Roger Herbert

Dr Roger Herbert

  • 01202 965908
  • rherbert at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Principal Academic in Coastal & Marine Biology
  • Christchurch House C238b, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

I have always been passionate about the sea and its exploration and had a career in outdoor education prior to joining Bournemouth University. Much of my current research and teaching is focussed on the impact of environmental change on inshore marine ecosystems and marine conservation.

When not on the water in the context of my research I am often to be found in a kayak or sailing my Wayfarer dinghy!

Research

My research focus is on factors that affect the distribution of coastal, intertidal and subtidal species and habitats. Much of my work is applied in the sense that the research focus is on issues associated with the impact of environmental change and approaches to conservation. This includes responses to the creation and management of Marine Protected Areas, ecotoxicology, the ecology and management of marine invasive species, the sensitive design of new structures to facilitate colonisation and increase marine biodiversity and the impact of climate change on inshore marine ecosystems.

Current Projects include: Long term change of climate indicator species in the English Channel; invasion biology and colonisation of novel structures including Boscombe Artificial Surf Reef. The ecology and management of coastal lagoons and salinas in UK and Europe.

I have PhD students investigating the impact of a variety of disturbances on the coastal food web. These include the impact of wild settlement of the invasive Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) on intertidal ecosystems, the impact of green macro-algal mats on intertidal invertebrates and coastal birds in Poole Harbour, the impact of fisheries and recreational disturbances on invertebrates and coastal birds within protected areas and the ecology and impact of inshore structures.

Favourites

  • Herbert, R.J.H., Humphreys, J., Davies, C.J., Roberts, C., Fletcher, S. and Crowe, T.P., 2016. Ecological impacts of non-native Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) and management measures for protected areas in Europe. BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION, 25 (14), 2835-2865.
  • Herbert, R.J.H., Willis, J., Jones, E., Ross, K., Huebner, R., Humphreys, J., Jensen, A. and Baugh, J., 2012. Invasion in tidal zones on complex coastlines: modelling larvae of the non-native Manila clam, Ruditapes philippinarum, in the UK. Journal of Biogeography, 39, 585-599.
  • Keith, S., Herbert, R.J.H., Norton, P., Hawkins, S.J. and Newton, A., 2011. Individualistic species limitations of climate-induced range expansions generated by meso-scale dispersal barriers. Diversity and Distributions, 17, 275-286.
  • Herbert, R.J.H., Southward, A.J., Clarke, R.T., Sheader, M. and Hawkins, S.J., 2009. Persistent border: an analysis of the geographic boundary of an intertidal species. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 379, 135-150.
  • Hawkins, S.J., Herbert, R.J.H. et al., 2016. Impacts and effects of ocean warming on intertidal rocky habitats. In: Laffoley, D. and Baxter, J.M., eds. Explaining ocean warming: Causes, scale, effects and consequences.Full report. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN, 147-176.

