Western Channel Observatory

NERC National Capability of the Plymouth Marine Laboratory and Marine Biological Association

WCO publications

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2014

  • L Polimene, C Brunet, M Butenschon, V. Martinez-Vicente, C Widdicombe, R Torres and JI Allen (2014). Modelling a light-driven phytoplankton succession. J. Plankton Res. 36(1): 214–229, doi:10.1093/plankt/fbt086

2013

  • S Dashfield, L McNeill (2013): Plymouth Marine Laboratory Benthic Survey macrofauna abundance and biomass data set from four sites in the Western English Channel surveyed bimonthly from 2008 to 2010 containing the data from the samples analysed as at December 2012. British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council UK. doi:10.5285/0ad59521-712e-11e2-824b-1803734a77fb
  • P Frickers, S Dashfield (2013): PML Benthic Survey redox measurements from four sites (Cawsand, L4, Rame and Jennycliff) in the Western English Channel surveyed bimonthly from January 2010 to May 2011. British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council UK. doi:10.5285/b3fe4c0f-8d7a-11e2-93c8-1803734a77fb
  • HE Parry, PK Lindeque, R Harmer (2013). Diversity of zooplankton assemblages at Station L4, Western English Channel, measured using next generation sequencing. Plymouth Marine Laboratory. doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.817188
  • K Tait (2013): PML Benthic Survey microbial gene abundance data from four sites (Jennycliff, Cawsand, Rame and L4) in the Western English Channel surveyed bimonthly from July 2008 to May 2011. British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council UK. doi:10.5285/aa8a7d00-8d7c-11e2-ab1c-1803734a77fb
  • EMS Woodward, C Harris and L Al-Moosawi (2013): Nutrient concentration profiles from long term time series at Station E1 in the Western English Channel from 2002 to 2012. British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council UK. DOI - doi:10.5285/ad314fa1-7118-11e2-938c-1803734a77fb
  • EMS Woodward, C Harris and L Al-Moosawi (2013): Nutrient concentration profiles from long term time series at Station L4 in the Western English Channel from 2000 to 2012. British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council UK. DOI - doi:10.5285/075f8000-7114-11e2-907f-1803734a77fb
  • A Beesley and EMS Woodward (2013): PML Benthic Survey sediment nutrient flux rates data from a benthic flux survey experiment at 4 different study sites off Plymouth, South West England, between 2008 and 2011. British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council UK. DOI - doi:10.5285/de04ea05-ea55-4191-e044-000b5de50F38
  • A Beesley and EMS Woodward (2013): PML Benthic Survey nutrient concentration data from a benthic flux survey experiment at 4 different study sites of Plymouth, South West England, between 2008 and 2011. British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council UK. doi:10.5285/ea6e6cee-8d7d-11e2-bbe0-1803734a77fb
  • EMS Woodward, C Harris and K Tait (2013): PML Benthic Survey water column nutrient concentrations from 4 different benthic study sites off Plymouth, South West England, between 2008 and 2011. British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council UK. doi:10.5285/ed97f20f-8d7e-11e2-b183-1803734a77fb
  • M Cole, P Lindeque, E Fileman, C Halsband, R Goodhead, J Moger, T Galloway (2013). Microplastic ingestion by zooplankton. Environmental Science and Technology, 47 (12): 6646-6655.
  • B Laverock, V Kitidis, K Tait, JA Gilbert, AM Osborn, S Widdicombe (2013). Bioturbation determines the response of benthic ammonia-oxidizing microorganisms to ocean acidification. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences 368, 20120441-20120441.
  • K McConville, C Halsband, ES Fileman, PJ Somerfield, HS Findlay and JI Spicer (2013). Effect of elevated CO2 on the reproduction of two calanoid copepods. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 73, 428-434.
  • PK Lindeque, HE Parry, RA Harmer, PJ Somerfield and A Atkinson (2013) Next Generation Sequencing reveals the hidden diversity of zooplankton assemblages. PLoS ONE, 8 (11) e81327.
  • P Marrec, T Cariou, E Collin, A Durand, M Latimer, E Mace, P Morin, S Raimund, M Vernet and Y Bozec (2013) Seasonal and latitudinal variability of the CO2 system in the western English Channel based on voluntary observing ship (VOS) measurements. Marine Chemistry, 155, 29-41
  • V Martinez-Vicente, SGH Simis, R Alegre, PE Land and SB Groom (2013) Above-water reflectance for the evaluation of adjacency effects in Earth observation data: initial results and methods comparison for near-coastal waters in the Western Channel, UK. Journal of the European Optical Society-Rapid Publications 8 no 13060. doi: 10.2971/jeos.2013.13060
  • JF Nissimov, M Jones, JA Napier, CB Munn, SA Kimmance and MJ Allen (2013) Functional inferences of environmental coccolithovirus biodiversity. Viologica Sinica 28, 291-302
  • J Cross, WAM Nimmo-Smith, R Torres and PJ Hosegood (2013) Biological controls on resuspension and the relationship between particle size and the Kolmogorov length scale in a shallow coastal sea. Marine Geology 343, 29-38
  • SM Gibbons, JG Caporaso, J Gregory, M Pirrung, D Field, R Knight, and JA Gilbert. Evidence for a persistent microbial food bank throughout the global ocean. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United Stes of America. 10, 4651-4655
  • TD O’Brien, PH Wiebe and T Falkenhaug (eds) (2013) ICES Zooplankton Staus Report 2010/2011. ICES Cooperative Research Report 318. 208 pp
  • N Downes-Tettmar, S Rowland, C Widdicombe, M Woodward and C Llewellyn (2013). Seasonal variation in Pseudo-nitzschia spp. and domoic acid in the Western English Channel. Continental Shelf Research, 53, 40–49.
  • RH Condon, CM Duarte, KA Pitt, KL Robinson, CH Lucas, KR Sutherland, HW Mianzan, M Bogeberg, JE Purcell, M-B Decker, S Uye, LP Madin, RD Brodeur, SHD Haddock, A Malej, GD Parry, E Eriksen, J Quiñones, M Acha, M Harvey, JM Arthur, and WM Graham (2013) Recurrent jellyfish blooms are a consequence of global oscillations PNAS doi:10.1073/pnas.1210920110
  • AM Segura, C Kruk, D Calliari, F García-Rodriguez, D Conde, C Widdicombe, H Fort (in press) Competition drives clumpy species coexistence in estuarine phytoplankton. Scientific Reports
  • KF Edwards, E Litchman and CA Klausmeier (2013) Functional traits explain phytoplankton community structure and seasonal dynamics in a marine ecosystem, Ecology Letters, 16, 56–63. doi: 10.1111/ele.12012
  • CJ O'Brien, JA Peloquin, M Vogt, M Heinle, N Gruber, P Ajani, H Andruleit, J Arístegui, L Beaufort, M Estrada, D Karentz, E Kopczyńska, R Lee, T Pritchard, C Widdicombe (2013) Global marine plankton functional type biomass distributions: coccolithophores. Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 5: 491-520.

