David Elliott


NameDavid Elliott
Job titleAssociate Professor
Research instituteCollege of Science and Engineering
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9837-7890

Research outputs

Changes in nitrogen functional genes and microbial populations in soil profiles of a peatland under different burning regimes

Allingham, S., Drake, S., Ramsey, A., Field, C.D., Nwaishi, F.C. and Elliott, D. 2024. Changes in nitrogen functional genes and microbial populations in soil profiles of a peatland under different burning regimes. Applied Soil Ecology. 200, pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2024.105426

Spatial organisation of fungi in soil biocrusts of the Kalahari is related to bacterial community structure and may indicate ecological functions of fungi in drylands

Elliott, D., Thomas, A. D., Hoon, S. R. and Sen, R. S. 2024. Spatial organisation of fungi in soil biocrusts of the Kalahari is related to bacterial community structure and may indicate ecological functions of fungi in drylands. Frontiers in Microbiology. 15, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2024.1173637

Bio-protection of cementitious materials below ground: The significance of natural soil environments

Hamza, O., Esaker, M., Abogdera, A. and Elliott, D. 2024. Bio-protection of cementitious materials below ground: The significance of natural soil environments. Developments in the Built Environment. 17, pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dibe.2024.100331

Bio-self-healing of cementitious mortar incubated within clay soil

Esaker, M., Hamza, O. and Elliott, D. 2023. Bio-self-healing of cementitious mortar incubated within clay soil. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. 36 (1). https://doi.org/10.1061/JMCEE7.MTENG-15713

Monitoring the bio-self-healing performance of cement mortar incubated within soil and water using electrical resistivity

Esaker, M., Hamza, O. and Elliott, D. 2023. Monitoring the bio-self-healing performance of cement mortar incubated within soil and water using electrical resistivity . Construction and Building Materials. 393, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org//10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2023.132109

Aspects of microbial communities in peatland carbon cycling under changing climate and land use pressures

Clare H. Robinson, Jonathan P. Ritson, Danielle M. Alderson, Ashish A. Malik, Robert I. Griffiths, Andreas Heinemeyer, Angela V. Gallego-Sala, Anne Quillet, Bjorn J.M. Robroek, Chris Evans, Dave M. Chandler, David R. Elliott, Emma L. Shutttleworth, Erik A. Lilleskov, Ezra Kitson, Filipa Cox, Fred Worrall, Gareth D. Clay, Ian Crosher, Jennifer Pratscher, Jon Bird, Jonathan Walker, Lisa R. Belyea, Marc G. Dumont, Nichole G.A. Bell, Rebekka R.E. Artz, Richard D. Bardgett, Roxane Andersen, Simon M. Hutchinson, Susan E. Page, Tim J. Thom, William Burn, Martin G. Evans and Elliott, D. 2023. Aspects of microbial communities in peatland carbon cycling under changing climate and land use pressures. Mires and Peat. 29, pp. 1-36. https://doi.org/10.19189/map.2022.omb.sta.2404

Microbial communities and biogeochemical functioning across peatlands in the Athabasca Oil Sands region of Canada: Implications for reclamation and management

Shaun M Allingham, Felix C Nwaishi, Roxane Andersen, Louis J Lamit and Elliott, D. 2022. Microbial communities and biogeochemical functioning across peatlands in the Athabasca Oil Sands region of Canada: Implications for reclamation and management. Land Degradation & Development. pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1002/ldr.4549

Soil biocrusts affect metabolic response to hydration on dunes in west Queensland, Australia

Thomas, Andrew D., Elliott, D., Hardcastle, David, Strong, Craig L., Bullard, Joanna, Webster, Richard and Lan, Shubin 2021. Soil biocrusts affect metabolic response to hydration on dunes in west Queensland, Australia. Geoderma. 405, pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2021.115464

Active microbial ecosystem in glacier basal ice fuelled by iron and silicate comminution‐derived hydrogen

