Professor William Sloan

  • Professor of Environmental Engineering (Infrastructure and Environment)

telephone: 01413304076
email: William.Sloan@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

University of Glasgow water research webpages: Water@Glasgow

Biography

  • EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow
  • B.Sc. Mathematics (Heriot-Watt)
  • M.Sc. Oceanography (U.C.N.W.)
  • P.G.C.E Mathematics (Newcastle)
  • PhD. Civil Engineering (Newcastle)

Research Interests

Bill Sloan’s research interests are in mathematical modelling of both biological and physical environmental systems. His first degree was in Mathematics (Heriot-Watt) followed by an MSc in Physical Oceanography (UCNW) then several years in industry with engineering consultancies before undertaking a PhD in Civil Engineering (University of Newcastle upon Tyne). He defended his thesis on macroscale hydrological modelling in November 1999 and was employed as a lecturer in Civil Engineering at Glasgow University the same year. He was promoted to Professor of Environmental Engineering in 2007 and currently holds an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship.

Recently his research has concentrated on modeling the ecology of engineered and natural microbial communities. In particular on interpreting the output from new molecular methods for characterising microbial communities in situ to estimate biodiversity and describe community assembly. His theoretical research has found wide practical application in wastewater treatment, microbial fuel cells and biofilm modeling. In addition, Prof. Sloan maintains an interest in hydrological modelling and water resources and has published on a wide variety of topics from macroscale hydrological modelling, through radionuclide transport in groundwater to modelling the evolution of snowcover in the Austrian Alps and water quality in the Himalayas.

Selected publications

Grants

Current Grants

  • EPSRC.EP/K038885/1. FRONTIER ENGINEERING. Oct 2013-Sept 2018 Sythetic biology applications to the water industry. £5.2M Co-PI Sloan. 
  • EPSRC. Clean water for all. Oct 2013-Sept 2014 £50K
  • EPSRC. EP/D073693/1. Advanced Research Fellowship. Jan 2007-Feb 2012. Developing theory on the formation, composition and structure of open microbial communities that can be used in engineering design. Total: £518,535. University of Glasgow (UoG) total: £518,535. PI Sloan
  • EPSRC. EP/F007868/1. Platform Grant. Apr 2008- Mar 2013. General and unifying concepts for wastewater treatment plant design. Total: £900K. UoG total £182,308. PI Sloan

  • EPSRC. EP/G028443/1. Magnetic resonance imaging of biofilm mass transport processes with gadolinium tracers. Total: £57,834. UoG total: £57,834. PI Phoenix.

  • EPSRC. EP/H019480/1. Apr 2010 –Apr 2014. The SUPERGEN Biological Fuel Cell consortium; phase 2. Total: £2.9M.  UoG total: £243,921. PI  Sloan.

  • EPSRC. EP/H009604/1. Jun 2010 – Feb 2014. Predicting the acclimatisation of microbial wastewater treatment communities as a function of the environment, random immigration, birth and death. Total: £868K. UoG total: £208,277. PI Sloan.

  • Unilever. UoG code 63571. 2010-2014. Modelling the biogeography of human associated micro-organisms. Total: £75,324. UoG total:  £75,324. PI Sloan.

  • BBSRC/Unilever. 2010-2014.The development of improved tools for the analysis of pyrosequenced metagenomics data. Total: £121,110. UoG total: £121,110. PI Quince.

  • Unilever. 2010-2014. The development and application of mathematical methods for the analysis of human relate associate microorganisms using genomics data. Total: £367,378. UoG total: £367,378. PI Quince.

 

Previous Grants

 

  • EPSRC GR/S67128/01. 2004-2007. Enhancement of Biological Treatment of Contaminated Waters by Increasing Microbial Diversity (BIOENHAN). Total: £800K. UoG total: £44,895. PI  Sloan.

  • EPSRC. EP/F013337/1. Oct 2007 –March 2009. Environmental Engineers of Tomorrow: Developing A Shared Tool Box Through Collaboration. Total: £144,078. UoG total: £25,000. PI  Sloan.

  • EPSRC. EP/H024603/1 2009-2011. Bug-free prostheses: Reducing infection risk and improving reliability. Total: £201K. PI Lunn (Strathclyde).

  • EPSRC. EP/D047943/1. Apr 2006 – Oct 2010. The SUPERGEN Biological Fuel Cells Consortium. Total: £2.1M.  UoG total: £195,825. PI Sloan.

