Iain Green

Dr Iain Green

  • 01202 961598
  • igreen at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Lecturer (Academic) in Biological Sciences
  • Christchurch House C133, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

After gaining a BSc in Biology from the University of Portsmouth in 1992, Iain worked briefly as an industrial chemist before re-entering academia with Bournemouth University in 1993.

Iain’s interest in pollution ecology was inspired as an undergraduate by the truly awesome and sadly late Dr. Dafydd Morgan-Huws, was further stoked by the work in the then School of Conservation Sciences. This led to the award of a PhD in 2003.

As Lecturer in Biological Science at BU, Iain’s research coincides with his interests - “it encompasses so much biology from the molecular level to the community level, from relatively simple microbes to complex plants and invertebrates”. He is especially interested “in how the physiology of organisms influences the transfer of potentially toxic trace metals in soil-plant-arthropod food chains and how toxic effects of trace metals can affect invertebrate communities”. Iain’s current research follows in this vein, but has also widened over the years to include soil biology and biogeochemistry...

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Research

I have been investigating the transfer and fate of potentially toxic metals (PTMs) in food chains since 1996 and this remains my main research passion. This is primarily focused soil-plant-arthropod transfer, but has widened to include transfer to grazing mammals such as cows and horses. I'm currently investigating the premature death of cows grazing an former Mn/Hg mining site in Spain.

I've been investigating heathland restoration for over ten years and have become increasingly interested in soil biology a a result. I'm currently investigating techniques to manipulate soil chemistry and microbiology to achieve suitable conditions for heathland restoration.

I also use my knowledge of soil microbiology and chemistry in a forensic context. I'm currently working with a student investigating how long a burial leaves a signature in the chemistry of the soil.

Favourites

  • Rowley, M.C., Estrada-Medina, H., Tzec-Gamboa, M., Rozin, A., Cailleau, G., Verrecchia, E.P. and Green, I., 2017. Moving carbon between spheres, the potential oxalate-carbonate pathway of Brosimum alicastrum Sw.; Moraceae. PLANT AND SOIL, 412 (1-2), 465-479.
  • Guo, Z., Zhang, W., Du, S., Green, I., Tan, Q. and Zhang, L., 2016. Developmental patterns of copper bioaccumulation in a marine fish model Oryzias melastigma. AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY, 170, 216-222.
  • Dar, M.I., Khan, F.A., Green, I.D. and Naikoo, M.I., 2015. The transfer and fate of Pb from sewage sludge amended soil in a multi-trophic food chain: a comparison with the labile elements Cd and Zn. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH, 22 (20), 16133-16142.
  • Green, I.D. and Walmsley, K., 2013. Time-response relationships for the accumulation of Cu, Ni and Zn by seven-spotted ladybirds (Coccinella septempunctata L.) under conditions of single and combined metal exposure. Chemosphere, 93 (1), 184-189.
  • Moody, C. and Green, I.D., 2010. Assimilation of Cd and Cu by the Carnivorous Plant Sarracenia leucophylla Raf. fed Contaminated Prey. Environmental Science and Technology, 44, 1610-1616.
  • Green, I.D., Diaz, A. and Tibbett, M., 2010. Factors affecting the concentration in seven spotted ladybirds (Coccinella septempunctata L.) of Cd and Zn transferred through the food chain. Environmental Pollution, 158, 135-141.
  • Diaz, A., Green, I.D. and Tibbett, M., 2008. Re-Creation of Heathland on Improved Pasture using Top Soil Removal and Sulphur Amendments: Edaphic Drivers and Impacts on Ericoid Mycorrhizas. Biological Conservation, 141, 1628-1635.
  • Green, I.D. and Tibbett, M., 2008. Differential Uptake, Partitioning and Transfer of Cd and Zn in the Soil−Pea Plant−Aphid System. Environmental Science and Technology, 42, 450-455.
  • Diaz, A., Green, I.D., Benvenuto, M. and Tibbett, M., 2006. Are Ericoid Mycorrhizas a Factor in the Success of Calluna Vulgaris Heathland Restoration? Restoration Ecology, 14, 187-195.
  • Green, I.D., Jeffries, C., Diaz, A. and Tibbett, M., 2006. Contrasting Behaviour of Cadmium and Zinc in a Soil-Plant-Arthropod System. Chemosphere, 64, 1115-1121.
  • Green, I.D., Tibbett, M. and Diaz, A., 2005. Effects of aphid infestation on Cd and Zn concentration in wheat. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment, 109, 175-178.
  • Green, I.D., Merrington, G. and Tibbett, M., 2003. Transfer of cadmium and zinc from sewage sludge amended soil through a plant-aphid system to newly emerged adult ladybirds (Coccinella septempunctata). Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment, 99, 171-178.
  • Dar, M.I., Naikoo, M.I., Khan, F.A., Rehman, F., Green, I., Naushin, F. and Ansari, A.A., 2017. An Introduction to Reactive Oxygen Species Metabolism Under Changing Climate in Plants. In: Khan, M. and Khan, N., eds. Reactive Oxygen Species and Antioxidant Systems in Plants: Role and Regulation under Abiotic Stress. Singapore: Springer Nature, 25-52.