Journal Articles

  • Chiesa, S., Lucentini, L., Freitas, R., Nonnis Marzano, F., Breda, S., Figueira, E., Caill-Milly, N., Herbert, R.J.H., Soares, A.M.V.M. and Argese, E., 2017. A history of invasion: COI phylogeny of Manila clam Ruditapes philippinarum in Europe. Fisheries Research, 186, 25-35.
  • Herbert, R.J.H., Humphreys, J., Davies, C.J., Roberts, C., Fletcher, S. and Crowe, T.P., 2016. Ecological impacts of non-native Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) and management measures for protected areas in Europe. BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION, 25 (14), 2835-2865.
  • Herbert, R.J.H., Ma, L., Marston, A., Farnham, W.F., Tittley, I. and Cornes, R.C., 2016. The calcareous brown alga Padina pavonica in southern Britain: population change and tenacity over 300 years. Marine Biology, 163 (3), 1-15.
  • Stafford, R., Williams, R.L. and Herbert, R.J.H., 2015. Simple, policy friendly, ecological interaction models from uncertain data and expert opinion. Ocean and Coastal Management, 118, 88-96.
  • Bowgen, K.A., Stillman, R.A. and Herbert, R.J.H., 2015. Predicting the effect of invertebrate regime shifts on wading birds: insights from Poole Harbour, UK. Biological Conservation, 186, 60-68.
  • Bray, D.J., Green, I., Golicher, D. and Herbert, R.J.H., 2015. Spatial variation of trace metals within intertidal beds of native mussels (Mytilus edulis) and non-native Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas): Implications for the food web? Hydrobiologia, 757 (1), 235-249.
  • Humphreys, J., Harris, M.R.C., Herbert, R.J.H., Farrell, P., Jensen, A. and Cragg, S.M., 2015. Introduction, dispersal and naturalization of the Manila clam Ruditapes philippinarum in British estuaries, 1980-2010. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 95 (6), 1163-1172.
  • Humphreys, J., Harris, M.R.C., Herbert, R.J.H., Farrell, P., Jensen, A. and Cragg, S.M., 2015. Introduction, dispersal and naturalization of the Manila clam Ruditapes philippinarum in British estuaries, 1980–2010. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.
  • Wood, C.A., Bishop, J.D.D., Davies, C.J., Delduca, E.L., Hatton, J.C., Herbert, R.J.H. and Clark, P.F., 2015. Hemigrapsus takanoi Asakura and Watanabe, 2005 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Grapsoidea): first records of the brush-clawed shore crab from Great Britain. Bioinvasions Records, 4.
  • Humphreys, J., Herbert, R.J.H., Roberts, C. and Fletcher, S., 2014. A reappraisal of the history and economics of the Pacific oyster in Britain. Aquaculture, 428-429, 117-124.
  • Bray, S., McVean, E.C., Nelson, A., Herbert, R.J.H., Hawkins, S.J. and Hudson, M., 2012. The regional recovery of Nucella lapillus populations from marine pollution, facilitated by man-made structures. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK, 92 (7), 1585-1594.
  • Herbert, R.J.H., Willis, J., Jones, E., Ross, K., Huebner, R., Humphreys, J., Jensen, A. and Baugh, J., 2012. Invasion in tidal zones on complex coastlines: modelling larvae of the non-native Manila clam, Ruditapes philippinarum, in the UK. Journal of Biogeography, 39, 585-599.
  • Fletcher, S., Saunders, J. and Herbert, R.J.H., 2011. A review of the ecosystem services provided by broad-scale marine habitats in England’s MPA network. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 64, 378-383.
  • Herbert, R.J.H., 2011. Performance and habitat of the mantis shrimp Rissoides desmaresti (Stomatopoda: Squillidae) near the range border on the south coast of England. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 31, 416-423.
  • Griffin, R., Herbert, R.J.H. and Pearce, B., 2011. New UK recordings of the mantis shrimp, Rissoides desmaresti (Crustacea:Stomatopoda), provided by broad-scale mapping projects. Marine Biodiversity Records, 4 e80, 1-4.
  • Keith, S., Herbert, R.J.H., Norton, P., Hawkins, S.J. and Newton, A., 2011. Individualistic species limitations of climate-induced range expansions generated by meso-scale dispersal barriers. Diversity and Distributions, 17, 275-286.
  • Huebner, R., Astin, K.B. and Herbert, R.J.H., 2010. 'Heavy Metal' - time to move on from semantics to pragmatics? Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 12, 1511-1514.
