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Prof David M. Paterson
Paterson, Prof David M.: [Group PI] Executive Director of MASTS:
The Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland

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Scottish Oceans Institute
East Sands
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
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Fife
UK


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Ecology, biodiversity and dynamics of coastal systems

 

Research on the ecology and dynamics of coastal systems with a strong focus on the biodiversity-ecosystem function debate. This work is supported by extensive field studies and laboratory mesocosms often using multiple stressors. This adds aspects of climate change research including the combined effects of temperature and CO2 on system response. The primary productivity of coastal systems is an important funcional response and  is also under investigation using flux chambers and PAM fluorescence techniques. This work includes interdisciplinary study of "biogenic stabilisation" by microphytobenthos, through the extracellular polymers produced by microbial biofilms that increase the critical threshold force for sediment re-suspension. We have also developed novel techniques to measure the stability of sediments in situ, the relative adhesion capacity of different surfaces and  the structural analysis of sediments by low-temperature scanning electron microscopy. Recently, we have aslo been examining the effects of ocean acidiication on benthic biogeochemistry and on the ecology and feeding behaviour of calcified foraminifera. 

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Research on the ecology and dynamics of coastal and estuarine systems. I am interested in the biodiversity and functional ecology and dynamics of coastal systems: the so-called biodiversity/ecosystem function debate (BEF). This includes research into the primary productivity of marine microbes (microbial mats and biofilms). The resiliance of coastal systems in the face of global change, their funtional variability and the services they provide are key areas of investigation. Part of my interest in ecosystem function includes the interdisciplinary study of "biogenic stabilisation", defined as an increase in the critical threshold force for sediment re-suspension brought about by biological activity and have recently developed a magnetic particle induction technique to measure the adhesive nature of natural surfaces (MagPI) I have also developed techniques to measure the stability of sediments in situ and other methods to allow microspatial discrimination (100 um scale) of the physical (density, porosity, mineralogy) and biological (pigments, organics, polymeric substances, microbes) properties of cohesive sediments. In cooperation with other groups, I have also been involved with: The modelling of biogenic effects on sediment erosion and transport; light climate and primary productivity in cohesive sediments using PAM fluorescence; and the impact of multiple stressors on benthic and microbial systems. We are now using molecular techniques (NGS) to examine the response of sediment bacteria in microcosm experiments to the influence of ecosystem engineering activity by infauna, in a contribution to the "niche construction" debate. I have also recently contributed to the evidence surrounding the debate concerning the decommissioning of oil and gas platforms in the North Sea (http://doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsy130).

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Science of the Total Environment
vol.661 pp.155-167
(Article)
Factors affecting the spatial and temporal distribution of E. coli in intertidal estuarine sediments
David Maxwell Paterson, Tania Cecilia Mendo Aguilar, Emma Clare Defew, Marc I. Stutter, Lisa M. Avery 
Keywords: FIO, Estuaries, Pathogens, Bathing water quality, Sediments

Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
vol.Early View 
(Article)
2018 (15/8)
Geomorphology
vol.315 pp.17-32
(Article)
Bedform migration in a mixed sand and cohesive clay intertidal environment and implications for bed material transport predictions
Ian D. Lichtman, Jaco H. Baas, Laurent O. Amoudry, Peter D. Thorne, Jonathan Malarkey, Jeffrey Peakall, David Maxwell Paterson, Sarah J. Bass, Richard D. Cooke, Andrew J. Manning, Alan G. Davies, Daniel R. Parsons, Leiping Ye 
Keywords: Bedform migration, Sediment transport, Mixed cohesive clay-sand, Physical and biological cohesion, Current and wave forcing, Tidal flats
2018 (24/7)
Global Ecology and Biogeography
vol.27 pp.760-786
(Article)
BioTIME
Maria Dornelas, Laura H. Antão, Faye Helen Moyes, Amanda E. Bates, Anne Magurran, DuÅ¡an Adam, Asem A. Akhmetzhanova, Ward Appeltans, José Manuel Arcos, Narayanan Ayyappan, Gal Badihi, Andrew H. Baird, Tiago Egydio Barreto, Claus Bässler, Alecia Bellgrove, Jonathan Belmaker, Lisandro Benedetti-cecchi, Brian J. Bett, Anne D. Bjorkman, Magdalena Błażewicz, Shane A. Blowes, Christopher P. Bloch, Timothy C. Bonebrake, Susan Boyd, Matt Bradford, Andrew J. Brooks, James H. Brown, Helge Bruelheide, Phaedra Budy, Fernando Carvalho, Edward Castañeda-moya, Chaolun Allen Chen, John F. Chamblee, Tory J. Chase, Laura Siegwart Collier, Sharon K. Collinge, Richard Condit, Elisabeth J. Cooper, J. Hans C. Cornelissen, Unai Cotano, Shannan Kyle Crow, Gabriella Damasceno, Claire H. Davies, Robert A. Davis, Frank P. Day, Steven Degraer, Tim S. Doherty, Timothy E. Dunn, Giselda Durigan, J. Emmett Duffy, Dor Edelist, Graham J. Edgar, Robin Elahi, Sarah C. Elmendorf, Anders Enemar, S. K. Morgan Ernest, Rubén Escribano, Marc Estiarte, Brian S. Evans, Tung-yung Fan, Fabiano Turini Farah, Luiz Loureiro Fernandes, Fábio Z. Farneda, Alessandra Fidelis, Robert Fitt, Anna Maria Fosaa, Geraldo Antonio Daher Correa Franco, Grace E. Frank, William R. Fraser, Hernando García, Roberto Cazzolla Gatti, Or Givan, Elizabeth Gorgone-barbosa, William A. Gould, Corinna Gries, Gary D. Grossman, Julio R. Gutierréz, Stephen Hale, Mark E. Harmon, John Harte, Gary Haskins, Donald L. Henshaw, Luise Hermanutz, Pamela Hidalgo, Pedro Higuchi, Andrew Hoey, Gert Van Hoey, Annika Hofgaard, Kristen Holeck, Robert D. Hollister, Richard Holmes, Mia Hoogenboom, Chih-hao Hsieh, Stephen P. Hubbell, Falk Huettmann, Christine L. Huffard, Allen H. Hurlbert, Natália Macedo Ivanauskas, David Janík, Ute Jandt, Anna Jażdżewska, Tore Johannessen, Jill Johnstone, Julia Jones, Jungwon Kang, Tasrif Kartawijaya, Erin C. Keeley, Douglas A. Kelt, Rebecca Jane Kinnear, Kari Klanderud, Halvor Knutsen, Christopher C. Koenig, Alessandra R. Kortz, Kamil Král, Linda A. Kuhnz, Chao-yang Kuo, David J. Kushner, Claire Laguionie-marchais, Lesley T. Lancaster, Cheol Min Lee, Jonathan S. Lefcheck, Esther Lévesque, David Lightfoot, Francisco Lloret, John D. Lloyd, Adrià López-baucells, Maite Louzao, Joshua S. Madin, Borgþór Magnússon, Shahar Malamud, Iain McCombe Matthews, Kent P. Mcfarland, Brian Mcgill, Diane Mcknight, William O. Mclarney, Jason Meador, Peter L. Meserve, Daniel J. Metcalfe, Christoph F. J. Meyer, Anders Michelsen, Nataliya Milchakova, Tom Moens, Even Moland, Jon Moore, Carolina Mathias Moreira, Jörg Müller, Grace Murphy, Isla H. Myers-smith, Randall W. Myster, Andrew Naumov, Francis Neat, James A. Nelson, Michael Paul Nelson, Stephen F. Newton, Natalia Norden, Jeffrey C. Oliver, Esben M. Olsen, Vladimir G. Onipchenko, Krzysztof Pabis, Robert J. Pabst, Alain Paquette, Sinta Pardede, David Maxwell Paterson, Raphaël Pélissier, Josep Peñuelas, Alejandro Pérez-matus, Oscar Pizarro, Francesco Pomati, Eric Post, Herbert H. T. Prins, John C. Priscu, Pieter Provoost, Kathleen L. Prudic, Erkki Pulliainen, B. R. Ramesh, Andrew Rassweiler, Jose Eduardo Rebelo, Daniel C. Reed, Peter B. Reich, Suzanne M. Remillard, Anthony J. Richardson, J. Paul Richardson, Itai Van Rijn, Ricardo Rocha, Victor H. Rivera-monroy, Christian Rixen, Kevin P. Robinson, Ricardo Ribeiro Rodrigues, Denise De Cerqueira Rossa-feres, Lars Rudstam, Henry Ruhl, Catalina S. Ruz, Erica M. Sampaio, Nancy Rybicki, Andrew Rypel, Sofia Sal, Beatriz Salgado, Flavio A. M. Santos, Ana Paula Savassi-coutinho, Sara Scanga, Jochen Schmidt, Robert Schooley, Fakhrizal Setiawan, Kwang-tsao Shao, Gaius R. Shaver, Sally Sherman, Thomas W. Sherry, Jacek Siciński, Ana Carolina Da Silva, Fernando Rodrigues Da Silva, Fabio L. Silveira, Jasper Slingsby, Tracey Smart, Sara J. Snell, Nadejda A. Soudzilovskaia, Gabriel B. G. Souza, Flaviana Maluf Souza, Vinícius Castro Souza, Christopher D. Stallings, Rowan Stanforth, Emily H. Stanley, José Mauro Sterza, Maarten Stevens, Rick Stuart-smith, Yzel Rondon Suarez, Sarah Supp, Jorge Yoshio Tamashiro, Sukmaraharja Tarigan, Gary P. Thiede, Simon Thorn, Anne Tolvanen, Maria Teresa Zugliani Toniato, Ørjan Totland, Robert R. Twilley, Gediminas Vaitkus, Nelson Valdivia, Martha Isabel Vallejo, Thomas J. Valone, Carl Van Colen, Jan Vanaverbeke, Fabio Venturoli, Hans M. Verheye, Marcelo Vianna, Rui P. Vieira, Tomáš VrÅ¡ka, Con Quang Vu, Lien Van Vu, Robert B. Waide, Conor Waldock, Dave Watts, Sara Webb, Tomasz Wesołowski, Ethan P. White, Claire E. Widdicombe, Dustin Wilgers, Richard Williams, Stefan B. Williams, Mark Williamson, Michael R. Willig, Trevor J. Willis, Sonja Wipf, Kerry D. Woods, Eric J. Woehler, Michael L. Zettler 
Keywords: Biodiversity, Global, Spatial, Species richness, Temporal, Turnover

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Dr Andrew Blight
Blight, Dr Andrew: Laboratory Manager/Research Fellow

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Scottish Oceans Institute
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University of St Andrews
St Andrews
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Fife
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I am the laboratory manager for the Sediment Ecology Research Group (SERG). I am responsible for coordinating much of the research, training, teaching and administration within the group. I also coordinate the BL3000 Field Course module and teach on a number of other undergraduate and postgraduate modules within the School of Biology: BL1102 Biology 2, BL3308 Aquatic Ecology, BL3318 Biology of Marine Organisms, BL4201 Experimental Research Project and BL5304 Ecosystem-based Management of Marine Systems.


