Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

John Murray

BSc, ARCS, PhD, DIC, DSc

Primary position:
Emeritus Professor of Geology

Background

The University of Southampton

BSc Pure Geology, Imperial College (1959), ARCS (1959), PhD, Micropalaeontology, Imperial College (1961), DIC (1962), DSc, London (1990)

Postdoctoral researcher, The Laboratory of the Marine Biological Association, Plymouth (1961-1962), Lecturer in Geology, University of Bristol (1962-1975), Professor and Head of Department of Geology, University of Exeter (1975-1989), Professor of Geology, School of Ocean and Earth Science, Southampton Oceanography Centre (1989-2003).

Foraminiferal fantasy

Foraminiferal fantasy

Murchison Medal, Watts Medal, Clement Le Neve Foster Prize, Imperial College (1957-1959), Marshall Scholarship, Imperial College (1961), Huxley Medal, Imperial College (1974), Wollaston Fund, Geological Society of London (1981), TN George Medal, Glasgow Geological Society (1991), Joseph A. Cushman Award, Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, USA (2001), Brady Medal, The Micropalaeontological Society, inaugural recipient (2007), Coke Medal, the Geological Society of London (2007).

Emeritus Fellowship, The Leverhulme Trust (2003-2005).

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Publications

The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)

Article

Murray, J.W. (2012) Early British students of modern foraminifera: Carpenter and Williamson. Journal of Micropalaeontology, 31, (2), 159-167. (doi:10.1144/​0262-821X11-035).
Murray, John W., Alve, Elisabeth and Jones, Bob W. (2011) A new look at modern agglutinated benthic foraminiferal morphogroups: their value in palaeoecological interpretation. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 309, (3-4), 229-241. (doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2011.06.006).
Murray, John W. and Alve, Elisabeth (2011) The distribution of agglutinated foraminifera in NW European seas: Baseline data for the interpretation of fossil assemblages. Palaeontologia Electronica, 14, (2), 14.2.14A.
Alve, Elisabeth, Murray, John W. and Skei, Jens (2011) Deep-sea benthic foraminifera, carbonate dissolution and species diversity in Hardangerfjord, Norway: An initial assessment. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 92, (1), 90-102 . (doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2010.12.018).
Murray, J. and Culver, S. (2010) 2009 Cushman Award winner, John Whittaker. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 40, (1), 1-2.
Murray, J.W. (2009) Wind transport of foraminiferal tests into subaerial dunes: an example from western Ireland. The Journal of Micropalaeontology, 28, (2), 185-187.
Murray, J.W. (2007) Biodiversity of living benthic foraminifera: how many species are there? Marine Micropaleontology, 64, (3-4), 163-176. (doi:10.1016/j.marmicro.2007.04.002).
Topping, J.N., Murray, J.W. and Pond, D.W. (2006) Sewage effects on the food sources and diet of benthic foraminifera living in oxic sediment: a microcosm experiment. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 329, (2), 239-250. (doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2005.09.013).
Pudsey, C.J., Murray, J.W., Appleby, P. and Evans, J. (2006) Ice shelf history from petrographic and foraminiferal evidence, Northeast Antarctic Peninsula. Quaternary Science Reviews, 25, (17-18), 2357-2379. (doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2006.01.029).
Rogerson, M., Rohling, E.J., Weaver, P.P.E. and Murray, J.W. (2005) Glacial to interglacial changes in the settling depth of the Mediterranean Outflow plume. Paleoceanography, 20, (3), PA3007-[12pp]. (doi:10.1029/2004PA001106).
Rogerson, M., Rohling, E.J., Weaver, P.P.E. and Murray, J.W. (2004) The Azores Front since the Last Glacial Maximum. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 222, (3-4), 779-789. (doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2004.03.039).
Horne, D.J., Smith, R.J., Whittaker, J.E. and Murray, J.W. (2004) The first British record and a new species of the superfamily Terresticytheroidea (Crustacea, Ostracoda): morphology, ontogeny, lifestyle and phylogeny. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 142, 253-288. (doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2004.00134.x).
Murray, J.W. (2003) Foraminiferal assemblage formation in depositional sinks on the continental shelf west of Scotland. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 33, (2), 101-121.
Hughes, J.A., Gooday, A. and Murray, J.W. (2003) The preservation potential of benthic foraminiferal assemblages at three deep-sea sites in the northeast Atlantic. Newsletter of Micropalaeontology, No. 68, p.15.
Murray, J.W., Alve, E. and Cundy, A. (2003) The origin of modern agglutinated foraminiferal assemblages: evidence from a stratified fjord. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 58, (3), 677-697. (doi:10.1016/S0272-7714(03)00179-3).
Murray, J. (2002) Holocene history of an enclosed basin on the shelf west of Scotland. Newsletter of Micropalaeontology, No. 66, p.16.
Murray, J.W. and Whittaker, J.E. (2001) A new species of microforaminifera (Gavelinopsis caledonia) from the continental shelf, west of Scotland. Journal of Micropalaeontology, 20, (2), 179-182.
Alve, E. and Murray, J.W. (2001) Temporal variability in vertical distribution of live (stained) intertidal foraminifera, southern England. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 31, (1), 12-24.
Murray, J.W. (2001) The niche of benthic foraminifera, critical thresholds and proxies. Marine Micropaleontology, 41, (1-2), 1-7. (doi:10.1016/S0377-8398(00)00057-8).
Murray, John W., Whittaker, John E. and Alve, Elisabeth (2000) On the type species of Aubignyna and a description of A. hamblensis, a new microforaminifer from temperate shallow waters. Journal of Micropalaeontology, 19, (1), 61-67.
Murray, J.W. and Alve, E. (2000) Major aspects of foraminiferal variability (standing crop and biomass) on a monthly scale in an intertidal zone. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 30, (3), 177-191.
Murray, J.W. (2000) Revised taxonomy, an atlas of British recent foraminiferids. Journal of Micropalaeontology, 19, (1), p.44.
Murray, J.W. (2000) The enigma of the continued use of total assemblages in ecological studies of benthic foraminifera. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 30, (3), 244-245.
Murray, J.W. and Bowser, S.S. (2000) Mortality, protoplasm decay rate, and reliability of staining techniques to recognise 'living' foraminifera: a review. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 30, (1), 66-70.
Cearreta, A. and Murray, J.W. (2000) AMS 14C dating of Holocene estuarine deposits: consequences of high energy and reworked foraminifera. The Holocene, 10, (1), 155-159.

