Prof David John

Professor  David Michael John DSc
  • Scientific Associate Algae
  • Life Sciences department
  • Genomics and Microbial Biodiversity Division
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London
SW7 5BD

Biography

Education

DSc                 For contribution to research on freshwater and marine algae in West Africa
                         and British Isles. Durham University, 1988

PhD                 Department of Botany, Durham University, 1968    
                         Thesis: Studies on Littoral and Sublittoral Seaweeds.
                         Supervisor:  Dr David J. Bellamy
            
BSc                 Botany, 1st Class Honours, Durham University, 1966

 

Employment History

2007 - present   Scientific Associate, Botany Department,
                            The Natural History Museum, London, UK

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

2003–2005      Scientific Research Associate, Botany Department,
                           The Natural History Museum, London, UK

2002-2003       Freshwater/Marine Algal Researcher and Consultant,
                          Department of  Botany, The Natural History Museum, UK
     
1980-2002       Research Phycologist (Band 3), The Natural History Museum
                          Chair of  Environmental Quality Research Theme (1994-1998)
                          Head of Algal Division (1989-1995)
                          Head of Freshwater Algal Section (1980-1989)
                                        
1968-1980       Lecturer in Phycology (1968-1974), Department of Botany,
                          University of Ghana
                          Senior Lecturer in Botany (1974-1980)

Professional Roles

Membership of Professional Societies

Biodiversity and Conservation Committee of the British Phycological Society (Member 2003–present)

British Phycological Society (Council 2003 – 2006)

Freshwater Algal Flora Committee (Secretary 1992-2002)

Conservation Committee of the British Phycological Society (Chair 1992-1998)

Systematics Association (Editor-in-Chief of Special Volume Series 1986-1998)

Systematics Association (Council member 1982-1985)

Conservation Association of Botanical Societies (Council member 1981-1985)

Awards Sub-Committee of the Biological Council (Chair 1989-1992)

Linnean Society of London (Council member 1994-1997)

Biological Council (Chair of the Awards Sub-Committee 1989-1992)

Part IV Diver certification under HSE diving operations at work regulations, 1981

Awards

2008    Adjunct professorship, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Research

Taxonomy, biology, biogeography and ecology of freshwater and marine algae, with my principal research focus freshwater (especially green algae) and tropical marine algae.

Principal research projects from 1996-present:

2008-present       Principal organiser with Prof. B.A. Whitton and contributor to second
                              edition of ‘The Freshwater  Algal Flora of the British Isles’ (28
                              contributors)

2005-2011           Joint research with David Williamson on the desmid green algae in
                              western Ireland (catalogue to be published 2011,  Prof. M.D. Guiry
                              co-author)

2008-2010           Member of the AlgaeBase team (worldwide electronic database of
                              information on algae) revising the desmids of Europe.

1997-2008           Co-leader of marine ecological survey projects and contract work in
                              Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (Oil Company-funded) (review
                              to be published 2012)

1990-2002           Senior editor and major contributor to the  ‘British Freshwater Algal
                              Flora Project’ (24 contributors)

1996-2001           Co-leader of ‘Marine Biodiversity Capacity Building Project in the
                              West African Sub-Region’ (Darwin Initiative Funded)

1996-2003           Co-leader of marine component of marine working involving
                              Raleigh International in southern Chile (Darwin Initiative/ EU-
                              funded).

1998-2001           Co-writer of an electronic, multiaccess key to selected freshwater
                              green algae (with Durham University)

Outreach

Training courses and workshops

Annually 1992   Introductory Training Course on Freshwater Algae.  Hatfield
-present             College/Hild-Bede College, Durham Univer sity   One week course.

Annual 1996     Present Advanced Training Course on Freshwater Green and Blue-green            
                           Algae. Hatfield College/Hild- Bede College, Durham University   2/4
                           day course.

