I M Head

Summary

Affiliation: University of Newcastle
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The phylogenetic position and ultrastructure of the uncultured bacterium Achromatium oxaliferum
    I M Head
    Newcastle Research Group in Fossil Fuels and Environmental Geochemistry University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Microbiology 142:2341-54. 1996
  2. ncbi request reprint Bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbon contaminants in marine habitats
    I M Head
    Fossil Fuels and Environmental Geochemistry Postgraduate Institute and Centre for Molecular Ecology, Drummond Building, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 10:234-9. 1999
  3. ncbi request reprint Marine microorganisms make a meal of oil
    Ian M Head
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
    Nat Rev Microbiol 4:173-82. 2006
  4. pmc The quantitative significance of Syntrophaceae and syntrophic partnerships in methanogenic degradation of crude oil alkanes
    N D Gray
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
    Environ Microbiol 13:2957-75. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Methanogenic degradation of petroleum hydrocarbons in subsurface environments remediation, heavy oil formation, and energy recovery
    N D Gray
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Adv Appl Microbiol 72:137-61. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Crude-oil biodegradation via methanogenesis in subsurface petroleum reservoirs
    D M Jones
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
    Nature 451:176-80. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint A stable isotope titration method to determine the contribution of acetate disproportionation and carbon dioxide reduction to methanogenesis
    N D Gray
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences and Centre for Molecular Ecology, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
    J Microbiol Methods 65:180-6. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Acidophilic microbial communities associated with a natural, biodegraded hydrocarbon seepage
    W F M Röling
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences and Institute for Research on the Environment and Sustainability, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    J Appl Microbiol 101:290-9. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint A comparison of autotrophic ammonia-oxidizing bacteria in full- and laboratory-scale wastewater treatment reactors
    A K Rowan
    Centre of Molecular Ecology, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Water Sci Technol 46:319-22. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint A comparitive study of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria in lab-scale industrial wastewater treatment reactors
    A K Rowan
    Fossil Fuels and Environmental Geochemistry, Civil Engineering, Microbiology and Centre of Molecular Ecology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
    Water Sci Technol 48:17-24. 2003

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  1. ncbi request reprint The phylogenetic position and ultrastructure of the uncultured bacterium Achromatium oxaliferum
    I M Head
    Newcastle Research Group in Fossil Fuels and Environmental Geochemistry University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Microbiology 142:2341-54. 1996
    ..A. oxaliferum cells were confirmed as the source of the 16S rRNA sequence obtained, by the use of a fluorescently-labelled 16S rRNA-targeted oligonucleotide specific for the A. oxaliferum rRNA sequence...
  2. ncbi request reprint Bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbon contaminants in marine habitats
    I M Head
    Fossil Fuels and Environmental Geochemistry Postgraduate Institute and Centre for Molecular Ecology, Drummond Building, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 10:234-9. 1999
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  3. ncbi request reprint Marine microorganisms make a meal of oil
    Ian M Head
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
    Nat Rev Microbiol 4:173-82. 2006
    ....
  4. pmc The quantitative significance of Syntrophaceae and syntrophic partnerships in methanogenic degradation of crude oil alkanes
    N D Gray
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
    Environ Microbiol 13:2957-75. 2011
    ..qPCR of the Methanomicrobiales indicated growth characteristics consistent with measured rates of methane production and growth in partnership with Smithella...
  5. doi request reprint Methanogenic degradation of petroleum hydrocarbons in subsurface environments remediation, heavy oil formation, and energy recovery
    N D Gray
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Adv Appl Microbiol 72:137-61. 2010
    ..These studies have also identified the potential to engineer methanogenic processes to enhance the recovery of energy assets as biogenic methane from residual oils stranded in petroleum systems...
  6. ncbi request reprint Crude-oil biodegradation via methanogenesis in subsurface petroleum reservoirs
    D M Jones
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
    Nature 451:176-80. 2008
    ..Energy recovery from oilfields in the form of methane, based on accelerating natural methanogenic biodegradation, may offer a route to economic production of difficult-to-recover energy from oilfields...
