Peer reviewed journal articles

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

Allingham, S.M., Nwaishi, F.C., Andersen, R., Lamit, L.J. and Elliott, D.R.. 2023. Microbial communities and biogeochemical functioning across peatlands in the Athabasca Oil Sands region of Canada: Implications for reclamation and management. Land Degradation and Development. doi: 10.1002/ldr.4549.

Robinson, C., Ritson, J., Alderson, D., Malik, A.A., Griffiths, R.I., Heinemeyer, A., Gallego-Sala, A.V., Quillet, A., Robroek, B.J., Evans, C., Chandler, D.M., Elliott, D.R., Shutttleworth, E.L., Lilleskov, E.L., Kitson, E., Cox, F., Worrall, F., Clay, G., Crosher, I., Pratscher, J., Bird, J., Walker, J., Belyea, L.R., Dumont, M.G., Bell, N.G.A., Artz, R.R.E., Bardgett, R., Andersen, R., Hutchinson, S.M., Page, S.E., Thom, T.J., Burn, W. and Evans M.G. . 2023. Aspects of microbial communities in peatland carbon cycling under changing climate and land use pressures.. Mires and Peat.. doi: 10.19189/MaP.2022.OMB.StA.2404.

Thomas AD, Elliott DR, Hardcastle D, Strong CL, Bullard J, Webster R, Lan S. 2022. Soil biocrusts affect metabolic response to hydration on dunes in west Queensland, Australia. Geoderma, 405, p.115464.. doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2021.115464.

Zhang H, Tuittila E-S, Korrensalo A, Laine AM, Uljas S, Welti N, Kerttula J, Maljanen M, Elliott D, Vesala T, Lohila A.. 2021. Methane production and oxidation potentials along a fen‐bog gradient from southern boreal to subarctic peatlands in Finland. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.15740.

Toubes-Rodrigo M, Potgieter-Vermaak S, Sen R, Oddsdóttir ES, Elliott D, Cook S. 2021. Active microbial ecosystem in glacier basal ice fuelled by iron and silicate comminution-derived hydrogen. MicrobiologyOpen 2021;10:e1200.. doi: 10.1002/mbo3.1200.

Ritson JP, Alderson DM, Robinson CH, Burkitt AE, Heinemeyer A, Stimson AG, Gallego-Sala A, Harris A, Quillet A, Malik AA, Cole B, et al. 2021. Towards a microbial process-based understanding of the resilience of peatland ecosystem service provisioning – A research agenda. Science of the Total Environment. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143467.

Lan S, Thomas AD, Tooth S, Wua L, Elliott DR. 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. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142847.

Hamza, O., Esaker, M., Elliott, D., & Souid, A. 2020. The effect of soil incubation on bio self-healing of cementitious mortar. Materials Today Communications, 24, 100988. doi: 10.1016/j.mtcomm.2020.100988.

Sweet M, Burian A, Fifer J, Bulling M, Elliott D, Raymundo L. 2019. Compositional homogeneity in the pathobiome of a new, slow-spreading coral disease. Microbiome. doi: 10.1186/s40168-019-0759-6.

Elliott DR, Thomas AD, Strong CL, Bullard J. 2019. Surface Stability in Drylands is Influenced by Dispersal Strategy of Soil Bacteria. JGR Biogeosciences. doi: 10.1029/2018JG004932.

Souid A, Esaker M, Elliott D, Hamza O. 2019. Experimental data of bio self-healing concrete incubated in saturated natural soil. Data in Brief. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2019.104394.

Thomas AD, Elliott DR, Dougill AJ, Stringer LC, Hoon SR, Sen R. 2018. The Influence of Trees, Shrubs and Grasses on Micro-Climate, Soil Carbon, Nitrogen and CO2 Efflux: Potential Implications of Shrub Encroachment for Kalahari Rangelands. Land Degradation & Development. doi: 10.1002/ldr.2918.

Ramirez K, Knight C, de Hollander M, Brearley FQ, Constantinides B, Cotton A, Creer S, Crowther TW, Davison J, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Dorrepaal E, Elliott DR et al. 2018. Detecting macroecological patterns in bacterial communities across independent studies of global soils. Nature Microbiology. doi: 10.1038/s41564-017-0062-x.

Blockley A, Elliott DR, Roberts AP, Sweet M. 2017. Symbiotic Microbes from Marine Invertebrates: Driving a New Era of Natural Product Drug Discovery. Diversity 9:49. doi: 10.3390/d9040049.

Toubes-Rodrigo M, Cook SJ, Elliott D, Sen R. 2016. Quantification of basal ice microbial cell delivery to the glacier margin. Biogeosciences Discuss. doi: 10.5194/bg-2016-471.

Brearley FQ, Elliott DR, Iribar A, Sen R. 2016. Arbuscular mycorrhizal community structure on co-existing tropical legume trees in French Guiana. Plant and Soil. doi: 10.1007/s11104-016-2818-0.

