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Nicholls, SM; Aubrey, W; Edwards, A; de Grave, K; Huws, S; Schietgat, L; Soares, A; Creevey, CJ; Clare A. (2017) Computational haplotype recovery and long-read validation identifies novel isoforms of industrially relevant enzymes from natural microbial communities. BioRxiv

Edwards, A*; Soares, A; Rassner, S.M.E.; Green, P.; Felix, J; Mitchell AC (2017) Deep sequencing: intra-terrestrial metagenomics illustrates the potential of off-grid nanopore DNA sequencing BioRxiv

Edwards, A*; Debbonaire, A.R.; Sattler, B; Mur, L.A.J; Hodson, A.J. (2016) Extreme metagenomics using nanopore DNA sequencing: a field report from Svalbard, 78 N. BioRxiv

Edited Volume
Edwards, A* & Cameron, K.A. 2017. Microbial life in supraglacial environments. In: Psychrophiles: From Biodiversity to Biotechnology. Ed: Margesin, R.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Cook, J.M., Sweet, M., Cavalli, O, Taggart, A., Edwards, A. 2017 Topographic shading and supraglacial hydrology influence cryoconite morphodynamics and carbon exchange Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research. Accepted.
Segawa T., Yonezawa T., Edwards A, Akiyoshi, A., Tanaka, S., Uetake, J., Irvine-Fynn, T.D.L., Fukui, K., Li, Z., Takeuchi, N. 2017. Biogeography of cryoconite forming cyanobacteria on polar and Asian glaciers. Journal of Biogeography. 00:1–13.
Ryan, J.C., Hubbard, A., Box, J.E., Brough, S., Cameron, K., Cook, J.M., Cooper, M., Doyle, S.H., Edwards, A., Holt, T., Irvine-Fynn, T., Jones, C., Pitcher, L.H., Rennermalm, Å.K., Smith, L.C., Stibal, M., Snooke, N. 2017. Derivation of high spatial resolution albedo products from UAV digital images: application over the Southwest Greenland Ice Sheet. Frontiers in Earth Science 10.3389/feart.2017.00040
Lutz, S., Anesio, A.M., Edwards, A., Benning, L.G. 2017. Linking microbial diversity and functionality of arctic glacial surface habitats. Environmental Microbiology 19: 551–565.
Lutz, S.; Anesio, A.M.; Raiswell, R.; Edwards, A.; Newton, R.; Gill, F.; & L.G. Benning. (2016). The Biogeography of red snow microbiomes and their role in melting Arctic glaciers. Nature Communications 7:11968 | DOI: 10.1038/ncomms11968
Rassner, S.M., Anesio, A.M; Girdwood, S.; Hell, K., Gokul, J.; Whitworth, D.E.; Edwards, A*. (2016). Can the bacterial community of a High Arctic glacier escape viral control? Frontiers in Microbiology . 7:956
Gokul, J.K., Hodson, A.J., Saetnan, E.R., Irvine-Fynn, T.D.L., Westall, P.J., Detheridge, A.P., Takeuchi, N., Bussell, J.S., Mur, L.A.J., Edwards, A*. (2016) Taxon interactions control the distributions of cryoconite bacteria colonizing a High Arctic ice cap. Molecular Ecology DOI: 10.1111/mec.13715
Cook, J., Edwards, A*., Bulling, M., Mur, L.A.J., Cook, S., Gokul, J.K., Cameron, K.A., Sweet, M., Irvine-Fynn, T.D.L. (2016) Metabolome-mediated biocryomorphic evolution promotes carbon fixation in Greenland cryoconite holes. Environmental Microbiology. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13349
Pearce, D.A…Edwards, A. and 27 others as the Antarctic Aerobiology Consortium. (2016) Aerobiology over Antarctica. Frontiers in Microbiology. 7:16
Douglas, J.L., Worgan, H., Easton, G.R., Poret, L., Wolf, B., Edwards, A., Davies, E., Ross, D., McEwan, N. (2016) Microbes in the digestive tract of sheep breeds. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 120:1382-9.
Cook, J., Edwards, A., Takeuchi, N., Irvine-Fynn, T.D.L. (2016). Cryoconite: the dark biological secret of the cryosphere. Progress in Physical Geography.
Cook, J., Edwards,A.,  Hubbard. A. (2015) Biocryomorphology: integrating microbial forcings with surface hydrology and roughness of glaciers. Frontiers in Earth Science.
Hill, R., Saetnan, E.R., Scullion, J., Gwynn-Jones, D., Ostle, N., Edwards, A*. (2015) Temporal and spatial influences incur reconfiguration of Arctic soil bacterial community structure. Environmental Microbiology DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.13017.
Lutz, S., Anesio, A.M., Edwards, A., Benning, L.G. (2015) Microbial diversity on Icelandic glaciers and ice caps. Frontiers in Microbiology. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00307.
Stibal, M, Godzeriler, E., Cameron, K.A., Box, J.E., Stevens, I.T., Gokul, J.K., Schostag, M., Zarsky, J.D., Edwards, A., Irvine-Fynn, T.D.L., Jacobsen, C.S. (2015) Microbial abundance in surface ice on the Greenland Ice Sheet. Frontiers in Microbiology. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00225
Edwards A* (2015) Coming in from the cold: Microbial threats from the cryosphere. Frontiers in Earth Science. doi: 10.3389/feart.2015.00012