  • NERC NE/D522211/1. 2006-2009. COMIX-Coupling biofilm diversity and ecosystem functioning: The role of communication and mixing in microbial landscapes. Total: €121,110. UoG total: £150,249. PI Sloan.

  • NERC NER/T/S/2002/00166. 2002 Scale dependent modelling of microbial communities. NERC discipline hopping fellowship. £50,000. PI Sloan.

Supervision

Current PhD Students

Melanie Schirmer. 2010-2014. Unilever Studentship. 2nd Supervisor.

Frances Naji. 2011-2014. EPSRC Studentship.

Xiaoming Chen. 2010-2014. EPSRC DTA Studentship. 2nd Supervisor.

Ben Nicholas. 2010-2014. 2nd Supervisor

Rick Phoenix. 2010-2014. James Watt Scholarship. 2nd Supervisor

Siding Luo. 2010-2014. EPSRC Studentship. 2nd Supervisor

Henry Chan. 2004-2011. Part-time.

James Minto. 2010-2013. EPSRC DTA.

Marnie Norris. 2010-2013. Lord Kelvin-Adam Smith Studentship.

Kazi Hassan. 2011-2014. NERC Scholarship.

 

Previous PhD Students

Elisa Vignaga. 2007-2011. GRPE Scholarship. Awarded PhD June 2013

Anne Ruengoat. 2002-2005. James Watt Scholarship. Awarded PhD Oct 2005.

Stephen Woodcock. 2004-2007. EPSRC Scholarship. Awarded PhD Nov 2007.

Lyndsay Beevers. 2000-2004. EPSRC Scholarship. Awarded PhD 2004. 2nd Supervisor.

Baheerathan Ramanan. 2007-2011. Lord Kelvin-Adam Smith Studentship. Awarded PhD Sept 2011.

   

Current Postdoctoral Research Assistants

Dr Mary Lunn, Statistician.

Dr Jillian Cuoto, Molecular Biologist.

 

 

Previous Postdoctoral Research Assistants

Dr Stephen Woodcock, Statistician.

Dr Sung Taek Oh, Chemical Engineer.

Dr Susithra Lakshmanan, Chemical Engineer.

Dr Joanna Davies, Statistician & Geneticist.

Teaching

  • Mechanics I
  • Environmental Impact Assessment I
  • Water Resources in Africa Case Study V

All publications

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Number of items: 52.

2016

Bautista-de los Santos, Q., Schroeder, J. L., Blakemore, O., Moses, J., Haffey, M., Sloan, W., and Pinto, A. J. (2016) The impact of sampling, PCR, and sequencing replication on discerning changes in drinking water bacterial community over diurnal time-scales. Water Research, 90, pp. 216-224. (doi:10.1016/j.watres.2015.12.010)

Bautista-de los Santos, Q. M., Schroeder, J., Sevillano-Rivera, M. C., Sungthong, R., Ijaz, U. Z., Sloan, W. T., and Pinto, A. J. (2016) Emerging investigators series: Microbial communities in full-scale drinking water distribution systems – A meta-analysis. Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology, (doi:10.1039/C6EW00030D) (Early Online Publication)

Widder, S. et al. (2016) Challenges in microbial ecology: building predictive understanding of community function and dynamics. ISME Journal, (doi:10.1038/ismej.2016.45) (PMID:27022995) (Early Online Publication)

2015

Lakshmanan, S., Holmes, W.M., Sloan, W.T., and Phoenix, V.R. (2015) Characterization of nanoparticle transport through quartz and dolomite gravels by magnetic resonance imaging. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 12(10), pp. 3373-3384. (doi:10.1007/s13762-015-0767-4)

Couto, J. M., Ijaz, U. Z., Phoenix, V. R., Schirmer, M., and Sloan, W. T. (2015) Metagenomic sequencing unravels gene fragments with phylogenetic signatures of O2-tolerant NiFe membrane-bound hydrogenases in lacustrine sediment. Current Microbiology, 71(2), pp. 296-302. (doi:10.1007/s00284-015-0846-2) (PMID:26044993) (PMCID:PMC4486115)

Lakshmanan, S., Holmes, W. M., Sloan, W. T., and Phoenix, V. R. (2015) Nanoparticle transport in saturated porous medium using magnetic resonance imaging. Chemical Engineering Journal, 266, pp. 156-162. (doi:10.1016/j.cej.2014.12.076)

