Andrew S.Y. Mackie

Andrew S.Y. Mackie
National Museum Wales · Department of Natural Sciences

PhD

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Introduction
Honorary Research Fellow at Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales with long interest in marine life (e.g. PMNHS Newsletter 23:19-21). I have worldwide experience investigating the structure and diversity of benthic invertebrate communities, and specialise in the taxonomy and systematics of polychaetous annelids. Other interests include marine benthic sampling methods, photography, and marine science outreach (e.g. Bristol Channel project 2003-06/education 2005-08).
Additional affiliations
July 2013 - December 2016
National Museum Wales
Position
  • Head of Invertebrate Diversity
January 2002 - December 2018
Bangor University
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • An annual week-long course for MSc students in the Marine Biology and Marine Environmental Protection courses at the Menai Bridge Marine Laboratory, Anglesey (with Dr P. Graham Oliver, Dr Ben Rowson, Teresa Darbyshire & Anna Holmes)
June 1996 - June 2013
National Museum Wales
Position
  • Head of Marine Biodiversity
Education
May 1994 - May 1996
University of Gothenburg
Field of study
  • Invertebrate taxonomy (Annelida: Polychaeta: Spionidae)
September 1973 - May 1977
Heriot-Watt University
Field of study
  • Marine Biology

Publications

Publications (113)
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Rodney Phillips Dales was born in Hornchurch, Essex on 15 January 1927. His father Sidney Phillips Dales was a Chartered Architect, his mother Muriel Emily (née Tattersall) kept the family home in the Squirrel’s Heath district, and frequently worked in her husband’s practice. Rodney and his brother Gordon (b. 1922) were raised in a strict Methodist...
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The Magelonidae is a relatively small family of annelid worms containing 68 species in two genera: Magelona F. Müller, 1858 and Octomagelona Aguirrezabalaga, Ceberio & Fiege, 2001. The family has a worldwide distribution, burrowing in muds and sands, generally at shallower depths (< 100 m). They are slender and beautiful worms that are usually less...
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Partnerships between different species always intrigue. What is the relationship between the partners? Is the symbiosis friendly and cooperative, opportunistic, mutually beneficial, or to the detriment of one partner? In European seas, there exists a relationship between a marine bristleworm (polychaete) and a hermit crab. It is well-known to mari...
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Kristian Fauchald was a well-known, prolific and highly influential researcher in the field of polychaete systematics. This publication has been produced as a tribute to Kristian's life for the occasion of the 12th International Polychaete Conference, held in Cardiff, Wales from 1-5 August 2016. It has been compiled from essays, reminiscences, anec...
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Freshwater ecosystems are particularly vulnerable to the effects of alien species and decapod crustaceans, notably crayfish, are a principal threat. Although symbiotic fauna may influence the impact and dispersal of introduced species, this is often overlooked. Here we provide the first record of non-native ecto-symbiotic branchiobdellidan worms on...
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Antonbruunia sociabilis sp. nov., an abundant endosymbiont of Thyasira scotiae from a putative sulphidic ‘seep’ in the Hatton-Rockall Basin (1187–1200 m), North-East Atlantic Ocean, is described. The new species is compared with A. viridis and A. gerdesi from the West Indian Ocean and South-East Pacific Ocean respectively. The three species can be...
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Freshwater ecosystems are particularly vulnerable to the effects of alien species and decapod crustaceans, notably crayfish, are a principal threat. Although symbiotic fauna may influence the impact and dispersal of introduced species, this is often overlooked. Here we provide the first record of non-native ecto-symbiotic branchiobdellidan worms on...
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Observations were made on Magelona johnstoni Fiege, Licher & Mackie, 2000 and Magelona mirabilis (Johnston, 1865) maintained in a laboratory aquarium. Burrowing, feeding, palp regeneration, lateral pouch function, and behaviour were studied. The two morphologically similar (and co-occurring) species exhibited different behaviours and feeding strate...
