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Dr Gordon Watson

Reader in Marine Zoology

  1. 2021
  2. Early online

    Evidence for self-sustaining populations of Arcuatula senhousia in the UK and a review of this species’ potential impacts within Europe

    Dr Gordon Watson, Jesie Dyos, Peter David Barfield, Paul Stebbing & Kate Dey, 1 Dec 2021, In: Scientific Reports. 11, 1, 13 p., 9678.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  3. Published

    Three decades of trace element sediment contamination: the mining of governmental databases and the need to address hidden sources for clean and healthy seas

    Jonathan Richir, Simon Bray, Tom McAleese & Dr Gordon Watson, 1 Apr 2021, In: Environment International. 149, p. 1-12 12 p., 106362.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  4. Accepted for publication

    Trace metals in water, sediment and fishes of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta, Bangladesh: a review

    Md. Kawser Ahmed, Md. Ohiduzzaman, Md. Habibullah-Al-Mamun, Seema Rani, Md. Saiful Islam, Professor Pierre Failler & Dr Gordon Watson, 28 Feb 2021, (Accepted for publication) In: Bangladesh Maritime Journal.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  5. Published

    Identifying conserved polychaete molecular markers of metal exposure: Comparative analyses using the Alitta virens (Annelida, Lophotrochozoa) transcriptome

    Amaia Green Etxabe, Jennifer M. Pini, Stephen Short, Luis Cunha, Peter Kille & Dr Gordon Watson, 1 Feb 2021, In: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part C Toxicology & Pharmacology. 240, 11 p., 108913.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  6. Published

    Detecting the effects of chronic metal exposure on benthic systems: importance of biomarker and endpoint selection

    Dr Gordon Watson, Jennifer M. Pini, Jonathan Richir & Dr Laura Michie, 1 Jan 2021, In: Aquatic Toxicology. 230, 11 p., 105674.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  7. 2020
  8. Published

    Assessing the natural capital value of water quality and climate regulation in temperate marine systems using a EUNIS biotope classification approach

    Stephen Watson, Dr Joanne Preston, Nicola Beaumont & Dr Gordon Watson, 1 Nov 2020, In: Science of the Total Environment. 744, 140688.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  9. Published
  10. Early online

    Patterns of abundance across geographical ranges as a predictor for responses to climate change: evidence from UK rocky shores

    Siobhan R. Vye, Stephanie Dickens, Leoni Adams, Katrin Bohn, Jade Chenery, Nicola Dobson, Ruth E. Dunn, Hannah S. Earp, Megan Evans, Charlotte Foster & 22 others, Hannah Grist, Ben Holt, Sue Hull, Stuart R. Jenkins, Peter Lamont, Sarah Long, Nova Mieszkowska, Justine Millard, Miss Zoe Elizabeth Morrall, Kathryn Pack, Hannah Parry‐wilson, Jacqueline Pocklington, Jane Pottas, Leonie Richardson, Abigail Scott, Heather Sugden, Dr Gordon Watson, Victoria West, Debbie Winton, Jane Delany, Michael T. Burrows & April Blakeslee (ed.), 24 Jun 2020, (Early online) In: Diversity and Distributions. 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  11. 2018
  12. Published

    First evidence of Arcuatula senhousia (Benson, 1842), the Asian Date Mussel, in UK waters

    Peter David Barfield, Anna. Holmes, Dr Gordon Watson & Grant Rowe, 1 Dec 2018, In: Journal of Conchology. 43, 2, p. 217-222 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  13. Early online

    Chronic exposure to copper and zinc induces DNA damage in the polychaete Alitta virens and the implications for future toxicity of coastal sites

    Dr Gordon Watson, Jennifer M. Pini & Jonathan Richir, 27 Sep 2018, (Early online) In: Environmental Pollution.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  14. Published

    ‘Winners’ and ‘losers’ in the Anthropocene: understanding adaptation through phenotypic plasticity

    Dr Gordon Watson, 2 Aug 2018, In: Functional Ecology. 32, 8, p. 1906-1907 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

  15. Published

    A comparison of survivourship and function (grazing and behaviour) of three gastropod species used as clean-up crew for the marine aquarium trade

    Dr Gordon Watson, Jonathan Davies, Harriet Wood & Aleks Cocks, 28 Jun 2018, In: PLoS One. 13, 6, e0199516.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  16. 2017
  17. Published

    Assessing the impacts of bait collection on inter-tidal sediment and the associated macrofaunal and bird communities: the importance of appropriate spatial scales

