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Selected Publications

Pearson, G.A., Serrao, E.A., Dring, M. & Schmid, R. (2004). Blue- and green-light signals for gamete release in the brown alga, Silvetia compressa.  Oecologia, 138: 193-201.

Marshall, R.A., Hamilton, J.T.G., Dring, M.J. & Harper, D.B. (2003). Do vesicle cells of the red alga Asparagopsis (Falkenbergia stage) play a role in bromocarbon production?  Chemosphere, 52: 471-475.

Gordillo, F.J.L., Dring, M.J. & Savidge, G. (2002). Nitrate and phosphate uptake characteristics of three species of brown algae cultured at low salinity.  Marine Ecology Progress Series, 234: 111-118.

Dring, M.J., Wagner, A. & Lüning, K. (2001). Contribution of the UV component of natural sunlight to photoinhibition of photosynthesis in six species of subtidal brown and red seaweeds.  Plant Cell & Environment, 24: 1153-1164.

Dring, M.J., Wagner, A., Boeskov, J. & Lüning K. (1996). Sensitivity of intertidal and subtidal red algae to UVA and UVB radiation, as monitored by chlorophyll fluorescence measurements.  European Journal of Phycology, 31: 293-302.

Schmid, R. & Dring, M.J. (1996). Influence of carbon supply on circadian rhythmicity of photosynthesis and its stimulation by blue light in Ectocarpus siliculosus: clues to the mechanism of inorganic carbon acquisition in lower brown algae.  Plant Cell and Environment, 19: 373-382.

Schmid, R. and Dring, M.J. (1993). Rapid, blue light-induced acidifications at the surface of Ectocarpus and other marine macroalgae.  Plant Physiology, 101: 907-913.

Dring, M.J. (1989). Stimulation of light-saturated photosynthesis in Laminaria (Phaeophyta) by blue light.  Journal of Phycology, 25: 254-258.

Dring, M.J. & Brown, F.A. (1982). Photosynthesis of intertidal brown algae during and after periods of emersion: a renewed search for physiological causes of zonation.  Marine Ecology Progress Series, 8: 301-308.

Dring, M.J. (1982). The Biology of Marine Plants.  Cambridge University Press.

Dring, M.J. & Lüning, K. (1975). A photoperiodic effect mediated by blue light in the brown alga  Scytosiphon lomentaria. Planta, 125: 25-32.

Dring, M.J. (1967). Phytochrome in red alga, Porphyra tenera.  Nature, 215: 1411-1412.