My research interests are broadly in freshwater ecology, particularly invasive species and pollution dynamics. I am interested in responses of invasive alien plants to changes in climate and how this may indirectly impact native communities and competitive interactions. I am currently working as a postdoctoral researcher on the Hydroscape project. My aim is to address questions relating to connectivity and stress in freshwater lochs & lakes; and how this affects the presence/abundance of faecal indicator organisms (for example E. coli) in these freshwater systems.
Pattison Z, Vallejo-Marin M & Willby N (2018) Riverbanks as battlegrounds: why does the abundance of native and invasive plants vary? (Forthcoming/Available Online). Ecosystems. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-018-0288-3.