Edwards, A* & Cook, S. (2015) Microbial dynamics in glacier forefield soils show succession isn’t just skin deep. Molecular Ecology 24: 963–966.
Irvine-Fynn, T.D.L. Edwards, A., Mitchell, A.C. (2015) Is there life on glaciers? Geography Review 2015:38-41
Ransom-Jones, E., Jones, D.L., Edwards, A., and McDonald, J.E. (2014) Environmental Distribution and Diversity of Members of the Cellulolytic Bacterial Phylum Fibrobacteres. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 37:7 502-509 DOI: 10.1016/j.syapm.2014.06.001
Edwards, A*.; Irvine-Fynn, T.D.L.; Mitchell, A.C.; Rassner, S.M.;  A germ theory for glacial systems? Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews (WIREs) Water. 1:4 331-340  DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1029.
Blackwell, N.L.; Edwards, A.; Perkins, W.T.; Etifeddiaeth gweithgareddau mwyngloddio ym maes glo de Cymru: llygredd dŵr, ffurfiant mwynau haearn ac opsiynau glanhau dŵr cyffredin. Gwerddon 18:55-72. = The legacy of mining activities in the South Wales Coal Field: water pollution, formation of iron minerals and options for water remediation. Welsh Medium
Langford, H.J.; Irvine-Fynn, T.D.L.; Edwards, A.; Banwart, S.A.; Hodson, A.J. (2014). A spatial investigation of the environmental controls over cryoconite aggregation on Longyearbreen glacier, Svalbard. Biogeosciences 11, 3423-3463, doi:10.5194/bgd-11-3423-2014
Edwards, A*, Mur, L.A.J., Girdwood, S.N., Anesio, A.M., Stibal, M., Rassner, S.M.E., Hell, K., Pachebat, J.A., Post, B., Bussell, J.S., Cameron, S.J.S., Griffith, G.W., Hodson, A.J., & Sattler, B. (2014). Coupled cryoconite ecosystem structure-function relationships are revealed by comparing bacterial communities in alpine and Arctic glaciers. FEMS Microbiology Ecology  DOI: 10.1111/1574-6941.12283
Irvine-Fynn, T. D. L. & Edwards, A*. (2014). A frozen asset: The potential of flow cytometry in constraining the glacial biome. Cytometry, 85: 3–7. doi: 10.1002/cyto.a.22411
Hell, K.; Edwards, A*.; Zarsky, J.; Podmirseg, S.M.; Girdwood, S; Pachebat, J.A.; Insam, H.; & B. Sattler. (2013) The dynamic bacterial communities of a melting High Arctic glacier snowpack. ISME Journal. 7, 1814–1826
Edwards, A.*; Pachebat, J.A.; Swain, M., Hegarty, M., Hodson, A.J., Irvine-Fynn, T.D.L, Rassner, S.M.E., & B. Sattler A metagenomic snapshot of taxonomic and functional diversity in an Alpine glacier cryoconite ecosystem. Environmental Research Letters, 8:035003 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/3/035003
Blackwell, N. L., Perkins, W. T., Edwards, A., Johnson, D. B., Hallberg, K. B., Griffith, G., Bearcock, J. M. a Palumbo-Roe, B. (2013). The reactivity of microbially-reduce goethite: assessing the potential of a naturally-occurring waste material for mine drainage remediation. Mineralogical Magazine, 77 (5), 713
Edwards, A.*; Rassner, S.M.; Anesio, A.M.; Worgan, H.J.; Irvine-Fynn, T.; Williams, H.; Sattler, B.; & G.W. Griffith. (2013) Contrasts between the cryoconite and ice-marginal bacterial communities of Svalbard glaciers. Polar Research. 32: 19468
Edwards, A.; Douglas, B.; Anesio, A.M.; Rassner, S.M.; Irvine-Fynn, T., Sattler, B. & Griffith, G.W. (2012) A distinctive fungal community inhabiting cryoconite holes on glaciers in Svalbard. Fungal Ecology 6:168-176
Edwards, A.; Rassner, S.M., Irvine-Fynn, T.;  Williams, H. & G.W. Griffith (2012) Ailgreu ecosystemau uwchrewlifol olaf Cymru Gwerddon 12:1 =Reconstructing the last supraglacial ecosystems of Wales. Welsh Medium
Irvine-Fynn, T.; Edwards, A.; Hodson, A.J.; Rassner, S.M., Langford, H.; Newton, S.; Telling, J., Anesio A.M. (2012). Microbial cell budgets of an Arctic glacier surface quantified using flow cytometry. Environmental Microbiology 14:2998-3012.
Dougal, K.., Harris, P.A., Edwards, A., Pachebat, J.A., Blackmore, T.M., Worgan, H.J., Newbold, C.J. (2012) A comparison of the microbiome and metabolome of different regions of the equine hindgut. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2012.01441.x
Edwards, A; Anesio, A.M.; Rassner, S.M.; Sattler, B.; Hubbard, B.P.; Perkins, W.T.; Young, M. and Griffith, G.W. (2011) Possible interactions between bacterial diversity, microbial activity and supraglacial hydrology of cryoconite holes in Svalbard. ISME Journal.  5:150-160.
Pre-PhD award:
Griffith, G. W., Easton, G. L., Detheridge, A., Roderick, K., Edwards, A., Worgan, H. J., Nicholson, J. & Perkins, W. T. (2007). Copper deficiency in potato dextrose agar causes reduced pigmentation in cultures of various fungi. FEMS Microbiology Letters 276, 165-171