Prof David John

Prof David John

Scientific Associate

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Genomics and Microbial Biodiversity Division
Contact: email
Phone: 02079425978
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Specialisms

Teaching, Algae, Algal biogeography, Algal conservation, Algal taxonomy, Freshwater algae, Freshwater green algae, Marine ecology, Tropical seaweeds

Summary

My research interests centre around the taxonomy, ecology and biogeography of tropical marine algae and freshwater algae. I have been the leader and co-leader of five major research projects: ‘The British Freshwater Algal Flora Project’ (24 contributors), ‘Marine Biodiversity Capacity Building Project in the West African Sub-Region’ (Darwin Initiative Funded), marine ecological survey of Abu Dhabi, UAE (Oil Company-funded), marine surveys of Patagonia region of Chile (Darwin Initiative/ EU-funded) and new survey of freshwater algae of Clare Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland. Authored and edited books, revisions and produced several catalogues as well as having described 18 new species (one new genus) and made many new combinations. Carried out freshwater and marine consultancy work in the British Isles, Peninsula Malaysia, Sarawak, Red Sea and the Arabian Gulf that has included ecological surveys of seagrasses and mangroves as well as algae. For 12 years was the editor-in-chief of the Systematics Association’s Special Volume series. I have written many book chapters and co-edited/written several books, most notably of which are The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles (2011, 2002), A Practical Guide to the Desmids of the West of Ireland (2009), The Marine Macroalgae of the Tropical West Africa Sub-region (2003), Plant-animal Interactions in the Marine Benthos (1992) and The Inland Waters of Tropical West Africa (1986). I have been a member and chaired several committees, including the Conservation Committee of the British Phycological Society (1992-1998) and presently a member of the Biodiversity and Conservation Committee (since 2003) of the BPS. Experienced diver with Part IV SCUBA-diver certification under HSE regulations (now retired).

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, Durham University, England, 1965 - 1968

BSc (hons Botany) 1st, Durham University, England, 1961 - 1965

DSc, Durham University, England

Employment history

Academic

Marie Curie Fellow, National University of Ireland, Galway, Martin Ryan Institute, Ireland, 2005 - 2007

Freshwater and Marine Algal Consultant, The Natural History Musum, Department of Botany, England, 2003 - 2004

Scientific Associate, The Natural History Museum, Life Sciences, England, 2002 - 2015

Phycological Researcher, The Natural History Museum, Department of Botany, England, 1998 - 2002

Head of Environmental Quality Research Theme, The Natural History Museum, Department of Botany, England, 1995 - 1998

Head of Algae Division, The Natural History Museum, Department of Botany, England, 1989 - 1995

Head of Freshwater Algae Division, The Natural History Museum, Botany, England, 1980 - 1989

Senior Lecturer in Botany, University of Ghana. Legon, Botany, Ghana, 1974 - 1980

Lecturer in Botany, University of Ghana, Legon, Botany, Ghana, 1968 - 1974

Publications

Guiry MD, Guiry GM, Morrison L, Rindi F, Miranda SV, Mathieson AC, Parker BC, Langangen A, John DM, Bárbara I, Carter CF, Kuipers P, Garbary DJ (2014) AlgaeBase: An On-line Resource for Algae. Cryptogamie, Algologie, 35 (2): 105 - 115. doi: 10.7872/crya.v35.iss2.2014.105

John DM (2014) Obituary George W. Lawson 1926-2014. The Phycologist, 87 : 32 - 34.

John DM, Al-Thani RF (2014) Benthic marine algae of the Arabian Gulf: a critical review and analysis of distribution and diversity patterns. Nova Hedwigia, 98 : 341 - 392. doi: 10.1127/0029-5035/2014/0156

John DM, Wynne MJ, Tsarenko PM (2014) Reinstatement of the genus Willea Schmidle 1900 for Crucigeniella Lemmermann 1900 nom. illeg. (Chlorellales, Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta). Phytotaxa, 167 (2): 122 - 124.

Feary DA, Burt JA, Bauman AG, Al Hazeem S, Abdel-Moatie MA, Al-Khalifa KA, Anderson DM, Amos C, Baker A, Bartholomew A, Bento R, Cavalcante GH, Chen CA, Coles SL, Dab K, Fowler AM, George JD, Grandcourt E, Hill R, JOHN DM, Jones DA, Keshavmurthy S, Mahmoud H, Tapeh MMO, Mostafavi PG, Naser H, Pichon M, Purkis S, Riegl B, Samimi-Namin K, Sheppard C, Samiei JV, Voolstra CR, Wiedenmann J (2013) Critical research needs for identifying future changes in Gulf coral reef ecosystems. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 72 (2): 406 - 416. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.02.038

John DM, Whitton BA (2013) Obituary Professor Alan J. Brook 1923-2013. The Phycologist, 85 : 46 - 47.