    Dr Gordon Watson, J. M. Murray, Mr Martin Schaefer, A. Bonner & M. Gillingham, 1 Sep 2017, In: Marine Environmental Research. 130, p. 122-133 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  18. Published

    Bait worms: a valuable and important fishery with implications for fisheries and conservation management

    Dr Gordon Watson, Joanna M. Murray, Mr Martin Schaefer & Adam Bonner, Mar 2017, In: Fish and Fisheries. 18, 2, p. 374-388

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  19. 2015
  20. Published

    Metal bioavailability and bioaccumulation in the polychaete Nereis (Alitta) virens (Sars): the effects of site-specific sediment characteristics

    J. M. Pini, J. Richir & Dr Gordon Watson, 1 Jun 2015, In: Marine Pollution Bulletin. 95, 2, p. 565-575 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  21. Published

    Evidence of regenerative ability in Myxicola infundibulum (Annelida, Sabellida): evolutionary and systematic implications

    Margherita Licciano, Dr Gordon Watson, Joanna Michelle Murray & Adriana Giangrande, 1 Mar 2015, In: Invertebrate Biology. 134, 1, p. 48-60 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  22. Published

    Successful local marine conservation requires appropriate educational methods and adequate enforcement

    Dr Gordon Watson, J. M. Murray, Mr Martin Schaefer & A. Bonner, Feb 2015, In: Marine Policy. 52, p. 59-67

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  23. 2014
  24. Published

    A critical assessment of marine aquarist biodiversity data and commercial aquaculture: identifying gaps in culture initiatives to inform local fisheries managers

    Joanna M. Murray & Dr Gordon Watson, 10 Sep 2014, In: PLoS One. 9, 9, e105982.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  25. Published

    Does local marine conservation work? a case study of bait collection in the UK

    Dr Gordon Watson, 2014, Ocean Challenge, 20, p. 35-41.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

  26. 2013
  27. Published

    Regeneration as a novel method to culture marine ornamental sabellids

    J. M. Murray, Dr Gordon Watson, A. Giangrande, M. Licciano & M. G. Bentley, 1 Oct 2013, In: Aquaculture. 410-411, p. 129-137

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  28. Published

    Long-term incubation of adult Nereis virens (Annelida: Polychaeta) in copper-spiked sediment: the effects on adult mortality, gametogenesis, spawning and embryo development

    Dr Gordon Watson, J. Pini, A. Leach & Professor Gary Fones, 15 Mar 2013, In: Aquatic Toxicology. 128-9, p. 1-12 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  29. 2012
  30. Published

    Offsetting the impact of the marine ornamental trade: a case study of two temperate top shells (Osilinus lineatus and Gibbula umbilicalis) as potential clean-up crew

    Dr Gordon Watson, A. Bonner, J. M. Murray & Z. Hepplethwaite, Sep 2012, In: Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 22, 6, p. 731-742 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  31. Published

    Managing the marine aquarium trade: revealing the data gaps using ornamental polychaetes

    Joanna Murray, Dr Gordon Watson, M. Bentley & A. Giangrande, 3 Jan 2012, In: PLoS One. 7, 1, p. e29543

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  32. Published

    Morphological comparison of the regeneration process in Sabella spallanzanii and Branchiomma luctuosum (Annelida, Sabellida)

    M. Licciano, Joanna Murray, Dr Gordon Watson & A. Giangrande, 2012, In: Invertebrate Biology. 131, 1, p. 40-51 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  33. 2011
  34. Published

    Expanding the ecotoxicological toolbox: the inclusion of polychaete reproductive endpoints

    Ceri Lewis & Dr Gordon Watson, 12 Aug 2011, In: Marine Environmental Research.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  35. Published

    Aquaculture of tropical marine worms

    Joanna Murray & Dr Gordon Watson, 20 Apr 2011, Patent No. GB1103853.6

    Research output: Patent

  36. Published

    Assessing the impacts of the chronic exposure of zinc and copper on the polychaete Nereis virens (SARS) 1835

    J. Pini, Dr Gordon Watson & Professor Alex Ford, 2011, In: Newsletter: Porcupine Marine Natural History Society. 30, p. 45-46 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  37. Published

    Reproductive biology and population ecology of the marine fan worm Sabella pavonina (Savigny) (Polychaeta: Sabellidae)

    Joanna Murray, Dr Gordon Watson, A. Giangrande, M. Bentley & Paul Farrell, 2011, In: Invertebrate Reproduction and Development. 55, 3, p. 183-196 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  38. 2010
  39. Published

    Evidence for sexual attraction pheromones released by male tropical donkey's ear abalone (Haliotis asinina), (L.)