Elliott DR, Caporn SJM, Nwaishi F, Nilsson RH, Sen R. 2015. Bacterial and fungal communities in a degraded ombrotrophic peatland undergoing natural and managed re-vegetation. PLoS ONE. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0124726.

Elliott DR, Thomas AD, Hoon SR, Sen R. 2014. Niche partitioning of bacterial communities in biological crusts and soils under grasses, shrubs and trees in the Kalahari. Biodiversity and Conservation 23(7): 1709-1733. doi: 10.1007/s10531-014-0684-8.

Andrew David Thomas, Andrew J Dougill, David R Elliott, Helen Mairs. 2014. Seasonal differences in soil CO2 efflux and carbon storage in Ntwetwe Pan, Makgadikgadi Basin, Botswana.. Geoderma; 219-220: 72-81. doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2013.12.028.

Rizoulis A, Elliott DR, Rolfe SA, Thornton SF, Pickup RW, Banwart SA, Scholes JD. 2013. Diversity of planktonic and attached bacterial communities in a phenol-contaminated sandstone aquifer. Microbial Ecology 66(1): 84-95. doi: 10.1007/s00248-013-0233-0.

Li J, Elliott D, Nielsen M, Healy MG, Zhan X. 2011. Long-term partial nitrification in an intermittently aerated sequencing batch reactor (SBR) treating ammonium-rich wastewater under controlled oxygen-limited conditions. Biochemical Engineering Journal 55(3): 215-222. doi: 10.1016/j.bej.2011.05.002.

Elliott DR, Scholes JD, Thornton SF, Rizoulis A, Banwart SA, and Rolfe SA. 2009. Dynamic changes in microbial community structure and function in phenol-degrading microcosms inoculated with cells from a contaminated aquifer. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 71(2): 247-259. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2009.00802.x.

Geoghegan M, Andrews J, Biggs CA, Eboigbodin KE, Elliott DR, Rolfe SA, Scholes JD, Ojeda JJ, Romero-Gonzalez ME, Brown DJ, Edyvean RGJ, Swanson L, Rutkaite R, Fernando R, Pen Y, Zhang Z, Banwart SA. 2008. The polymer physics and chemistry of microbial cell attachment and adhesion. Faraday Discussions 139:85-103. doi: 10.1039/B717046G.

Elliott DR, Wilson M, Buckley CM, Spratt DA. 2006. Aggregative behaviour of bacteria isolated from canine dental plaque. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 72(8): 5211-7. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01060-05.

Elliott DR, Wilson M, Buckley CM, Spratt DA. 2005. Cultivable Oral Microbiota of Domestic Dogs. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 43(11): 5470-6. doi: 10.1128/JCM.43.11.5470-5476.2005.

Elliott D, Pratten J, Edwards M, Crowther J, Petrie A, Wilson M. 2005. Bacterial Biofilm Development on Hydroxyapatite-Coated Glass. Current Microbiology 51(1): 41-5. doi: 10.1007/s00284-005-4517-6.

Elliott D, Harrison E, Handley PS, Ford SK, Jaffray E, Mordan N, McNab R. 2003. Prevalence of Csh-like fibrillar surface proteins among mitis group oral streptococci. Oral Microbiology and Immunology 18(2): 114-120. doi: 10.1034/j.1399-302X.2003.00052.x.

Book chapters

Toubes-Rodrigo M, Cook SJ, Elliott D, Sen R. 2016. Sampling and Describing Glacier Ice. In Geomorphological Techniques (Online Edition). Edited by Cook SJ, Clarke LE, Nield JM. ISBN: ISSN 2047-0371.

Thomas AD, Elliott DR, Griffith TNL, Mairs H. 2015. Pastoralism and soil quality in the Kalahari. In Land-Use Change Impacts on Soil Processes. Edited by Brearley FQ, Thomas AD. ISBN: 9781780642109.

Elliott DR, Rolfe SA, Scholes JD, Banwart SA. 2007. Quantification of biofilm and planktonic communities. In Biofilms: Coming of Age. Edited by Peter Gilbert, David Allison, Melanie Brading, Jonathan Pratten, David Spratt, Matthew Upton. ISBN: 0955103010.

Gafan GP, Elliott D, Wilson M, Spratt D. 2005. Profiling the oral microbiota associated with prevalence of three periodontal pathogens. In Biofilms: Persistence and Ubiquity. Edited by Andrew McBain, David Allison, Jonathan Pratten, David Spratt, Matthew Upton, Joanna Verran. ISBN: 0955103002.


Elliott D. 2021. Putting biodiversity on the map. Environmental Sustainability Research Conference. . University of Derby, UK (online event).

Elliott DR, Thomas ADT, Strong C, Bullard J. 2019. Do some microbes exploit biocrusts?. 4th International Biocrust meeting, Stradbroke Island, Brisbane, Australia. 26-30 August 2019. . Australia.

