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Dr. Jeremy (Jay) Piggott
Assistant Professor, Zoology

Biography

Dr Piggott is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of limnology as Vice President of the International Society of Limnology (SIL), Lead Author for the United Nation's Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and Associate Editor of the journals Limnology and Ecological Research. For over a decade he has pioneered experimental and theoretical advances in aquatic multiple stressor research including the development and application of the ExStream mesocosm system with research installations in the UK, China, Japan, Germany, Ireland and New Zealand. By advancing knowledge and connecting science to policy, his research seeks to improve the management, conservation and restoration of aquatic ecosystems in the face of global change. Dr Piggott was named the 2019 Irish Research Council Early Career Researcher of the Year and is a recipient of the inaugural Irish Research Council Laureate Award (see https://www.tcd.ie/news_events/articles/pioneering-trinity-ecologist-wins-irc-early-career-researcher-of-the-year/). He has authored >35 publications (1548 citations, h-index 18, i10-index 21) and independently obtained >€2m in research grants (>€15m in collaborative funding). He currently supervises five PhD students, four Post Docs and a Research Assistant working across 13 collaborative projects funded by: H2020, Belmont Forum/BiodivERsA, Water JPI, Irish Research Council, German Research Council, NERC UK, EPA Ireland, Marine Institute Ireland and Enterprise Ireland. The latter includes being the sole Irish funded PI on AQUACOSM+, a €10m H2020 INFRAIA project for the Network of Leading Ecosystem Scale Experimental AQUAtic MesoCOSM Facilities Connecting Rivers, Lakes, Estuaries and Oceans in Europe and beyond.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Blöcher J.R., Ward M.R., Matthaei C.D. & Piggott J.J., Multiple stressors and stream macroinvertebrate community dynamics: Interactions between fine sediment grain size and flow velocity, Science of The Total Environment, 2020, p137070 Journal Article, 2020 URL DOI

Juvigny-Khenafou N.P.D., Zhang Y., Piggott J.J., Atkinson D., Matthaei C.D., Van Bael S.A. & Wu N., Anthropogenic stressors affect fungal more than bacterial communities in decaying leaf litter: A stream mesocosm experiment, Science of the Total Environment, 716, 2020, p135053 Journal Article, 2020

Orr J.A., Vinebrooke R.D., Jackson M.C., Kroeker K.J., Kordas R.L., Mantyka-Pringle C., Van den Brink P.J., De Laender F., Stoks R., Holmstrup M., Matthaei C.D., Monk W.A., Penk M.R., Leuzinger S., Schafer R.B. & Piggott J.J., Towards a unified study of multiple stressors: divisions and common goals across research disciplines, Proceedings. Biological sciences, 287, (1926), 2020, p20200421 Journal Article, 2020

Multiple Stressors in Australia and New Zealand: Key Stressors and Interactions in, Multiple Stressors in River Ecosystems, Elsevier, 2019, pp221-233 , [Matthaei, C.D., & Piggott, J.J.] Book Chapter, 2019

Macaulay S.J., Hageman K.J., Alumbaugh R.E., Lyons S.M., Piggott J.J. & Matthaei C.D., Chronic Toxicities of Neonicotinoids to Nymphs of the Common New Zealand Mayfly Deleatidium spp., Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 38, (11), 2019, p2459-2471 Journal Article, 2019

Taniwaki R.H., Matthaei C.D., Cardoso T.K.M., Ferraz S.F.B., Martinelli L.A. & Piggott J.J., The effect of agriculture on the seasonal dynamics and functional diversity of benthic biofilm in tropical headwater streams, Biotropica, 51, (1), 2019, p18-27 Journal Article, 2019

Davis S.J., O'hUallachain D., Mellander P.-E., Matthaei C.D., Piggott J.J. & Kelly-Quinn M., Chronic nutrient inputs affect stream macroinvertebrate communities more than acute inputs: An experiment manipulating phosphorus, nitrogen and sediment, Science of the Total Environment, 683, 2019, p9-20 Journal Article, 2019

Salis R.K., Bruder A., Piggott J.J., Summerfield T.C. & Matthaei C.D., Multiple-stressor effects of dicyandiamide (DCD) and agricultural stressors on trait-based responses of stream benthic algal communities, Science of the Total Environment, 693, 2019 Journal Article, 2019

Beermann A.J., Elbrecht V., Karnatz S., Ma L., Matthaei C.D., Piggott J.J. & 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

