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Simon Rundle

 

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Simon Rundle

  • School of Marine Science and Engineering (Faculty of Science & Environment)
  • Address: Room 611, Davy Building, Drake Circus,
    Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
  • Telephone: +441752584648
  • Facsimile: +44 (0)1752 232970
  • Email: S.Rundle@plymouth.ac.uk


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Teaching interests


My teaching includes contributions to first and second year modules in pure and applied aquatic ecology plus third year lectures on phenotypic plasticity and the role of predation in aquatic ecosystems. I also play an active role in second and third year field courses.

 


Research interests

I am interested in the role that variation in the way organisms function during their development plays in the evolution of species and in enabling species to adapt to altered environmental conditions. This currently involves using videos of invertebrate embryos and larvae to track development with high temporal and spatial resolution and the investigation of responses to biotic (cues associated with predation) and abiotic (salinity, ocean acidification, hypoxia) factors. I also investigate carry over effects and heritability of developmental plasticity and am currently describing the developmental transcriptome for the gastropod Radix balthica.

 


Journals
Articles
Hoggart SPG, Hanley ME, Parker DJ, Simmonds DJ, Franklin EL, White AC, Bilton DT, Rundle SD, Penning-Rowsell EC, Trifonova E, Vergiev S, Filipova-Marinova M, Kotsev I & Thompson RC  (2014)  'The consequences of doing nothing: The effects of seawater flooding on coastal zones' Coastal Engineering  , DOI 
Tills O, Bitterli T, Culverhouse P, Spicer JI & Rundle S  (2013)  'A novel application of motion analysis for detecting stress responses in embryos at different stages of development' BMC Bioinformatics  14,  p 37  Author Site , DOI 
Melatunan S, Calosi P, Rundle SD, Widdicombe S & Moody AJ  (2013)  'Effects of ocean acidification and elevated temperature on shell plasticity and its energetic basis in an intertidal gastropod' MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES  472,  pp 155 - 168  Author Site , DOI 
Tills O, Rundle SD & Spicer JI  (2013)  'Parent--offspring similarity in the timing of developmental events: an origin of heterochrony?' Proc Biol Sci  280  (1769),  p 20131479  Author Site , DOI 
Hanley ME, Yip PYS, Hoggart S, Bilton DT, Rundle SD & Thompson RC  (2013)  'Riding the storm: the response of Plantago lanceolata to simulated tidal flooding' JOURNAL OF COASTAL CONSERVATION  17  (4),  pp 799 - 803  Author Site , DOI 
Tills O, Rundle SD & Spicer JI  (2013)  'Variance in developmental event timing is greatest at low biological levels: implications for heterochrony' BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY  110  (3),  pp 581 - 590  Author Site , DOI 
Bitterli TS, Rundle SD & Spicer JI  (2012)  'Development of cardiovascular function in the marine gastropod Littorina obtusata (Linnaeus)' J Exp Biol  215  (Pt 13),  pp 2327 - 2333  Author Site , DOI 
Tills O, Rundle SD, Salinger M, Haun T, Pfenninger M & Spicer JI  (2011)  'A genetic basis for intraspecific differences in developmental timing?' EVOLUTION & DEVELOPMENT  13  (6),  pp 542 - 548  Author Site , DOI 
Melatunan S, Calosi P, Rundle SD, Moody AJ & Widdicombe S  (2011)  'Exposure to elevated temperature and Pco(2) reduces respiration rate and energy status in the periwinkle Littorina littorea' Physiol Biochem Zool  84  (6),  pp 583 - 594  Author Site , DOI 
Dalesman S, Rundle SD & Lukowiak K  (2011)  'Microgeographical variability in long-term memory formation in the pond snail, Lymnaea stagnalis' ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR  82  (2),  pp 311 - 319  Author Site , DOI 