  • Huebner, R., Astin, K.B. and Herbert, R.J.H., 2010. Dispersal and mobility of metal contamination across a saltmarsh from coastal landfill sites using ammonium nitrate extractions as an indicator. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 12, 740-747.
  • Herbert, R.J.H., Farnham, W. and Tittley, I., 2010. Reproduction and habitat of the marine alga Padina pavonica (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae) in the British Isles. Porcupine Newsletter, 28-29.
  • Huebner, R., Herbert, R.J.H. and Astin, K.B., 2010. Cadmium release caused by the die-back of the salt marsh cord grass Spartina anglica in Poole Harbour (UK). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 87, 553-560.
  • Hawkins, S.J., Herbert, R.J.H. et al., 2009. Consequences of climate-driven biodiversity changes for ecosystem functioning of North European rocky shores. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 396, 245-259.
  • Keith, S.A., Newton, A., Herbert, R.J.H., Morecroft, M.D. and Bealey, C.E., 2009. Non-analogous community formation in response to climate change. Journal for Nature Conservation, 17, 228-235.
  • Herbert, R.J.H., 2009. Isle of Wight Marine Biological Reports for 2007 and 2008. Proceedings of the Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Society, 24, 67-75.
  • Herbert, R.J.H. and Muxagata, E., 2009. Barnacles (Crustacea:Ciripedia) of the Solent and Isle of Wight. Proceedings of the Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Society, 24, 42-56.
  • Huebner, R., Astin, K.B. and Herbert, R.J.H., 2009. Comparison of Sediment Quality Guidelines (SQGs) for the Assessment of Metal Contamination in Marine and Estuarine Environments. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 11, 713-722.
  • Herbert, R.J.H., Crowe, T.P., Bray, S. and Sheader, M., 2009. Disturbance of intertidal soft sediment assemblages caused by swinging boat moorings. Hydrobiologia, 625, 105-116.
  • Herbert, R.J.H., Southward, A.J., Clarke, R.T., Sheader, M. and Hawkins, S.J., 2009. Persistent border: an analysis of the geographic boundary of an intertidal species. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 379, 135-150.
  • Hawkins, S.J., Moore, P.J., Burrows, M.T., Poloczanska, E., Mieszkowska, N., Herbert, R.J.H., 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 Communities to Recent Climate Change. Climate Research, 37, 123-133.
  • Cooksley, R.C. and Herbert, R.J.H., 2008. The Freshwater Fauna of the Pan Streams, Newport, Isle of Wight. Proceedings of the Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Society, 23, 189-201.
  • Herbert, R.J.H., Southward, A.J., Sheader, M. and Hawkins, S.J., 2007. Influence of Recruitment and Temperature on Distribution of Intertidal Barnacles in the English Channel. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK, 87, 487-499.
  • Herbert, R.J.H., 2007. Isle of Wight Marine Biological Report for 2005 & 2006. Proceedings of the Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Society, 22, 197-200.
  • Herbert, R.J.H. and Hawkins, S.J., 2006. Effect of Rock Type on the Recruitment and Early Mortality of the Barnacle Chthamalus Montagui. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 334, 96-108.
  • Mieszkowska, N., Herbert, R.J.H. et al., 2006. Marine Biodiversity and Climate Change: Assessing and Predicting the Influence of Climate Change Using Intertidal Rocky Shore Biota. Marine Biological Association Occasional Publication, 20.
  • Herbert, R.J.H., 2006. Isle of Wight Marine Biological Report for 2003 & 2004. Proceedings of the Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Society, 21, 27-31.
  • Herbert, R.J.H., Hawkins, S.J., Sheader, M. and Southward, A.J., 2003. Range Extension and Reproduction of the Barnacle Balanus Perforatus in the Eastern English Channel. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK, 83, 73-82.
  • Herbert, R.J.H., 2003. Isle of Wight Marine Biological Reports for 2001 & 2002. Proceedings of the Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Society, 19, 55-56.
  • Herbert, R.J.H., 2001. Isle of Wight Marine Biological Reports for 2000. Proceedings of the Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Society, 17, 37-38.
  • Herbert, R.J.H., 2001. Recent Observations of the Mantis Shrimp Rissoides Desmaresti from the Solent. Porcupine Newsletter, 9, 12-15.
  • Herbert, R.J.H., 2001. Estuaries and Climate Change. Porcupine Newsletter, 9, 11-12.

