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Dr Daniel Padfield

Dr Daniel Padfield

Postdoctoral Researcher

 Environment and Sustainability Institute Desk 89, Room 2.03

 

Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

Overview

I am an ecologist with broad interests that span climate change, evolution, and community ecology. The common thread throughout my research so far has been the impacts of climate change on the biosphere, primarily on phytoplankton and bacteria. I now work primarily on bacteria with Angus Buckling and his talented and lovely lab group. I am investigating how host-parasite interactions will change under warming, using the bacteria, Pseudomonas fluorescens and its lytic phage. Other work I have been doing includes the importance of rapid evolution of diversity in impacting community structure and community coalescence, an emerging area of research examining the dynamics of whole microbial communities mixing.

During my PhD with Gabriel Yvon-Durocher, I explored how warming will alter rates of photosynthesis and respiration in phytoplankton. To do this, I combined ideas from metabolic theory and experimental approaches from studying Icelandic streams to experimental evolution.

I an avid R programmer, and have experience in bioinformatics from 16S sequencing to de novo genome assembly. If you have any questions about my code from publications or my R packages please get in touch! 

In life, I live in Cornwall, UK, and have a chronically ill partner, Sophia, who lives with her parents in Cheltenham Spa. I maintain a twitter thread documenting her struggle and our life. We love watching the garden birds together (although she is only well enough to watch from the windown once a day at the moment). We also have a very cute sausage dog called Copper.

Research

Publications

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Publications by category


Journal articles

Hesse E, Padfield D, Bayer F, van Veen EM, Bryan CG, Buckling A (In Press). Anthropogenic remediation of heavy metals selects against natural microbial remediation.  Abstract.
Padfield D, Buckling A, Yvon-Durocher G, Lowe C, Warfield R (In Press). Linking phytoplankton community metabolism to the individual size distribution. Ecology Letters
Yvon-Durocher G, Padfield D, Buckling A, Lowe C, Ffrench-Constant R, Schaum E (In Press). Metabolic compensation constrains the temperature dependence of gross primary production. Ecology Letters
Castledine M, Padfield D, Sierocinski P, Soria Pascual J, Hughes A, Mäkinen L, Friman V-P, Pirnay J-P, Merabishvili M, De Vos D, et al (In Press). Parallel evolution of phage resistance - virulence trade - offs during in vitro and nasal Pseudomonas aeruginosa phage treatment.  Abstract.
Padfield D, Castledine M, Pennycook J, Hesse E, Buckling A (In Press). Short-term relative invader growth rate predicts long-term equilibrium proportion in a stable, coexisting microbial community.  Abstract.
Padfield D, Castledine M, Buckling A (In Press). Temperature-dependent changes to host-parasite interactions alter the thermal performance of a bacterial host.  Abstract.
Padfield D, Lowe C, Buckling A, Ffrench-Constant R, Schaum E, Jennings S, Shelley F, Ólafsson JS, Yvon-Durocher G (In Press). Thermal adaptation constrains the temperature dependence of ecosystem metabolism.  Abstract.
van Houte S, Padfield D, Gómez P, Luján AM, Brockhurst MA, Paterson S, Buckling A (2021). Compost spatial heterogeneity promotes evolutionary diversification of a bacterium. J Evol Biol, 34(2), 246-255. Abstract.  Author URL.
Sierocinski P, Soria Pascual J, Padfield D, Salter M, Buckling A (2021). The impact of propagule pressure on whole community invasions in biomethane-producing communities. iScience, 24(6). Abstract.
Barneche DR, Hulatt CJ, Dossena M, Padfield D, Woodward G, Trimmer M, Yvon-Durocher G (2021). Warming impairs trophic transfer efficiency in a long-term field experiment. Nature, 592(7852), 76-79.
Padfield D, O'Sullivan H, Pawar S (2021). rTPC and nls.multstart: a new pipeline to fit thermal performance curves in r. METHODS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 12(6), 1138-1143. Author URL.
Silk MJ, McDonald RA, Delahay RJ, Padfield D, Hodgson DJ (2020). CMR. net. : An. r. package to derive networks of social interactions and movement from mark–recapture data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 12(1), 70-75.
Castledine M, Sierocinski P, Padfield D, Buckling A (2020). Community coalescence: an eco-evolutionary perspective. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, 375(1798). Abstract.  Author URL.
Padfield D, Vujakovic A, Paterson S, Griffiths R, Buckling A, Hesse E (2020). Evolution of diversity explains the impact of pre-adaptation of a focal species on the structure of a natural microbial community. ISME J, 14(11), 2877-2889. Abstract.  Author URL.
Castledine M, Padfield D, Buckling A (2020). Experimental (co)evolution in a multi-species microbial community results in local maladaptation. Ecol Lett, 23(11), 1673-1681. Abstract.  Author URL.
McNicol CM, Bavin D, Bearhop S, Bridges J, Croose E, Gill R, Goodwin CED, Lewis J, MacPherson J, Padfield D, et al (2020). Postrelease movement and habitat selection of translocated pine martens Martes martes. ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 10(11), 5106-5118. Author URL.
Padfield D, Castledine M, Buckling A (2020). Temperature-dependent changes to host-parasite interactions alter the thermal performance of a bacterial host. ISME J, 14(2), 389-398. Abstract.  Author URL.
Castledine M, Buckling A, Padfield D (2019). A shared coevolutionary history does not alter the outcome of coalescence in experimental populations of Pseudomonas fluorescens. J Evol Biol, 32(1), 58-65. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hesse E, Padfield D, Bayer F, van Veen EM, Bryan CG, Buckling A (2019). Anthropogenic remediation of heavy metals selects against natural microbial remediation. Proc Biol Sci, 286(1905). Abstract.  Author URL.
García-Carreras B, Sal S, Padfield D, Kontopoulos D-G, Bestion E, Schaum C-E, Yvon-Durocher G, Pawar S (2018). Role of carbon allocation efficiency in the temperature dependence of autotroph growth rates. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 115(31), E7361-E7368. Abstract.  Author URL.
Schaum CE, Student Research Team, Ffrench-Constant R, Lowe C, Ólafsson JS, Padfield D, Yvon-Durocher G (2018). Temperature-driven selection on metabolic traits increases the strength of an algal-grazer interaction in naturally warmed streams. Glob Chang Biol, 24(4), 1793-1803. Abstract.  Author URL.
Padfield D, Yvon-Durocher G, Buckling A, Jennings S, Yvon-Durocher G (2016). Rapid evolution of metabolic traits explains thermal adaptation in phytoplankton. Ecology Letters, 19(2), 133-142. Abstract.
Padfield D, Yvon-Durocher G, Buckling A, Jennings S, Yvon-Durocher G (2016). Rapid evolution of metabolic traits explains thermal adaptation in phytoplankton. Ecol Lett, 19(2), 133-142. Abstract.  Author URL.

