DIAPOD Researchers

Dr Pennie Lindeque

Pennie Lindeque is a part-time (0.7) senior scientist at Plymouth Marine Laboratory in the strategic science area Marine Ecology and Biodiversity. She leads the Research Topic ‘Microplastics and Eukaryote molecular approaches’ and has > 20 years of experience in the development, systematics and trophic interactions of eukaryotes, in particular zooplankton. Current focus relevant to the DIAPOD project includes developing molecular techniques for identification of holoplankton and meroplankton, including Next Generation Sequencing and eDNA technologies. Pennie has published 35 peer reviewed papers with > 1775 citations, is an invited chair of the Study Group on Integrated Morphological and Molecular Taxonomy (SGIMT) and currently holds the position of Head of Postgraduate Studies at PML.
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Prof Tom Anderson

Tom Anderson is a senior research scientist at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. He is a marine ecosystem modeller with many interests including global biogeochemical cycles, the carbon cycle and climate science, ecosystem dynamics, stoichiometry, dissolved organic matter, model complexity and complexity science.
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Dr Andrew Yool

Andrew Yool is a research scientist in the Marine Systems Modelling (MSM) group at NOC, Southampton. His research focuses on the role of plankton ecosystems in marine biogeochemical cycles, and he has worked in modelling the ocean’s elemental cycles across a range of physical frameworks, from the global-scale to the Arctic. Currently, he leads development of the marine biogeochemistry model MEDUSA within the joint NERC-UKMO earth system model, UKESM1, the UK contribution to the next IPCC assessment report. Within PRIZE, he will be investigating improvements to MEDUSA’s representation of Arctic primary production as well as providing output from IPCC simulations (CMIP6). Within DIAPOD, he will be investigating improvements to MEDUSA’s representation of Arctic zooplankton as well as providing output from IPCC simulations (CMIP6). Within ARISE, he will be evaluating MEDUSA against the more advanced PISCES model to assist MEDUSA’s development for UKESM2 as well as providing output from IPCC simulations (CMIP6).
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Prof Martin Edwards

Martin Edwards is Chief Scientist at SAHFOS and Professor of Ocean Ecology at the University of Plymouth. His primary research interests are on environmental change impacts on marine ecosystems ranging from marine biodiversity, biogeographical and phenological changes to whole ecosystem regime shifts. He has written over 150 publications including peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and policy related reports and assessments.
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