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Professor Mark Seaward

PositionEmeritus Professor
DepartmentSchool of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences
Telephone+44 (0) 1274 234212
EmailM.R.D.Seaward@bradford.ac.uk

Biography

Mark Seaward MSc, PhD, DSc, FIBiol, Honorary Research Professor of Environmental Biology at Bradford University and Honorary Professor of Lincoln University, has a strong interest in biomonitoring pollution, particularly of heavy metals and radionuclides, for which he has been internationally honoured, including the Acharius Medal, the Ursula Duncan Award and Doctor honoris causa of Wroc¿aw University. He also holds honorary memberships of five international societies.

He has been editor of The Naturalist for 31 years, is the author and editor of numerous books, the most recent being Biodeterioration of Stone Surfaces, and written more than 400 scientific papers, mostly concerned with biomonitoring, urban ecology, lichens, biodeterioration, herbaria and the history of botany.

Professional Activities

  • Honorary Visiting Professor, University of Lincoln
  • Vice-President & Council Member, Linnean Society
  • Vice-President, Leeds Philosophical & Literary Society
  • Honorary Research Fellow, The Manchester Museum
  • Editor, The Naturalist
  • Associate Editor, International Association for Lichenology Newsletter

Publications

  • Seaward, M. R. D. & V. J. Giavarini 2007 The lichen flora of Hull: biodiversity update, 2002-2006. Naturalist 132: 41-49.
  • Seaward, M. R. D., O. W. Purvis & S. Loppi 2007 Lichens in a pollution environment: an introduction. Environ.Pollut. 146: 291-292.
  • Ellis, C. J., B. J. Coppins, T. P. Dawson & M. R. D. Seaward 2007. Response of British lichens to climate change scenarios: trends and uncertainties in the projected impact for contrasting biogeographic groups. Biological Conservation 140: 217-235.
  • Purvis, O. W., S. Loppi & M. R. D. Seaward ed. 2007. Lichens in a pollution environment. Environmental Pollution 146: 291-399.
  • Purvis, O. W., M. R. D. Seaward & S. Loppi 2007. Lichens in a Pollution Environment. Environ. Pollut. 146: 291-399.
  • Seaward, M. R. D. 2007. Richard Spruce's contribution to lichenology. Bibl. Lichenol 95: 105-117.
  • Seaward, M. R. D. 2007. Lichens to monitor hypertrophication. In M. Wac?awek and W. Wac?awek (ed.) Ksi?ga konferencyjna / Proceeding ECOpole ?06 : 40-43. Opole: Towarzystwo Chemii i In?ynierii Ekologicznej / Society of Ecological Chemistry & Engineering
  • Seaward, M. R. D. 2007. The lichens of Offaly. In J. Feehan (ed.) County Offaly: the State of the Wild 2007: 36-38. Tullamore: Offaly County Council
  • Seaward, M. R. D. 2007. Mosses, liverworts and lichens [reports for 2006]. Transactions Lincolnshire Naturalists? Union 26: 246-247.
  • Seaward, M. R. D. & V. J. Giavarini 2007. The lichen flora of Hull: biodiversity update, 2002-2006. Naturalist 132: 41-49.
  • Seaward, M. R. D., L. T. Ellis, P. Pócs & M. J. Wiggington 2006 Bryophyte flora of the Chagos Archipelago. Journal of Bryology 28: 11-19.
  • Gombert, S., J. Asta & M. R. D. Seaward 2006. Lichens and tobacco plants as complementary biomonitors of air pollution in the Grenoble area (Isère, southeast France). Ecological Indicators 6: 429-443.
  • Samavat, H., G. Azizian, M. R. D. Seaward & S. M. R. Aghamiri 2006. Radionuclide content in human samples in the Ramsar area of Iran. International Journal of Low Radiation 3: 348-354.
  • Samavat, H., M. R. D. Seaward, S. M. R. Aghamiri & F. Reza-Nejad 2006. Radionuclide concentrations in the diet of residents in a high level natural radiation area of Iran. Radiat. Environ. Biophysics 45: 301-306.
  • Seaward, M. R. D. 2006. Biomonitors of environmental pollution: an appraisal of their effectiveness. Ecol. Chem. Eng. 13: 171-177.
  • Seaward, M. R. D. & A. Aptroot 2006. A preliminary checklist of lichens for the Seychelles group. J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 100: 765-781.
  • Seaward, M. R. D., Z. Iwatsuki & I. Yoshimura 2006. Lichenology [Centennial Volume].. J. Hattori Bot. Lab 100: 617-880.
