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Jeremy (Jay) Piggott
Assistant Professor, Zoology

Biography

I am an Assistant Professor in Aquatic Biology in the School of Natural Sciences at Trinity College Dublin and Honorary Lecturer at the University of Otago (New Zealand). I have previously held research fellowships at the National University of Singapore (Singapore), Kyoto University (Japan), Imperial College London (UK) and Peking University (China). I currently serve as Associate Editor of the journals Limnology, Ecological Research and Journal of Applied Ecology, Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), Invited Editor of the EU funded AQUACOSM project (H2020-INFRAIA-project No 731065; https://www.aquacosm.eu), Management Committee of the EU COST Action DNAqua-NET (Developing new genetic tools for bioassessment of aquatic ecosystems in Europe; http://dnaqua.net), and on the working groups of FutureEarth (Biodiversity monitoring for ecosystem services) and the British Ecological Society (Ecological resilience in science & policy).

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Schafer, Ralf B. and Piggott, Jeremy J., Advancing understanding and prediction in multiple stressor research through a mechanistic basis for null models, Global Change Biology, 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Beermann, A.J. and Elbrecht, V. and Karnatz, S. and Ma, L. and Matthaei, C.D. and Piggott, J.J. and Leese, F., Multiple-stressor effects on stream macroinvertebrate communities: A mesocosm experiment manipulating salinity, fine sediment and flow velocity, Science of the Total Environment, 610-611, 2018, p961-971 Journal Article, 2018

Taniwaki, R.H. and Piggott, J.J. and Ferraz, S.F.B. and Matthaei, C.D., Climate change and multiple stressors in small tropical streams, Hydrobiologia, 793, (1), 2017, p41-53 Journal Article, 2017

Salis, R.K. and Bruder, A. and Piggott, J.J. and Summerfield, T.C. and Matthaei, C.D., High-throughput amplicon sequencing and stream benthic bacteria: Identifying the best taxonomic level for multiple-stressor research, Scientific Reports, 7, 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Hale, R. and Piggott, J.J. and Swearer, S.E., Describing and understanding behavioral responses to multiple stressors and multiple stimuli, Ecology and Evolution, 7, (1), 2017, p38-47 Journal Article, 2017

Magbanua, F.S. and Townsend, C.R. and Hageman, K.J. and Piggott, J.J. and Matthaei, C.D., Individual and combined effects of fine sediment and glyphosate herbicide on invertebrate drift and insect emergence: A stream mesocosm experiment, Freshwater Science, 35, (1), 2016, p139-151 Journal Article, 2016

Vasco Elbrecht and Arne J. Beermann and Gunnar Goessler and Janis Neumann and Ralph Tollrian and RÃ Â"diger Wagner and Andre Wlecklik and Jeremy J. Piggott and Christoph D. Matthaei and Florian Leese, Multiple-stressor effects on stream invertebrates: a mesocosm experiment manipulating nutrients, fine sediment and flow velocity, Freshwater Biology, 61, (4), 2016, p362--375 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Jackson, M.C. and Weyl, O.L.F. and Altermatt, F. and Durance, I. and Friberg, N. and Dumbrell, A.J. and Piggott, J.J. and Tiegs, S.D. and Tockner, K. and Krug, C.B. and Leadley, P.W. and Woodward, G., Recommendations for the Next Generation of Global Freshwater Biological Monitoring Tools, Advances in Ecological Research, 55, 2016, p615-636 Journal Article, 2016

Piggott, J.J. and Niyogi, D.K. and Townsend, C.R. and Matthaei, C.D., Multiple stressors and stream ecosystem functioning: Climate warming and agricultural stressors interact to affect processing of organic matter, Journal of Applied Ecology, 52, (5), 2015, p1126-1134 Journal Article, 2015

Piggott, J.J. and Townsend, C.R. and Matthaei, C.D., Climate warming and agricultural stressors interact to determine stream macroinvertebrate community dynamics, Global Change Biology, 21, (5), 2015, p1887-1906 Journal Article, 2015

Piggott, J.J. and Salis, R.K. and Lear, G. and Townsend, C.R. and Matthaei, C.D., Climate warming and agricultural stressors interact to determine stream periphyton community composition, Global Change Biology, 21, (1), 2015, p206-222 Journal Article, 2015

Jeremy J. Piggott and Colin R. Townsend and Christoph D. Matthaei, Reconceptualizing synergism and antagonism among multiple stressors, Ecology and Evolution, 5, (7), 2015, p1538--1547 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Piggott, J.J. and Lange, K. and Townsend, C.R. and Matthaei, C.D., Multiple Stressors in Agricultural Streams: A Mesocosm Study of Interactions among Raised Water Temperature, Sediment Addition and Nutrient Enrichment, PLoS ONE, 7, (11), 2012 Journal Article, 2012

Lange, K. and Liess, A. and Piggott, J.J. and Townsend, C.R. and Matthaei, C.D., Light, nutrients and grazing interact to determine stream diatom community composition and functional group structure, Freshwater Biology, 56, (2), 2011, p264-278 Journal Article, 2011

Christoph D. Matthaei and Jeremy J. Piggott and Colin R. Townsend, Multiple stressors in agricultural streams: interactions among sediment addition, nutrient enrichment and water abstraction, Journal of Applied Ecology, 47, (3), 2010, p639--649 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Antonia Liess and Katharina Lange and Friederike Schulz and Jeremy J. Piggott and Christoph D. Matthaei and Colin R. Townsend, Light, nutrients and grazing interact to determine diatom species richness via changes to productivity, nutrient state and grazer activity, Journal of Ecology, 97, (2), 2009, p326--336 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Mark, A.F. and Porter, S. and Piggott, J.J. and Michel, P. and Maegli, T. and Dickinson, K.J.M., Altitudinal patterns of vegetation, flora, life forms, and environments in the alpine zone of the Fiord Ecological Region, New Zealand, New Zealand Journal of Botany, 46, (2), 2008, p205-237 Journal Article, 2008

Research Expertise

Description

My research focuses on several topical themes in fundamental and applied ecology, including the determinants of biodiversity structure and function from genes to ecosystems, the combined influence of multiple anthropogenic stressors on communities and ecosystems, and the management and conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services in the face of global change. I perform my research predominantly in streams and rivers, combining 'natural' field experiments with manipulative experiments at a range of scales, from whole streams to mesocosms. By advancing knowledge and connecting science to policy, my research seeks to improve the management, conservation and restoration of aquatic ecosystems in the face of global change.