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James Merryweather

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Biological

Merryweather J.W. & Fitter A.H. (1991). A modified method for elucidating the structure of the fungal partner in a vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhiza. Mycological Research 95(12) 1435-7.[1]

Fitter A.H. & Merryweather J.W. (1992). Why are some plants more mycorrhizal than others? An ecological enquiry. In: Read, Lewis, Fitter & Alexander, eds. Mycorrhizas in ecosystems. Wallingford, Oxon: C.A.B.I., 26-36.

Merryweather J.W. (1992). The Fern Guide. Field Studies 8, 101-188. (ISBN 1 85 153 211 0).

Merryweather J.W. (1993). The role of arbuscular mycorrhiza and phosphorus in the nutrition and life history of the bluebell. MPhil. thesis. University of York.

Merryweather J.W. ed. (1994) Pteridologist 2, 5 (ISSN 0266-1640)

Merryweather J.W. (1995). The Fern Guide. 2nd. edition. Field Studies Council: Shrewsbury (ISBN 1 85 153 211 0).

Merryweather J.W. ed. (1995) Pteridologist 2, 6 (ISSN 0266-1640)

Merryweather J.W. & Fitter A.H. (1995). Phosphorus and carbon budgets: mycorrhizal contribution in Hyacinthoides non-scripta (L.) Chouard ex Rothm. under natural conditions. The New Phytologist, 129: 619-627.

Merryweather J.W. & Fitter A.H. (1995). Arbuscular mycorrhiza and phosphorus as controlling factors in the life history of Hyacinthoides non-scripta (L.) Chouard ex Rothm. The New Phytologist, 129: 629-636.

Clapp J.P., Young J.P.W., Fitter A.H. & Merryweather J.W. (1996). Diversity of fungal symbionts in arbuscular mycorrhiza from a natural community. The New Phytologist, 130: 259-265.

Merryweather J.W. & Fitter A.H. (1996). Phosphorus nutrition of an obligately mycorrhizal plant treated with the fungicide benomyl in the field. The New Phytologist, 132: 307-311.[2]

Fitter A.H., Newsham K.K. & Merryweather J.W. (1996). Diversity and function of arbuscular mycorrhizas in natural ecosystems. In: C. Azcon-Aguilar & J.M. Barea eds. Proceedings of the 4th European Symposium on Mycorrhiza (11-14 July, 1994). Granada, 58-62.

Merryweather J.W. (1996). City Ferns. Yorkshire Philosophical Society, Annual Report for 1995. 59-66.

Merryweather J.W. ed. (1996). Pteridologist 3, 1 (ISSN 0266-1640)

Merryweather J.W. ed. (1997). Pteridologist 3, 2 (ISSN 0266-1640)

Merryweather J.W. & Fitter A.H. (1998). The arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi of Hyacinthoides non-scripta. I. Diversity of fungal taxa. The New Phytologist 138: 117-129.

Merryweather J.W. & Fitter A.H. (1998). The arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi of Hyacinthoides non-scripta. II. Seasonal and spatial patterns of AMF populations. The New Phytologist 138: 131-142.

Jermy A.C., Pigott A.C. & Merryweather J.W. (1998). Dryopteris. In: Rich T.C.G. & Jermy A.C., eds. Plant Crib 1998. London: BSBI, 29-31.

Merryweather J.W. & Fitter A.H. (1998). Patterns of colonisation of the roots of Hyacinthoides non-scripta after disruption of soil mycelium. Mycorrhiza 8: 87-91.

Merryweather J.W. (2000). Important plant communities on the Clyde islands of Great Cumbrae and Bute with particular reference to ferns (and some notes on orchids, sedges and rushes). Transactions of the Buteshire Natural History Society XXV 82-90.

Merryweather J.W. (2001). Comment: Meet the glomales - the ecology of mycorrhiza. British Wildlife 13:2 86-93.

Helgason T., Merryweather J.W., Denison J., Wilson P., Young P.J. & Fitter A.H. (2002). Selectivity and functional diversity in arbuscular mycorrhizas of co-occurring fungi and plants from a temperate deciduous woodland. Journal of Ecology. 90 371-384.

Merryweather J.W. (2002). Identification: British male ferns. Pteridologist 4:1, 12-14.

Merryweather J.W. (2002). Field identification of polypodies. Pteridologist 4:1, 14-15.

Merryweather J.W. ed. (2002). Pteridologist 4, 1 (ISSN 0266-1640)

Merryweather J.W. (2002). A la rencontre des Glomales. (Comment: Meet the glomales, 2001). Arbres et Scineces, II:7 27-42.

