An experienced marine biologist with a BSc (Hons) degree in Marine Biology, and an MSc in marine resource development and protection.  My current position at Swansea University involves a technical research role working on an EU funded research project (SEACAMS2), and part-time PhD studying environmental drivers of change in seagrass meadows. Over the past 6 years I have gained experience working on a range of projects from marine mammal acoustic monitoring to fish, seagrass and benthic surveys around Wales and UK using a variety of methods.

I also have experience in environmental education having worked at Orielton Field Centre, Field Studies Council, and Academic Treks, teaching marine ecology, and tropical marine biology courses. I currently assist with the Marine biology field course BIO260.

Areas of Expertise

  • Seagrass ecology
  • Benthic survey
  • Benthic taxonomy
  • Rocky shore ecology
  • Fish biology

Publications

  1. Protecting the hand that feeds us: Seagrass (Zostera marina) serves as commercial juvenile fish habitat. Marine Pollution Bulletin 83(2), 425-429.
  2. Size, distribution and sediment biodeposition of prolific bivalves in small estuaries. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 150, 262-270.
  3. & Will a rising sea sink some estuarine wetland ecosystems?. Science of The Total Environment 554-555, 276-292.

Teaching

  • BIO260 Marine Biology Field Course

    This residential field course comprises practical work employing shore-based techniques to sample littoral and benthic marine habitats. Students will learn techniques for the identification of marine organisms and gain experience in the analysis and presentation of ecological data.