Journal Articles

  • Dar, M.I., Green, I.D., Naikoo, M.I., Khan, F.A., Ansari, A.A. and Lone, M.I., 2017. Assessment of biotransfer and bioaccumulation of cadmium, lead and zinc from fly ash amended soil in mustard-aphid-beetle food chain. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 584, 1221-1229.
  • Rowley, M.C., Estrada-Medina, H., Tzec-Gamboa, M., Rozin, A., Cailleau, G., Verrecchia, E.P. and Green, I., 2017. Moving carbon between spheres, the potential oxalate-carbonate pathway of Brosimum alicastrum Sw.; Moraceae. PLANT AND SOIL, 412 (1-2), 465-479.
  • Franklin, E., Evans, D., Thornton, A., Moody, C., Green, I. and Diaz, A., 2017. Exploring the predation of UK bumblebees (Apidae, Bombus spp.) by the invasive pitcher plant Sarracenia purpurea: examining the effects of annual variation, seasonal variation, plant density and bumblebee gender. ARTHROPOD-PLANT INTERACTIONS, 11 (1), 79-88.
  • Yang, D., Guo, Z., Green, I.D. and Xie, D., 2016. Effect of cadmium accumulation on mineral nutrient levels in vegetable crops: potential implications for human health. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH, 23 (19), 19744-19753.
  • Guo, Z., Zhang, W., Du, S., Zhou, Y., Gao, N., Zhang, L. and Green, I., 2016. Feeding reduces waterborne Cu bioaccumulation in a marine rabbitfish Siganus oramin. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, 208, 580-589.
  • Guo, Z., Zhang, W., Du, S., Green, I., Tan, Q. and Zhang, L., 2016. Developmental patterns of copper bioaccumulation in a marine fish model Oryzias melastigma. AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY, 170, 216-222.
  • Dar, M.I., Khan, F.A., Green, I.D. and Naikoo, M.I., 2015. The transfer and fate of Pb from sewage sludge amended soil in a multi-trophic food chain: a comparison with the labile elements Cd and Zn. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH, 22 (20), 16133-16142.
  • Bray, D.J., Green, I., Golicher, D. and Herbert, R.J.H., 2015. Spatial variation of trace metals within intertidal beds of native mussels (Mytilus edulis) and non-native Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas): Implications for the food web? Hydrobiologia, 757 (1), 235-249.
  • Green, I.D., Evans, D. and Diaz, A., 2015. Modifying soil chemistry to enhance heathland recreation: a use for sulphur captured during oil refining. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science, 6 (5), 272-282.
  • Green, I.D., Boughey, K. and Diaz, A., 2014. Potentially toxic metals in historic landfill sites: Implications for grazing animals. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 225 (9).
  • Green, I.D. and Walmsley, K., 2013. Time-response relationships for the accumulation of Cu, Ni and Zn by seven-spotted ladybirds (Coccinella septempunctata L.) under conditions of single and combined metal exposure. Chemosphere, 93 (1), 184-189.
  • Dean, C., Day, J., Gozlan, R.E., Green, I., Yates, B. and Diaz, A., 2013. Estimating the minimum salinity level for the control of New Zealand pygmyweed Crassula helmsii in brackish water habitats. Conservation Evidence, 10, 89-92.
  • Njue, C.N., Cundy, A.B., Smith, M., Green, I.D. and Tomlinson, N., 2012. Assessing the impact of historical coastal landfill sites on sensitive ecosystems: A case study from Dorset, Southern England. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 114, 166-174.
  • Diaz, A., Green, I.D. and Evans, D., 2011. Heathland Restoration Techniques: Ecological Consequences for Plant-Soil and Plant-Animal Interactions. ISRN Ecology, 2011.
  • Moody, C. and Green, I.D., 2010. Assimilation of Cd and Cu by the Carnivorous Plant Sarracenia leucophylla Raf. fed Contaminated Prey. Environmental Science and Technology, 44, 1610-1616.
  • Green, I.D., Diaz, A. and Tibbett, M., 2010. Factors affecting the concentration in seven spotted ladybirds (Coccinella septempunctata L.) of Cd and Zn transferred through the food chain. Environmental Pollution, 158, 135-141.
  • Diaz, A., Green, I.D. and Keith, S., 2009. Effectiveness of restoration techniques in the face of climate change: a case study from the Dorset Heaths. Ecological Restoration, 27, 257-260.
  • Diaz, A., Green, I.D. and Tibbett, M., 2008. Re-Creation of Heathland on Improved Pasture using Top Soil Removal and Sulphur Amendments: Edaphic Drivers and Impacts on Ericoid Mycorrhizas. Biological Conservation, 141, 1628-1635.
  • Green, I.D. and Tibbett, M., 2008. Differential Uptake, Partitioning and Transfer of Cd and Zn in the Soil−Pea Plant−Aphid System. Environmental Science and Technology, 42, 450-455.
  • Green, I.D., Stockdale, J., Diaz, A. and Tibbett, M., 2006. Heathland restoration on former agricultural land: effects of artificial acidification on the availability and uptake of toxic metal cations. Water Air and Soil Pollution, 178, 287-295.
  • Diaz, A., Green, I.D., Benvenuto, M. and Tibbett, M., 2006. Are Ericoid Mycorrhizas a Factor in the Success of Calluna Vulgaris Heathland Restoration? Restoration Ecology, 14, 187-195.
  • Green, I.D., Jeffries, C., Diaz, A. and Tibbett, M., 2006. Contrasting Behaviour of Cadmium and Zinc in a Soil-Plant-Arthropod System. Chemosphere, 64, 1115-1121.
  • Green, I.D., Tibbett, M. and Diaz, A., 2005. Effects of aphid infestation on Cd and Zn concentration in wheat. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment, 109, 175-178.
  • Green, I.D., Merrington, G. and Tibbett, M., 2003. Transfer of cadmium and zinc from sewage sludge amended soil through a plant-aphid system to newly emerged adult ladybirds (Coccinella septempunctata). Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment, 99, 171-178.
  • Winder, L., Merrington, G. and Green, I.D., 1999. The Tri-trophic Transfer of Zn from the Agricultural Use of Sewage Sludge. Science of the Total Environment, 229, 73-81.
  • Merrington, M., Winder, L. and Green, I.D., 1997. The Bioavailability of Cd and Zn from Soils amended with Sewage Sludge to Winter Wheat and subsequently to the Grain Aphid Sitobion Avenae. The Science of the Total Environment, 205, 245-254.
  • Merrington, G., Winder, L. and Green, I.D., 1997. The Uptake of Cd and Zn by the Bird Cherry Oat Aphid Rhopalosiphum padi (Homoptera: Aphididae) Feeding on Winter Wheat Grown on Sewage Amended Agricultural Soil. Environmental Pollution, 96, 111-114.

