Tag: Ecologist

Sand Dunes and Saltmarshes – Davide de Battisti

Davide is currently a PhD student at Swansea University working on the biodiversity of saltmarshes and resilience of saltmarsh ecosystems to climate change with Dr John Griffin. I had the honour of spending a week working with Davide in the summer, and you can read more of what we got up to here. This was …

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Working Holiday – Sand Dunes in Swansea

When I started this blog towards the end of last year Dr John Griffin was the first person to respond to my interview questions, and he did so with such enthusiasm! (You can read the interview here). So as a way of saying thank you I thought I would spend a week volunteering with his …

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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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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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Sea-Ice Algae – Dr Tom Brown

Dr Tom Brown is a lecturer at the Scottish Association for marine Science (SAMS). His research investigates how species respond to decreasing sea ice cover. Especially that of Sea-Ice Algae. Like many scientists, Tom loves to push the boundaries of his knowledge. His route into marine research is interesting; I’ll let him tell you about it …

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Ecological Modelling – Dr Tom Adams

This week we’re joined by Dr Tom Adams. Tom is a research associate in Ecological Modelling at the Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS). Tom’s research focusses on changes in ecological population dynamics over time and space. He is especially interested in the effects that outside forces have on populations, for example the impact that humans …

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Marine Physiology – Professor John Spicer

TEDx speaker John Spicer is a professor of Marine Zoology at Plymouth University. John has served various national and international committees, and published research papers internationally. He has also published 6 academic books. John’s research focuses on the effect that changing environmental conditions has on the physiology of marine organisms.   How would you describe …

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Sexual Selection – Professor Matt Gage

Today’s interview is with Dr Matt Gage from the University of East Anglia (UEA). Matt is a professor of Evolutionary Ecology. His research interests focus on reproduction, sexual selection, and conflict. Matt’s research especially focuses on sperm form and function. To carry out his research into reproduction he uses a number of animals including fish, …

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Animal Communication – Dr. Sarah Collins

Dr Sarah Collins is an associate professor of animal behaviour and welfare at Plymouth University where she has worked for the past 10 years. Her work focuses on communication, especially bird songs. In this interview she shares a bit more about her work, how she got to this position, and some of the challenges of …

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