Prior to this I was a Research Fellow working on VECTORS; a large EU FP7 funded project which Finished in February 2015 (www.marine-vectors.eu). It consisted of 37 project partners from a variety of research institutions across Europe. The project set out to elucidate the drivers and pressures that cause change in marine life, the mechanisms by which they do so, their impacts on ecosystem structures and functioning and on the economics of associated marine sectors and society. It particularly focused on causes and consequences of invasive alien species, outbreak forming species and changes in fish distribution and productivity. I was directly involved with Work Package 3.1 which is split into three sections: systematic reviews on the impacts of macroalgal blooms and invasive ecosystem engineers; Biological Traits Analysis (BTA) which examined the link between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning; a case study which examined the impact of the invasive Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis) on sediment ecosystems.

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2018 (3)
Global Change Biology
vol.24 pp.906-924
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Diverse effects of invasive ecosystem engineers on marine biodiversity and ecosystem functions
Tamar Guy-Haim, Devin A. Lyons, Jonne Kotta, Henn Ojaveer, Ana M. Queirós, Eva Chatzinikolaou, Christos Arvanitidis, Serena Como, Paolo Magni, Andrew John Blight, Helen Orav-Kotta, Paul J. Somerfield, Tasman P. Crowe, Gil Rilov 
Keywords: Alien, Biodiversity-ecosystem functioning, Biological diversity, Decomposition, Ecosystem engineers, Invasive, Nutrient flux, Primary production, Sedimentation, Systematic review
2018 (10)
Journal of Sea Research
vol.140 pp.52-58
(Article)
The world is their oyster
C. Guy, Andrew John Blight, D. Smyth, D. Roberts 
Keywords: Invasive species, Epibiota, Biodiversity
2017 (11)
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
vol.97 pp.1479-1482
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2016
Journal of Biogeography
vol.43 pp.111-122
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2016 (25/2)
Aquaculture Environment Interactions
vol.8 pp.157-169
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Mr Irvine Davidson
Davidson, Mr Irvine: Technician

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Mr Irvine Davidson
Scottish Oceans Institute
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University of St Andrews
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Fife
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Dr Emma Defew
Defew, Dr Emma: Research Fellow

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Dr Emma Defew
Scottish Oceans Institute
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University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 8LB
Fife
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I am the Programme Co-ordinator for the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology Scotland. Find out more at www.masts.ac.uk

The Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS) is a pooling consortium of organisations engaged in marine science and represents the majority of Scotland's marine research capacity. The core members of MASTS are the Universities of St Andrews, Stirling, Aberdeen, Strathclyde, Glasgow, Highlands & Islands, Edinburgh Napier and Heriot Watt, together with Marine Scotland Science (a governmental department). Three further universities (Dundee, Edinburgh and the West of Scotland), a privately funded marine laboratory (St Abbs) and Scottish Natural Heritage (an NGO) are associate members. I work across and on behalf of all these organisations and institutions. MASTS has also recently formed a company – MAST-Scotland – which is a Company Limited by Guarantee with charitable status. Through this company MASTS can now act as a lead organisation on grant proposals, issue its own contracts and handle funding sources.

My role in MASTS is that of Programme Coordinator, where I provide day-to-day higher level administrative support together with coordinating, managing and delivering specific projects and programmes of work. I work within the MASTS Directorate and with the wider MASTS community to bring about a new approach to delivering marine science in Scotland.Examples of specific duties include:

? Organisation and running of the MASTS Annual Science Meeting and associated workshops

? Administration of the Centre of Research Expertise for Water (CREW) HEI Procurement process

? Acting as Secretariat for the MASTS Governance structures

? Organisation and running of the MASTS Grant Schemes

? Being an initial point of contact for the MASTS community

? Responsibility for elements of the MASTS Graduate School (i.e. Internships, Making the Most of Masters, and organisation of the Annual Retreat, short courses and training)

? Communication to the MASTS community via the website, Kelpie newsletter, webinars, and email lists

? Communication outwith the MASTS community (i.e. Annual reports to the SFC, coordination of outreach activities)

Other roles I have had include:

1) Being an Associate Scientist for SOI Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of St Andrews which offers a range of services that provide customers with the best information available for the management of marine and coastal resources by industry, government and NGOs. I have experience designing and managing research projects, ranging from small scale monitoring studies to large-scale interdisciplinary partnership projects. I work in freshwater, estuarine and marine environments.

2) I have project management skills and experience of working with sub-contractors and executive management groups at both UK and European levels.

3) I have excellent event management experience. As well as being responsible for the MASTS Annual Science Meeting which is now the largest gathering of marine scientists in the UK, I was a member of the organising committee for the World Conference on Marine Biodiversity. This conference was held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, 26-30 September 2011, and attracted over 1000 abstracts.

