Bowles AMC, Williamson CJ, Williams TA, Lenton TL, Donoghue PCJ (2022) The origin and early evolution of plants. Trends in Plant Sciences.

Perini L, Gostinčar C, Likar M, Frisvad JC, Kostanjšek R, Nicholes M, Williamson CJ, Anesio AM, Zalar P, Gunde-Cimerman N (2022) Interactions of fungi and algae from the Greenland Ice Sheet. Microbial Ecology.

Holland A, Williamson CJ, Tedstone AJ, Anesio AM, Tranter M (2022) Dissolved nitrogen speciation and concentration during spring thaw in the Greenland Ice Sheet dark zone: evidence for microbial activity. Frontiers in Earth Science. 10:711560. doi: 10.3389/feart.2022.711560 

Irvine-Fynn T, Bunting P, Cook JM, Hubbard A, Barrand NE, Hanna E, Jardy A, Hodson A, Holt TO, Huss M, McQuaid J, Nilsson J, Naegeli K, Roberts O, Ryan J, Tedstone AJ, Tranter M, Williamson CJ (2022) Temporal resolution of surface reflectance supersedes spatial resolution in defining Greenland’s bare-ice albedo. Remote Sensing. 14 (1) 62


Williamson CJ, Turpin-Jelfs T, Nicholes MJ, Yallop ML, Anesio AM, Tranter M (2021) Macro-nutrient stoichiometry of glacier algae from the southwestern margin of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Frontiers in Plant Science 12: 911

Irvine-Fynn TDL, Edwards A, Stevens IT, Mitchell AC, Bunting P, Box JE, Cameron KA, Cook JM, Naegeli K, Rassner SME, Ryan JC, Stibal M, Williamson CJ, Hubbard A (2021) Storage and export of microbial biomass across the western Greenland Ice Sheet. Nature Communications 12: 3960

McCutcheon J, Lutz S, Williamson C, Cook J, Tedstone A, Vanderstraeten A, Wilson S, Stockdale A, Bonneville S, Anesio A, Yallop M, Cricket J, Tranter M, Benning L (2021) Mineral phosphorous drives glacier algal blooms on the Greenland Ice Sheet. Nature Communications 12: 570


Yesson C, Bian X, Williamson C, Briscoe A, Brodie J (2020) Mitochondrial and plastid genome variability of Corallina officinalis (Corallinales, Rhodophyta). Applied Phycology 1: 73-79

Poniecka EA, Bagshaw E, Sass H, Segar A, Webster G, Williamson C, Anesio A, Tranter M (2020) Physiological capabilities of cryoconite hole microorganisms. Frontiers in Microbiology 11: 1783

Nicholes MJ, Williamson C, Tranter M, Holland A, Yallop M, Anesio A (2020) Photodegradation and biodegradation of dissolved organic matter on the surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Biogeosciences Discussions: 1-31

Williamson C, Cook J, Tedstone A, Yallop M, McCutcheon J, Poniecka E, Campbell D, Irvine-Fynn T, McQuaid J, Tranter M, Perkins R, Anesio A (2020) Algal photo physiology drives darkening and melt of the Greenland Ice Sheet. PNAS 117(11): 5694-5705

Tedstone A, Cook J, Williamson C, Hofer S, McCutcheon J, Irvine-Fynn T, Gribbin T, Tranter M (2020) Algal growth and weathering crust state drive variability in western Greenland Ice Sheet ice albedo. The Cryosphere 14(2): 521-538

Cook J, Tedstone A, Williamson C, McCutcheon J, Hodson A, Dayal A, Skiles McK, Hofer S, Bryant R, McAree O, McGonigle A, Ryan J, Anesio A, Irvine-Fynn T, Hubbard A, Hanna E, Flanner M, Mayanna S, Benning L, van As D, Yallop M, McQuaid J, Gribbin T, Tranter M (2020) Glacier algae accelerate melt rates on the south-western Greenland Ice Sheet. The Cryosphere 14: 309-330

Holland A, Pinto B, Layton R, Williamson C, Anesio A, Vogel T, Larose C, Tranter M (2020) Over winter microbial processes in a Svalbard snow pack: an experimental approach. Frontiers in Microbiology 11: 1029

Hassan N, Anesio A, Rafiq M, Holtvoeth J, Bull I, Williamson C, Hasan F (2020) Cell membrane fatty acid and pigment composition of the psychrotolerant cyanobacterium Nodularia spumigena CHS1 isolated from Hopar Glacier, Pakistan. Extremophiles 24(1): 135-145