2012

  • EF Møller, M Maar SH Jónasdóttir SH, TG Nielsen and K Tönnesson (2012) The effect of changes in temperature and food on the development of Calanus finmarchicus and Calanus helgolandicus populations. Limnol Oceanogr, 57, 211-220
  • HP Batchelder, DL Mackas and TD O’Brien (2012) Spatial-temporal scales of synchrony in marine zooplankton biomass and abundance patterns: a world-wide comparison. Progress in Oceanography, 97, 15-30
  • DL Mackas, W Graeve, M Edwards, S Chiba, K Tadokoro, D Eloire, MG Mazzocchi, S Batten, AJ Richardson, C Johnson, E Head, A Conversi and T Peluso (2012). Changing zooplankton seasonality in a changing ocean: comparing time series of zooplankton phenology. Progress in Oceanography, 97, 31-62
  • V Estelles, TJ Smyth and M Campanelli (2012) Columnar aerosol properties in a Northeastern Atlantic site (Plymouth, United Kingdom) by means of ground based skyradiometer data during years 2000-2008, Atmospheric Environment, 61, 180-188. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.07.024
  • M Campanelli, V Estelles, T Smyth, C Tomasi, MP Martinez-Lozano, B Claxton, P Muller, G Pappalardo, A Pietruczuk, J Shanklin, S Colwell, C Wrench, A Lupi, M Mazzola, C Lanconelli, V Vitale, F Congeduti, D Dionisi, F Cardillo, M Cacciani, G Casasanta and T Nakajima (2012) Monitoring of Eyjafjallajokull volcanic aerosol by the new European Skynet Radiometers (ESR) network. Atmospheric Environment, 48, 33-45. doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.09.070
  • J Holt, S Hughes, J Hopkins,SL Wakelin, NP Holliday, S Dye, C Gonzalez-Pola, SS Hjollo, KA Mork, G Nolan,R Proctor, J Read, T Shammon, T Sherwin, T Smyth, G Tattersall, B Ward and KH Wiltshire (2012) Multi-decadal variability and trends in the temperature of the northwest European continental shelf: A model-data synthesis, Progress in Oceanography, 106, 96-117. doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2012.08.001
  • V Kitidis, NJ Hardman-Mountford, E Litt, I Brown, D Cummings, S Hartman, D Hydes, JR Fishwick, C Harris, V Martinez-Vicente, EMS Woodward and TJ Smyth (2012) Seasonal dynamics of the carbonate system in the Western English Channel, Continental Shelf Research, 42, 30-40. doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2012.04.012
  • LP Scheef, DE Pendleton, SE Hampton, SL Katz, EE Holmes, MD Scheuerell, and DG Johns (2012) Assessing marine plankton community structure from long-term monitoring data with multivariate autoregressive (MAR) models: a comparison of fixed station versus spatially distributed sampling data, Limnol. Oceanogr.: Methods 10, 54–64
  • JA Gilbert, JA Steele, JG Caporaso, L Steinbrueck, J Reeder, B Temperton, S Huse, AC McHardy, R Knight, I Joint, P Somerfield, JA Fuhrman, D Field (2012) Defining seasonal marine microbial community dynamics. ISME Journal, 6: 298-308
  • M Spencer, N Mieszkowska, LA Robinson, SD Simpson, MT Burrows, SNR Birchenough, E Capasso, P Cleall-Harding, J Crummy, C Duck, D Eloire, M Frost, AJ Hall, SJ Hawkins, DG Johns, DW Sims, TJ Smyth and CLJ Frid (2012) Region-wide changes in marine ecosystem dynamics: state-space models to distinguish trends from step changes, Global Change Biology, 18, 1270-1281. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02620.x
  • A Kraberg, C Widdicombe, K Wiltshire, E Bresnan, D Soudant, GA Tarran, TJ Smyth (2012) Phytoplankton and microbial plankton of the North Sea and English Channel. In: O'Brien T.D, Li W.K.W, and Morán X.A.G. (Eds) ICES Phytoplankton and Microbial Plankton Status Report 2009/2010. ICES Cooperative Research Report No. 131. 196pp., ICES Phytoplankton and Microbial Plankton Status Report 2009/2010, 6: 70-91.
  • K Leblanc, J Arístegui, L Armand, P Assmy, B Beker, A Bode, E Breton, V Cornet, J Gibson, M.-P Gosselin, E Kopczynska, H Marshall, J Peloquin, S Piontkovski, AJ Poulton, B Quéguiner, R Schiebel, R Shipe, J Stefels, MA van Leeuwe, M Varela, C Widdicombe & M Yallop (2012) A global diatom database – abundance, biovolume and biomass in the world ocean. Earth System Science Data Discussion, 5: 147-185
  • M Vogt, C O'Brien, J Peloquin, V Schoemann, E Breton, M Estrada, J Gibson, D Karentz, MA Van Leeuwe, J Stefels, C Widdicombe & L Peperzak (2012) Global marine plankton functional type biomass distributions: Phaeocystis sp. Earth System Science Data Discussion, 5: 405-443.
  • Davies N. and Field D. and the Genomic Observatories Network (2012) Sequencing data: A genomic network to monitor Earth, Nature, 481, 145, DOI: 10.1038/481145a.
  • Marini S. and Conversi A. Understanding zooplankton long term variability through Genetic Programming. In: EvoBIO 2012 - Evolutionary computation, machine learning and data mining in bioinformatics: 10th European conference (Malaga, Spain, 11-13 April 2012). Mario Giacobini, Leonardo Vanneschi, and William Bush (eds.). (TO APPEAR IN Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Springer, 2012.
  • Tilstone, G. H., Peters, S. W. M., van der Woerd, H. J., Eleveld, M. A., Ruddick, K., Schönfeld, W., Krasemann, H., Martinez-Vicente, V., Blondeau-Patissier, D., Röttgers, R., Sørensen, K., Jørgensen, P. V. and Shutler, J. D. (2012) Variability in specific-absorption properties and their use in a semi-analytical ocean colour algorithm for MERIS in North Sea and Western English Channel Coastal Waters, Remote Sensing Environment, 118, 320 - 338.

