Robin Raine

Lecturer (Fixed Term) M.SC., Ph.D.,

Contact Details

Lecturer (Fixed Term)
Earth & Ocean Sciences
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 2271
E: robin.raine@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Dr. Robin Raine has been researching marine  Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in Irish waters for over 20 years.   these blloms cause enormous economic hardship to the shellfish production industry.  He has developed hypotheses and models for the onset of toxic dinoflagellate blooms around the Irish coastline, particularly for the important aquaculture production areas of  southwest Ireland and Cork Harbour.  Between 2003 and 2010  he has been involved in GEOHAB (Global Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms, the SCOR-IOC-UNESCO project on harmful algae), being nominated onto the GEOHAB Scientific Steering Committee in 2003 and becoming its chairman in 2006.


This work has developed from an over-riding interest in the relationship between phytoplankton dynamics and physical oceanography in waters overlying the continental shelf.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(1983) 'THE EFFECT OF NITROGEN SUPPLY ON THE PHOTOSYNTHETIC QUOTIENT OF NATURAL PHYTOPLANKTON ASSEMBLAGES'
RAINE, RCT (1983) 'THE EFFECT OF NITROGEN SUPPLY ON THE PHOTOSYNTHETIC QUOTIENT OF NATURAL PHYTOPLANKTON ASSEMBLAGES'. Botanica Marina, 26 :417-423 [Details]
(1990) 'HYDROGRAPHY AND PHYTOPLANKTON OF WATERS OFF SOUTH-WEST IRELAND'
RAINE, R,OMAHONY, J,MCMAHON, T,RODEN, C (1990) 'HYDROGRAPHY AND PHYTOPLANKTON OF WATERS OFF SOUTH-WEST IRELAND'. Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science, 30 :579-592 [Details]
(1990) 'TOXICITY OF NUVAN AND DICHLOROVOS TOWARDS MARINE-PHYTOPLANKTON'
RAINE, RCT,COONEY, JJ,COUGHLAN, MF,PATCHING, JW (1990) 'TOXICITY OF NUVAN AND DICHLOROVOS TOWARDS MARINE-PHYTOPLANKTON'. Botanica Marina, 33 :533-537 [Details]
(1998) 'Physical dynamics on the continental shelf off southwestern Ireland and their influence on coastal phytoplankton blooms'
Raine, R,McMahon, T (1998) 'Physical dynamics on the continental shelf off southwestern Ireland and their influence on coastal phytoplankton blooms'. Continental Shelf Research, 18 [Details]
(2001) 'Pigment signatures of phytoplankton communities in Irish Shelf seas'
Ediger, D., Raine, R., Weeks, A.R., Robinson, I.S. and Sagan, S (2001) 'Pigment signatures of phytoplankton communities in Irish Shelf seas'. Journal Of Plankton Research, 23 :893-902 [Details]
(2002) 'The summer distribution of net plankton dinoflagellates and their relation to water movements in the NE Atlantic Ocean, west of Ireland'
Raine, R,White, M,Dodge, JD (2002) 'The summer distribution of net plankton dinoflagellates and their relation to water movements in the NE Atlantic Ocean, west of Ireland'. Journal Of Plankton Research, 24 :1131-1147 [Details]
(2004) 'Species of the diatom Pseudo-nitzschia Peragello in Irish waters'
Cusack, C., Patching, J.W. and Raine, R (2004) 'Species of the diatom Pseudo-nitzschia Peragello in Irish waters'. Biology And Environment-Proceedings Of The Royal Irish Academy, 104 :55-74 [Details]
(2005) 'Harmful algal blooms in stratified environments'
Gentien, P., Donaghay, P., Yamazaki, H., Raine, R., Reguera, B. and T. Osborn (2005) 'Harmful algal blooms in stratified environments'. Oceanography, 18 (2):172-183 [Details]
(2007) 'Characterisation of non-toxic and toxin producing populations of Alexandrium minutum (Dinophyceae) in Irish coastal waters'
Touzet, N., Franco, J.M. and R. Raine. (2007) 'Characterisation of non-toxic and toxin producing populations of Alexandrium minutum (Dinophyceae) in Irish coastal waters'. Applied And Environmental Microbiology, 73 :3333-3342 [Details]
(2007) 'Influence of inorganic nutrition on growth and PSP toxin production of Alexandrium minutum (Dinophyceae) from Cork Harbour, Ireland'
Touzet, N., Franco, J.M. and R. Raine (2007) 'Influence of inorganic nutrition on growth and PSP toxin production of Alexandrium minutum (Dinophyceae) from Cork Harbour, Ireland'. Toxicon, 50 :106-119 [Details]
(2007) 'Discrimination of Alexandrium andersoni and A. minutum (Dinophyceae) using LSU rRNA-targeted oligonucleotide probes and fluorescent whole cell hybridization'
