Dr. Jeremy J. Piggott

Dr Jeremy J. Piggott is Assistant Professor in Aquatic Biology at Trinity College Dublin. He will teach the course "Monitoring and management of multiple stressors in freshwaters" at BOKU.

Dr Jeremy J. Piggott completed his doctoral studies in 2013 at the University of Otago (New Zealand) under the supervision of Prof. Colin Townsend and Assoc. Prof. Christoph Matthaei. He went on to hold research fellowships at the National University of Singapore (Singapore), Kyoto University (Japan), Imperial College London (UK) and Peking University (China) before his appointment as Assistant Professor in Aquatic Biology at Trinity College Dublin in 2017. He has authored 25 publications (903 citations, h-index 12, i10-index 14), independently obtained >€ 1m in research funding and currently supervises six PhD students (two Primary, four Secondary), plus a funded Post Doc and Research Assistant. Dr Piggott is the recipient of the inaugural Irish Research Council Laureate Award and respective early-career awards from the International Society of Limnology (SIL), New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society (NZFSS) and the University of Otago, as well as the 2017 NZ River Story Award 'celebrating the contribution of individuals, groups, businesses and communities working together to make a difference to the health of New Zealand's rivers and streams'. He currently serves as Vice President of the International Society of Limnology (SIL), Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), Honorary Lecturer at the University of Otago (New Zealand), Associate Editor of the journals Limnology and Ecological Research. Book Editor for the EU funded AQUACOSM project (H2020-INFRAIA), Management Committee of EU COST Action DNAqua-NET and Organizing Committee Chair of the SETAC 2020 Meeting in Dublin. He is also Managing Director of ExStream Systems Ltd NZ - a research spin-out company producing mesocosm research installations in the UK, China, Japan, Germany, Ireland and NZ.

About the Course:
This course covers the tools and sampling approaches used in monitoring and management of multiple stressors in freshwaters. Students will have the opportunity to design an experiment to disentangle the effects of two or more anthropogenic stressors and discuss how such findings may benefit environmental monitoring and management. Techniques include both traditional and novel methods being applied in environmental monitoring programs across Europe, with a particular focus on those associated with the EU’s Water Framework Directive.

Seminar topics:
• Introduction to environmental monitoring and the WFD monitoring programme,
• Multiple Stressors in freshwaters,
• The future of biomonitoring and freshwater management.

After successful completion of this course, participants are able to:
• Explain the tools and sampling approaches used to monitor stressors in freshwaters;
• Design an experiment to disentangle multiple stressor impacts;
• Interpret results from a multiple stressor experiment to determine stressor hierarchy and application in management.

Scheduled from June, 25th –28th, 2019
Interested students should apply via BOKUonline!