Category: Inspiration

5 Books Every Researcher Should Read

I read very little prior to university, and only what I had to while I was there. Since leaving, however, I have discovered a passion for reading which started with the first two books on this list, and has rapidly expanded. This post was inspired by my interview with Dr Elizabeth Cottier-Cook, where she recommends two …

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Marine Social Science – Dr Suzi Billing

Suzi is a postdoctoral researcher at the Scottish Association for Marine science (SAMS). As a social scientist in the marine sector, Suzi’s work revolves around the interactions between people and the marine environment. In particular, her work focusses on the social obstacles to aquaculture and marine renewable energy. As rapidly growing industries it is vital …

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Aliens – Marine Invasive Species – Dr Elizabeth Cottier-Cook

This week we get to hear from Dr Elizabeth Cottier-Cook. Liz is a Senior Lecturer in Marine Biology at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), Head of the United Nations University, as well as the Programme Leader for the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree in Aquaculture Environment and Society. Her research work focusses on …

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Physical Oceanography Data Visualisation – Dr Sam Jones

This week we get to hear from Dr Sam Jones. Sam is a physical oceanographer with a background in engineering and an interest in data visualisation. He currently works as a postdoc at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) in Oban, Scotland. Sam’s research focusses on mixing processes within the water column, ocean-atmosphere interactions, …

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Rocky Shore Ecology – Professor Steve Hawkins

This week we get to hear from Professor Steve Hawkins from the University of Southampton. Steve is a marine biologist with a strong interest in coastal ecosystems, particularly the rocky shore. I was excited when Steve responded to my invitation to take part in the interview because I remember citing his work a lot while …

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