2011                Identification Course on River Leafpacs  Macroalgae. Scottish
                         Environment  Protection Agency Laboratory, Perth

2010                Identification Course on Freshwater Macroalgae. Scottish
                         Environment  Protection Agency Riccarton Laboratory, Edinburgh

2010                Identification Course on Freshwater Green Algae. Scottish
                         Environment  Protection Agency East Kilbride Laboratory.

2009                Introductory Training Course on Freshwater Algae.  Scottish
                         Environment  Protection  Agency,  Riccarton, Edinburgh.

2007                Identification Course on freshwater Green and Blue-green Algae.
                        Scottish Environment  Protection Agency Laboratory, Perth

2007                Introductory Training Course on Freshwater Algae. Martin Ryan
                         Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway. One week course.

2006                Introductory Training Course on Freshwater Algae. Martin Ryan
                         Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway. Two week long
                         courses.

2003/2004     Guest lecturer: Introductory Course on Algae. University of Surrey,
                        Guildford. Term long courses.  

2001                Darwin Initiative Workshop on Marine Biodiversity Capacity Building
                         in the West African Sub-region. Accra, Ghana. One week course.

1996                Guest speaker: Southern African Phycological Society (Cape Town,
                         January 1996)

1991                Workshop on ‘Analysis of Systematic and Morphological Data’. North
                         Carolina, USA. One day.   

1990-1994      Organized and ran evening lectures and practicals within adult
                         education programme of the NHM

1990                Co-organiser of international conferences on ‘Plant-animal
                         Interactions in the Marine Benthos’ (Liverpool, September 1990).

1983                Co-organiser of international conferences on ‘Systematics of Green
                         algae’ (London,  April 1983).

Grant and Income Generation Activities

‘Marine Biodiversity Capacity Building Project in the West African Sub-Region’ (Darwin Initiative Funded, 1996-2001)

‘Marine Biological Survey of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi (UAE) (Funded by the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO),  1996-2001)

‘Marine Biological Survey of the Laguna San Rafael National Park, Southern Chile (Darwin Initiative Funded and EU Funded, 1996-2003)

Contract income: assessing the physical/biological impacts caused by grounding of vessels on coral reefs in the Red Sea, Egypt  (3 contracts for insurance companies representing interests of owners of vessels);  electronic multi-access keys to selected freshwater algal groups (Environment Agency, UK) ;  marine biological surveys in Abu Dhabi, UAE (ADCO, 2002, 2008).

Publications

2011

John D.M. 2011. Eustigmatophyta. In: John D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. (eds), The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae. 2nd edn. pp. 346-347. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

John D.M. 2011. Chlorophyta, Keys to Genera, Orders Chaetophorales, Klebsormidiales, Microsporales, Ulotrichales, Cladophorales, Coleochaetales. In: John D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. (eds), The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae. 2nd ed. pp. 364-375, 524-567, 433-479. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

John D.M. & Tsarenko, P.M. 2011. Phylum Chlorophyta, Order Chlorococcales. In: John D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. (eds),The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae. 2nd edn. pp. 410-475. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

John, D.M., Huxley, R. & Williamson, D.B. 2011. William and George West: a review of their publications, collections and freshwater described from the British Isles. In: John D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. (eds), The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae. 2nd edn. DVD. 54 pp. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

John D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. 2011. Introduction, Distribution and Ecology, History of Freshwater Algal Studies in the British Isles, Field Methods, Laboratory Methods, Classification. In: John D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. (eds), The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae. 2nd edn. pp. 1-30. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Tsarenko, P.M. & John, D.M. 2011. Class Trebouxiophyceae Order Chlorellales, Order Trebouxiales. In: John D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. (eds), The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae. 2nd edn. pp. 475-500. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Whitton, B.A. & John, D.M. 2011. Coded list of freshwater algae of the British Isles. In: John D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. (eds), The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae. 2nd edn. DVD. 18 pp. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

York, P.V., John, D.M. & Carter, C.F. 2011. Photo Catalogue: database and virtual collection of freshwater algal images and habitats of the British Isles. In: John D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. (eds), The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae. 2nd edn. DVD. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

John, D.M. 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.