Chapters

  • Hawkins, S.J., Herbert, R.J.H. et al., 2016. Impacts and effects of ocean warming on intertidal rocky habitats. In: Laffoley, D. and Baxter, J.M., eds. Explaining ocean warming: Causes, scale, effects and consequences.Full report. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN, 147-176.
  • Herbert, R., Neves, R. and Herbert, R.J.H., 2015. Management for biodiversity conservation: Breeding sites management - a few examples for structures and species. In: Godet, L. and Menanteau, L., eds. Biodiversity of salinas and Ecotourism. CNRS LETG-Nantes Geolittomer ECOSAL ATLANTIS, 148-151.
  • Herbert, R.J.H. and Bamber, R., 2015. Management for Biodiversity Conservation: Managing salinas and saline lagoons for invertebrates. In: Godet, L. and Menanteau, L., eds. Biodiversity of Salinas and Ecotourism. CNRS LETG-Nantes Geolittomer Project ECOSAL ATLANTIS, 152-159.
  • Herbert, R.J.H., Bray, S. and Hawkins, S.J., 2000. Use of the Dog-whelk Nucella lapillus as a bio-indicator of Tributyltin (TBT) contamination in the Solent and around the Isle of Wight. In: Collins, M. and Ansell, K., eds. Solent Science: A Review. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 307-310.

