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Prof David M. Paterson

Prof David M. Paterson
Executive Director of MASTS:
The Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland


 

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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Recent publications


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Science of the Total Environment

(Article)
Factors effecting 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 (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

Journal of Soils and Sediments
vol.First Online 
(Article)
Form, function and physics
David Maxwell Paterson, Sabine U. Gerbersdorf 
Keywords: Biofilm, Biostabilisation, Ecosystem engineering, EPS, ETDC cycle, Metagenomics

Biofouling
vol.Latest Articles 
(Article)
New insights into MagPI: a promising tool to determine the adhesive capacity of biofilm on the mesoscale
Sabine Ulrike Gerbersdorf, Silke Wieprecht, Moritz Thom, David Maxwell Paterson, Marc Scheffler 
Keywords: Biofilm, Adhesion, Stability, MagPI, Electromagnet
2018 (20/11)
Environmental Science and Technology
vol.52 pp.13306-13313
(Article)
Nondestructive 3D imaging and quantification of hydrated biofilm-sediment aggregates using X-ray microcomputed tomography
Naiyu Zhang, Charlotte E.L. Thompson, Ian H. Townend, Kathryn E. Rankin, David Maxwell Paterson, A.J. Manning 
Keywords: Chemistry(all), Environmental Chemistry
2018 (22/8)
Frontiers in Microbiology
vol.9 
(Article)

Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
vol.In press 
(Article)
2018 (1/10)
Water Research
vol.142 pp.159-166
(Article)
2018 (5/2)
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
vol.201 pp.1-6
(Editorial)
VECTORS of change in the marine environment
M. C. Austen, T. P. Crowe, M. Elliott, David Maxwell Paterson, M. A. Peck, S. Piraino 
Keywords: SYSTEMS
2017 (11)
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
vol.97 pp.1479-1482
(Article)
2017 (6)
Water Resources Research
vol.53 pp.4787-4801
(Article)
Hindered erosion
X. D. Chen, C. K. Zhang, David Maxwell Paterson, C. E. L. Thompson, I. H. Townend, Z. Gong, Z. Zhou, Q. Feng 
Keywords: Biostabilisation, Sediment erosion process, EPS vertical distribution, Bio-sediment system
2017 (12)
Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences
vol.122 pp.3113-3125
(Article)
Stabilizing effects of bacterial biofilms
X. D. Chen, C. K. Zhang, Z. Zhou, Z. Gong, J. J. Zhou, J. F. Tao, David Maxwell Paterson, Q. Feng 
Keywords: EPS vertical distribution, Bio-sedimentary system, Bed stability, Biostabilization
2016 (8)
Ecosystem Services
vol.20 pp.69-81
(Article)
A conceptual framework for assessing the ecosystem service of waste remediation: in the marine environment
David Maxwell Paterson, Ana M. Queirós, Andrew P. Rees, Nicholas Stephens, Stephen Widdicombe, Nicola J. Beaumont 
Keywords: Ecosystem services, Waste remediation, Marine, Shelf-seas, Human wellbeing
2016 (1/9)
pp.3-8
(Chapter (peer-reviewed))
Form, function and physics
David Maxwell Paterson,  
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 (11)
Marine Policy
vol.61 pp.291-302
(Article)
Making modelling count - increasing the contribution of shelf-seas community and ecosystem models to policy development and management
K. Hyder, A.G. Rossberg, J.I. Allen, M.C. Austen, R.M. Barciela, H.J. Bannister, P.G. Blackwell, J.L. Blanchard, M.T. Burrows, E. Defriez, T. Dorrington, K.P. Edwards, B. Garcia-Carreras, M.R. Heath, D.J. Hembury, J.J. Heymans, J. Holt, J.E. Houle, S. Jennings, S. Mackinson, S.J. Malcolm, R. McPike, L. Mee, D.K. Mills, C. Montgomery, D. Pearson, J.K. Pinnegar, M. Pollicino, E.E. Popova, L. Rae, S.I. Rogers, D. Speirs, M.A. Spence, R. Thorpe, R.K. Turner, J. van der Molen, A. Yool, David Maxwell Paterson 
Keywords: Ecosystem models, Marine policy and management, UK environmental assessment, management, and monitoring
2015 (10/2)
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom

