Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

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Organization: Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Country: UK

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  1. doi Effects of sieving, drying and rewetting upon soil bacterial community structure and respiration rates
    Bruce C Thomson
    Centre for Ecology Hydrology, Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, OX10 8BB, United Kingdom
    J Microbiol Methods 83:69-73. 2010
  2. ncbi The 3' untranslated region of tick-borne flaviviruses originated by the duplication of long repeat sequences within the open reading frame
    T S Gritsun
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Mansfield Rd, Oxford 0X1 3SR, UK
    Virology 354:217-23. 2006
  3. ncbi Estimating the reduction of urban PM10 concentrations by trees within an environmental information system for planners
    W J Bealey
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Edinburgh, Bush Estate, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26 0QB, UK
    J Environ Manage 85:44-58. 2007
  4. ncbi Progress in understanding the sources, deposition and above-ground fate of trichloroacetic acid
    J Neil Cape
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Bush Estate, Penicuik, Midlothian, UK
    Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 13:276-86. 2006
  5. ncbi Reaction of mutualistic and granivorous ants to ulex elaiosome chemicals
    Nicola Gammans
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, CEH Dorset, Winfrith Technology Centre, Dorchester, DT2 8ZD, UK
    J Chem Ecol 32:1935-47. 2006
  6. ncbi The 3' untranslated regions of Kamiti River virus and Cell fusing agent virus originated by self-duplication
    T S Gritsun
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3SR, UK
    J Gen Virol 87:2615-9. 2006
  7. ncbi Multiple cosmopolitan ecotypes within a microbial eukaryote morphospecies
    Bland J Finlay
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Winfrith Technology Centre, Winfrith Newburgh, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8ZD, UK
    Protist 157:377-90. 2006
  8. ncbi Plant-plant interactions and environmental change
    Rob W Brooker
    NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Banchory Research Station, Hill of Brathens, Banchory AB31 4BW, UK
    New Phytol 171:271-84. 2006
  9. ncbi Identifying ozone-sensitive communities of (semi-)natural vegetation suitable for mapping exceedance of critical levels
    G Mills
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Deiniol Road, Bangor LL57 2UP, UK
    Environ Pollut 146:736-43. 2007
  10. ncbi Effect of microbial pathogens on the diversity of aquatic populations, notably in Europe
    Rodolphe E Gozlan
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Winfrith Technology Centre, Winfrith Newburgh, Dorchester DT2 8ZD, United Kingdom
    Microbes Infect 8:1358-64. 2006

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  1. doi Effects of sieving, drying and rewetting upon soil bacterial community structure and respiration rates
    Bruce C Thomson
    Centre for Ecology Hydrology, Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, OX10 8BB, United Kingdom
    J Microbiol Methods 83:69-73. 2010
    ..Our findings suggest that if soil homogenisation must be performed, then fresh sieving of wet soil is preferable to drying and rewetting in approximating the bacterial diversity and functioning of intact cores...
  2. ncbi The 3' untranslated region of tick-borne flaviviruses originated by the duplication of long repeat sequences within the open reading frame
    T S Gritsun
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Mansfield Rd, Oxford 0X1 3SR, UK
    Virology 354:217-23. 2006
    ..We propose that the 3'UTR, and possibly the open reading frame, evolved through multiple duplications, deletions and mutations of a primordial sequence element...
  3. ncbi Estimating the reduction of urban PM10 concentrations by trees within an environmental information system for planners
    W J Bealey
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Edinburgh, Bush Estate, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26 0QB, UK
    J Environ Manage 85:44-58. 2007
    ..In this way, for any new developments that contribute to the local PM(10) level, the mitigation by planting trees can be assessed, and in some cases, reductions can be sufficient to meet air quality objectives for PM(10)...
  4. ncbi Progress in understanding the sources, deposition and above-ground fate of trichloroacetic acid
    J Neil Cape
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Bush Estate, Penicuik, Midlothian, UK
    Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 13:276-86. 2006
    ..This paper is a companion to the recent review paper by Laturnus et al. (2005) on TCA in soils, presenting a complementary review of knowledge gaps in the sources and fate of trichloroacetic acid (TCA) in plants...