Schirmer, M., Ijaz, U. Z., D'Amore, R., Hall, N., Sloan, W. T., and Quince, C. (2015) Insight into biases and sequencing errors for amplicon sequencing with the Illumina MiSeq platform. Nucleic Acids Research, 43(6), e37. (doi:10.1093/nar/gku1341) (PMID:25586220) (PMCID:PMC4381044)

Schroeder, J. L., Lunn, M., Pinto, A. J., Raskin, L., and Sloan, W. T. (2015) Probabilistic models to describe the dynamics of migrating microbial communities. PLoS ONE, 10(3), e0117221. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0117221) (PMID:25803866) (PMCID:PMC4372544)

2014

Pinto, A., Schroeder, J., Lunn, M., Sloan, W., and Raskin, L. (2014) Spatial-temporal survey and occupancy-abundance modeling to predict bacterial community dynamics in the drinking water microbiome. MBIO, 5(3), 01135-14. (doi:10.1128/mBio.01135-14)

Meynet, P., Moliterni, E., Davenport, R.J., Sloan, W., Camacho, J.V., and Werner, D. (2014) Predicting the effects of biochar on volatile petroleum hydrocarbon biodegradation and emanation from soil: a bacterial community finger-print analysis inferred modelling approach. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 68, pp. 20-30. (doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2013.09.015)

Schirmer, M., Sloan, W. T., and Quince, C. (2014) Benchmarking of viral haplotype reconstruction programmes: an overview of the capacities and limitations of currently available programmes. Briefings in Bioinformatics, 15(3), pp. 431-442. (doi:10.1093/bib/bbs081)

Widder, S., Besemer, K., Singer, G. A., Ceola, S., Bertuzzo, E., Quince, C., Sloan, W. T., Rinaldo, A., and Battin, T. J. (2014) Fluvial network organization imprints on microbial co-occurrence networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(35), pp. 12799-12804. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1411723111)

2013

Besemer, K., Singer, G., Quince, C., Bertuzzo, E., Sloan, W., and Battin, T. J. (2013) Headwaters are critical reservoirs of microbial diversity for fluvial networks. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 280(1771), p. 20131760. (doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.1760)

Vignaga, E., Sloan, D.M., Luo, X., Haynes, H., Phoenix, V.R., and Sloan, W.T. (2013) Erosion of biofilm-bound fluvial sediments. Nature Geoscience, 6(9), pp. 770-774. (doi:10.1038/ngeo1891)

Woodcock, S., Besemer, K., Battin, T.J., Curtis, T.P., and Sloan, W. (2013) Modelling the effects of dispersal mechanisms and hydrodynamic regimes upon the structure of microbial communities within fluvial biofilms. Environmental Microbiology, 15(4), pp. 1216-1225. (doi:10.1111/1462-2920.12055)

Pholchan, M.K., Baptista, J.D.C., Davenport, R.J., Sloan, W., and Curtis, T.P. (2013) Microbial community assembly, theory and rare functions. Frontiers in Microbiology, 4(Art 68), (doi:10.3389/fmicb.2013.00068)

2012

Vignaga, E., Haynes, H., and Sloan, W.T. (2012) Quantifying the tensile strength of microbial mats grown over noncohesive sediments. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 109(5), pp. 1155-1164. (doi:10.1002/bit.24401)

Ramanan, B., Holmes, W.M., Sloan, W.T., and Phoenix, V.R. (2012) Investigation of nanoparticle transport inside coarse-grained geological media using magnetic resonance imaging. Environmental Science & Technology, 46(1), pp. 360-366. (doi:10.1021/es2012726)

2010

Sloan, W., and Haynes, H. (2010) Obituary for Professor Alan Ervine. Journal of Hydro-environment Research, 4(3), pp. 181-182. (doi:10.1016/j.jher.2010.09.001)

Ofiteru, I.D., Lunn, M., Curtis, T.P., Wells, G.F., Criddle, C.S., Francis, C.A., and Sloan, W.T. (2010) Combined niche and neutral effects in a microbial wastewater treatment community. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107(35), pp. 15345-15350. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1000604107)

Ramanan, B., Holmes, W.M., Sloan, W.T., and Phoenix, V.R. (2010) Application of Paramagnetically Tagged Molecules for Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Biofilm Mass Transport Processes. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 76(12), pp. 4027-4036. (doi:10.1128/AEM.03016-09)

Oh, S.T., Kim, J., Premier, G.C., Lee, T.H., Kim, C., and Sloan, W.T. (2010) Sustainable wastewater treatment: How might microbial fuel cells contribute. Biotechnology Advances, 28(6), pp. 871-881. (doi:10.1016/j.biotechadv.2010.07.008)