  • Seaward, M. R. D., H. Samavat, S. M. R. Aghamiri & F. Reza-Nejad 2006. Radionuclide concentrations in the diet of residents in a high level natural radiation area of Iran. Radiation Environment and Biophysics 45: 301-306.
  • Seaward, M. R. D., H. Samavat, G. Azizian & S. M. R. Aghamiri 2006. Radionuclide content in human samples in the Ramsar area of Iran. International Journal of Low Radiation 3: 348-354.
  • Seaward, M. R. D. & H. J. M. Sipman 2006. An updated checklist of lichenized and lichenicolous fungi for Egypt. Willdenowia 36: 537-555.
  • Edwards, H. G. M., L. F. C. de Oliveira & M. R. D. Seaward 2005 FT-Raman spectroscopy of the Christmas wreath lichen, Cryptothecia rubrocincta (Ehrenb.:Fr.) Thor.. Lichenologist 37: 181-189.
  • Seaward, M. R. D., A. Henderson & C. J. B. Hitch 2005 Lichen flora of the West Yorkshire conurbation - supplement VII (1999-2004). Naturalist 130: 93-97.
  • Seaward, M. R. D., H. Samavat, S. M. R. Aghamiri & A. Shabestani 2005 210Po and 210Pb content in environmental and human body samples in the Ramsat area, Iran. In (ed.) International Congress Series 1276 (High Levels of Natural Radiation and Radon Areas: Radiation Dose and Health Effects): 225-226.
  • Gombert, S., J. Asta & M. R. D. Seaward 2005. The use of autecological and environmental parameters for establishing the status of lichen vegetation in a baseline study for a long-term monitoring survey. Environ. Pollut. 135: 501-514.
  • Seaward, M. R. D. 2005. Lichens. In M. J. Crawley (ed.) The Flora of Berkshire : 1241-1256. Harpenden: Brambleby Books
  • Seaward, M. R. D. 2005. Monitors of environmental pollution -an appraisal of their effectiveness. In M. Waclawek and W. Waclawek (ed.) Ksiega konferencyjna / Proceeding ECOpole '05: 253-256. Opole: Towarzystwo Chemii I Inzynierii Ekologicznej
  • Seaward, M. R. D. & A. Aptroot 2005. Hong Kong lichens collected on the United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition, 1853-1856. Bryologist 108: 282-286.
  • Seaward, M. R. D., A. Henderson & C. J. B. Hitch 2005. Lichen flora of the West Yorkshire conurbation - supplement VII (1999-2004). Naturalist 130: 93-97.
  • Seaward, M. R. D. & V. John 2005. A comparative study of the lichens of two cemeteries in Belgrade, Serbia. Mycologia Balcanica 2: 65-68.
  • Villar, S. E. J., H. G. M. Edwards & M. R. D. Seaward 2005. Raman spectroscopy of hot desert, high altitude epilithic lichens. Analyst 130: 730-737.
  • John, V., M. R. D. Seaward, H. J. M. Sipman & L. Zedda 2004 Lichens and lichenicolous fungi from Syria, including a first checklist. Herzogia 17: 157-177.
  • Seaward, M. R. D. 2004 The lichen flora of Hull, with particular reference to zonal distribution and environmental monitoring. Naturalist 129: 61-66.
  • Seaward, M. R. D. 2004 William Borrer, James Crombie, William Mudd, E. Adrian Woodruffe-Peacock. In B. Lightman (ed.) Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Scientists: 240-241, 500-551, 1433-1434, 2201-2202. London: Thoemmes Continuum Press
  • Villar, S. E. J., H. G. M. Edwards & M. R. D. Seaward 2004 Lichen biodeterioration of ecclesiastical monuments in northern Spain. Spectrochemica Acta, Part A 60: 1229-1237.
  • Watling, R. & M. R. D. Seaward 2004 Some fungi of Indian Ocean islands. Bot.J.Scotl. 56: 65-84.
  • Edwards, H. G. M., S. E. Jorge Villar, M. R. D. Seaward & L. L. St.Clair 2004. Raman spectroscopy of rock biodeterioration by the lichen Lecidea tessellata Flörke in an arid desert environment, Utah, USA. In L. L. Clair and M. R. D. Seaward (ed.) Biodeterioration of Stone Surfaces: 229-240. Dordrecht: Kluwer
  • Gombert, S., J. Asta & M. R. D. Seaward 2004. Assessment of lichen diversity by index of atmospheric purity (IAP), index of human impact (IHI) and other environmental factors in an urban area (Grenoble, southeast France). Sci. Total Environ. 324: 183-199.
  • Piervittori, R., O. Salvadori & M. R. D. Seaward 2004. Lichens and monuments: an analytical bibliography. In L. L. Clair and M. R. D. Seaward (ed.) Biodeterioration of Stone Surfaces: 241-282. Dordrecht: Kluwer