  5. ncbi Reaction of mutualistic and granivorous ants to ulex elaiosome chemicals
    Nicola Gammans
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, CEH Dorset, Winfrith Technology Centre, Dorchester, DT2 8ZD, UK
    J Chem Ecol 32:1935-47. 2006
    ..This could reduce seed predation and increase Ulex fitness...
  6. ncbi The 3' untranslated regions of Kamiti River virus and Cell fusing agent virus originated by self-duplication
    T S Gritsun
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3SR, UK
    J Gen Virol 87:2615-9. 2006
    ..These data provide new insights into the evolution of the flavivirus 3'UTR...
  7. ncbi Multiple cosmopolitan ecotypes within a microbial eukaryote morphospecies
    Bland J Finlay
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Winfrith Technology Centre, Winfrith Newburgh, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8ZD, UK
    Protist 157:377-90. 2006
    ..Two clades seem to occur only in freshwater, but one clade includes ribotypes that were found in freshwater as well as in brackish water...
  8. ncbi Plant-plant interactions and environmental change
    Rob W Brooker
    NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Banchory Research Station, Hill of Brathens, Banchory AB31 4BW, UK
    New Phytol 171:271-84. 2006
    ..Although this is a considerable challenge, some areas of current research may provide the starting point to achieving these goals, and should be pursued through large-scale, integrated, multisite experiments...
  9. ncbi Identifying ozone-sensitive communities of (semi-)natural vegetation suitable for mapping exceedance of critical levels
    G Mills
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Deiniol Road, Bangor LL57 2UP, UK
    Environ Pollut 146:736-43. 2007
    ..6%OS respectively. It is feasible to map the land-cover for these and other communities at level 2, but it may not be currently possible to map the land-cover for all communities identified to be ozone-sensitive at levels 3 and 4...
  10. ncbi Effect of microbial pathogens on the diversity of aquatic populations, notably in Europe
    Rodolphe E Gozlan
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Winfrith Technology Centre, Winfrith Newburgh, Dorchester DT2 8ZD, United Kingdom
    Microbes Infect 8:1358-64. 2006
    ..The role of theoretical models in the study of the impact of microbial pathogens is discussed, including its integration into risk assessments...
  11. ncbi Consequences for host-parasitoid interactions of grazing-dependent habitat heterogeneity
    A J Vanbergen
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Banchory, Hill of Brathens, Banchory, AB31 4BW, UK
    J Anim Ecol 75:789-801. 2006
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  12. ncbi Modelling the dispersion of radionuclides following short duration releases to rivers: Part 1. Water and sediment
    J T Smith
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Winfrith Technology Centre, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8ZD, UK
    Sci Total Environ 368:485-501. 2006
    ..For this latter case, generalised modelling approaches are tested for use in situations where detailed hydrological and dispersion data are not available...
  13. ncbi Phylogenetic analysis of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus strains from the Arabian Peninsula: did RHDV emerge simultaneously in Europe and Asia?
    N L Forrester
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology formerly Institute of Virology, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3SR, UK
    Virology 344:277-82. 2006
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  14. ncbi Monitoring the development of intertidal habitats on former agricultural land after the managed realignment of coastal defences at Tollesbury, Essex, UK
    R A Garbutt
    NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Monks Wood, Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE29 2LS, UK
    Mar Pollut Bull 53:155-64. 2006
    ..This paper summarises the results from the vegetation, sedimentation and invertebrate monitoring and discusses the implications for other managed realignment schemes in the UK...
  15. ncbi Phytoremediation of mixed-contaminated soil using the hyperaccumulator plant Alyssum lesbiacum: evidence of histidine as a measure of phytoextractable nickel
    Andrew C Singer
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Oxford, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3SR, UK
    Environ Pollut 147:74-82. 2007
    ..In addition, we provide evidence for the broader applicability of histidine for quantifying and predicting Ni phytoavailability in soils...
  16. ncbi A new generic approach for estimating the concentrations of down-the-drain chemicals at catchment and national scale
    V D J Keller
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Hydrological Risks and Resources, Maclean Building, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, UK
    Environ Pollut 148:334-42. 2007
    ..The concentration grids generated provide a picture of the spatial distribution of expected chemical concentrations at various scales, and can be used to identify areas of potentially high risk...
