Dave Emson is a freshwater ecologist and palaeoecologist with specific interests in diatom-macrophyte interactions, plant and animal macrofossil taxonomy and ecological engineering. He is particularly interested in the application of ecological and palaeoecological studies to inform the restoration, conservation and management of shallow lakes and ponds in the agricultural landscape

Current Position

Research Consultant (Freelance)

Selected Publications

Sayer, C.D., Shilland, E., Greaves, H., Dawson, B., Patmore, I.R., Emson, D., Alderton,E., Robinson, P., Andrews, K., Axmacher, J.A.& Wiik, E. (2013) Managing Britain's ponds - conservation lessons from a Norfolk farm. British Wildlife, 25 (1): 21-28.

Sayer, C.D., Andrews, K., Shilland, E., Edmonds, N., Edmonds-Brown., V., Patmore, I.R., Emson, D. & Axmacher, J.A. (2012) The role of pond management for biodiversity conservation in an agricultural landscape. Aquatic Conservation: marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 22: 626-638.

Sayer, C.D., Copp, G.H., Emson, D., Godard, M.J., Zieba, G. & Wesley, K.J. (2011) Towards the conservation of Crucian Carp Carassius carassius: understanding the extent and causes of decline within part of its native English range. Journal of Fish Biology, 79: 1608-1624.

Madgwick, G., Emson, D., Sayer, C.D., Willby, N.J., Rose, N.L., Jackson, M.J. & Kelly, A. (2011) Centennial-scale changes to the aquatic vegetation structure of a shallow eutrophic lake and implications for restoration. Freshwater Biology, 56, 12: 2620-2636.

Hoare, D.J., Sayer, C.D., Liptrot, E., Emson, D., Bennion, H., Appleby, P.G. & Waldock, M.J. (2004) Tributyltin (TBT) and the decline of the Norfolk Broads: Hickling Broad and Barton Broad. Second Report on Boar-derived Contamination (ECRC Research Report). Environmental Change Research Centre, University College London, London.