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Publications: Dr John Murphy

Zhu Y, Jones JI, Collins AL, Zhang Y, Olde L, Rovelli L, Murphy JF, Heppell CM et al. ( 2022 ) . Separating natural from human enhanced methane emissions in headwater streams . Nature Communications vol. 13 , ( 1 )
Monteith DT, Shilland EM, Norris DA, Keenan P, Jones JI, Millidine K, Murphy J, Pretty J et al. ( 2022 ) . UK Upland Waters Monitoring Network (UKUWMN) Progress Report to Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales. April 2021 - March 2022. Llyn Llagi, Llyn Cwm Mynach, Afon Hafren and Afon Gwy: Annual Summary .
Arnold A, Murphy JF, Pretty JL, Duerdoth CP, Smith BD, Rainbow PS, Spencer KL, Collins AL et al. ( 2021 ) . Accumulation of trace metals in freshwater macroinvertebrates across metal contamination gradients . Environmental Pollution vol. 276 , Article 116721 , 116721 - 116721 .
Jones JI, Vdovchenko A, Cooling D, Murphy JF, Arnold A, Pretty JL, Spencer KL, Markus AA et al. ( 2020 ) . Systematic Analysis of the Relative Abundance of Polymers Occurring as Microplastics in Freshwaters and Estuaries . International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health vol. 17 , ( 24 ) 9304 - 9304 .
Wilkes MA, Edwards F, Jones JI, Murphy JF, England J, Friberg N, Hering D, Poff NLR et al. ( 2020 ) . Trait-based ecology at large scales: Assessing functional trait correlations, phylogenetic constraints and spatial variability using open data . Global Change Biology vol. 26 , ( 12 ) 7255 - 7267 .
Armitage PD, Murphy J, Pretty JL, Davy-Bowker J, Tapia G, Arnold A, Jones JI ( 2020 ) . Faunal community change in the sediment impacted Bovington Stream and the River Frome (Dorset, UK) between 1998 and 2016 . SN Applied Sciences
Jones J, Murphy JF, Arnold A, Pretty J, Spencer K, Markus AA, Vethaak AD ( 2020 ) . Analysis, Prevalence & Impact of Microplastics in Freshwater and Estuarine Environments Evidence Review 2 What are the sources of the microplastics found in freshwater environments? . Defra ( London ), report no. WT15112.ER2 ,
Jones J, Murphy J, Arnold A, Pretty J, Spencer K, Markus AA, Vethaak AD ( 2020 ) . Evidence Reviews on Analysis, Prevalence & Impact of Microplastics in Freshwater and Estuarine Environments Evidence Review 3 What is/are the impact(s) of microplastics on freshwater and estuarine biota? . Defra ( London ), report no. WT15112.ER3 ,
Jones J, Murphy JF, Arnold A, Pretty J, Spencer K, Markus AA, Vethaak AD ( 2020 ) . Evidence Reviews on Analysis, Prevalence & Impact of Microplastics in Freshwater and Estuarine Environments. Evidence Review 1 Are the current sampling and analytical methods scientifically robust and appropriate? . Defra ( Defra, London ), report no. WT15112.ER1 ,
Makiola A, Compson ZG, Baird DJ, Barnes MA, Boerlijst SP, Bouchez A, Brennan G, Bush A et al. ( 2020 ) . Key Questions for Next-Generation Biomonitoring . Frontiers in Environmental Science vol. 7 ,
JONES JI, Spencer K, Rainbow PS, Collins AL, Murphy J, Arnold A, Duerdoth CP, Pretty JL et al. ( 2019 ) . The Ecological Impacts of Contaminated Sediment from Abandoned Metal Mines . Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs ( London, UK ), report no. WT0970 ,
JONES JI, MURPHY JF, Collins AL, SPENCER KL, RAINBOW PS, ARNOLD A, PRETTY J, Moorhouse AML et al. ( 2019 ) . The Impact of Metal-Rich Sediments Derived from Mining on Freshwater Stream Life . Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology vol. 247 , 1 - 79 .
MURPHY JF, Jones JI, Arnold A, Duerdoth CP, Pretty JL, Naden PS, Sear DA, Collins AL ( 2017 ) . Can macroinvertebrate biological traits indicate fineā€grained sediment conditions in streams? . River Research and Applications
Wilkes MA, McKenzie M, Murphy JF, Chadd RP ( 2017 ) . Assessing the mechanistic basis for fine sediment biomonitoring: Inconsistencies among the literature, traits and indices . River Research and Applications
Jones JI, Douthwright TA, Arnold A, Duerdoth CP, MURPHY JF, Edwards FK, Pretty JL ( 2017 ) . Diatoms As Indicators Of Fine Sediment Stress . Ecohydrology
Jones JI, Murphy JF, Anthony SG, Arnold A, Blackburn JH, Duerdoth CP, Hawczak A, Hughes GO et al. ( 2016 ) . Do agri-environment schemes result in improved water quality? . Journal of Applied Ecology
Growns I, Murphy JF, Jones JI ( 2016 ) . The effects of altered flow and bed sediment on macroinvertebrates in stream mesocosms . Marine and Freshwater Research vol. 68 , ( 3 ) 496 - 505 .