Adam Abdulfatah Souid*, Mohamed Esaker, David Elliott, Omar Hamza. 2019. Microbiological self-healing of structural concrete underground incubation for geotechnical applications. 7th international conference on self-healing materials (ICSHM2019), Yokohama, Japan. . Yokohama, Japan.

Elliott DR, Allingham S, Alston D. 2019. What do we want from Long-Term Ecology?. Joint meeting of Ecological Continuity Trust and British Ecological Society: Long Term Ecological Experiments in Plant Soil Ecosystems.. . Buxton, UK.

Burian A*, Sweet M, Fifer J, Bulling M, Elliott D, Raymundo L. 2018. Analyses of taxon-clusters in replicated networks to assess alternative microbiomes in corals. BES / SfAM / Microbiology Society Meeting - Integrating knowledge and approaches across microbiomes: From plants to humans and soil to sea. . Charles Darwin House, London, UK.

Thomas AD*, Tooth S, Lan S, Elliott D, Tarren H. 2018. Wetlands in Drylands: Hidden Hotspots of Carbon Sequestration and Storage?. British Society for Geomorphology Annual Meeting. . Aberystwyth, UK.

Elliott DR. 2017. Integrating microbiomics into peatland management and restoration. Peatland resilience workshop. . University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

Toubes-Rodrigo M*, Potgieter-Vermaak S, Sen R, Elliott DR, Cook SJ. 2017. Geomicrobiology of basal ice in a temperate glacier: implications for primary microbial production and export, elemental cycling and soil formation. European Geosciences Union Annual Assembly. Vienna, Austria.. . Vienna, AustriaISBN: PDF abstract from EGU.

Elliott DR, Thomas AD, Strong C, Bullard J. 2017. Microbial transport and soil integrity in drylands. The Geological Society Lyell Meeting. Sticking Together: microbes and their role in forming sediments. . London, UK.

Sen R*, Elliott DR, Vincett TP, Steepe AP. 2015. Soil mycobiome informed sustainable nursery production for UK Scots pine afforestation. 6th World Conference on Ecological Restoration. Towards resilient ecosystems: Restoring the Urban, the Rural and the Wild. . Manchester.

Elliott DR, Caporn S, Nwaishi F, Nilsson RH, Borresen J, Sen R. 2015. Bacterial and fungal representation and interactions in a former degraded upland peatland vegetation mosaic undergoing restoration. 6th World Conference on Ecological Restoration. Towards resilient ecosystems: Restoring the Urban, the Rural and the Wild. . Manchester.

Elliott DR, Caporn SJM, Nwaishi F, Nilsson RH, Sen R. 2015. Long-term effects of air pollution on microbial communities of moorland peat. Committee on Air Pollution Effects Research 41st anniversary symposium: Plant and Ecosystem Responses to Air Pollution. . Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

Elliott DR, Caporn S, Nwaishi F, Nilsson RH, Sen R. 2015. Microbial indicators of peatland degradation and restoration at Holme Moss. MoorLIFE Final Conference: An Integrated Approach to Upland Biodiversity Conservation. . Dean Clough, Halifax, UK.

Elliott DR. 2015. Soil microbes of the Kalahari and the Pennines. EGS Research Seminar Series. . Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

Elliott DR, Caporn S, Nwaishi F, Nilsson RH, Borresen J, Sen R. 2014. Bacterial-fungal interactions in peat at Holme Moss. MoorLIFE seminar: Sphagnum Reintroduction in Practice. . Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

Sen R*, Elliott DR, Nwaishi F, Nilsson RH, Caporn SJM. 2014. Microbial community responses in degraded peatlands undergoing restoration in the Southern Pennines. Committee on Air Pollution Effects Research 40th anniversary symposium. . Lancaster University, UK.

Elliott DR, Thomas AD, Hoon SR, Sen R. 2013. Microbial community composition of biological soil crusts and subsoil in the Kalahari. Second International Workshop on Biological Soil Crust: Biological Soil Crusts in a Changing World. . Compultense University, Madrid, Spain.

Hoon SR*, Thomas AD, Elliott D and Sen R. 2013. Bio-physical competition for pore space and the micro-environment in BSC covered Kalahari Sand soils: Modelling soil thermal, hydraulic and gas efflux behaviour. Second International Workshop on Biological Soil Crust: Biological Soil Crusts in a Changing World. . Compultense University, Madrid, Spain.

Elliott DR. 2013. Environment and Society. A Microbiologist’s perspective. Environment and Society Research Group Launch. . Aberystwyth University, UK.

Sen R*, Elliott D, Nwaishi F, Smith G, Caporn S. 2012. Soil microbial diversity and spatiality across peatland vegetation mosaics under restoration in the southern Pennines, UK. 14th International Peat Congress. . Stockholm, Sweden.

Sen R*, Elliott D, Nwaishi F, Smith G, Caporn S. 2011. Impacts of peatland restoration on the identity and distribution of soil microbial communities in vegetation mosaics. British Ecological Society Annual Meeting. . University of Sheffield, UK.