Toubes‐Rodrigo, Mario, Potgieter‐Vermaak, Sanja, Sen, Robin, Oddsdóttir, Edda S., Elliott, D. and Cook, Simon 2021. Active microbial ecosystem in glacier basal ice fuelled by iron and silicate comminution‐derived hydrogen. MicrobiologyOpen. 10 (4), pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1002/mbo3.1200

Methane production and oxidation potentials along a fen‐bog gradient from southern boreal to subarctic peatlands in Finland

Zhang, Hui, Tuittila, Eeva‐Stiina, Korrensalo, Aino, Laine, Anna M., Uljas, Salli, Welti, Nina, Kerttula, Johanna, Maljanen, Marja, Elliott, D., Vesala, Timo and Lohila, Annalea 2021. Methane production and oxidation potentials along a fen‐bog gradient from southern boreal to subarctic peatlands in Finland. Global Change Biology. 27, p. 4449–4464. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15740

Self-healing of bio-cementitious mortar incubated within neutral and acidic soil

Esaker, Mohamed, Hamza, Omar, Souid, Adam and Elliott, D. 2021. Self-healing of bio-cementitious mortar incubated within neutral and acidic soil. Materials and Structures. 54 (2), pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1617/s11527-021-01690-1

Towards a microbial process-based understanding of the resilience of peatland ecosystem service provisioning – A research agenda

Ritson, J.P., Elliott, D., Alderson, D.M., Robinson, C.H, Burkitt, A.E., Heinemeyer, A., Stimson, A.G., Gallego-Sala, A., Harris, A., Quillet, A., Malik, A.A. and Cole, B. 2021. Towards a microbial process-based understanding of the resilience of peatland ecosystem service provisioning – A research agenda. Science of The Total Environment. 759, pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143467

Effects of vegetation on bacterial communities, carbon and nitrogen in dryland soil surfaces: implications for shrub encroachment in the southwest Kalahari

Thomas, Andrew D., Tooth, Stephen, Wu, Li and Elliott, D. 2020. Effects of vegetation on bacterial communities, carbon and nitrogen in dryland soil surfaces: implications for shrub encroachment in the southwest Kalahari. Science of The Total Environment. 764, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142847

The effect of soil incubation on bio self-healing of cementitious mortar

Hamza, Omar, Esaker, Mohamed, Elliott, D. and Souid, A. 2020. The effect of soil incubation on bio self-healing of cementitious mortar. Materials Today Communications. 24, pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mtcomm.2020.100988

Compositional homogeneity in the pathobiome of a new, slow-spreading coral disease

Sweet, Michael, Burian, Alfred, Fifer, James, Bulling, Mark, Elliott, D. and Raymundo, Laurie 2019. Compositional homogeneity in the pathobiome of a new, slow-spreading coral disease. Microbiome. 7 (1), pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40168-019-0759-6

Surface stability in drylands is influenced by dispersal strategy of soil bacteria

Elliott, D., Thomas, Andrew D., Strong, Craig L. and Bullard, Joanna 2019. Surface stability in drylands is influenced by dispersal strategy of soil bacteria. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018jg004932

Experimental data of bio self-healing concrete incubated in saturated natural soil

Souid, A., Esaker, M., Elliott, D. and Hamza, Omar 2019. Experimental data of bio self-healing concrete incubated in saturated natural soil. Data in Brief. 26, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2019.104394

The influence of trees, shrubs, and grasses on microclimate, soil carbon, nitrogen, and CO2 efflux: Potential implications of shrub encroachment for Kalahari rangelands.

Thomas, Andrew David, Elliott, D., Dougill, Andrew John, Stringer, Lindsay Carman, Hoon, Stephen Robert and Sen, Robin 2018. The influence of trees, shrubs, and grasses on microclimate, soil carbon, nitrogen, and CO2 efflux: Potential implications of shrub encroachment for Kalahari rangelands. Land Degradation & Development. 29 (5), pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2918

Detecting macroecological patterns in bacterial communities across independent studies of global soils.