(Editorial)
Organizing, supporting and linking the world marine biodiversity research community
M.J. Costello, P. Archambault, S. Chavanich, P. Miloslavich, David Maxwell Paterson, S.-M. Phang, I. Sousa Pinto, A. Pierrot-Bults, S. Song, E.H. Soto, N.C. Stenseth, T.N. Molodtsova, M. Thorndyke 
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 (1/1)
Advances in Ecological Research
vol.51 pp.41-77
(Article)
Big Data and Ecosystem Research Programmes
Dave Raffaelli, James M. Bullock, Steve Cinderby, Isabelle Durance, Bridget Emmett, Jim Harris, Kevin Hicks, Tom H. Oliver, David Maxwell Paterson, Piran C.L. White 
Keywords: Complexity, Interdisciplinarity, Platforms, Scale, VisualisationEcology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Ecology
2014 (29/1)
PLoS One
vol.9 
(Comment/debate)
2014 (9)
Journal of Sea Research
vol.92 pp.2-5
(Article)
Ecology of intertidal microbial biofilms
Carl Van Colen, Graham Underwood, Joao Serodio, David Maxwell Paterson 
Keywords: Microbial biofilms , Diatoms, MicrophytobenthosEnvironmental Science(all)
2014
Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
vol.461 pp.31-38
(Article)
2014 (1/9)
Journal of Sea Research
vol.92 pp.92-101
(Article)
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
2013 (5/12)
PLoS One
vol.8 
(Article)
Proliferation of purple sulphur bacteria at the sediment surface affects intertidal mat diversity and functionality
Cedric Roger Rene Hubas, Bruno Jesus, Mickael Ruivo, Tarik Meziane, Najet Thiney, Dominique Davoult, Nicolas Spilmont, David Maxwell Paterson, Christian Jeanthon 
Keywords: Roscoff-aber bay, Annual benthic metabolism, Orkney-islands, Fatty-acids, Thiocapsa-roseopersicina, Sheltered beaches, Organic matter, Mocrobial mats, Mass blooms, Scapa flow
2013 (17/12)
PLoS One
vol.8 
(Article)
2012
Marine Ecology Progress Series
vol.465 pp.85-97
(Article)
Impacts of biogenic structures on benthic assemblages: microbes, meiofauna, macrofauna and related ecosystem functions
Claire Passarelli, Frederic Olivier, David Maxwell Paterson, Cedric Roger Rene Hubas 
2012 (4/1)
PLoS One
vol.7 
(Article)
Impairment of the bacterial biofilm stability by triclosan
Sabine Ulrike Gerbersdorf, Cedric Roger Rene Hubas, Sebastian Behrens, Francesco Ricciardi, David Maxwell Paterson 
Keywords: Biofilms, Triclosan, Bacterial films, Stability
2012 (2)
Hydrobiologia
vol.681 pp.23-33
(Article)
2012 (10)
Aquatic Botany
vol.102 pp.15-22
(Article)
Particle trapping and retention by Zostera noltii: A flume and field study
Matthew T. O'Hare, Bernard Dudley, David Maxwell Paterson 
2012 (11)
Oikos
vol.121 pp.1801-1809
(Article)
Temporal stability of European rocky shore assemblages
F. Bulleri, L. Benedetti-Cecchi, M. Cusson, E. Maggi, F. Arenas, Rebecca Jane Kinnear, I. Bertocci, T. P. Crowe, D. Davoult, B. K. Eriksson, S. Fraschetti, Claire Gollety, J. N. Griffin, S. R. Jenkins, J. Kotta, P. Kraufvelin, M. Molis, I. Sousa Pinto, A. Terlizzi, N. Valdivia, David Maxwell Paterson 
2011
Plant Ecology & Diversity
vol.4 pp.103-113
(Article)
2011 (5)
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
vol.92 pp.358-366
(Article)
2011
Chemical Geology
vol.289 pp.171-178
(Article)
2011 (14/2)
BMC Ecology
vol.11 
(Article)
2011 (10)
Marine Pollution Bulletin
vol.62 pp.2087-2094
(Article)
2011
Marine Ecology Progress Series
vol.434 pp.201-202
(Article)
Science and policy mismatch in coastal zone ecosystem management
David Maxwell Paterson, Nick Hanley, Kevin Black, Emma Clare Defew, Martin Solan 
Keywords: Coastal zone, marine policy
2010
vol.14 pp.223-235
(Chapter)
Biodynamics of Modern Marine Stromatolites
David Maxwell Paterson, Rebecca Jane Kinnear, Pamela Reid 
2010 (12/7)
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. B, Biological Sciences
vol.365 pp.2107-2116
(Article)

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Prof David M. Paterson
Scottish Oceans Institute
East Sands
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 8LB
Fife
UK

tel: 01334 463472 (Sec)
fax: 01334 463443
room: 1.11
email: dp1@st-andrews.ac.uk

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