Project Outcomes

Publications

Coombes, M.A. (in press). Weathering and Biogenic Processes on Rock Coasts of the British Isles. In D. Kennedy, W. Stephenson and L. Naylor (eds.) Rock Coast Geomorphology: A Global Synthesis. Geological Society of London Special Publications.

Coombes, MA, Naylor, LA, Viles, HA, Thompson, RC. 2013. Bioprotection and Disturbance: seaweed, microclimatic stability and conditions for mechanical weathering in the intertidal zone. Geomorphology. 202, 4-14. DOI

Coombes, M.A., Feal-Perez, A., Naylor, L.A., Wilhelm, K. (2013). A Non-destructive Tool for Detecting Changes in the Hardness of Engineering Materials: Application of the Equotip Durometer in the Coastal Zone. Engineering Geology. 167, 14–19. DOI

Coombes, MA., Naylor, LA., Viles, HA. 2012. Biological influences on internal stone temperatures: laboratory procedures and preliminary results for intertidal barnacles. Proceedings of the 12th International Congress on Deterioration and Conservation of Stone, Columbia University, New York, USA, Oct. 22-26.

Naylor, LA., Coombes, MA., O. Venn, SD. Roast, RC. Thompson 2012. Facilitating ecological enhancement of coastal infrastructure: the role of policy, people and planning. Environmental Science and Policy 22, p36-46. DOI

Naylor LA, Coombes MA, Viles HA. 2012. Reconceptualising the role of organisms in the erosion of rock coasts: a new model. Geomorphology, 157-158, 17-30. DOI

Conference presentations

Coombes, M.A., Viles, H.A., Naylor, L.A. (2013). ‘Cool barnacles’: the influence of abundant biological structures on the thermal cycling of coastal rocks. British Society for Geomorphology Annual Conference, Royal Holloway, London, UK.

Coombes, M.A., Naylor, L.A., Viles, H.A (2013). What do organisms do to rock? A multi-methods apporach to evaluating biodeterioration and bioprotection in the intertidal zone. 8th International Association of Geomorphologists conference, Paris, France.

Naylor, L.A., Coombes, M.A., Viles, H.A., Gowell, M., Thompson, R.C. (2013). How biogeomorphic approaches can be used to identify ecosystem processes and services: using rock weathering studies as an example. 8th International Association of Geomorphologists conference, Paris, France.

Coombes, M.A., Feal-Perez, A., Naylor, L.A., Wilhelm, K. (2013). A non-destructive tool for detecting changes in the hardness of engineering materials: application of the Equotip durometer in the intertidal zone. 8th International Association of Geomorphologists conference, Paris, France.

Coombes, M.A., Naylor, L.A., Thompson, R.C., Viles, H.A. (2013). Bioprotection and Disturbance: Epibiota and mechanical weathering regimes – the case of seaweeds. International Coastal Symposium, Plymouth, UK.

Naylor, L.A., Coombes, M.A. (2013). The icing on the cake: Bioprotection of concrete structures by fuccoids and barnacles. Urban Research on Biodiversity on Arrificial and Natural coastal Environments (URBANE) end-user workshop. Bristol, UK.

Coombes, MA., Naylor, LA., Viles, HA. 2012. Biological influences on internal stone temperatures: laboratory procedures and preliminary results for intertidal barnacles. 12th International Congress on Deterioration and Conservation of Stone, Columbia University, New York, USA, Oct. 22-26. (POSTER)

Coombes, MA., Naylor, LA., Jackson, J., Thompson, RC, Venn, O, Viles, HA., Dunsford, D., Skinner, A., Rahman, A. 2012. Ecological Enhancement in Practice: Operational examples, outcomes and the potential benefits of organisms on maritime structures. Annual Conference of the International Navigation Association (PIANC), London, Oct. 2012. (PRESENTATION)

Coombes, MA., Naylor, LA., Viles, HA., Thompson, RC. 2011. Bioprotection in the Rocky Intertidal Zone: Evaluating the micro-climatic influences of epibiota in geomorphology and ecology. 42nd Annual Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium: Zoogeomorphology and Ecosystem Engineering. University of Alabama, Mobile. Oct. 21–23 2011. (POSTER)