Chapters

  • Dar, M.I., Naikoo, M.I., Khan, F.A., Rehman, F., Green, I., Naushin, F. and Ansari, A.A., 2017. An Introduction to Reactive Oxygen Species Metabolism Under Changing Climate in Plants. In: Khan, M. and Khan, N., eds. Reactive Oxygen Species and Antioxidant Systems in Plants: Role and Regulation under Abiotic Stress. Singapore: Springer Nature, 25-52.
  • Camplin, R.J., Evans, D. and Green, I.D., 2016. Soil Fauna and Their Effects on Decomposition Within Coniferous and Deciduous Tree Soil Samples. In: Kars, H. and van den Eijkel, L., eds. Soil in Criminal and Environmental Forensics: Proceedings of the Soil Forensics Special, 6th European Academy of Forensic Science Conference, The Hague. Springer International Publishing, 263-273.
  • Green, I.D. and Jeffries, C., 2003. Trace Metal Biomagnification in a Soil-Plant-Arthropod System: a Problem for the Agricultural Recycling of Sewage Sludge? In: Dhir, R.K., Newlands, M.D. and Dyer, T.D., eds. London: Thomas Telford, 291-300.
  • Green, I.D. and Tibbett, M., 2001. Implications of the Recycling of Sewage Sludge to the Agroecosystem: Zinc Transfer in the Soil-Plant-Arthropod System. In: Dhir, R.K., Mukesh, C., Limbachiya, M.C. and McCarthy, M.J., eds. London: Thomas Telford, 217-225.