Carter CF, John DM (2012) Asterosiphon dichotomus (Kutzing) Rieth: a new record of an edaphic xanthophyte for the British Isles. The Phycologist, 83

Carter CF, John DM (2012) Interesting new records of British freshwater algae from Pitsford Water, Northamptonshire. The Phycologist, 83

John DM, Whitton BA (2012) British Isles Freshwater Algal Flora Matters Corrections and Additions. The Phycologist, 83 : 39 - 40.

John DM (2011) Book review: American Water Works Association (AWWA). 2010. Algae: Source to Treatment. AWWA Manual of Water Supply Practices: M57. 1st ed.. Journal of Phycology, 47 : 963 - 965.

John DM (2011) Chlorophyta, Keys to Genera, Orders Chaetophorales, Klebsormidiales, Microsporales, Ulotrichales, Cladophorales, Coleochaetales. , John DM, Whitton BA, Brook AF, The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae.. Cambridge University Press.

John DM (2011) Eustigmatophyta. , John DM, Whitton BA, Brook AJ, The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae., pp. 346 - 347. Cambridge University Press.

John DM, Huxley R, Williamson DB (2011) William and George West: a review of their publications, collections and freshwater algae described from the British Isles. , John DM, Whitton BA, Brook AJ, The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae.. Cambridge University Press.

John DM, Tsarenko PM (2011) Phylum Chlorophyta, Order Chlorococcales. , John DM, Whitton BA, Brook AJ, The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae., pp. 410 - 475. Cambridge University Press.

John DM, Whitton BA, Brook AJ (2011) Introduction, Distribution and Ecology, History of Freshwater Algal Studies in the British Isles, Field Methods, Laboratory Methods, Classification. , John DM, Whitton BA, Brook AJ, The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae., pp. 1 - 30. Cambridge University Press.

John DM, Williamson DB, Guiry MD. , (2011) A catalogue of the desmids (Streptophycophyceae, Zygnematophyceae, Zygnematales) of Ireland. National Botanical Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin. Dublin. 83

Tsarenko PM, John DM (2011) Class Trebouxiophyceae Order Chlorellales, Order Trebouxiales. , John DM, Whitton BA, Brook AJ, The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae., pp. 475 - 500. Cambridge University Press.

Whitton BA, John DM (2011) Coded list of freshwater algae of the British Isles. , John DM, Whitton BA, Brook AJ, The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae.. Cambridge University Press.

York PV, John DM, Carter CF (2011) Photo Catalogue: database and virtual collection of freshwater algal images and habitats of the British Isles. , John DM, Whitton BA, Brook AJ, The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae.. Cambridge University Press.

John DM (2009) Book Review: Unravelling the Algae: the Past, Present, and Future of Algal Systematics. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 160 : 442 - 446.

John DM, Williamson DB. , (2009) A Practical Guide to the Desmids of the West of Ireland. null. 196

. , Brodie J, Maggs CA, John DM (2007) Green Seaweeds of Britain and Ireland. The British Phycological Society. 242

John DM (2007) Summary of results and conclusions/Appendices. , Guiry MD, John DM, Rindi F, McCarthy TK, New Survey of Clare Island. Volume 6. The Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae., pp. 193 - 223. The Royal Irish Academy. Dublin.

John DM (2007) The green algae (Chlorophyta, in part) and most other phyla. , Guiry MD, John DM, Rindi F, McCarthy TK, New Survey of Clare Island. Volume 6. The Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae., pp. 73 - 113. The Royal Irish Academy. Dublin.

John DM (2007) Distribution and ecology and Introduction to major algal groups. , Guiry MD, John DM, Rindi J, McCarthy TK, New Survey of Clare Island. Volume 6. The Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae., pp. 21 - 24. The Royal Irish Academy.

John DM (2007) Introduction to surveys of non-marine algae, Field and laboratory methods, Freshwater and terrestrial habitats. , Guiry MD, John DM, Rindi F, McCarthy TK, New Survey of Clare Island. Volume 6. The Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae., pp. 1 - 19. The Royal Irish Academy. Dublin.

John DM (2007) Ulothrix. , Brodie J, Maggs CA, John DM, Green Seaweeds of Britain and Ireland., pp. 50 - 57. The British Phycological Society.

John DM, Wilkinson M (2007) Gomontiaceae, Eugomontia. , Brodie J, Maggs CA, John DM, Green Seaweeds of Britain and Ireland., pp. 38 - 40. The British Phycological Society.

John DM, Williamson DB, Rindi F (2006) Is Western Ireland a Centre of Desmid Diversity in the British Isles?. The Phycologist, 70

Prud'homme van Reine WF, John DM, Lawson GW, Kostermans LBT (2006) Seaweeds of the northwestern coast of Africa and adjacent islands. , Symoens JJ, Coastal Ecosystems of West Africa. Biological Diversity-Resources-Conservation., pp. 27 - 35. Published by the Foundation for the Promotion of Scientific Research in Africa. Brussels.