Rundle SD, Smirthwaite JJ, Colbert MW & Spicer JI  (2011)  'Predator cues alter the timing of developmental events in gastropod embryos' Biol Lett  (2),  pp 285 - 287  Author Site , DOI 
Spicer JI, Rundle SD & Tills O  (2011)  'Studying the altered timing of physiological events during development: it's about time…or is it?' Respir Physiol Neurobiol  178  (1),  pp 3 - 12  Author Site , DOI 
Mowles SL, Rundle SD & Cotton PA  (2011)  'Susceptibility to predation affects trait-mediated indirect interactions by reversing interspecific competition' PLoS One  (8),  p e23068  Author Site , DOI 
Mourabit S, Rundle SD, Spicer JI & Sloman KA  (2010)  'Alarm substance from adult zebrafish alters early embryonic development in offspring' Biol Lett  (4),  pp 525 - 528  Author Site , DOI 
Dalesman S & Rundle SD  (2010)  'Cohabitation enhances the avoidance response to heterospecific alarm cues in a freshwater snail' ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR  79  (1),  pp 173 - 177  Author Site , DOI 
Dalesman S & Rundle SD  (2010)  'Influence of rearing and experimental temperatures on predator avoidance behaviour in a freshwater pulmonate snail' FRESHWATER BIOLOGY  55  (10),  pp 2107 - 2113  Author Site , DOI 
Tills O, Spicer JI & Rundle SD  (2010)  'Salinity-induced heterokairy in an upper-estuarine population of the snail Radix balthica (Mollusca: Pulmonata)' AQUATIC BIOLOGY  (1),  pp 95 - 105  Author Site , DOI 
Dalesman S, Rundle SD & Cotton PA  (2009)  'Crawl-out behaviour in response to predation cues in an aquatic gastropod: insights from artificial selection' EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY  23  (6),  pp 907 - 918  Author Site , DOI 
Dalesman S, Rundle SD & Cotton PA  (2009)  'Developmental plasticity compensates for selected low levels of behavioural avoidance in a freshwater snail' ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR  78  (4),  pp 987 - 991  Author Site , DOI 
Bilton DT, McAbendroth LC, Nicolet P, Bedford A, Rundle SD, Foggo A & Ramsay PM  (2009)  'Ecology and conservation status of temporary and fluctuating ponds in two areas of southern England' AQUATIC CONSERVATION-MARINE AND FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS  19  (2),  pp 134 - 146  Author Site , DOI 
Byrne RA, Rundle SD, Smirthwaite JJ & Spicer JI  (2009)  'Embryonic rotational behaviour in the pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis: influences of environmental oxygen and development stage' ZOOLOGY  112  (6),  pp 471 - 477  Author Site , DOI 
Bugler MJ, Grimes ST, Leng MJ, Rundle SD, Price GD, Hooker JJ & Collinson ME  (2009)  'Experimental determination of a Viviparus contectus thermometry equation' Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom  23  (18),  pp 2939 - 2951  Author Site , DOI 
Attrill MJ, Rundle SD, Fraser A & Power M  (2009)  'Oligochaetes as a possible entry route for terrigenous organic carbon into estuarine benthic food webs' MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES  384,  pp 147 - 157  Author Site , DOI 
Ellis RP, Bersey J, Rundle SD, Hall-Spencer JM & Spicer JI  (2009)  'Subtle but significant effects of CO2 acidified seawater on embryos of the intertidal snail, Littorina obtusata' AQUATIC BIOLOGY  (1),  pp 41 - 48  Author Site , DOI   PEARL 
Egilsdottir H, Spicer JI & Rundle SD  (2009)  'The effect of CO2 acidified sea water and reduced salinity on aspects of the embryonic development of the amphipod Echinogammarus marinus (Leach)' Mar Pollut Bull  58  (8),  pp 1187 - 1191  Author Site , DOI 
Smirthwaite J, Rundle SD & Spicer JI  (2009)  'The use of developmental sequences for assessing evolutionary change in gastropods' AMERICAN MALACOLOGICAL BULLETIN  27  (1-2),  pp 105 - 111  Author Site