Merryweather J.W. ed. (2003). Pteridologist 4, 2 (ISSN 0266-1640)

Merryweather J.W. (2004). British shield ferns. Pteridologist 4:3, 76-79.

Merryweather J.W. ed. (2004). Pteridologist 4, 3 (ISSN 0266-1640)

Merryweather J.W. (2005). Key to Common Ferns. Field Studies Council: Shrewsbury (ISBN 978 1 85153 290 2).

Merryweather J.W. ed. (2005). Pteridologist 4, 4 (ISSN 0266-1640)

Merryweather J.W. (2006). Secrets of the soil. Resurgence, 235, 26-28.

Merryweather J.W. ed. (2006). Pteridologist 4, 5 (ISSN 0266-1640)

Merryweather J.W. (2006). In simbiosi con la terra (Secrets of the soil, 2006) Aam Terra Nova, 218, 68-71.

Merryweather J.W. (2007). The Fern Guide. 3rd. edition. Field Studies Council: Shrewsbury (ISBN 978 1 85153 228 5).

Merryweather J.W. (2007). Comment: Planting trees or woodland? An ecologist’s perspective. British Wildlife 18:4 250-258. [original title (my title): Gardening the Countryside.]

Merryweather J.W. (2007). Male ferns 2007. Pteridologist 4:6, 173-177.[3]

Merryweather J.W. ed. (2007). Pteridologist 4, 6 (ISSN 0266-1640)[4]

Merryweather J.W. (2011). Seashore Ecology. CD The Highland Council. [click Highland Nature Guides, 2013]

Merryweather J.W. (2011). British Ferns, clubmosses, quillworts and horsetails. DVD The Highland Council, Inverness. [click Highland Nature Guides, 2013]

Merryweather J.W. (2011). An introduction to flowerless plants. CD The Highland Council, Inverness. [click Highland Nature Guides, 2013]

Merryweather J.W. (2011). Problem? What Problem? (Rhododendron ponticum). CD The Highland Council, Inverness. [click Highland Nature Guides, 2013]

Merryweather J.W. (2012). Gorse: woodland in waiting. Conservation Land Management. 10:1, 5-9.

Merryweather J.W. (2012). Highland Seashores. DVD The Highland Council, Inverness. [click Highland Nature Guides, 2013]

Merryweather J.W. (2013). Highland Nature Guides. DVD The Highland Council, Inverness.

Merryweather J.W. (2014). User-Friendly Seashore Guide. Blue-Skye Books.

Merryweather J.W. (2014). HOLES - Scotland's Salmon Sewage Scandal. Blue-Skye Books.

Merryweather J.W. (2015). Salmon Aquaculture in Scotland: Failure of Environmental Impact Assessment in the Highland Planning Process. www.blue-skye.org.uk.

Merryweather J.W. (2015). Male Ferns: why do botanists find them difficult? British Wildlife. July 2015, in press.

 

[1] K.M. Stott Prize, 1991/2

[2] K.M. Stott Prize, 1994/5

[3] British Pteridological Scociety: J.W. Dyce award, April 2008.

[4] British Pteridological Scociety: Outstanding service award, April 2008.

[5] Funded with £1,000 Prize for European regional culture, awarded to The York Waits in 1992 by A.I.A.C.E. (International Association of former officials of the European Communities).

 

Broadcasts
The Natural History Programme. BBC Radio 4. Interview with ?Fergus Keeling about bluebells. ~ 1991.

The Natural History Programme. BBC Radio 4. Interview about ferns in Jack Bouckley’s Harrogate Garden. 18-20 Dec. 1992.

Woman’s Hour. BBC Radio 4. Interview with Dilly Barlow among the bluebells. 1 May 2002.

Nature. BBC Radio 4. Interview with Paul Evans about soil biodiversity. 18 & 19 June 2007.

 

 

Musical

Merryweather J.W. (1988). York Music. Sessions of York. (ISBN 1 85072 034 7).

Merryweather J.W. (1992). York Music Update. Private publication.

Merryweather J.W. (1989). Merryweather’s Tunes for the English Bagpipe. Dragonfly Music. Newbiggin-on-Sea. (ISBN 1 872277 00 4).

Merryweather J.W. (1994). The town waits. The Richmond Review 17: 18-21.

Merryweather J.W. (1994). The Waites’ Progress. Private publication.

Merryweather J.W. & Seattle M. (1994). The Fiddler of Helperby. Dragonfly Music. Newbiggin-on-Sea. (ISBN 1 872277 18 7).

Merryweather J.W. (1998). Double man of Marwood. Bagpipe Society Newsletter. Autumn 1998, 22-24.

Merryweather J.W. (1998). Common grounds - The Huntsup. Bagpipe Society Newsletter. Summer 1999, 10-12.