4) I am was the Post-doctoral Scientist working on the UK Ocean Acidification Programme, specifically in the “Impacts of ocean acidification on key benthic ecosystems, communities, habitats, species and life cycles” project. My role in the benthic acidification consortium was to assess the changes in structure and activity of surface biofilms and microphytobenthos assemblages to elevated carbon dioxide and temperature. I also assisted in the coordination of Aim 3, which determined the effects of ocean acidification on the overall function of key benthic habitats. www.oceanacidification.org.uk/

5) I was the Post-doctoral Scientist involved in the EU funded VECTORS project that investigated the drivers, pressures and vectors that cause change in marine life, the mechanisms by which they do so, and the impacts that they have on ecosystem structures and functioning, and on the economics of associated marine sectors and society. I assisted in the coordination of Work Package 1 which was a desk top review exercise to identify, prioritise and quantify direct and indirect pressures for change in European and Regional Seas. I was also involved in Work Package 3 which investigated the impacts of change on ecosystem structure and functioning. www.marine-vectors.eu/

6) I am a member of the Sediment Ecology Research Group and use field observations and manipulative experiments to address issues relating to benthic ecosystems. I am particularly interested in the ecophysiology and community dynamics of microphytobenthos to a variety of environmental variables and how this can affect sediment stability. For example, previous research has investigated the influence of elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations on a natural estuarine microphytobenthic assemblage. As a member of SERG I am involved in helping undergraduate and PhD students, occasional lecturing, teaching on field trips, and paper writing.

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Science of the Total Environment
vol.661 pp.155-167
(Article)
Factors affecting the spatial and temporal distribution of E. coli in intertidal estuarine sediments
David Maxwell Paterson, Tania Cecilia Mendo Aguilar, Emma Clare Defew, Marc I. Stutter, Lisa M. Avery 
Keywords: FIO, Estuaries, Pathogens, Bathing water quality, Sediments
2018 (1/10)
Water Research
vol.142 pp.159-166
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2013 (14/6)
PLoS One
vol.8 
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Large-scale variation in combined impacts of canopy loss and disturbance on community structure and ecosystem functioning
Tasman P. Crowe, Mathieu Cusson, Fabio Bulleri, Dominique Davoult, Francisco Arenas, Rebecca Jane Kinnear, Lisandro Benedetti-Cecchi, Stanislao Bevilacqua, Emma Clare Defew, Simonetta Fraschetti, Claire Gollety, John N. Griffin, Kristjan Herkuel, Jonne Kotta, Aline Migne, Markus Molis, Sophie K. Nicol, Laure M-L J. Noel, Isabel Sousa Pinto, Nelson Valdivia, Stefano Vaselli, Stuart R. Jenkins 
Keywords: Biodiversity loss, Intertidal community, Primary productivity, Marine biodiversity, Climate change, Rocky shores, Diversity, Assemblages, Stability, Identity

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Dr Rebecca Kinnear (ne Aspden)
Kinnear (ne Aspden), Dr Rebecca: SOTEAG Executive Officer

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General Information

My role is to manage the Shetland Oil Terminal Environmental Advisory Group.

For more than three decades, SOTEAG has continued to look after the interests of the environment around Shetland’s Sullom Voe Terminal and Port. It is recognised globally as a pioneering, world-class model of integrated coastal management based on its independent scientific monitoring and expert advice.

Today, SOTEAG’s role remains both relevant and essential – not only to assure the preservation of Sheltand’s natural heritage, but also to share with the rest of the world its experience of environmentally responsible industrial activity in a distinctive cultural setting and sensitive natural environment.

Please browse our website to find out more about SOTEAG and the crucial monitoring work that is carried out: https://www.soteag.org.uk/

History

Previously I was PDRA and Laboratory Manager for SERG. I have a PhD in Marine Ecology from the University St Andrews and a BSc in Coastal and Marine Ecology from the University Plymouth. During august 2000 I carried out an internship at the Alfred Wegner Institute in Sylt, Germany, studying the effects of a tube building polycheate reef on the sediment and faunal diversities within and surrounding it.
I worked for a marine and freshwater consultancy agency (Unicomarine Ltd) prior to joining SERG. During this time I was involved in the identification of invertebrate fauna found within samples taken for various projects. These contracts were undertaken for many different reasons including port development and dredging, coastal protection, fishery studies, and habitat surveys.

Publication record

Aspden, R. J., Vardy, S., Perkins, R.G., Davidson, I.R., Bates, R., and Paterson, D.M. 2004. The effects of clam fishing on the properties of surface sediments in the lagoon of Venice, Italy. Hydrology and Earth Systems Sciences, 8(2):160-169.

Aspden, R. J., Vardy, S., and Paterson, D.M. 2004. Salt Marsh Microbial Ecology: Microbes, Benthic Mats and Sediments Movement. The Ecogeomorphology of Tidal Marshes : Coastal and Estuarine Studies Series (AGU). Editors – Fagherazzi, S., Marani, M., and Blum, L.K.

F. Bulleri ; L. Benedetti-Cecchi ; M. Cusson ; E. Maggi ; F. Arenas ; R. J. Aspden ; I. Bertocci ; T. P. Crowe ; D. Davoult ; B. K. Eriksson ; S. Fraschetti ; C. Gollety ; J. N. Griffin ; S. R. Jenkins ; J. Kotta ; P. Kraufvelin ; M. Molis ; I. Sousa Pinto ; A. Terlizzi ; N. Valdivia ; D. M. Paterson. 2012. Temporal stability of European rocky shore assemblages: variation across a latitudinal gradient and the role of habitat-formers. Oikos, 121: 1801-1809.

Consalvey, M., Vardy, S., Aspden, R. J., Davidson, I. and Paterson, D.M. 2004. Two years in the life of the Eden Estuary: using a toolbox to assess change. Delivering sustainable coasts: connecting science and policy. Cambridge Publications. 355-360.

