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General publications:

A guide to microscopic examination of stream biofilms.
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Dopheide, A. (2009).
The secret life of slime.
New Zealand Geographic No. 96 (March/April 2009).

Research publications:

Gavin Lear, Andrew Dopheide, Pierre-Yves Ancion, Kelly Roberts, Vidya Washington, Jo Smith & Gillian D. Lewis (2012).
Biofilms in Freshwater: Their Importance for the Maintenance and Monitoring of Freshwater Health.
In Microbial Biofilms: Current Research and Applications, edited by Gavin Lear and Gillian D. Lewis. Caister Academic Press.

Dopheide, A., Lear, G., Stott, R. & Lewis, G.D. (2011).
Preferential feeding by the ciliates Chilodonella and Tetrahymena spp. and effects of these protozoa on bacterial biofilm structure and composition.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77: 4564-4572.

Lear, G., Dong, Y. & Lewis, G.D. (2010).
Comparison of methods for the extraction of DNA from stream epilithic biofilms.
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology 98: 567-571.

Ancion, P-Y., Lear, G. & Lewis, G.D. (2010).
Three common metals contaminants of urban runoff (Zn, Cu and Pb) accumulate in freshwater biofilm and modify embedded bacterial communities.
Environmental Pollution 158 (8): 2738-2745.

Dopheide, A., Lear, G., Stott, R. & Lewis, G.D. (2009).
Relative diversity and community structure of ciliates in stream biofilms according to molecular and microscopy methods.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75: 5261-5272.

Lear G. & Lewis G.D. (2009).
Impact of catchment land use on bacterial communities within stream biofilms.
Ecological Indicators 9: 848-855.

Lear, G., Boothroyd, I.K.G., Turner, S.J., Roberts, K. & Lewis, G.D. (2009).
A comparison of bacterial and benthic invertebrate community assemblages as indicators of ecological health within freshwater streams.
Freshwater Biology 54: 1532-1543.

Lear, G. & Lewis, G.D. (2009).
Nested Automated Ribosomal Intergenic Spacer Analysis: A rapid and accurate method for comparison of bacterial community composition.
Journal of Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology 17: 257-270.

Lear, G., Niyogi, D., Harding, J., Dong, Y. & Lewis, G.D. (2009).
Biofilm bacterial community structure in streams affected by acid mine drainage.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75 (11) 3455-3460.

Lear G., Anderson M.J., Smith J.P., Boxen K. & Lewis G.D. (2008).
Spatial and temporal heterogeneity of the bacterial communities in stream epilithic biofilms.
FEMS Microbiology Ecology 65(3) 463-473.

Lear, G., Turner, S. & Lewis, G.D. (2008).
Effect of light regimes on the utilisation of an exogenous carbon source by biofilm bacterial communities.
Aquatic Ecology 43: 207-220.

Dopheide, A., Lear, G., Stott, R. & Lewis, G.D. (2008).
Molecular characterisation of ciliate diversity in stream biofilms.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology 74(6):1740-1747.


 

 

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