Dr Pippa Moore
Lecturer in Aquatic Biology and Leader of the Genome Diversity Theme
- BS31510 Marine Biology Field Course
- BS30710 Freshwater Biology Field Course
- BS32930 Honours Project
- BS32720 Population and Community Ecology
- BS25520 Marine biology
My research interests primarily lie in understanding how shallow -water marine systems are structured and function.
Climate impacts research
Climate change is considered one of the biggest threats to global biodiversity leading to changes in assemblage structure, ecosystem functioning and goods and services natural systems provide. Using a range of approaches my research focuses on the impacts of global warming and ocean acidification on marine biodiversity. In particular, I am interested in how these environmental stresses affect key ecosystem processes (e.g. predator-prey, plant-herbivore and competitive interactions) and the consequences for shallow-water assemblage structure and functioning.
Biological habitat enhancement of engineered structures
Coastal and offshore engineered structures are increasingly being used in order to enable society to adapt to and mitigate the effects of anthropogenic climate change. These structures often provide a hard substrate where previously there had been none and as such they can act as habitat for rocky reef marine species. These structures are, however, often lacking in the small to medium scale heterogeneity that enables natural assemblages to form. Working with colleagues from around the UK we are investigating the impacts of these structures on soft sediment assemblages and exploring methods to increase the amount of small to medium scale heterogeneity to facilitate the establishment of natural rocky shore assemblages. Such modifications will result in increased amenity value and could have structural and commercial benefits as well.
I graduated with a First Class BSc(Hons) degree in Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology from the University of Plymouth (2001) and subsequently completed a PhD in marine ecology and climate change (2005) through the Marine Biological Association and the University of Plymouth. Since completing my Phd I have undertaken research into the impacts of climate change on UK rocky shores (Marine Biological Association, UK 2005 – 2006) and coral reefs using ecological and palaeoecological approaches (University of Queensland, Australia 2006-2007), the feasibility of incorporating biological habitat enhancement in offshore and coastal engineering (University of Plymouth, UK 2007-2008) and investigating fisheries impacts on seagrass assemblages (Edith Cowan University, Western Australia 2008-2011).
- 10th Annual Marine Biology Conference, Aberystwyth University: 8th – 10th May 2013
- Penglais Campus Biolblitz: 11th May 2013
- Genome Diversity Theme
- Aquatic, Behavioural & Evolutionary Biology Research Group (ABEB)
- Ecology Research Group
- Pippa Moore Website
- IBERS Athena Swan Champion
- Burrows, M.T., Schoeman, D.S., Buckley, L.B., Moore, P., Poloczanska, E.S., Brander, K.M., Brown, C., Bruno, J.F., Duarte, C.M., Halpern, B.S., Holding, J., Kappel, C.V., Kiessling, W., O’Connor, M.I., Pandolfi, J.M., Parmesan, C., Schwing, F.B., Sydeman, W.J. and Richardson, A.J. (2011) The Pace Of Shifting Climate In Marine And Terrestrial Ecosystems. Science 334: 652-655
- Brown, C.J., Schoeman, D., Sydeman, W., Brander, K., Buckley, L., Burrows, M., Duarte, C.M., Moore, P. Pandolfi, J., Poloczanska, E., Venables, W. and Richardson, A.J. (2011) Quantitative approaches in climate change ecology. Global Change Biology 17: 3697-3713
- Wernberg, T., Russell, B.D., Moore, P.J., Ling, S.D., Smale, D.A., Campbell, A., Coleman, M.A., Steinberg, P.D., Kendrick, G.A. and Connell, S.D. (2011) Climate change impacts across a global hotspot of ocean warming and temperate reef biodiversity. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 400: 7-16
- Moore, P.J. Thompson, R.C. and Hawkins, S.J. (2011) Phenological changes in the reproduction of intertidal conspecific gastropods in response to climate warming. Global Change Biology 17: 709-719.
