My Details

‌‌‌Chloe Jennings
Postgraduate Student

Biosciences

Email: 657487@swansea.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 7983016979

About Me

I graduated from Swansea University in 2015 with a BSc in Marine Biology and am currently undertaking a MRes in invasive non-native species. My MRes is funded by Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships and I’m working alongside the Swansea Bay Tidal lagoon. 

During my undergraduate degree I did a placement year with Natural Resources Wales, working as part of the marine and freshwater ecosystems group in between my second and third years of study. Here I gained invaluable skills, from taking part in intertidal surveys across Wales, planning surveys and report writing to assisting in a bottlenose dolphin post-mortem.

My undergraduate dissertation was titled “Horizontal and vertical movements of grey seals, Halichoerus grypus: Potential implications of underwater marine renewable devices”. I worked with an extensive data set provided by the sea mammal research unit.

My current thesis is focussed on the invasive non-native slipper limpet, Crepidula fornicata in Swansea Bay. I am looking at the current intertidal and sublittoral distribution of the slipper limpet and how to minimise its potential spread during the construction of the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon. I will be conducting laboratory experiments on smothering the limpet and also hope to model its potential spread from the outer disposal site.

Areas of Expertise

  • Non-native species
  • Marine mammal Photo ID
  • Field surveying skills (quadrats, transects, sediments, rocky shores, lagoon surveys, planning)
  • Data analysis