Watson, SCL; Beaumont, NJ; Widdicombe, S; Paterson, DM. 2019 Comparing the network structure and resilience of two benthic estuarine systems following the implementation of nutrient mitigation actions. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2018.12.016
Ingels, J; dos Santos, G; Hicks, N; Vazquez, YV; Neres, PF; Pontes, LP; Amorim, MN; Román, S; Du, Y; Stahl, H; Somerfield, PJ; Widdicombe, S. 2018 Short-term CO 2 exposure and temperature rise effects on metazoan meiofauna and free-living nematodes in sandy and muddy sediments: Results from a flume experiment. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 502. 211-226. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2017.07.012
Murray, F; Widdicombe, S; McNeill, CL; Douglas, A. 2017 Assessing the consequences of environmental impacts: variation in species responses has unpredictable functional effects. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 583. 35-47. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12358
Pulgar, J; Zeballos, D; Vargas, J; Aldana, M; Manriquez, PH; Manriquez, K; Quijón, PA; Widdicombe, S; Anguita, C; Quintanilla, D; Duarte, C. 2019 Endogenous cycles, activity patterns and energy expenditure of an intertidal fish is modified by artificial light pollution at night (ALAN). Environmental Pollution, 244. 361-366. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2018.10.063
Widdicombe, S; Austen, MC. 1998 Experimental evidence for the role of Brissopsis lyrifera (Forbes, 1841) as a critical species in the maintenance of benthic diversity and the modification of sediment chemistry. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 228 (2). 241-255. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-0981(98)00032-X
Lessin, G; Bruggeman, J; McNeill, CL; Widdicombe, S. 2019 Time scales of benthic macrofaunal response to pelagic production differ between major feeding groups. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, supplement https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2019.00015/full#supplementary-material. 15, pp. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00015
Selected key publications
S Widdicombe, CL McNeill, H Stahl, P Taylor, AM Queirós, J Nunes, K Tait (submitted) Impact of sub-seabed CO2 leakage on macrobenthic community structure and diversity. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control
Q Zhang, RM Warwick, CL McNeill, CE Widdicombe, A Sheehan, S Widdicombe (submitted) An unusually large phytoplankton spring bloom drives rapid changes in benthic diversity and ecosystem function. Progress in Oceanography
AM Queirós, JA Fernandes, S Faulwetter, J Nunes, SPS Rastrick, N Mieszkowska, Y Artioli, A Yool, P Calosi, C Arvanitidis, HS Findlay, M Barange, WWL Cheung, S Widdicombe (2014) Quantifying ecosystem-level consequences of ocean acidification and warming by scaling up individual level responses of a predator snail and its trophic interactions. Global Change Biology.
AM Queirós, S Birchenough, J Bremner, JA Godbold, RE Parker, A Romero-Ramirez, H Reiss, M Solan, PJ Somerfield, C Van Colen, G Van Hoey, S Widdicombe (2013) A bioturbation classification of European marine infaunal invertebrates. Ecology & Evolution, 3: 3958 – 3985.
S Widdicombe, JC Blackford & JI Spicer (2013) Assessing the environmental consequences of CO2 leakage from geological CCS: Generating evidence to support environmental risk assessment. Marine Pollution Bulletin 73: 399-401.
S Widdicombe, A Beesley, JA Berge, SL Dashfield, CL McNeill, HR Needham & S Oxnevad (2013) Impact of elevated levels of CO2 on animal mediated ecosystem function: The modification of sediment nutrient fluxes by burrowing urchins. Marine Pollution Bulletin 73: 416-427.
N Christen, P Calosi, CL McNeill & S Widdicombe (2013) Structural and functional vulnerability to elevated pCO2 in marine benthic communities. Marine Biology 160: 2113-2128.
BD Russell, CDG Harley, T Wernberg, N Mieszkowska, S Widdicombe, JM Hall-Spencer & SD Connell (2012) Predicting ecosystem shifts requires new approaches that integrate the effects of climate change across entire systems. Biology Letters 8: 164-166.
S Widdicombe, JI Spicer & V Kitidis (2011) Effects of ocean acidification on sediment fauna. In: Gattuso J-P & Hansson L (Eds.), Ocean Acidification, Oxford University Press. pp. 176-191.
HS Findlay, MT Burrows, MA Kendall, JI Spicer & S Widdicombe (2010) Can ocean acidification affect Semibalanus balanoides population dynamics at the southern range edge? Ecology 91: 2931–2940.
B. Laverock, CJ Smith, K Tait, AM Osborn, S Widdicombe & JA Gilbert (2010) Bioturbating shrimp alter the structure and diversity of bacterial communities in coastal marine sediments. The ISME Journal 4: 1531-1544.
S Widdicombe, SL Dashfield, CL McNeill, HR Needham, A Beesley, A McEvoy, S Øxnevad, KR Clarke & JA Berge (2009) Effects of CO2 induced seawater acidification on infaunal diversity and sediment nutrient fluxes. Marine Ecology Progress Series 379: 59-75.
S Widdicombe & JI Spicer (2008) Predicting the impact of ocean acidification on benthic biodiversity: What can physiology tell us? Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 366: 187-197.
S Widdicombe & MC Austen (2005) Setting diversity and community structure in subtidal sediments: the importance of biological disturbance. In: Kostka J, Haese R, Kristensen E (editors). Interactions between macro- and microorganisms in marine sediments. Coastal and Estuarine Studies: 60, American Geophysical Union, New York, p.217-231.
S Widdicombe, MC Austen, MA Kendall, F Olsgard, MT Schaanning, SL Dashfield & HR Needham (2004) The importance of bioturbators for diversity maintenance: The indirect effects of fishing disturbance. Marine Ecology Progress Series 275: 1-10.
S Widdicombe & MC Austen (2001) The interaction between physical disturbance and organic enrichment: An important element in structuring benthic communities. Limnology and Oceanography 46: 1720-1733.