Vignaga, E., Haynes, H., Sloan, W., Fernandes, A., Jarvis, M., Beattie, T.K., and Pheonix, V.R. (2010) Lab-cultured Biofilm Stabilization of Non-cohesive Sediments: Quantifying the Elastic Constant, k. In: International Workshop on Environmental Hydrauics, Valencia, Spain, 29-30 October 2010,

2009

Quince, C., Lanzen, A., Curtis, T.P., Davenport, R.J., Hall, N., Head, I.M., Read, F., and Sloan, W.T. (2009) Accurate determination of microbial diversity from 454 pyrosequencing data. Nature Methods, 6(9), 639-U27. (doi:10.1038/NMETH.1361)

Phoenix, V., Ramanan, B., and Sloan, W. (2009) Imaging biogeochemical processes with MRI: application of paramagetic tracers. In: 19th Annual VM Goldschmidt Conference, Davos, Switzerland, 21 June 2009,

2008

Quince, C., Curtis, T.P., and Sloan, W.T. (2008) The rational exploration of microbial diversity. ISME Journal, 2(10), pp. 997-1006. (doi:10.1038/ismej.2008.69)

Augustine, N., Beevers, L., and Sloan, W.T. (2008) Predicting river flows for future climates using an autoregressive multinomial logit model. Water Resources Research, 44(7),

Curtis, T.P., Wallbridge, N.C., and Sloan, W. (2008) Theory, community assembly, diversity and evolution in the microbial world. In: Butlin, R. and Bridle, J. (eds.) Speciation and Patterns of Diversity. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521709637

Sloan, W.T., Quince, C., and Curtis, T.P. (2008) The uncountables. In: Zengler, K. (ed.) Accessing Uncultivated Microorganisms: From the Environment to Organisms and Genomes and Back. ASM Press: Washington DC, USA. ISBN 9781555814069

2007

Woodcock, S., Van Der Gast, C.J., Bell, T., Lunn, M., Curtis, T.P., Head, I.M., and Sloan, W. (2007) Neutral assembly of bacterial communities. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 62(2), pp. 171-180. (doi:10.1111/j.1574-6941.2007.00379.x)

Battin, T. J., Sloan, W.T., Kjelleberg, S., Daims, H., Head, I. M., and Curtis, T. P. (2007) Microbial landscapes: new paths to biofilm research. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 5(1), pp. 76-81. (doi:10.1038/nrmicro1556)

Sloan, W.T., Woodcock, S., Lunn, M., Head, I.M., and Curtis, T.P. (2007) Modeling Taxa-Abundance Distributions in Microbial Communities using Environmental Sequence Data. Microbial Ecology, 53(3), pp. 443-455. (doi:10.1007/s00248-006-9141-x)

2006

Curtis, T.P., Head, I.M., Lunn, M., Woodcock, S., Schloss, P.D., and Sloan, W. (2006) What is the extent of prokaryotic diversity? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 361(1475), pp. 2023-2037. (doi:10.1098/rstb.2006.1921)

Woodcock, S., Curtis, T. P., Head, I. M., Lunn, M., and Sloan, W. T. (2006) Taxa-area relationships for microbes: the unsampled and the unseen. Ecology Letters, 9(7), pp. 805-812. (doi:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2006.00929.x)

Sloan, W., Lunn, M., Woodcock, S., Head, I.M., Nee, S., and Curtis, T.P. (2006) Quantifying the roles of immigration and chance in shaping prokaryote community structure. Environmental Microbiology, 8(4), pp. 732-740. (doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2005.00956.x)

Curtis, T.P., and Sloan, W. (2006) Towards the design of diversity: stochastic models for community assembly in wastewater treatment plants. Water Science and Technology, 54(1), pp. 227-236. (doi:10.2166/wst.2006.391)

2005

Curtis, T. P., and Sloan, W. T. (2005) Exploring microbial diversity: A vast below. Science, 309(5739), pp. 1331-1333. (doi:10.1126/science.1118176)

2004

Sloan, W., Kilsby, C.G., and Lunn, R. (2004) Incorporating topographic variability into a simple regional snowmelt model. Hydrological Processes, 18(17), pp. 3371-3390. (doi:10.1002/hyp.1501)

Lunn, M., Sloan, W., and Curtis, T. (2004) Estimating bacterial diversity from clone libraries with flat rank abundance distributions. Environmental Microbiology, 6(10), pp. 1081-1086. (doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2004.00641.x)

