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Duncan White

Ecological Sciences
Ecological Sciences
Laboratory Manager - Microbiology
duncan.white@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Duncan is a microbiologist with over 30 year's laboratory experience. Working in the Biodiversity and Ecosystems Group within the Ecological Science Department, he is the laboratory manager for the Microbiology and Molecular Biology Laboratory and has experience in DNA (extraction & analysis), t-RFLP, PCR, phospholipid fatty analysis, gas chromatography. 

Current research interests

Duncan is currently working on
 
  • JHI D1-1 (RESAS) Nitrogen Impacts in Natural Systems (NINE)
  • JHI-D4-3 (RESAS) Scotland's biodiversity - people, data & monitoring (Citizen Science project)
  • JHI D4-4 (RESAS) Habitat Management and Restoration
  • Natural England Long Term Monitoring Network
  • UKRI Diversifying our woodlands (Diversitree)

 

 

Bibliography

  • Taylor, A.F.S.; Freitag, T.; Robinson, L.; White, D.; Hedley, P.; Britton, A.J. (2022) Nitrogen deposition and temperature structure fungal communities associated with alpine moss-sedge heath in the UK, Fungal Ecology, 60, Art. 101191
  • Taylor, Andy F. S.; Freitag, T.; Robinson, Lucinda J.; White, Duncan (2021) Characterisation of fungal communities and functions in agricultural soils, In: Otten, W. (ed.). Advances in measuring soil health. Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science. Cambridge: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Chapter 3, pp 41-68
  • Shaldybin, M.V.; Wilson, M.J.; Wilson, L.; Lopushnyak, Y.M.; Brydson, R.; Krupskaya, V.V.; Kondrashova, E.S.; Glotov, A.V.; Goncharov, I.V.; Samoilenko, V.V.; Arbuzov, S.I.; Bether, O.V.; Fraser, A.R.; Bowen, L.; White, D.; Dorofeeva, N.V. (2019) The nature, origin and significance of luminescent layers in the Bazhenov Shale formation of west Siberia, Russia., Marine and Petroleum Geology, 100, 358-375.
  • Mitchell, R.J.; Beesley, L.; Donald, C.; Green, G.; Hewison, R.L.; Owen, I.J.; Newman, G.; Sturgeon, F.; White, D.; Williams, E.; Black, H.I.J. (2016) Applying soil indicators at biomonitoring sites., Scottish Environment Protection Agency Commissioned Report No. TT1508, 51pp.
  • Cooper, P.; Bacon, J.; Campbell, C.D.; White, D. (2015) Clover Rhizobia population continues to decline in sewage sludge amended soils after 20 years., Aspects of Applied Biology 128, Valuing Long-Term Experiments for Agriculture and Ecology, pp209-212.
  • Singh, B.K.; Quince, C.; Macdonald, C.A.; Khachane, A.; Thomas, N.; Abu Al-Soud, W.; Sorensen, S.J.; He, Z.L.; White, D.; Sinclair, A.; Crooks, B.; Zhou, J.Z.; Campbell, C.D. (2014) Loss of microbial diversity in soils is coincident with reductions in some specialized functions., Environmental Microbiology, 16, 2408-2420.
  • Mitchell, R.J.; Beesley, L.; Briggs, R.; Cuthbert, A.; Dawson, J.J.C.; Helliwell, R.C.; Hewison, R.L.; Kerr, C.; Leith, I.D.; Owen, I.J.; Potts, J.M.; Newman, G.; Smith, D.; Shephard, L.J.; Sturgeon, F.; Taylor, A.F.S.; White, D.; Williams, A.; Williams, E.; Black, H.I.J. (2013) Testing soil quality indicators., Report to SEPA.
  • Dawson, L.A.; Towers, W.; Owen, J.; White, D.; Coull, M.C.; Ross, J.M.; Donnelly, D.; Cooper, P. (2010) Soils of the crofts., In: Dawson, L.A., Morrice, J. & Rodway, P. Soils of the Crofts. The James Hutton Institute Publication with Crofting Connections, Aberdeen, 130pp.
  • Hough, R.L.; Campbell, C.D.; White, D.; Crews, C. (2009) Study of the levels of plant derived toxins in compost., Quality Meat Scotland.
  • Pakeman, R.J.; Beaton, J.K.; Thoss, V.; Lennon, J.J.; Campbell, C.D.; White, D.; Iason, G.R. (2006) The extended phenotype of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) structures the understorey assemblage., Ecography, 29, 451-457.
  • Campbell, C.D.; White, D.; Chapman, S.J.; Thoss, V. (2004) Does intra-specific variation in monoteprene profiles of Scots pine trees influence soil microbial community structure and nutrient cycling., International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, ( ISME 10), Microbial Planet: Sub-Surface to Space. Topic 18. Microbe-plant interactions, 10th, Cancum, Mexico, 22-27 August 2004.
  • White, D.; Campbell, C.D. (2003) Report on sole carbon source utilisation patterns of lux-marked Pseudomonas spp., gfp-marked Pseudomonas fluorescens and a lux-marked Bacillus subtilis and their respective wild type strains., Dr O.G.G. Knox, Department of Plant and Soil Science, University of Aberdeen.