Naden PS, Murphy JF, Old GH, Newman J, Scarlett P, Harman M, Duerdoth CP, Hawczak A et al. ( 2016 ) . Understanding the controls on deposited fine sediment in the streams of agricultural catchments . Science of the Total Environment vol. 547 , 366 - 381 .
Murphy JF, Jones JI, Pretty JL, Duerdoth CP, Hawczak A, Arnold A, Blackburn JH, Naden PS et al. ( 2015 ) . Development of a biotic index using stream macroinvertebrates to assess stress from deposited fine sediment . Freshwater Biology vol. 60 , ( 10 ) 2019 - 2036 .
Murphy JF, Jones JI, Pretty JL, Duerdoth CP, Hawczak A, Arnold A, Blackburn JH, Naden PS et al. ( 2015 ) . Development of a biotic index using stream macroinvertebrates to assess stress from deposited fine sediment . Freshwater Biology vol. 60 , ( 10 ) 2019 - 2036 .
Duerdoth CP, Arnold A, Murphy JF, Naden PS, Scarlett P, Collins AL, Sear DA, JONES JI ( 2014 ) . Assessment of a rapid method for quantitative reach-scale estimates of deposited fine sediment in rivers . Geomorphology vol. 230 , 37 - 50 .
Murphy JF, Winterbottom JH, Orton S, Simpson GL, Shilland EM, Hildrew AG ( 2014 ) . Evidence of recovery from acidification in the macroinvertebrate assemblages of UK fresh waters: A 20-year time series . Ecological Indicators vol. 37 , ( PART B ) 330 - 340 .
MURPHY JF, Davy-Bowker J, McFarland B, Ormerod SJ ( 2013 ) . A diagnostic biotic index for assessing acidity in sensitive streams in Britain . Ecological Indicators vol. 24 , 562 - 572 .
Smart SM, Henrys PA, Purse BV, MURPHY JF, Bailey MJ, Marrs RH ( 2012 ) . Clarity or Confusion? - Problems in attributing large-scale ecological changes to anthropogenic drivers . Ecological Indicators vol. 20 , 51 - 66 .
MURPHY JF, Winterbottom JH, Orton S, Simpson GL, Shilland EM, Hildrew AG ( 2012 ) . Evidence of recovery from acidification in the macroinvertebrate assemblages of UK fresh waters: A 20-year time series . Ecological Indicators
MURPHY J, Nagorskaya LL, Smith JT ( 2011 ) . Abundance and diversity of aquatic macroinvertebrate communities in lakes exposed to Chernobyl-derived ionising radiation . Journal of Environmental Radioactivity vol. 102 , ( 7 ) 688 - 694 .
Clarke RT, Davy-Bowker J, Dunbar M, Laize C, Scarlett P, MURPHY J ( 2011 ) . Enhancement of the river invertebrate classification tool (RICT) . SNIFFER report no. WFD119 Final Report ,
Jones JI, Murphy JF, Collins AL, Sear DA, Naden PS, Armitage PD ( 2011 ) . The impact of fine sediment on macro-invertebrates . River Research and Applications
Verdonschot PFM, Hering D, Murphy J, Jähnig SC, Rose NL, Graf W, Brabec K, Sandin L ( 2010 ) . Climate Change and the Hydrology and Morphology of Freshwater Ecosystems . Climate Change Impacts on Freshwater Ecosystems ,
Jones JI, Davy-Bowker J, MURPHY JF, Pretty JL ( 2010 ) . Ecological monitoring and assessment of pollution in rivers . Ecology of Inductrial Pollution , Editors: Batty, LC, Hallberg, KB , Edition. 1st , Cambrdige University Press ( Cambridge, UK ),
Dunbar M, MURPHY JF, Clarke R, Baker R, Davies C, Scarlett P ( 2010 ) . Countryside Survey: Headwater streams report from 2007 . NERC ( Swindon, UK ), report no. CS Technical Report ,
Williams P, Biggs J, Crowe A, MURPHY JF, Nicolet P, Weatherby A, Dunbar M ( 2010 ) . Countryside Survey: Ponds report from 2007 . NERC ( Swindon, UK ), report no. CS Technical Report ,
Norton LR, MURPHY JF, Reynolds B, Marks S, Mackey EC ( 2009 ) . Countryside Survey: Scotland results from 2007 . NERC ( Wallingford, UK ),
Hering D, Schmidt-Kloiber A, MURPHY JF, Lücke S, Zamora-Munoz C, López-Rodríguez MJ, Huber T ( 2009 ) . Potential impact of climate change on aquatic insects: A sensitivity analysis for European caddisflies (Trichoptera) based on distribution patterns and ecological preferences . Aquatic Sciences - Research Across Boundaries vol. 71 , ( 1 ) 3 - 14 .