2011

  • Ciavatta, S., Torres, R., Saux-Picart, S., and Allen, J. I. (2011) Can ocean color assimilation improve biogeochemical hindcasts in shelf seas? J. Geophys. Res., 116, C12043, doi:10.1029/2011JC007219.
  • Dixon, J. L., Beale, R., and Nightingale, P. D. (2011) Microbial methanol uptake in northeast Atlantic waters, ISME J, 5, 704 - 716. DOI:10.1038/ismej.2010.169.
  • McHugh, M., Sims, D. W., Partridge, J. C. and Genner, M. J. (2011) A century later: Long-term change of an inshore temperate marine fish assemblage. J. Sea Res., 65, (2) 187-194.
  • Larsen P. E., Collart, F. R., Field, D., Meyer, F., Keegan, K. P., Henry, C. S., McGrath, J., Quin, J., and Gilbert, J. A. (2011) Predicted Relative Metabolomic Turnover (PRMT): determining metabolic turnover from a coastal marine metagenomic dataset. Microbial Informatics and Experimentation, 1:4. DOI:10.1186/2042-5783-1-4.
  • Spencer, M., Birchenough, S. N. R., Mieszkowska, N., Robinson, L. A., Simpson, S. D., Burrows, M. T., Capasso, E., Cleall-Harding, P., Crummy, J., Duck, C., Eloire, D., Frost, M., Hall, A. J., Hawkins, S. J., Johns, D. G., Sims, D. W., Smyth, T. J. and Frid, C. L. J. (2011) Temporal change in UK marine communities: trends or regime shifts? Mar. Ecol.-Evol. Persp., 32, 10-24.
  • Ward, B. B., Rees, A. P., Somerfield, P. J. and Joint, I. (2011) Linking phytoplankton community composition to seasonal changes in f-ratio. ISME J, 5, 1759 - 1770. DOI:10.1038/ismej.2011.50
  • Yebra, L., Bonnet, D., Harris, R., Lindeque, P. and Peijnenburg, T. C. (2011). Barriers in the pelagic: population structuring of Calanus helgolandicus and Calanus euxinus in European waters. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 428, 135 - 149.

2010

  • DL Mackas and G Beaugrand (2010). Comparisons of zooplankton time series. Journal of Marine Systems, 79, 286-304
  • Bonnet, D., Lindeque, P. K. and Harris, R. P. Sagitta setosa predation on Calanus helgolandicus in the English Channel (2010). Journal of Plankton Research, 32, (5) 725-737.
  • Breckels, M. N., Boakes, D. E., Codling, E. A., Malin, G., Archer, S. D. and Steinke, M. (2010) Modelling the concentration of exuded dimethylsulphoniopropionate (DMSP) in the boundary layer surrounding phytoplankton cells. Journal of Plankton Research, 32, (2) 253-257.
  • Coombs, S. H., Halliday, N. C., Conway, D. V. P. and Smyth, T. J. (2010) Sardine (Sardina pilchardus) egg abundance at station L4, Western English Channel, 1988-2008. Journal of Plankton Research, 32, (5) 693-697.
  • Eloire, D., Somerfield, P. J., Conway, D. V. P., Halsband-Lenk, C., Harris, R. and Bonnet, D. (2010) Temporal variability and community composition of zooplankton at station L4 in the Western Channel: 20 years of sampling. Journal of Plankton Research, 32, (5) 657-679.
  • Fileman, E., Petropavlovsky, A. and Harris, R. (2010) Grazing by the copepods Calanus helgolandicus and Acartia clausi on the protozooplankton community at station L4 in the Western English Channel. Journal of Plankton Research, 32, (5) 709-724.
  • Genner, M. J., Halliday, N. C., Simpson, S. D., Southward, A. J., Hawkins, S. J. and Sims, D. W. (2010) Temperature-driven phenological changes within a marine larval fish assemblage. Journal of Plankton Research, 32, (5) 699-708.