Pawlowski J., Kelly-Quinn M., Altermatt F., Apothéloz-Perret-Gentil L., Beja P., Boggero A., Borja A., Bouchez A., Cordier T., Domaizon I., Feio M.J., Filipe A.F., Fornaroli R., Graf W., Herder J., van der Hoorn B., Iwan Jones J., Sagova-Mareckova M., Moritz C., Barquín J., Piggott J.J., Pinna M., Rimet F., Rinkevich B., Sousa-Santos C., Specchia V., Trobajo R., Vasselon V., Vitecek S., Zimmerman J., Weigand A., Leese F. & Kahlert M., The future of biotic indices in the ecogenomic era: Integrating (e)DNA metabarcoding in biological assessment of aquatic ecosystems, Science of the Total Environment, 637-638, 2018, p1295-1310 Journal Article, 2018

Chapter 3. Status, trends and future dynamics of biodiversity and ecosystems underpinning nature's contributions to people in, editor(s)Coordinating Lead Authors: Faridah-Hanum Ibrahim (Malaysia), Gopal S. Rawat (India), Tetsukazu Yahara (Japan) , Regional and subregional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services: regional and subregional assessment for Asia and the Pacific, Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, 2018, pp220 - 336, [Lead Authors: Mounir Abi-Said (Lebanon), Richard T. Corlett (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland/China), Franck Courchamp (France, Switzerland), Rong Dai (China), Hendrik Freitag (Germany/Philippines), Tri Haryoko (Indonesia), Chad L. Hewitt (Australia, United States of America/New Zealand), Tanveer Hussain (Pakistan), Taku Kadoya (Japan), Gopinathan Maheswaran (India), Tadashi Miyashita (Japan), B. Mohan Kumar (India), Anil Mohapatra (India), Tohru Nakashizuka (Japan), Jeremy J. Piggott (New Zealand), Chelladurai Raghunathan (India), Ranbeer Rawal (India), Andy Sheppard (Australia), Yoshihisa Shirayama (Japan), Yowhan Son (Republic of Korea), Noriko Takamura (Japan), San Thwin (Myanmar), Takehisa Yamakita (Japan)] Book Chapter, 2018

Davis S.J., O'hUallachain D., Mellander P.E., Kelly A.M., Matthaei C.D., Piggott J.J. & Kelly-Quinn M., Multiple-stressor effects of sediment, phosphorus and nitrogen on stream macroinvertebrate communities, Science of the Total Environment, 637-638, 2018, p577-587 Journal Article, 2018

Macher J.N., Vivancos A., Piggott J.J., Centeno F.C., Matthaei C.D. & Leese F., Comparison of environmental DNA and bulk-sample metabarcoding using highly degenerate cytochrome c oxidase I primers, Molecular Ecology Resources, 18, (6), 2018, p1456-1468 Journal Article, 2018

Salis, R., Beermann, A., Macher, J., Matthaei, C., Piggott, J.J., Weigand, A., Zizka, V., & Leese, F., Let me see your iD: Impacts of Environmental Stressors on Aquatic Ecosystems Assessed by (e) DNA Metabarcoding, 2018 Conference Paper, 2018

Schafer R.B. & Piggott J.J., Advancing understanding and prediction in multiple stressor research through a mechanistic basis for null models, Global Change Biology, (24), 2018, p1817 - 1826 Journal Article, 2018 DOI TARA - Full Text

Salis R.K., Bruder A., Piggott J.J., Summerfield T.C. & Matthaei C.D., High-throughput amplicon sequencing and stream benthic bacteria: Identifying the best taxonomic level for multiple-stressor research, Nature Scientific Reports, 7, (44657), 2017 Journal Article, 2017

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

Hale R., Piggott J.J. & 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

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

Elbrecht V., Beermann A.J., Goessler G., Neumann J., Tollrian R., Wagner R., Wlecklik A., Piggott J.J., Matthaei C.D. & Leese F., 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

Magbanua F.S., Townsend C.R., Hageman K.J., Piggott J.J. & 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

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

Piggott, J. J., Salis, R. K., Lear, G., Townsend, C. R., & 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

Piggott, J. J., Townsend, C. R., & 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., Niyogi, D. K., Townsend, C. R., & 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., Lange, K., Townsend, C. R., & 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., Liess, A., Piggott, J. J., Townsend, C. R., & 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

Matthaei, C. D., Piggott, J. J., & Townsend, C. R., 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

Liess, A., Lange, K., Schulz, F., Piggott, J. J., Matthaei, C. D., & Townsend, C. R., 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., Porter, S., Piggott, J. J., Michel, P., Maeglp, T., & 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

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Kelly-Quinn M., Bruen M., Carlsson J., Gurnell A., Jarvie H. & Piggott J.J., Managing the small stream network for improved water quality, biodiversity and ecosystem services protection (SSNet), Research Ideas and Outcomes, 5, 2019, pe33400 Journal Article, 2019

