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Dr Mike Dodd

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Professional biography

Mike is the iSpot UK Curator based in the Faculty of Science at The Open University. Mike has over 25 years' experience in teaching and research including writing OU Science and digital photography courses and playing a key role in the development of, other OU citizen science projects such as Evolution Megalab and Treezilla as well the Floodplain Meadows Partnership project. Mike also has a background in surveying and GIS and expertise in the identification of a number of groups of organisms. His responsibilities within the iSpot project include provision of online support for website users; liaison with national recording schemes and other partners to develop community of experts and beginners using the site; data sharing and analysis.


How the Citizen Science Platform iSpot Ensures Data Accuracy During and After Collection (2022)
Dodd, Michael
Biodiversity Information Science and Standards, 6, Article e94578

Control of meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria through a change of management from grazing to mowing at an English floodplain meadow. (2021)
George, Laura; Rothero, Emma; Tatarenko, Irina; Wallace, Hilary; Dodd, Michael; Reed, Nancy; Fleckney, Andy; Bellamy, Graham and Gowing, David
Conservation Evidence, 18 (pp. 44-49)

Protecting small populations of rare species. Case study on dactylorhiza viridis (orchidaceae) in Fancott Woods and Meadows SSSI, Bedfordshire, UK (2020)
Tatarenko, Irina; Dodd, Michael; Wallace, Hilary; Bellamy, Graham and Fleckney, Andy
Nature Conservation Research, 5(Suppl.1)

Crowdsourcing the identification of organisms: a case-study of iSpot (2015-02-02)
Silvertown, Jonathan; Harvey, Martin; Greenwood, Richard; Dodd, Michael; Rosewell, Jonathan; Rebelo, Tony; Ansine, Janice and McConway, Kevin
ZooKeys, 480 (pp. 125-146)

Evolution MegaLab: a case study in citizen science methods (2012-04)
Worthington, Jenny; Silvertown, Jonathan; Cook, Laurence; Cameron, Robert; Dodd, Mike; Greenwood, Richard; McConway, Kevin and Skelton, Peter
Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 3(2) (pp. 303-309)

Where are my quadrats? Positional accuracy in fieldwork (2011-12)
Dodd, Michael
Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 2(6) (pp. 576-584)

Citizen science reveals unexpected continental-scale evolutionary change in a model organism (2011-04-27)
Silvertown, Jonathan; Cook, Laurence; Cameron, Robert; Dodd, Michael; McConway, Kevin; Worthington, Jennifer; Skelton, Peter; Anton, Christian; Bossdorf, Oliver; Baur, Bruno; Schilthuizen, Menno; Fontaine, Benoît; Sattmann, Helmut; Bertorelle, Giorgio; Correira, Maria; Oliveira, Cristina; Pokryszko, Beata; Ozgo, Malgorzata; Stalažs, Arturs; Gill, Eoin; Rammul, Üllar; Sólymos, Péter; Féher, Soltan and Juan, Xavier
PLoS ONE, 6, Article e18927(4)

Prediction of extinction in plants: interaction of extrinsic threats and life history traits (2007)
Fréville, Hélène; McConway, Kevin; Dodd, Mike and Silvertown, Jonathan
Ecology, 88(10) (pp. 2662-2672)

Phylogeny and the hierarchical organization of plant diversity (2006-07)
Silvertown, Jonathan; Dodd, Mike; Gowing, David; Lawson, Clare and McConway, Kevin
Ecology, 87(7, Sup) (S39-S49)

Absence of phylogenetic signal in the niche structure of meadow plant communities (2006-01-07)
Silvertown, Jonathan; McConway, Kevin; Gowing, David; Dodd, Mike; Fay, Michael F.; Joseph, Jeffrey A. and Dolphin, Konrad
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 273(1582) (pp. 39-44)

Determinants of species richness in the Park Grass experiment (2005-02)
Crawley, M.J.; Johnston, A.E.; Silvertown, J.; Dodd, M.; de Mazancourt, C.; Heard, M.S.; Henman, D.F. and Edwards, G.R.
American Naturalist, 165(2) (pp. 179-192)

Phylogeny and the niche structure of meadow plant communities (2001-06)
Silvertown, Jonathan; Dodd, Mike and Gowing, David
Journal of Ecology, 89(3) (pp. 428-435)

Size-specific fecundity and the influence of lifetime size variation upon effective population size in Abies balsamea (2000-12)
Dodd, Mike E. and Silvertown, Jonathan
Heredity, 85(6) (pp. 604-609)

A test of community reassembly using the exotic communities of New Zealand roadsides in comparison to British roadsides (2000-10)
Wilson, J. Bastow; Steel, John B.; Dodd, Mike; Anderson, Barbara J.; Ullmann, Isolde and Bannister, Peter
Journal of Ecology, 88(5) (pp. 757-764)

"Flexibility" as a trait and methodological issues in species diversity variation among angiosperm families (2000-06)
Silvertown, Jonathan; McConway, Kevin J.; Dodd, Mike and Chase, Mark W.
Evolution, 54(3) (pp. 1066-1068)

Detection of delayed density dependence in an orchid population (2000-04)
Gillman, M. P. and Dodd, M.
Journal of Ecology, 88(2) (pp. 204-212)

The demographic cost of reproduction and its consequences in balsam fir (Abies balsamea) (1999-09)
Silvertown, Jonathan and Dodd, Mike
American Naturalist, 154(3) (pp. 321-332)

Hydrologically defined niches reveal a basis for species richness in plant communities (1999-07-01)
Silvertown, Jonathan; Dodd, Mike; Gowing, David J. and Mountford, J. Owen
nature, 400(6739) (pp. 61-63)