  • Gilbert, J. A., Meyer, F., Schriml, L., Joint, I. R., Muhling, M. and Field, D. (2010) Metagenomes and metatranscriptomes from the L4 long-term coastal monitoring station in the Western English Channel. Standards in Genomic Sciences, 3, (2) 183-193.
  • Gilbert, J. A., Field, D., Swift, P., Thomas, S., Cummings, D., Temperton, B., Weynberg, K., Huse, S., Hughes, M., Joint, I., Somerfield, P. J. and Muhling, M. (2010) The Taxonomic and Functional Diversity of Microbes at a Temperate Coastal Site: A 'Multi-Omic' Study of Seasonal and Diel Temporal Variation. PLoS One, 5, (11) 17.
  • Harris, R. (2010) The L4 time-series: the first 20 years. Journal of Plankton Research, 32, (5) 577-583.
  • Highfield, J. M., Eloire, D., Conway, D. V. P., Lindeque, P. K., Attrill, M. J. and Somerfield, P. J. (2010) Seasonal dynamics of meroplankton assemblages at station L4. Journal of Plankton Research, 32, (5) 681-691.
  • Kamenir, Y., Dubinsky, Z. and Harris, R. (2010) Taxonomic size structure consistency of the English Channel phytoplankton. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 383, (2) 105-110.
  • Karl, D. M. (2010) Oceanic Ecosystem Time-Series Programs: Ten Lessons Learned. Oceanography, 23, (3) 104-125.
  • Litt, E. J., Hardman-Mountford, N. J., Blackford, J. C., Mitchelson-Jacob, G., Goodman, A., Moore, G. F., Cummings, D. G. and Butenschon, M. (2010) Biological control of pCO(2) at station L4 in the Western English Channel over 3 years. Journal of Plankton Research, 32, (5) 621-629.
  • Magurran, A. E., Baillie, S. R., Buckland S. T., et al. (2010) Long-term datasets in biodiversity research and monitoring: assessing change in ecological communities through time. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 25, 574 - 582.
  • Martinez-Vicente, V., Land, P. E., Tilstone, G. H., Widdicombe, C. and Fishwick, J. R. (2010) Particulate scattering and backscattering related to water constituents and seasonal changes in the Western English Channel. Journal of Plankton Research, 32, (5) 603-619.
  • Smyth, T. J., Fishwick, J. R., Al-Moosawi, L., Cummings, D. G., Harris, C., Kitidis, V., Rees, A., Martinez-Vicente, V. and Woodward, E. M. S. (2010) A broad spatio-temporal view of the Western English Channel observatory. Journal of Plankton Research, 32, (5) 585-601.
  • Smyth, T. J., Fishwick, J. R., Gallienne, C. P., Stephens, J. A., and Bale, A. J. (2010) Technology, design, and operation of an autonomous buoy system in the western English Channel. J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 27, 2056 - 2064.
  • Vandepitte, L., Bart, V., Kraberg, A., et al. (2010) Data integration for European marine biodiversity research: creating a database on benthos and plankton to study large-scale patterns and long-term changes. Hydrobiologia, 644, 1 - 13.
  • Veit-Koehler G., De Troch, M., Grego M., et al. (2010) Large-scale diversity and biogeography of benthic copepods in European waters, Marine Biology, 157, 1819 - 1835.
  • Widdicombe, C. E., Eloire, D., Harbour, D., Harris, R. P. and Somerfield, P. J. (2010) Long-term phytoplankton community dynamics in the Western English Channel. Journal of Plankton Research, 32, (5) 643-655.
  • Wyatt, N. J., Kitidis, V., Woodward, E. M. S., Rees, A. P., Widdicombe, S. and Lohan, M. (2010) Effects of high CO2 on the fixed nitrogen inventory of the Western English Channel. Journal of Plankton Research, 32, (5) 631-641.