  17. ncbi Photorefractoriness in birds--photoperiodic and non-photoperiodic control
    Alistair Dawson
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Monks Wood, Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 2LS, UK
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 153:378-84. 2007
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  18. doi A multivariate comparison of the stress response in three salmonid and three cyprinid species: evidence for inter-family differences
    T G Pottinger
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg, Lancaster, U K
    J Fish Biol 76:601-21. 2010
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  19. doi Dynamic modelling of atmospherically-deposited Ni, Cu, Zn, Cd and Pb in Pennine catchments (northern England)
    E Tipping
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4AP, UK
    Environ Pollut 158:1521-9. 2010
    ..Complexation by dissolved organic matter and co-transport accounts for up to 80% of the Cu in surface waters...
  20. doi Concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the eggs of predatory birds in Britain
    M Glória Pereira
    NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Lancaster Environment Centre, Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4AP, U K
    Environ Sci Technol 43:9010-5. 2009
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  21. doi Declines in phosphorus concentration in the upper River Thames (UK): links to sewage effluent cleanup and extended end-member mixing analysis
    Colin Neal
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Maclean Building, Crowmarsh Gifford, Oxon, UK
    Sci Total Environ 408:1315-30. 2010
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  22. ncbi Ecological and molecular maintenance strategies of mobile genetic elements
    S L Turner
    Molecular Microbial Ecology Laboratory, Institute of Virology and Environmental Microbial Ecology, Natural Environment Research Council, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Oxford, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3SR, UK
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 42:177-85. 2002
    ..e. within a cell, a clone, population or community. We consider the level(s) at which redundancy is expressed and how this will affect and has influenced the evolution of mobile genetic elements...
  23. doi The evolution of the adenylate-forming protein family in beetles: multiple luciferase gene paralogues in fireflies and glow-worms
    John C Day
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Oxford, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3SR, UK
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 50:93-101. 2009
    ..We conclude that beetle luciferase may have arisen from a process of subfunctionalization as opposed to neofunctionalization early on in the evolution of the Elateroidea...
  24. doi Macroevolutionary patterns in the origin of mutualisms involving ants
    T H Oliver
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Biological Records Centre, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
    J Evol Biol 21:1597-608. 2008
    ..We suggest that species can only specialize in multiple mutualisms simultaneously when there is no trade-off in requirements from the different partners and no redundancy of rewards...
  25. pmc The minimum information about a genome sequence (MIGS) specification
    Dawn Field
    Natural Environmental Research Council Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Oxford OX1 3SR, UK
    Nat Biotechnol 26:541-7. 2008
    ..As part of its wider goals, the GSC also supports improving the 'transparency' of the information contained in existing genomic databases...
  26. doi The influence of nitrogen in stemflow and precipitation on epiphytic bryophytes, Isothecium myosuroides Brid., Dicranum scoparium Hewd. and Thuidium tamariscinum (Hewd.) Schimp of Atlantic oakwoods
    I D Leith
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Edinburgh, Bush Estate, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26 0QB, UK
    Environ Pollut 155:237-46. 2008
    ..This study shows that epiphytic bryophytes utilise stemflow N and thus increase their risk from inputs of total N deposition compared to terricolous species at the same site...
  27. pmc Amazon Basin climate under global warming: the role of the sea surface temperature
    Phil P Harris
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, Oxon OX10 8BB, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 363:1753-9. 2008
    ..A further 23% NPP reduction occurs in response to a 3.5 degrees C warmer air temperature associated with a global mean SST warming...
  28. doi Stress responses of Calluna vulgaris to reduced and oxidised N applied under 'real world conditions'
    Lucy J Sheppard
    Centre of Ecology and Hydrology, Bush Estate, Penicuik, EH26 0QB, UK
    Environ Pollut 154:404-13. 2008
    ..By comparison the Calluna receiving reduced and oxidised N in rain has shown no significant visible or stress related effects with no significant increase in N status...
  29. ncbi Geographical and pedological drivers of distribution and risks to soil fauna of seven metals (Cd, Cu, Cr, Ni, Pb, V and Zn) in British soils
    David J Spurgeon
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Monks Wood, Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 2LS, UK
    Environ Pollut 153:273-83. 2008
    ..Any risks associated with high metal concentrations are, however, likely to be greatest in habitats such as arable and horticultural, improved grassland and built up areas where soil metal concentrations are more frequently elevated...