Piggott J.J., Project Report: IPBES Regional Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Asia and the Pacific. Towards the Zero Order Draft (ZOD)., ournal of Integrated Creative Studies, No.2016-009-e, 2016, pDOI: 10.14989/214433 Journal Article, 2016

Leese F., Altermatt F., Bouchez A., Ekrem T., Hering D., Meissner K., Mergen P., Pawlowski J., Piggott J., Rimet F., Steinke D., Taberlet P., Weigand A., Abarenkov K., Beja P., Bervoets L., Björnsdóttir S., Boets P., Boggero A., Bones A., Borja Á., Bruce K., Bursić V., Carlsson J., Čiampor F., Čiamporová-Zatovičová Z., Coissac E., Costa F., Costache M., Creer S., Csabai Z., Deiner K., DelValls Á., Drakare S., Duarte S., Eler ek T., Fazi S., Fi er C., Flot J.-F., Fonseca V., Fontaneto D., Grabowski M., Graf W., Guðbrandsson J., Hellström M., Hershkovitz Y., Hollingsworth P., Japoshvili B., Jones J., Kahlert M., Kalamujic Stroil B., Kasapidis P., Kelly M., Kelly-Quinn M., Keskin E., Kõljalg U., Ljube ić Z., Maček I., Mächler E., Mahon A., Marečková M., Mejdandzic M., Mircheva G., Montagna M., Moritz C., Mulk V., Naumoski A., Navodaru I., Padisák J., Pálsson S., Panksep K., Penev L., Petrusek A., Pfannkuchen M., Primmer C., Rinkevich B., Rotter A., Schmidt-Kloiber A., Segurado P., Speksnijder A., Stoev P., Strand M., ulčius S., Sundberg P., Traugott M., Tsigenopoulos C., Turon X., Valentini A., van der Hoorn B., Várbíró G., Vasquez Hadjilyra M., Viguri J., Vitonytė I., Vogler A., Vrålstad T., Wägele W., Wenne R., Winding A., Woodward G., Zegura B. & Zimmermann J., DNAqua-Net: Developing new genetic tools for bioassessment and monitoring of aquatic ecosystems in Europe., Research Ideas and Outcomes, 2, (e11321), 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Research Expertise

Description

Dr Piggott is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of limnology as Vice President of the International Society of Limnology (SIL), Lead Author for the United Nation's Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and Associate Editor of the journals Limnology and Ecological Research. For over a decade he has pioneered experimental and theoretical advances in aquatic multiple stressor research including the development and application of the ExStream mesocosm system with research installations in the UK, China, Japan, Germany, Ireland and New Zealand. By advancing knowledge and connecting science to policy, his research seeks to improve the management, conservation and restoration of aquatic ecosystems in the face of global change. Dr Piggott was named the 2019 Irish Research Council Early Career Researcher of the Year and is a recipient of the inaugural Irish Research Council Laureate Award (see https://www.tcd.ie/news_events/articles/pioneering-trinity-ecologist-wins-irc-early-career-researcher-of-the-year/). He has authored >35 publications (1548 citations, h-index 18, i10-index 21) and independently obtained >€2m in research grants (>€15m in collaborative funding). He currently supervises five PhD students, four Post Docs and a Research Assistant working across 13 collaborative projects funded by: H2020, Belmont Forum/BiodivERsA, Water JPI, Irish Research Council, German Research Council, NERC UK, EPA Ireland, Marine Institute Ireland and Enterprise Ireland. The latter includes being the sole Irish funded PI on AQUACOSM+, a €10m H2020 INFRAIA project for the Network of Leading Ecosystem Scale Experimental AQUAtic MesoCOSM Facilities Connecting Rivers, Lakes, Estuaries and Oceans in Europe and beyond.