Curtis, T., and Sloan, W. (2004) Prokaryotic diversity and its limits: microbial community structure in nature and implications for microbial ecology. Current Opinion in Microbiology, 7(3), pp. 221-226. (doi:10.1016/j.mib.2004.04.010)

2002

Curtis, T.P., Sloan, W., and Scannell, J.W. (2002) Estimating prokaryotic diversity and its limits. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 99(16), pp. 10494-10499. (doi:10.1073/pnas.142680199)

Reungoat, A.F.R., and Sloan, W. (2002) Classification of components of river basins for hydrological model parameter estimation. In: Continuous River Flow Simulation: Methods, Applications and Uncertainties ; BHS national meeting CEH Wallingford 5th July 2001. British Hydrological Society, pp. 39-45. ISBN 1903741025

2001

Curtis, T., Sloan, W., and Scannell, J. (2001) Determining the diversity of the hyperdiverse: The theoretical limits of prokaryotic diversity at large and small scales. In: 9th International Symposium of Microbiology Ecology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands,

Reungoat, A., and Sloan, W. (2001) Classification of river networks. In: 'River Basin Management', Cardiff, UK, 11-13 September, pp. 23-29. ISBN 1-85312-876-7

2000

Sloan, W. (2000) A physics-based function for modeling transient groundwater discharge at the watershed scale. Water Resources Research, 36(1), pp. 225-241. (doi:10.1029/1999WR900221)

1999

Sloan, W., and Ewen, J. (1999) Modelling long-term contaminant migration in a catchment at fine spatial and temporal scales using the UP system. Hydrological Processes, 13(6), pp. 823-846. (doi:10.1002/(SICI)1099-1085(19990430)13:6<823::AID-HYP759>3.0.CO;2-B)

Ewen, J., Sloan, W.T., Kilsby, C.G., and O'Connell, P.E. (1999) UP Modelling System for large scale hydrology: deriving large-scale physically-based parameters for the Arkansas-Red River basin. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 3(1), pp. 125-136. (doi:10.5194/hess-3-125-1999)

Kilsby, C., Ewen, J., Sloan, W., Burton, A., Fallows, C., and O'Connell, P. (1999) The UP modelling system for large scale hydrology: simulation of the Arkansas-Red River basin. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 3(1), pp. 137-149. (doi:10.5194/hess-3-137-1999)

Sloan, W. (1999) A European perspective on distributed hydrological modelling and GIS. In: DeBarry, P.A. and Quimpo, R.G. (eds.) GIS Modules and Distributed Models of the Watershed. American Society of Civil Engineers. ISBN 9780784404430

1998

Collins, R., Jenkins, A., and Sloan, W. (1998) A GIS framework for modelling nitrogen leaching from agricultural areas in the Middle Hills, Nepal. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 12(5), pp. 479-490. (doi:10.1080/136588198241761)

1995

Jenkins, A., Sloan, W., and Cosby, B. (1995) Stream chemistry in the middle hills and high mountains of the Himalayas, Nepal. Journal of Hydrology, 166(1-2), pp. 61-79. (doi:10.1016/0022-1694(94)02600-G)

1994

Sloan, W., Jenkins, A., and Eatherall, A. (1994) A simple-model of stream nitrate concentrations in forested and deforested catchments in mid-Wales. Journal of Hydrology, 158(1-2), pp. 61-78. (doi:10.1016/0022-1694(94)90046-9)

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Number of items: 52.

Articles

Bautista-de los Santos, Q., Schroeder, J. L., Blakemore, O., Moses, J., Haffey, M., Sloan, W., and Pinto, A. J. (2016) The impact of sampling, PCR, and sequencing replication on discerning changes in drinking water bacterial community over diurnal time-scales. Water Research, 90, pp. 216-224. (doi:10.1016/j.watres.2015.12.010)

Bautista-de los Santos, Q. M., Schroeder, J., Sevillano-Rivera, M. C., Sungthong, R., Ijaz, U. Z., Sloan, W. T., and Pinto, A. J. (2016) Emerging investigators series: Microbial communities in full-scale drinking water distribution systems – A meta-analysis. Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology, (doi:10.1039/C6EW00030D) (Early Online Publication)

Widder, S. et al. (2016) Challenges in microbial ecology: building predictive understanding of community function and dynamics. ISME Journal, (doi:10.1038/ismej.2016.45) (PMID:27022995) (Early Online Publication)

