Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Dave Pawson

Senior Scientist, Emeritus, Curator of Echinoderms
Department / Division
Education
  • B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., Victoria University, New Zealand
Affiliations

Council, Biological Society of Washington. Adjunct Faculty member, Harvard University, The American University, Johns Hopkins University

Research Interests

Echinoderms, especially sea cucumbers and sea urchins - taxonomy, ecology, reproductive biology.

Publications
Article
  • Baker, Alan N., Okanishi, Masanori, and Pawson, David L. 2018. "Euryalid brittle stars from the International Indian Ocean Expedition 1963-64 (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea: Euryalida)." Zootaxa 4392 (1):1–27. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4392.1.1
  • Pawson, David L. 2018. "A new species of the remarkable brittle star genus Astrophiura (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) from the western Atlantic Ocean." Zootaxa 4378 (2):257–264. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4378.2.4
  • Amon, Diva J., Ziegler, Amanda F., Kremenetskaia, Antonina, Mah, Christopher L., Mooi, Rich, O'Hara, Tim, Pawson, David L., Roux, Michel, and Smith, Craig R. 2017. "Megafauna of the UKSRL exploration contract area and eastern Clarion-Clipperton Zone in the Pacific Ocean: Echinodermata." Biodiversity Data Journal (5): https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.5.e11794
  • Pawson, David L., Nizinski, Martha S., Ames, Cheryl Lewis, and Pawson, Doris J. 2015. "Deep-sea echinoids and holothurians (Echinodermata) near cold seeps and coral communities in the northern Gulf of Mexico." Bulletin of Marine Science 91 (2):167–204. https://doi.org/10.5343/bms.2014.1064
  • Mironov, Alexandr N. and Pawson, David L. 2014. "A new species of Western Atlantic sea lily in the family Bathycrinidae (Echinodermata: Crinoidea), with a discussion of relationships between crinoids with xenomorphic stalks." Zootaxa 3873 (3):259–274. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3873.3.5
  • Gebruk, Andrey V., Rogacheva, Antonina V., Pawson, David L., Hamel, Jean-François, Macisaac, Kevin G., and Mercier, Annie. 2013. "Penilidia desbarresi sp. nov. (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Elasipodida) from the upper slope of Newfoundland and re-description of P. ludwigi (von Marenzeller, 1893)." Marine Biology Research 9 (10):1029–1036. https://doi.org/10.1080/17451000.2013.793810
  • Pawson, David L. and Pawson, Doris J. 2013. "Bathyal sea urchins of the Bahamas, with notes on covering behavior in deep sea echinoids (Echinodermata: Echinoidea)." Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 92:207–213. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.01.023
  • Scholz, Joachim, Hoeksema, Bert W., Pawson, David L., and Ruthensteiner, Bernhard. 2012. "Ludwig Döderlein (1855-1936): Some aspects of his life, research, and legacy." Spixiana 35 (2):177–191.
  • Mercier, Annie, Pawson, David L., Pawson, Doris J., and Hamel, Jean-Francois. 2010. "First record of the sea cucumber Trachythyone nina (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) in Canadian waters, with a redescription of the species and notes on its distribution and biology." Marine Biology Research 6 (3):315–320. https://doi.org/10.1080/17451000903233805
  • Mironov, Alexandr N. and Pawson, David L. 2010. "A new genus and species of Western Atlantic sea lily in the family Septocrinidae (Echinodermata: Crinoidea: Bourgueticrinida)." Zootaxa (2449): 49–68.
  • Pawson, David L., Pawson, Doris J., and King, Rachael A. 2010. "A taxonomic guide to the Echinodermata of the South Atlantic Bight, USA: 1. Sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)." Zootaxa (2449): 1–48.
  • Donovan, S. K. and Pawson, David L. 2008. "A new species of the sessile crinoid Holopus d'Orbigny from the tropical western Atlantic, with comments on holopodid ecology (Echinodermata : Crinoidea : Holopodidae)." Zootaxa (1717): 31–38.
  • Pawson, David L. 2007. "Narcissia ahearnae, a new species of sea star from the Western Atlantic (Echinodermata: Asteroidea: Valvatida)." Zootaxa 1386:53–58.
  • Pawson, David L. 2007. "Phylum Echinodermata." Zootaxa (1668): 749–764.
