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.; Horton, Tammy; Serpell-Stevens, Amanda; Morris, Kirsty J.; Billett, David S.M.; Ruhl, Henry A.. 2016 Improving the estimation of deep-sea megabenthos biomass: dimension to wet weight conversions for abyssal invertebrates. Marine Ecology Progress Series. (In Press)

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Milligan, R.J.; Morris, K.J.; Bett, B.J.; Durden, J.M.; Jones, D.O.B.; Robert, K.; Ruhl, H.A.; Bailey, D.M.. 2016 High resolution study of the spatial distributions of abyssal fishes by autonomous underwater vehicle. Scientific Reports, 6. 26095. 10.1038/srep26095

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Durden, Jennifer M.; Bett, Brian J.; Schoening, Timm; Morris, Kirsty J.; Nattkemper, Tim W.; Ruhl, Henry A.. 2016 A comparison of image annotation data generated by multiple investigators for benthic ecology. Marine Ecology Progress Series.

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Lebrato, M.; Andersson, A.J.; Ries, J.B.; Aronson, R.B.; Lamare, L.B.; Koeve, W.; Oschlies, A.; Iglesias-Rodriguez, M.D.; Thatje, S.; Amsler, M.; Vos, S.; Jones, D.A.B.; Ruhl, H.A.; Gates, A.R.; McClintock, J.B.. 2016 Benthic marine calcifiers coexist with CaCO3-undersaturated seawater worldwide. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 30 (7). 10.1002/2015GB005260

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Dunlop, Katherine M.; van Oevelen, Dick; Ruhl, Henry A.; Huffard, Christine L.; Kuhnz, Linda A.; Smith, Kenneth L.. 2016 Carbon cycling in the deep eastern North Pacific benthic food web: Investigating the effect of organic carbon input. Limnology and Oceanography, Early View. 10.1002/lno.10345 (In Press)

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Best, M.M.R.; Favali, P.; Beranzoli, L.; Blandin, J.; Cagatay, N.M.; Cannat, M.; Dañobeitia, J.J.; Delory, E.; de Miranda, J.M.A.; Del Rio Fernandez, J.; de Stigter, H.; Gillooly, M.; Grant, F.; Hall, P.O.J.; Hartman, S.; Hernandez-Brito, J.; Lanteri, N.; Mienert, J.; Oaie, G.; Piera, J.; Radulescu, V.; Rolin, J.-F.; Ruhl, H.A.; Waldmann, C.. 2016 The EMSO-ERIC Pan-European Consortium: data benefits and lessons learned as the legal entity forms. Marine Technology Society Journal, 50 (3). 8-15.

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Cristini, Luisa; Lampitt, Richard S.; Cardin, Vanessa; Delory, Eric; Haugan, Peter; O'Neill, Nick; Petihakis, George; Ruhl, Henry A.. 2016 Cost and value of multidisciplinary fixed-point ocean observatories. Marine Policy, 71. 138-146. 10.1016/j.marpol.2016.05.029

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Main, C.E.; Yool, A.; Holliday, N.P.; Popova, E.E.; Jones, D.O.B.; Ruhl, H.A.. 2016 Simulating pathways of subsurface oil in the Faroe–Shetland Channel using an ocean general circulation model. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.09.041 (In Press)

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Morris, Kirsty J.; Bett, Brian J.; Durden, Jennifer M.; Benoist, Noelie M.A.; Huvenne, Veerle A.I.; Jones, Daniel O.B.; Robert, Katleen; Ichino, Matteo; Wolff, George A.; Ruhl, Henry A.. 2016 Landscape-scale spatial heterogeneity in phytodetrital cover and megafauna biomass in the abyss links to modest topographic variation. Scientific Reports, 6. 34080. 10.1038/srep34080

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Ichino, Matteo I., Clark, Malcolm R., Drazen, Jeffrey C., Jamieson, Alan, Jones, Daniel O.B., Martin, Adrian P., Rowden, Ashley A., Shank, Timothy M., Yancey, Paul H. and 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. (doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2015.01.010).
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Durden, Jennifer M., Bett, Brian J., Jones, Daniel O.B., Huvenne, Veerle A.I. and Ruhl, Henry A. (2015) Abyssal hills - hidden source of increased habitat heterogeneity, benthic megafaunal biomass and diversity in the deep sea. Progress In Oceanography, 137, (A), 209-218. (doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2015.06.006).
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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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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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Main, C.E., Ruhl, H.A., Jones, D.O.B., Yool, A., Thornton, B. and 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. (doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2014.12.008).
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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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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, 137 (A). 209-218. 10.1016/j.pocean.2015.06.006

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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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Aguzzi, J.; Doya, C.; Tecchio, S.; De Leo, F.C.; Azzurro, E.; Costa, C.; Sbragaglia, V.; Del Río, J.; Navarro, J.; Ruhl, H.A.; Company, J.B.; Favali, P.; Purser, A.; Thomsen, L.; Catalán, I.A.. 2015 Coastal observatories for monitoring of fish behaviour and their responses to environmental changes. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 25 (3). 463-483. 10.1007/s11160-015-9387-9

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Laguionie-Marchais, Claire; Paterson, Gordon L.J.; Bett, Brian J.; Smith, Kenneth L.; Ruhl, Henry A.. 2015 Inter-annual species-level variations in an abyssal polychaete assemblage (Sta. M, NE Pacific, 4000 m). Progress in Oceanography. 10.1016/j.pocean.2015.10.006 (In Press)


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