Holland A, Williamson C, Sgouridis F, Tedstone A, McCutcheon J, Cook J, Poniecka E, Yallop M, Tranter M, Anesio A (2019) Dissolved organic nutrients dominate melting surface ice of the Dark Zone (Greenland Ice Sheet). Biogeosciences 16: 3282-3296

Williamson C, Cameron K, Cook J, Zarsky J, Stibal M, Edwards A (2019) Glacier algae: a dark past and a darker future. Frontiers in Microbiology 10: 524

Perini L, Gostinčar C, Anesio A, Williamson C, Tranter M, Gunde-Cimerman N (2019) Darkening of the Greenland Ice Sheet: fungal abundance and diversity are associated with algal bloom. Frontiers in Microbiology 10: 557

Cook J, Flanner M, Williamson C, Skiles McK (2019) Bio-optical properties of terrestrial snow and ice. Springer Series in Light Scattering: 129-163

Nicholes M, Williamson C, Tranter M, Holland A, Poniecka E, Yallop M, Anesio A (2019) Bacterial dynamics in supraglacial habitats of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Frontiers in Microbiology 10: 1366.


Chrismas N, Williamson C, Yallop M, Anesio A, Sánchex-Baracaldo P (2018) Photoecology of the Antarctic cyanobacterium Leptolyngbya sp. BC1307 brought to light through community analysis, comparative genomics and in vitro photo physiology. Molecular Ecology 27(24): 5279-5293

Perkins R, Williamson C, Lavaud J, Mouget J-L, Campbell A (2018) Time-dependent up regulation of electron transport with concomitant induction of regulated excitation dissipation in Haslea diatoms. Photosynthesis research 137(3): 377-388

Williamson C, Perkins R, Yallop M, Peteiro C, Sanchez N, Gunnarsson K, Gamble M, Brodie J (2018) Photoacclimation and photo regulation strategies of Corallina (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) across the NE Atlantic. European Journal of Phycology 53(3): 290-306

Yesson C, Jackson A, Russell S, Williamson C, Brodie J (2018) SNPs reveal geographical population structure of Corallina officials (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). European Journal of Phycology 53(2): 180-188

Williamson C, Anesio A, Cook J, Tedstone A, Poniecka E, Holland A, Fagan D, Tranter M, Yallop M (2018) Ice algal bloom development on the surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 94(3): fiy025

Poniecka E, Bagshaw E, Tranter M, Sass H, Williamson C, Anesio A (2018) Rapid development of anoxic niches in supraglacial ecosystems. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 50(1): S100015


Cook J, Hodson A, Gardner A, Flanner M, Tedstone A, Williamson C, Irvine-Fynn T, Nilsson J, Bryant R, Tranter M (2017) Quantifying bioalbedo: a new physically based model and discussions of empirical methods for characterizing biological influence on ice and snow albedo. The Cryosphere 11(6): 2611-2632

Tedstone A, Bamber J, Cook J, Williamson C, Fettweis X, Hodson A, Tranter M (2017) Dark ice dynamics of the south-west Greenland Ice Sheet. The Cryosphere 11(6): 2491-2506

Williamson C, Perkins R, Voller M, Yallop M, Brodie J (2017) The regulation of coralline algal physiology, an in situ study of Corallina officinalis (Corallinales, Rhodophyta). Biogeosciences 14: 4485-4498

Perkins R, Bagshaw E, Mol L, Williamson C, Fagan D, Gamble M, Yallop M (2017) Photoacclimation by Arctic cryoconite phototrophs. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 93(5): fix018


Brodie J, Williamson C, Barker G, Walker R, Briscoe A, Yallop M (2016) Characterizing the microbiome of Corallina officinals, a dominant calcified intertidal red alga. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 92(8): fiw110

Bagshaw E, Wadham J, Tranter M, Perkins R, Morgan A, Williamson C, Fountain A, Fitzsimons S, Dubnick A (2016) Response of Antarctic cryoconite microbial communities to light. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 92(6): fiw076

Perkins R, Williamson C, Brodie J, Barille L, Launeau P, Lavaud J, Yallop M, Jesus B (2016) Microspatial variability in community structure and photo physiology of calcified macroalgal microbiomes revealed by coupling of hyper spectral and high-resolution fluorescence imaging. Scientific Reports 6: 22343

Williamson C, Yesson C, Briscoe A, Brodie J (2016) Complete mitochondrial genome of the geniculate calcified red alga, Corallina officinalis (Corallinales, Rhodophyta). Mitochondrial DNA Part B 1(1): 326-327

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