Merryweather J.W. (1999). Debagging & Rebagging: two caveats for historians of the bagpipe. Bagpipe Society Newsletter. August 1999.

Merryweather J.W. (1999). Corn Circle - more debagging. Bagpipe Society Newsletter. Winter, 1999, 16-17.

Merryweather J.W. (1999). Why are they waiting? Early Music Today. 7 (6): 5-7.

Merryweather J.W. (1999). The minstrels’ pillar in St Mary’s Church, Beverley - a Tudor portrait of the York waites? York Historian, 16, 10-15.

Merryweather J.W. (2000). Historic English bagpipes with two chanters. In S. Bliven (ed.) Goodacre Double Pipes. Published by S. Bliven, Dartmouth, Mass. USA. II-10 - II-15.

Merryweather J.W. (2000). Picture Stories: The old English bagpipe? - It’s Belgian! Chanter. Autumn, 2000, 36-39.

Merryweather J.W. (2000). Historic English bagpipes with two chanters. In S. Bliven (ed.) Program Book of the North Hero Pipers Gathering, 2000.  31-35.

Merryweather J.W. (2000). Bagpipes and pigs. Chanter. Winter, 2000, 17-19.

Merryweather J.W. (2001). English two-chanter bagpipes. Galpin Society Journal. LIV 62-75.

Merryweather J.W. (2002). Two-chanter bagpipes revisited. Galpin Society Journal. LV 386-390.

Merryweather J.W. (2002). Regional bagpipes: history or bunk? EFDSS Newsletter Summer 2002, 9-12.

Merryweather J.W. (2003). Geordie’s drones. Chanter. Winter 2003 12-13.

Merryweather J.W. (2004). Mersey beat. Chanter. Spring 2004 18-20.

Merryweather J.W. (2004). Pipe Down. Early Music Today. 12 (2): 18-19.

Merryweather J.W. (2003). The York Waits’ Cognizances. York Historian 20: 2-17.

Merryweather J.W. (2004). Missing Parts. Chanter. Summer 2004 10-14.

Merryweather J.W. (2005). Dr Merryweather’s Song-Booke. Ruxbury Publications, Mytholmroyd.

Merryweather J.W. ed. (2005). The York Waits Early Music Miscellany. 12 vols. Peacock Press at Ruxbury Publications, Mytholmroyd.

Merryweather J.W. ed. (2005-2012). The York Waits Christmas Collection. 5 vols. Peacock Press at Ruxbury Publications, Mytholmroyd.

Merryweather J.W. (2005). Nymphs & Shepherds, Get Away. Chanter. Summer 2005 15-17.

Merryweather J.W. (2006). Out of the Woodwork. Devon Life. January 2006 72-3.

Merryweather J.W. (2006). The Musical Club, 1772. Chanter. Summer 2006 10-11.

Merryweather J.W. as ‘Edward Maxfield’ (2006). At the Crumhorn: In which Arbeau and Capriol take a winter break in Exeter. Early Music Today. 14:4, p.34.

Merryweather J.W. as ‘Edward Maxfield’ (2006). At the Crumhorn: In which Arbeau and Capriol enjoy hearing the Exeter waits. Early Music Today. 14:5, p.42.

Merryweather J.W. as ‘Edward Maxfield’ (2006). At the Crumhorn: In which Arbeau and Capriol … Early Music Today. 14:6, p.00.

Merryweather J.W. (2009). End Drone ... Chanter. Summer 2009 42-47.

Merryweather J.W. (2011). Historic English bagpipes with two chanters. In S. Bliven, J. Goodacre & P. Stewart (eds.) The Double-Chantered Bagpipe. White House Tune Books no. 10.

Merryweather J.W. (2011). I found a little nut tree, lurking in the bag. Chanter. Autumn 2011 25-35.

Merryweather J.W. (2015). Bagpipes at the ready. Chanter. Spring 2015. In Press.

 

Recordings (as one of The York Waits)

The Medieval Street Band (1982). The Medieval Street Band. Self-financed cassette.

The York Waits (1984). The York Waits. Self-financed cassette.

The York Waits (1987). Music from the time of Richard III. Saydisc. CD-SDL 364.

The York Waits (1987). Armada 88. Heritage Sounds. Cassette.

The York Waits (1987). Mary, Queen of Scots. Heritage Sounds. Cassette (same music as ‘Armada 88’).

The York Waits (1988). 1588 - Music from the time of the Spanish Armada. Saydisc. CD-SDL 373.

The York Waits (1992). The Punk’s Delight. Huntsup. HUNSTUP CD 1.

The York Waits (1992). Old Christmas Return’d. Saydisc. CD-SDL 398.

