Fredric Morgan Windsor

Research student, School of Biosciences

Research Overview:

Providing a fusion of population, community and food web ecology, in conjunction with aspects of other disciplines such as toxicology, my work looks to provide an ecologically driven, yet interdisciplinary assessment of aquatic ecosystems at a range of spatial and temporal scales. Specific themes include:

  1. Ecotoxicology of river ecosystems
  2. Hydroecology of high latitude river ecosystems
  3. The ecology of aquatic invertebrates

Degrees / Qualifications:

  • BSc Geography, University of Birmingham (2011-2014)
  • MSc River Environments and their Management (2014-2015)
  • PhD, Cardiff University (2015- )

Current responsibilities:

  • Cardiff University Water Research Institute (Water URI) Early Career Researcher Member (2015- )
  • Chair of Committee, Speaking of Science Conference (2016)

Past responsibilities:

  • Student Representative within the Staff-Student Committee for the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham (2014-2015)

Professional affiliations:

  • Associate Member, Royal Society of Biology (2015- )
  • Member, British Hydrological Society, (2014- )
  • Member, British Ecological Society (2014- )
  • Member, Society for Freshwater Science (2016- )
  • Member, Fisheries Society of the British Isles (2016- )
  • Member, International Society of Limnology (2016- )
  • Member, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (2016- )
  • Member, Essex Wildlife Trust (2009- )
  • Member, Wetlands and Wildfowl Trust (2016- )

PUBLICATIONS:

Articles:

  • Windsor, F M., Grocott, M T., & Milner, A M. (In Review) An inter-catchment assessment of macroinvertebrate communities across groundwater-fed stream systems within Denali National Park, interior Alaska. Hydrobiologia.

Conference Proceedings:

  • Windsor, F M., Grocott, M T., & Milner, A M. (2016) Upcaling hydroecological understanding in groundwater-fed stream systems in Denali National Park, interior Alaska. Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting – Running on Empty.

RESEARCH:

Having previously studied at the University of Birmingham, completing both the Geography BSc and River Environments and their Management MSc, I have moved to Cardiff in order to study the effects of xenobiotic pollutants on riverine food webs across river ecosystems in south Wales. My interests span all organisms occupying or utilising aquatic environments. Research to date has focused on several themes within aquatic ecosystems, including; invertebrate, community and food web ecology.

Grants:

Current and recent sponsors/partners include:

  • Natural Environment Research Council (PhD funders)
  • British Ecological Society
  • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
  • Natural Resources Wales
  • The Environment Agency
  • Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

Awards:

  • WA Cadbury Award in Geography (2014)
  • British Hydrological Society Scholar (2014-2015)

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