2009

John D.M. & Williamson, D.B. 2009. A Practical Guide to the Desmids of the West of Ireland. MRI, Galway. 196 pp.

John D.M. 2009. Book Review: Unravelling the Algae: the Past, Present, and Future of Algal Systematics. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 160, 442–446

2007

Brodie, J., Maggs, C.A. & John D.M. [eds] 2007. Green Seaweeds of Britain and Ireland. British Phycological Society. 242 pp.

Guiry, M.D., John D.M., Rindi, F. & McCarthy, T.K. 2007 [eds]. New Survey of Clare Island. Volume 6. The Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae. Royal Irish Academy. 254 pp.    

2006

John D.M., Williamson, D.B. & Fabio, R. 2006.  Is Western Ireland a Centre of Desmid Diversity in the British Isles? The Phycologist  70: 28.

York, P.V.  & John D.M. 2006.  AlgaeVision – Website of Freshwater Algal Images ‘A Virtual Collection and Identification Tool’ The Phycologist  70: 29.

2005

George, J.D. & John D.M. 2005.  The status of coral reefs and associated  macroalgae in Abu Dhabi (UAE) after recent coral bleaching events. pp.184-200. In: A.H.Abuzinada, E.Joubert & F.Krupp [eds] Proceedings of an International Symposium on the Extent and Impact of Coral Bleaching in the Arabian Region. 5-9th February 2000, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

2004
John D.M. & George, J.D. 2004.  Intertidal and subtidal benthic communities in Abu Dhabi. In: Marine Atlas of Abu Dhabi, pp. 94-123.  Emirates Heritage Club, Abu Dhabi.

George, J.D & John D.M. 2004. The Coral Reefs of Abu Dhabi, UAE: Past, Present and Future. In: Marine Atlas of Abu Dhabi Marine Atlas, pp. 140-157.  Emirates Heritage Club, Abu Dhabi.

John D.M., Lawson, G.W., Price, J.H., Prud'homme van Reine, W.F. & Kostermans, T.B. 2004. A Taxonomic and Geographical Catalogue of the Seaweeds of the Western Coast of Africa and Adjacent Islands. [Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 127]. E. Schwizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart. 1-139.

2003

John D.M. Lawson, G.W. & Ameka, A.K. 2003.  The Marine Macroalgae of the Tropical West Africa Sub-region. [Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 125]. E. Schwizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart. 217 pp.

John, D. M. &  George,J.D. 2003. Coral death and seasonal seawater temperature regime: their influence on the marine algae of Abu Dhabi (UAE), Arabian Gulf. In :Chapman, A.R., Anderson, A.R.J., Vreeland, V.J. & Davison, I.R. (eds) Proceedings of the  17th International Seaweed Symposium, pp.  341-348. Oxford University Press, Oxford.  

Bolton,  J.J., De Clerck, O. & John D.M. 2003. Seaweed diversity patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa, pp. 229-242. In Cynthia Decker, Charles Griffiths, Kim Prochazka, Carmen Ras & Alan Whitfield [eds]. Proceedings of the Marine Biodiversity in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Known and the Unknown. Cape Town, South Africa , 23-26 September 2003:CD-ROM format.

2002
John D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. [eds] 2002. The Freshwater Algae of the British Isles  An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. 702 pp.

John D.M. 2002. Macroalgae associated with Sabkha, pp. 239-245. In: Bath, H-J. & Boer, B. [eds], Sabkha Ecosystems.  I: The Arabian Peninsula and Adjacent Countries. Kluwer Academic Publishers,  Dordrecht.