  • Holland, N. D., Gordon, D. P., Gebruk, A., Pawson, David L., and Vecchione, Michael. 2005. "'Lophenteropneust" hypothesis refuted by collection and photos of new deep-sea hemichordates." Nature 434:374–376.
  • Pawson, David L. 2004. "Ovalidota milleri, a new genus and species of bathyal sea cucumber from the Caribbean Sea (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Apodida)." Zootaxa (561): 1–6.
  • Pawson, David L. and Vance, Doris J. 2004. "Chiridota heheva, new species, from Western Atlantic deep-sea cold seeps and anthropogenic habitats (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea:Apodida)." Zootaxa (534): 1–12.
  • Pawson, David L. 2003. "Deep-sea dreams. Confessions of a mad lophenteropneust watcher." Deep-Sea Newsletter 32:6–7.
  • Pawson, David L., Gage, John D., Belyaev, G. M., Mironov, A. N., and Smirnov, A. V. 2003. "The deep sea synaptid Protankyra brychia (Echinodermata:Holothuroidea) and its near-surface dwelling planktotrophic larva, Auricularia nudibranchiata." Sarsia 88:159–174.
  • Pawson, David L. 2002. "A new species of bathyal elasipod sea cucumber from New Zealand (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)." New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 36:333–338.
  • Hamel, J. F., Conand, C., Pawson, David L., and Mercier, A. 2001. "The sea cucumber Holothuria scabra (Holothuroidea: Echinodermata): Its biology and exploitation as Beche-de-Mer." Advances in Marine Biology 41:129–232.
  • Johnson, K. B. and Pawson, David L. 2001. "Weird Science: a spatangoid larva (Class Echinoidea, Order Spatangoida) metamorphoses into a 'typical' regular echinoid (Order Echinoida)." Gulf of Mexico Science 19 (2):191.
  • Levin, L. A., Etter, R. J., Rex, M. A., Gooday, A. J., Smith, C. R., Pineda, J., Stuart, C. T., Hessler, R., and Pawson, David L. 2001. "Environmental influences on regional deep-sea species diversity." Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 32:51–93.
  • Liao, L. and Pawson, David L. 2001. "Dendrochirote and dactylochirote sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) of China, with descriptions of eight new species." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 114 (1):58–90.
  • Pawson, David L. 2001. "Mirror-image abnormalities (situs inversus viscerum) in echinoderms." Gulf of Mexico Science 19 (2):186.
  • Pawson, David L. and Kerr, A. M. 2001. "Chitin in echinoderms? Tentacle sheaths in the deep-sea holothurian Ceraplectana trachyderma (Hoilothuroidea: Molpadiida)." Gulf of Mexico Science 19 (2):192.
  • Pawson, David L. and Mooi, Richard. 2001. "How many species of five-holed sand dollars live in the western Atlantic." Gulf of Mexico Science 19 (2):192.
  • Pawson, David L., Vance, Doris J., and Ahearn, C. 2001. "Western Atlantic sea cucumbers of the Order Molpadiida (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)." Bulletin of the Biological Society of Washington 10:311–327.
  • Hendler, G. and Pawson, David L. 2000. "Echinoderms of the Rhomboidal cays, Belize: Biodiversity, distribution, and ecology." Atoll Research Bulletin 466-480:275–302.
  • Roux, M. and Pawson, David L. 1999. "Two new Pacific Ocean species of hyocrinid crinoids (Echinodermata), with comments on presumed giant-dwarf gradients related to seamounts and abyssal plains." Pacific Science 53 (3):289–298.
  • Donovan, S. K. and Pawson, David L. 1998. "Proximal growth of the column in bathycrinid crinoids (Echinodermata) following decapitation." Bulletin of Marine Science 61 (3):571–579.
  • Donovan, S. K. and Pawson, David L. 1994. "Skeletal morphology and paleontological significance of the stem of extant Phrynocrinus nudus A.H. Clark (Echinodermata: Crinoidea)." Journal of Paleontology 68 (6):1336–1343.
  • Liao, Y. and Pawson, David L. 1993. "Caudina intermedia, a new species of sea cucumber from the South China Sea (Echinodermata:Holothuroidea:Molpadiida)." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 106 (2):366–368.
  • Pawson, David L. and Liao, Y. 1992. "Molpadiid sea cucumbers of China, with description of five new species (Echinodermata:Holothuroidea)." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 105 (2):373–388.