Lakshmanan, S., Holmes, W.M., Sloan, W.T., and Phoenix, V.R. (2015) Characterization of nanoparticle transport through quartz and dolomite gravels by magnetic resonance imaging. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 12(10), pp. 3373-3384. (doi:10.1007/s13762-015-0767-4)

Couto, J. M., Ijaz, U. Z., Phoenix, V. R., Schirmer, M., and Sloan, W. T. (2015) Metagenomic sequencing unravels gene fragments with phylogenetic signatures of O2-tolerant NiFe membrane-bound hydrogenases in lacustrine sediment. Current Microbiology, 71(2), pp. 296-302. (doi:10.1007/s00284-015-0846-2) (PMID:26044993) (PMCID:PMC4486115)

Lakshmanan, S., Holmes, W. M., Sloan, W. T., and Phoenix, V. R. (2015) Nanoparticle transport in saturated porous medium using magnetic resonance imaging. Chemical Engineering Journal, 266, pp. 156-162. (doi:10.1016/j.cej.2014.12.076)

Schirmer, M., Ijaz, U. Z., D'Amore, R., Hall, N., Sloan, W. T., and Quince, C. (2015) Insight into biases and sequencing errors for amplicon sequencing with the Illumina MiSeq platform. Nucleic Acids Research, 43(6), e37. (doi:10.1093/nar/gku1341) (PMID:25586220) (PMCID:PMC4381044)

Schroeder, J. L., Lunn, M., Pinto, A. J., Raskin, L., and Sloan, W. T. (2015) Probabilistic models to describe the dynamics of migrating microbial communities. PLoS ONE, 10(3), e0117221. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0117221) (PMID:25803866) (PMCID:PMC4372544)

Pinto, A., Schroeder, J., Lunn, M., Sloan, W., and Raskin, L. (2014) Spatial-temporal survey and occupancy-abundance modeling to predict bacterial community dynamics in the drinking water microbiome. MBIO, 5(3), 01135-14. (doi:10.1128/mBio.01135-14)

Meynet, P., Moliterni, E., Davenport, R.J., Sloan, W., Camacho, J.V., and Werner, D. (2014) Predicting the effects of biochar on volatile petroleum hydrocarbon biodegradation and emanation from soil: a bacterial community finger-print analysis inferred modelling approach. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 68, pp. 20-30. (doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2013.09.015)

Schirmer, M., Sloan, W. T., and Quince, C. (2014) Benchmarking of viral haplotype reconstruction programmes: an overview of the capacities and limitations of currently available programmes. Briefings in Bioinformatics, 15(3), pp. 431-442. (doi:10.1093/bib/bbs081)

Widder, S., Besemer, K., Singer, G. A., Ceola, S., Bertuzzo, E., Quince, C., Sloan, W. T., Rinaldo, A., and Battin, T. J. (2014) Fluvial network organization imprints on microbial co-occurrence networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(35), pp. 12799-12804. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1411723111)

Besemer, K., Singer, G., Quince, C., Bertuzzo, E., Sloan, W., and Battin, T. J. (2013) Headwaters are critical reservoirs of microbial diversity for fluvial networks. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 280(1771), p. 20131760. (doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.1760)

Vignaga, E., Sloan, D.M., Luo, X., Haynes, H., Phoenix, V.R., and Sloan, W.T. (2013) Erosion of biofilm-bound fluvial sediments. Nature Geoscience, 6(9), pp. 770-774. (doi:10.1038/ngeo1891)

Woodcock, S., Besemer, K., Battin, T.J., Curtis, T.P., and Sloan, W. (2013) Modelling the effects of dispersal mechanisms and hydrodynamic regimes upon the structure of microbial communities within fluvial biofilms. Environmental Microbiology, 15(4), pp. 1216-1225. (doi:10.1111/1462-2920.12055)

Pholchan, M.K., Baptista, J.D.C., Davenport, R.J., Sloan, W., and Curtis, T.P. (2013) Microbial community assembly, theory and rare functions. Frontiers in Microbiology, 4(Art 68), (doi:10.3389/fmicb.2013.00068)

Vignaga, E., Haynes, H., and Sloan, W.T. (2012) Quantifying the tensile strength of microbial mats grown over noncohesive sediments. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 109(5), pp. 1155-1164. (doi:10.1002/bit.24401)

Ramanan, B., Holmes, W.M., Sloan, W.T., and Phoenix, V.R. (2012) Investigation of nanoparticle transport inside coarse-grained geological media using magnetic resonance imaging. Environmental Science & Technology, 46(1), pp. 360-366. (doi:10.1021/es2012726)

