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Dr Somerfield, Paul
orcid.org/0000-0002-7581-5621, orcid
www.researcherid.com/rid/J-9189-2014, researcherid

Institute  Top | Institute | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
    Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), more
    Function: Marine ecologist

    Direct contact at institute:
    Tel.: +44-(0)1752-63 34 49
    Fax: +44-(0)1752-63 31 01
    E-mail:
 

Projects (9)  Top | Institute | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem function under changing climatic conditions - the Arctic as a model system, more
  • Bringing biogeographical data online, more
  • Causes and consequences of changing marine biodiversity a fish and fisheries perspective, more
  • Effects of biodiversity on the functioning and stability of marine ecosystems: European scale comparisons, more
  • European Marine Biodiversity Observatory System
  • Large scale and long term Networking on the observation of Global Change and its impact on Marine Biodiversity, more
  • Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning - EU Network of Excellence, more
  • Meiobenthic And Nematode biodiversity: Unraveling Ecological and Latitudinal Aspects, more
  • Modelling key aspects of marine biodiversity, more

Datasets (7)  Top | Institute | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
  • Boulby meiofauna, more
  • Liverpool Bay Nematoda and Copepoda (UK), more
  • Meiofauna from Lynher estuary in microcosms with contaminated sediment from the Fal estuary, more
  • Meiofauna from the Firth of Clyde (Scotland), more
  • Nematoda and Copepoda from the Fal estuary, more
  • Nematodes from Kongsfjord, Svalbard, more
  • Nematodes of the Plymouth Sound, more

Publications (37)  Top | Institute | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
    ( 29 peer reviewed ) split up
  • Peer reviewed article Arvanitidis, C.; Somerfield, P.J.; Rumohr, H.; Faulwetter, S.; Valavanis, V.D.; Vasileiadou, A.; Chatzigeorgiou, G.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Labrune, C.; Grémare, A.; Zettler, M.L.; Kedra, M.; Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, M.; Aleffi, I.F.; Amouroux, J.M.; Anisimova, N.; Bachelet, G.; Büntzow, M.; Cochrane, S.J.; Costello, M.J.; Craeymeersch, J.A.; Dahle, S.; Degraer, S.; Denisenko, S.G.; Dounas, C.; Duineveld, G.; Emblow, C.; Escavarage, V.; Fabri, M.-C.; Fleischer, D.; Gray, J.S.; Heip, C.H.R.; Herrmann, M.; Hummel, H.; Janas, U.; Karakassis, I.; Kendall, M.A.; Kingston, P.; Kotwicki, L.; Laudien, J.; Mackie, A.S.Y.; Nevrova, E.L.; Occhipinti-Ambrogi, A.; Oliver, P.G.; Olsgard, F.; Palerud, R.; Petrov, A.; Rachor, E.; Revkov, N.K.; Rose, A.; Sardá, R.; Sistermans, W.C.H.; Speybroeck, J.; Van Hoey, G.; Vincx, M.; Whomersley, P.; Willems, W.; Zenetos, A. (2009). Biological geography of the European seas: results from the MacroBen database. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 382: 265-278. dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps07955, more
  • Peer reviewed article Austen, M.C.; Somerfield, P.J. (1997). A community level sediment bioassay applied to an estuarine heavy metal gradient. Mar. Environ. Res. 43(4): 315-328, more
  • Peer reviewed article Claudet, J.; Osenberg, C.W.; Benedetti-Cecchi, L.; Domenici, P.; García Chartón, J.-A.; Pérez-Ruzafa, A.; Badalamenti, F.; Bayle-Sempere, J.T.; Brito, A.; Bulleri, F.; Culioli, J.-M.; Dimech, M.; Falcón, J.M.; Guala, I.; Milazzo, M.; Sánchez-Meca, J.; Somerfield, P.J.; Stobart, B.; Vandeperre, F.; Valle, C.; Planes, S. (2008). Marine reserves: size and age do matter. Ecol. Lett. 11(5): 481-489. dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2008.01166.x
  • Peer reviewed article da Fonsêca-Genevois, V.; Somerfield, P.J.; Neves, M.H.B.; Coutinho, R.; Moens, T. (2006). Colonization and early succession on artificial hard substrata by meiofauna. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 148(5): 1039-1050. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-005-0145-8