Crowe, T.P., Cusson, M., Bulleri, F., Davoult, D., Arenas F.,Aspden R.J., Benedetti-Cecchi, L., , Bevilacqua, S., , Davidson, I., Defew, E., , Fraschetti, S., , Golle´ ty, C., , Griffin, J.N., , Herkul, K., Kotta, J., Migne´, A., Molis, M., , Nicol, S.K., Noël, L.M-L.J., Sousa-Pinto, I., Valdivia, N., Vaselli, S., Jenkins, S.R. 2013. Large-Scale Variation in Combined Impacts of Canopy Loss and Disturbance on Community Structure and Ecosystem Functioning. PLoS One, 8(6): e66238.

Cusson, M., Crowe, T.P., Araújo, R., Arenas, F., Aspden R.J., Bulleri, F., Davoult, D., Dyson, K., Fraschetti, S., Herk?l, K., Hubas, C., Jenkins, S., Kotta, J., Kraufvelin, P., J., Migne´, A., Molis, M., Mulholland, O., Noël, L.M-L.J., Paterson, D.M., Saunders, J., Somerfield, P.J., Sousa-Pinto, I., Spilmont, N., Terlizzi, A., Benedetti-Cecchi, L. 2014. Relationships between biodiversity and the stability of marine ecosystems: comparisons at a European scale using meta-analysis. Journal of Sea Research, 98: 5-14.

Eckman, J.E., Andres, M.S., Marinelli, R.L., Bowlin, E., Reid, R.P., Aspden, R. J., and Paterson, D.M. 2008. Wave and sediment dynamics along a shallow subtidal sandy beach inhabited by modern stromatolites. Geobiology, 6: 22–32.

Heip, C., Hummel, H., van Avesaath, P., Arvanitidis, C., Aspden., R., Austen, M., Boero, F., Bouma, T.J., Boxshall, G., Bucholz, F., Crowe, T., Delaney, A., Deprez, T., Emblow, C., Feral, J.P., Gasol, J.M., Gooday, A., Hardy, J., Ianora, A., Kraberg, A., Mackenzie, B., Ojaveer, H., paterson, D., Rumohr, H., Schiedek, D., Sokolowski, A., Somerfield, P., Sousa Pinto, I., Vincx, M., Weslawski, J.M., Nash, R. 2009. Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning. ISSN 2009-2539.

Jonsson, P.R., van Duren, L.A., (Amielh, M., Asmus, R., Aspden, R.J., Daunys, D., Friedrichs, M., Friend, P.L., Olivier, F., Pope, N., Precht, E., Sauriau, P.G., and Schaaff, E. 2006. Making water flow: a comparison of the hydrodynamic characteristics of 12 different benthic biological flumes. Aquatic Ecology, 40 (4): 409-438.

Malarkey, J., Baas, J.H., Hope, J.A., Aspden, R.J., Parson, D.R., Peakall, J., Paterson, D.M., Schindler, R.J., Ye, L., Lichtman, I.D., Bass, S.J., Davies, A.G., Manning, A.J., Thorne, P.D. 2015, The Pervasive role of biological cohesion in bedform development. Doi: 10.1038/ncomms7257.

Parsons, D.R., R.J. Schindler, J.A. Hope, J. Malarkey, J.H. Baas, J. Peakall, A.J. Manning, L. Ye, S. Simmons, D.M. Paterson, R.J. Aspden, S.J. Bass, A.G. Davies, I.D. Lichtman and P.D. Thorne, 2016. The role of biophysical cohesion on subaqueous bed form size. Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 1566-1573, doi: 10.1002/2016GL067667. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016GL067667/full

Paterson, D.M., Aspden, R. J., Visscher, P.T., Consalvey, M., Andres, M., Decho, A.W., Stolz, J., Reid, P.R. 2008. Light-Dependant Biostabilisation of Sediments by Stromatolite Assemblages. PLoS One; 3(9):e3176.

Schindler, R. J., Parsons, D. R., Ye, L., Hope, J. A., Baas, J. H., Peakall, J., Manning, A. J., Aspden, R. J., Malarkey, J., Simmons, S., Paterson, D. M., Lichtman, I. D., Davies, A. G., Thorne, P. D. & Bass, S. J. 2015. Sticky stuff: redefining bedform prediction in modern and ancient environments. Geology, pp339-402.

Stoltz, J.F., Reid, P.R., Visscher, P.T., Decho, A. W., Norman, R.S., Aspden, R. J., Bowlin, E., Franks, J., Foster, J.S.,. Paterson, D.M., Przekop, K.M., GRAHAM J.C. Underwood, G.J.C., and Prufert-Bebout, L. 2009. The microbial communities of the modern marine stromatolites at Highborne Cay, Bahamas. Atoll Research Bulletin, 567: 1-29.

Books/Reports

Paterson, D. M., Aspden, R. J. & Reid, P. 2010. Biodynamics of Modern Marine Stromatolites, In:

Microbial Mats: Modern and Ancient Microorganisms in Stratified Systems: Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology. Seckbach, J. & Oren, A. (eds.). NY: Springer, Vol. 14, p. 223-235

Solan, M., Aspden, R.J., Paterson, D,M. 2012. Marine biodiversity futures and ecosystem functioning: frameworks, methodologies and integration. Oxford University Press.