Projects

  • Title
    • ExStream: Freshwater Ecosystems under Global Change
  • Summary
    • ExStream seeks to understand the relationships among biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and the key drivers of climate change in streams and rivers. (€400,000 to PI)
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Research Council Laureate Award
  • Date From
    • 2018
  • Date To
    • 2022
  • Title
    • IMPACT: Innovative monitoring to prioritise contaminants of emerging concern for Ireland
  • Summary
    • IMPACT will detect, monitor and risk assess contaminants of emerging concern, in particular pesticides, low level pharmaceuticals and personal care and cosmetic products (€350,000 total, €20,000 to PI)
  • Funding Agency
    • EPA Ireland
  • Date From
    • 2018
  • Date To
    • 2022
  • Title
    • SSNET: Managing the small stream network for improved water quality, and biodiversity and ecosystem services protection
  • Summary
    • SSNET will advance knowledge on the role of small streams in water quality, biodiversity and ecosystem services protection so as to inform policy, measures and management options to meet the WFD objectives and other regulatory targets. (€500,000 total, €23,000 to PI)
  • Funding Agency
    • EPA Ireland
  • Date From
    • 2018
  • Date To
    • 2022
  • Title
    • Land2Sea: integrated modelling of consequences of terrestrial activities and climate change for freshwater and coastal marine biodiversity and ecosystem services.
  • Summary
    • (€1,500,000 total, €56,000 to PI)
  • Funding Agency
    • Belmont Forum and BiodivERsA
  • Date From
    • 2019
  • Date To
    • 2022
  • Title
    • HydroMussel: Hydrological requirements of the freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera
  • Funding Agency
    • Provost PhD Project Award and Private Donation
  • Date From
    • 2018
  • Date To
    • 2022
  • Title
    • ESDecide: from Ecosystem Services Framework to Application for Integrated Freshwater Resources Management.
  • Summary
    • (€260,000 total, €58,000 to PI)
  • Funding Agency
    • EPA Ireland
  • Date From
    • 2018
  • Date To
    • 2022
  • Title
    • Woodward et al: A Novel Framework for Predicting Emerging Chemical Stressor Impacts in Complex Ecosystems.
  • Summary
  • Funding Agency
    • NERC UK
  • Date From
    • 2019
  • Date To
    • 2022
  • Title
    • QIMS: Quantifying the Impacts of Multiple Stressors on marine benthic resources.
  • Summary
    • Provides for a controlled state-of-the-art mesocosm facility for Quantifying the Impacts of Multiple Stressors (QIMS; e.g. ocean acidification, warming, nutrient enrichment and species loss) on marine benthic resources.
  • Funding Agency
    • Marine Institue Ireland
  • Date From
    • 2018
  • Date To
    • 2019

Recognition

Representations

WaterJPI WATER4SDGs Knowledge Hub National Representative for Ireland (appointed by EPA) 2019

Executive Vice-President International Society of Limnology(SIL)(1250 members in 70 countries) 2018

Management Committee, EU COST Action DNAquaNET (Developing new genetic tools for bioassessment of aquatic ecosystems; http://dnaqua.net) 2017

Executive Committee, New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society 2009

Book Editor, EU AQUACOSM project (H2020-INFRAIA); https://www.aquacosm.eu) 2018

Associate Editor, Ecological Research (ESJ) 2018

Associate Editor in-training, Journal of Applied Ecology (BES) 2016

Associate Editor, Limnology (JSL) 2014

Lead Author, Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) 2015

International Advisor, EU MARS project (Managing Aquatic ecosystems and water Resources under multiple Stress; http://www.mars-project.eu) 2015

Grant Reviewer, South African National Research Foundation (NRF) 2016

Awards and Honours

Irish Research Council Early Career Researcher of the Year. 2019

Irish Research Council Laureate Award. 2018

Provost's PhD Project Award, Trinity College Dublin. 2018

New Zealand River Story Award, 1st place, Cawthron Foundation. 2017

Early Career 'Best Paper' Prize, International Society of Limnology (SIL). 2016

Best Student Paper Award. New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society. 2015

Fairlea Prize, Best Student Paper, University of Otago. 2014

Golder Prize, Best Applied Poster, New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society. 2008

Linking Science into International Policy Travel Award, NZ Govt. Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment 2015-17

Wetzel Travel Award, SIL Congress Torino, Italy. 2016

NZFSS/SIL Trust Travel Award to Imperial College London. 2015

RSNZ PhD Travel Award, Royal Society of New Zealand. 2010

New Zealand Centre at Peking University Visiting Fellowship, China. 2017

JSPS Invitation Fellowship (long-term) to Kyoto University, Japan. 2016

Royal Society of New Zealand NZ-China Scientist Exchange. 2015

Trimble Agricultural Research Fellowship to Imperial College London. 2015

Kyoto University Visiting Fellowship (x2), Japan. 2014 & 2015

University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship, NZ. 2009

University of Otago Postgraduate Award, NZ. 2008

Memberships

Founding Member, Irish Freshwater Sciences Association (IFSA) 2019 – Present

Vice President, International Society of Limnology (SIL). 2018 – Present

Associate Editor Member, Ecological Society of Japan (ESJ). 2018 – Present

Associate Editor Member, British Ecological Society (BES). 2017 – 2019

Associate Editor Member, Japanese Society of Limnology (JSL). 2014 – Present

Executive Committee, New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society (NZFSS). 2009 – 2016

Member, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)

Member, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO).

Member, Society for Freshwater Science (SFS).