  • Pawson, David L. and Miller, John E. 1992. "Phyllophorus (Urodemella) arenicola, A new sublittoral sea cucumber from the Southeastern United States (Echinodermata:Holothuroidea)." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington (3): 483–489.
  • Miller, J. E. and Pawson, David L. 1990. "Swimming sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea): a survey, with analysis of swimming behavior in four bathyal species." Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences (35): 1–18. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.01960768.35.1
  • Miller, J. E. and Pawson, David L. 1989. "Hansenothuria benti new genus, new species (Echinodermata:Holothuroidea) from the Bahama Islands: a bathyal, epibenthic holothurian with swimming abilities." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 102 (4):977–986.
  • Pawson, David L. and Miller, J. E. 1988. "Thyone tanyspeira, a new species of sea cucumber from the southern Caribbean Sea (Echinodermata:Holothuroidea)." Bulletin of Marine Science 42 (2):310–316.
  • Pawson, David L. and Miller, John E. 1988. "Thyone tanyspeira, a New Species of Sea Cucumber from the Southern Caribbean Sea (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)." Bulletin of Marine Science 42 (2):310–316.
  • Hendler, G. and Pawson, David L. 1987. "Echinoderm nomenclature: not in need of repair." Systematic Zoology 36 (4):395–396.
  • Pawson, David L. and Miller, J. E. 1987. "Holothuria arenicola Semper, 1868 (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea): proposed conservation of the specific name." The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 44 (2):114–115.
  • Pawson, David L. and Foell, E. J. 1986. "Peniagone leander new species, an abyssal benthopelagic sea cucumber (Echinodermata:Holothuroidea) from the eastern central Pacific Ocean." Bulletin of Marine Science 38 (2):293–299.
  • Pawson, David L. and Foell, E. J. 1986. "Photographs of invertebrate megafauna from abyssal depths of the northeastern equatorial Pacific Ocean." Ohio Journal of Science 86 (3):61–68.
  • Pawson, David L. 1985. "Review of 'Echinoid paleobiology by Andrew Smith'." Bulletin of Marine Science 36 (7):401–402.
  • Pawson, David L. 1985. "Psychropotes hyalinus new species, a swimming elasipod sea cucumber (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) from the north central Pacific Ocean." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 98 (2):523–525.
  • Rowe, F. W. E. and Pawson, David L. 1985. "Loisettea amphictena new genus, new species, from the sublittoral of northwestern Australia (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 98 (3):672–677.
  • Miller, John E. and Pawson, David L. 1984. "Holothurians (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)." Memoirs of the Hourglass Cruises 7 (1):1–79.
  • Miller, John E. and Pawson, David L. 1983. "Holothurians (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)." Memoirs of the Hourglass Cruises 7 (1):1–79.
  • Pawson, David L. 1983. "Ocnus sacculus new species (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea), a brood-protecting holothurian from southeastern New Zealand." New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 17:227–230.
  • Pawson, David L. 1983. "Psychronaetes hanseni, a new genus and species of elasipodan sea cucumber (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) from the eastern central Pacific." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 96 (1):154–159.
  • Pawson, David L. and Miller, J. E. 1983. "Systematics and ecology of the sea urchin genus Centrostephanus (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) from the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific Oceans." Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences (20): 1–15. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.01960768.20.1
  • Pawson, David L. 1982. "Deep-sea echinoderms in the Tongue of the Ocean, Bahama Islands: a survey, using the research submersible Alvin." Australian Museum Memoir 16:129–145.
  • Pawson, David L. and Gust, C. 1981. "Holothuria (Platyperona) rowei, a new sea cucumber from Florida (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 94 (3):873–877.
  • Pawson, David L. and Miller, J. E. 1981. "Western Atlantic sea cucumbers of the genus Thyone, with description of two new species (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 94 (2):391–403.
  • Pawson, David L. and Valentine, J. F. 1981. "Psolidium prostratum new species, from off the east coast of the U.S.A. (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 94 (2):450–454.
  • Pawson, David L. 1980. "Holothuroidea." Echinoderms: Notes for a short course.University of Tennessee Studies in Geology 3:175–189.
  • Pawson, David L. and Caycedo, I. E. 1980. "Holothuria (Thymiosycia) thomasi new species, a large Caribbean coral reef inhabiting sea cucumber (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)." Bulletin of Marine Science 30 (2):454–459.