Prud'homme van Reine WF, John DM, Lawson GW, Kostermans LBT (2006) Distribution of the seaweeds of the western coast of Africa and adjacent islands. , Hayden TJ, Murray DA, O'Connor JP, Fauna and Flora of Atlantic Islands.., pp. 4 - 15.

York PV, John DM (2006) AlgaeVision – Website of Freshwater Algal Images ‘A Virtual Collection and Identification Tool’. The Phycologist, 70

BRODIE J, JOHN DM, TITTLEY I, Holmes MJ (2005) Do the marine algae require conservation?. Phycologia, 44 (4): 14 - 14.

Brodie J, John DM, Tittley I, Holmes MJ (2005) Important plant areas for marine and freshwater algae in the UK. The Phycologist, 68

Brodie J, Tittley I, John DM, Holmes M (2005) Important plant areas for the marine algae: determining which species are rare. The Phycologist, 68

George DJ, John DM (2005) The marine environment. , Hellyer P, Aspinall S, The Emirates A Natural History., pp. 111 - 122. Trident Press.

George JD, John DM (2005) The status of coral reefs and associated macroalgae in Abu Dhabi (UAE) after recent coral bleaching events. , Abuzinada AH, Joubert E, Krupp F, Proceedings of an International Symposium on the Extent and Impact of Coral Bleaching in the Arabian Region. 5-9th February 2000., pp. 184 - 200. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia..

John DM (2005) Marine plants. , Hellyer P, Aspinal S, The Emirates A Natural History., pp. 161 - 167. Trident Press.

John DM, George JD (2005) The shore and shallow seas. , Hellyer P, Aspinall S, The Emirates A Natural History., pp. 123 - 132.

John DM, Reid G, Williams MD (2005) Microalgae. , Hellyer P, Aspinal S, The Emirates A Natural History., pp. 167 - 167.

York PV, John DM (2005) Freshwater Algae Image Database. The Phycologist, 68

Brodie J, John DM (2004) Plant diversity challenge. The Phycologist, 66

Brodie J, John DM (2004) Important plant areas: a draft list of important algal areas. The Phycologist, 66 : 2 - 8.

John DM, George JD (2004) The Coral Reefs of Abu Dhabi, UAE: Past, Present and Future. , , Marine Atlas of Abu Dhabi., pp. 140 - 157. Emirates Heritage Club. Abu Dhabi.

John DM, George JD (2004) Intertidal and subtidal benthic communities in Abu Dhabi Emirate. , , Marine Atlas of Abu Dhabi., pp. 94 - 123. Emirates Heritage Club. Abu Dhabi.

John DM, Lawson GW, Price JH, Prud'homme van Reine WF, Kostermans TB. , (2004) A Taxonomic and Geographical Catalogue of the Seaweeds of the Western Coast of Africa and Adjacent Islands. E. Schwizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung. Stuttgart. 139

Bolton JJ, De Clerck O, John DM (2003) Seaweed diversity patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa. , Decker C, Griffiths C, Prochazka K, Ras C, Whitfield A, Proceedings of the Marine Biodiversity in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Known and the Unknown. Cape Town, South Africa , 23-26 September 2003., pp. 229 - 242.

John DM (2003) Filamentous and plantlike green algae. , Wehr JD, Sheath RG, Freshwater Algae of North America Ecology and Classification., pp. 1 - 918. Academic Press. Amsterdam, Boston, London, New York, etc.

John DM, George D (2003) The impact of coral reef death on macroalgae in the southern Arabian Gulf. The Phycologist, 64

John DM, George JD (2003) Coral death and seasonal seawater temperature regime: their influence on the marine algae of Abu Dhabi (UAE), Arabian Gulf. , Chapman AR, Anderson ARJ, Vreeland VJ, Davison IR, Proceedings of the 17th International Seaweed Symposium., pp. 341 - 348. Oxford University. Oxford.

John DM, Johnson LR, Huxley R (2003) The Wests – their lives and phycological legacy. The Phycologist, 64 : 11 - 13.

John DM, Lawson GW, Ameka GL. , (2003) The Marine Macroalgae of the Tropical West Africa Sub-region. E. Schwizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung. Stuttgart. 217

John DM, Paterson GLJ, Evans NJ, Ramirez ME, Spencer Jones ME, Baez PD, Ferrero TJ, Valentine CA, Reid DG. , (2003) A Manual of Marine Biotopes of Region Aysen, Southern Chile The Laguna San Rafael National Park, Estero Elefantes, Chonos Archipelago and Katalalixar.. Biodiversity Aysen Project, Department of Zoology, Natural History Museum, London.. London.

John DM, Whitton BA (2003) Corrections to the April 2002 printing of 'The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles'. The Phycologist, 64 : 16 - 18.

