Dr Henry Ruhl

Role/area of expertise

Associate Head, Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems Group

Location & Contact Details

Location: 
Southampton
Telephone Extension: 
26365
(External 02380 596365)
Contact Email: 
h.ruhl@noc.ac.uk
Office / Desk Location: 
496/07
Affiliation: 
NERC

Dr Henry Ruhl

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Profile

I specialize in biological carbon cycle processes and ecology with a focus on the deep sea. The importance of describing such natural phenomena is growing as energy, fisheries, and mining activities continue to develop in deeper waters. Understanding contemporary processes will be crucial in evaluating any anthropogenic impacts in the deep-ocean. I am currently the PI for the NERC Project: Autonomous Ecological Surveying of the Abyss. In addition to deep-sea ecological research I’m helping to coordinate ocean observatory efforts related to EMSO, FixO3, DELOS and other efforts. These programs work not only through government funded research, but also by collaborating with industry. Such objective collaboration is already leading to outcomes not otherwise possible through academic or industrial research alone.

 

Membership of Committees and Boards

  • Senior Management Team, Directorate for Science and Technology, NOC
  • NERC Cruise Programme Review Group
  • NOC Self Assessment Team, Athena - Scientific Women’s Academic Network
  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) - Peer-Review College member
  • UN World Ocean Assessment - open-ocean deep-sea working group member
  • European Marine Board – deep-sea working group member
  • Fix-O3  (Fixed point Open Ocean Observatories programme) Steering Committee member
  • EMSO Steering Committee member (www.emso-eu.org)
  • ESONET-Vi (www.esonet-emso.org), associate scientist
  • DELOS (www.delos-project.org), Steering Committee member
  • International Science Advisory Board (ISAB) for Ocean Networks Canada (ONC)
  • ALOHA Cabled Observatory Advisory Committee (ACO-AC)
  • INDEEP (International Network for Scientific Investigations of Deep-Sea Ecosystems)
  • GEO-BON, (Group on Earth Observation - Biodiversity Observation Network)
  • UK-IMON (UK – Integrated Marine Observation Network), associate scientist
  • MAREMAP (UK Marine Environmental Mapping Programme), associate scientist
  • NSF Long-Term Ecological Research Program, Associate Scientist

Latest Publications for Dr Henry Ruhl

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Durden, Jennifer M.; Bett, Brian J.; Jones, Daniel O.B.; Huvenne, Veerle A.I.; Ruhl, Henry A.. 2015 Abyssal hills - hidden source of increased habitat heterogeneity, benthic megafaunal biomass and diversity in the deep sea. Progress in Oceanography. (In Press)

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Main, C.E.; Ruhl, H.A.; Jones, D.O.B.; Yool, A.; Thornton, B.; Mayor, D.J.. 2015 Hydrocarbon contamination affects deep-sea benthic oxygen uptake and microbial community composition. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 100. 79-87. 10.1016/j.dsr.2014.12.008

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Dunlop, Katherine M.; Kuhnz, Linda A.; Ruhl, Henry A.; Huffard, Christine L.; Caress, David W.; Henthorn, Richard G.; Hobson, Brett W.; McGill, Paul; Smith, Kenneth L.. 2015 An evaluation of deep-sea benthic megafauna length measurements obtained with laser and stereo camera methods. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 96. 38-48. 10.1016/j.dsr.2014.11.003

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Durden, Jennifer M., Bett, Brian J. and Ruhl, Henry A. (2015) The hemisessile lifestyle and feeding strategies of Iosactis vagabunda (Actiniaria, Iosactiidae), a dominant megafaunal species of the Porcupine Abyssal Plain. Deep Sea Research Part I Oceanographic Research Papers, 102, 72-77. (doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2015.04.010).
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Ichino, Matteo C.; Clark, Malcolm R.; Drazen, Jeffery C.; Jamieson, Alan; Jones, Daniel O.B.; Martin, Adrian P.; Rowden, Ashley A.; Shank, Timothy M.; Yancey, Paul H.; Ruhl, Henry A.. 2015 The distribution of benthic biomass in hadal trenches: a modelling approach to investigate the effect of vertical and lateral organic matter transport to the seafloor. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 100. 21-33. 10.1016/j.dsr.2015.01.010

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Laguionie-Marchais, C.; Kuhnz, L.A.; Huffard, C.L.; Ruhl, H.A.; Smith, K.L.. 2015 Spatial and temporal variation in sponge spicule patches at Station M, northeast Pacific. Marine Biology, 162 (3). 617-624. 10.1007/s00227-014-2609-1

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Wynn, Russell B.; Huvenne, Veerle A.I.; Le Bas, Timothy P.; Murton, Bramley J.; Connelly, Douglas P.; Bett, Brian J.; Ruhl, Henry A.; Morris, Kirsty J.; Peakall, Jeffrey; Parsons, Daniel R.; Sumner, Esther J.; Darby, Stephen E.; Dorrell, Robert M.; Hunt, James E.. 2014 Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs): their past, present and future contributions to the advancement of marine geoscience. Marine Geology, 352. 451-468. 10.1016/j.margeo.2014.03.012