  • Miller, J. E. and Pawson, David L. 1979. "A New Subspecies of Holothuria lentiginosa from the Western Atlantic Ocean (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 91 (4):912–922.
  • Pawson, David L. 1979. "Sea Urchins." Bermuda Biological Station Newsletter 8 (3):2.
  • Pawson, David L. 1979. "Clypeaster kieri, a new species of clypeasteroid (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) from off Bombay, India." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 92 (4):796–800.
  • Pawson, David L. and Miller, J. E. 1979. "Secondary sex characters in Coelopleurus floridanus A. Agassiz 1872. (Echinodermata: Echinoidea)." Bulletin of Marine Science 29 (4):581–586.
  • Pawson, David L. and Miller, J. E. 1979. "A new subspecies of Holothuria lentiginosa Marenzeller from the Western Atlantic Ocean (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 91:912–922.
  • Pawson, David L. 1978. "The echinoderm fauna of Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean." Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences (2): 1–31. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.01960768.2.1
  • Pawson, David L. 1978. "Some aspects of the biology of deep-sea echinoderms." Thalassia Jugoslavica 12 (1):287–293.
  • Pawson, David L. 1977. "Molpadiid sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) of the southern Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans." Antarctic Research Series 26 (3):97–123.
  • Pawson, David L. 1977. "Marine flora and fauna of the northeastern United States, Echinodermata, Holothuroidea." NOAA Technical Report, NMFS Circular 405:1–15.
  • Pawson, David L. 1977. "Occurrence of the subgenus Holothuria (Holothuria) in the Gulf of Mexico (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 90 (4):915–920.
  • Rowe, F. W. E. and Pawson, David L. 1977. "Type-specimens of echinoderms in the Australian Museum, Sydney." Records of the Australian Museum 30:337–364.
  • Barnes, A. T., Quetin, L. B., Childress, J. J., and Pawson, David L. 1976. "Deep-sea macroplanktonic sea cucumbers: suspended sediment feeders captured from deep submergence vehicle." Science 194:1083–1085.
  • Pawson, David L. 1976. "Two new sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) from the eastern United States." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 89:405–410.
  • Pawson, David L. 1976. "Shallow-water sea cucumbers from Carrie Bow Cay, Belize." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 89:369–382.
  • Pawson, David L. and Donnay, D. H. 1975. "Iron phosphate deposits in molpadiid holothurians." Biomineralization Research Reports 8:16–20.
  • Pawson, David L. 1971. "A second New Zealand record of the giant holothurian larva Auricularia nudibranchiata Chun." New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 5 (2):381–387.
  • Pawson, David L. 1971. "Ekkentropelma brychium n.g., n.sp., an Antarctic psolid holothurian with a functionally lateral sole." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 84:113–118.
  • Pawson, David L. 1971. "Siniotrochus phoxus new genus, new species, a myriotrochid holothurian new to the United States east coast." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 84:231–234.
  • Pawson, David L. 1971. "The Western Australian psolid holothurian Ceto cuvieria (Cuvier)." Proceedings of the Royal Society of Western Australia 54 (2):33–39.
  • Pawson, David L. 1970. "The marine fauna of New Zealand: sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)." New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research Bulletin 201:1–70.
  • Pawson, David L. 1970. "Echinoderm studies in Southern Chile." Antarctic Journal of the United States 5 (5):192.
  • Pawson, David L. and Donnay, D. H. 1970. "X-Ray study of echinoderm skeletons." Carnegie Institution of Washington Yearbook 68:296–297.
  • Donnay, G. D. H. and Pawson, David L. 1969. "X-Ray diffraction study of echinoderm plates." Science 166:1147–1150.
  • Donnay, G. D. H. and Pawson, David L. 1969. "X-Ray study of Echinodermata." Acta Crystallographica A25:S11.
  • Pawson, David L. 1969. "Echinoidea." Antarctic Map Folio Series, American Geographical Society, New York.Folio 11, Marine Invertebrates 38–41.
  • Pawson, David L. 1969. "Holothuroidea." Antarctic Map Folio Series, American Geographical Society, New York.Folio 11, Marine Invertebrates 36–38.
  • Pawson, David L. 1969. "Astrothrombus rugosus Clark, new to New Zealand, with notes on Ophioceres huttoni (Farquhar), Hemilepis norae (Benham) and Ophiuroglypha irrorata (Lyman) (Echinodermata:Ophiuroidea)." New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 3 (1):46–56.