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Birth — School (1922–1933) — University (1933–1939) — War Service (1940–1946) — DPhil (1946–1950) — Bangor (1950–1956) — Swansea (1956–1981) — Retirement (1981–2002) — Health (2002–2012) — Reminiscences — Publications (by year) — Other References — Obituaries
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Obituary by John Ryland, Ernest Naylor, Andy Mackie & Tony Stebbing www.linnean.org/Our-Publications/the_linnean
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The southern Irish Sea is a shallow sea (with maximum depths of 160m) that lies between Wales and the Republic of Ireland in the NE Atlantic region, covering an area of ~33,000km2. The area includes many broadscale geomorphic features including plains, banks, ridges, reefs, valleys, shoals, bioherms, and sediment wave fields. Biological diversity h...
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The predation of invasive signal crayfish, Pacifastacus leniusculus (Dana, 1852) by several nesting pairs of lesser black-backed gull, Larus fuscus Linnaeus, 1758 is reported from Steep Holm (51°20.39' N, 3°6.53' W), one of two small islands located in the inner Bristol Channel, United Kingdom. This feeding activity was subsequently observed at a p...
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The OBel Sands, an area of sand waves up to 19m high, cover an extensive area, >1,000 km2, in the Outer Bristol Channel off the coast of Wales. The sand wave field can be divided into a northern half with a dense concentration of bedforms on a sand substrate, and southern half with isolated sand waves on a coarse substrate. In both areas, the sand...
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Dr Phyllis Knight-Jones was one of the world’s best-known polychaete taxonomists, specialising in the families Sabellidae and Serpulidae. Dr Knight-Jones carried out much of her early work together with her husband Professor Wyn Knight-Jones (now 93) and they both continued working from their home in Gower, South Wales until recent years. A bibliog...
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A new species of Uncispio Green, 19827. Green , KD. 1982. Uncispionidae, a new polychaete family (Annelida). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 95: 530–536. View all references is described from a boulder clay habitat in the southern Irish Sea. Uncispio reesi n. sp. can be separated from Uncispio hartmanae Green, 19827. Green ,...
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A review of the Magelonidae from three surveys carried out in Hong Kong waters revealed the presence of three species: Magelona crenulifrons Gallardo, 1968, Magelona cornuta Wesenberg-Lund, 1949, and Magelona cf. cincta. Type materials of M. crenulifrons and M. cornuta were examined and redescriptions undertaken. Magelona cornuta was shown to posse...
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Two new species of Diplocirrus Haase, 1915 are described from the southern Irish Sea and South Africa. Diplocirrus stopbowitzi sp. nov., identified from several surveys around the Irish Sea in recent years, favors coarser sediments than D. glaucus (Malmgren, 1867), the only other species of Diplocirrus identified from the area. It is morphologicall...
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The HABMAP project aimed to provide seabed habitat maps that could be used for conservation and management. The project was carried out in the southern area of the Irish Sea and northeastern part of the adjoining Celtic Sea. It was a partnership between several organisations in Wales and Ireland, partly funded by the INTERREG IIIa European Regional...
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Latitudinal clines in species diversity in limnic and terrestrial habitats have been noted for well over a century and are consistent across many taxonomic groups. However, studies in marine systems over the past 2 to 3 decades have yielded equivocal results. We conducted initial analyses of the MarBEF (EU Network of Excellence for Marine Biodivers...
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This study examines whether or not biogeographical and/or managerial divisions across the European seas can be validated using soft-bottom macrobenthic community data. The faunal groups used were: all macrobenthos groups, polychaetes, molluscs, crustaceans, echinoderms, sipun- culans and the last 5 groups combined. In order to test the discriminati...
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This report describes the results of a survey of four areas of potential Annex I reef in the Irish Sea, north and west of Anglesey. The survey aimed to improve understanding of the habitats and communities present within areas identified as potentially containing Annex I reef habitat according to the Habitats Directive, and to assess the suitabilit...
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Marine habitat mapping is necessary to comply with European legislation (92/43/EEC, 79/409/EEC and 2001/60/EEC), with international obligations to organizations such as ICES and with agreements such as the OSPAR Convention. Clearly defined habitats are needed before conservation and management practices can be implemented. The BIOMOˆ R, SWISS and H...
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Two new species, Poecilochaetus polycirratus and Poecilochaetus perequensis, are described from Paranaguá Bay, southeastern Brazil. This contribution triples the number of Poecilochaetus species known from Brazil and adds to our knowledge of the genus worldwide. A comparative table for all species is provided and characters within the genus discuss...