    H. Nhan, L. Jung, M. Ambak, Dr Gordon Watson & Y. Siang, 2010, In: Invertebrate Reproduction and Development. 54, 4, p. 169-176 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  40. Published

    The response to disturbance chemicals and predator odours of juvenile and adult signal crayfish Pacifastacus leniusculus (Dana)

    P. Stebbing, Dr Gordon Watson & M. Bentley, 2010, In: Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology. 43, 3, p. 183-195 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  41. 2008
  42. Published

    Aspects of gametogenesis, oocyte morphology and maturation of the lugworm Arenicola marina (Annelida : Polychaeta) in relation to commercialised procedures to extend the breeding season

    K. Betteley, Dr Gordon Watson, L. Hannah & M. Bentley, 2008, In: Aquaculture. 279, 1-4, p. 131-141 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  43. Published

    Extension of the breeding season and its effects on fertilization and development in two species of lugworm (Arenicola marina and Arernicola defodiens)

    Dr Gordon Watson, L. Hannah, S. Gaudron, K. Betteley & M. Bentley, 2008, In: Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 354, 1, p. 17-27 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  44. Published

    The effects of copper and other heavy metals on fertilization, embryo development, larval survival and settlement in the polychaete Nereis (Neanthes) virens

    Dr Gordon Watson, A. Leach & Professor Gary Fones, 2008, In: Invertebrate Reproduction and Development. 52, 2, p. 101-112 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  45. 2007
  46. Published

    Effects of bait collection on Nereis virens populations and macrofaunal communities in the Solent, UK

    Dr Gordon Watson, Paul Farrell, S. Stanton & L. Skidmore, 2007, In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 87, 3, p. 703-716 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  47. Published

    Induction of pairing in male scale worm Harmothoe imbricata (Polychaeta: Polynoidae) by chemical signals

    S. Gaudron, Dr Gordon Watson & M. Bentley, 2007, In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 87, 5, p. 1115-1116 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  48. 2006
  49. Published

    A possible mechanism for the displacement of Austropotamobius pallipes by Pacifastacus leniusculus

    P. Stebbing, A. Elwis, Dr Gordon Watson & M. Bentley, 2006, Freshwater crayfish. Vol. 15. Rodgers, D. (ed.). Pittsburgh: International Association of Astacology, p. 130-138 9 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  50. 2005
  51. Published

    Chemical alarm signalling in the polychaete Nereis (Neanthes) virens (Sars) (Annelida: Polychaeta)

    Dr Gordon Watson, K. Hamilton & W. Tuffnail, 2005, In: Animal Behaviour. 70, 5, p. 1125-1132 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  52. 2003
  53. Published

    Mating behaviour and evidence for a female released courtship pheromone in the signal crayfish Pacifastacus leniusculus

    P. Stebbing, M. Bentley & Dr Gordon Watson, 2003, In: Journal of Chemical Ecology. 29, 2, p. 465-475 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  54. Published

    The role of chemical signals in the spawning induction of polychaete worms and other marine invertebrates

    Dr Gordon Watson, M. Bentley, S. Gaudron & J. Hardege, 2003, In: Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 294, 2, p. 169-187 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  55. 2002
  56. Published

    Does seasonal reproduction occur at the optimal time for fertilization in the polychaetes Arenicola marina L. and Nereis virens Sars?

    C. Lewis, P. Olive, M. Bentley & Dr Gordon Watson, 2002, In: Invertebrate Reproduction and Development. 41, 1-3, p. 61-71 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  57. 2000
  58. Published

    Can synchronous spawning be predicted from environmental parameters? a case study of the lugworm Arenicola marina

    Dr Gordon Watson, M. E. Williams & M. Bentley, 2000, In: Marine Biology. 36, 6, p. 1003-1017 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  59. Published

    Factors influencing spawning and pairing in the scale worm Harmothoe imbricata (Annelida: Polychaeta)

    Dr Gordon Watson, F. Langford, S. Gaudron & M. Bentley, 2000, In: The Biological Bulletin. 199, 1, p. 50-58 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  60. Published

    Making scents of sex underwater

    M. Bentley & Dr Gordon Watson, 2000, In: Biologist. 47, 5, p. 251-254 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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