  7. ncbi request reprint A stable isotope titration method to determine the contribution of acetate disproportionation and carbon dioxide reduction to methanogenesis
    N D Gray
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences and Centre for Molecular Ecology, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
    J Microbiol Methods 65:180-6. 2006
    ..9) of methane production was due to acetate disproportionation and 28.9% (se 1.9) of methane production resulted from CO(2) reduction. This is in agreement with theoretical predictions and other empirical measurements of methanogenesis...
  8. ncbi request reprint Acidophilic microbial communities associated with a natural, biodegraded hydrocarbon seepage
    W F M Röling
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences and Institute for Research on the Environment and Sustainability, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    J Appl Microbiol 101:290-9. 2006
    ..This knowledge will contribute to the design of oil bioremediation strategies for polluted acidic settings...
  9. ncbi request reprint A comparison of autotrophic ammonia-oxidizing bacteria in full- and laboratory-scale wastewater treatment reactors
    A K Rowan
    Centre of Molecular Ecology, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Water Sci Technol 46:319-22. 2002
    ..The importance of these minor constituents in the overall performance of the reactor is unknown. Nonetheless the lab-scale reactor in this study did appear to reflect the dominant AOB community within the full-scale equivalent...
  10. ncbi request reprint A comparitive study of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria in lab-scale industrial wastewater treatment reactors
    A K Rowan
    Fossil Fuels and Environmental Geochemistry, Civil Engineering, Microbiology and Centre of Molecular Ecology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
    Water Sci Technol 48:17-24. 2003
    ..Furthermore, the industrial input in both effluents apparently selected for salt tolerant AOB, most closely related to Nitrosococcus mobilis and Nitrosomonas halophila...
  11. pmc Robust hydrocarbon degradation and dynamics of bacterial communities during nutrient-enhanced oil spill bioremediation
    Wilfred F M Röling
    Fossil Fuels and Environmental Geochemistry and Centre for Molecular Ecology, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, United Kingdom
    Appl Environ Microbiol 68:5537-48. 2002
    ..However, although the overall diversity was similar, there were considerable qualitative differences in the community structure before and after the bioremediation treatments...
  12. ncbi request reprint Modeling taxa-abundance distributions in microbial communities using environmental sequence data
    William T Sloan
    Department of Civil Engineering, University of Glasgow, Oakfield Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8LT, UK
    Microb Ecol 53:443-55. 2007
    ..We argue that to overcome this, so that microbial ecologists can characterize large microbial communities from small samples, mathematical models that encapsulate sampling effects are required...
  13. ncbi request reprint Neutral assembly of bacterial communities
    Stephen Woodcock
    Department of Civil Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 62:171-80. 2007
    ..In doing so, a simple quantitative ecological mechanism to explain observations in microbial ecology is simultaneously offered and the predictive power of NCMs is demonstrated...
  14. ncbi request reprint The biogeographical distribution of closely related freshwater sediment bacteria is determined by environmental selection
    Neil D Gray
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    ISME J 1:596-605. 2007
    ..Our findings definitively demonstrate that environmental selection is the primary determinant of Achromatium community structure in these sediments...
  15. ncbi request reprint Thermodynamic constraints on methanogenic crude oil biodegradation
    Jan Dolfing
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    ISME J 2:442-52. 2008
    ....
  16. pmc Agreement between theory and measurement in quantification of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria
    Gulnur Coskuner
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle NE1 7RU, United Kingdom
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:6325-34. 2005
    ..Moreover, when measured AOB biomass was compared with process-based estimates of AOB biomass, the two values were in agreement...
  17. ncbi request reprint The microbiology of hydrocarbon degradation in subsurface petroleum reservoirs: perspectives and prospects
    Wilfred F M Röling
    NRG, Petroleum Group, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Drummond Building, University of Newcastle, NE1 7RU, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Res Microbiol 154:321-8. 2003
    ..We summarise available knowledge and conjecture on the dominant biological processes active during subsurface petroleum biodegradation...