2009

  • Archer, S. D., Cummings, D. G., Llewellyn, C. A. and Fishwick, J. R. (2009) Phytoplankton taxa, irradiance and nutrient availability determine the seasonal cycle of DMSP in temperate shelf seas. Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 394, 111-124.
  • Bonnet, D., Harris, R. P., Yebra, L., Guilhaumon, F., Conway, D. V. P. and Hirst, A. G. (2009) Temperature effects on Calanus helgolandicus (Copepoda: Calanoida) development time and egg production. Journal of Plankton Research, 31, (1) 31-44.
  • Devlin, M., Barry, J., Painting, S. and Best, M. (2009) Extending the phytoplankton tool kit for the UK Water Framework Directive: indicators of phytoplankton community structure. Hydrobiologia, 633, (1) 151-168.
  • Gilbert, J. A., Field, D., Swift, P., Newbold, L., Oliver, A., Smyth, T., Somerfield, P. J., Huse, S. and Joint, I. (2009) The seasonal structure of microbial communities in the Western English Channel. Environmental Microbiology, 11, (12) 3132-3139.
  • Groom, S., Martinez-Vicente, V., Fishwick, J., Tilstone, G., Moore, G., Smyth, T. and Harbour, D. (2009) The Western English Channel observatory: Optical characteristics of station L4. Journal of Marine Systems, 77, (3) 278-295.
  • Lewis, K. and Allen, J. I. (2009) Validation of a hydrodynamic-ecosystem model simulation with time-series data collected in the western English Channel. Journal of Marine Systems, 77, (3) 296-311.
  • Rees, A. P., Hope, S. B., Widdicombe, C. E., Dixon, J. L., Woodward, E. M. S. and Fitzsimons, M. F. (2009) Alkaline phosphatase activity in the western English Channel: Elevations induced by high summertime rainfall. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 81, (4) 569-574.
  • Vergnon, R., Dulvy, N. K. and Freckleton, R. P. (2009) Niches versus neutrality: uncovering the drivers of diversity in a species-rich community. Ecol. Lett., 12, (10) 1079-1090.

2008

  • Cermeno, P., Maranon, E., Harbour, D., Figueiras, F. G., Crespo, B. G., Huete-Ortega, M., Varela, M. and Harris, R. P. (2008) Resource levels, allometric scaling of population abundance, and marine phytoplankton diversity. Limnol. Oceanogr., 53, (1) 312-318.
  • Cermeno, P. and Figueiras, F. G. (2008) Species richness and cell-size distribution: size structure of phytoplankton communities. Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 357, 79-85.