Conferences

  • Rowley, M.C., Estrada - Medina, H., Tzec - Gamboa, M., Rozin, A., Cailleau, G., Verrecchia, E.P. and Green, I.D., 2017. The Oxalate-Carbonate Pathway of Brosimum alicastrum Sw.; Moraceae. In: Goldschmidt 13-18 August 2017 Paris.
  • Ginige, T.A., Ball, F., Lowenstein, M. and Green, I., 2016. Effectiveness of Public Engagement in Large Scale and local community Renewable Energy Projects. In: Third European Environmental Law Forum Conference 1-4 September 2015 Aix-Marseille Université. Aix-Marseille Université.
  • Rowley, M., Estrada-Medina, H. and Green, I., 2014. Relación entre las condiciones edáficas locales, la tasa de crecimiento y el proceso oxalogénico del árbol de nuez maya en Haití y México para determinar las implicaciones para la agricultura local y la agroforestería local (Relationship between local soil conditions, the rate of growth and the potential oxalogenic process of the Maya Nut tree in Haiti and Mexico to determine the implications for local agriculture and agroforestry). In: 1er Simposio del Brosimum alicastrum, Árbol de usos múltiples de las selvas de Mexico y Centroamerica: Vinculación de los dueños del recursos naturales, la sociedad y la academia 13-14 March 2014 Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.
  • Green, I., Diaz, A. and Tibbett, M., 2012. Changes over time in the chemistry of soil from heathland restored using sulphur compared to un-restored pasture. In: British Ecological Scoiety Annual Meeting 18-20 December 2012 University of Birmingham.
  • Green, I.D., Diaz, A. and Tibbett, M., 2011. Soil microbial and ecosystem function in chemically restored lowland heath. In: British Ecological Society Annual Meeting 12-14 September 2010 University of Sheffield, England.
  • Green, I.D. and Ginige, T.A., 2011. Ecosystem Services, Agriculture and Trace Metals. In: Evidence Based Management of Ecosystems 14-16 September 2011 Univeristy of Bergen, Norway.
  • Green, I.D., 2011. Trace metals in the soil-plant system and beyond. In: Metallophyte Plants: A theatened and unrealised resource hidden in our biodiversity 8-10 February 2011 University of Western Australia.
  • Ginige, T.A. and Green, I.D., 2009. Accumulation of PTEs In Agricultural Soils: A Case Study Showing The Inability of The Current Legal Order And Legislation to Address Ecosystem Services. In: Nordic Environmental Law, Governance and Science Network Workshop: An ecosystem services approach in environmental regulation 11-13 November 2009 Koli (Joensuu), Finland.
  • Green, I.D., Tibbett, M., Diaz, A. and Smith, M.T.E., 2009. Does the soil microbiology of chemically restored lowland heath resemble that of native heaths? In: British Ecological Society Annual Meeting 7-10 September 2009 University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield.
  • Moody, C. and Green, I.D., 2008. Trace metal transfer through a novel food chain: Cd and Cu transfer from insect to carnivorous plant. In: British Ecological Society Annual Meeting 3-5 September 2008 Imperial College London, UK.
  • Diaz, A. and Green, I.D., 2008. Impacts of grazing by cattle and rabbits on the restoration of dry heathland on improved farmland. In: Sixth European Conference on Ecological Restoration. 8-12 September 2008 Ghent, Belgium..
  • Green, I.D., Shepherd, R., Tibbett, M., Diaz, A. and Smith, M.T.E., 2008. Heathland restoration by soil acidification – determining phytoavailable aluminium levels. In: British Ecological Society Annual Meeting 3-5 September 2008 Imperial College London, UK.
  • Green, I.D., Tibbett, M. and Diaz, A., 2007. The effect of sewage sludge application to an agricultural soil on the fecundity of the Rose Grain aphid (Metopolophium dirhodum). In: British Ecological Society Annual Meeting 10-12 September 2007 University of Glasgow, UK.
  • Evans, D., Buckland, P.C., Diaz, A., Green, I.D. and Smith, M.T.E., 2007. The effect of arson burn on ground beetle species. In: British Ecological Society Annual Meeting 10-12 September 2007 University of Glasgow, UK.
  • Diaz, A., Green, I.D., Evans, D. and Buckland, P.C., 2007. Heathland creation techniques: ecological consequences for plant-soil and plant-animal interactions. In: 10th International Heathland Workshop 23 June-2 July 2007 Norway.
  • Diaz, A., Green, I.D., Newman, K. and Evans, D., 2007. Heathland creation. In: British Ornithology Union Scientific Meeting Habitat Creation and Restoration: The Way Forward 29 October 2007 Great Northern Hotel, Peterborough, UK.
