing, there is a requirement for society to source alternative means of sustainable protein. Mussel aquaculture has rapidly expanded in many countries serving as an important supply of protein, but its development has been limited due to competition for coastal space and...
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Engineered structures in the open ocean are becoming more frequent with the expansion of the marine renewable energy industry and offshore marine aquaculture. Floating engineered structures function as artificial patch reefs providing novel and relatively stable habitat structure not otherwise available in the pelagic water column. The enhanced phy...
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Northeast coral gardens provide vital breeding and feeding habitats for fishes of conservation and commercial importance. Such habitats are increasingly at risk of destruction as a result of over fishing, ocean warming, acidification and marine litter. A key cause for concern regarding the vulnerability of coral gardens to damage from any source is...
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Under Article 6(2) of the European Union Habitats Directive competent authorities are required to take appropriate steps to avoid deterioration and significant disturbance to the qualifying interests of European sites such as SACs. Conservation of seagrass at these sites therefore requires a baseline of the status of the feature, a knowledge of nat...
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An experimental trial to mitigate dredging impact was undertaken within Falmouth Harbour, UK, removing a surface layer of dead maerl for storage on a barge and allowing the channel to be deepened before re-laying the maerl. The resilience (resistance and recovery) of the habitat and faunal assemblage to this disturbance was assessed. Six sites each...
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One explanation for animal personality is that different behavioural types derive from different life-history strategies. Highly productive individuals, with high growth rates and high fecundity, are assumed to live life at a fast pace showing high levels of boldness and risk taking, compared with less productive individuals. Here, we investigate a...
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When animals are observed on multiple occasions, consistent between-individual differences in behaviour, often referred to as animal personality, may be observed. However, this does not mean that the behaviour of a given individual is readily predictable. While some individuals show low levels of variation around their behavioural mean, others show...