  30. pmc Landscape context not patch size determines bumble-bee density on flower mixtures sown for agri-environment schemes
    M S Heard
    NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Monks Wood, Huntingdon PE28 2LS, UK
    Biol Lett 3:638-41. 2007
    ..Importantly, the relative response to sown forage patches varied widely across a landscape gradient such that their impact in terms of attracting foraging bumble-bees was greatest where the proportion of arable land was highest...
  31. ncbi Effects of nitrogen with and without acidified sulphur on an ectomycorrhizal community in a Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis Bong. Carr) forest
    J A Carfrae
    Division of Environmental and Applied Biology, School of Life Sciences, Biological Science Institute, University of Dundee, Dundee, DD1 4HN, UK
    Environ Pollut 141:131-8. 2006
    ..It is proposed that enhanced nitrogen deposition increases ectomycorrhizal nitrogen assimilation, consuming more carbon and leaving less for extrametrical mycelium and sporocarp development...
  32. ncbi Predicting radionuclide transfer to wild animals: an application of a proposed environmental impact assessment framework to the Chernobyl exclusion zone
    Nicholas A Beresford
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4AP, UK
    Radiat Environ Biophys 44:161-8. 2005
    ..In a separate paper the outputs of this assessment will be used to estimate doses to reference organisms and compare these to observed radiation induced effects reported within the Chernobyl zone...
  33. pmc Differential enantioselective transformation of atropisomeric polychlorinated biphenyls by multiple bacterial strains with different inducing compounds
    Andrew C Singer
    Department of Environmental Sciences, University of California, Riverside, California 92521, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 68:5756-9. 2002
    ..Enantioselectivity was shown to vary with respect to strain, congener, and cosubstrate...
  34. ncbi Micrometeorological measurements of the urban heat budget and CO2 emissions on a city scale
    Eiko Nemitz
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
    Environ Sci Technol 36:3139-46. 2002
    ..8 MJ m(-2) d(-1), with the remainder coming from other energy sources, dominated by electricity. Conversely, the total energy input in late spring (May/June) was found to be approximately half this value...
  35. ncbi Changes in basal hypothalamic chicken gonadotropin-releasing hormone-I and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide associated with a photo-induced cycle in gonadal maturation and prolactin secretion in intact and thyroidectomized starlings (Sturnus vulgaris)
    A Dawson
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Monks Wood, Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, Cambs, Roslin Institute, Roslin, Midlothian, UK
    J Neuroendocrinol 14:533-9. 2002
    ..The mechanisms responsible for the decrease in prolactin in long-term photorefractory birds and for the total lack of photoperiodic responses in thyroidectomized birds remain unresolved...
  36. ncbi Interception and attenuation of atmospheric pollution in a lowland ash forested site, Old Pond Close, Northamptonshire, UK
    Colin Neal
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, Oxon, UK
    Sci Total Environ 282:99-119. 2002
    ..9. Thus, although the acidification input from the atmosphere is high, this does not translate to acidic runoff due to within-canopy and within-soil processes...
  37. ncbi Total phosphorus content of river sediments in relationship to calcium, iron and organic matter concentrations
    William A House
    Centre of Ecology and Hydrology Dorset, Winfrith Technology Centre, Dorchester, UK
    Sci Total Environ 282:341-51. 2002
    ..e. co-precipitation of phosphate with calcite in the Great Ouse and the formation of vivianite in anoxic sediments of the Blackwater...
  38. ncbi Feeding aggregation of the tick Rhipicephalus appendiculatus (Ixodidae): benefits and costs in the contest with host responses
    H Wang
    NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Oxford, UK
    Parasitology 123:447-53. 2001
    ..Greater understanding of the benefits and costs of feeding aggregation may help to improve tick control strategies...
  39. pmc The quality and isolation of habitat patches both determine where butterflies persist in fragmented landscapes
    J A Thomas
    Natural Environment Research Council Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, CEH Dorset, Winfrith Technology Centre, Dorset DT2 8ZD, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 268:1791-6. 2001
    ..A reorientation in conservation priorities is recommended...
