Dr Bhavani Narayanaswamy

Co-investigator, Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)

Bhavani Narayanaswamy is a benthic ecologist based at SAMS, with >15 years’ experience specialising in deep-sea ecosystems.

My research has focussed on the diversity, composition and structure of the primarily, deep water fauna, living on or in the sediments.

More specifically I look to see how the community interacts and is influenced and affected by the different environmental variables ranging from, changes in temperature e.g. as a result of internal tides, changes in organic matter input, through to habitat heterogeneity and impacts from a changing climate.

I have studied the fauna found at the Arctic-North-east Atlantic boundary as well as from the Weddell Sea region of the Antarctic.

I am a co-investigator on the Arctic PRIZE project.