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Carbon storage in the seagrass meadows of Gazi Bay, Kenya (2017)
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Githaiga, M. N., Kairo, J. G., Njoroge Githaiga, M., Gitundu, K., Gilpin, L., & Huxham, M. (2017). Carbon storage in the seagrass meadows of Gazi Bay, Kenya. PLOS ONE, 12(5), Article e0177001. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0177001

Vegetated marine habitats are globally important carbon sinks, making a significant contribution towards mitigating climate change, and they provide a wide range of other ecosystem services. However, large gaps in knowledge remain, particularly for s... Read More about Carbon storage in the seagrass meadows of Gazi Bay, Kenya.

Tracking changes to a microplankton community in a North Atlantic sea loch using the microplankton index PI(mp). (2016)
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Whyte, C., Davidson, K., Gilpin, L., Mitchell, E., Moschonas, G., McNeill, S., & Tett, P. (2016). Tracking changes to a microplankton community in a North Atlantic sea loch using the microplankton index PI(mp). ICES Journal of Marine Science, 74(4), 311-325. https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsw125

Microplankton plays a vital part in marine ecosystems and its importance has been recognised by the inclusion of microplankton community composition in regulatory frameworks such as the European Water Framework Directive and the Marine Strategy Frame... Read More about Tracking changes to a microplankton community in a North Atlantic sea loch using the microplankton index PI(mp)..

Biomass and productivity of seagrasses in Africa (2016)
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Githaiga, M. N., Gilpin, L., Kairo, J. G., & Huxham, M. (2016). Biomass and productivity of seagrasses in Africa. Botanica Marina, 59(2-3), 173-186. https://doi.org/10.1515/bot-2015-0075

There is growing interest in carbon stocks and flows in seagrass ecosystems, but recent global reviews suggest a paucity of studies from Africa. This paper reviews work on seagrass productivity, biomass and sediment carbon in Africa. Most work was co... Read More about Biomass and productivity of seagrasses in Africa.

Framework for understanding marine ecosystem health (2013)
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Tett, P., Gowen, R., Painting, S., Elliott, M., Forster, R., Mills, D., …Wilkinson, M. (2013). Framework for understanding marine ecosystem health. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 494, 1-27. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps10539

Although the terms ‘health’ and ‘healthy’ are often applied to marine ecosystems and communicate information about holistic condition (e.g. as required by the Ecosystem Approach), their meaning is unclear. Ecosystems have been understood in various w... Read More about Framework for understanding marine ecosystem health.

Phytoplankton and bacterial distribution and productivity on and around Jones Bank in the Celtic Sea (2013)
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Davidson, K., Gilpin, L. C., Pete, R., Brennan, D., McNeill, S., Moschonas, G., & Sharples, J. (2013). Phytoplankton and bacterial distribution and productivity on and around Jones Bank in the Celtic Sea. Progress in Oceanography, 117, 48-63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2013.04.001

The abundance and productivity of phytoplankton and bacterioplankton in the region of Jones Bank (Cel-tic Sea) were assessed in relation to potential physical and chemical drivers of the marine microbial community during July 2008 on RRS James Cook c... Read More about Phytoplankton and bacterial distribution and productivity on and around Jones Bank in the Celtic Sea.

A Lagrangian biogeochemical study of an eddy in the Northeast Atlantic (2008)
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Jickells, T. D., Liss, P. S., Broadgate, W., Turner, S., Kettle, A. J., Read, J., …DeGrandpre, M. (2008). A Lagrangian biogeochemical study of an eddy in the Northeast Atlantic. Progress in Oceanography, 76(3), 366-398. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2008.01.006

We report the results of an experiment in the Northeast Atlantic in which sulphur hexafluoride (SF 6) was released within an eddy and the behaviour of trace gases, nutrients and productivity followed within a Lagrangian framework over a period of 24... Read More about A Lagrangian biogeochemical study of an eddy in the Northeast Atlantic.

The influence of the balance of inorganic and organic nitrogen on the trophic dynamics of microbial food webs. (2007)
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Davidson, K., Gilpin, L., Hart, M. C., Fouilland, E., Mitchell, E., Calleja, I. A., …Leakey, R. J. G. (2007). The influence of the balance of inorganic and organic nitrogen on the trophic dynamics of microbial food webs. Limnology and Oceanography, 52, (2147-2163). ISSN 0024-3590

A nutrient-manipulation mesocosm study was conducted in Norwegian coastal waters to determine the effect on a nitrogen-limited microbial food web of changes in the relative concentrations of dissolved organic and inorganic nitrogen (N). Four replic... Read More about The influence of the balance of inorganic and organic nitrogen on the trophic dynamics of microbial food webs..

Defining and detecting undesirable disturbance in the context of eutrophication. (2007)
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Tett, P., Gowen, R. J., Mills, D., Fernandes, T., Gilpin, L., Huxham, M., …Malcolm, S. J. (2007). Defining and detecting undesirable disturbance in the context of eutrophication. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 55, 282-297. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2006.08.028

An understanding of undesirable disturbance to the balance of organisms is needed to diagnose marine eutrophication as defined by EU Directives and OSPAR. This review summarizes the findings of the UK Defra-funded Undesirable Disturbance Study Team,... Read More about Defining and detecting undesirable disturbance in the context of eutrophication..

Microalgae, macrofauna and sedimentary stability: an experimental test of a reciprocal relationship. (2006)
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Huxham, M., Gilpin, L., Mocogni, M., & Harper, S. (2006). Microalgae, macrofauna and sedimentary stability: an experimental test of a reciprocal relationship. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 310, 55-63. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps310055

A manipulative field experiment was conducted at Blackness in the Firth of Forth, Scotland, to study the effects of differences in microphytobenthos abundance on sediment stability and macrofauna. Opaque and transparent Perspex was used to construct... Read More about Microalgae, macrofauna and sedimentary stability: an experimental test of a reciprocal relationship..