John D.M. & Tsarenko, P.M. 2002. Phylum Chlorophyta, Order Chlorococcales. In:

John D.M., Whitton, B.A.  & Brook, A.J. [eds],The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles  An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae, pp. 327-408.  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

John D.M. 2002. Chlorophyta, Keys to Genera, Orders Chaetophorales, Klebsormidiales, Microsporales,  Ulotrichales, Cladophorales, Coleochaetales, Prasiolales, Sphaeropleales, Trentepohliales. In: John D.M., Whitton, B.A.  & Brook, A.J. [eds], The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles  An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae, pp. 287-299,  433-479. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

John D.M. 2002. Eustigmatophyta. In: John D.M., Whitton, B.A.  & Brook, A.J. [eds], The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles  An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae, pp. 271-272. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

John D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. 2002. Introduction, Distribution and Ecology, History of Freshwater Algal Studies in the British Isles, Field Methods, Laboratory Methods, Classification. In: John D.M., Whitton, B.A.  & Brook, A.J. [eds], 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 D.M. 1999. The algae at the Thames estuary: a reappraisal. In: Ahrill, M.J. [ed.], A rehabilitated ecosystem, pp. 49-65. Kluwer, Dordrecht.

John D.M., Foster-Smith, R., Paterson, G.L., Ramirez, M.E., Evans, N.J.,  Spencer Jones, M.E., Reid, D.G. & Ferrrero, T.J. 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.

2001

John D.M., Lawson, G.W. & Ameka, G.K. 2001. Seaweeds of  Tropical West Africa Identification Manual and CD of Algal Images.  Marine Biodiversity Capacity-building in the West African Sub-region’  Project sponsored by the Darwin Initiative for the Survival of Species. Core Report 4. The Natural History Museum, London.  161  pp, 55 pls,  CD ROM.

Whitton, B.A., Balbi, D.M., John D.M. & YORK, P.V. 2001. Use of CD-ROMs for identification of blue-green and green algae. Phycologia  40(4): 38.

John D.M. & George, J.D. 2001. The Marine Life of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.  Final Report for the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations. The Natural History Museum, London 219 pp.

Foster-Smith, B. Anita, E., Kendall, M., John D.M. & Seku, F. 2001. Shore Biotopes of West Africa – an Introduction to Biotope Mapping.  ‘Marine Biodiversity Capacity-building in the West African Sub-region’  Project sponsored by the Darwin Initiative for the Survival of Species. Core Report 3.  Newcastle Unversity, Newcastle.  34+i-x  pp.

George, J.D., Spurrier, C.J.H.,  Aspinal, S.J. & John D.M. 2001. Hail Shoal marine and terrestrial ecological survey. In Pappin, V.G.H. (ed.) Hail Shoal Environmental Baseline Survey. A report for the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations  (ADCO). MWO No. A21077. Spectrum Engineering Consultants]. The Natural History Museum, London, the Abu Dhabi Islands Archaeological Survey and Sirenia Environmental Services. 82 pp., 4 appendices (pag. var.), CD ROM.

2000

John D.M. & George, J.D. 2000.  Marine algal and invertebrate assemblages on hard substrata in Abu Dhabi, UAE. p. 29. In: Abstracts volume, Proceedings of the 2nd Arab International Conference on Environmental Technology: Coastal Habitats, 8-12th April 2000, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

George, J.D., Spurrier, C.J.H.,  Aspinal, S.J. & John D.M. 2000.  Hail-3 marine and terrestrial ecological survey. In: Pappin, V.G.H. (compiler) Hail-3 Limited Environmental Baseline Survey. A report for the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO). MWO No. A19149. Spectrum Engineering Consultants and Sirenia Environmental Services,  The Natural History Museum, London and the Abu Dhabi Islands Archaeological Survey. 57pp.

1999

John D.M., Paterson, G.L.J. Paterson, Evans, N.J., Ramirez, M.E., Spencer Jones, M.E. & Reid, D.G.  1999. A  Provisional Manual of Marine Biotopes of the Laguna San Rafael National Park and Estero Elefantes, Southern Chile. The Natural History Museum, London.
JOHN D.M. & George, J.D. 1999. Preliminary report on the marine benthic biotopes    of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.  A report for the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations.  The Natural History Museum, London. 37 pp.

