Penelope Kate Lindeque

Penelope Kate Lindeque
Plymouth Marine Laboratory | PML · Marine Life Support Systems Research Area

BSc, PGCE, PhD

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Additional affiliations
May 2000 - present
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Position
  • Senior Researcher
Description
  • Molecular biologist with > 18 years expertise in the area of development, systematics and trophic interactions of eukaryotes, in particular zooplankton.
May 2000 - present
Natural Environment Research Council
Position
  • Senior Researcher

Publications

Publications (67)
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Microscopic plastic debris, termed "microplastics", are of increasing environmental concern. Recent studies have demonstrated that a range of zooplankton, including copepods, can ingest microplastics. Copepods are a globally abundant class of zooplankton that form a key trophic link between primary producers and higher trophic marine organisms. Her...
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Meroplankton, including bivalve larvae, are an important and yet understudied component of coastal marine food webs. Understanding the baseline of meroplankton ecology is imperative to establish and predict their sensitivity to local and global marine stressors. Over an annual cycle (October 2009–September 2010), bivalve larvae were collected from...
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Two key players in the Arctic and subarctic marine ecosystem are the calanoid copepods, Calanus finmarchicus and C. glacialis. Although morphologically very similar, these sibling species have different life cycles and roles in the Arctic pelagic marine ecosystem. Considering that the distribution of C. glacialis corresponds to Arctic water masses...
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Understanding how copepods may respond to ocean acidification (OA) is critical for risk assessments of ocean ecology and biogeochemistry. The perception that copepods are insensitive to OA is largely based on experiments with adult females. Their apparent resilience to increased carbon dioxide (pCO2) concentrations has supported the view that copep...
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Background: Zooplankton play an important role in our oceans, in biogeochemical cycling and providing a food source for commercially important fish larvae. However, difficulties in correctly identifying zooplankton hinder our understanding of their roles in marine ecosystem functioning, and can prevent detection of long term changes in their commun...
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Macroalgae drive the largest CO 2 flux fixed globally by marine macrophytes. Most of the resulting biomass is exported through the coastal ocean as detritus and yet almost no field measurements have verified its potential net sequestration in marine sediments. This gap limits the scope for the inclusion of macroalgae within blue carbon schemes that...
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Marine copepods have been shown to readily ingest microplastics - a crucial first step in the transfer of plastics into the marine food chain. Copepods have also been shown to elicit a foraging behavioural response to the presence of olfactory stimuli, such as dimethyl sulfide (DMS) – a volatile compound produced by their algal prey. Here, we show...
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Despite concerns regarding the environmental impacts of microplastics, knowledge of the incidence and levels of synthetic particles in large marine vertebrates is lacking. Here, we utilize an optimized enzymatic digestion methodology, previously developed for zooplankton, to explore whether synthetic particles could be isolated from marine turtle i...
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Microplastics are abundant and widespread in the marine environment. They are a contaminant of global environmental and economic concern. Due to their small size a wide range of marine species, including zooplankton can ingest them. Research has shown that microplastics are readily ingested by several zooplankton taxa, with associated negative impa...
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Microplastics are highly bioavailable to marine organisms, either through direct ingestion, or indirectly by trophic transfer from contaminated prey. The latter has been observed for low-trophic level organisms in laboratory conditions, yet empirical evidence in high trophic-level taxa is lacking. In natura studies face difficulties when dealing wi...
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Supplementary Information for A small-scale, portable method for extracting microplastics from marine sediments. Coppock et al., 2017 DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2017.07.017
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Entanglement in anthropogenic debris poses a threat to marine wildlife. Although this is recognised as a cause of marine turtle mortality, there remain quantitative knowledge gaps on entanglement rates and population implications. We provide a global summary of this issue in this taxon using a mixed methods approach including a literature review an...
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Microplastics have been documented in marine environments worldwide, where they pose a potential risk to biota. Environmental interactions between microplastics and lower trophic organisms are poorly understood. Coastal shelf seas are rich in productivity but also experience high levels of microplastic pollution. In these habitats, fish have an imp...
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Growing evidence suggests that anthropogenic litter, particularly plastic, represents a highly pervasive and persistent threat to global marine ecosystems. Multinational research is progressing to characterise its sources, distribution and abundance so that interventions aimed at reducing future inputs and clearing extant litter can be developed. C...
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While losses from mortality are as important as gains from reproduction in zooplankton population dynamics, the former are more challenging to quantify. We used two approaches to provide complementary insights into the mortality of a biomass‐dominant copepod, Calanus helgolandicus, at Station L4 in the English Channel. Using a neutral‐red staining...
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Climate change is affecting numerous species worldwide, including dominant and important copepods of the genus Calanus. Despite the growing body of studies that examine effects of climate change stressors on Calanus species, comparative intraspecific studies are lacking. Importantly, acclimatization and genetic adaptation can modify the stress resp...