Conferences

  • Herbert, R. and hodder, 2017. The ‘Nature Table’: assessing species identification skills amongst post-graduate students. In: CELebrate2017: Assessment and Feedback Conference 13 June 2017 Bournemouth.
  • Franklin, D., Harris, M.R.C., Humphreys, J., Chapman, I.J., Herbert, R., Jensen, A. and Purdie, D., 2017. Investigating the sustainability of the Poole Harbour Manila clam fishery; phytoplankton seasonality and its relationship with clam condition index. In: Marine Protected Areas. Science, Policy & Management 15-17 May 2017 Poole.
  • Herbert, R., Watson, S., Newton, A., Esteves, L., Thornton, A., Grandfield, F., Rivers, E. and Bastidas, A., 2017. Linking environment and economy: Poole Harbour as a case study. In: Marine Protected Areas: Science, Policy & Management 15-17 May 2017 Poole.
  • Clarke, L., Herbert, R. and Stillman, R., 2017. Benthic impacts of a novel, non-native shellfishery in a marine protected area. In: Marine Protected Areas. Science, Policy & Management 15 May-17 June 2017 Poole Dorset.
  • Bone, J., Rubuffo, J., Hughes, J. and Herbert, R., 2017. The discovery of a rare habitat and vulnerable species in Poole Harbour. In: BCUR17 25-26 April 2017 Bournemouth.
  • Herbert, R.J.H., 2016. Emerging and Novel Inshore Fisheries: Research and Management. In: Emerging and Novel Inshore Fisheries: Research and Management 17 May 2016 Bournemouth University.
  • Hall, A., Herbert, R.J.H., Britton, R. and Thomas, B., 2016. How persistent are assemblages upon wooden and rock groyne “reefs”? In: International Temperate Reef Symposium 26 June-30 August 2016 Pisa, Italy.
  • Herbert, R.J.H., Davies, C. and Stillman, R.A.S., 2016. Observations of bird usage and feeding behaviour in cleared and un-cleared areas of Pacific oyster reef. In: Emerging and Novel Shellfisheries: Research and Management 18 May-17 August 2016 Bournemouth University.
  • Herbert, R.K.H., Boyd, I. and Hall, A., 2016. Making space for water on coastal infrastructure. In: Greening to improve asset resilience of estuarine and coastal assets 4 February-4 August 2016 Glasgow University.
  • Herbert, R.J.H., Ross, K., Moody, C., Cruz, T., Neves, R. and Stillman, R.A., 2015. Broad-scale patterns of aquatic biodiversity associated with man-made structures and landscapes: Benthic invertebrate assemblages of Atlantic saltworking sites. In: Aquatic Biodiversity and Ecosystems Conference 30 August-4 September 2015 Liverpool.
  • Thornton, A., Herbert, R.J.H., Stillman, R.A.S. and Franklin, D., 2015. Does nutrient pollution transform upper trophic levels of estuarine food webs? In: ECSA 55: 55th Conference of Estuarine Coastal Sciences Association 6 September 2015-9 September 2016 ExCel Exhibition Centre Royal Victoria Dock London.
  • Thornton, A., Stillman, R.A., Franklin, D.J., Burton, S. and Herbert, R.J.H., 2015. “Think I’ll go eat worms?”: does nutrient pollution transform upper trophic levels of estuarine food webs? In: Aquatic Biodiversity & Ecosystems Conference: Evolution, interaction and global change 30 August-4 September 2015 Liverpool.
  • Chiesa, S., Lucentini, L., Marzano, F.N., Breda, S., Figueira, E., Filonzi, L., Vaghi, M., Caill-Milly, N., Herbert, R.J.H. and Soares, A., 2014. GENOTYPING OF MANILA CLAM Venerupis philippinarum: SUCCESSES AND PITFALLS. In: Aquaculture Europe 2014 14-17 October 2014 Donostia–San Sebastián, Spain - October 14-17, 2014.
  • Herbert, R., 2014. Wild Pacific oysters in southern UK. In: Oyster Workshop, Irish Sea Fisheries Board 20-21 March 2014 Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland.
  • Stafford, R., Williams, R.L. and Herbert, R.J.H., 2014. Creating predictive models of community structure and change in marine systems by combining sparse data and expert opinion. In: Estuarine Coastal Sciences Association 54th Conference. 11-16 May 2014 Sesimbra, Portugal.
  • Herbert, R., 2012. Biodiversity Guidelines for saltworking sites in the Atlantic area. In: ECOSAL ATLANTIS 21-22 November 2012 Vitoria-Gasteiz , Spain.
  • Saunders, J., Herbert, R.J.H., McInlay, E., Pegg, J., Villasmil, I., Fletcher, S., Bowles, A. and Pearson, A., 2011. Ecosystem services provided by Englands Marine Conservation Zone Network. In: Wold Conference on Marine Biodiversity 26-30 September 2011 Aberdeen, Scotland (UK).
  • Willis, J. and Herbert, R.J.H., 2010. Clam connectivity, supply and invasion. In: 45th European Marine Biology Symposium 23-27 August 2010 School of Life Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.
  • Keith, S., Herbert, R.J.H. and Newton, A., 2010. Impact of sea level rise on marine larval connectivity and implications for optimal design of marine protected area networks. In: 9th International Larval Biology Symposium, 23-27 August 2010 Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Kim, J., Shaw, E., Chern, G. and Herbert, R., 2007. Novel Tools for Assessing Student Discussions: Modeling threads and participant roles using speech act and course topic analysis. IOS Press, 590-592.
  • Ross, K.E., Herbert, R.J.H., Stillman, R.A. and Willis, J.. Predicting regional scale benthic community structure in a soft sediment intertidal habitat. In: Marine Biological Associate Postgraduate Conference 21-24 May 2012 Cork, Ireland.