Evans, N.J.,  John D.M., Pitkin, B.R., George, J.D. & Bamber, J.N. 1999. Report on the Grounding of the M.V. Contship Harmony on Gordon Reef, in the Strait of Tiran, Gulf of ‘Aqaba’, Egypt, 14 August 1999. Consultancy Report, The Natural History Museum, London.  62 pp.

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

Tittley, I. & John D.M. 1999. The algae at the Thames estuary: a reappraisal. In: Ahrill, M.J. [ed.], A rehabilitated ecosystem, pp. 49-65. Kluwer, Dordrecht.

1998

Whitton, B.A., John D.M., Johnson, L.R., Boulton, P.N.G., Kelly, M.G. & Haworth, E.Y.  1998. Perspective on the ‘coded list of the freshwater algae of the British Isles’.  The Science of the Total Environment 210/211: 283-288.

Whitton, B.A., John D.M., Johnson, L.R., Boulton, P.N.G., Kelly, M.G. & Haworth, E.Y.  1998. A Coded List of Freshwater Algae of the British Isles. LOIS Publication (NERC)  222:  274 pp.

George, J.D. & John D.M. 1998 (‘1997’). Abu Dhabi’s Rich Marine Heritage. In: Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations Annual Report 1997. Motivate Publishing, UAE, Dubai. pag. var.

George, J.D., Clark, P.F., John D.M., Irving, R.A. & Evans, N.J. 1998. Report on the grounding of the Marlin on Sha’b Ashrâfi, north of Hurghada, Gulf of Suez, Egypt, May 1998.  A report for Thomas Miller P & I Ltd on behalf of the owners of the Marlin. The Natural History Museum, London. 54 pages.

George, J.D. & John D.M. 1998. A Preliminary Report on the Condition of the Coral Reefs at Bu Tini Shoals and at Other Locations in Abu Dhabi.  For His Highness Sheikh Hamden bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The  Natural History Museum, London, UK. 15 pp.   

1995

Douglas [Stevens], G.E. & John D.M. 1995. Biological and mineralogical aspects of sulphide deposits in Malaysia: final report. A commissioned report for the British Geological Survey and the ODA. The Natural History Museum, London. 107 pp.

Lawson,  G.W.,  Price, J.H., Woelkerling, W., Prud'homme van Reine & John, D.M. 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.

1994

John, D.M.,  Lawson, G.W., Price, J.H., 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

Johnson, L.R. & John, D.M. 1992. Taxonomic observations on some uncommon and new Gongrosira species (Chaetophorales sensu stricto, Division Chlorophyta). British Phycological Journal 27: 153-163.

Douglas [Stevens], G.E., Bowell, R.J., John D.M., Brooks, S.J., Hodda, M., Stanley, C.J. & Warren, A. 1994. Biological and mineralogical aspects of sulphide deposits in Malaysia: field work and preliminary analysis. A commissioned report for the British Geological Survey  and the ODA. The Natural History Museum, London. 74 pp.

1993

Douglas [Stevens], G.E., Brooks, S.J., Hodda, M., John D.M. & Warren, A. 1993. Micro-ecological aspects of mine contamination: use of algae (and other cryptogams), protozoa, nematodes and chironomids for monitoring mine contaminants in freshwater. Literature review and methods.   Commissioned report for the British Geological Survey and the ODA. The Natural History Museum, London. 14 pp.

John, D.M., Bhoday, R., Russell, S.J., Johnson, L.R. & Gacesa, P. 1993. A molecular and morphological analysis of Microthamnion (Chlorophyta, Microthamniales). Archiv fur Protistenkunde. 143: 33-39.  

1992

John D.M., Johnson, L.R. & Sims, P. 1992. Monitoring  Algae in the River Wye SSSI. A commissioned report for the Countryside Council of Wales. The Natural History Museum, London iii+1-104 pp.

John, D.M. & Garbary, D. 1992. Introduction. In John, D.M. & Garbary, D. [eds] Modern Approaches to the Analysis of Algal Morphology and Systematics. Progress in  Phycological Research 8: 139-142.         