  40. ncbi Self-help countermeasure strategies for populations living within contaminated areas of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine
    N A Beresford
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Merlewood Research Station, Grange Over Sands, Cumbria LA11 6JU, UK
    J Environ Radioact 56:215-39. 2001
    ..Evidence to suggest that the transfer of radiocaesium to cow milk is considerably higher in the FSU than within western Europe and North America is discussed...
  41. pmc Rate of moult affects feather quality: a mechanism linking current reproductive effort to future survival
    A Dawson
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Monks Wood, Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 2LS, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 267:2093-8. 2000
    ..Poorer quality plumage will lead to decreased survival due to decreased flight performance and increased thermoregulatory costs. Thus, reproduction incurs costs through a mechanism that operates after the end of breeding...
  42. pmc Phytochelatins are involved in differential arsenate tolerance in Holcus lanatus
    J Hartley-Whitaker
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Merlewood, Grange Over Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6JU, United Kingdom
    Plant Physiol 126:299-306. 2001
    ..The results suggest that arsenate tolerance in H. lanatus requires both adaptive suppression of the high-affinity phosphate uptake system and constitutive phytochelatin production...
  43. pmc Food-plant niche selection rather than the presence of ant nests explains oviposition patterns in the myrmecophilous butterfly genus Maculinea
    J A Thomas
    NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Dorset, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 268:471-7. 2001
    ..alcon's closest relative, Macaulinea rebeli, conform to H0 not H1 predictions. It is concluded that conservation measures should continue to be based on H0...
  44. ncbi Daisyworld is Darwinian: constraints on adaptation are important for planetary self-regulation
    T M Lenton
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Edinburgh, Bush Estate, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26 0QB, U K
    J Theor Biol 206:109-14. 2000
    ..Here we take account of such constraints and find that environmental regulation is recovered in the Daisyworld model. Hence, we suggest that constraints are an important part of a self-regulating planetary system...
  45. ncbi Carbon assimilation and turnover in grassland vegetation using an in situ (13)CO(2) pulse labelling system
    N Ostle
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Merlewood Research Station, Grange Over Sands, Cumbria LA11 6JU, UK
    Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom 14:1345-50. 2000
    ..This novel system offers considerable potential for in situ tracer investigations...
  46. ncbi Impact of the plant rhizosphere and augmentation on remediation of polychlorinated biphenyl contaminated soil
    Andrew C Singer
    Department of Environmental Sciences, University of California, Riverside, California 92521 USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 22:1998-2004. 2003
    ..Results support that Brassica nigra directly contributed to accelerated PCB removal by increased oxygen diffusion, amendment infiltration, and microbial enrichment...
  47. ncbi Long-term survival of New Zealand rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus RNA in wild rabbits, revealed by RT-PCR and phylogenetic analysis
    N L Forrester
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology formerly Institute of Virology, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3SR, UK
    J Gen Virol 84:3079-86. 2003
    ..Moreover, the co-circulation of other strains of RHDV in the same rabbit population, such as the Spanish strain, might also impact on their susceptibility to the bio-control agent...
  48. ncbi Overwinter fasting and re-feeding in rainbow trout: plasma growth hormone and cortisol levels in relation to energy mobilisation
    T G Pottinger
    The NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Windermere Laboratory, Far Sawrey, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0LP, UK
    Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol 136:403-17. 2003
    ..The results suggest that overwinter fasting may not represent a significant nutritional stressor to rainbow trout and that energy mobilisation during fasting may be achieved without the involvement of GH, cortisol or SL...
  49. ncbi Variation in the coat protein sequence of British isolates of Turnip yellow mosaic virus and comparison with previously published isolates. Brief report
    E J Mitchell
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Dorset, Winfrith Technology Centre, Dorchester, UK
    Arch Virol 150:2347-55. 2005
    ..705-0.819, mean 0.742). Comparison with other isolates showed large genetic distances between the Dorset isolates and both European and Australian isolates...
  50. ncbi Optimal sampling strategy for estimation of spatial genetic structure in tree populations
    S Cavers
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Edinburgh, Bush Estate, Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 0QB, Scotland, UK
    Heredity (Edinb) 95:281-9. 2005
    ..However, greater sample sizes will be required in cases where SGS is weaker than for our simulated population, for example, in species with effective pollen/seed dispersal mechanisms...