  • Peer reviewed article Guo, Y.; Somerfield, P.J.; Warwick, R.M.; Zhang, Z. (2001). Large-scale patterns in the community structure and biodiversity of freeliving nematodes in the Bohai Sea, China. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 81(5): 755-763
  • Heip, C.H.R.; Hummel, H.; van Avesaath, P.H.; Appeltans, W.; Arvanitidis, C.; Aspden, R.; Austen, M.; Boero, F.; Bouma, T.J.; Boxshall, G.; Buchholz, F.; Crowe, T.; Delaney, A.E.; Deprez, T.; Emblow, C.; Feral, J.-P.; Gasol, J.M.; Gooday, A.J.; Harder, J.; Ianora, A.; Kraberg, A.C.; MacKenzie, B.R.; Ojaveer, H.; Paterson, D.; Rumohr, H.; Schiedek, D.; Sokolowski, A.; Somerfield, P.J.; Sousa Pinto, I.; Vincx, M.; Weslawski, J.M.; Nash, R. (2009). Marine Biodiversity & Ecosystem Functioning. MarBEF EU Network of Excellence: Dublin. 100 pp., more
  • Peer reviewed article Kaiser, M.J.; Clarke, K.R.; Hinz, H.; Austen, M.C.V.; Somerfield, P.J.; Karakakkis, I. (2006). Global analysis of response and recovery of benthic biota to fishing. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 311: 1-14, more
  • Peer reviewed article Kendall, M.A.; Widdicombe, S.; Davey, J.T.; Somerfield, P.J.; Austen, M.C.V.; Warwick, R.M. (1996). The biogeography of islands: Preliminary results from a comparative study of the Isles of Scilly and Cornwall. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 76(1): 219-222
  • Moore, C.G.; Somerfield, P.J. (1997). Response of the meiofaunal community to sewage sludge disposal in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland, in: McLusky, D.S. (Ed.) The Estuaries of Central Scotland. Coastal Zone Topics: Process, Ecology and Management, 3: pp. 121-128, more
  • Peer reviewed article Nagelkerken, I.A.; Blaber, S.J.M.; Bouillon, S.; Green, P.; Haywood, M.; Kirton, L.G.; Meynecke, J.-O.; Pawlik, J.; Penrose, H.M.; Sasekumar, A.; Somerfield, P.J. (2008). The habitat function of mangroves for terrestrial and marine fauna: a review. Aquat. Bot. 89(2): 155-185. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquabot.2007.12.007
  • Renaud, P.; Bjørgesæter, A.; Karakassis, I.; Kedra, M.; Kendall, M.; Labrune, C.; Lampadariou, N.; Somerfield, P.; Webb, T.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Claus, S. (2008). Latitudinal patterns in benthic invertebrate diversity on European continental shelves: insights from the MARBEF database, in: World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, Valencia, Spain, 11-15 November 2008: book of abstracts. pp. 1, more
  • Peer reviewed article Renaud, P.E.; Webb, T.J.; Bjørgesæter, A.; Karakassis, I.; Kedra, M.; Kendall, M.A.; Labrune, C.; Lampadariou, N.; Somerfield, P.J.; Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, M.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Claus, S.; Aleffi, I.F.; Amouroux, J.M.; Bryne, K.H.; Cochrane, S.J.; Dahle, S.; Degraer, S.; Denisenko, S.G.; Deprez, T.; Dounas, C.; Fleischer, D.; Gil, J.; Grémare, A.; Janas, U.; Mackie, A.S.Y.; Palerud, R.; Rumohr, H.; Sardá, R.; Speybroeck, J.; Taboada, S.; Van Hoey, G.; Weslawski, J.M.; Whomersley, P.; Zettler, M.L. (2009). Continental-scale patterns in benthic invertebrate diversity: insights from the MacroBen database. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 382: 239-252. dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps07963, more
  • Schratzberger, M.; Lampadariou, N.; Somerfield, P.; Vandepitte, L.; Vanden Berghe, E. (2008). The impact of seabed disturbance on the diversity of meiofauna communities? Linking field and laboratory observations, in: World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, Valencia, Spain, 11-15 November 2008: book of abstracts. pp. 1
  • Peer reviewed article Schratzberger, M.; Lampadariou, N.; Somerfield, P.J.; Vandepitte, L.; Vanden Berghe, E. (2009). The impact of seabed disturbance on nematode communities: linking field and laboratory observations. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 156(4): 709-724. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-008-1122-9, more
  • Somerfield, P.J. (2007). Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning; novel formulations for indices of relevance. [S.n.]: [s.l.].