Carey P, Wallis S, Chamberlain P, Cooper A, Emmett B, Maskell L, MURPHY JF, McCann T et al. ( 2008 ) . Countryside Survey: UK results from 2007 . NERC ( Swindon, UK ),
Graf W, MURPHY J, Dahl J, Zamora-Munoz C, López-Rodríguez MJ ( 2008 ) . Distribution and ecological preferences of European freshwater organisms. Volume 1. Trichoptera . Pensoft ( Sofia ),
Davy-Bowker J, Davies C, MURPHY JF ( 2008 ) . RAPID 2.1: A digital data entry system for River Habitat Surveys . Centre for Ecology and Hydrology ( Wallingford, UK ),
Davy-Bowker J, Clarke RT, Johnson RK, Kokes J, Murphy JF, Zahradkova S ( 2006 ) . A comparison of the European Water Framework Directive physical typology and RIVPACS-type models as alternative methods of establishing reference conditions for benthic macroinvertebrates . Hydrobiologia vol. 566 , 91 - 105 .
Clarke RT, Murphy JF ( 2006 ) . Effects of locally rare taxa on the precision and sensitivity of RIVPACS bioassessment of freshwaters . Freshwater Biology vol. 51 , ( 10 ) 1924 - 1940 .
Ormerod SJ, Lewis BR, Kowalik RA, Murphy JF, Davy-Bowker J ( 2006 ) . Field testing the AWIC index for detecting acidification in British streams . Archiv Fur Hydrobiologie vol. 166 , ( 1 ) 99 - 115 .
Sand-Jensen K, Friberg N, MURPHY J ( 2006 ) . Running Waters: historical development and restoration of lowland Danish streams . NERI ( Copenhagen, Denmark ),
MURPHY JF, Davy-Bowker J ( 2006 ) . The predictive modelling approach to biomonitoring: taking river quality assessment forward . Biological Monitoring of Rivers: Applications and Perspectives , Editors: Ziglio, M, Siligardi, M, Flaim, G , Wiley ( Chichester, UK ),
Murphy JF, Davy-Bowker J ( 2005 ) . Spatial structure in lotic macroinvertebrate communities in England and Wales: relationship with physical, chemical and anthropogenic stress variables . Hydrobiologia vol. 534 , ( 1-3 ) 151 - 164 .
Davy-Bowker J, Murphy JF, Rutt GR, Steel JEC, Furse MT ( 2005 ) . The development and testing of a macroinvertebrate biotic index for detecting the impact of acidity on streams . Archiv Fur Hydrobiologie vol. 163 , ( 3 ) 383 - 403 .
Lehane BM, Giller PS, O'Halloran J, Smith C, Murphy J ( 2002 ) . Experimental provision of large woody debris in streams as a trout management technique . Aquatic Conservation-Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems vol. 12 , ( 3 ) 289 - 311 .
Murphy JF, Giller PS ( 2001 ) . Detrital inputs to two low-order streams differing in riparian vegetation . International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology, Vol 27, Pt 3, Proceedings , Editors: Williams, WD , Edition. 27 , E Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung ( Stuttgart ),
Murphy JF, Giller PS ( 2001 ) . Hazel leaf breakdown in two low-order streams differing in the functional efficiency of their detritivore assemblages . Archiv Fur Hydrobiologie vol. 150 , ( 2 ) 249 - 267 .
Smith C, Good M, Murphy JF, Giller PS, O'Halloran J ( 2000 ) . Life-history patterns and spatial and temporal overlap in an assemblage of lotic Plecoptera in the Araglin Catchment Study Area, Ireland . Fundamental and Applied Limnology vol. 150 , ( 1 ) 117 - 132 .
Murphy JF, Giller PS ( 2000 ) . Seasonal dynamics of macroinvertebrate assemblages in the benthos and associated with detritus packs in two low-order streams with different riparian vegetation . Freshwater Biology vol. 43 , ( 4 ) 617 - 631 .
Murphy JF, Giller PS, Horan MA ( 1998 ) . Spatial scale and the aggregation of stream macroinvertebrates associated with leaf packs . Freshwater Biology vol. 39 , ( 2 ) 325 - 337 .