John, D.M., Newton, L.E. & Leveque, C.  1992. Western Africa. In Whigham, D., Dykyjova, D. & Hejny, S. [eds] Wetlands of the World: Inventory, Ecology and Management  Vol. I. Netherlands (Kluwer Academic Publishers): 47-78.           

1991

John D.M., Hawkins, S. & Price, J.H. (eds) 1991. Plant-animal Interactions in the Marine Benthos. [Systematics Association Special Volume 46]. OUP, Oxford. 560 pp.

John D.M. & Lawson, G.W. 1991. Littoral ecosystems of  tropical West Africa. In: Mathieson, C. & P.H. Nienhuis [eds] Ecosystems of the World. Volume 24 Intertidal and Littoral Ecosystems. Amsterdam (Elsevier).

John D.M., Price, J.H. & Lawson, G.W. 1991. Tropical East Atlantic and islands: plant-animal interactions on shores free from biotic reefs. In: John D.M., Hawkins, S. & Price, J.H. [eds], Plant-animal interactions in the marine benthos. [Systematics Association Special Volume Series Volume 46]: 87-99.

John, D.M. & Johnson, L.R. 1991. Green microphytic algae as river water quality monitors. In: Whitton, B.A., Rott E. & G. Friedrich [eds] The Use of Algae for Monitoring Rivers.  Institute fur Botanik, Universitat Innsbruck, Innsbruck. pp 41-47.

Gerrath, J.F. & John, D.M. 1991. The desmids of  Ghana, West Africa II. Nova Hedwigia 50: 375-410.

1990

John D.M. & Lawson, G.W. 1990. The effects of  grazing animals on algal vegetation. In: Akatsuka, I.  [eds] Introduction to Applied Phycology, pp. 1-39 . The Hague  (SPB Academic Publishing bv).

John D.M. & Lawson, G.W. 1990. A review of mangrove  and coastal ecosystems in West Africa and their  possible relationships. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf  Science 31: 505-518.

John D.M., Sims, P.A. & Moore, J.A. 1990. Clare Island, County Mayo, Republic of Ireland: a preliminary investigation of the freshwater algae and marine diatoms.  A commissioned report for the Clare Island Study Committee, Royal Irish Academy.  The Natural History Museum, London.  60 pp.

John, D.M., Johnson, L.R. & Moore, J.A.M.   1990.  Observations  on the phytobenthos of the freshwater Thames III.  The floristic composition and seasonality of algae in the tidal and non-tidal river. Archiv fur Hydrobiologie 120: 143-168.

John, D.M., Moore, J.A. & Green, D.R. 1990. Preliminary observations on the structure and ornamentation of the oosporangial wall in Chara (Charales, Chlorophyta). British Phycological Journal 25: 1-24.  

Johnson, L.R. & John, D.M. 1990. Observations on   Dilabifilum (Class Chlorophyta, Order Chaetophorales sensu stricto) and allied genera. British Phycological Journal 25: 53-61.

Lawson, G.W., Price, J.H. & John, D.M. 1990. Marine Algae. In: Pearce-Kelly, P. & Cronk, Q.C.B. [eds] St  Helena Natural Treasury. Proceedings of a symposium held at The Zoological Society of London 9th September 1988.   The Zoological Society of London: 23-25.

Leitch, A.R., John, D.M. & Moore, J.A. 1990. The oosporangium of the Characeae (Chlorophyta, Charales). Progress in Phycological Research 7: 213-268.

1989

John, D.M., Johnson, L.R. & Moore, J.A. 1989. Observations on Thorea ramosissima Bory (Batrachospermales, Thoreaceae), a freshwater red alga rarely recorded in the British Isles. British Phycological Journal 24: 99-102.

John, D.M., Johnson, L.R. & Moore, J.A. 1989. The red alga Thorea ramosissima: its distribution and status in the Thames catchment. London Naturalist 68: 49-53.    

1988

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

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

Gerrath, J.F. & John, D.M. 1988. The desmids of Ghana, West Africa I. Nova Hedwigia 46: 187-230.  