John DM (2002) Eustigmatophyta. , John DM, Whitton BA, Brook AJ, The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae., pp. 271 - 272. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge.

John DM (2002) Chlorophyta, Keys to Genera, Orders Chaetophorales, Klebsormidiales, Microsporales, Ulotrichales, Cladophorales, Coleochaetales, Prasiolales, Sphaeropleales, Trentepohliales. , John DM, Whitton BA, Brook AJ, The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae.. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge.

John DM (2002) Macroalgae associated with Sabkha. , Bath H-J, Boer B, Sabkha Ecosystems. I: The Arabian Peninsula and Adjacent Countries., pp. 239 - 245. Kluwer Academic Publishers.. Dordrecht.

John DM, Foster-Smith R, Paterson GL, Ramirez ME, Evans NJ, Spencer Jones ME, Reid DG, Ferrero TJ (2002) A 'Biotope' Approach to the Marine Benthic Biological Assemblages of the Laguna San Rafael National Park, Chile. Boletin del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Chile, 51 : 159 - 173.

John DM, Tsarenko PM (2002) Phylum Chlorophyta, Order Chlorococcales. , John DM, Whitton BA, Brook AJ, The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae., pp. 327 - 408. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge.

John DM, Whitton BA, Brook AJ (2002) Introduction, Distribution and Ecology, History of Freshwater Algal Studies in the British Isles, Field Methods, Laboratory Methods, Classification. , John DM, Whitton AJ, Brook AJ, The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae., pp. 1 - 23. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge.

Tittley I, John DM (2002) The algae at the Thames estuary: a reappraisal. , Ahrill MJ, A Rehabilitated Ecosystem., pp. 49 - 65. Kluwer. Dordrecht.

Whitton BA, Balbi DM, John DM, York PV (2001) Use of CD-ROMs for identification of blue-green and green algae.. Phycologia, 40 (4)

George JD, John DM (1999) High sea temperatures along the coast of Abu Dhabi (UAE), Arabian Gulf – Their impact upon corals and macroalgae. Reed Encounter, 25 : 21 - 23.

John DM (1999) Review. Use of Algae for Monitoring Rivers III, edited by J. Prygiel, BA Whitton and J. Bukowska (eds). Journal of Applied Phycology, 11 (6): 596 - 597.

WHITTON B, JOHN D, JOHNSON L, BOULTON P, KELLY M, HAWORTH E (1998) Perspective on the `coded list of the freshwater algae of the British Isles'. Science of The Total Environment, : 283 - 288. doi: 10.1016/S0048-9697(98)00018-7

Douglas GE, John DM, Williamson DB, Reid G (1998) The aquatic algae associated with mining areas in Peninsula Malaysia and Sarawak: their composition, diversity and distribution. NOVA HEDWIGIA, 67 : 189 - 211.

John DM, Douglas GE, Brooks SJ, Jones GC, Ellaway J, Rundle S (1998) Blooms of the water net Hydrodictyon reticulatum (Chlorococcales, Chlorophyta) in a coastal lake in the British Isles: their cause, seasonality and impact. Biologia, 53 (4): 537 - 545.

Whitton BA, John DM, Boulton PNG, Kelly MG, Haworth EY. , (1998) A Coded List of Freshwater Algae of the British Isles. LOIS Publication (NERC). 274

Whitton BA, John DM, Johnson LR, Boulton PNG, Kelly MG, Haworth EY (1998) Perspective on the ‘coded list of the freshwater algae of the British Isles’. The Science of the Total Environment, : 283 - 288.

Woelkerling WJ, Lawson GW, Price JH, John DM, Prud'homme van Reine WF (1998) Seaweeds of the western coast of tropical Africa and adjacent islands: a critical assessment. IV. Rhodophyta (Florideae) 6. Genera [Q] R-Z, and an update of current names for non-geniculate Corallinales. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, London (Botany), 28 (2): 115 - 150.

John DM, Lawson GW (1997) Seaweed biodiversity in West Africa: a criterion for designating marine protected areas. , Evans SM, Vanderpuye CJ, Armah AK, The Coastal Zone of West Africa: Problems and Management., pp. 111 - 123. Penshaw Press. Sunderland.

Williamson BJ, Purvis OW, Bartok K, Har N, Manolache E, John DM, Stanley CJ, Vlad SN (1996) Chronic pollution from mineral processing in the town of Zlatna, Apuseni Mountains (Romania). Stud. Univ. Babes-Bolyai, Geol., 41 : 87 - 93.

John DM (1995) Review. WJ Wolff, J. van der L and, PH Nienkuis & PAWJ de Wilde (eds.) 1993. Ecological studies in the coastal waters of Mauritania. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, ix+ 222 pages. ISBN 0-7923-2322-X (cloth), price: Df1300./£ 123.50. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 11 (1)

Lawson GW, Price JH, Woelkerling W, Prud'homme van Reine WM, John DM (1995) Seaweeds of the western coast of tropical Africa and adjacent islands: a critical assessment. IV. Rhodophyta (Florideae) 4. Genera P. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), 25 : 99 - 122.

