Laura Hobbs is a postdoctoral researcher on the Arctic PRIZE project, working at both SAMS and the University of Strathclyde.
She undertook took her bachelors and masters degrees at the University of Plymouth, before moving to Oban to start her PhD at SAMS in 2012.
Her PhD research used a wide network of acoustic instruments deployed across the Arctic Ocean to investigate zooplankton behaviours during the Polar Night.
Laura’s current research involves the use of a copepod life history model to explain the inter-annual variation in the strategies adopted by copepods in the Arctic.
She has Arctic field experience from both Svalbard and the Canadian Arctic (Baffin Island).
Life in the slow lane: Polar plankton march to their own beat
The world’s largest daily commute happens in our oceans, as fish and zooplankton – key components in the food web – travel up and down in the water column in response to the sun as it sets and rises. Read more19 December 2018