Ewan Shilland is an environmental scientist with over 20 years experience. He is currently responsible for co-ordinating work and maintaining databases and sampling for the United Kingdom Upland Waters Monitoring Network. He has specific interests in aquatic macrophytes and UK amphibians and holds endangered species licenses for both. He is also a very experienced field scientist including freshwater surveys, lake sediment coring, logistics and landscape photography on projects throughout the world.

Current Position

Senior Research Consultant

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow of the Linnean Society of London
  • Member of the Freshwater Biological Association
  • Member of the British Ecological Society
  • Member of the Botanical Society of the British Isles
  • Member of the British Herpetological Society
  • Member of the British Dragonfly Society

Selected Publications

Evans C.D., Malcolm I.A., Shilland, E.M., Rose N.L., Turner S.D., Crilly A., Norris D., Granath G. & Monteith D.T. (2016) Sustained Biogeochemical Impacts of Wildfire in a Mountain Lake Catchment. Ecosystems, 20, 813-829.

Monteith D.T., Henrys P.A., Evans C.D., Malcolm I.A., Shilland, E.M. & Pereira M.G. (2015) Spatial controls on dissolved organic carbon in upland waters inferred from a simple statistical model. Biogeochemistry, 123, 363-377.

Battarbee R.W., Shilland, E.M., Kernan M., Monteith D.T. & Curtis C.J. (2014) Recovery of acidified surface waters from acidification in the United Kingdom after twenty years of chemical and biological monitoring (1988-2008). Ecological Indicators, 37, Part B, 267-273.

Curtis C.J., Battarbee R.W., Monteith D.T. & Shilland, E.M. (2014) The future of upland water ecosystems of the UK in the 21st century: A synthesis. Ecological Indicators, 37, Part B, 412-430.

Malcolm I.A., Bacon P.J., Middlemas S.J., Fryer R.J., Shilland, E.M. & Collen P. (2014) Relationships between hydrochemistry and the presence of juvenile brown trout (Salmo trutta) in headwater streams recovering from acidification. Ecological Indicators, 37, Part B, 351-364.

Murphy J.F., Winterbottom J.H., Orton S., Simpson G.L., Shilland, E.M. & Hildrew A.G. (2014) Evidence of recovery from acidification in the macroinvertebrate assemblages of UK fresh waters: A 20-year time series. Ecological Indicators, 37, Part B, 330-340.

Stockdale A., Tipping E., Fjellheim A., Garmo Ÿ.A., Hildrew A.G., Lofts S., Monteith D.T., Ormerod S.J. & Shilland, E.M. (2014) Recovery of macroinvertebrate species richness in acidified upland waters assessed with a field toxicity model. Ecological Indicators, 37, Part B, 341-350.

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

Battarbee, R.W., Curtis, C.J. & Shilland, E.M. (2011) The Round Loch of Glenhead: Recovery from acidification, climate change monitoring and future threats. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 469, 1–41. Scottish Natural Heritage, Inverness.

Pla-Rabes, S., Flower, R.J., Shilland, E.M. & Kreiser, A.M. (2011) Assessing microbial diversity using recent lake sediments and estimations of spatio-temporal diversity. Journal of Biogeography 38, 2033–2040.

Shilland, E.M., Battarbee, R.W., Flower, R.J., Keay, J., Malcolm, I.A., McCartney, A., Monteith, D.T., Roe, K., Rose, N.L. & Yang, H. (2011) Land-Use Experiments in the Loch Laidon Catchment: 2011Report on Stream Water Quality to the Rannoch Trust. Research Report No. 148, 1–140. Environmental Change Research Centre, University College London, London.

Kernan, M., Battarbee, R.W., Curtis, C.J., Monteith, D.T. & Shilland, E.M. (2010) UK Acid Waters Monitoring Network 20 Year Interpretative Report, 1–477, ENSIS Ltd, Environmental Change Research Centre, University College London, London.

Shilland, E.M., Irvine, L. & Malcolm, I.A. (2010) The United Kingdom Acid Waters Monitoring Network Data Report for 2008–2009 (year 21). Report to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Contract EPG 1/3/160). 1–237. ENSIS Ltd. Environmental Change Research Centre, UCL, London.

Battarbee, R.W., Monteith, D.T., Juggins, S., Simpson, G.L., Shilland, E.M., Flower, R.J. & Kreiser, A.M. (2008) Assessing the accuracy of diatom-based transfer functions in defining reference pH conditions for acidified lakes in the United Kingdom. The Holocene 18, 57–67.

Flower, R.J., Monteith, D.T., Tyler, J.J., Shilland, E.M. & Pla, S. (2007) The Aquatic Flora of Lochnagar. In: Lochnagar — The natural history of a mountain lake, 199–229, Springer, Dordrecht.

Monteith, D.T. & Shilland, E.M. (2007) The United Kingdom Acid Waters Monitoring Network Assessment of the First 18 Years of Data. Data Summary Annex Accompanying Research Project Final Report. Report to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Contract EPG 1/3/160). 1–276. ENSIS Ltd. Environmental Change Research Centre, University College London, London.

Curtis, C.J., Emmett, B. A., Grant, H., Kernan, M., Reynolds, B. & Shilland, E. (2005) Nitrogen saturation in UK moorlands: the critical role of bryophytes and lichens in determining retention of atmospheric N deposition. Journal of Applied Ecology 42, 507–517.

Monteith, D.T., Hildrew, A.G., Flower, R.J., Raven, P.J., Beaumont, W.R.B., Collen, P., Kreiser, A. M., Shilland, E.M. & Winterbottom, J. H. (2005) Biological responses to the chemical recovery of acidified fresh waters in the UK. Environmental Pollution 137, 83–101.

Simpson, G.L., Shilland, E.M., Winterbottom, J.M. & Keay, J. (2005) Defining reference conditions for acidified waters using a modern analogue approach. Environmental Pollution 137, 119–133.