  • Peer reviewed article Somerfield, P.J.; Fonŝeca-Genevois, V.G.; Rodrigues, A.C.L.; Castro, F.J.V.; Santos, G.A.P. (2003). Factors affecting meiofaunal community structure in the Pina Basin, an urbanized embayment on the coast of Pernambuco, Brazil. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 83(6): 1209-1213
  • Peer reviewed article Somerfield, P.J.; Cochrane, S.J.; Dahle, S.; Pearson, T.H. (2006). Free-living nematodes and macrobenthos in a high-latitude glacial fjord. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 330: 284-296, more
  • Peer reviewed article Somerfield, P.J.; Atkins, M.; Bolam, S.G.; Clarke, K.R.; Garnacho, E.; Rees, H.L.; Smith, R.; Warwick, R.M. (2006). Relative impacts at sites of dredged-material relocation in the coastal environment: a phylum-level meta-analysis approach. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 148(6): 1231-1240
  • Peer reviewed article Somerfield, P.J.; Arvanitidis, C.; Faulwetter, S.; Chatzigeorgiou, G.; Vasileiadou, A.; Amouroux, J.M.; Anisimova, N.; Cochrane, S.J.; Craeymeersch, J.A.; Dahle, S.; Denisenko, S.; Dounas, C.; Duineveld, G.; Grémare, A.; Heip, C.H.R.; Herrmann, M.; Karakassis, I.; Kedra, M.; Kendall, M.A.; Kingston, K.; Kotwicki, L.; Labrune, C.; Laudien, J.; Nevrova, E.L.; Nicolaidou, A.; Occhipinti-Ambrogi, A.; Palerud, R.; Petrov, A.; Rachor, E.; Revkov, N.K.; Rumohr, H.; Sardá, R.; Janas, U.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, M. (2009). Assessing evidence for random assembly of marine benthic communities from regional species pools. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 382: 279-286. dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps07934, more
  • Peer reviewed article Somerfield, P.J.; Arvanitidis, C.; Vanden Berghe, E.; van Avesaath, P.H.; Hummel, H.; Heip, C.H.R. (2009). MarBEF, databases, and the legacy of John Gray. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 382: 221-224. dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps08045, more
  • Peer reviewed article Somerfield, P.J.; Burton, M.; Sanderson, W.G. (2014). Analyses of sublittoral macrobenthic community change in a marine nature reserve using similarity profiles (SIMPROF), in: Kennedy, R. et al. (Ed.) Managing Biodiversity in a Changing Ocean. Proceedings of the 48th European Marine Biology Symposium (EMBS), Galway, Ireland, 19-23 August 2013. Marine Environmental Research, 102(Special Issue): pp. 51-58. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.marenvres.2014.06.004
  • Peer reviewed article Somerfield, P.J.; Dashfield, S.L.; Warwick, R.M. (2017). The structure and organisation of integral marine benthic communities in relation to sieve mesh size. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. In press. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.jembe.2017.08.007
  • Peer reviewed article Somerfield, P.J.; Clarke, K.R. (1995). Taxonomic levels, in marine community studies, revisited. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 127: 113-119, more
  • Peer reviewed article Somerfield, P.J.; Clarke, K.R. (1997). A comparison of some methods commonly used for the collection of sublittoral sediments and their associated fauna. Mar. Environ. Res. 43(3): 145-156, more
  • Peer reviewed article Somerfield, P.J.; Clarke, K.R.; Olsgard, F. (2002). A comparison of the power of categorical and correlational tests applied to community ecology data from gradient studies. J. Anim. Ecol. 71: 581-593, more
  • Peer reviewed article Somerfield, P.J.; Gee, J.M.; Warwick, R.M. (1994). Soft sediment meiofaunal community structure in relation to a long-term heavy metal gradient in the Fal estuary system. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 105(1-2): 79-88, more
  • Peer reviewed article Somerfield, P.J.; Gee, J.M.; Warwick, R.M. (1994). Benthic community structure in relation to an instantaneous discharge of waste water from a tin mine. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 28(6): 363-369, more
