Dr Dave Parry
BSc MSc PhD
Institute of Marine Studies, University of Plymouth
consultant, Seabed Informatics Ltd
(University of Plymouth) Quantification of marine megafaunal
distribution patterns using a Remotely Operated Vehicle
M.Sc Applied Marine Science (University of Plymouth)
Zoology (International) (University of Leeds; McMaster University,
|| My Ph.D. research
was concerned with quantifying the spatial patterns of benthic
megafaunal assemblages to investigate whether the distribution
of bioturbating fauna may be used as a surrogate for predicting
and mapping infaunal community structure and ecosystem function.
I am particularly interested in applying landscape ecology
theory in the marine environment and using underwater imaging
from remotely operated vehicles in benthic biological research.
experience of sampling techniques including video and still
photography, remotely operated vehicles,
acoustics, trawls, dredges, grabs and corers.
of working in temperate and tropical subtidal, intertidal
and estuarine environments.
knowledge of the identification of marine invertebrates.
knowledge of statistical analysis from univariate techniques
to multivariate community data analysis using PRIMER software
and geostatistical techniques such as Moran's I
and rank correlograms for analysis of spatial autocorrelation.
Institute of Marine Studies, University of Plymouth, UK.
Associate consultant, Seabed Informatics Ltd
||Scientific Officer, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, United
Kingdom and Ranong Coastal Resource Research Station,
Ranong Province, Thailand.
Officer, Marine Biological Association, Plymouth, United
|Sept. 1997 July 1998
||Benthic Research Assistant, Plymouth Marine Laboratory,
Scientific Assistant, Tampa Bay Study Group, Florida,
Parry, D.M., Kendall,
M.A., Pilgrim, D.A., Jones, M.B. (2003) Identification of patch structure within marine
benthic landscapes using a Remotely Operated Vehicle. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology,
Solan, M., Germano, J.D., Rhoads, D.C., Smith,
C.J., Michaud, E., Parry,
F., Kennedy, R., Henriques, C., Battle, E.J.V., Carey, D.A.,
Iocco, L., Valente, R.M., Watson, J., Rosenberg, R. (2003). Towards a greater understanding of pattern, scale and process
in marine benthic systems: a picture is worth a thousand worms. Journal
of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 285-286,
Raffaelli, D., Bell, E., Weithoff, G., Matsumoto,
A.K., Cruz-Motta, J.J., Kershaw, P., Parker, E.R., Parry,
D.M., Jones, M.B. (2003). The ups and downs of benthic ecology: considerations of scale,
heterogeneity and surveillance for benthic-pelagic coupling. Journal
of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 285286, 191203.
Parry, D.M., Nickell,
L.A., Kendall, M.A., Burrows, M.T., Pilgrim, D.A., Jones, M.B.
(2002) Comparison of abundance
and spatial distribution of burrowing megafauna from diver and
Remotely Operated Vehicle observations. Marine Ecology
Progress Series, 244,
Pilgrim, D.A., Parry,
D.M., Jones, M.B., Kendall, M.A. (2000). ROV image scaling with laser spot patterns. Underwater
Parry, D.M., Kendall,
M.A., Rowden, A.A., Widdicombe, S. (1999).
body size distribution patterns of marine benthic macrofauna
assemblages from contrasting sediment types.
Journal of the Marine Biological Association
of the United Kingdom, 79, 793-801.
D.A., Parry, D.M.,
Remmer, S (2001) The underwater optics
of Abiss (Autonomous Benthic Image Scaling System). Ocean
Optics 6, Institute of Physics, London, 9th October 2001
Parry, D.M., Jones, M.B., Kendall,
M.A., Pilgrim, D.A. (2000) Quantitative investigation of megafaunal distribution using
remotely operated vehicles. Porcupine Marine Natural
History Society Newsletter, 5,
D.A., Duke A., Parry,
D.M., Symes, G (2000) Diver/UUV
underwater measurement system. 3rd DERA
Image Processing and Interpretation Conference, DERA Malvern,
Parry, D.M., Kendall, M.A.,
Pilgrim, D.A., Jones, M.B. (2001). Quantitative spatial and temporal distribution patterns of
bioturbating megafauna using a Remotely Operated Vehicle. 36th European Marine Biology
Symposium. 17-22 September,
Parry, D.M., Kendall,
M.A., Jones, M.B., Pilgrim, D.A. (2000). Image scaling aids identification of sediment
structures observed by Remotely Operated Vehicles. Porcupine Marine Natural History Society Meeting:
Approaches to Identification. 17-19 March, Plymouth, United