John DM (1994) Biodiversity and conservation: an algal perspective. The Phycologist, 38 : 3 - 15.

John DM, Lawson GW, Price JH, Woelkerling W, Prud'homme van Reine W (1994) Seaweeds of the western coast of tropical Africa and adjacent islands: a critical assessment. IV. Rhodophyta (Florideae) 4. Genera L-P.. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), 24 : 49 - 90.

John DM, Bhoday R, Russell SJ, Johnson LR, Gacesa P (1993) A Molecular and Morphological Analysis of Microthamnion (Chlorophyta, Microtharnniales). Archiv für Protistenkunde, 143 : 33 - 39. doi: 10.1016/S0003-9365(11)80269-1

Johnson LR, John DM (1992) Taxonomic observations on some uncommon and new Gongrosira species (Chaetophorales sensu stricto, division Chlorophyta). British Phycological Journal, 27 (2): 153 - 163. doi: 10.1080/00071619200650161

Eddy A, Galloway DJ, John DM, Tittley I (1992) Lower Plant Diversity. , , Global Diversity., pp. 55 - 63. Springer. Netherlands.

John DM (1992) Book Review: AI Payne 1986. The ecology of tropical lakes and rivers. John Wiley & Sons, Chichester. 301 pages.. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 8 (4)

John DM, Garbary D (1992) Introduction. , John DM, Garbary D, Modern Approaches to the Analysis of Algal Morphology and Systematics., pp. 139 - 142.

John DM, Newton LE, Leveque C (1992) Western Africa. , Whigham D, Dykyjova D, Hejny S, Wetlands of the World: Inventory, Ecology and Management., pp. 47 - 78. Kluwer Academic Publishers.. Netherlands.

John DM, Price JH, Lawson GW (1992) Seaweeds of the western coast of tropical Africa and adjacent islands: a critical Assessment. IV. Rhodophyta (Florideae) 3. Genera H-K.. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Botany, 22 : 123 - 146.

John DM, Price JH, Lawson GW (1992) Tropical East Atlantic and islands: plant-animal interactions on shores free from biotic reefs. , John DM, Hawkins S, Price JH, Plant-animal Interactions in the Marine Benthos., pp. 97 - 99. Oxford University Press. Oxford.

GERRATH J, JOHN D (1991) DESMIDS OF GHANA, WEST AFRICA .2. COSMARIUM, STAURASTRUM AND OTHER GENERA. NOVA HEDWIGIA, 52 : 375 - 410.

John DM, Johnson LR (1991) Green microphytic algae as river water quality monitors. , Whitton BA, Rott E, Friedrich G, The Use of Algae for Monitoring Rivers., pp. 41 - 47. Institute fur Botanik, Universitat Innsbruck. Innsbruck.

John DM, Lawson GW (1991) Littoral ecosystems of tropical West Africa. , Mathieson C, Nienhuis PH, Intertidal and Littoral Ecosystems.. Elsevier. Amsterdam..

JOHN D, JOHNSON L, MOORE J (1990) OBSERVATIONS ON THE PHYTOBENTHOS OF THE FRESH-WATER THAMES .3. THE FLORISTIC COMPOSITION AND SEASONALITY OF ALGAE IN THE TIDAL AND NON-TIDAL RIVER. ARCHIV FUR HYDROBIOLOGIE, 120 (2): 143 - 168.

John DM, Lawson GW (1990) A review of mangrove and coastal ecosystems in West Africa and their possible relationships. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 31 (5): 505 - 518. doi: 10.1016/0272-7714(90)90009-G

John DM, Moore JA, Green DR (1990) Preliminary observations on the structure and ornamentation of the oosporangial wall in Chara (Charales, Chlorophyta). British Phycological Journal, 25 (1): 1 - 24. doi: 10.1080/00071619000650011

Johnson LR, John DM (1990) Observations on Dilabifilum (Class Chlorophyta, order Chaetophorales sensu stricto) and allied genera. British Phycological Journal, 25 (1): 53 - 61. doi: 10.1080/00071619000650051

John DM (1990) The effects of grazing animals on algal vegetation. , Akatsuka. I, Introduction to Applied Phycology., pp. 1 - 39. SPB Academic Publishing. The Hague.

Lawson GW, Price JH, John DM (1990) Marine Algae. , Pearce-Kelly P, Crook QCB, St Helena Natural Treasury., pp. 23 - 25. The Zoological Society of London. London.

Powell CM, Chindah AC, John DM (1990) Colonization of the Bonny Estuary by the exotic intertidal seaweed Ulvaria oxyspermum. , Akpata TVI, Okali DUU, Nigerian Wetlands. Selected Papers from the Man and the Biosphere State-of-Knowledge Workshop on Nigerian Wetlands.. Nigerian Conservation Foundation. Nigeria.