Briffa M, Rundle SD & Fryer A  (2008)  'Comparing the strength of behavioural plasticity and consistency across situations: animal personalities in the hermit crab Pagurus bernhardus' Proc Biol Sci  275  (1640),  pp 1305 - 1311  Author Site , DOI 
Jackson AC & Rundle SD  (2008)  'Diet-shifts by an estuarine goby (Pomatoschistus microps) in the face of variable prey availability' JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY  361  (1),  pp 1 - 7  Author Site , DOI 
Wood PJ, Gunn J & Rundle SD  (2008)  'Response of benthic cave invertebrates to organic pollution events' AQUATIC CONSERVATION-MARINE AND FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS  18  (6),  pp 909 - 922  Author Site , DOI 
Spicer JI & Rundle SD  (2007)  'Plasticity in the timing of physiological development: Physiological heterokairy - What is it, how frequent is it, and does it matter?' Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A-Molecular & Integrative Physiology  148  (4),  pp 712 - 719
Smirthwaite J, Rundle S & Spicer J  (2005)  '2 cells, 4 cells, 8 cells...... Trochophore, veliger, hippo??' Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A-Molecular & Integrative Physiology  141  (3),  pp S124 - S125
Rundle SD, Spicer JI, Coleman RA, Vosper J & Soane J  (2004)  'Environmental calcium modifies induced defences in snails' Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences  271,  pp S67 - S70
Brown RJ, Rundle SD, Hutchinson TH, Williams TD & Jones MB  (2003)  'Small-scale detritus-invertebrate interactions: influence of detrital biofilm composition on development and reproduction in a meiofaunal copepod' Archiv fur Hydrobiologie  157  (1),  pp 117 - 129
Jackson AC, Rundle SD & Attrill MJ  (2002)  'Fitness consequences of prey depletion for the common goby Pomatoschistus microps' Marine Ecology-Progress Series  242,  pp 229 - 235
Rundle SD & Bronmark C  (2001)  'Inter- and intraspecific trait compensation of defence mechanisms in freshwater snails' Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences  268  (1475),  pp 1463 - 1468
Bilton DT, Foggo A & Rundle SD  (2001)  'Size, permanence and the proportion of predators in ponds' Archiv fur Hydrobiologie  151  (3),  pp 451 - 458
Robertson AL, Rundle SD & Schmid-Araya JM  (2000)  'An introduction to a special issue on lotic meiofauna' FRESHWATER BIOLOGY  44  (1),  pp 1 - 3  Author Site , DOI 
Rundle SD, Bilton DT & Shiozawa DK  (2000)  'Global and regional patterns in lotic meiofauna' FRESHWATER BIOLOGY  44  (1),  pp 123 - 134  Author Site , DOI 
Robertson AL, Rundle SD & Schmid-Araya JM  (2000)  'Putting the meio- into stream ecology: current findings and future directions for lotic meiofaunal research' FRESHWATER BIOLOGY  44  (1),  pp 177 - 183  Author Site , DOI 
Attrill MJ, Bilton DT, Rowden AA, Rundle SD & Thomas RM  (1999)  'The impact of encroachment and bankside development on the habitat complexity and supralittoral invertebrate communities of the Thames Estuary foreshore' AQUATIC CONSERVATION-MARINE AND FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS  (2),  pp 237 - 247  Author Site , DOI 
Ormerod SJ & Rundle SD  (1998)  'Effects of experimental acidification and liming on terrestrial invertebrates: implications for calcium availability to vertebrates' ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION  103  (2-3),  pp 183 - 191  Author Site , DOI 
Ramsay PM, Rundle SD, Attrill MJ, Uttley MG, Williams PR, Elsmere PS & Abada A  (1997)  'A rapid method for estimating biomass size spectra of benthic metazoan communities' CANADIAN JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCES  54  (8),  pp 1716 - 1724  Author Site , DOI 