Ramirez, Kelly S., Knight, Christopher G., de Hollander, Mattias, Brearley, Francis Q., Constantinides, Bede, Cotton, Anne, Creer, Si, Crowther, Thomas W., Davison, John, Delgado-Baquerizo, Manuel, Dorrepaal, Ellen, Elliott, D., Fox, Graeme, Griffiths, Robert I., Hale, Chris, Hartman, Kyle, Houlden, Ashley, Jones, David L., Krab, Eveline J., Maestre, Fernando T., McGuire, Krista L., Monteux, Sylvain, Orr, Caroline H., van der Putten, Wim H., Roberts, Ian S., Robinson, David A., Rocca, Jennifer D., Rowntree, Jennifer, Schlaeppi, Klaus, Shepherd, Matthew, Singh, Brajesh K., Straathof, Angela L., Bhatnagar, Jennifer M., Thion, Cécile, van der Heijden, Marcel G. A. and de Vries, Franciska T. 2017. Detecting macroecological patterns in bacterial communities across independent studies of global soils. Nature Microbiology. 3, p. 189–196. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41564-017-0062-x

Symbiotic microbes from marine invertebrates: Driving a new era of natural product drug discovery.

Blockley, Alix, Elliott, D., Roberts, Adam and Sweet, Michael J. 2017. Symbiotic microbes from marine invertebrates: Driving a new era of natural product drug discovery. Diversity. 9 (4), pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.3390/d9040049

Arbuscular mycorrhizal community structure on co-existing tropical legume trees in French Guiana

Brearley, Francis Q., Elliott, D., Iribar, Amaia and Sen, Robin 2016. Arbuscular mycorrhizal community structure on co-existing tropical legume trees in French Guiana. Plant and Soil. 403, p. 253–265. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-016-2818-0

Sampling and Describing Glacier Ice

Toubes-Rodrigo, Mario, Cook, Simon J., Elliott, D. and Sen, Robin 2016. Sampling and Describing Glacier Ice. in: British Society for Geomorphology.

Bacterial and fungal communities in a degraded ombrotrophic peatland undergoing natural and managed re-vegetation

Elliott, D., Caporn, S., Nwaishi, F., Nilsson, R. H. and Sen, R. 2015. Bacterial and fungal communities in a degraded ombrotrophic peatland undergoing natural and managed re-vegetation. PLos ONE. 10 (5), pp. 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0124726

Pastoralism and Kalahari Rangeland Soils

Thomas, A.D., Elliott, D., Griffith, T.N.L. and Mairs, H. 2015. Pastoralism and Kalahari Rangeland Soils. in: Brearley, F. Q. and Thomas, A. D. (ed.) Land-Use Change Impacts On Soil Processes: Tropical And Savannah Ecosystems Wallingford CABI. pp. 122-132

Niche partitioning of bacterial communities in biological crusts and soils under grasses, shrubs and trees in the Kalahari

Elliott, D., Thomas, Andrew David, Hoon, Steve R. and Sen, Robin 2014. Niche partitioning of bacterial communities in biological crusts and soils under grasses, shrubs and trees in the Kalahari. Biodiversity and conservation. 23, p. 1709–1733. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-014-0684-8

Seasonal differences in soil CO2 efflux and carbon storage in Ntwetwe Pan, Makgadikgadi Basin, Botswana

Thomas, Andrew D., Dougill, Andrew J., Elliott, D. and Mairs, Helen 2014. Seasonal differences in soil CO2 efflux and carbon storage in Ntwetwe Pan, Makgadikgadi Basin, Botswana. Geoderma. 219-220. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2013.12.028

Diversity of Planktonic and Attached Bacterial Communities in a Phenol-Contaminated Sandstone Aquifer

Rizoulis, Athanasios, Elliott, D., Rolfe, Stephen. A, Thornton, Steven. F, Banwart, Steven. A, Pickup, Roger. W and Scholes, Julie. D 2013. Diversity of Planktonic and Attached Bacterial Communities in a Phenol-Contaminated Sandstone Aquifer. Microbial Ecology. 66, p. 84–95. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00248-013-0233-0
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