  18. ncbi request reprint Biological activity in the deep subsurface and the origin of heavy oil
    Ian M Head
    NRG petroleum group, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle, NE1 7RU, UK
    Nature 426:344-52. 2003
    ....
  19. pmc Bacterial community dynamics and hydrocarbon degradation during a field-scale evaluation of bioremediation on a mudflat beach contaminated with buried oil
    Wilfred F M Röling
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences and Centre for Molecular Ecology, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, United Kingdom
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:2603-13. 2004
    ..Field data were compared to the results of previous laboratory microcosm experiments, which revealed significant differences...
  20. ncbi request reprint Adaptation of sympatric Achromatium spp. to different redox conditions as a mechanism for coexistence of functionally similar sulphur bacteria
    Neil D Gray
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
    Environ Microbiol 6:669-77. 2004
    ..RY8 was more sensitive to sediment redox conditions than the other Achromatium species. Given the heterogeneous nature of sedimentary environments, redox-related niche differentiation may promote coexistence of sympatric Achromatium spp...
  21. pmc Response of Archaeal communities in beach sediments to spilled oil and bioremediation
    Wilfred F M Röling
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences and Centre for Molecular Ecology, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, United Kingdom
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:2614-20. 2004
    ..A minor contribution of group I uncultured Crenarchaeota was observed...
  22. pmc Development of a rapid assay for determining the relative abundance of bacteria
    Arlene K Rowan
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Cassie Building, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, United Kingdom
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:8481-90. 2005
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Theoretical ecology for engineering biology
    Thomas P Curtis
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Environ Sci Technol 37:64A-70A. 2003
  24. ncbi request reprint Microbial landscapes: new paths to biofilm research
    Tom J Battin
    Department of Freshwater Ecology, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, A 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Nat Rev Microbiol 5:76-81. 2007
    ..Here, we suggest a concept for biofilm research that is spatially explicit and solidly rooted in ecological theory, which might serve as a universal approach to the study of the numerous facets of biofilms...
  25. pmc What is the extent of prokaryotic diversity?
    Thomas P Curtis
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle NE1 7RU, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 361:2023-37. 2006
    ..However, if such models were properly validated, they could form invaluable tools for the prediction of microbial diversity and a basis for the systematic exploration of microbial diversity on the planet...
  26. ncbi request reprint Electricity generation from cysteine in a microbial fuel cell
    Bruce E Logan
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 212 Sackett Bldg, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Water Res 39:942-52. 2005
    ..16S rRNA-based analysis of the biofilm on the anode of the MFC indicated that the predominant organisms were Shewanella spp. closely related to Shewanella affinis (37% of 16S rRNA gene sequences recovered in clone libraries)...
  27. ncbi request reprint Taxa-area relationships for microbes: the unsampled and the unseen
    Stephen Woodcock
    Ecol Lett 9:805-12. 2006
    ..More generally, this suggests that our search for patterns and laws in the microbial world will be profoundly influenced and, potentially distorted by the sample sizes that are typical of microbial community surveys...
  28. ncbi request reprint Quantifying the roles of immigration and chance in shaping prokaryote community structure
    William T Sloan
    Department of Civil Engineering, University of Glasgow, Oakfield Avenue, Glasgow G12 8LT, UK
    Environ Microbiol 8:732-40. 2006
    ..However, its success suggests that chance and immigration are important forces in shaping the patterns seen in prokaryotic communities...
  29. ncbi request reprint Occurrence and activity of Archaea in aerated activated sludge wastewater treatment plants
    Neil D Gray
    Fossil Fuels and Environmental Geochemistry Postgraduate Institute NRG, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
    Environ Microbiol 4:158-68. 2002
    ..The relatively low rates of methanogenesis measured indicated that, although active, the methanogens play a minor role in carbon turnover in activated sludge...