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Microscopic plastic (microplastic) debris is a marine pollutant that threatens aquatic biota and ecosystems. Microplastics have been detected throughout the world's oceans; however, the relative importance of different processes that control the spatial distribution and long-term fate of microplastics in the marine environment remains largely unkno...
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The abundance of larger plastic debris in many areas of the oceans is well documented; by contrast microplastics, especially those of a size ingestible by zooplankton, are often poorly quantified. Laboratory studies have established that suspension-feeding zooplankton readily ingest microplastics, although it remains unclear whether this is occurri...
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The critical role played by copepods in ocean ecology and biogeochemistry warrants an understanding of how these animals may respond to ocean acidification (OA). Whilst an appreciation of the potential direct effects of OA, due to elevated pCO2, on copepods is improving, little is known about the indirect impacts acting via bottom-up (food quality)...
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Seawater carbonate chemistry. (DOCX)
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Trophic transfer efficiencies of adult female Acartia tonsa. (DOCX)
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Metabarcoding (large-scale taxonomic identification of complex samples via analysis of one or few orthologous DNA regions, called barcodes) is revolutionizing analysis of biodiversity of marine zooplankton assemblages. Metabarcoding relies on high-throughput DNA sequencing (HTS) technologies, which yield millions of DNA sequences in parallel and al...
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Plastic debris is a widespread contaminant, prevalent in aquatic ecosystems across the globe. Zooplankton readily ingest microscopic plastic (microplastic, < 1 mm), which are later egested within their faecal pellets. These pellets are a source of food for marine organisms, and contribute to the oceanic vertical flux of particulate organic matter a...
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The critical role played by copepods in ocean ecology and biogeochemistry warrants an understanding of how these animals may respond to ocean acidification (OA). Whilst an appreciation of the potential direct effects of OA, due to elevated pCO2, on copepods is improving, little is known about the indirect impacts acting via bottom-up(food quality)...
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Plastic debris is now ubiquitous in the marine environment affecting a wide range of taxa, from microscopic zooplankton to large vertebrates. Its persistence and dispersal throughout marine ecosystems has meant that sensitivity toward the scale of threat is growing, particularly for species of conservation concern, such as marine turtles. Their use...
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Climate change has already led to the range expansion of warm-water plankton assemblages in the northeast Atlantic and the corresponding range contraction of colder-water species. The temperate copepod Calanus finmarchicus is predicted to shift farther northward into polar waters traditionally dominated by the arctic copepod C. glacialis. To identi...
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Meroplankton are seasonally important contributors to the zooplankton, particularly at inshore sites, yet their feeding ecology is poorly known relative to holoplankton. While several studies have measured feeding in decapod larvae, few studies have examined the feeding rates of decapod larvae on natural prey assemblages throughout the reproductive...
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Exploring climate and anthropogenic impacts to marine ecosystems requires an understanding of how trophic components interact. However, integrative end-to-end ecosystem studies (experimental and/or modelling) are rare. Experimental investigations often concentrate on a particular group or individual species within a trophic level, while tropho-dyna...
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Microplastic litter is a pervasive pollutant present in aquatic systems across the globe. A range of marine organisms have the capacity to ingest microplastics, resulting in adverse health effects. Developing methods to accurately quantify microplastics in productive marine waters, and those internalized by marine organisms, is of growing importanc...
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Substantial variations are reported for egg production and hatching rates of copepods exposed to elevated carbon dioxide concentrations (pCO2). One possible explanation, as found in other marine taxa, is that prior parental exposure to elevated pCO2 (and/or decreased pH) affects reproductive performance. Previous studies have adopted two distinct a...
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Copepods of the genus Calanus are key zooplankton species in temperate to arctic marine ecosystems. Despite their ecological importance, species identification remains challenging. Furthermore, the recent report of hybrids among Calanus species highlights the need for diagnostic nuclear markers in order to efficiently identify parental species and...
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Substantial variations are reported for egg production and hatching rates of copepods exposed to elevated carbon dioxide concentrations (pCO2). One possible explanation, as found in other marine taxa, is that prior parental exposure to elevated pCO2 (and/or decreased pH) affects reproductive performance. Previous studies have adopted two distinct a...
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Background: Zooplankton play an important role in our oceans, in biogeochemical cycling and providing a food source for commercially important fish larvae. However, difficulties in correctly identifying zooplankton hinder our understanding of their roles in marine ecosystem functioning, and can prevent detection of long term changes in their commu...
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Small plastic detritus, termed 'microplastics', are a widespread and ubiquitous contaminant of marine ecosystems across the globe. Ingestion of microplastics by marine biota, including mussels, worms, fish and seabirds, has been widely reported, but despite their vital ecological role in marine food-webs, the impact of microplastics on zooplankton...
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Background: Zooplankton play an important role in our oceans, in biogeochemical cycling and providing a food source for commercially important fish larvae. However, difficulties in correctly identifying zooplankton hinder our understanding of their roles in marine ecosystem functioning, and can prevent detection of long term changes in their commun...
