Biography

I graduated in Marine Biology from University of Wales, Swansea, and then completed a PhD on the life histories of marine invertebrates under the supervision of Paul Tyler. I moved to a NERC postdoctoral fellowship at Newcastle University's marine laboratory, then after further postdoctoral posts at Durham and Hull, moved to UEA in 1989.

I am currently Associate Dean in the Faculty of Science, responsible for Postgraduate Research Students. While at UEA, have (at various times) been Director of Finance, Director of Enterprise and Deputy Head of the School of Environmental Sciences, and Director of the Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation (CEEC - http://www.uea.ac.uk/env/ceec/). 

My recent contribution to the debate about environmental risks from microplastic particles is available here: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/352/6290/1213.e-letters.

Current research students: Hussein Aldosari. Areej Al-Khalifa, Solomon Udochi and Sophy Mccully (Cefas)

Personal Website: http://www.uea.ac.uk/~e130/

  • Research opportunities

I always welcome email enquiries from potential PhD students. I would be particularly keen to recruit someone to work on pollution tolerant populations or communities, but will seriously consider applicants wanting to work on one of my other areas of interest.  I am unlikely to have any studentship funding available in 2016/17, but will help with applications for external funding - recent PhD students have been funded by Commonwealth University fellowships, the Ford Foundation and studentships from their home countries.

  • PhD Positions in School of Environmental Sciences

Click here for a list of current PhD opportunities in the School of Environmental Sciences.

 

All Publications

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Jung, J., Domijan, M., Klose, C., Biswas, S., Ezer, D., Gao, M., Khattak, A. K., Box, M. S., Charoensawan, V., Cortijo, S., Kumar, M., Grant, A., Locke, J. C. W., Schäfer, E., Jaeger, K. E., Wigge, P. A.

(2016)

Phytochromes function as thermosensors in Arabidopsis,

in Science

354

(6314)

pp. 886-889

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Box, M., Huang, B., Domijan, M., Jaeger, K., Khattak, A., Yoo, S., Sedivy, E., Jones, D., Hearn, T., Webb, A., Grant, A., Locke, J., Wigge, P.

(2015)

ELF3 controls thermoresponsive growth in Arabidopsis,

in Current Biology

25

(2)

pp. 194-199

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Tkacz, A., Cheema, J., Chandra, G., Grant, A., Poole, P. S.

(2015)

Stability and succession of the rhizosphere microbiota depends upon plant type and soil composition,

in The ISME Journal

9

(11)

pp. 2349-2359

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Newberry, S., Kahmen, A., Dennis, P., Grant, A.

(2015)

n-Alkane biosynthetic hydrogen isotope fractionation is not constant throughout the growing season in the riparian tree Salix viminalis,

in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta

165

pp. 75–85

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Duncan, S., Holm, S., Questa, J., Irwin, J., Grant, A., Dean, C.

(2015)

Seasonal shift in timing of vernalization as an adaptation to extreme winter,

in eLife

4

article no. e06620

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Mossman, H. L., Grant, A., Lawrence, P. J., Davy, A. J.

(2015)

Biodiversity climate change impacts report card technical paper: 10. Implications of climate change for coastal and inter-tidal habitats in the UK,

in Biodiversity Climate Change Impacts Summary Report.

Living With Environmental Change

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))

(Published)


Ibiam, U., Grant, A.

(2015)

The Function of Metallothionein in Caenorhabditis elegans: is Detoxification of Copper or of Cadmium More Important?,

in Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research

23

(2)

pp. 186-191

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Tolhurst, T., Reid, B., Andrews, J., Giannopoulos, G., Grant, A., Lorenzoni, I., Peake, L., Goulden, M., Waters, J., Donaldson, C., Bremner, J., Dolphin, T., Garcia, C., Kennedy, K.

(2015)

The December 2013 North Sea storm caused the biggest UK storm surge for 60 years,

(Other contribution)

(Published)


Giannopoulos, G., Peake, L., Reid, B., Andrews, J., Grant, A., Lorenzoni, I., Goulden, M., Waters, J., Dolphin, T., Bremner, J., Tolhurst, T.

(2015)

Environmental and social impacts of the 2013 Storm Surge on the North Norfolk coast,

(Poster)

(Published)


Condie, H., Grant, A., Catchpole, T.

(2014)

Incentivising selective fishing under a policy to ban discards; lessons from European and global fisheries,

in Marine Policy

45

pp. 287-292

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(Article)

(Published)


Brooks, K. L., Mossman, H. L., Chitty, J. L., Grant, A.

(2014)

Limited Vegetation Development on a Created Salt Marsh Associated with Over-Consolidated Sediments and Lack of Topographic Heterogeneity,

in Estuaries and Coasts

38

(1)

pp. 325-336

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(Article)

(Published)


Sukumaran, S., Grant, A.

(2013)

Differential responses of sexual and asexual Artemia to genotoxicity by a reference mutagen: Is the comet assay a reliable predictor of population level responses?,

in Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

91

pp. 110-116

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(Article)

(Published)


Turner, T. R., Ramakrishnan, K., Walshaw, J., Heavens, D., Alston, M., Swarbreck, D., Osbourn, A., Grant, A., Poole, P. S.

(2013)

Comparative metatranscriptomics reveals kingdom level changes in the rhizosphere microbiome of plants,

in The ISME Journal

7

pp. 2248-2258

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(Article)

(Published)


Fernandes, J., Cheung, W., Jennings, S., Butenschön, M., De Mora, L., Barange, M., Frölicher, T., Grant, A.