Touzet, N. and R. Raine (2007) 'Discrimination of Alexandrium andersoni and A. minutum (Dinophyceae) using LSU rRNA-targeted oligonucleotide probes and fluorescent whole cell hybridization'. Phycologia, 46 :168-177 [Details]
(2007) 'The influence of local and regional oceanographic processes on phytoplankton distribution in continental shelf waters off northwestern Ireland'
O'Boyle, S. and R. Raine (2007) 'The influence of local and regional oceanographic processes on phytoplankton distribution in continental shelf waters off northwestern Ireland'. Biology And Environment (Proc R Ir Acad, Ser B), 107 :95-109 [Details]
(2008) 'Morphogenetic diversity and biotoxin composition of Alexandrium in Irish waters'
Touzet, N., Franco, J.M. and R. Raine. (2008) 'Morphogenetic diversity and biotoxin composition of Alexandrium in Irish waters'. Harmful Algae, 7 :782-797 [Details]
(2008) 'Thin layers of Pseudo-nitzschia spp. and the fate of Dinophysis acuminata during an upwelling-downwelling cycle in a Galician Ria'
Velo-Suarez, L., Gonzalez-Gil, S., Gentien, P., Lunven, M., Bechemin, C., Fernand, L., Raine, R., and B. Reguera. (2008) 'Thin layers of Pseudo-nitzschia spp. and the fate of Dinophysis acuminata during an upwelling-downwelling cycle in a Galician Ria'. Limnology And Oceanography, 53 (5):1816-1834 [Details]
(2008) 'Thermohaline circulation of shallow tidal seas'
Hill, A.E., Brown, J., Fernand, L., Holt, J.T., Horsburgh, K.J. Proctor, R., Raine, R. and W.R. Turrell. (2008) 'Thermohaline circulation of shallow tidal seas'. Geophysical Research Letters, 35 (11) [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Ocean urea fertilisation for carbon credits poses high ecological risks'
Glibert, P.M., Raine, R. and 55 others (2008) 'Ocean urea fertilisation for carbon credits poses high ecological risks'. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 56 :1049-1056 [Details]
(2010) 'Dynamics of co-occurring Alexandrium minutum (Global Clade) and A. tamarense (West European) (Dinophyceae) during a summer bloom in Cork Harbour, Ireland (2006)'
Touzet, N., H. Farrell, H., Ní Rathaille, A., Rodriguez, P. Alfonso, A. Botana, L.M. and R. Raine (2010) 'Dynamics of co-occurring Alexandrium minutum (Global Clade) and A. tamarense (West European) (Dinophyceae) during a summer bloom in Cork Harbour, Ireland (2006)'. Deep Sea Research, 57 :268-278 [Details]
(2010) 'A simple short range model for the prediction of harmful algal events in the bays of southwestern Ireland'
Raine, R,McDermott, G,Silke, J,Lyons, K,Nolan, G,Cusack, C (2010) 'A simple short range model for the prediction of harmful algal events in the bays of southwestern Ireland'. Journal Of Marine Systems, 83 :150-157 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Harmful Dinophysis species: a review'
Reguera, B., Velo-Suarez, L., Raine, R. and M.G. Park (2012) 'Harmful Dinophysis species: a review'. Harmful Algae, 14 :87-106 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2006) The Dinoflagellate Genus Ceratium in Irish Shelf Seas.
Georgina McDermott and Robin Raine (2006) The Dinoflagellate Genus Ceratium in Irish Shelf Seas. Galway, Ireland: Martin Ryan Institute. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(1983) 'Benthic metabolism and the supply of organic material to the sea bed'
Patching, J.W. and R. Raine. (1983) 'Benthic metabolism and the supply of organic material to the sea bed' In: Experimental Biology at Sea. London: Academic Press. [Details]
(2002) 'Nutrient Fluxes in Estuaries'
Raine, R., Joyce, B., Bentley, T., Patching, J.W. and P.J. leB Williams. (2002) 'Nutrient Fluxes in Estuaries' In: Achievement and Challenge. Dublin: Unoversity College Dublin. [Details]
(2010) 'The settlement bottle method for quantitative phytoplankton analysis'
McDermott, G. and R. Raine (2010) 'The settlement bottle method for quantitative phytoplankton analysis' In: Microscopic and Molecular Methods for Quantitative Phytoplankton Analysis. Paris: UNESCO. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(1993) ICES JOURNAL OF MARINE SCIENCE
RAINE, R et al. (1993) THE DEVELOPMENT OF A BLOOM OF THE DINOFLAGELLATE [GYRODINIUM-AUREOLUM (HULBERT)] ON THE SOUTH-WEST IRISH COAST ICES JOURNAL OF MARINE SCIENCE , pp.461-469 [Details]