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Research Papers:

  • Mayes RW, Macdonald LM, Ross J, Dawson LA, 2008. Discrimination of domestic garden soils using plant wax compounds as markers. In Criminal and Environmental Forensics, Ritz, K., Dawson, L.A., Miller, D. (Eds), Springer, UK.
  • Macdonald LM, Singh BK, Thomas N, Brewer MJ, Campbell CD, Dawson LA, 2008. Microbial DNA profiling by multiplex terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism for forensic examination of soil evidence and the influence of sample condition. Journal Applied Microbiology 105, 813 - 821.
  • Wakelin SA, Macdonald LM, Rogers SL, Gregg AL, Baldock JA, Bolger TP, 2008. Habitat selective factors influencing the structural composition and functional capacity of microbial communities in agricultural soils. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 40, 803-813.

Scientific Articles:

  • Macdonald, L.M., Singh, B.K., Thomas, N., Brewer, M., Campbell, C.D., Dawson, L.A. Microbial DNA profiling by multiplex terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism for forensic examination of soil evidence and the influence of sample condition. Journal Applied Microbiology in press

Conferences:

  • Macdonald, L.M., Jackson, G., Brewer, M.J., Dawson, L.A. Exploring a Bayesian approach to assess transfer and persistence influences on the value of soil evidence.  International Conference on Forensic Inference and Statistics, 7th, Ecole des Sciences Criminelles, UNIL, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Dawson, L.A., Macdonald, L.M., Mayes, R.W., Ross, J., Macdonald, C.A., Horswell, J., and the SoilFit team*. Plant wax markers: developing approaches to compliment mineralogical techniques. International Crime Science Conference, London, 17-18 July 2008.
  • Donnelly, D. Dawson, L.A., Miller, D., Macdonald, L.M. Geographic Modelling of Soil Attributes and Access for Investigative Purposes. International Crime Science Conference, London, 17-18 July 2008.
  • Dawson, L.A., Macdonald, L.M. New approaches to soil evidence: modern methods to maximise what we can see. Forensic Science Society: ' Is what you see what you get?', Derby 4-6 July, 2008. Invited Keynote presentation.
  • Macdonald, L., Brewer, M., Dawson, L.A., Campbell, C., Mayes, R., Robertson, J., Singh, B., Towers, W., Ross, J., Bellamy, P., Ritz, K., Crawford, J. Exploring the forensic potential of novel soil profiling methods. Soil Forensics International, Edinburgh, 30th October - 1st November 2007.
  • Donnelly, D., Macdonald, L.M., Ball, J., Dawson, L.A. Where dunnit? Soil Forensics International, Edinburgh, 30th October - 1st November 2007.
  • Morrisson, A. L., McColl, S., Dawson, L.A., Cocks, S., Macdonald, L.M., Mayes, R.W., Soil Forensic University Network (SoilFUN) - a collaborative projectSoil Forensics International, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, 30 October - 1 November, 2007.
  • Dawson, L.A., Miller, D.R., Macdonald, L.M. Integration of modern soil fingerprinting methods for forensic application. Centre for Security and Crime Science Conference, University College London, 16-17th July 2007.
  • Macdonald, L.M., Donnelly, D., Ball, J., Dawson, L.A. Integration of modern soil fingerprinting methods for forensic application. The Environment in a Legal and Regulatory Context - Environmental Forensics: a new frontier, Bournemouth University, 16th-18th April 2007, p24.
  • Macdonald, L.M., Davy, V., Brewer, M. and Dawson, L.A. Towards a soil forensic database: Integration of soil fingerprinting techniques. Soil Forensics Workshop at the Californian Association of Criminalists, 108th Fall Seminar, The Climate of Crime: Hot Topics and Cold Hits. 9th - 13th October 2006.
  • Macdonald, L.M., Midwood, A. and Dawson, L.A. Utilising stable isotope ratios in soil forensic science. Soil Forensics Workshop at the Californian Association of Criminalists, 108th Fall Seminar, The Climate of Crime: Hot Topics and Cold Hits. 9th - 13th October 2006.
  • Macdonald, L.M., Dawson, L.A. and Miller, D. The GIMI Network: Geoforensics and Information Management for crime Investigation. Soil Forensics Workshop at the Californian Association of Criminalists, 108th Fall Seminar, The Climate of Crime: Hot Topics and Cold Hits. 9th - 13th October 2006.
  • Smith, C., Dawson, L.A., Morrisson, A. and Andrew, K. Soil as physical evidence. FORensic RESearch and Teaching (FORREST) Conference, University of Central Lancashire. Forensic Institute Research Network FORREST Conference, University of Central Lancashire, 12th-14th September 2006.
  • Morrisson, A. and Dawson, L.A. The EPSRC-funded SoilFit project. FORensic RESearch and Teaching (FORREST) Conference, University of Central Lancashire, 12th-14th September 2006.
  • Dawson, L.A. Soil as physical evidence - fingerprinting soils for forensic evidence. University of Western Australia, Agricultural Lecture Theatre, Seminar Series Semester 1, Perth, Australia, 11th April 2006.
  • Dawson, L.A. Identification of crime scene origin through the use of soil organic evidence. International Workshop on Criminal and Environmental Soil Forensics, 8-9th April, 2006, p27.

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