Assistant Professor

Telephone
+44 (0) 131 451 4297
Email
d.b.harries@hw.ac.uk
Address
Room T 7 John Muir Building, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, United Kingdom
Research

Dr Harries' research interests lie within in the field of marine benthic community ecology and conservation.

His main specific interests include the ecology and conservation of shallow marine biogenic reefs, the ecological impacts of invasive marine species and the ecology of sea caves.

He is also interested in the community ecology of meiofauna (multicellular animals less than 1mm in size), subterranean biology and the ecology of fauna inhabiting aquatic and terrestrial cave environments. Within these subject areas he is interested in aspects such as the interaction of the biological and environmental factors that structure biological communities and the evaluation of the influence of anthropogenic factors (e.g. fishing disturbance or pollution).

Selected publications

CHAPMAN ND, MOORE CG, HARRIES DB & LYNDON AR. “The community associated with biogenic reefs formed by the polychaete, Serpula vermicularis L.”. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, (submitted 2011).

TRIGG C, HARRIES D, LYNDON A & MOORE CG. “Community composition and diversity of two Limaria hians (Mollusca: Limacea) beds on the west coast of Scotland”. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, (in press 2011).

MOORE CG, HARRIES DB, PORTER JS & LYNDON AR. “The establishment of site condition monitoring of the marine features of Loch Laxford Special Area of Conservation”. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 378 (ROAME No. R05AC701), 2010.

HARRIES DB, MOORE CG, LYNDON AR & MAIR JM. “The establishment of site condition monitoring of the rocky reefs and sea caves of Mousa
Special Area of Conservation”. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 326 (ROAME No. R07AC705), 2009.

MOORE CG, BATES CR, MAIR JM, SAUNDERS GR, HARRIES DB & LYNDON AR. “Mapping serpulid worm reefs (Polychaeta: Serpulidae) for conservation Management”. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 19, 226-236, 2009.

MOORE CG & HARRIES DB. “Appearance of Heterosiphonia japonica (Ceramiales: Rhodophyceae) on the west coast of Scotland, with notes on Sargassum muticum (Fucales: Heterokontophyta)”. Marine Biodiversity Records, 2, 2009.

HARRIES DB, WARE FJ, FISCHER CW, BISWAS J & KHARPRAN-DALY BD. “A Review of the biospeleology of Meghalaya , India”. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, 70, 163–176, 2008.

MOORE CG, EDWARDS DCB, HARRIES DB & MAIR JM. “The establishment of site condition monitoring of the rocky reefs of the Treshnish Isles Special Area of Conservation”. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 302 (ROAME No. R07AC705), 2008.

MOORE CG, EDWARDS DCB, HARRIES DB & LYNDON AR. “The establishment of site condition monitoring of the rocky reefs of the Isle of May Special Area of Conservation”. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 301 (ROAME No. R07AC705), 2008.

CHAPMAN ND, MOORE CG, HARRIES DB & LYNDON AR. “Patterns of recruitment in Serpula vermicularis L. (Polychaeta: Serpulidae)”. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 73, 598-606, 2007.

HARRIES DB, COOK E, DONNAN DW, MAIR JM, HARROW S & WILSON JR. “The establishment of the invasive alga Sargassum muticum on the west coast of Scotland : Rapid northwards spread and identification of potential new areas for colonisation”. Aquatic Invasions, 2, 367-377, 2007.

HARRIES DB, HARROW S, WILSON JR, MAIR JM & DONNAN DW. “The establishment of the invasive alga Sargassum muticum on the west coast of Scotland : A preliminary assessment of community effects”. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 87, 1057- 1067, 2007.

HARRIES DB, MALTHUS TJ, KARPOUZLI E, MOORE CG, LYNDON AR, MAIR JM, SERVICE M & MITCHELL A. “Biotope mapping of the Sound of Barra, Scotland”. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned report No. (ROAME No. RO6PA04), 2007.

KOTTELAT M, HARRIES DB & PROUDLOVE GS. “Schistura papulifera, a new species of cave fish from Meghalaya, India (Teleostei: Balitoridae)”. Zootaxa, 1393, 35-44, 2007.

MALTHUS TJ, HARRIES DB, KARPOUZLI E, MOORE CG, LYNDON AR, MAIR JM, FOSTER-SMITH B, SOTHERAN I & FOSTER-SMITH D. “Biotope mapping of the Sound of Harris, Scotland”. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned report No. 212, 2006.

MOORE CG, SAUNDERS GR, HARRIES DB, MAIR JM, BATES CR & LYNDON AR. “The establishment of site condition monitoring of the sub-tidal reefs of Loch Creran SAC”. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 151, 2006.

BATES CR, MOORE CG, HARRIES DB, AUSTIN W & LYNDON AR. “Broad scale mapping of sublittoral habitats of Loch Sunart, Scotland”. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 006, 2004.

BATES CR, MOORE CG, HARRIES DB, AUSTIN W & MAIR JM. “Broad scale mapping of the sublittoral habitats of Loch Laxford, Scotland”. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 004, 2004.

BATES CR, MOORE CG, MALTHUS T, HARRIES DB, AUSTIN W, MAIR JM & KARPOUZLI E. “Broad scale mapping of sublittoral biotopes, Sound of Barra, Scotland”. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 005, 2004.

MOORE CG, HARRIES DB, LYNDON AR SAUNDERS GR & CONWAY TR. “Quantification of serpulid biogenic reef coverage of the sea bed (Polychaeta: Serpulidae) using a video transect technique”. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 13, 137-146, 2003.

HARRIES DB, KINGSTON PF & MOORE CG. “An analysis of UK offshore oil & gas environmental surveys 1975 – 95”. A report to the United Kingdom Offshore Operators Association, September 2001.

MAIR JM, MOORE CG, KINGSTON PF & HARRIES DB. “A review of the status, ecology and conservation of horse mussel Modiolus modiolus beds in Scotland”. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report F99PA08, 2000.

HARRIES DB, MOORE CG & WARE FJ. “The impact of the Sea Empress oil spill on the sandy shore meiofauna of South West Wales”. Proceedings of the Sea Empress Oil Spill Conference, 11-13 Feb 1998, Cardiff, Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management, 1998.

MOORE CG, SAUNDERS GR & HARRIES DB. “The status and ecology of reefs of Serpula vermicularis L (Polychaeta: Serpulidae) in Scotland”. Aquatic Conservation, 8, 645-656, 1998.

TINGLEY G, SAUNDERS GR, HARRIES DB & KING J. “The first shallow marine survey around the Falkland Islands”. A report prepared for the Falkland Islands Government on behalf of IC Consultants Ltd & Brown & Root, 1996.

Biography

Dr Dan Harries began his research career at Heriot-Watt University while conducting postgraduate research on meiofaunal ecology for his PhD. He remained at Heriot-Watt for several years working as a research associate and was engaged on a range of different research projects. These encompassed work on meiofauna, on biogenic reefs and on long term changes in the benthos of the North Sea.

Other projects included biological mapping surveys of marine protected areas. During this period he also worked for other organizations, conducting scientific diving surveys on behalf of Imperial College London, Stirling University and Edinburgh Napier University.

Before taking up his current post he worked for Scottish Natural Heritage and was responsible for the coordination, management and execution of a series of monitoring surveys of marine protected sites around Scotland.