Yuan, X; McCoy, SJ; Du, Y; Widdicombe, S; Hall-Spencer, JM. 2018 Physiological and Behavioral Plasticity of the Sea Cucumber Holothuria forskali (Echinodermata, Holothuroidea) to Acidified Seawater. Frontiers in Physiology, 9. 10.3389/fphys.2018.01339
Somerfield, PJ ; McClelland, IL; McNeill, CL; Bolam, SG; Widdicombe, S. 2018 Environmental and sediment conditions, infaunal benthic communities and biodiversity in the Celtic Sea. Continental Shelf Research. 10.1016/j.csr.2018.09.002
Mayers, KMJ; Poulton, AJ; Daniels, CJ; Wells, SR; Woodward, EMS ; Tarran, GA; Widdicombe, S; Atkinson, A; Giering, SLC. 2018 Growth and mortality of coccolithophores during spring in a temperate Shelf Sea (Celtic Sea, April 2015). Progress in Oceanography. 10.1016/j.pocean.2018.02.024
Calder-Potts, R; Spicer, JI; Calosi, P; Findlay, HS; Widdicombe, S. 2015 A mesocosm study investigating the effects of hypoxia and population density on respiration and reproductive biology in the brittlestar Amphiura filiformis. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 534. 135-147. 10.3354/meps11379
Ellis, RP; Widdicombe, S; Parry, HE; Hutchinson, TH; Spicer, JI. 2015 Pathogenic challenge reveals immune trade-off in mussels exposed to reduced seawater pH and increased temperature. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 462. 83-89. 10.1016/j.jembe.2014.10.015
Gaylord, B; Kroeker, KJ; Sunday, JM; Anderson, KM; Barry, JP; Brown, NE; Connell, SD; Dupont, Sam; Fabricius, KE; Hall-Spencer, JM; Klinger, T; Milazzo, M; Munday, PL; Russell, BD; Sanford, E; Schreiber, SJ; Thiyagarajan, V; Vaughan, MLH; Widdicombe, S; Harley, CDG. 2015 Ocean acidification through the lens of ecological theory. Ecology, 96 (1). 3-15. 10.1890/14-0802.1
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.