  • Pawson, David L. 1969. "Holothuroidea from Chile." Sarsia 38:121–146.
  • Pawson, David L. 1968. "Echinoderms." Australian Natural History 16 (4):129–133.
  • Pawson, David L. 1968. "The Echinozoan fauna of the New Zealand Subantarctic Islands, Macquarie Island and the Chatham Rise." New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research Bulletin 187:1–35.
  • Pawson, David L. 1968. "A new psolid sea cucumber from the Virgin Islands." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 81:347–350.
  • Pawson, David L. 1968. "Some holothurians from Macquarie Island." Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand (Zoology) 10 (15):141–150.
  • Jones, Meredith L., Manning, Raymond B., Pawson, David L., Rosewater, Joseph, and Rützler, Klaus. 1967. [Book review] "Biotoxicology: Poisonous and venomous animals of the world. vol. 1 Invertebrates." Science. 156:795.
  • Pawson, David L. 1967. "Redescription of Cucumaria semperi Bell, an Indo-West-Pacific holothurian echinoderm." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 80:157–162.
  • Pawson, David L. 1967. "Protankyra grayi new species and Labidoplax buski (McIntosh) from off North Carolina (Holothuroidea: Synaptidae)." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 80:151–156.
  • Pawson, David L. 1967. "The psolid holothurian genus Lissothuria." Proceedings of the United States National Museum 122 (3592):1–17, 5 figures. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00963801.122-3592.1
  • Rowe, F. W. E. and Pawson, David L. 1967. "A new genus in the holothurian Family Synaptidae, with a new species from Tasmania." Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 101:31–35.
  • Pawson, David L. 1966. "The Echinoidea collected by the Royal Society of London Expedition to Southern Chile, 1958-1959." Pacific Science 29 (2):206–211.
  • Squires, D. F., Pawson, David L., and Yeater, L. W. 1966. "Benthic invertebrate collections." Antarctic Journal of the United States 4:128.
  • Pawson, David L. 1965. "New sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) from New Zealand waters." Records of the Dominion Museum, Wellington 5 (11):75–82.
  • Pawson, David L. 1965. "Some echinozoans from north of New Zealand." Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand (Zoology) 5 (15):196–224.
  • Pawson, David L. 1965. "The distribution of echinoderms along the east coast of New Zealand." Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand (Zoology) 6 (24):245–252.
  • Pawson, David L. 1965. "New records of echinoderms from the Snares Islands to the south of New Zealand." Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand (Zoology) 6 (25):253–260.
  • Pawson, David L. 1965. "The bathyal holothurians of the New Zealand region." Victoria University of Wellington Zoology Publications 36:1–33.
  • Pawson, David L. and Fell, H. B. 1965. "A revised classification of the dendrochirote holothurians." Breviora 214:1–7.
  • Pawson, David L. 1964. "The Holothuroidea collected by the Royal Society Expedition to Southern Chile 1958-1958." Pacific Science 18 (4):453–470.
  • Pawson, David L. 1964. "The echinoid genus Caenopedina in New Zealand." Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand (Zoology) 5 (5):63–66.
  • Pawson, David L. 1964. "A new cidaroid from New Zealand waters." Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand (Zoology) 5 (6):67–70.
  • Pawson, David L. 1963. "The holothurian fauna of Cook Strait, New Zealand." Victoria University of Wellington Zoology Publications 36:1–38.
  • Pawson, David L. 1962. "A new sea cucumber from Macquarie Island." Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand (Zoology) 2 (7):47–48.
  • Pawson, David L. 1962. "Chiridota mortenseni n.sp., a new apodous holothurian from New Zealand." Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand (Zoology) 2 (10):61–64.
  • Pawson, David L. 1961. "Distribution patterns of New Zealand echinoderms." Tuatara 9 (1):9–18.

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  • Hendrickx, Michel E., Pawson, David L., Mejia-Mercado, Beatriz, Ayon-Parente, Manuel, and Hinojosa-Corona, Alejandro. 2014. "Registros de especies de Holothuroidea (Echinodermata)." in Explorando el Mar Profundo del Golfo de California 2008-2014, edited by Mejia-Mercado, Beatriz E., Hinojosa-Corona, Alejandro, and Hendrickx, Michel E., 191–205.
