• Publications
  • Influence
Ocean acidification induces multi-generational decline in copepod naupliar production with possible conflict for reproductive resource allocation
Changes in growth, cuticles composition and naupliar production strongly suggest that copepods subjected to OA-induced stress preferentially reallocate resources towards maintaining reproductive output at the expense of somatic growth and cuticle composition. Expand
Improvement of phylum- and class-specific primers for real-time PCR quantification of bacterial taxa.
A quantitative PCR (qPCR) assay for the analysis of higher taxa composition in natural communities that advances previously available methods by allowing quantification of several taxa during the same qPCR run is presented. Expand
Species-specific engineered antifouling topographies: correlations between the settlement of algal zoospores and barnacle cyprids
The results for spore settlement on first-generation hierarchical surfaces provide insight for the efficacious design of such structures when targeting multiple settling species. Expand
Barnacle in vitro assays for biologically active substances: Toxicity and Settlement inhibition assays using mass cultured Balanus amphitrite amphitrite darwin
The laboratory assays provided provide quantitative estimates of toxicity and settlement inhibition of barnacles, providing an excellent system for the use of barnacle to study the interaction of the test compounds and surfaces. Expand
The Invasion of the Chinese Mitten Crab (Eriocheir sinensis) in the United Kingdom and Its Comparison to Continental Europe
The comparison of the spreading behaviour of the ongoing invasion in the United Kingdom with the historic invasion in northern Europe suggests that E. sinensis in future has the potential to establish itself in all major UK estuaries. Expand
Spread of the Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne Edwards) in Continental Europe: analysis of a historical data set
The Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis, is an invasive species that lives as an adult predominantly in freshwater but migrates seawards to breed and this data set represents one of the most complete pictures of the life cycle and spreading behaviour of this alien invader. Expand
Immunological studies on the settlement–inducing protein complex (SIPC) of the barnacle Balanus amphitrite and its possible involvement in larva–larva interactions
The results suggest that the SipC (or SIPC–like proteins) is involved in both adult–larva and larva–larVA interactions during settlement of the barnacle B. amphitrite. Expand
Activity of Commercial Enzymes on Settlement and Adhesion of Cypris Larvae of the Barnacle Balanus amphitrite, Spores of the Green Alga Ulva linza, and the Diatom Navicula perminuta
Testing the hypothesis that enzymes of the appropriate specificity may prevent biofouling by hydrolysing these adhesive polymers of major fouling species found the serine-proteases to have the broadest antifouling potential. Expand
Cues and context: Larval responses to physical and chemical cues
It is maintained that due to tiny larval brains and poor memories, it is environmental cues rather than larval choice that determines where larvae settle. Expand
Inhibition of barnacle settlement by the environmental oestrogen 4-nonylphenol and the natural oestrogen 17β oestradiol
Abstract The present study examines the effect of a known environmental oestrogen, 4-nonylphenol, on the settlement of the cypris larva of the barnacle, Balanus amphitrite . Cypris larvae wereExpand