Publications by year


In Press

Hesse E, Padfield D, Bayer F, van Veen EM, Bryan CG, Buckling A (In Press). Anthropogenic remediation of heavy metals selects against natural microbial remediation.  Abstract.
Padfield D, Buckling A, Yvon-Durocher G, Lowe C, Warfield R (In Press). Linking phytoplankton community metabolism to the individual size distribution. Ecology Letters
Yvon-Durocher G, Padfield D, Buckling A, Lowe C, Ffrench-Constant R, Schaum E (In Press). Metabolic compensation constrains the temperature dependence of gross primary production. Ecology Letters
Castledine M, Padfield D, Sierocinski P, Soria Pascual J, Hughes A, Mäkinen L, Friman V-P, Pirnay J-P, Merabishvili M, De Vos D, et al (In Press). Parallel evolution of phage resistance - virulence trade - offs during in vitro and nasal Pseudomonas aeruginosa phage treatment.  Abstract.
Padfield D, Castledine M, Pennycook J, Hesse E, Buckling A (In Press). Short-term relative invader growth rate predicts long-term equilibrium proportion in a stable, coexisting microbial community.  Abstract.
Padfield D, Castledine M, Buckling A (In Press). Temperature-dependent changes to host-parasite interactions alter the thermal performance of a bacterial host.  Abstract.
Padfield D, Lowe C, Buckling A, Ffrench-Constant R, Schaum E, Jennings S, Shelley F, Ólafsson JS, Yvon-Durocher G (In Press). Thermal adaptation constrains the temperature dependence of ecosystem metabolism.  Abstract.

