I am a Pelagic Biogeochemist at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, investigating how the abundance and structure of marine zooplankton communities relate to the functioning of the ecosystems within which they reside.
I studied marine biology at the University of Plymouth, and discovered my love of zooplankton whilst working as a zooplankton analyst at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory. After completing my PhD in zooplankton ecology at the Swansea University, I worked at Marine Scotland Science (MSS) in Aberdeen as a plankton biologist. My work at MSS involved analysis of zooplankton time-series data, the development of plankton indicators to assess Good Environmental Status, and experimental studies on copepod physiology.
I recently started my position at NOC working on the DIAPOD project.