Book

Murray, J.W. (2006) Ecology and applications of benthic foraminifera, Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press, 426pp.

Book Section

Hart, M.B., Haynes, J.R., Aldridge, R.J., Bailey, H.W., Gehrels, W.R., Gregory, F.J., Lord, A.R., Murray, J.W., Pearson, P.N. and Whittaker, J.E. (2013) A history of academic research on Foraminifera in the UK. In, Bowden, A.J., Gregory, F.J. and Henderson, A.S. (eds.) Landmarks in Foraminiferal Micropalaeontology: History and Development. London, GB, Geological Society of London for The Micropalaeontological Society, 285-303. (Micropaleaeontological Society Special Publications).
Rogerson, M., Weaver, P.P.E., Rohling, E.J., Lourens, L.J., Murray, J.W. and Hayes, A. (2006) Colour logging as a tool in high-resolution palaeoceanography. In, Rothwell, R.G. (ed.) New techniques in sediment core analysis. London, UK, Geological Society of London, 99-112. (Geological Society Special Publication 267).
Murray, J.W. (2002) Introduction to benthic foraminifera. In, Haslett, S.R. (ed.) Environmental Quaternary Micropalaeontology. London, UK, Hodder Arnold, 7-15.
Murray, J.W. and Alve, E. (2002) Benthic foraminifera as indicators of environmental change: estuaries, shelf and upper slope. In, Haslett, S.R. (ed.) Environmental Quaternary Micropalaeontology. London, UK, Hodder Arnold, 59-90.
Murray, J.W. (2000) Marine geology of continental shelves. In, Hancock, P.L.H. and Skinner, B.J. (eds.) Oxford Companion to the Earth. Oxford, UK, Oxford University Press, 171-172.
Allen, K., Roberts, S. and Murray, J.W. (2000) Analysis of organic components in the test wall of agglutinated foraminifera by Fourier Transform Infrared and Pyrolysis Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry. In, Hart, M. (ed.) Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Agglutinated Foraminifera, Plymouth England, 8-12 Sept 1997. Fifth International Workshop on Agglutinated Foraminifera Krakow, Poland, Grzybowski Foundation, 1-13. (Grzybowski Foundation Special Publication 7).
Hughes, J.A., Gooday, A.J. and Murray, J.W. (2000) The distribution of live benthic foraminifera at three oceanographically dissimilar sites in the northeast Atlantic: preliminary results. In, Jones, M.B., Azevedo, J.M.N., Neto, A.I., Costa, A.C. and Frias Martins, A.M. (eds.) Island, Ocean and Deep-Sea Biology. Proceedings of the 34th European Marine Biology Symposium, Ponta Delgarda (Azores), Portugal, 13-17 Sept 1999. 34th European Marine Biology Symposium Dordrecht, The Netherlands, Kluwer Academic, 227-238. (Developments in Hydrobiology 152).
Murray, J.W. and Alve, E. (2000) Do calcareous dominated shelf foraminiferal assemblages leave worthwhile ecological information after their dissolution? In, Hart, M. (ed.) Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Agglutinated Foraminifera, Plymouth England, 8-12 Sept 1997. Fifth International Workshop on Agglutinated Foraminifera Krakow, Poland, Grzybowski Foundation, 311-331. (Grzybowski Foundation Special Publication 7).
Murray, John William (2000) When does environmental variability become environmental change? The proxy record of benthic foraminifera. In, Martin, Ronald E. (ed.) Environmental micropaleontology: the application of microfossils to environmental geology. New York, USA, Plenum Press, 7-37. (Topics in Geobiology 15).
Murray, J.W. (2000) When does environmental variability become environmental change? In, Martin, R.E. (ed.) Environmental Micropaleontology: the Application of Microfossils to Environmental Geology. New York, USA, Plenum Press, 7-37. (Topics in Geobiology 15).
 

Research

Research Interests

Ecology of benthic foraminifera

Primary research group:  Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimate

Contact

Emeritus Professor John Murray
Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton
University of Southampton Waterfront Campus
European Way
Southampton SO14 3ZH
United Kingdom

Room Number: NOCS/344/25

Telephone: (023) 8059 2786
Email: jwm1@soton.ac.uk