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Two new species, Poecilochaetus polycirratus and Poecilochaetus perequensis, are described from Paranaguá Bay, southeastern Brazil. This contribution triples the number of Poecilochaetus species known from Brazil and adds to our knowledge of the genus worldwide. A comparative table for all species is provided and characters within the genus discuss...
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Beds of Modiolus modiolus, in areas of moderate to strong tidal currents, develop into reefs with a relief of wave like undulations 0.09 – 0.45 m in amplitude and length scales of 6 – 18 m. Cores taken by diver operated suction sampler were targeted at positions on the ridges and troughs of a reef, in the Irish Sea off north-west Wales, allowing th...
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FIGURES 8 – 13. Poecilochaetus polycirratus sp. nov. 8. parapodium 20, anterior view; 9. parapodium 55, posterior view; 10. parapodium 69; 11. posterior parapodium; 12. dorsal view showing branchiae, chaetigers 63 – 65; 13. pygidium (holotype). Chaetae omitted from figures 8 to 10. All parapodia, except 55, in anterior view. Scales 8 - 11. 0.4 m; 1...
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FIGURES 26 – 36. Poecilochaetus perequensis sp. nov. Paratype. 26. anterior end, dorsal view, palps omitted; 27. parapodium 1; 28. parapodium 2; 29. parapodium 3; 30. parapodium 5; 31. parapodium 6; 32. parapodium 8; 33. parapodium 11; 34. parapodium 12; 35. parapodium 13; 36. parapodium 14. All chaetae omitted. All parapodia in anterior view. Scal...
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FIGURES 1 – 7. Poecilochaetus polycirratus sp. nov. 1. Holotype, dorsal view of anterior end, palps lacking; 2. detail of prostomium, dorsal view; 3. parapodium 3; 4. parapodium 5; 5. parapodium 6; 6. parapodium 7; 7. parapodium 10, sensory organ omitted. Chaetae omitted from all parapodia. All parapodia in anterior view. Scales. 1. 1.5 mm; 2. 1.0...
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FIGURES 14 – 25. Poecilochaetus polycirratus sp. nov. 14. neuropodial hook from chaetiger 2; 15. notopodial capillary from chaetiger 2; 16. spinose chaeta from chaetiger 2; 17. spinose-plumose from chaetiger 22; 18. plumose chaeta from chaetiger 21; 19. spinose-plumose from posterior chaetiger; 20. notopodial spine from posterior chaetiger; 21. not...
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FIGURES 37 – 42. Poecilochaetus perequensis sp. nov. Paratype. 37. parapodium 19, anterior view; 38. parapodium 30; 39. parapodium 49; 40. parapodium 63; 41. pygidium, dorsal view; 42. holotype pygidium. All chaetae omitted. All parapodia in anterior view. Scales 37 – 41. 0.2 mm; 42. 0.1 mm.
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The Outer Bristol Channel Marine Habitat Study was a multifaceted project involving scientific investigation, interpretation and education in an area with potential marine aggregate resources. The study area was approximately 2400 km2. Eleven 30–40 km x 1 km wide corridors, covering 15% of the area, were examined using multibeam, sidescan and sub-b...
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The benthic macroinfaunal invertebrates are considered a useful group to study in species assemblage mapping and environmental monitoring studies. This is because the majority of species are essentially sedentary and their natural distributions usually show good relationships with their sedimentary habitat and depth. Their responses to environmenta...
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In 2000, the National Museum of Wales mounted a marine biological expedition to the Seychelles as part of the Shoals of Capricorn programme. Following this, three new species of Magelona (M. conversa, M. falcifera and M. gem- mata) were described, and published in the Proceedings of the 7th International Polychaete Conference. In this second paper,...
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The Outer Bristol Channel Marine Habitat Study (OBCMHS) was a multifaceted project involving scientific inves- tigation, interpretation and education in an area with potential marine aggregate resources. The outputs include detailed research reports on the surveys coupled with a range of outreach measures concerned with sea bed sur- vey and the mar...
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Scientific research is often thought to be rather mysterious with the results shrouded in secrecy. However, a new seabed-mapping project is revealing all its discoveries to all. Project leaders Andy Mackie and Ceri James describe what a groundbreaking survey of the outer Bristol Channel is discovering, and how the survey is being taken into the cla...