John DM, Johnson LR, Moore JA (1989) Observations on Thorea ramosissima Bory (Batrachospermales, Thoreaceae), a freshwater red alga rarely recorded in the British Isles. British Phycological Journal, 24 (1): 99 - 102. doi: 10.1080/00071618900650091

John DM, Johnson LR, Moore JA (1989) The red alga Thorea ramosissima: its distribution and status in the Thames catchment. The red alga Thorea ramosissima: its distribution and status in the Thames catchment, 68 : 49 - 53.

JOHN D, MOORE J (1988) NEW FEATURES OF THE OUTER OOSPORE WALL IN THE CHARALES - ARE THEY THE TAXONOMISTS ROSETTA STONE. BRITISH PHYCOLOGICAL JOURNAL, 23 (3): 291 - 291.

JOHN D, MOORE J (1988) OUTER WALL STRUCTURE AND ORNAMENTATION OF THE CHAROPHYTE OOSPORE AS REVEALED BY SEM. BRITISH PHYCOLOGICAL JOURNAL, 23 (3): 291 - 291.

GERRATH J, JOHN D (1988) THE DESMIDS OF GHANA, WEST-AFRICA .1.. NOVA HEDWIGIA, 46 : 187 - 230.

John DM (1988) John, D.M. 1988. Algal growth on buildings: a review and methods of treatment. Biodeterioration Abstracts 2: 81-102.. Biodeterioration Abstracts, 2 : 81 - 102.

John DM, Johnson LR (1988) A culture assessment of the freshwater species of Pseudendoclonium Wille (Ulotrichales, Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta). Archiv fur Hydrobiologie, suppl. [Algological Studies 54], 82 : 79 - 112.

Price JH, John DM, Lawson GW (1988) Seaweeds of the western coast of tropical Africa and adjacent islands: a critical assessment. IV. Rhodophyta (Florideae) 2. Genera G. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), 18 : 195 - 273.

John DM, Moore JA (1987) An SEM study of the oospore of some Nitella species (Charales, Chlorophyta) with descriptions of wall ornamentation and an assessment of its taxonomic importance. Phycologia, 26 (3): 334 - 355. doi: 10.2216/i0031-8884-26-3-334.1

John DM (1987) Phycology in Britain IV The British Museum (Natural History). British Phycological Society Newsletter, 23 : 4 - 6.

JOHN D, JOHNSON L (1987) OBSERVATIONS ON THE DEVELOPMENTAL MORPHOLOGY, GROWTH-RATE, AND REPRODUCTION OF MICROTHAMNION KUETZINGIANUM NAGELI (PLEURASTRACEAE, PLEURASTRALES) IN CULTURE AND A TAXONOMIC ASSESSMENT OF THE GENUS. NOVA HEDWIGIA, 44 : 25 - 53.

Lawson GW, John DM. , (1987) The Marine Algae and Coastal Environment of Tropical West Africa (Second Edition). J. Cramer. Berlin and Stuttgart. 415

Lawson GW, John DM. , (1987) The Marine Algae and Coastal Environment of Tropical West Africa (Second Edition). J. Cramer. Berlin and Vaduz. 415

John DM (1986) Aquatic vegetation. , , Plant Ecology in West Africa Systems and Processes., pp. 215 - 246. J.Wiley. Chichester.

John DM (1986) Littoral and sub-littoral marine vegetation. , Lawson GW, Plant Ecology in West Africa Systems and Processes., pp. 183 - 194. J.Wiley. Chichester.

John DM. , (1986) The Inland Waters of Tropical West Africa An Introduction and Botanical Review. E. Schwizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung. Stuttgart. 244

John DM, Newton LE (1986) Downriver effects of impoundments. , John DM, The Inland Waters of Tropical West Africa An Introduction and Botanical Review., pp. 190 - 192. E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung. Stuttgart.

John DM (1985) Brackish-water Phytoplankton of the Flemish Lowland. Phycologia, 24 (1)

John DM, Moore JA (1985) Observations on the phytobenthos of the freshwater Thames I. The environment, floristic composition and distribution of the macrophytes (principally macroalgae). Archiv fur Hydrobiologie, 102 : 435 - 459.

John DM, Moore JA (1985) Observations on the phytobenthos of the freshwater Thames II. The floristic composition and distribution of the smaller algae sampled using artificial surfaces. Archiv fur Hydrobiologie, 103 : 83 - 97.

JOHN D, MOORE J (1985) OBSERVATIONS ON THE PHYTOBENTHOS OF THE FRESH-WATER THAMES .2. THE FLORISTIC COMPOSITION AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE SMALLER ALGAE SAMPLED USING ARTIFICIAL SURFACES. ARCHIV FUR HYDROBIOLOGIE, 103 (1): 83 - 97.