  • Peer reviewed article Somerfield, P.J.; Rees, H.L.; Warwick, R.M. (1995). Interrelationships in community structure between shallow-water marine meiofauna and macrofauna in relation to dredgings disposal. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 127: 103-112, more
  • Somerfield, P.J.; Warwick, R.M.; Moens, T. (2005). Meiofauna techniques, in: Eleftheriou, A. et al. (Ed.) Methods for the study of marine benthos. pp. 229-272
  • Peer reviewed article Tyler, E.H.M.; Somerfield, P.J.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Bremmer, J.; Jackson, E.; Langmead, O.; Palomares, M.L.D.; Webb, T.J. (2012). Extensive gaps and biases in our knowledge of a well-known fauna: implications for integrating biological traits into macroecology. Glob. Ecol. Biogeogr. 21(9): 922-934. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1111/j.1466-8238.2011.00726.x
  • Peer reviewed article Vanden Berghe, E.; Claus, S.; Appeltans, W.; Faulwetter, S.; Arvanitidis, C.; Somerfield, P.J.; Aleffi, I.F.; Amouroux, J.M.; Anisimova, N.; Bachelet, G.; Cochrane, S.J.; Costello, M.J.; Craeymeersch, J.A.; Dahle, S.; Degraer, S.; Denisenko, S.; Deprez, T.; Dounas, C.; Duineveld, G.; Emblow, C.; Escaravage, V.; Fabri, M.-C.; Fleischer, D.; Grémare, A.; Herrmann, M.; Hummel, H.; Karakassis, I.; Kedra, M.; Kendall, M.A.; Kingston, P.; Kotwicki, L.; Labrune, C.; Laudien, J.; Nevrova, E.L.; Occhipinti-Ambrogi, A.; Olsgard, F.; Palerud, R.; Petrov, A.; Rachor, E.; Revkov, N.K.; Rumohr, H.; Sardá, R.; Sistermans, W.C.H.; Speybroeck, J.; Janas, U.; Van Hoey, G.; Vincx, M.; Whomersley, P.; Willems, W.; Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, M.; Zenetos, A.; Zettler, M.L.; Heip, C.H.R. (2009). MacroBen integrated database on benthic invertebrates of European continental shelves: a tool for large-scale analysis across Europe. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 382: 225-238. dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps07826, more
  • Peer reviewed article Veit-Köhler, G.; De Troch, M.; Grego, M.; Bezerra, T.N.; Bonne, W.; De Smet, G.; Folkers, C.; George, K.H.; Guotong, C.; Herman, R.; Huys, R.; Lampadariou, N.; Laudien, J.; Arbizu, P.M.; Rose, A.; Schratzberger, M.; Seifried, S.; Somerfield, P.J.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Vincx, M.; Vriser, B.; Vandepitte, L. (2010). Large-scale diversity and biogeography of benthic copepods in European waters. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 157(8): 1819-1835. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-010-1454-0, more
  • Warwick, R.M.; Platt, H.M.; Somerfield, P.J. (1998). Free-living marine nematodes: III. Monhysterids: pictorial key to world genera and notes for the identification of British species. Synopses of the British Fauna, N.S. 53. Field Studies Council: Shrewsbury. ISBN 1-85153-260-9. VII, 296 pp.
  • Peer reviewed article Warwick, R.M.; Ashman, C.M.; Brown, A.R.; Clarke, K.R.; Dowell, B.; Hart, B.; Lewis, R.E.; Shillabeer, N.; Somerfield, P.J.; Tapp, J.F. (2002). Inter-annual changes in the biodiversity and community structure of the macrobenthos in Tees Bay and the Tees estuary, UK, associated with local and regional environmental events. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 234: 1-13, more
  • Peer reviewed article Warwick, R.M.; Dashfield, S.L.; Somerfield, P.J. (2006). The integral structure of a benthic infaunal assemblage. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 330(1): 12-18. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2005.12.013
  • Peer reviewed article Warwick, R.M.; Somerfield, P.J. (2015). Assessing the conservation status of marine habitats: thoughts from a sandflat on the Isles of Scilly. J. Sea Res. 98: 109-119. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.seares.2014.07.013
  • Widdicombe, S.; Somerfield, P.J. (2012). Marine biodiversity: Its past development, present status, and future threats, in: Solan, M. et al. (Ed.) Marine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: Frameworks, methodologies, and integration. pp. 1-15

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