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The Outer Bristol Channel Marine Habitat Study (2003-2006) was a multifaceted project involving the geologi- cal, biological, interpretative and educational expertise of the British Geological Survey and Amgueddfa Cymru — National Museum Wales in an area with potential marine aggregate resources. The project outputs include: • Scientific research...
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Two new species of Aberranta Hartman, 1965 are described from southeast France and Hong Kong, China. The two previously known species, A. enigmatica Hartman, 1965 and A. palpata Wolf, 1987 are redescribed from type and other material. Aberranta banyulensis n. sp. resembles A. palpata, and its internal and external morphology are examined further us...
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Soft sedimentary biotopes are extensive in the shallow Western Indian Ocean, especially on the Seychelles Plateau and Mascarene Ridge, yet pro rata compared with coral reefs the research effort devoted to them has been minimal. In this study we examine the benthic mollusc and polychaete worm assemblages of the shallow waters (11–62 m) around Mahé,...
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Sabella indica Savigny, 1822 (‘Indian Ocean’) is the type of Sabellastarte, but that name is preoccupied in the Pectinariidae. Sabellastarte sanctijosephi (Gravier, 1906, as Eurato, from Djibouti) has sometimes been used in its place, ignoring more suitable forms and older names. Sabellastarte spectabilis (Grube, 1878, Philippines) with an Indo-Pac...
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Three new species of Magelona are described from the Seychelles: M. conversa, M. falcifera and M. gemmata. Magelona conversa belongs to a ’M. mirabilis group’, having a rounded prostomium and specialised chaetae on chaetiger 9, but differs from all other members in having long prechaetal neuropodial lamellae on chaetigers 1– 8. Magelona falcifera b...
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Litocorsa seychellensis, new species, is described and L. dentata Imajima, 1987 newly recorded from the Seychelles (western Indian Ocean). The new species is morphologically closest to L. ewingi (Wolf, 1986) from Florida, U.S.A. Following a re-examination of the holotype and two non-type specimens from Japan, the description of L. dentata is emende...
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In July 2001 experts from all around the world met in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss various issues of polychaete biology. In particular the latest developments in cladistic inference of polychaete phylogeny were presented. Some studies applied recent molecular techniques, revealing unknown genetic relationships between the different families of pol...
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The South-West Irish Sea Survey (SWISS) was initiated in 1996 as a collaborative venture between Irish and Welsh scientists under the European Union INTERREG II programme. Its primary aims are to evaluate the biodiversity of the south-western Irish Sea/Celtic Sea area, chart the benthic invertebrate assemblages, iden- tify areas of importance for f...
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Collections are fundamental to our National Museums. They are our raison d’être, underpinning all other functions of research, interpretation, education and display. Excluding the extensive and well-established molluscan collections (including the important Melvill-Tomlin collection), the National Museum of Wales had relatively small holdings of ma...
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This sets out the case for the voluntary placement (for safe-keeping and for taxonomic study) of marine benthic invertebrate specimens from environmental surveys in suitable institutions. These specimens form the basis for all subsequent data analyses (ecological, taxonomic, geographical) but, at present, are rarely stored and maintained in adequat...
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The identification of magelonids with mucronate chaetae on chaetiger 9 has long been confused. Until 1977 all corresponding European specimens were erroneously referred to Magelona papillicornis; a Brazilian species. Since then, but without any detailed study, the name M. mirabilis (originally given to a species from Scotland) has been widely emplo...
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A new species of Micronephthys is described from Hong Kong. It differs most noticeably from all other species in the genus, and from most other nephtyids, in possessing well-developed prostomial eyes. A detailed description is given and comparisons made with related species. The characteristics of the genus and the presence of eyes in the Nephtyida...
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Hyalopomatus cancerum n.sp., epizoic on spider-crabs (Encephaloides) in a low-oxygen area of the Arabian Sea, differs from other species of the genus in lacking opercula. Larger serpulids in Indian Ocean ‘Galathea’ samples from great depths, tentatively referred to Protis simplex Ehlers, mostly bear vesicles on tips of pinnulate radioles. These are...
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The phylogenetic relationships of spionid genera are estimated from parsimony analyses of morphological characters, with Trochochaetidae, Poecilochaetidae and Uncispionidae as outgroups. A first analysis of currendy recognised genera proved inconclusive and even exclusion of six of the most polymorphic genera resulted in 13 305 equally parsimonious...