  • Samavat, H. & M. R. D. Seaward 2004. 210Po concentration in urine of residents in a high level background radiation area in Iran. International Journal of Low Radiation 1: 279-284.
  • Samavat, H., M. R. D. Seaward, D. H. Gonzales & G. Azizian 2004. Application of conventional chromosomal aberration and fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) translocation in the assessment of occupationally derived irradiation. Iran. J. Radiat. Res. 1: 195-198.
  • Seaward, M. R. D. 2004. Bibliography of Richard Spruce. In t. A.R. Wallace, S. Nagasawa and S. Osone (ed.) Notes of a Botanist on the Amazon & Andes (1908) by Richard Spruce : 378-388. Tokyo: Tsukiji-Shokan Publishing
  • Seaward, M. R. D. 2004. A checklist of Lincolnshire lichens. Trans. Lincs. Nat. Un. 26: 26-30 39-40.
  • Seaward, M. R. D. 2004. Lichens and hypertrophication (Plenary Address). In P. Lambley and P. Wolseley (ed.) Lichens in a Changing Pollution Environment : 9-12. Peterborough: English Nature Research Report no.525
  • Seaward, M. R. D. 2004. The use of lichens for environmental impact assessment. Symbiosis 37: 293-305.
  • Seaward, M. R. D. 2004. Studying the Farlow Lichen Collections from the British Isles. Newsletter Friends of the Farlow 43: 1-5.
  • Seaward, M. R. D. 2004. Lichens as subversive agents of biodeterioration. In L. L. Clair and M. R. D. Seaward (ed.) Biodeterioration of Stone Surfaces : 9-18. Dordrecht: Kluwer
  • Seaward, M. R. D. & A. Aptroot 2004. Four Seychelles lichens new to science. Lichenologist 36: 119-124.
  • Seaward, M. R. D. & B. J. Coppins 2004. Lichens and hypertrophication. Bibl. Lichenol. 88: 561-572.
  • Seaward, M. R. D. & L. Lowell 2004. Lower plants. In M. Edmunds, T. Mitcham and G. Morries (ed.) Wildlife of Lancashire: 100-108. Lancaster: Carnegie Publishing / The Lancashire Wildlife Trust
  • Seaward, M. R. D., H. J. M. Sipman, M. Schultz, A. A. Maassoumi, M. H. Moniri Anbaran & M. Sohrabi 2004. A preliminary lichen checklist for Iran. Willdenowia 34: 543-576.
  • St.Clair, L. L. & M. R. D. Seaward 2004. Biodeterioration of rock substrata by lichens: progress and problems. In L. L. St.Clair and M. R. D. Seaward (ed.) Biodeterioration of Stone Surfaces: 1-8. Dordrecht: Kluwer
  • St.Clair, L. L. & M. R. D. Seaward (ed.) 2004. Biodeterioration of Stone Surfaces. Dordrecht: Kluwer.
  • Aptroot, A. & M. R. D. Seaward 2003. Freshwater lichens. In C. K. M. Tsui and K. D. Hyde (ed.) Freshwater Mycology: 101-110. Hong Kong: Fungal Diversity Press
  • Edwards, H. G. M., M. R. D. Seaward, S. J. Attwood, S. J. Little, L. F. C. de Oliveira & M. Tretiach 2003. FT-Raman spectroscopy of lichens on dolomitic rocks: an assessment of metal oxalate formation. Analyst 128: 1218-1221.
  • Gombert, S., J. Asta & M. R. D. Seaward 2003. Correlation between the nitrogen concentration of two epiphytic lichens and traffic density in an urban area. Environ. Pollut. 123: 281-290.
  • Seaward, M. R. D. 2003. Lichen herbarium at The Manchester Museum: 1. Collectors. Naturalist 128: 41-47.
  • Seaward, M. R. D. 2003. Lichens, agents of monumental destruction. Microbiology Today 30: 110-112.
  • Seaward, M. R. D. 2003. Lichens as monitors of air pollution at Risby Warren adjacent to Scunthorpe steelworks, North Lincolnshire. In (ed.) The Year-Book of the Coke Oven Managers' Association 2003: 127-144. Scunthorpe: Coke Oven Managers' Association
  • Seaward, M. R. D. & A. Aptroot 2003. Lichens of Silhouette Island (Seychelles). Bibl. Lichenol. 86: 423-439.
  • Seaward, M. R. D. & B. J. Coppins 2003. Lichen Herbarium of John Ralfs (1807-1890) in Swansea Museum. Minerva 11: 48-54.
  • Edwards, H. G. M., J. M. Holder, M. R. D. Seaward & D. A. Robinson 2002. Raman spectroscopic study of lichen- assisted weathering of sandstone outcrops in the High Atlas Mountains, Morocco. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 33: 449-454.