Paterson, D.M., Aspden, R. J., and Black, K. 2009. Intertidal flats: Ecosytem functioning of soft sediment systems. In: Coastal Wetlands: An Integrated Ecosystem Approach. pp317-338. Elsevier Academic Press

Franks, J., Reid, R.P., Aspden, R.J., Underwood, G.J.C., Paterson, D.M., Prufert-Bebout, L., and Stoltz, J.F. 2010. Ooid Accreting Diatom Communities from the Modern Marine Stromatolites at Highborne Cay, Bahamas, In: Microbial Mats: Modern and Ancient Microorganisms in Stratified Systems: Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology. Seckbach, J. & Oren, A. (eds.). NY: Springer, Vol. 14, p. 275-285.

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2018 (24/7)
Global Ecology and Biogeography
vol.27 pp.760-786
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BioTIME
Maria Dornelas, Laura H. Antão, Faye Helen Moyes, Amanda E. Bates, Anne Magurran, DuÅ¡an Adam, Asem A. Akhmetzhanova, Ward Appeltans, José Manuel Arcos, Narayanan Ayyappan, Gal Badihi, Andrew H. Baird, Tiago Egydio Barreto, Claus Bässler, Alecia Bellgrove, Jonathan Belmaker, Lisandro Benedetti-cecchi, Brian J. Bett, Anne D. Bjorkman, Magdalena Błażewicz, Shane A. Blowes, Christopher P. Bloch, Timothy C. Bonebrake, Susan Boyd, Matt Bradford, Andrew J. Brooks, James H. Brown, Helge Bruelheide, Phaedra Budy, Fernando Carvalho, Edward Castañeda-moya, Chaolun Allen Chen, John F. Chamblee, Tory J. Chase, Laura Siegwart Collier, Sharon K. Collinge, Richard Condit, Elisabeth J. Cooper, J. Hans C. Cornelissen, Unai Cotano, Shannan Kyle Crow, Gabriella Damasceno, Claire H. Davies, Robert A. Davis, Frank P. Day, Steven Degraer, Tim S. Doherty, Timothy E. Dunn, Giselda Durigan, J. Emmett Duffy, Dor Edelist, Graham J. Edgar, Robin Elahi, Sarah C. Elmendorf, Anders Enemar, S. K. Morgan Ernest, Rubén Escribano, Marc Estiarte, Brian S. Evans, Tung-yung Fan, Fabiano Turini Farah, Luiz Loureiro Fernandes, Fábio Z. Farneda, Alessandra Fidelis, Robert Fitt, Anna Maria Fosaa, Geraldo Antonio Daher Correa Franco, Grace E. Frank, William R. Fraser, Hernando García, Roberto Cazzolla Gatti, Or Givan, Elizabeth Gorgone-barbosa, William A. Gould, Corinna Gries, Gary D. Grossman, Julio R. Gutierréz, Stephen Hale, Mark E. Harmon, John Harte, Gary Haskins, Donald L. Henshaw, Luise Hermanutz, Pamela Hidalgo, Pedro Higuchi, Andrew Hoey, Gert Van Hoey, Annika Hofgaard, Kristen Holeck, Robert D. Hollister, Richard Holmes, Mia Hoogenboom, Chih-hao Hsieh, Stephen P. Hubbell, Falk Huettmann, Christine L. Huffard, Allen H. Hurlbert, Natália Macedo Ivanauskas, David Janík, Ute Jandt, Anna Jażdżewska, Tore Johannessen, Jill Johnstone, Julia Jones, Jungwon Kang, Tasrif Kartawijaya, Erin C. Keeley, Douglas A. Kelt, Rebecca Jane Kinnear, Kari Klanderud, Halvor Knutsen, Christopher C. Koenig, Alessandra R. Kortz, Kamil Král, Linda A. Kuhnz, Chao-yang Kuo, David J. Kushner, Claire Laguionie-marchais, Lesley T. Lancaster, Cheol Min Lee, Jonathan S. Lefcheck, Esther Lévesque, David Lightfoot, Francisco Lloret, John D. Lloyd, Adrià López-baucells, Maite Louzao, Joshua S. Madin, Borgþór Magnússon, Shahar Malamud, Iain McCombe Matthews, Kent P. Mcfarland, Brian Mcgill, Diane Mcknight, William O. Mclarney, Jason Meador, Peter L. Meserve, Daniel J. Metcalfe, Christoph F. J. Meyer, Anders Michelsen, Nataliya Milchakova, Tom Moens, Even Moland, Jon Moore, Carolina Mathias Moreira, Jörg Müller, Grace Murphy, Isla H. Myers-smith, Randall W. Myster, Andrew Naumov, Francis Neat, James A. Nelson, Michael Paul Nelson, Stephen F. Newton, Natalia Norden, Jeffrey C. Oliver, Esben M. Olsen, Vladimir G. Onipchenko, Krzysztof Pabis, Robert J. Pabst, Alain Paquette, Sinta Pardede, David Maxwell Paterson, Raphaël Pélissier, Josep Peñuelas, Alejandro Pérez-matus, Oscar Pizarro, Francesco Pomati, Eric Post, Herbert H. T. Prins, John C. Priscu, Pieter Provoost, Kathleen L. Prudic, Erkki Pulliainen, B. R. Ramesh, Andrew Rassweiler, Jose Eduardo Rebelo, Daniel C. Reed, Peter B. Reich, Suzanne M. Remillard, Anthony J. Richardson, J. Paul Richardson, Itai Van Rijn, Ricardo Rocha, Victor H. Rivera-monroy, Christian Rixen, Kevin P. Robinson, Ricardo Ribeiro Rodrigues, Denise De Cerqueira Rossa-feres, Lars Rudstam, Henry Ruhl, Catalina S. Ruz, Erica M. Sampaio, Nancy Rybicki, Andrew Rypel, Sofia Sal, Beatriz Salgado, Flavio A. M. Santos, Ana Paula Savassi-coutinho, Sara Scanga, Jochen Schmidt, Robert Schooley, Fakhrizal Setiawan, Kwang-tsao Shao, Gaius R. Shaver, Sally Sherman, Thomas W. Sherry, Jacek Siciński, Ana Carolina Da Silva, Fernando Rodrigues Da Silva, Fabio L. Silveira, Jasper Slingsby, Tracey Smart, Sara J. Snell, Nadejda A. Soudzilovskaia, Gabriel B. G. Souza, Flaviana Maluf Souza, Vinícius Castro Souza, Christopher D. Stallings, Rowan Stanforth, Emily H. Stanley, José Mauro Sterza, Maarten Stevens, Rick Stuart-smith, Yzel Rondon Suarez, Sarah Supp, Jorge Yoshio Tamashiro, Sukmaraharja Tarigan, Gary P. Thiede, Simon Thorn, Anne Tolvanen, Maria Teresa Zugliani Toniato, Ørjan Totland, Robert R. Twilley, Gediminas Vaitkus, Nelson Valdivia, Martha Isabel Vallejo, Thomas J. Valone, Carl Van Colen, Jan Vanaverbeke, Fabio Venturoli, Hans M. Verheye, Marcelo Vianna, Rui P. Vieira, Tomáš VrÅ¡ka, Con Quang Vu, Lien Van Vu, Robert B. Waide, Conor Waldock, Dave Watts, Sara Webb, Tomasz Wesołowski, Ethan P. White, Claire E. Widdicombe, Dustin Wilgers, Richard Williams, Stefan B. Williams, Mark Williamson, Michael R. Willig, Trevor J. Willis, Sonja Wipf, Kerry D. Woods, Eric J. Woehler, Michael L. Zettler 
Keywords: Biodiversity, Global, Spatial, Species richness, Temporal, Turnover
2016 (19/2)
Geophysical Research Letters
vol.Early View pp.1-8
(Article)
The role of biophysical cohesion on subaqueous bed form size
Daniel R. Parsons, Robert J. Schindler, Jonathan Malarkey, Jaco H. Baas, Jeffrey Peakall, Andrew J. Manning, Leiping Ye, Steve Simmons, David Maxwell Paterson, Rebecca Jane Kinnear, Sarah J. Bass, Alan G. Davies, Ian D. Lichtman, Peter D. Thorne 
Keywords: Geomorphology: general, Sediment transport, Sediment, Bed forms, Cohesivity, Roughness, Biophysical
2015 (5)
Geology
vol.43 pp.399-402
(Article)
Sticky stuff
R.J. Schindler, D.R. Parsons, L. Ye, J.H. Baas, J. Peakall, A.J. Manning, Rebecca Jane Kinnear, J. Malarkey, S. Simmons, David Maxwell Paterson, I.D. Lichtman, A.G. Davies, P.D. Thorne, S.J. Bass 
2015 (6/2)
Nature Communications
vol.6 
(Article)
The pervasive role of biological cohesion in bedform development
Jonathan Malarkey, Jaco Baas, Rebecca Jane Kinnear, Daniel R. Parsons, Jeff Peakall, David Maxwell Paterson, Robert Schindler, Leiping Ye, Ian D. Lichtman, Sarah J. Bass, Alan G. Davies, Andrews J. Manning, Peter D. Thorne 
Keywords: Biological cohesion, Sediment erosion, EPS, Bedform dynamicsEnvironmental Science(all)
2014
Journal of Sea Research