Rundle SD & Ramsay PM  (1997)  'Microcrustacean communities in streams from two physiographically contrasting regions of Britain' JOURNAL OF BIOGEOGRAPHY  24  (1),  pp 101 - 111  Author Site , DOI 
Attrill MJ, Rundle SD & Thomas RM  (1996)  'The influence of drought-induced low freshwater flow on an upper-estuarine macroinvertebrate community' WATER RESEARCH  30  (2),  pp 261 - 268  Author Site , DOI 
RUNDLE S & ATTRILL M  (1995)  'COMPARISON OF MEIOBENTHIC CRUSTACEAN COMMUNITY STRUCTURE ACROSS FRESH-WATER ACIDIFICATION GRADIENTS' ARCHIV FUR HYDROBIOLOGIE  133  (4),  pp 441 - 456  Author Site
RUNDLE S, WEATHERLEY N & ORMEROD S  (1995)  'THE EFFECTS OF CATCHMENT LIMING ON THE CHEMISTRY AND BIOLOGY OF UPLAND WELSH STREAMS - TESTING MODEL PREDICTIONS' FRESHWATER BIOLOGY  34  (1),  pp 165 - 175  Author Site , DOI 
ORMEROD S, RUNDLE S, WILKINSON S, DALY G, DALE K & JUTTNER I  (1994)  'ALTITUDINAL TRENDS IN THE DIATOMS, BRYOPHYTES, MACROINVERTEBRATES AND FISH OF A NEPALESE RIVER SYSTEM' FRESHWATER BIOLOGY  32  (2),  pp 309 - 322  Author Site , DOI 
RUNDLE S, JENKINS A & ORMEROD S  (1993)  'MACROINVERTEBRATE COMMUNITIES IN STREAMS IN THE HIMALAYA, NEPAL' FRESHWATER BIOLOGY  30  (1),  pp 169 - 180  Author Site , DOI 
WEATHERLEY N, LLOYD E, RUNDLE S & ORMEROD S  (1993)  'MANAGEMENT OF CONIFER PLANTATIONS FOR THE CONSERVATION OF STREAM MACROINVERTEBRATES' BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION  63  (2),  pp 171 - 176  Author Site , DOI 
RUNDLE S  (1993)  'TEMPORAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC PATTERNS OF MICROCRUSTACEAN POPULATIONS IN UPLAND WELSH STREAMS OF CONTRASTING PH' ARCHIV FUR HYDROBIOLOGIE  128  (1),  pp 91 - 106  Author Site
ORMEROD S, RUNDLE S, LLOYD E & DOUGLAS A  (1993)  'THE INFLUENCE OF RIPARIAN MANAGEMENT ON THE HABITAT STRUCTURE AND MACROINVERTEBRATE COMMUNITIES OF UPLAND STREAMS DRAINING PLANTATION FORESTS' JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY  30  (1),  pp 13 - 24  Author Site , DOI 
RUNDLE S & HILDREW A  (1992)  'SMALL FISH AND SMALL PREY IN THE FOOD WEBS OF SOME SOUTHERN ENGLISH STREAMS' ARCHIV FUR HYDROBIOLOGIE  125  (1),  pp 25 - 35  Author Site
RUNDLE S, LLOYD E & ORMEROD S  (1992)  'THE EFFECTS OF RIPARIAN MANAGEMENT AND PHYSICOCHEMISTRY ON MACROINVERTEBRATE FEEDING GUILDS AND COMMUNITY STRUCTURE IN UPLAND BRITISH STREAMS' AQUATIC CONSERVATION-MARINE AND FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS  (4),  pp 309 - 324  Author Site , DOI 
BRONMARK C, RUNDLE S & ERLANDSSON A  (1991)  'INTERACTIONS BETWEEN FRESH-WATER SNAILS AND TADPOLES - COMPETITION AND FACILITATION' OECOLOGIA  87  (1),  pp 8 - 18  Author Site , DOI 
MALMQVIST B, RUNDLE S, BRONMARK C & ERLANDSSON A  (1991)  'INVERTEBRATE COLONIZATION OF A NEW, MAN-MADE STREAM IN SOUTHERN SWEDEN' FRESHWATER BIOLOGY  26  (2),  pp 307 - 324  Author Site , DOI 
RUNDLE S & ORMEROD S  (1991)  'THE INFLUENCE OF CHEMISTRY AND HABITAT FEATURES ON THE MICROCRUSTACEA OF SOME UPLAND WELSH STREAMS' FRESHWATER BIOLOGY  26  (3),  pp 439 - 451  Author Site , DOI 
RUNDLE S  (1990)  'MICROARTHROPOD SEASONALITY IN STREAMS OF VARYING PH' FRESHWATER BIOLOGY  24  (1),  pp 1 - 21  Author Site , DOI 
RUNDLE S & HILDREW A  (1990)  'THE DISTRIBUTION OF MICROARTHROPODS IN SOME SOUTHERN ENGLISH STREAMS - THE INFLUENCE OF PHYSICOCHEMISTRY' FRESHWATER BIOLOGY  23  (3),  pp 411 - 431  Author Site , DOI 
Books
Rundle SD, Robertson AL & Schmid-Araya JM  (2002)  Freshwater Meiofauna: Biology and Ecology. 
Conference Papers
Mourabit S, Rundle SD, Spicer JI & Sloman KA  (2009)  'Alarm substance alters early embryonic development in two Danio species' pp S105 - S105 , DOI 
Melatunan S, Rundle SD, Calosi P, Attrill M, Widdicombe S & Moody JA  (2009)  'Physiological and shell microstructural responses of an intertidal periwinkle Littorina littorea (Linnaeus, 1758) to ocean acidification and elevated temperature' pp S168 - S168 , DOI