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I work within the SEACAMS team, helping to develop small and medium sized enterprises with R&D relating to Catchment Processes. Current projects include river restoration, aquaculture, wetland treatment, biochar and cleaning plastic pollution from the sea. My main specialism is aquatic macrophyte ecology (rivers and lakes) with experience in hydromorphology and hydrology. I previously worked extensively on developing macrophyte monitoring methods for both Ireland and Portugal within the Water Framework Directive. In addition I have consultancy experience in Thames Water and Southern Water (Environmental Monitoring/Specialist Advice). I have over 15 years experience in ecological research.

Areas of Expertise

  • Catchment Processes
  • Water Quality
  • Aquatic Plants
  • Univariate Statistics
  • Multivariate Statistics
  • Hydromorphology
  • Rivers and Lakes


  1. & (2015). Research & Development Report: Survival, Growth and Nutrient Removal of Floating Island Plants in High Salinity Wastewater.
  2. & (2014). Enterprise Assist: Floating Treatment Wetlands (FTWs) in Water Treatment: Treatment efficiency and potential benefits of activated carbon..
  3. & Measuring ecological change of aquatic macrophytes in Mediterranean rivers. Limnologica - Ecology and Management of Inland Waters 42(2), 95-107.
  4. The advantage of metrics for aquatic macrophyte assessment in Northern ireland. Temanord 547, 29-34.
  5. Macrofitos da Ilha das Flores. Relatórios e Comunicações do Departamento de Biologia da Universidade dos Açores 35, 109-115.

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  • BIOM37B Conservation of Aquatic Resources

    The module will identify major issues in the conservation of aquatic organisms and develop the knowledge base of students in aquatic conservation, including those related to captive breeding programmes and the potential effects of climate change and other stressors. Some of the lectures/seminars are given by invited experts in the field. The module is assessed by a combination of continuous assessment (50%) and written examination (50%).

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2013 Present Research Officer Swansea University