(Article)
Relationships between biodiversity and the stability of marine ecosystems
M. Cusson, T.P. Crowe, R. Arau´jo, F. Arenas, Rebecca Jane Kinnear, F. Bulleri, D. Davoult, S. Fraschetti, K. Herku¨l, Cedric Roger Rene Hubas, S. Jenkins, J. Kotta, P. Kraufvelin, A. Migne´, M. Molis, O. Mulholland, L.M.-L.J. Noe¨l, David Maxwell Paterson, P.J. Somerfield, I. Sousa-Pinto, N. Spilmont, A. Terlizzi, L. Benedetti-Cecchi 
Keywords: Biodiversity ecosystem functioning, Temporal variability, Diversity-stability relationships, Community variability, Benthic marine coastal habits

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Research into the potential of restoring fringe saltmarsh has led to a multi-year and multi-partnership project ‘Saltmarshes on the Fringe’ that aims to restore approximately three linear kilometres of this valuable habitat to the local and internationally important Eden Estuary. This is a cost-effective and adaptive, yet largely unexplored, coastal management strategy that can improve the ecological status of degraded saltmarshes, extend the lifespan of vulnerable sea defences and create more sustainable and resilient shorelines.

Greenhouse and field based trials will develop methods to increase the transplant yield of native saltmarsh species and reduce wave stress in newly created saltmarsh. The production of saltmarsh restoration guidelines will allow the strategy to be transferred to other estuaries with similarly degraded habitats and shorelines.

The current project is funded by Scottish Natural Heritage and the Fife Environment Trust, and follows on from the support of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, the Ministry of Defence and the St Andrews Links Trust.