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Kuhnz, Linda A.; Ruhl, Henry A.; Huffard, Christine L.; Smith, Kenneth L.. 2014 Rapid changes and long-term cycles in the benthic megafaunal community observed over 24years in the abyssal northeast Pacific. Progress in Oceanography, 124. 1-11. 10.1016/j.pocean.2014.04.007

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Best, M.; Favali, P.; Beranzoli, L.; Cannat, M.; Cagatay, N.; Dañobeitia, J.J.; Delory, E.; de Stigter, B.; Ferré, B.; Gillooly, M.; Grant, F.; Hall, P.O.J.; Lykousis, V.; Mienert, J.; de Miranda, J.M.A.; Oaie, G.; Radulescu, V.; Rolin, J.-F.; Ruhl, H.; Waldmann, C.. 2014 EMSO: A Distributed Infrastructure for Addressing Geohazards and Global Ocean Change. Oceanography, 27 (2). 167-169. 10.5670/oceanog.2014.52

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Jones, Daniel O.B.; Yool, Andrew; Wei, Chih-Lin; Henson, Stephanie A.; Ruhl, Henry A.; Watson, Reg A.; Gehlen, Marion. 2014 Global reductions in seafloor biomass in response to climate change. Global Change Biology, 20 (6). 1861-1872. 10.1111/gcb.12480

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Morris, Kirsty J.; Bett, Brian J.; Durden, Jennifer M.; Huvenne, Veerle A.I.; Milligan, Rosanna; Jones, Daniel O.B.; McPhail, Stephen; Robert, Katleen; Bailey, David M.; Ruhl, Henry A.. 2014 A new method for ecological surveying of the abyss using autonomous underwater vehicle photography. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 12 (11). 795-809. 10.4319/lom.2014.12.795

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Morris, Kirsty; Jones, Daniel; Bett, Brian; Billett, David; Huvenne, Veerle; McPhail, Stephen; Ruhl, Henry. 2013 Autonomous Ecological Surveying of the Abyss (AESA):Towards a landscape scale perspective in deep-sea ecology. [Poster] In: UK-IMON International Workshop on New Monitoring Technologies:A Workshop to Prioritise Future Investment, Southampton, 10-12 Sep 2013. Southampton, National Oceanography Centre. (Unpublished)

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Jeffreys, Rachel M.; Burke, Ciara; Jamieson, Alan J.; Narayanaswamy, Bhavani E.; Ruhl, Henry A.; Smith, Kenneth L.; Witte, Ursula. 2013 Feeding Preferences of Abyssal Macrofauna Inferred from In Situ Pulse Chase Experiments. PLoS ONE, 8 (11). e80510. 10.1371/journal.pone.0080510

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Laguionie-Marchais, C.; Billett, D.S.M.; Paterson, G.L.D.; Ruhl, H.A.; Soto, E.H.; Smith, K.L.; Thatje, S.. 2013 Inter-annual dynamics of abyssal polychaete communities in the North East Pacific and North East Atlantic—A family-level study. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 75. 175-186. 10.1016/j.dsr.2012.12.007

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Ruhl, Henry A.; Bett, Brian J.; Hughes, Sarah J.M.; Alt, Claudia J.S.; Ross, Elizabeth J.; Lampitt, Richard S.; Pebody, Corinne A.; Smith, Kenneth L.; Billett, David S.M.. 2013 Links between deep-sea respiration and community dynamics. Ecology, 95 (6). 1651-1662. 10.1890/13-0675.1

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Vardaro, Michael F.; Bagley, Philip M.; Bailey, David M.; Bett, Brian J.; Jones, Daniel O.B.; Milligan, Rosanna J.; Priede, Imants G.; Risien, Craig M.; Rowe, Gilbert T.; Ruhl, Henry A.. 2013 A Southeast Atlantic deep-ocean observatory: first experiences and results. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 11. 304-315. 10.4319/lom.2013.11.304

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Mora, Camilo; Wei, Chih-Lin; Rollo, Audrey; Amaro, Teresa; Baco, Amy R.; Billett, David; Bopp, Laurent; Chen, Qi; Collier, Mark; Danovaro, Roberto; Gooday, Andrew J.; Grupe, Benjamin M.; Halloran, Paul R.; Ingels, Jeroen; Jones, Daniel O.B.; Levin, Lisa A.; Nakano, Hideyuki; Norling, Karl; Ramirez-Llodra, Eva; Rex, Michael; Ruhl, Henry A.; Smith, Craig R.; Sweetman, Andrew K.; Thurber, Andrew R.; Tjiputra, Jerry F.; Usseglio, Paolo; Watling, Les; Wu, Tongwen; Yasuhara, Moriaki. 2013 Biotic and Human Vulnerability to Projected Changes in Ocean Biogeochemistry over the 21st Century. PLoS Biology, 11 (10). e1001682. 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001682

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Wilson, S.E.; Ruhl, H.A.; Smith, K.L.. 2013 Zooplankton fecal pellet flux in the abyssal northeast Pacific: A 15 year time-series study. Limnology and Oceanography, 58 (3). 881-892. 10.4319/lo.2013.58.3.0881

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Smith, K.L.; Ruhl, H.A.; Kahru, M.; Huffard, C.L.; Sherman, A.D.. 2013 Deep ocean communities impacted by changing climate over 24 y in the abyssal northeast Pacific Ocean. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110 (49). 19838-19841. 10.1073/pnas.1315447110


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