Tag: Inspiration

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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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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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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