2021

Lear L, Padfield D, Dowsett T, Jones M, Kay S, Hayward A, Vos M (2021). Bacterial colonisation dynamics of household plastics in a coastal environment.
van Houte S, Padfield D, Gómez P, Luján AM, Brockhurst MA, Paterson S, Buckling A (2021). Compost spatial heterogeneity promotes evolutionary diversification of a bacterium. J Evol Biol, 34(2), 246-255. Abstract.  Author URL.
Sierocinski P, Pascual JS, Padfield D, Salter M, Buckling A (2021). The impact of invader number on whole community invasions in biomethane-producing communities.
Sierocinski P, Soria Pascual J, Padfield D, Salter M, Buckling A (2021). The impact of propagule pressure on whole community invasions in biomethane-producing communities. iScience, 24(6). Abstract.
Barneche DR, Hulatt CJ, Dossena M, Padfield D, Woodward G, Trimmer M, Yvon-Durocher G (2021). Warming impairs trophic transfer efficiency in a long-term field experiment. Nature, 592(7852), 76-79.
Padfield D, O'Sullivan H, Pawar S (2021). rTPC and nls.multstart: a new pipeline to fit thermal performance curves in r. METHODS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 12(6), 1138-1143. Author URL.

2020

Silk MJ, McDonald RA, Delahay RJ, Padfield D, Hodgson DJ (2020). CMR. net. : An. r. package to derive networks of social interactions and movement from mark–recapture data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 12(1), 70-75.
Castledine M, Sierocinski P, Padfield D, Buckling A (2020). Community coalescence: an eco-evolutionary perspective. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, 375(1798). Abstract.  Author URL.
Padfield D, Vujakovic A, Paterson S, Griffiths R, Buckling A, Hesse E (2020). Evolution of diversity explains the impact of pre-adaptation of a focal species on the structure of a natural microbial community. ISME J, 14(11), 2877-2889. Abstract.  Author URL.
Castledine M, Padfield D, Buckling A (2020). Experimental (co)evolution in a multi-species microbial community results in local maladaptation. Ecol Lett, 23(11), 1673-1681. Abstract.  Author URL.
Castledine M, Padfield D, Buckling A (2020). Experimental multi-species microbial (co)evolution results in local maladaptation.
McNicol CM, Bavin D, Bearhop S, Bridges J, Croose E, Gill R, Goodwin CED, Lewis J, MacPherson J, Padfield D, et al (2020). Postrelease movement and habitat selection of translocated pine martens Martes martes. ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 10(11), 5106-5118. Author URL.
Padfield D, Castledine M, Buckling A (2020). Temperature-dependent changes to host-parasite interactions alter the thermal performance of a bacterial host. ISME J, 14(2), 389-398. Abstract.  Author URL.
Padfield D, O’Sullivan H, Pawar S (2020). rTPC and nls.multstart: a new pipeline to fit thermal performance curves in R.

2019

Castledine M, Buckling A, Padfield D (2019). A shared coevolutionary history does not alter the outcome of coalescence in experimental populations of Pseudomonas fluorescens. J Evol Biol, 32(1), 58-65. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hesse E, Padfield D, Bayer F, van Veen EM, Bryan CG, Buckling A (2019). Anthropogenic remediation of heavy metals selects against natural microbial remediation. Proc Biol Sci, 286(1905). Abstract.  Author URL.

2018

García-Carreras B, Sal S, Padfield D, Kontopoulos D-G, Bestion E, Schaum C-E, Yvon-Durocher G, Pawar S (2018). Role of carbon allocation efficiency in the temperature dependence of autotroph growth rates. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 115(31), E7361-E7368. Abstract.  Author URL.
Schaum CE, Student Research Team, Ffrench-Constant R, Lowe C, Ólafsson JS, Padfield D, Yvon-Durocher G (2018). Temperature-driven selection on metabolic traits increases the strength of an algal-grazer interaction in naturally warmed streams. Glob Chang Biol, 24(4), 1793-1803. Abstract.  Author URL.

2017

Schaum C-E, ffrench-Constant R, Lowe C, Ólafsson JS, Padfield D, Yvon-Durocher G (2017). Temperature-driven selection on metabolic traits increases the strength of an algal-grazer interaction in naturally warmed streams.

2016

Padfield D, Yvon-Durocher G, Buckling A, Jennings S, Yvon-Durocher G (2016). Rapid evolution of metabolic traits explains thermal adaptation in phytoplankton. Ecology Letters, 19(2), 133-142. Abstract.
Padfield D, Yvon-Durocher G, Buckling A, Jennings S, Yvon-Durocher G (2016). Rapid evolution of metabolic traits explains thermal adaptation in phytoplankton. Ecol Lett, 19(2), 133-142. Abstract.  Author URL.

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