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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 25 year's experience. Working within the Ecologicak Science Group in Aberdeen he is in charge of the Microbiology and Molecular Biology Laboratory and the Institute's DNA sequencing facility.

Current research interests

Originally a microbial taxonomist, Duncan's research has taken him above and below ground to include microbial soil biodiversity and biological control against such diverse plant pathogens as Botrytis and Downy Mildew. Duncan's current research has again taken him underground and his work is focussed upon soil biodiversity and ecosystem function and the impact of the application of treated sewage sludge to soil.

Bibliography

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

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