Sloan, W., and Haynes, H. (2010) Obituary for Professor Alan Ervine. Journal of Hydro-environment Research, 4(3), pp. 181-182. (doi:10.1016/j.jher.2010.09.001)

Ofiteru, I.D., Lunn, M., Curtis, T.P., Wells, G.F., Criddle, C.S., Francis, C.A., and Sloan, W.T. (2010) Combined niche and neutral effects in a microbial wastewater treatment community. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107(35), pp. 15345-15350. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1000604107)

Ramanan, B., Holmes, W.M., Sloan, W.T., and Phoenix, V.R. (2010) Application of Paramagnetically Tagged Molecules for Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Biofilm Mass Transport Processes. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 76(12), pp. 4027-4036. (doi:10.1128/AEM.03016-09)

Oh, S.T., Kim, J., Premier, G.C., Lee, T.H., Kim, C., and Sloan, W.T. (2010) Sustainable wastewater treatment: How might microbial fuel cells contribute. Biotechnology Advances, 28(6), pp. 871-881. (doi:10.1016/j.biotechadv.2010.07.008)

Quince, C., Lanzen, A., Curtis, T.P., Davenport, R.J., Hall, N., Head, I.M., Read, F., and Sloan, W.T. (2009) Accurate determination of microbial diversity from 454 pyrosequencing data. Nature Methods, 6(9), 639-U27. (doi:10.1038/NMETH.1361)

Quince, C., Curtis, T.P., and Sloan, W.T. (2008) The rational exploration of microbial diversity. ISME Journal, 2(10), pp. 997-1006. (doi:10.1038/ismej.2008.69)

Augustine, N., Beevers, L., and Sloan, W.T. (2008) Predicting river flows for future climates using an autoregressive multinomial logit model. Water Resources Research, 44(7),

Woodcock, S., Van Der Gast, C.J., Bell, T., Lunn, M., Curtis, T.P., Head, I.M., and Sloan, W. (2007) Neutral assembly of bacterial communities. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 62(2), pp. 171-180. (doi:10.1111/j.1574-6941.2007.00379.x)

Battin, T. J., Sloan, W.T., Kjelleberg, S., Daims, H., Head, I. M., and Curtis, T. P. (2007) Microbial landscapes: new paths to biofilm research. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 5(1), pp. 76-81. (doi:10.1038/nrmicro1556)

Sloan, W.T., Woodcock, S., Lunn, M., Head, I.M., and Curtis, T.P. (2007) Modeling Taxa-Abundance Distributions in Microbial Communities using Environmental Sequence Data. Microbial Ecology, 53(3), pp. 443-455. (doi:10.1007/s00248-006-9141-x)

Curtis, T.P., Head, I.M., Lunn, M., Woodcock, S., Schloss, P.D., and Sloan, W. (2006) What is the extent of prokaryotic diversity? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 361(1475), pp. 2023-2037. (doi:10.1098/rstb.2006.1921)

Woodcock, S., Curtis, T. P., Head, I. M., Lunn, M., and Sloan, W. T. (2006) Taxa-area relationships for microbes: the unsampled and the unseen. Ecology Letters, 9(7), pp. 805-812. (doi:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2006.00929.x)

Sloan, W., Lunn, M., Woodcock, S., Head, I.M., Nee, S., and Curtis, T.P. (2006) Quantifying the roles of immigration and chance in shaping prokaryote community structure. Environmental Microbiology, 8(4), pp. 732-740. (doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2005.00956.x)

Curtis, T.P., and Sloan, W. (2006) Towards the design of diversity: stochastic models for community assembly in wastewater treatment plants. Water Science and Technology, 54(1), pp. 227-236. (doi:10.2166/wst.2006.391)

Curtis, T. P., and Sloan, W. T. (2005) Exploring microbial diversity: A vast below. Science, 309(5739), pp. 1331-1333. (doi:10.1126/science.1118176)

Sloan, W., Kilsby, C.G., and Lunn, R. (2004) Incorporating topographic variability into a simple regional snowmelt model. Hydrological Processes, 18(17), pp. 3371-3390. (doi:10.1002/hyp.1501)

Lunn, M., Sloan, W., and Curtis, T. (2004) Estimating bacterial diversity from clone libraries with flat rank abundance distributions. Environmental Microbiology, 6(10), pp. 1081-1086. (doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2004.00641.x)