- Hawkins, S.J., Sugden, H.E., Mieszkowska, N., Moore, P.J., Poloczanska, E.S., Leaper, R., Herbert, R., Genner, M.J., Moschella, P.S., Thompson, R.C., Jenkins, S.R., Southward, A.J., and Burrows, M.T. (2009) Consequences of climate-driven biodiversity changes for ecosystem functioning. Marine Ecology Progress Series 396: 245-259.#
- Burrows, M.T., Harvey, R., Robb, L., Poloczanska, E.S., Mieszkowska, N., Moore, P., Leaper, R., Hawkins, S.J. and Beneddetti-Cecchi, L. (2009) Spatial scales of variance in distributions of intertidal species on complex coastlines: effects of region, dispersal mode and trophic level. Ecology 90: 1242-1252.
- Firth, L.B., Crowe, T.P, Moore, P., Thompson, R.C. and Hawkins, S.J. (2009) Predicting impacts of climate-induced range expansion: an experimental framework and a test involving key grazers on temperate rocky shores. Global Change Biology 15: 1413-1422.
- Hawkins, S.J., Moore, P., Burrows, M., Poloczanska, E., Mieszkowska, N., Jenkins, S.R., Thompson, R.C., Genner, M.J. and Southward A.J. (2008) Complex interactions in a rapidly changing world: responses of rocky shore species to recent climate change. Climate Research 37: 123-133.
- Jenkins, S., Moore, P., Burrows, M., Garbary, D., Hawkins, S., Ingolffson, A., Sebens, K., Snelgrove, P., Wethey, D. and Woodin, S. (2008). Comparisons of the ecology of shores across the North Atlantic: Does difference in players matter for process? Ecology 89(11): S3-S23.
- Moore, P., Hawkins, S.J., and Thompson, R.C. (2007). The role of biological habitat amelioration in altering the relative responses of congeneric species to climate change. Marine Ecology Progress Series 334: 11-19.
- Moore, P., Thompson, R.C. and Hawkins, S.J. (2007). Species identity affects the outcome of grazer interactions with algae. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 344: 170-180.
- Helmuth, B., Mieszkowska, N., Moore, P. and Hawkins, S.J. (2006). Living on the edge of two changing worlds: forecasting the responses of rocky intertidal ecosystems to climate change. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 37: 373-404 (Invited Review).
- Sims, D.W., Wearmouth, V.J., Southall, E.J., Hill, J., Moore, P., Rawlinson, K., Hutchinson, N., Budd, G.C., Metcalfe, J.D. and Morritt, D. (2006). Hunt warm, rest cool: Bioenergetic efficiency underlying diel vertical migration of a benthic shark. Journal of Animal Ecology 75: 176-190.
- Wernberg, T., Campbell, A., Coleman, M.A., Connell, S.D., Kendrick, G.A., Moore, P.J., Russell, B.D., Smale, D.A., Steinberg, P.D. (2009) Chapter 11. Macroalgae and temperate rocky reefs. In Report Card of Marine Climate Change for Australia; detailed scientific assessment, NCCARF Publication 05/09, ISBN 978-1-921609-03-9
- Hawkins, S.J., Hiscock, K., Masterson, P., Moore, P., Leaper, R. Mieszkowska, N., Burrows, M.T. and Southward A.J. (2007). Monitoring: long-term studies. In Encyclopaedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores (eds Mark W. Denny and Steve Gaines). Berkeley: University of California Press
- Contributor to the temperate rocky reefs and macroalgae section of the Marine Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Report Card (MaRC) for Australia (2009).
- Contributor to the 2006, 2007/2008 and 2009/2010 intertidal section of the Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) Annual Report Card.
- Burrows, M.T., Moore, P., Southward, A.J. and Hawkins S.J. (2009). Recommendations for intertidal Biodiversity Surveillance. Contract Report for the Joint Nature Conservation Committee from the Marine Biological Association. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association JNCC Contract F90-01-893.
- Mieszkowska, N., Leaper, R., Moore, P., Kendall, M.K. Burrows, M.T., Lear, D. Poloczanska, E., Moschella, P., Hiscock, K., Thompson, R.C., Herbert, R.J., Laffoley, D., Baxter, J., Southward, A.J. and Hawkins, S.J. (2005). Assessing and predicting the effects of climate change using intertidal rocky shore biota. MarClim Final Report. Occasional Report of the Marine Biological Association (20) 53p.