A dynamic CSTT model for the effects of added nutrients in Loch Creran, a shallow fjord (2006)
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Laurent, C., Tett, P., Fernandes, T., Gilpin, L., & Jones, K. (2006). A dynamic CSTT model for the effects of added nutrients in Loch Creran, a shallow fjord. Journal of Marine Systems, 61(3-4), 149-164. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2005.05.007

Despite a tendency for the complexity of physical–biological models to increase, simple coupled models remain useful for some applications and can provide insights into crucial links between physical and biological processes. This argument is illustr... Read More about A dynamic CSTT model for the effects of added nutrients in Loch Creran, a shallow fjord.

The influence of changes in nitrogen: silicon ratios on diatom growth dynamics (2004)
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Gilpin, L., Davidson, K., & Roberts, E. (2004). The influence of changes in nitrogen: silicon ratios on diatom growth dynamics. Journal of Sea Research, 51(1), 21-35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2003.05.005

Nitrate loading to coastal waters has increased over recent decades while silicon loading has remained relatively constant or decreased. As the N:Si ratio in coastal waters shifts due to these anthropogenic influences, silicate limitation of diatom b... Read More about The influence of changes in nitrogen: silicon ratios on diatom growth dynamics.

Response of temperate microplankton communities to N:Si ratio perturbation (2003)
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Roberts, E. C., Davidson, K., & Gilpin, L. (2003). Response of temperate microplankton communities to N:Si ratio perturbation. Journal of plankton research, 25(12), 1485-1495. https://doi.org/10.1093/plankt/fbg109

In order to study the effect of the nitrogen:silicon (N:Si) ratio on temperate microplankton food webs, mesocosm experiments were conducted in Trondheim (Norway) using two different ratios (molar ratios of 1:1 and 4:1). With the exception of diatoms,... Read More about Response of temperate microplankton communities to N:Si ratio perturbation.

Eutrophication and some European waters of restricted exchange (2003)
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Tett, P., Gilpin, L., Svendsen, H., Erlandsson, C. P., Larsson, U., Kratzer, S., …Scory, S. (2003). Eutrophication and some European waters of restricted exchange. Continental Shelf Research, 23(17-19), 1635-1671. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2003.06.013

Regions of Restricted Exchange (RREs) are an important feature of the European coastline. They are historically preferred sites for human settlement and aquaculture and their ecosystems, and consequent human use, may be at risk from eutrophication. T... Read More about Eutrophication and some European waters of restricted exchange.

The relationship between carbon and biovolume in marine microbial mesocosms under different nutrient regimes (2002)
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Davidson, K., Roberts, E., & Gilpin, L. (2002). The relationship between carbon and biovolume in marine microbial mesocosms under different nutrient regimes. European Journal of Phycology, 37(4), 501-507. https://doi.org/10.1017/s096702620200389x

Nutrient manipulation experiments were conducted on a natural planktonic community in outdoor mesocosms. Inorganic nitrogen (N) and silicon (Si) were added to achieve N: Si ratios of 1:1 and 4: 1. Total particulate carbon (PC) biomass of the microb... Read More about The relationship between carbon and biovolume in marine microbial mesocosms under different nutrient regimes.

Primary Production and Carbon uptake dynamics in the vicinity of south Georgia - balancing carbon fixation and removal (2002)
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Gilpin, L., Priddle, J., Whitehouse, M., Savidge, G., & Atkinson, A. (2002). Primary Production and Carbon uptake dynamics in the vicinity of south Georgia - balancing carbon fixation and removal. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 242, 51-62. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps242051

Primary production was measured at a series of stations in austral summer 1996 in the vicinity of South Georgia. Five stations were occupied along a 700 km transect southeastwards towards the western tip of South Georgia. Three stations were located... Read More about Primary Production and Carbon uptake dynamics in the vicinity of south Georgia - balancing carbon fixation and removal.

Coupled dynamics of dimethylsulfoniopropionate and dimethylsulfide cycling and the microbial food web in surface waters of the North Atlantic. (2002)
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Simo, R., Archer, S. D., Pedrós-Alió, C., Gilpin, L., & Stelfox-Widdicombe, C. E. (2002). Coupled dynamics of dimethylsulfoniopropionate and dimethylsulfide cycling and the microbial food web in surface waters of the North Atlantic. Limnology and Oceanography, 47, (53-61). ISSN 0024-3590

Oceanic dimethylsulfide (DMS), the main natural source of sulfur to the global atmosphere, is suggested to play a key role in the interaction between marine biota and climate. Its biochemical precursor is dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP), a globally... Read More about Coupled dynamics of dimethylsulfoniopropionate and dimethylsulfide cycling and the microbial food web in surface waters of the North Atlantic..

Seasonal influences on size-fractionated chlorophyll a concentrations and primary production in the north-west Indian Ocean (1999)
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Savidge, G., & Gilpin, L. (1999). Seasonal influences on size-fractionated chlorophyll a concentrations and primary production in the north-west Indian Ocean. Deep Sea Research Part II Topical Studies in Oceanography, 46(3-4), 701-723. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0967-0645%2898%2900124-6

Chlorophyll a (chl a) concentrations and primary production by the 0.2—2, 2—18 and >18 m phytoplankton size-fractions were estimated along a transect in the NW Indian Ocean extending from the coast of Oman to 8°N 68°E during the late SW monsoon and a... Read More about Seasonal influences on size-fractionated chlorophyll a concentrations and primary production in the north-west Indian Ocean.