  51. ncbi Databases and software for the comparison of prokaryotic genomes
    Dawn Field
    Oxford Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3SR, UK
    Microbiology 151:2125-32. 2005
    ..This article reviews progress towards the development of computational tools and databases for organizing and extracting biological meaning from the comparison of large collections of genomes...
  52. ncbi Biodiversity: disease threat to European fish
    Rodolphe E Gozlan
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Winfrith Technology Centre, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8ZD, UK
    Nature 435:1046. 2005
    ..It is probably carried by healthy Asian fish, and could decrease fish biodiversity in Europe, as well as having implications for commercial aquaculture...
  53. ncbi Long-term increases in surface water dissolved organic carbon: observations, possible causes and environmental impacts
    C D Evans
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Orton Building, Deiniol Road, Bangor, LL57 2UP, UK
    Environ Pollut 137:55-71. 2005
    ..Full understanding of the significance of these increases requires further knowledge of the extent of natural long-term variability, and of the natural "reference" state of these systems...
  54. ncbi Interactions between population processes in a cyclic species: parasites reduce autumn territorial behaviour of male red grouse
    Franccois Mougeot
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Hill of Brathens, AB31 4BW, Banchory, Scotland, UK
    Oecologia 144:289-98. 2005
    ..We discuss the implications of these findings for our understanding of the processes regulating red grouse populations and causing their complex, unstable population dynamics...
  55. ncbi Complement inhibitor of C5 activation from the soft tick Ornithodoros moubata
    Miles A Nunn
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    J Immunol 174:2084-91. 2005
    ..OmCI is the first lipocalin family member shown to inhibit C and also the first natural inhibitor that specifically targets the C5 activation step...
  56. ncbi Perspectives and vision for strain selection in bioaugmentation
    Andrew C Singer
    Environmental Biotechnology Section, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Oxford, Oxford OX1 3SR, UK
    Trends Biotechnol 23:74-7. 2005
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  57. ncbi Mosses and the struggle for light in a nitrogen-polluted world
    Rene van der Wal
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Hill of Brathens, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 4BW, Scotland
    Oecologia 142:159-68. 2005
    ..This study demonstrates the importance of understanding moss-vascular plant interactions to allow interpretation and prediction of ecosystem responses to anthropogenic drivers such as atmospheric N deposition or climate change...
  58. ncbi Factors influencing liver PCB concentrations in sparrowhawks (Accipiter nisus), kestrels (Falco tinnunculus) and herons (Ardea cinerea) in Britain
    Claire L Wienburg
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Monks Wood, Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 2LS, UK
    Environ Pollut 132:41-50. 2004
    ..Overall during 1992-1997, the combined influence of body condition, age and sex explained more of the variation in liver PCB concentrations than species differences or other factors, such as geographical variation in exposure...
  59. ncbi Measuring in-stream productivity: the potential of continuous chlorophyll and dissolved oxygen monitoring for assessing the ecological status of surface waters
    H P Jarvie
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8BB, UK
    Water Sci Technol 48:191-8. 2003
    ..The river exhibited higher rates of respiration, reflecting a higher organic loading from external (e.g. sewage effluent) sources...
  60. ncbi Changes in chemical signature and host specificity from larval retrieval to full social integration in the myrmecophilous butterfly Maculinea rebeli
    K Schonrogge
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Winfrith Technology Centre, Dorchester DT2 8ZD, United Kingdom
    J Chem Ecol 30:91-107. 2004
    ..The ability to synthesize or suppress additional compounds once adopted explains the pattern of mortalities found among fully integrated caterpillars in Myrmica colonies of different species and physiological states...
  61. ncbi Global analysis of the riverine transport of 90Sr and 37Cs
    Jim T Smith
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Winfrith Technology Centre, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8ZD, UK
    Environ Sci Technol 38:850-7. 2004
    ..This can be used to predict the long-term riverine transport of these radiologically important radionuclides following any large-scale nuclear incident in North America, Europe, or (European and Asian) Russia...
  62. ncbi Apparent global ubiquity of species in the protist genus Paraphysomonas
    B J Finlay
    Institute of Freshwater Ecology, Windermere Laboratory, The Ferry House, Ambleside, Cumbria, UK
    Protist 150:419-30. 1999
    ..Ubiquity will dampen rates of speciation, and the evidence presented here indicates that global species richness of Paraphysomonas is indeed modest - perhaps close to what is already known...