Price, J.H., John, D.M. & Lawson, G.W. 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.

1987

John,  D.M.  &  Johnson,  L.R. 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.

John, D.M.  &  Moore,  J.A.  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: 334-355.

John D.M., Johnson, L.R.  &  Moore, J.A.  1987.  Survey of the Plants and of the Abiotic Environment of Blue Pool: a Spring-fed Pool in the Pang Valley (nr Stanford Dingley), Berkshire. Final Report to the Thames Water Authority. British The Natural History Museum, London. 67 pp.
Lawson,  G.W. & John D.M. 1987. The Marine Algae and Coastal Environment of Tropical West Africa (Second Edition). [Beihefte  zur Nova Hedwigia 93]. J. Cramer, Berlin and Stuttgart. 415 pp.

1986

John D.M. 1986. The Inland Waters of Tropical West Africa An Introduction and Botanical Review. [Ergebnisse der Limnologie 23] E. Schwizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart. 244 pp.

John D.M. 1986. Littoral and sub-littoral marine  vegetation, pp. 183-194. In: Lawson, G.W. [ed.] Plant Ecology in  West Africa  Systems and Processes. J. Wiley,  Chichester. .

John, D.M.  1986. Aquatic vegetation, pp. 215-246. In:  Lawson, G.W. [ed.] Plant Ecology in West Africa  Systems and Processes. J. Wiley, Chichester. .

John, D.M. &  Newton, L.E.  1986. Downriver effects of  impoundments, pp. 190-192.  In:  John, D.M.  The Inland Waters of Tropical West Africa  An Introdution and Botanical Review. E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart.

John D.M., Johnson, L.R. &  Moore, J.A. 1986.  Survey of the Plants and of the Abiotic Environment of Blue Pool: a Spring-fed Pool in the Pang Valley (nr Stanford Dingley), Berkshire (Interim Report). Report to the Thames Water Authority. The Natural History Museum, London. 48 pp.

Pre-1985

John,  D.M. &  Moore, J.A. 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,  D.M.  &   Moore,  J.A.  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.M. 1984.  On the systematics of the Chaetophorales, pp. 207-232. In: Irvine, D.E.G. & John, D.M. [eds] Systematics of the Green Algae. Academic Press, London..

Irvine, D.E.G. &  John D.M. [eds] 1984. Systematics of the Green Algae. [Systematics Association Special Volume 27].  Academic Press, London. 449 pp.

Lieberman,  M., John, D.M.  &  Lieberman, D. 1984.  Factors influencing algal species assemblages on reef and cobble substrata off Ghana. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology  75: 129-143.    

John, D.M.,  Champ,  W.S.T.  &  Moore,  J.A.  1982.  The changing status of Characeae in four marl lakes in the Irish Midlands. Journal of Life Sciences of the Royal Dublin Society  4: 47-71.

Lawson, G.W. & John D.M. 1982. The Marine Algae and Coastal Environment of Tropical West Africa. [Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 70]. J. Cramer, Vaduz. 455 pp.

John, D.M., Obeng-Asamoa,  E.K.  &  Appler,  H.N. 1981.  Periphyton in the Volta Lake. II.  Seasonal changes on wooden blocks  with depth.  Hydrobiologia 76:  207-215.

Obeng-Asamoa,  E.K.,  John,  D.M.  &  Appler,  H.N. 1981.  Periphyton in the Volta Lake.  I.  Seasonal changes on the trunks of flooded trees.  Hydrobiologia  76:  191-200.

Price, J.H. & John, D.M. 1981. Ascension Island, South  Atlantic,  South Atlantic:  a survey of inshore benthic macro-organisms, communities and interactions. Aquatic Botany  9: 251-278.

John, D.M.,  Lawson,  G.W.  &  Price,  J.H.  1980. Preliminary  results from a recent survey of the marine algal flora of Angola (southwestern Africa). Proceedings of the International Seaweed  Symposium 8: 367-371.