2007

  • Bonnet, D., Harris, R., Lopez-Urrutia, A., Halsband-Lenk, C., Greve, W., Valdes, L., Hirche, H. J., Engel, M., Alvarez-Ossorio, M. T. and Wiltshire, K. (2007) Comparative seasonal dynamics of Centropages typicus at seven coastal monitoring stations in the North Sea, English Channel and Bay of Biscay. Prog. Oceanogr., 72, (2-3) 233-248.
  • Hirst, A. G., Bonnet, D. and Harris, R. P. (2007) Seasonal dynamics Calanus helgolandicus and mortality rates of over two years at a station in the English Channel. Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 340, 189-205.
  • Shutler, J. D., P. E. Land, T. J. Smyth and S. B. Groom (2007) Extending the MODIS 1 km ocean colour atmospheric correction to the MODIS 500 m bands and 500 m chlorophyll-a estimation towards coastal and estuarine monitoring, Remote Sensing of Environment, 107, 521-532, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2006.10.004.

2006

  • Mary, I., Cummings, D. G., Biegala, I. C., Burkill, P. H., Archer, S. D. and Zubkov, M. V. (2006) Seasonal dynamics of bacterioplankton community structure at a coastal station in the western English Channel. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 42, (2) 119-126.
  • Poulet, S. A., Wichard, T., Ledoux, J. B., Lebreton, B., Marchetti, J., Dancie, C., Bonnet, D., Cueff, A., Morin, P. and Pohnert, G. (2006) Influence of diatoms on copepod reproduction. I. Field and laboratory observations related to Calanus helgolandicus egg production. Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 308, 129-142.
  • Sherrard, N. J., Nimmo, M. and Llewellyn, C. A. (2006) Combining HPLC pigment markers and ecological similarity indices to assess phytoplankton community structure: An environmental tool for eutrophication? Sci. Total Environ., 361, (1-3) 97-110.

2005

  • Bonnet, D., Richardson, A., Harris, R., Hirst, A., Beaugrand, G., Edwards, M., Ceballos, S., Diekman, R., Lopez-Urrutia, A., Valdes, L., Carlotti, F., Molinero, J.C., Weikert, H., Greve, W., Lucic, D., Albaina, A., Daly Yahia, N., Fonda Umani, S., Miranda, A., Dos Santos, A., Cook, K., Robinson, S. Fernandez Puelles, M.L., (2005). An overview of Calanus helgolandicus ecology in European waters. Progress in Oceanography, 65, 1-53.
  • Castellani, C., Robinson, C., Smith, T., and Lampitt, R. S. (2005). Temperature affects respiration rate of Oithona similis. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 285, 173-182.
  • Coombs, S. H., Halliday, N. C., Southward, A. J., and Hawkins, S. J. (2005). Distribution and abundance of sardine (sardina pilchardus) eggs in the English Channel from continuous plankton recorder sampling. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 85, 1243-1247.
  • Irigoien, X., Flynn, K.J. and Harris, R.P. (2005) Phytoplankton blooms: A "loophole" in microzooplankton grazing impact? Journal of Plankton Research, 27, 313 - 321.
  • Llewellyn, C. A., Fishwick, J. R., and Blackford, J. C. (2005). Phytoplankton community assemblage in the English Channel: A comparison using chlorophyll a derived from HPLC-CHEMTAX and carbon derived from microscopy cell counts. Journal of Plankton Research, 27, 103-119.
  • Lopez-Urrutia,A., Harris, R.P., Acuna, J.L., Bämstedt, U., Flood, P.R., Fyhn, H.J., Gasser, B., Gorsky, G., Irigoien, X., and Martinussen, M. (2005). A comparison of appendicularian seasonal cycles in four contrasting European coastal environments. In, "Response of Marine Ecosystems to Global Change: Ecological Impact of Appendicularians", eds. Gorsky, G., Youngbluth, M.J. and Deibel, D., pp. 255-276.
  • Southward, A.J., Langmead, O., Hardman-Mountford, N.J., Aiken, J., Boalch, G.T., Dando, P.R., Genner, M.J., Joint, I., Kendall, M.A., Halliday, N.C., Harris, R.P., Leaper, R., Mieszkowska, N., Pingree, R.D., Richardson, A.J., Sims, D.W., Smith, T., Walne, A.W. and Hawkins, S.J. (2005). Long-term oceanographic and ecological research in the western English Channel. Advances in Marine Biology, 47, 1-105.
  • Yebra L., Harris R.P. and Smith T. (2005). Comparison of five methods for estimating growth of Calanus helgolandicus later developmental stages (CV- CVI). Marine Biology, 147, 1367-1375.

