Andrew Davies is a marine biologist at Bangor University in the UK. He works on reefs, using a mixture of natural history observation, experimentation and novel technologies to untangle the ecology of these enigmatic habitats.
This website contains many of Andy’s outputs and contains more information on projects, papers and various other items that you may find interesting. The video to the left shows some interesting elements of research, and if you wish to see a subtitled version, please watch it on youtube.
You can request PDFs of papers via email, and they will usually be with you shortly. But check your spam boxes if you don’t get it as sometimes it ends up in there. If you’re interested check out below for various links to online profiles.
Most recent news and papers
New publication in Ecology and Evolution… Biogenic reefs are important for habitat provision and coastal protection, by analysing long-term datasets on the distribution and abundance of Sabellaria alveolata (L.) we found that this species is responding positively to climate warming but also that short-term extreme weather events can have potentially devastating widespread and lasting effects on organisms.read more
A contribution to the Carlo Heip Special Issue of JSR: Protecting Marine Biodiversity to Preserve Ecosystem Functioning: a Tribute to Carlo Heip. Seaweed assemblages represent the dominant autotrophic biomass in many coastal environments, playing a central structural and functional role in several ecosystems.read more
Paper in Estuarine and Coastal Shelf Science.. This is the first British Isles-wide observation of declining abundance of large brown seaweeds, we found that abundance patterns of 10 of the 14 species studied showed a significant association with sea surface temperature, but there were a mixture of positive and negative responses.read more
Deep-sea benthic megafaunal habitat suitability modelling: A global-scale maximum entropy model for xenophyophores
Paper in Deep-sea Research Vol 1. Xenophyophores are a group of exclusively deep-sea agglutinating rhizarian protozoans, at least some of which are foraminifera. They are an important constituent of the deep-sea megafauna that are sometimes found in sufficient abundance to act as a significant source of habitat structure for meiofaunal and macrofaunal organisms.read more
Paper in ICES Journal of Marine Science. In this paper, we argue that unmanaged pressures such as ocean acidification and global warming should be incorporated into marine management decisions, with a focus on the protection of cold-water coral reefs to ensure long-term survival of these habitats.read more