  • Taylor, Andy F. S.; Freitag, T.; Robinson, Lucinda J.; White, Duncan (2021) Characterisation of fungal communities and functions in agricultural soils, In: Otten, W. (ed.). Advances in measuring soil health. Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science. Cambridge: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Chapter 3, pp 41-68
  • Dawson, L.A.; Towers, W.; Owen, J.; White, D.; Coull, M.C.; Ross, J.M.; Donnelly, D.; Cooper, P. (2010) Soils of the crofts., In: Dawson, L.A., Morrice, J. & Rodway, P. Soils of the Crofts. The James Hutton Institute Publication with Crofting Connections, Aberdeen, 130pp.

  • Mitchell, R.J.; Beesley, L.; Donald, C.; Green, G.; Hewison, R.L.; Owen, I.J.; Newman, G.; Sturgeon, F.; White, D.; Williams, E.; Black, H.I.J. (2016) Applying soil indicators at biomonitoring sites., Scottish Environment Protection Agency Commissioned Report No. TT1508, 51pp.
  • Mitchell, R.J.; Beesley, L.; Briggs, R.; Cuthbert, A.; Dawson, J.J.C.; Helliwell, R.C.; Hewison, R.L.; Kerr, C.; Leith, I.D.; Owen, I.J.; Potts, J.M.; Newman, G.; Smith, D.; Shephard, L.J.; Sturgeon, F.; Taylor, A.F.S.; White, D.; Williams, A.; Williams, E.; Black, H.I.J. (2013) Testing soil quality indicators., Report to SEPA.
  • Hough, R.L.; Campbell, C.D.; White, D.; Crews, C. (2009) Study of the levels of plant derived toxins in compost., Quality Meat Scotland.
  • White, D.; Campbell, C.D. (2003) Report on sole carbon source utilisation patterns of lux-marked Pseudomonas spp., gfp-marked Pseudomonas fluorescens and a lux-marked Bacillus subtilis and their respective wild type strains., Dr O.G.G. Knox, Department of Plant and Soil Science, University of Aberdeen.

  • Cooper, P.; Bacon, J.; Campbell, C.D.; White, D. (2015) Clover Rhizobia population continues to decline in sewage sludge amended soils after 20 years., Aspects of Applied Biology 128, Valuing Long-Term Experiments for Agriculture and Ecology, pp209-212.
  • Campbell, C.D.; White, D.; Chapman, S.J.; Thoss, V. (2004) Does intra-specific variation in monoteprene profiles of Scots pine trees influence soil microbial community structure and nutrient cycling., International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, ( ISME 10), Microbial Planet: Sub-Surface to Space. Topic 18. Microbe-plant interactions, 10th, Cancum, Mexico, 22-27 August 2004.

  • Britton, A.; Ewan, K.; Whyte, A.; Freitag, T.; Robinson, L.; White, D.; Morton, I.; Taylor, A. (2022) Going underground unleashing the power of citizen cience and eDNA to explore alpine soil biodiversity, International Mountain Conference 2022, 11 - 15 September 2022, Innsbruck, Austria.
  • Taylor, A. F. S.; Fielding, D.; Freitag, T.; Oddi, L.; Robinson, L.; van Paassen, J.; White, D.; Britton, A. J. (2022) Spatial congruity across six kingdoms of alpine biodiversity, International Mountain Conference 2022, 11 - 15 September 2022, Innsbruck, Austria.
  • Britton, A.J.; Freitag, T.; Oddi, L.; Fielding, D.; van Paassen, J.; White, D.; Robinson, L.; Taylor, A.F.S. (2019) Topography drives heterogeneity in alpine soil function., International Mountain Conference 2019, Innsbruck, 8-12 September 2019. (Poster)
  • Cooper, P.; Bacon, J.; Campbell, C.D.; White, D. (2015) Clover Rhizobia population continues to decline in sewage sludge amended soils after 20 years., Valuing Long-Term Experiments for Agriculture and Ecology, University of Newcastle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK, 27-28 May 2015.
  • Gontikaki, E.; Thornton, B.; Jobstvogt, N.; White, D.; Witte, U. (2011) Priming effects in deep-water sediments: interaction between quantity of organic matter input and sediment trophic state., World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, Aberdeen, UK, 26-30 September 2011.
  • Cameron, C.M.; Campbell, C.D.; Chapman, S.J.; White, D. (2009) MicroResp: A versatile methodology for measuring environmental quality., BSSS/SSSI Soil Quality Conference, Johnstown Castle, Wexford, Ireland, 9-11 September 2009.

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