JOHN D, MOORE J (1985) OBSERVATIONS ON THE PHYTOBENTHOS OF THE FRESH-WATER THAMES .1. THE ENVIRONMENT, FLORISTIC COMPOSITION AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE MACROPHYTES (PRINCIPALLY MACROALGAE). ARCHIV FUR HYDROBIOLOGIE, 102 (4): 435 - 459.

John DM (1984) On the systematics of the Chaetophorales. , Irvine DEG, John DM, Systematics of the Green Algae., pp. 207 - 232. Academic Press. London.

Lieberman M, John DM, Lieberman D (1984) Factors influencing algal species assemblages on reef and cobble substrata off Ghana. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 75 (2): 129 - 143. doi: 10.1016/0022-0981(84)90177-1

JOHN D, CHAMP W, MOORE J (1982) THE CHANGING STATUS OF CHARACEAE IN 4 MARL LAKES IN THE IRISH MIDLANDS. JOURNAL OF LIFE SCIENCES ROYAL DUBLIN SOCIETY, 4 (1): 47 - 71.

Ball HW, Gray A, Mound LA, Cannon JFM, Humphries CJ, Platt HM, Clarke GCS, James PW, Price JH, Eastwood RF, others (1981) Darwin’s survival. Nature, 290 (5802): 82 - 82. doi: 10.1038/290082c0

John DM, Obeng-Asamoa EK, Appler HN (1981) Periphyton in the Volta Lake. II. Seasonal changes on wooden blocks with depth. Hydrobiologia, 76 : 207 - 215.

Obeng-Asamoa EK, John DM, Appler HN (1981) Periphyton in the Volta Lake. I. Seasonal changes on the trunks of flooded trees. Hydrobiologia, 76 : 91 - 200.

Price JH, John DM (1981) Ascension Island, South Atlantic, South Atlantic: a survey of inshore benthic macro-organisms, communities and interactions. Aquatic Botany, 9 : 251 - 278. doi: 10.1016/0304-3770(80)90026-1

John DM, Lieberman M, Lieberman M, Swaine MD (1980) Strategies of data collection and analysis of subtidal vegetation. , Price JH, Irvine DEG, Farnham WF, The Shore Environment 2: Ecosystems., pp. 265 - 283. Academic Press. London.

John DM, Lawson GW (1979) Basispora, a new genus of the Ralfsiaceae. British Phycological Journal, 9 (3): 285 - 290. doi: 10.1080/00071617400650341

John DM, Price JH (1979) The marine benthos of Antigua (Lesser Antilles) I. Environment, distribution and ecology. Botanica Marina, 22 : 313 - 326.

John DM, Price JH, Maggs C, Lawson GW (1979) Seaweeds of the western coast of tropical Africa and adjacent Islands: a critical assessment. III. Rhodophyta (Bangiophyceae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) (Botany), 7 : 69 - 82.

Lieberman M, John DM, Lieberman D (1979) Ecology of subtidal algae on seasonally devastated cobble substrates off Ghana. Ecology, 60 : 1151 - 1161.

Price JH, John DM (1979) The marine benthos of Antigua (Lesser Antilles). II. An annotated list of algal species. Botanica Marina, 22 : 327 - 331.

Price JH, John DM, Lawson GW (1978) Seaweeds of the western coast of tropical Africa and adjacent islands: a critical assessment. II. Phaeophyta. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Botany, 6 : 87 - 182.

Anang ER, John DM, Obeng-Asamoah EK (1977) Observations on the red-water ciliate Mesodinium rubrum Lohmann in Ghanaian coastal water. Bulletin de l'Institut Fondamental Afrique Noire ser. A, 38 : 235 - 240.

De May D, John DM, Lawson GW (1977) De May, D., John, D.M. & Lawson, G.W. 1977. A contribution to the littoral ecology of Liberia. Botanica Marina 20: 41-46.. Botanica Marina, 20 : 41 - 46.

John DM (1977) A new species of Trichosolen Montagne (Chlorophyceae). Phycologia, 16 : 407 - 410.

John DM (1977) The marine algae of Ivory Coast and Cape Palmas in Liberia (Gulf of Guinea). Revue Algologique, 11 : 303 - 324.

John DM, Lawson GW (1977) John, D.M. & Lawson, G.W. 1977. The marine algal flora of the Sierra Leone peninsula. Botanica marina 20: 129-135.. Botanica Marina, 20 : 129 - 135.

John DM, Lawson GW (1977) The distribution and phytogeographical status of the marine algal flora of Gambia. Feddes Reprium, : 287 - 300.

John DM, Lieberman D, Lieberman M (1977) A quantitative study of the structure and dynamics of benthic subtidal algal vegetation off Ghana (Tropical West Africa). Journal of Ecology, 65 : 497 - 521.