  • Diaz, A., Green, I.D., Uzal Fernandez, A. and Buckland, P.C., 2006. Heathland creation on improved grassland using sulphur: is there a conflict between optimal application rates for plant and animal communities? In: British Ecological Society Annual Meeting 5-7 September 2006 University of Oxford, UK.
  • Smith, M.T.E., Green, I.D., Tibbett, M. and Evans, D., 2006. Macro and Micro Nutrient Competition Between Two Contrasting Species in an Establishing Pasture Sward. In: British Ecological Society Annual Meeting 5-7 September 2006 Oxford University, England.
  • Diaz, A., Green, I.D., Smith, B.M. and Carrington, L.P., 2006. Ecological Drivers in Mine Site Rehabilitation. In: Fourie, A.B. and Tibbett, M., eds. Mine Closure 2006 : Proceedings of the First International Seminar on Mine Closure 13-15 September 2006 Perth, Western Australia. Australian Centre for Geomechanics, 51-60.
  • Smith, M.T.E., Green, I.D. and Tibbett, M., 2005. How Do Nutrients Supplied in Sewage Sludge Affect Competition Between Plant Species with Contrasting Life History Strategies? In: British Ecological Society Annual Meeting 5-7 September 2005 University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield.
  • Tibbett, M., Green, I.D. and Diaz, A., 2005. The Biomagnification of Cd and Zn by Cereal Aphids after the Agricultural Use of Sewage Sludge. In: Lombi, E., ed. 8th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (ICOBTE) 3-7 April 2005 Adelaide, Australia. Adelaide, Australia: CSIRO, 508-509.
  • Green, I.D., Tibbett, M. and Diaz, A., 2005. Do aphids biomagnify Cd and Zn as a defence against predation? In: British Ecological Society Annual Meeting 5-7 September 2005 University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield.
  • Green, I.D., Jeffries, C., Tibbett, M. and Diaz, A., 2004. Cadmium transfer through a soil-plant-aphid system to the larvae of the green lacewing (Chrysoperla carnea) after the amendment of soil with sewage sludge. In: British Ecological Society Annual Meeting 7-9 September 2004 Lancaster University, UK.
  • Smith, M.T.E., Tibbett, M. and Green, I.D., 2004. Selection of Sludge Type and Amendment Rate to Maximise Plant Uptake of N After the Agricultural Recycling of Sewage Sludge. In: Lewis, D. and Gainns, L., eds. SAC and SEPA Biennial Conference 2004 Agriculture and the Environment: Water Framework Directive and Agriculture 24-25 March 2004 Edinburgh. SAC and SEPA.
  • Green, I.D. and Tibbett, M., 2002. Uptake and Partitioning of Cadmium and Zinc in Field Peas (Pisum sativum L.) and their Subsequent Transfer to the Pea Aphid (Acyrthosiphon pisum Harr.) after the Agricultural Application of Sewage Sludge. In: Turetsky, M., Crowe, S., Prior, H. and Turner, G., eds. BIOGEOMON 2002, the 4th International Symposium on Ecosystem Behaviour: Terrestrial Biogeochemical Responses to Global Change into the 21st century 17-21 August 2002 University of Reading. Reading, UK: University of Reading.
  • Green, I.D., Winder, L., Merrington, G. and Tibbett, M., 2000. Tri-trophic transfer of zinc to newly emerged seven-spotted ladybirds (Coccinella septempunctata) from sewage sludge amended soil. In: Eurosoil 2000 University of Reading, England.
  • Merrington, G., Winder, L. and Green, I.D., 1996. The bioavailability of Cd and Zn to the bird-cherry oat aphid Rhopalosiphum padi (Homoptera: Aphididae) feeding on wheat grown on sewage sludge amended agricultural soil. In: British Society of Soil Science Meeting 22-25 September 1996 University of Dundee, Scotland.

Theses

  • Green, I.D., 2003. The Transfer and Fate of Cadmium and Zinc from Sewage Sludge Amended Agricultural Soil in an Arthropod Food Chain. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University; School of Conservation Sciences.

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Fundamentals of Environmental Science
  • Independant Research Project
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Cell Biology

Qualifications

  • PhD in The transfer and fate of cadmium and zinc from sew (Bournemouth University, 2003)
  • BSc (Hons) in Biology (University of Portsmouth, 1992)

Memberships

  • British Ecological Society, Member,
  • British Society of Soil Science, Member,
  • International Society of Trace Element Biogeochemistry, Member,
  • Linnean Society of London, Fellow,
  • Royal Entomological Society, Member,
  • Society of Biology (Chartered Biologist), Member,
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