  • Pawson, David L. and Vance, Doris J. 2010. "Austin Hobart Clark (1880-1954): his echinoderm research and contacts with his colleagues." in Echinoderms: Durham. Proceedings of the 12th International Echinoderm Conference, Durham, New Hampshire, USA, 7-11 August 2006., edited by Harris, Larry G., Boettger, S. Anne, Walker, Charles W., and Lesser, Michael P., xxv–xxxvi. CRC Press.
  • Mah, Christopher L., McKnight, Donald G., Eagle, Michael K., Pawson, David L., Ameziane, Nadia, Vance, Doris J., Baker, Alan N., Clark, Helen E. S., and Davey, Nicola. 2009. "Phylum Echinodermata: sea stars, brittle stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, sea lilies." in New Zealand inventory of biodiversity, edited by Gordon, Dennis P., 371–400. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press.
  • Pawson, David L., Vance, Doris J., Messing, Charles G., Solis-Marin, Francisco, and Mah, Christopher L. 2009. "Echinodermata of the Gulf of Mexico." in Gulf of Mexico: origin, waters, and biota, edited by Camp, David K., 1177–1204. Texas A&M University Press.
  • Pawson, David L. 2004. "Brittle star optics." in McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology, 44–46.
  • Pawson, David L. and Ahearn, C. A. 2001. "Bathyal echinoderms of the Galapagos Islands." in Echinoderms 2000, 41–46.
  • Pawson, David L. 1995. "Echinoderms of the tropical island Pacific: status of their sytematics and notes on their ecology and biogeography." in Marine and coastal biodiversity in the tropical island Pacific region, 171–192.
  • Pawson, David L. 1994. "Antarctic echinoderms: history, distribution, ecology, 1968-1993." in Echinoderms through time, 99–110.
  • Marsh, L. M. and Pawson, David L. 1993. "Echinoderms of Rottnest Island." in The marine flora and fauna of Rottnest Island, Western Australia, 279–304.
  • Campos, L. S. and Pawson, David L. 1991. "Nutrition and gut contents of deep-sea echinoids from the Bahamas." in Biology of Echinodermata, 144.
  • Pawson, David L. and Miller, J. E. 1991. "Echinodermata." in Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th Edition, 885–893.
  • Foell, E. J., Hennigan Jr, H. F., and Pawson, David L. 1989. "Assessment of abyssal benthic megafauna on a ferromanganese nodule deposit using videotaped television survey data." in Proceedings Offshore Technology Conference, 313–320.
  • Hendler, G. and Pawson, David L. 1989. "An electrophysiological and behavioral investigation of the ophiuroid photoreceptor system." in Report 1988-1989, Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems, 33.
  • Pawson, David L. 1989. "Theodore Lyman, 1833-1897." in Echinoderm Studies Volume 3, 359–363.
  • Pawson, David L. 1988. "Holothuroidea." in Introduction to the Study of Meiofauna, edited by Higgins, Robert P. and Thiel, H., 457–460. Washington, D. C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Pawson, David L. 1986. "Phylum Echinodermata." in Marine fauna and flora of Bermuda, 522–541.
  • Pawson, David L. and Foell, E. J. 1984. "An annotated atlas of abyssal echinoderms from the Clipperton-Clarion Fracture Zone, equatorial eastern North Pacific." in Proceedings, Fifth International Echinoderm Conference, Galway, Ireland, 168.
  • Pawson, David L. 1982. "Holothuroidea." in Synopsis and classification of living organisms, 813–818.
  • Pawson, David L. 1982. "Echinodermata." in Encyclopedia of beaches and coastal marine environments, edited by Schwartz, T. C., 381–385. Hutchinson Ross.
  • Pawson, David L. and Miller, J. E. 1982. "Studies of genetically controlled phenotypic characters in laboratory-reared Lytechinus variegatus (Lamarck) from Bermuda and Florida (Echinodermata:Echinoidea)." in International Echinoderm Conference, Tampa Bay, 165–171.
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  • Pawson, David L., Kasyanov, V. L., Kryuchkova, G. A., Kulikova, V. A., and Medvedeva, L. A. 1998. Larvae of marine bivalves and echinoderms. Oxonian Press.
  • Hendler, G., Miller, J. E., Pawson, David L., and Kier, Porter M. 1995. Echinoderms of the Florida and the Caribbean Sea stars, sea urchins, and allies. Smithsonian Institution Press.