2004

  • Aiken, J., Fishwick, J., Moore, G., and Pemberton, K. (2004) The annual cycle of phytoplankton photosynthetic quantum efficiency, pigment composition and optical properties in the western English Channel. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 84, 301-313.
  • Irigoien, X., Huisman, J. Harris, R.P. (2004). Global biodiversity patterns of marine phytoplankton and zooplankton. Nature, 429, 863-867.
  • Irigoien, X., Meyer, B., Harris, R. and Harbour, D. (2004). Using HPLC pigment analysis to investigate phytoplankton taxonomy: the importance of knowing your species. Helgoland Marine Research. 58, 77-82.
  • Lindeque, P. K., Harris, R. P., Jones, M. B., and Smerdon, G. R. (2004). Distribution of Calanus spp. as determined using a genetic identification system. Scientia Marina (Barcelona), Vol. 68, suppl. 1, p.
  • Rey-Rassat, C., Bonnet, D., Irigoien, X., Harris, R., Head, R., and Carlotti, F. (2004). Secondary production of Calanus helgolandicus in the western English Channel. Journal of experimental marine biology and ecology, 313, 29-46.

2003

  • Hawkins, S. J., Southward, A. J. and Genner, M. J. (2003) Detection of environmental change in a marine ecosystem - evidence from the western English Channel. Sci. Total Environ., 310, (1-3) 245-256.
  • Irigoien, X. and Harris, R.P. 2003. Interannual variability in Calanus helgolandicus dynamics. Fisheries Oceanography. 12: 317-326.
  • Lindeque, P. K. and Smerdon, G. R., (2003). Temporal transcription of two Antennapedia class homeobox genes in the marine copepod Calanus helgolandicus. Mar. Biotech., 5 (6), 604-615.
  • Llewellyn, C. A., and Harbour, D. S. (2003). A temporal study of mycosporine-like amino acids in surface water phytoplankton from the English Channel and correlation with solar irradiation. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 83, 1-9.
  • Lopez-Urrutia,A., Acuna, J.L., Irigoien, X., and Harris, R.P. (2003). Food limitation, growth and reproduction in temperate epipelagic appendicularians (Tunicata). Marine Ecology Progress Series, 252, 143-157.
  • Lopez-Urrutia,A., Acuna, J.L., Irigoien, X., and Harris, R.P. (2003). In situ feeding physiology and grazing impact of the appendicularian community in temperate waters: seasonal dynamics in coastal and oceanic environments. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 252, 125-141.
  • Pinkerton, M. H., Lavender, S. J. and Aiken, J. (2003). Validation of SeaWiFS ocean color satellite data using a moored databuoy. Journal of Geophysical Research, 108(C5), Art. No. 3133

2002

  • Fileman, E.S., Cummings, D.G., and Llewellyn C.A. (2002). Microplankton community structure and the impact of microzooplankton grazing during an Emiliana huxleyi bloom, off the Devon coast. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 82, 359-368.

2001

  • John, E.H., Batten, S.D., Harris, R.P. and Hays, G.C. (2001). Comparison between zooplankton data collected by the Continuous Plankton Recorder survey in the English Channel and by WP-2 nets at station L4, Plymouth (UK). Journal of Sea Research, 46, 223-232.