(2013)

Modelling the effects of climate change on the distribution and production of marine fishes: Accounting for trophic interactions in a dynamic bioclimate envelope model,

in Global Change Biology

19

(8)

pp. 2596-2607

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Mossman, H., Grant, A., Davy, A. J.

(2013)

Implications of climate change for coastal and inter-tidal habitats in the UK,

UEA Repository

(Working paper)

(Published)


Condie, H. M., Grant, A., Catchpole, T. L.

(2013)

Does banning discards in an otter trawler fishery create incentives for more selective fishing?,

in Fisheries Research

148

pp. 137-146

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(Article)

(Published)


Condie, H. M., Catchpole, T. L., Grant, A.

(2013)

The short-term impacts of implementing catch quotas and a discard ban on English North Sea otter trawlers,

in ICES Journal of Marine Science

71

(5)

pp. 1266-1276

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(Article)

(Published)


Sukumaran, S., Grant, A.

(2013)

Multigenerational demographic responses of sexual and asexual Artemia to chronic genotoxicity by a reference mutagen,

in Aquatic Toxicology

144-145

pp. 66-74

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(Article)

(Published)


Sukumaran, S., Grant, A.

(2013)

Effects of genotoxicity and its consequences at the population level in sexual and asexual Artemia assessed by analysis of inter-simple sequence repeats (ISSR),

in Mutation Research - Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis

757

(1)

pp. 8-14

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(Article)

(Published)


Dolorosa, R. G., Grant, A., Gill, J. A.

(2013)

Translocation of Wild Trochus niloticus : Prospects for Enhancing Depleted Philippine Reefs,

in Reviews in Fisheries Science

21

(3-4)

pp. 403-413

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(Article)

(Published)


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Key Research Interests

Ecological effects of marine pollution and the use of pollution tolerant populations and communities to extend our understanding of this; ecotoxicology; links between biomarkers and ecological effects; life history biology and population dynamics, particularly elasticity analysis; ecological development of managed retreat sites and created salt marshes.

Significant Publications

  • Condie, H.M., Catchpole, T.L., and Grant, A. In Press. Reducing discards and unwanted catch; the impact of catch quotas and a discard ban on English North Sea otter trawlers. ICES Journal of Marine Science. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fst187
  • Turner, T.R., K. Ramakrishnan, J. Walshaw, D. Heavens, M. Alston, D. Swarbreck, A. Osbourn, A. Grant and P.S. Poole.  2013.  Comparative metatranscriptomics reveals kingdom level changes in the rhizosphere microbiome of plants.  ISME Journal 7:2248-2258  Doi: 10.1038/isme.2013.119
  • Mossman, H.L., A.J. Davy and A. Grant, 2012. Does managed coastal realignment create saltmarshes with ‘equivalent biological characteristics’ to natural reference sites? Journal of Applied Ecology. Doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2012.02198.x
  • Davy, A.J., M.J.H. Brown, H. L. Mossman and A. Grant, 2011. Colonisation of a newly developing salt marsh: disentangling independent effects of elevation and redox potential on halophytes. J. Ecol., 99:1350-1357. Doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2011.01870.x
  • R. Enever, A.S. Revill, A. Grant, 2009. Discarding in the North Sea and on the historical efficacy of gear-based technical measures in reducing discards. Fisheries Research 95, 40–46. Doi: 10.1016/j.fishres.2008.07.008
  • Ogilvie, L.A. and A. Grant, 2008 Linking pollution induced community tolerance (PICT) and microbial community structure in chronically metal polluted estuarine sediments. Marine Environmental Research 65(2):187-198. Doi: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2007.10.002
  • Goodwin, N.B., A. Grant, A L. Perry, N K. Dulvy and J D. Reynolds, (2006). Life history correlates of density-dependent recruitment and adult production in marine fishes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 63: 494-509
  • Grant, A. and Briggs, A.D. (2002) Toxicity of sediments from around a North Sea oil platform: are metals or hydrocarbons responsible for ecological impacts? Marine Environmental Research 53(1), 95-116. Doi: 10.1016/S0141-1136(01)00114-3
  • Ibiam, U. and Grant, A. (2005). RNA/DNA ratios as a sublethal endpoint for large scale toxicity testing with the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 24, 1155-1159 Doi: 10.1897/04-262R.1 
  • Grant. A. and Benton, T.G., (2003). Density dependent populations require density dependent elasticity analysis: An illustration using the LPA model of Tribolium. Journal of Animal Ecology 72, 94-105. Doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2656.2003.00684.x 
  • Gardner, T.A., Côté, I. M., Gill, J.A., Grant, A. and Watkinson, A.R., (2003). Long-term Region-wide Declines in Caribbean Corals. Science 301: 958-960 Doi: 10.1126/science.1086050 
  • Gardner, T.A., Gill, J.A., Grant, A., Watkinson, A.R. and Côté, I. M., (2005). Hurricanes and Caribbean coral reefs: Impacts, recovery patterns, and role in long-term decline. Ecology 86, 174-184 Doi: 10.1890/04-0141


Publications: EPrints Digital Repository

Key Responsibilities

  • Associate Dean for Postgraduate Research, Faculty of Science
  • Head of Environmental Biology sector, School of Environmental Sciences