Angela Creevy

Qualifications

  • MPhil, Natural Sciences and Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, 2013
  • BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation, Liverpool John Moores University, 2011

Research

My main research theme is the role of microorganisms in regulating ecosystem processes. Research for my interdisciplinary PhD project investigates microbial controls on carbon fluxes in peatland forest-to-bog restoration. Peatlands are unique carbon stores and I want to better understand how restoration modifies peatland microbial communities and the ecosystem processes they regulate.


Recent Publications

Recent publications (full list below)

Wilkinson, D.M. Creevy, A.L. and Fisher, J. (2017) Into the great unknown: the microbial diversity of a nature reserve. British Wildlife, in press

Creevy, A.L., Andersen, R., Rowson, J.G. and Payne, R.J. (2017). Testate amoebae as functionally significant bioindicators in forest-to-bog restoration. Ecological Indicators, 84, 274-282

Mazei, Y., Chernyshov, S.B., Mazei, N., Creevy, A.L. and Payne, R.J. (2017) Exploring the diversity and ecology of testate amoebae in West Siberian peatlands. Acta Protozoologica, 56

Creevy, A.L., Fisher, J., Puppe, D. and Wilkinson, D.M. (2016) Cryptic protist diversity on a nature reserve in NW England – with particular reference to their role in soil biogenic silicon pools. Pedobiologia, 59, 51-59


Projects

After completing my MPhil I was involved in a collaborative project understanding the impact of forestry on the blanket bogs in the Flow Country, Scotland. The aim of my research project was to determine microbial community structure (using Testate amoebae as model organisms) in open bog, forested and restored peatland microsites. This work was undertaken as part of the Natural Talent Apprenticeship scheme funded by the Heritage Lottery fund. As part of this collaboration/project we embarked on an INTERACT-funded research trip to the pristine peatlands of Western Siberia, Russia where we investigated the forested-to-open bog ecotone. The aim of this research was to investigate the potential impacts of plantation forestry and climate-induced tree encroachment on the ecology and biogeochemical functioning of northern peatlands.


Teaching

GEO3077 Wetlands
GEO1034 Geographical Skills
GEO1035 Geo.com
GEO2062/2131 Fieldwork in Geography/Environmental Science
GEO2068 Biogeography


Professional Memberships

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
Member of the British Ecological Society (BES)

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Conference Papers

(* denotes poster presentation)

Creevy, A.L., Andersen, R., Rowson, J.G. and Payne, R.J. Changes in Testate amoeba communities associated with peatland forest-to-bog restoration. British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, Liverpool, December 11-14, 2016.

Creevy, A.L., Richardson, N., Rowson, J.G. and Payne, R.J. Microbial Controls on carbon fluxes in peatland forest-to-bog restoration. Meres and Mosses Forum, Shropshire UK, March 10-11, 2016.

* Creevy, A.L., Payne, R.J. and Andersen, R. Testate amoebae community composition in open, afforested and restored peatlands. The Flow Country Research Conference, Thurso UK, 2014.

* Creevy, A.L., Payne, R.J. and Andersen, R. Testate amoebae community composition in open, afforested and restored peatlands. 7th International Symposium on Testate amoebae, Poznań, Poland, 2014.

* Creevy, A.L., Fisher, J., Dürr, S. and Wilkinson, D.M. (2014) ‘Cryptic Biodiversity’ of a Nature Reserve. Poster presentation at the British Society for Protist Biology (BSPB) Spring Meeting

Creevy, A.L., Fisher, J., Wilkinson, D.M. and Dürr, S. (2012) Microbial diversity of a nature reserve: Testate amoebae and diatoms at Mere Sands Wood in North West England. The 6th International Symposium on Testate amoebae. Xiamen, China

Creevy, A.L., Fisher, J., Dürr, S. and Wilkinson, D.M. (2012). The microbial diversity of a nature reserve. Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) Research Café 2 series, UK

Creevy, A.L., Fisher, J., Dürr, S. and Wilkinson, D.M. (2012). The microbial diversity of a nature reserve. The Meres and Mosses Forum, Shropshire, UK

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Publications

Wilkinson, D.M. Creevy, A.L. and Fisher, J. (2017) Into the great unknown: the microbial diversity of a nature reserve. British Wildlife, in press

Creevy, A.L., Andersen, R., Rowson, J.G. and Payne, R.J. (2017). Testate amoebae as functionally significant bioindicators in forest-to-bog restoration. Ecological Indicators, 84, 274-282

Mazei, Y., Chernyshov, S.B., Mazei, N., Creevy, A.L. and Payne, R.J. (2017) Exploring the diversity and ecology of testate amoebae in West Siberian peatlands. Acta Protozoologica, 56

Creevy, A.L., Fisher, J., Puppe, D. and Wilkinson, D.M. (2016) Cryptic protist diversity on a nature reserve in NW England – with particular reference to their role in soil biogenic silicon pools. Pedobiologia, 59, 51-59

Payne, R.J., Creevy, A.C., Malysheva, E., Ratcliffe, J., Andersen, R., Tsyganov, A.N., Rowson, J.G., Marcisz, K., Zielińska, M., Lamentowicz, M., Lapshina, E.D. and Mazei, Y. (2016) Tree encroachment may lead to functionally significant changes in peatland testate amoebae changes. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 98, 18-21

Wilkinson, D.M., Creevy, A.L., Kalu, C.L. and Schwartzman, D.W. (2014) Are heterotrophic and silica-rich eukaryotic microorganisms an important part of the lichen symbiosis? Mycology: An International Journal on Fungal Biology, 6, 4-7, doi:10.1080/2150.103.2014.974084

Wilkinson, D.M., Creevy, A.L. and Valentine, J.E. (2012) The past, present and future of soil protist ecology, Acta Protozoologica, 51, 189-199, doi:10.4467/16890027AP.12.015.0761

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