Reports

Posters

  • Hall, A., Britton, J.R., Thomas, B., Herbert, R. and Hull, S., 2017. Can ecological enhancement be used to improve artificial structures within marine protected areas? In: Marine Protected Areas. Science, Policy & Management, Poole 15-17 May 2017.
  • Wilcocks, A., Clarke, L., Herbert, R. and Clark, R., 2017. Managing bivalve fisheries in English marine protected areas. In: Marine Protected Areas. Science, Policy & Management, Poole 15-17 May 2017.
  • Rubuffo, J., Bone, J., Hughes, R. and Herbert, R., 2017. A new lagoon on Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour. In: Marine Protected Areas. Science, Policy & Management, Poole May 15-17 2017.
  • White, S., Watson, G. and Herbert, R., 2017. Examining drivers of change in intertidal mudflat communities within Solent Marine Protected Areas. In: Marine Protected Areas. Science, Policy & Management, Poole May 15-17 2017.
  • Thornton, A., Herbert, R., Stillman, R.A. and Franklin, D., 2017. The impact of green macroalgal mats on overwintering wading birds: a top predator within an estuarine SPA ecosystem. In: Marine Protected Areas. Science, Policy & Management, Poole 15-17 May 2017.

PhD Students

  • Leo Clarke (Harvesting invertebrates from coastal habitats: consequences for the invertebrates, their habitats and bird predators)
  • Alice Hall (Can inshore structures halt marine biodiversity loss? Quantifying spatial and temporal retationships between inshore structures and biodiversity e.g. piers, breakwaters and groyns)
  • Catherine Collop (Impact of disturbance on wading birds)
  • Kathryn Bowgen (Development of individual based models of water bird feeding in intertidal marine ecosystems)
  • Ann Thornton (Impact of green algal mats on invertebrate ecology and feeding of water birds)
  • Kathryn Ross (Environmental change in intertidal systems and lagoons, with particular reference to bird feeding ecology)

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Conservation in Practice
  • Marine Taxonomy and Habitat Survey
  • Field Ecology Skills

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Marine Geography
  • Ecology & Ecosystems Management
  • Marine Conservation
  • Field Research Environment

Grants

  • Assessment of Bird Prey Availability Chichester Harbour (Natural England, 01 Oct 2012). Awarded
  • Sea Angling Survey (Southern Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority, 01 Jan 2012). Awarded
  • Can an Artificial Surf Reef make a significant contribution to sustainable inshore fisheries? (Marine Management Organisation, 01 Jul 2011). Awarded
  • The Pacific Oyster (Crassostera gigas) in the UK: Economic, Legal and Environmental Issues Associated with its Cultivation, Wild Establishment and Exploitation (Shellfish Association of Great Britain, 01 May 2011). Awarded
  • Ecosystem Services of Marine Protected Areas (Natural England, 01 Jan 2011). Awarded
  • Manila Clam Reproduction in Poole Harbour (Marine Maritime Organisation, 01 Aug 2010). Awarded
  • Potential Impact ofManagements Measures of the Ecology and Ecosystem Services of Marine Protected Areas (Joint Nature Conservation Commitee (JNCC), 01 Aug 2010). Awarded
  • Intertidal Invertebrates and Biotopes of Poole Harbour SSSI and survey of Brownsea Island Lagoon (Natural England, 01 Aug 2009). Awarded
  • Colonisation of Boscombe Surf Reef (Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, 01 Aug 2009). Awarded
  • ECOSAL ATLANTIS (Interreg VIB, 01 Aug 2009). Awarded

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Society. Marine Recorder
  • Wildlife Trust Conservation Committeee

Conference Presentations

  • Species - near and far, 300 years of sustained observations of the alga Padina pavonica - a story so far, 30 March 2015, Portsmouth University
  • EcoSal Atlantis, Biodiveristy guidelines for saltworking sites, 21 November 2012, Vitoria, Spain

Qualifications

  • PG Cert Research Degree Supervision in Research Degree Supervision (Bournemouth University, 2007)
  • PGCE in Biology, Science and Outdoor Education (University of Leeds, 1981)
  • PhD in Marine Ecology (University of Southampton, 2001)

Memberships

  • Higher Education Academy, Fellow (2016-),
  • Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, Professional Member,
  • Porcupine Marine Natural History Society, Member (1993-),
  • Royal Society of Biology, Fellow (2015-),
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