Advertisement
Research Article

Light-Dependant Biostabilisation of Sediments by Stromatolite Assemblages

  • David M. Paterson mail,

    dp1@st-andrews.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Sediment Ecology Research Group, Gatty Marine Laboratory, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom

    X
  • Rebecca J. Aspden,

    Affiliation: Sediment Ecology Research Group, Gatty Marine Laboratory, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom

    X
  • Pieter T. Visscher,

    Affiliation: Department of Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut, Groton, Conneticut, United States of America

    X
  • Mireille Consalvey,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd, Greta Point, Wellington, New Zealand

    X
  • Miriam S. Andres,

    Affiliation: Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Division of Marine Geology and Geophysics, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United States of America

    X
  • Alan W. Decho,

    Affiliation: Department of Environmental Health Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina Columbia, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America

    X
  • John Stolz,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    X
  • R. Pamela Reid

    Affiliation: Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Division of Marine Geology and Geophysics, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United States of America

    X
  • Published: September 10, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0003176
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

David M. Paterson, Rebecca J. Aspden
Sediment Ecology Research Group, Gatty Marine Laboratory, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom
Pieter T. Visscher
Department of Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut, Groton, Conneticut, United States of America
Mireille Consalvey
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd, Greta Point, Wellington, New Zealand
Miriam S. Andres, R. Pamela Reid
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Division of Marine Geology and Geophysics, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United States of America
Alan W. Decho
Department of Environmental Health Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina Columbia, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America
John Stolz
Department of Biological Sciences, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: dp1@st-andrews.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DMP MC MA AD PR. Performed the experiments: DMP RJA PV MC AD JS. Analyzed the data: DMP RJA PV AD JS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DMP RJA PV MA AD JS PR. Wrote the paper: DMP RJA PV.