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Dr Sue Hull

Lecturer in Marine Biology and Ecology/ Programme Director, Marine Biology

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Environmental Sciences

Summary

Sue Hull is an intertidal marine ecologist trying to understand the dynamics of the communities inhabiting rocky coasts, how climate change may impact such systems and how organisms adapt and evolve to such an extreme marine environment. She is part of the national 'Capturing the Coast' team training citizen science volunteers to survey rocky shores alongside marine biologists to answer key science questions. In addition to a life-long fascination with rocky shores, Sue is an avid bird watcher who works with industry to protect wading birds. She is part of a new research cluster looking at the ecology of birds in the Humber estuary.

Undergraduate

Module leader for - Practical Ecology L4 - Intertidal Systems L5 - Ecological Monitoring L6 - Field Studies L6 - Mallorca Field course Supervise both BSc and MSc projects Contribute to - Global Environments L4 - Skills for Biologists L4 - Aquatic Zoology L5

Postgraduate

Sue welcomes applications for postgraduate supervision, at PhD or MSc by research level, in - intertidal ecology / biogenic habitats - wader ecology and conservation - freshwater invertebrates and environmental impacts Completed PhDs - Richardson, A. 2015, Patterns of mussel bad infaunal community structure and function at local, regional and biogeographical scales, University of Hull - Lush, L. 2015, Functional ecology of brown hares, rabbits and livestock within agricultural landscapes, University of Hull - Barrett, C.J. 2014, Coexistence of intertidal fish, University of Hull

Journal Article

Ecological enhancement techniques to improve habitat heterogeneity on coastal defence structures

Hall, A. E., Herbert, R. J., Britton, J. R., & Hull, S. L. (2018). Ecological enhancement techniques to improve habitat heterogeneity on coastal defence structures. Estuarine, coastal and shelf science, 210, 68-78. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2018.05.025

Population dynamics of two sympatric intertidal fish species (the shanny, Lipophrys pholis, and long-spined scorpion fish,Taurulus bubalis) of Great Britain

Barrett, C., Johnson, M., & Hull, S. (2018). Population dynamics of two sympatric intertidal fish species (the shanny, Lipophrys pholis, and long-spined scorpion fish,Taurulus bubalis) of Great Britain. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK, 98(3), 589-595. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0025315416001582

Can aggregate quarry silt lagoons provide resources for wading birds?

Day, G., Mayes, W. M., Wheeler, P. M., & Hull, S. L. (2017). Can aggregate quarry silt lagoons provide resources for wading birds?. Ecological engineering, 105, 189-197. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2017.04.055

Diet as a mechanism of coexistence between intertidal fish species of the U.K.

Barrett, C. J., Johnson, M. L., & Hull, S. L. (2016). Diet as a mechanism of coexistence between intertidal fish species of the U.K. Hydrobiologia, 768(1), 125-135. doi:10.1007/s10750-015-2537-1

The first use of Fulton's K for assessing and comparing the conditions of inter-tidal fish populations

Barrett, C. J., Johnson, M., Hall, N. J., & Hull, S. (2016). The first use of Fulton's K for assessing and comparing the conditions of inter-tidal fish populations. Marine Ecology, 37(1), 42-45. https://doi.org/10.1111/maec.12234