Lawson GW, John DM (1977) The marine flora of the Cap Blanc peninsula: its distribution and affinities. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 75 : 99 - 118.

Price JH, John DM (1977) Price, J.H. & John, D.M. 1977. The marine flora of Ascension Island, South Atlantic. Journal of Phycology suppl. 13: 55. Journal of Phycology (Suppl.), 13

Kraft GT, John DM (1976) The morphology and ecology of Nemastoma and Predaea species (Nemastomataceae, Rhodophyta) from Ghana. British Phycological Journal, 11 : 331 - 344.

Lawson GW, John DM, Price JH (1975) The marine algal flora of Angola: its distribution and affinities. Journal of the Linnean Society (Botany), 70 : 307 - 324.

John DM (1974) Net production, litter fall and decay in a moist semi-deciduous forest. Journal of the West African Science Association, 18

John DM, Lawson GW (1974) Observations on the the marine algal ecology of Gabon. Botanica Marina, 27 : 249 - 254.

Bellamy DJ, Whittick A, John DM, Jones DJ (1973) A method for the determination of seaweed production based on biomass estimates. , , A Guide to the Measurement of Marine Primary Production under Special Conditions., pp. 27 - 33.

John DM (1973) The accumulation and decay of litter and the net production of forest in tropical West Africa. OIKOS, 24 : 430 - 435.

John DM, Pople W (1973) The fish grazing of rocky shore algae. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 11 : 81 - 90.

John DM (1972) A new species of Botryocladia (Rhodophyceae) from the Gulf of Guinea. Phycologia, 12 : 33 - 36.

John DM (1972) Sphacelaria elliptica Dick. conspecific with Sphacelaria brachygonia Mont. (Phaeophyceae). Bulletin de l'Institut Fondamental Afrique Noire ser. A, 34 : 1 - 4.

John DM (1972) The establishment of a marine algal flora in Togo and Dahomey (Gulf of Guinea). Botanica Marina, 15 : 64 - 73.

John DM (1972) The littoral ecology of rocky parts of the north-western shore of the Guinea Coast. Botanica Marina, 15 : 199 - 204.

John DM (1971) The distribution and net productivity of sublittoral populations of attached macrophytic algae in an estuary on the Atlantic Coast of Spain. Marine Biology, 11 : 90 - 97.

John DM (1970) Differences in the growth of three species of Laminaria along a depth gradient. Nova Hedwigia, 19 : 789 - 798.

John DM (1969) An ecological study on Laminaria ochroleuca. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 49 : 175 - 187.

Bellamy DJ, John DM, Whittick A (1968) The 'kelp' forest ecosystem as a 'phytometer' in the study of pollution of the inshore environment. Underwater Association Report, 1998 : 79 - 82.

Bellamy DJ, Clarke PH, John DM, Jones DJ, Whittick A, Darke T (1967) Effects of pollution from the Torrey Canyon on littoral and sublittoral ecosystems. Nature, London, 216 : 1170 - 1173.

Bellamy DJ, John DM, Whittick A (1967) Some effects of pollution on 'rooted' marine macrophytes on the north-east coast of England. British Phycological Bulletin, 3

John DM (1967) Studies on sublittoral algal zonation in North-West Spain involving aqua-lung diving techniques. British Phycological Bulletin, 3

John DM (-1) Algae. , , Global Biodiversity Status of the Earth's Living Resources., pp. 62 - 63. Chapman and Hall. London.

John DM. , (-1) Plant-Animal Interactions in the marine benthos. null.

Price JH, John DM, Lawson GW (-1) Seaweeds of the western coast of tropical Africa and adjacent islands: a critical assessment. IV. Rhodophyta (Florideae). I. A-F.. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Botany, 15 : 1 - 122.

Highlighted publications

John DM, Al-Thani RF (2014) Benthic marine algae of the Arabian Gulf: a critical review and analysis of distribution and diversity patterns. Nova Hedwigia, 98 : 341 - 392. doi: 10.1127/0029-5035/2014/0156

John DM, Williamson DB. , (2009) A Practical Guide to the Desmids of the West of Ireland. null. 196

. , Brodie J, Maggs CA, John DM (2007) Green Seaweeds of Britain and Ireland. The British Phycological Society. 242

John DM, George JD (2004) The Coral Reefs of Abu Dhabi, UAE: Past, Present and Future. , , Marine Atlas of Abu Dhabi., pp. 140 - 157. Emirates Heritage Club. Abu Dhabi.

John DM, Lawson GW, Price JH, Prud'homme van Reine WF, Kostermans TB. , (2004) A Taxonomic and Geographical Catalogue of the Seaweeds of the Western Coast of Africa and Adjacent Islands. E. Schwizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung. Stuttgart. 139

John DM, Lawson GW, Ameka GL. , (2003) The Marine Macroalgae of the Tropical West Africa Sub-region. E. Schwizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung. Stuttgart. 217