Andy Mackie

Contact Details

Dr Andy Mackie
Invertebrate Biodiversity
National Museum Cardiff

Cathays Park, Cardiff
CF10 3NP

Phone: +44 (0)29 2057 3311

Staff Name

Dr Andy Mackie

Job Title

Honorary Research Fellow (Natural Sciences)

Areas of Responsibility:

Marine and terrestrial invertebrates (excluding insects), particularly polychaete annelids and molluscs.

Qualifications, memberships and relevant positions

BSc (Hons) Marine Biology (Heriot-Watt), PhD (Göteborg), Fellow (Linnean Society of London), Member of Marine Biological Association UK, Member of Scottish Association for Marine Science, Honorary Senior Lecturer (School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor), Honorary Chairman (Porcupine Marine Natural History Society), President (International Polychaetology Association)

Research Interests

Primary research area is centred on the taxonomy of marine polychaete annelids from the shore to the deep-sea.  Current projects include species belonging to the families Spionidae, Poecilochaetidae, Antonbruunidae.  Other research involves studies regarding the diversity of seabed habitats in the temperate Irish Sea, sub-tropical Hong Kong and tropical Seychelles, and the design and effectiveness of benthic sampling equipment.

Keywords

Taxonomy, systematics, phylogeny, Annelida, Polychaeta, collections, curation, benthos, diversity, distributions, mapping, benthic sampling, methodology, photography

Links

Selected Publications

Holmes, A.M., Darbyshire, T., Mortimer, K. & Mackie, A.S.Y. (2017) Proceedings of the 12th International Polychaete Conference, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, Cardiff, Wales, UK, 1-5 August 2016. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK 97(5):829-1209

James, J., Cable, J., Richardson, G., Davidson, K. & Mackie, A.S.Y. 2015. Two alien species of Branchiobdellida (Annelida: Clitellata) new to the British Isles: a morphological and molecular study. Aquatic Invasions.

Mackie, A.S.Y., Oddy, G., Knight-Jones, P., Ryland, J.S., Naylor, E. & Psalti, I.S.M. 2014. Elis Wyn Knight-Jones: pioneering marine biologist and polychaete taxonomist (1916–2012) [PDF]Proceedings of the 11th International Polychaete Conference, Australian Museum, Sydney, 2013. Memoirs of Museum Victoria, 71, 367-375.

Mortimer, K. & Mackie, A.S.Y. 2014. Morphology, feeding and behaviour of British Magelona (Annelida: Magelonidae), with discussions on the form and function of abdominal lateral pouches [PDF]. Proceedings of the 11th International Polychaete Conference, Australian Museum, Sydney, 2013. Memoirs of Museum Victoria, 71, 177–201.

Mackie, A.S.Y. 2013. Historical overview of marine biological research on Guernsey. Porcupine Marine Natural History Society Newsletter, 33, 22-30. 

James, J.W.C., Mackie, A.S.Y., Rees, E.I.S. & Darbyshire, T. 2012. Sand wave field habitats: The OBel Sands, Bristol Channel, U.K. In P.T. Harris and E.K. Baker (eds), Seafloor Geomorphology as Benthic Habitat: GeoHab Atlas of seafloor geomorphic features and benthic. Elsevier, London, 227-239.

Mortimer, K., Rowson, R., Mackie, A.S.Y., Clark, P.F., Maslen, C., Smith, A. S. & Harrower, C. 2012. Steep Holm Island, Bristol Channel, UK: evidence of Larus fuscus Linnaeus, 1758 (lesser black-backed gull) feeding on the invasive signal crayfish, Pacifastacus leniusculus Dana, 1852. BioInvasions Records, 1 (3) 201-208.

Robinson, K.A., Mackie, A.S.Y., Lindenbaum, C., Darbyshire, T., van Landeghem, K.J.J. & Sanderson, W.G. 2012. Seabed habitats of the southern Irish Sea. In P.T. Harris and E.K. Baker (eds), Seafloor Geomorphology as Benthic Habitat: GeoHab Atlas of seafloor geomorphic features and benthic. Elsevier, London, 523-537.

Darbyshire, T. & Mackie, A.S.Y. 2011. Review of Uncispionidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) with the description of a new species of Uncispio. Proceedings of the 10th International Polychaete Conference, Lecce, Italy 2010. Italian Journal of Zoology,78 (S1) 65-77.

Mackie, A.S.Y., Darbyshire,T., Bamber, R.N. & Turner, J.A. 2010. Notes on new benthic invertebrates from the southern Irish Sea. Porcupine Marine Natural History Society Newsletter, 27, 24-27.

Mortimer, K. & Mackie, A.S.Y. 2009. Magelonidae (Polychaeta) from Hong Kong, China, with discussions on related species and redescriptions of three species [PDF]Proceedings of the 9th International Polychaete Conference, Portland, Maine 2007 (Eds N.J. Maciolek & J.A. Blake). Zoosymposia,2, 179–199.

Darbyshire, T. & Mackie, A.S.Y. 2009. Two new species of Diplocirrus (Polychaeta:  Flabelligeridae) from the southern Irish Sea and South Africa. In N.J. Maciolek & J.A. Blake (eds), Proceedings of the 9th International Polychaete Conference, Portland, Maine 2007. Zoosymposia, 2, 91-103.

Mackie, A.S.Y., James, J.W.C., Rees, E.I.S., Darbyshire, T., Philpott, S.L. Mortimer, K., Jenkins, G.O. & Morando, A., 2006. The Outer Bristol Channel Marine Habitat Study. Studies in Marine Biodiversity and Systematics from the National Museum of Wales. BIOMÔR Reports, 4, 1-249 & A1-A227, + DVD-ROM (2007).

Mortimer, K. & Mackie, A.S.Y. 2006. The Magelonidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) from the Seychelles. 2. Description of four additional species, three new to science [PDF]. In R. Sardá, G. San Martín, E. López, D. Martin and D. George (eds), Scientific Advances in Polychaete Research. Scientia Marina, 70 (s3) 125-137.

Mackie, A.S.Y., Oliver, P. G., Darbyshire, T. & Mortimer, K. 2005. Shallow marine benthic invertebrates of the Seychelles Plateau: high diversity in a tropical oligotrophic environment. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A,363, 203–228.

Mortimer, K. & Mackie, A.S.Y. 2003. The Magelonidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) from the Seychelles, with the description of three new species. Proceedings of the Seventh International Polychaete Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2001. Hydrobiologia,496(1-3) 163-173.      

Darbyshire, T. & Mackie, A.S.Y. 2003. Species of Litocorsa (Polychaeta: Pilargidae) from the Indian Ocean and South China Sea. Proceedings of the Seventh International Polychaete Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2001. Hydrobiologia, 496 (1-3) 63-73.

Darbyshire, T., Mackie, A.S.Y., May, S. J. & Rostron, D. 2002. A macrofaunal survey of Welsh sandbanks. Countryside Council for Wales CCW Report, 539, 113 pp.

Mackie, A., Oliver, P.G.Darbyshire, T. & Mortimer, K. 2001.  Benthic faunal studies in the Seychelles. In J.C. Burnett, J.S. Kavanagh & T. Spencer (eds), Shoals of Capricorn Field Report 1998-2001: Marine Science, training and education in the western Indian Ocean. Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), p. 37.