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Seabird population monitoring, seabird ecology and marine pollution impacts are my focal interests. Based on Shetland, I run the long-term seabird monitoring programme of the Shetland Oil Terminal Environmental Advisory Group (SOTEAG, Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews). Key components of my work include quantifying the population dynamics of breeding and wintering seabirds, pollution monitoring and impact assessment, and planning and coordinating wildlife pollution response strategies.

SOTEAG is globally recognised as a model-example environmental advisory organisation, that provides independent scientific monitoring and expert advice to industry and community stakeholders, in the interest of environmentally responsible industrial activity in a distinctive cultural setting and sensitive natural environment.

Please visit our website to find out more about SOTEAG and the ecological monitoring work carried out on Shetland: www.soteag.org.uk

 

History

My professional background is primarily scientific research and monitoring, specialising on seabirds and migratory birds. I have worked in a variety of exciting locations for these groups, for example St Kilda, Fair Isle, Ascension Island and the Falklands. Enabling people to engage with wildlife and science has always been a big part of my working life. Alongside my career as a scientist, working in Cambridge, Glasgow and Aberdeen for example, I have also worked as a reserves warden and wildlife tour guide.

 

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Miles, W. T. S., Bolton, M., Davis, P., Dennis, R., Broad, R., Robertson, I., Riddiford, N. J., Harvey, P., Riddington, R., Shaw, D. N., Parnaby, D. & Reid, J. M. 2016. Quantifying full phenological event distributions reveals simultaneous advances, temporal stability and delays in spring and autumn migration timing in long-distance migratory birds. Global Change Biology 23: 1400-1414.

Miles, W. T. S., Mavor, R., Riddiford, N. J., Harvey, P. V., Riddington, R., Shaw, D. N., Parnaby, D. & Reid, J. M.  2015.  Decline in an Atlantic Puffin population: evaluation of magnitude and mechanisms.  PLoS ONE 10(7): e0131527. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0131527.

Miles, W. T. S., Parsons, M., Close, A. J., Luxmoore, R., Furness, R. W. 2013. Predator avoidance behaviour in a nocturnal petrel exposed to a novel predator. Ibis 155: 16-31.

Miles, W. T. S., Money, S. L., Luxmoore, R. & Furness, R. W. 2010. Effects of artificial lights and moonlight on petrels at St Kilda. Bird Study 57: 244-251.

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Runnacles Goodridge, Miss Heather: SOTEAG Engagement Officer

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Mr Ben Taylor
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I joined the SERG team in September 2014 on a PhD, my project is investigating the ‘restoration of saltmarsh areas and the potential to subsidise these through the blue carbon market’. The loss or degradation of ecosystems is a trait being observed all over the world; with coastal areas being no exception – experiencing loss through land use change, for example conversion to farmland, and the process of ‘squeezing’ as climate change induced sea level rise and hard engineered coastal flood defences leave little room for the ecosystem to adapt. This will also mean the loss of their associated important and useful ecosystem goods and services; e.g. coastal protection or carbon sequestration. Thus it is important to maintain and restore such areas, however this ability is limited by a variety of factors; with perhaps the most influential being the costs involved - economically and socially.

My research will have two main areas of focus; firstly grounded in ecology – with saltmarsh ecosystems and the various processes occurring within them (carbon sequestration) being the crux, secondly there will be a focus on economics – namely the way in which ecosystem services (direct or indirect) are valued and can generate income for management and restoration. Through the PhD I will evaluate the process of restoration of saltmarshes and assess the influence in terms of increased carbon sequestration and storage. Further to this I’ll also investigate the way in which carbon is stored in, transported to and exported from salt marsh systems and thus assess areas of restoration that could improve sequestration capacity. Along with these various ecological data I will consider the economic value of the ecosystem and how payments for ecosystem services (namely carbon financing) could be accessed and best invested in current and future restoration projects.

The overall aim of the research is to develop sound strategies that will facilitate increased carbon potential through restoration and maintenance of salt marsh areas being subsidised by payment for the ecosystem services of carbon sequestration; resulting in a self-perpetuating system of conservation.

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Background:

I graduated from the University of Portsmouth, UK with a degree in Biology in 2010. Since graduating I have spent time in Madagascar running a mangrove conservation NGO, working with a rural community to help them restore and sustainably use their forest resource. I have also spent time working with an ecological consultancy in the UK.

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Wyness, Dr Adam: Research Fellow

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I am a Post-doctoral Scientist working on the John Templeton Foundation funded ‘Extended Evolutionary Synthesis’ project (www.extendedevolutionarysynthesis.com/). My role in this project is to investigate the impact of niche construction by ecosystem engineers on the evolutionary trajectories of bacteria. This is explored using controlled mesocosm experiments containing estuarine sediments, the presence or absence of macrofaunal ecosystem engineers and both clinically-relevant and natural bacterial assemblages. Experiments individually target how a) single and multiple ecosystem engineers modify habitat and selection pressures with synergistic or conflicting niche construction, and b) the evolutionary consequences for bacteria. This work is performed in collaboration with Prof. Matt Holden from the School of Medicine at St Andrews.

I achieved my BSc in Biology from Bangor University in 2012. My dissertation project was a continuation of an SfAM funded ‘Students into Work’ project I worked on in 2011, focussing on the role of estuarine suspended particulate material in the persistence of Escherichia coli in estuaries. This led me to a PhD on ‘The influence of sediment characteristics on the abundance and distribution of E. coli in estuarine sediments’ that was a joint studentship between the Human and Animal Pathogens in the Environment group at The James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen, and the Sediment Ecology Research Group (SERG) here at the University of St Andrews.

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