My main research interest is modelling animal populations and ecosystems to improve understanding of how climate changes and the harvesting of natural resources impacts marine life.
My previous Arctic research involved using a trait-based life history model to investigate mechanisms underpinning responses of abundant zooplankton species to warming oceans and diminishing sea ice (DIAPOD project). As part of the Micro-ARC project, working with Ben Ward, I am using models to investigate the size structure of plankton communities in the Fram Strait.
Arctic study to shed light on organisms key to the food chain
A research team – led by a University of Stirling expert – will set off on a scientific cruise to the Arctic Ocean this weekend in a bid to understand the behaviour of tiny organisms that are key to the food chain. Read more04 August 2019