The York Waits (1992). Old Christmas Return’d. Past Times. PT9366.

The York Waits (1994). The City Musicke. Brewhouse. BHCD9409.[5]

The York Waits (1996). Christmas Musicke. Brewhouse. BHCD9607.

The York Waits (2004). Yule Riding. Beautiful Jo. BEJOCD-46.

The York Waits (2007). Playford Plus (The Punk’s Delight remastered). Brewhouse. BHCD 0701.

The York Waits and others (undated). A Golden Treasury of Elizabethan Music. Amon Ra. CD-SAR 62.

The York Waits and others (undated). A Golden Treasury of Renaissance Music. Amon Ra. CD-SAR 65.

The York Waits and others (undated). A Golden Treasury of Ancient Instruments. Amon Ra. CD-SAR 69.


Broadcasts
Margaret Clitheroe. Saturday-Night Theatre. (Incidental music by The York Waits). 25 Oct. 1986. BBC Radio 4.

To Be a Farmer’s Boy. (Incidental music by The Clifton Victoria Temperance Band - Merryweather bassoon). 3 June 1987. BBC Radio 4.

Richard Baker Compares Notes with The York Waits (Barton, Bayley, Merryweather). 5 Jan. 1991. BBC Radio 4.

Arts Programme. BBC Radio 2 with Austin Mitchell and Robert Hardy at Barley Hall, York (incl. The York Waits about whom Mitchell exclaimed: “Marvellous, marvellous”). 21 March 1994. BBC Radio 2.

In Tune. The York Waits and others (incl. The Lindsays) with Sean Rafferty. 7 July 2000. BBC Radio 3.

The Town Waits. At Home With Healey 1. 1 April 2001 (repeated, replacing a comedy programme, at 11 pm on 11 Sept. 2001!). BBC Radio 4.

Brian Kay’s Sunday Morning. The York Waits and others. 27 May 2001. BBC Radio 3.

Pipeline. About waits, shawms and bagpipes. May 2007. BBC Radio Scotland.

Topping Tooters. 22 March 2012. BBC Radio 4.

 

Freethinking

Merryweather, J.W. (2008). A message of gratitude to ministers of the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing). The Freethinker, 128:9, 10-11.

Merryweather, J.W. (2008). Ignorance jolly well isn’t bliss. The Freethinker, 128:11, p.12.

Merryweather, J.W. (2009). Making it easy for God: a null hypothesis for atheism. Secular Nation, April-June 2009, pp. 40, 44.

Merryweather, J.W. (2009). Stand up, stand up for reason. The Freethinker, 129:6, 6-7.

Merryweather, J.W. (2009). Blinkered presumption: bi-polar thinking and the immutability of reality. The Freethinker, 129:7, 10-11.

Merryweather, J.W. (2009). An open letter to a clergyman. The Freethinker, 129:11, 8-11.

Merryweather, J.W. (2010). Belief and pretence: reality is all there is, and it’s enough. Secular Nation, January-March 2010, pp. 40, 44.

Merryweather, J.W. (2011). Before life – LIFE – Afterlife. The Freethinker, 131:3, 8-10.

Merryweather, J.W. (2011). Without form, and void: A UK scientist’s encounter with creation ‘science’. Secular Nation, April-June 2011, 41-43.

Merryweather, J.W. (2012). Denying the obvious: creationists are barking … up the wrong tree. Secular Nation, January-March 2012, 46-52.

Merryweather, J.W. (2012). Rising to the creationists’ challenge. Part 1. The Freethinker, 132:2, 10-12.

Merryweather, J.W. (2012). Rising to the creationists’ challenge. Part 2. The Freethinker, 132:3, 10-12.

Merryweather, J.W. (2012). Mighty misconceptions from little seeds do grow. The Freethinker, 132:4, pp. 10-12.

Merryweather, J.W. (2013). REALITY is enough. Blue-Skye Books.,

Merryweather, J.W. (2012). FREETHOUGHT FOR THE DAY STOP PRESS: Hell might not be a real place! The Freethinker, 132:11, pp. 6-7.

Merryweather, J.W. (2014). Clergyman Behaving Badly. The Freethinker, 134:1, pp. 8-10.

Merryweather, J.W. (2014). Evolution’s (alleged) Achilles Heels. Secular World, Second Quarter, 17-21.

 

Broadcasts
Secular Nation Podcast #46 Featuring James Merryweather: “Making it Easy for God – A Null Hypothesis for Atheism”. 2009-05-30 by Atheist Alliance International

Secular World Podcast #97: A UK scientist’s encounter with creation science. 2011-05-15 by Atheist Alliance International

 

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