Arlene Ditchfield

Doctor

  • United Kingdom

  • 848 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
19992020

Research output per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research expertise

A microbial biogeochemist interested in how microbial communities cycle carbon, nitrogen and sulphur. I have particular interest in methane production in the upper oceans.

I have published 15 peer reviewed papers and two book chapters.

I am also the Deputy Programme leader for the BSc (Hons) Marine Science degree at SAMS UHI.

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Arlene Ditchfield is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 1 Similar Profiles

Research Output

  • 848 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
  • 15 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Paper

Investigating the impact of inoculum source on anaerobic digestion of various species of marine macroalgae

Obata, O., Ditchfield, A., Hatton, A. & Akunna, J., 1 Mar 2020, In : Algal Research. 46, 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Anaerobic biodegradation of crude oil under sulphate-reducing conditions leads to only modest enrichment of recognized sulphate-reducing taxa

    Sherry, A., Gray, N. D., Ditchfield, A., Aitken, C., Jones, D. M., Roling, W., Hallmann, C., Larter, S., Bowler, B. & Head, I. M., 2013, In : International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation. p. 105 113 p., 81.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 87 Citations (Scopus)

    Evidence that crude oil alkane activation proceeds by different mechanisms under sulphate-reducing and methanogenic conditions

    Aitken, C., Jones, D. M., Maguire, M. J., Gray, N. D., Sherry, A., Bowler, B. F. J., Ditchfield, A., Larter, S. R. & Head, I. M., May 2013, In : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. p. 162 174 p., 109.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 59 Citations (Scopus)

    Identification of putative methylotrophic and hydrogenotrophic methanogens within sedimenting material and copepod faecal pellets

    Ditchfield, A., Wilson, S., Hart, M., Purdy, K., Green, D. & Hatton, A., 2012, In : Aquatic Microbial Ecology. 67, 2, p. 151-160

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 13 Citations (Scopus)

    Massive dominance of Epsilonproteobacteria in formation waters from heavily biodegraded Canadian oil sands

    Hubert, C., Oldenburg, T., Fustic, M., Gray, N., Larter, S., Ditchfield, A., Seshadri, R., Sherry, A., Swainsbury, R., Voordouw, G., Voordouw, J. & Head, I., 2012, (In preparation) In : ENVIRON MICROBIOL. N/A, p. N/A

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Activities

    An Introduction to Phytoplankton and Harmful Algal Blooms course

    Arlene Ditchfield (Participant)

    25 Feb 201426 Feb 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Built giant copepod which was used in an animation with local school kids (Lochnell primary school)

    Arlene Ditchfield (Presenter)

    May 2013

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement

    Masters Level teaching and Learning workshop

    Arlene Ditchfield (Participant)

    24 Jul 201325 Jul 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    CGR metagenomics course

    Arlene Ditchfield (Participant)

    28 Nov 201329 Nov 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    ASLO 2012 Ocean science meeting

    Arlene Ditchfield (Speaker)

    2012 → …

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Thesis

    Molecular biology approach to anaerobic digestion of marine biomass: Anaerobic digestion from marine materials. What makes a methanogen happy?

    Author: Obata, O. O., 16 May 2016

    Supervisor: Hatton, A. (Supervisor), Ditchfield, A. (Supervisor) & Akunna, P. J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)

    File

    Impacts

    HAB bulletins

    Keith Davidson (Participant), Callum Whyte (Participant) & Arlene Ditchfield (Participant)

    Impact: Economic Impacts