David M Paterson
Affiliation: University of St Andrews
- Light-dependant biostabilisation of sediments by stromatolite assemblagesDavid M Paterson
Sediment Ecology Research Group, Gatty Marine Laboratory, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom
PLoS ONE 3:e3176. 2008....
- The stabilisation potential of individual and mixed assemblages of natural bacteria and microalgaeHelen V Lubarsky
Sediment Ecology Research Group, Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom
PLoS ONE 5:e13794. 2010..This information contributes to the conceptual understanding of the microbial sediment engineering that represents an important ecosystem function and service in aquatic habitats...
- Impact of biodiversity-climate futures on primary production and metabolism in a model benthic estuarine systemNatalie Hicks
Sediment Ecology Research Group, Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews, East Sands, Fife, UK
BMC Ecol 11:7. 2011..This experimental design specifically addresses interactions between the selected climate change variables and any ecological consequences caused by changes in species composition or richness...
- The engineering potential of natural benthic bacterial assemblages in terms of the erosion resistance of sedimentsSabine Ulrike Gerbersdorf
Sediment Ecology Research Group, Gatty Marine Laboratory, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK
FEMS Microbiol Ecol 66:282-94. 2008..The data show both the importance of bacterial assemblages for microbial sediment stabilization and that a change in abiotic conditions can significantly affect sediment stabilization...
- Influence of macrofaunal assemblages and environmental heterogeneity on microphytobenthic production in experimental systemsKirstie E Dyson
Gatty Marine Laboratory, University of St Andrews, Fife KY16 8LB, UK
Proc Biol Sci 274:2547-54. 2007..Our findings demonstrate that organic enrichment can cause the development of heterogeneity which influences infaunal bioturbation and consequent nutrient generation, a driver of microphytobenthic production...
- The impact of organic pollution on the macrobenthic fauna of Dubai Creek (UAE)James E Saunders
Sediment Ecology Research Group, Gatty Marine Laboratory, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, UK
Mar Pollut Bull 54:1715-23. 2007..However, some evidence of the pollution effect moving into the lower creek was found. The results are considered in light of current and historic organic loading within the creek and future developments in the area...