John,  D.M., Lieberman, D., Lieberman, M. & Swaine,M.D. 1980. Strategies of data collection  and analysis of subtidal vegetation, pp. 265-283. In: Price, J.H., Irvine, D.E.G. &  Farnham,  W.F. [eds] The Shore Environment 2: Ecosystems. [Systematics Association Special Volume 17a]. Academic Press, London.

John, D.M.,  Price,  J.H.,  Maggs,  C.  &  Lawson, G.W. 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.
John,  D.M.  &  Price,  J.H. 1979. The marine benthos of Antigua (Lesser Antilles)  I.  Environment, distribution and ecology. Botanica Marina 22:  313-326.

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

Price,  J.H.  &   John,  D.M.  1979.  The marine benthos of Antigua  (Lesser Antilles).  II.  An annotated list of algal species.  Botanica Marina  22:  327-331.   

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

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

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

John,  D.M.  &  Lawson,  G.W. 1977.  The distribution and  phytogeographical status of the marine algal  flora of Gambia. Feddes Reprium  88:  287-300.

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

Lawson, G.W.  &  John,  D.M.  1977.  The marine flora of the Cap Blanc peninsula:  its distribution and affinities.  Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 75:  99-118.

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

Anang,  E.R.,  John,  D.M.  &   Obeng-Asamoah,  E.K. 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,  D.M.  &  Lawson,  G.W.  1977.  A contribution to the littoral ecology of Liberia. Botanica Marina  20:  41-46.

Kraft,  G.T.  &  John,  D.M.  1976.  The morphology and ecology of Nemastoma and Predaea species (Nemastomataceae, Rhodophyta) from Ghana.  British Phycological Journal  11:  331-344.

Lawson, G.W.  &  John,  D.M., & Price, J. H.  1975.  The marine algal flora of Angola: its distribution and affinities. Journal of the Linnean Society (Botany) 70: 307-324.

John, D.M.  1974.  Net production, litter fall and decay in a moist semi-deciduous forest.  Journal of the West African Science Association  18:  25.

John,  D.M.  &  Lawson,  G.W.  1974. Basispora, a new  genus of the Ralfsiaceae. British Phycological Journal 9:  285-290.

John, D.M.  &  Lawson,  G.W. 1974.  Observations on the the marine algal ecology of Gabon.  Botanica  Marina  27:  249-254.

John, D.M. 1973.  The accumulation and decay of litter and the net production of forest in tropical West Africa.  Oikos  24:  430-435.

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

Bellamy,  D.J.,  Whittick,  A.,  John,  D.M.  & Jones,  D.J.  1973.  A method for the determination of seaweed production based on biomass estimates. In A  Guide to the Measurement of Marine Primary Production under Special Conditions.  Monograph on Oceanographic Methodology, UNESCO. pp. 27-33.

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

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

John,  D.M.  &  Lawson,  G.W. 1972. The establishment of a marine algal flora in Togo and Dahomey (Gulf of Guinea).  Botanica Marina  15:  64-73.

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

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

John, D.M.  1969.  An ecological study on Laminaria  ochroleuca. Journal of the Marine Biological Association,  U.K. 49:  175-187.

Bellamy,  D.J.,  John,  D.M.  &  Whittick,  A.  1968. The  'kelp' forest ecosystem as a 'phytometer' in the study of pollution of the inshore environment. Underwater Association Report  1968:  79-82.

John, D.M.  1967.  Studies on sublittoral algal zonation in North-West Spain involving aqua-lung diving techniques. British Phycological Bulletin  3:  410.

Bellamy,  D.J.,  John,  D.M.  &  Whittick,  A.  1967. Some effects of pollution on 'rooted' marine  macrophytes on the north-east coast of England. British Phycological Bulletin  3:  409.

Bellamy, D.J., Clarke, P.H., John,  D.M.,  Jones, D.J., Whittick, A.  &  Darke,  T.  1967. Effects of pollution from the Torrey Canyon on littoral and sublittoral ecosystems.  Nature, London 216(5121):  1170-1173.