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Acartia and Paracartia species, often known to co-occur, can exhibit complex life cycles, including the production of resting eggs. Studying and understanding their population dynamics is hindered by the inability to identify eggs and early developmental stages using morphological techniques. We have developed a simple molecular technique to distin...
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Since the mass production of plastics began in the 1940s, microplastic contamination of the marine environment has been a growing problem. Here, a review of the literature has been conducted with the following objectives: (1) to summarise the properties, nomenclature and sources of microplastics; (2) to discuss the routes by which microplastics ent...
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Calanus helgolandicus s.l. genetic differences have been identified for the first time between and within European basins, as well as a decrease of prosome length with latitude. Our study explores the population structuring of this key species in relation to morphology, genetics and hydrography.
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Molecular studies of marine plankton have shown that ecological and/or environmental barriers play an important role in separating populations. Calanoid copepods are central in marine ecosystems, and dramatic biogeographical shifts in copepod assemblages associated with recent ­climate warming have been reported. We examined spatial population stru...
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Zooplankton data from 20 years of weekly sampling were used to determine inter- and intra-annual patterns of meroplankton community change at Station L4, off the coast of Plymouth, UK. From these data, abundances were calculated for five groups; Cirripedia, Decapoda, Polychaeta, Echinodermata and Lamellibranchiata. This taxonomic level of analysis...
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We used a long-term monitoring data set at station L4 (1988-2004), Western English Channel, to assess the predation pressure by the chaetognath Sagitta setosa on the copepod Calanus helgolandicus. Maximum abundances of Calanus helgolandicus are correlated with years when Sagitta setosa and the Siphonophore, Muggiae atlantica, abundances are low, be...
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Although bivalves are among the most-studied marine organisms because of their ecological role and economic importance, very little information is available on the genome sequences of oyster species. This report documents three large-scale cDNA sequencing projects for the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas initiated to provide a large number of expre...
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List of C. gigas annotated sequences. This table lists 12790 non-redundant sequences identifying known C. gigas sequences showing significant similarity (E-value < 10-6) with predicted proteins from mollusks and other organisms. This table includes the GenBank Accession numbers of the ESTs and corresponding best SwissProt hit descriptions.
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in silico microsatellites in C. gigas ESTs. This table lists the 208 ESTs containing in silico microsatellites with, for each sequence, the corresponding motif, the number of repeats, the start and the end position, and the sequence of the in silico microsatellite.
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Continuous Plankton Recorder data suggest that the Irminger Sea supports a major proportion of the surface-living population of the copepod Calanus finmarchicus in the northern North Atlantic, but there have been few studies of its population dynamics in the region. In this paper, we document the seasonal changes in the demographic structure of C....
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Analysis of the demographic structure of Calanus species in the North Atlantic presents particular difficulties due to the overlapping spatial distributions of four main congeneric species ( Calanus finmarchicus , Calanus helgolandicus , Calanus glacialis and Calanus hyperboreus ). These species have similar morphologies, making microscopic discrim...
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Data from plankton net and Optical Plankton Counter sampling during 12 winter cruises between 1994 and 2002 have been used to derive a multi-annual composite 3-D distribution of the abundance of over-wintering Calanus finmarchicus in a swath across the North Atlantic from Labrador to Norway. Dense concentrations occurred in the Labrador Sea, northe...
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The morphological similarity of Calanus species necessitates that the only unambiguous way of discriminating between the different species at any developmental stage is with molecular tools. We have developed a simple molecular technique to distinguish between the four species of Calanus copepods found in the North Atlantic ( Calanus helgolandicus,...
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The morphological similarity of Calanus species necessitates that the only unambiguous way of discriminating between the different species at any developmental stage is with molecular tools. We have developed a simple molecular technique to distinguish between the four species of Calanus copepods found in the North Atlantic (Calanus helgolandicus,...
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DNA sequence information has been obtained for 2 genes implicated in playing critical roles in copepod development. The first (Cal-antp) was obtained by screening a Calanus helgolandicus genomic library. It shows homology to Antennapedia homeobox genes from a number of organisms including the centipede (76.8% over 250 bp) and the brine shrimp (75.5...
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Two different Calanus finmarchicus (Gunnerus) cohorts originating from 60N (Bergen) and 69N (Troms) were investigated in equal environmental conditions to study their different physiological responses to the same environment. A two-plus-two-bag mesocosm study was carried out between March and July 1998, in Hkybotn, Troms, in order to determine deve...
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Diagnostic morphological characteristics of copepods of the genus Calanus are restricted largely to minor variations in secondary sex characteristics. This presents a persistent problem in the identification of individuals to species level, especially for immature stages. We have developed a simple molecular technique to distinguish between the Nor...

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Microplastic ingestion in fish larvae in the western English Channel
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Collaboratively funded project between Plymouth Marine Laboratory and the University of Exeter to examine the prevalence of bioavailable microplastic in productive coastal waters.
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PhD exploring the uptake of microplastic by zooplanton, and examining the consequences on their feeding and health