Curtis, T., and Sloan, W. (2004) Prokaryotic diversity and its limits: microbial community structure in nature and implications for microbial ecology. Current Opinion in Microbiology, 7(3), pp. 221-226. (doi:10.1016/j.mib.2004.04.010)

Curtis, T.P., Sloan, W., and Scannell, J.W. (2002) Estimating prokaryotic diversity and its limits. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 99(16), pp. 10494-10499. (doi:10.1073/pnas.142680199)

Sloan, W. (2000) A physics-based function for modeling transient groundwater discharge at the watershed scale. Water Resources Research, 36(1), pp. 225-241. (doi:10.1029/1999WR900221)

Sloan, W., and Ewen, J. (1999) Modelling long-term contaminant migration in a catchment at fine spatial and temporal scales using the UP system. Hydrological Processes, 13(6), pp. 823-846. (doi:10.1002/(SICI)1099-1085(19990430)13:6<823::AID-HYP759>3.0.CO;2-B)

Ewen, J., Sloan, W.T., Kilsby, C.G., and O'Connell, P.E. (1999) UP Modelling System for large scale hydrology: deriving large-scale physically-based parameters for the Arkansas-Red River basin. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 3(1), pp. 125-136. (doi:10.5194/hess-3-125-1999)

Kilsby, C., Ewen, J., Sloan, W., Burton, A., Fallows, C., and O'Connell, P. (1999) The UP modelling system for large scale hydrology: simulation of the Arkansas-Red River basin. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 3(1), pp. 137-149. (doi:10.5194/hess-3-137-1999)

Collins, R., Jenkins, A., and Sloan, W. (1998) A GIS framework for modelling nitrogen leaching from agricultural areas in the Middle Hills, Nepal. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 12(5), pp. 479-490. (doi:10.1080/136588198241761)

Jenkins, A., Sloan, W., and Cosby, B. (1995) Stream chemistry in the middle hills and high mountains of the Himalayas, Nepal. Journal of Hydrology, 166(1-2), pp. 61-79. (doi:10.1016/0022-1694(94)02600-G)

Sloan, W., Jenkins, A., and Eatherall, A. (1994) A simple-model of stream nitrate concentrations in forested and deforested catchments in mid-Wales. Journal of Hydrology, 158(1-2), pp. 61-78. (doi:10.1016/0022-1694(94)90046-9)

Book Sections

Curtis, T.P., Wallbridge, N.C., and Sloan, W. (2008) Theory, community assembly, diversity and evolution in the microbial world. In: Butlin, R. and Bridle, J. (eds.) Speciation and Patterns of Diversity. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521709637

Sloan, W.T., Quince, C., and Curtis, T.P. (2008) The uncountables. In: Zengler, K. (ed.) Accessing Uncultivated Microorganisms: From the Environment to Organisms and Genomes and Back. ASM Press: Washington DC, USA. ISBN 9781555814069

Reungoat, A.F.R., and Sloan, W. (2002) Classification of components of river basins for hydrological model parameter estimation. In: Continuous River Flow Simulation: Methods, Applications and Uncertainties ; BHS national meeting CEH Wallingford 5th July 2001. British Hydrological Society, pp. 39-45. ISBN 1903741025

Sloan, W. (1999) A European perspective on distributed hydrological modelling and GIS. In: DeBarry, P.A. and Quimpo, R.G. (eds.) GIS Modules and Distributed Models of the Watershed. American Society of Civil Engineers. ISBN 9780784404430

Conference Proceedings

Vignaga, E., Haynes, H., Sloan, W., Fernandes, A., Jarvis, M., Beattie, T.K., and Pheonix, V.R. (2010) Lab-cultured Biofilm Stabilization of Non-cohesive Sediments: Quantifying the Elastic Constant, k. In: International Workshop on Environmental Hydrauics, Valencia, Spain, 29-30 October 2010,

Phoenix, V., Ramanan, B., and Sloan, W. (2009) Imaging biogeochemical processes with MRI: application of paramagetic tracers. In: 19th Annual VM Goldschmidt Conference, Davos, Switzerland, 21 June 2009,

Curtis, T., Sloan, W., and Scannell, J. (2001) Determining the diversity of the hyperdiverse: The theoretical limits of prokaryotic diversity at large and small scales. In: 9th International Symposium of Microbiology Ecology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands,

Reungoat, A., and Sloan, W. (2001) Classification of river networks. In: 'River Basin Management', Cardiff, UK, 11-13 September, pp. 23-29. ISBN 1-85312-876-7

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