1990 - 2000

  • Acuna, J.L., Bedo, A.W., Harris, R.P. and Anadon, R. (1995) On the occurrence of Oikopleura longicauda (Tunicata: Appendicularia) and the seasonal succession of appendicularians off Plymouth. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 75, 755-758.
  • Bautista, B. and Harris, R.P. (1992) Copepod gut contents, ingestion rates and grazing impact on phytoplankton in relation with the size structure of zooplankton and phytoplankton during a spring bloom. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 82, 41- 50.
  • Bautista, B., Harris, R.P., Rodriguez, V., Guerrero, F. (1994). Temporal variability in copepod fecundity during two different spring bloom periods in coastal waters off Plymouth (SW England). Journal of Plankton Research, 16, 1367-1377.
  • Bautista, B., Harris, R.P., Tranter, P.R.G. and Harbour, D. (1992). In situ copepod feeding and grazing rates during a spring bloom dominated by Phaeocystis sp. in the English Channel. Journal of Plankton Research, 14, 691-703.
  • Biegala, I. and Harris, R.P. (1999). Sources of seasonal variability in mesozooplankton ATCase activity in coastal waters off Plymouth, UK. Journal of Plankton Research, 21, 2085-2103.
  • Green, E.P., Harris, R.P. and Duncan. A. (1992). The seasonal abundance of the copepodite stages of Calanus helgolandicus and Pseudocalanus elongatus off Plymouth, Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 73, 109-122.
  • Guisande, C. and Harris, R.P. (1995). Effect of the biochemical composition of the egg on hatching viability and naupliar survival in the copepod Calanus helgolandicus. Limnology and Oceanography, 40, 476-482.
  • Irigoien, X., Harris, R.P., Head, R.N. and Harbour, D. (2000) North Atlantic Oscillation and spring bloom phytoplankton composition in the English Channel. Journal of Plankton Research, 22, 2367-2371.
  • Irigoien, X., Harris, R.P., Head, R.N. and Harbour, D. (2000). The influence of diatom abundance on the egg production rate of Calanus helgolandicus in the English Channel. Limnology and Oceanography, 45, 1433-1439
  • Irigoien, X., Meyer-Harms, B., Head, R.N., Harris, R.P., Cummings, D. and Harbour, D. (2000). Feeding selectivity and egg production of Calanus helgolandicus in the English Channel. Limnology and Oceanography. 45, 44-54 Joint, I., Jordan, M. B. and Carr, M. R. (1997) Is phosphate part of the Russell Cycle? J. Mar. Biol. Assoc. U.K., 77, (3) 625-633.
  • Jordan, M. B. and Joint, I. (1998) Seasonal variation in nitrate : phosphate ratios in the English Channel 1923-1987. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 46, (1) 157-164.
  • Jordan, M. B. and Joint, I. R. (1984) Studies on Phytoplankton Distribution and Primary Production in the Western English-Channel in 1980 and 1981. Cont. Shelf Res., 3, (1) 25-34.
  • Laabir, M., Poulet, S.A., Harris, R.P., Pond, D.W., Head, R.N., Cueff, A. and Ianora, A. (1998). Reproductive potential of Calanus helgolandicus in well-mixed and strongly-stratified waters of the western English Channel. Journal of Plankton Research, 20, 404-421.
  • Laane, R., Southward, A. J., Slinn, D. J., Allen, J., Groeneveld, G. and deVries, A. (1996) Changes and causes of variability in salinity and dissolved inorganic phosphate in the Irish Sea, English Channel, and Dutch coastal zone. ICES J. Mar. Sci., 53, (6) 933-944.
  • Lindeque, P. K., Harris, R. P., Jones, M. B., and Smerdon, G. R., (1999). Simple molecular method to distinguish the identity of Calanus species (Copepoda: Calanoida) at any developmental stage. Mar. Biol., 133, 91-96.
  • Llewellyn, C. A. and Gibb, S. W. (2000) Intra-class variability in the carbon, pigment and biomineral content of prymnesiophytes and diatoms. Marine Ecology- Progress Series, 193, 33-44.
  • Pilling, E.D., Leakey, R.J.G., and Burkill, P.H. (1992) Marine pelagic ciliates and their productivity during summer in Plymouth coastal waters. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K., 72, 265-268.
  • Pond, D., Harris, R., Head, R., Harbour, D. (1996). Environmental and nutritional factors determining seasonal variability in the fecundity and egg viability of Calanus helgolandicus in coastal waters off Plymouth, UK. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 143, 45-63.
  • Rodriguez, F., Fernandez, E., Head, R.N., Harbour, D.S., Bratbak, G., Heldal, M., and Harris, R.P. (2000). Temporal variability of virus, bacteria, phytoplankton and zooplankton in the Western English Channel off Plymouth. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 80, 575-586
  • Southward, A. J. (1995a) The Importance of Long Time-Series in Understanding the Variability of Natural Systems. Helgol. Meeresunters., 49, (1-4) 329-333.
  • Southward, A. J. (1995b) Occurrence in the English-Channel of a Warm-Water Cirripede, Solidobalanus-Fallax. J. Mar. Biol. Assoc. U.K., 75, (1) 199-210.
  • Southward, A. J., Hawkins, S. J. and Burrows, M. T. (1995) 70 Years Observations of Changes in Distribution and Abundance of Zooplankton and Intertidal Organisms in the Western English-Channel in Relation to Rising Sea Temperature. Journal of Thermal Biology, 20, (1-2) 127-155.

1980 - 1990

  • Burkill, P. H., Mantoura, R. F. C., Llewellyn, C. A. and Owens, N. J. P. (1987) Microzooplankton Grazing and Selectivity of Phytoplankton in Coastal Waters. Mar. Biol., 93, (4) 581-590.

1970 - 1980

  • Southward, A. J. (1974) Long-Term Changes in Abundance of Eggs of Cornish Pilchard (Sardina-Pilchardus-Walbaum) Off Plymouth. J. Mar. Biol. Assoc. U.K., 54, (3) 641-649.

About Us

The WCO is a partnership between the Plymouth Marine Laboratory and the Marine Biological Association.

How are we funded?

The core work of the WCO is funded as part of the UK Natural Environmental Research Council's National Capability.

Contact Information

For more details about the WCO please contact:

Dr Tim Smyth
Western Channel Observatory
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Prospect Place
Plymouth
Devon
PL1 3DH
email: tjsm@pml.ac.uk