  • Jezierski, A., F. Czechowski, M. Jerzykiewicz, I. Golonk, J. Drozd, E. Bylinska, Y. Chen & M. R. D. Seaward 2002. Quantitative EPR study on free radicals in the natural polyphenols interacting with metal ions and other environmental pollutants. Spectrochimica Acta, part A 58: 1293-1300.
  • Seaward, M. R. D. 2002. William Borrer (1781-1862), Father of British Lichenology. Bryologist 105: 70-77.
  • Seaward, M. R. D. 2002. An early visit by a lichenologist to Diego Garcia. Chagos News 18: 2-4.
  • Seaward, M. R. D. 2002. Lichens as monitors of radioelements. In P. L. Nimis, C. Scheidegger and P. A. Wolseley (ed.) Monitoring with Lichens - Monitoring Lichens: 85-96. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic
  • Seaward, M. R. D., A. Aptroot & F. A. Harrington 2002. The lichens of Aldabra, with comments on their distribution. Bryologist 105: 473-477.
  • Al-Shayeb, S. M. & M. R. D. Seaward 2001 Heavy-metal content of roadside soils along ring road in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia). Asian J.Chem. 13: 407-423.
  • Al-Shayeb, S. M. & M. R. D. Seaward 2001. Heavy-metal distribution in soil profiles in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia). Asian J.Chem. 13: 424-438.
  • Seaward, M. R. D. 2001. Lichen Atlas of the British Isles. In M. R. D. Seward (ed.) Fascicle: London: British Lichen Society
  • Seaward, M. R. D. 2001. Lichens as monitors of the Chernobyl disaster: a review. Acta Univ. Wratislav. prace Bot. 79: 35-48.
  • Seaward, M. R. D. 2001. Lichen conservation: monuments and urban habitats. In A. Fletcher (ed.) Lichen Habitat Management : 15/1-5. London: British Lichen Society
  • Seaward, M. R. D. 2001. E. Adrian Woodruffe-Peacock (1858-1922): a pioneer ecologist. Archives Nat. Hist. 28: 59-69.
  • Seaward, M. R. D., C. Giacobini, M. R. Giuliani & A. Roccardi 2001. The role of lichens in the biodeterioration of ancient monuments with particular reference to Central Italy. Int. Biodet. Biodegrad. [Reprint of paper in 25: 49-55 (1989)] 48: 202-208.
  • Seaward, M. R. D. & A. Pentecost 2001. Lichen flora of the Malham Tarn area. Fld Studies 10: 57-92.
  • Aghamiri, S. M. R. & M. R. D. Seaward 2000 How can exposure to indoor radon be reduced?. In WONUC (ed.) Effects of low and very low doses of ionizing radiation on human health: 227-237. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science
  • Aghimiri, S. M. R., M. R. D. Seaward & M. Beitollahi 2000. Soil-to-plant 226Ra concentration ratio in elevated natural radiation areas in Iran. In WONUC (ed.) Effects of low and very low doses of ionizing radiation on human health: 193-202. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science
  • Al-Shayeb, S. M. & M. R. D. Seaward 2000. Sampling standardisation of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) leaflets as a biomonitor of metal pollutants in arid environments. Asian J. Chem. 12: 977-989.
  • Al-Shayeb, S. M. & M. R. D. Seaward 2000. The date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) fibre as a biomonitor of lead and other elements in arid environments. Asian J. Chem. 12: 954-966.
  • Chu, F. J., M. R. D. Seaward & I. J. Hodgkiss 2000. Effects of wave exposure and aspect on Hong Kong supralittoral lichens. Lichenologist 32: 155-170.
  • John, V., M. R. D. Seaward & J. W. Beatty 2000. A neglected lichen collection from Turkey: Berkhamsted School Expedition 1971. Turk. J. Bot. 24: 239-248.
  • Prieto, B., H. G. M. Edwards & M. R. D. Seaward 2000. A Fourier Transform-Raman spectroscopic study of lichen strategies on granite monuments. Geomicrobiol. J. 17: 55-60.
  • Seaward, M. R. D. 2000. Lichen Atlas of the British Isles. In M. R. D. Seaward (ed.) Fascicle: London: British Lichen Society
  • Seaward, M. R. D. 2000. Richard Spruce, botânico e desbravador da América do Sul. Historia Ciências Saude 7: 379-390.
  • Seaward, M. R. D. & A. Aptroot 2000. The lichen flora of the Chagos Archipelago, including a comparison with other island and coastal tropical floras. Tropical Bryol 18: 185-198.
  • Seaward, M. R. D. & D. H. S. Richardson 2000. Lichens of Lambay Island. Glasra 4: 1-6.

 

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