Professor Nicholas Polunin

Co-lead investigator, Newcastle University

I am primarily a macro-ecologist interested in large-scale patterns of marine benthic community structure and drivers of these, especially those of food webs as revealed by stable isotope data.

My recent work includes a wide range of locations including the Southern Ocean, North Sea and Indian Ocean, and this has long had strong links with policy and with other disciplines including the social sciences. I am the co-lead investigator of the Coldfish project and will look forward to hands-on work whenever I can.

Coldfish is co-funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and by NERC.

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