Phylogenetic analysis of trait evolution and species diversity variation among angiosperm families (1999-06)
Dodd, Michael E.; Silvertown, Jonathan and Chase, Mark W.
Evolution, 53(3) (pp. 732-744)

Evolution of life history in balsam fir (Abies balsamea) in subalpine forests (1999-04-07)
Silvertown, Jonathan and Dodd, Mike
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 266(1420) (pp. 729-733)

Assessing the status of poorly known species: lessons from partridges and pheasants of Southeast Asia (1998-01-01)
McGowan, Philip; Gillman, Michael and Dodd, Michael
Biological Conservation, 83(1) (pp. 1-7)

The variability of orchid population size (1998-01)
Gillman, M. P. and Dodd, M. E.
Botanical journal of the Linnean Society, 126(1-2) (pp. 65-74)

Comparing plants and connecting traits (1996-09-30)
Silvertown, Jonathan and Dodd, Mike
Philosophical Transactions: Biological Sciences, 351(1345) (pp. 1233-1239)

Are there assembly rules for plant species abundance? An investigation in relation to soil resources and successional trends (1996-08)
Wilson, J. Bastow; Wells, Terry C. E.; Trueman, Ian C.; Jones, Grant; Atkinson, M. D.; Crawley, Mick J.; Dodd, Mike E. and Silvertown, Jonathan
Journal of Ecology, 84(4) (pp. 527-538)

Evidence for constraint on species coexistence in vegetation of the Park Grass experiment (1996)
Wilson, J. Bastow; Crawley, Mick J.; Dodd, Mike E. and Silvertown, Jonathan
Plant Ecology (Vegetatio), 124(2) (pp. 183-190)

Species diversity and stability in grassland (1995-07)
Silvertown, Jonathan; Dodd, Mike; McConway, Kevin; Crawley, Mick and Potts, Jaqueline
Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 10(7) (pp. 287-288)

community stability - a 60-year record of trends and outbreaks in the occurrence of species in the park grass experiment (1995-04)
Dodd, Mike; Silvertown, Jonathan; McConway, Kevin; Potts, Jacqueline and Crawley, Mick
Journal of Ecology, 83(2) (pp. 277-285)

Rainfall, biomass variation, and community composition in the Park Grass Experiment (1994-12)
Silvertown, Jonathan; Dodd, Mike E.; McConway, Kevin; Potts, Jacqueline and Crawley, Mick
Ecology, 75(8) (pp. 2430-2437)

Stability in the plant communities of the Park Grass Experiment: the relationships between species richness, soil pH and biomass variability (1994-10-29)
Dodd, Mike E.; Silvertown, Jonathan; McConway, Kevin; Potts, Jacqueline and Crawley, Mick
Philosophical Transactions: Biological Sciences, 346(1316) (pp. 185-193)

short-term effects and long-term after-effects of fertilizer application on the flowering population of green-winged orchid Orchis morio (1994-05-01)
Silvertown, Jonathan; Wells, Derek A.; Gillman, Mike; Dodd, Mike; Robertson, Heather and Lakhani, Ken H.
Biological Conservation, 69(2) (pp. 191-197)

Application of the British national vegetation classification to the communities of the park grass experiment through time (1994)
Dodd, Mike; Silvertown, Jonathan; McConway, Kevin; Potts, Jacqueline and Crawley, Mick
Folia Geobotanica, 29(3) (pp. 321-334)

Thermal time assessment of suitable areas for navy bean (phaseolus-vulgaris) production in the UK (1991-12)
Dodd, M.
Annals of Applied Biology, 119(3) (pp. 521-531)

Exploring citizen science and inquiry learning through (2017-09-19)
Ansine, Janice; Dodd, Michael; Robinson, David and McAndrew, Patrick
In: Herodotou, Christothea; Scanlon, Eileen and Sharples, Mike eds. Citizen Inquiry: Synthesising citizen science and inquiry learning (pp. 83-103)
ISBN : 9781138208698 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Oxford

The park grass experiment - insights from the most long-term ecological study (1994)
Tilman, D.; Dodd, M. E.; Silvertown, J.; Poulton, P. R.; Johnston, A. E. and Crawley, M. J.
In: Leigh, R. A. and Johnston, A. E. eds. Long-term Experiments in Agricultural and Ecological Science (pp. 287-303)
ISBN : 9780851989334 | Publisher : CAB International | Published : Wallingford, Oxon., UK

Bryophytes, lichens and cyanoprocaryotes in surroundings of Pyramiden (Svalbard): a concise guide-book (2015-08-04)
Dodd, Michael; Tatarenko, Irina and Koroleva, Natalia eds.
ISBN : 978-5-905048-89-0 | Publisher : Polar-Alpine Botanical Garden-Institute | Published : Apatity, Murmansk

Botanical Excursions on the Northern Soroya (Finnmark, Norway) (2013)
Dodd, M.; Tatarenko, I.; Sortland, A. and Tatarenko, E. eds.
ISBN : 978-82-93396-01-7 | Publisher : Hammerfest Kommune, Grafica AS | Published : Hammerfest

Exploring taxonomic and geographic spread of iSpot citizen science observations (2023-11-23)
Dodd, Michael; Valentine, Chris and Ansine, Janice
In : National Biodiversity Network (NBN) Conference 2023 (23 Nov 2023, National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh)

iSpot: a citizen science platform for inclusive learning and teaching (2018-06-03)
Ansine, Janice; Araya, Yoseph; Dodd, Michael and Robinson, David
In : European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) Conference 2018 (3-5 Jun 2018, Geneva, Switzerland)

Nutrient Analysis of the Oxford Floodplain Meadows (2008)
Gowing, David; Wallace, Hilary; Prosser, Mike and Dodd, Michael
Research Report by The Open University for Black and Veatch/Environment Agency