I am a marine biologist with interests spanning all aspects of plankton (virus, bacteria, algae, mixotrophs, zooplankton), from experimental physiology, ecology through to modelling.
I work on projects ranging from ocean acidification and ocean-scale production, harmful algal blooms, to commercial exploitation of algal growth and aquaculture.
A core component of my work is modelling, for which a series of interconnecting acclimative, multi-nutrient, variable stoichiometry models have been developed. The primary applications of these are in studies of trophic dynamics for biogeochemical and ecological analyses. A secondary application is in the guise of systems-biology applications to commercial production of microalgal biomass, cost-benefit analyses and optimization.
I work with colleagues both within the UK (notably PML, NOCS) and internationally (notably EU, USA and Australia).
Find me at ResearchGate - https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kevin_Flynn4/
RECENT & OPERATIONAL RESEARCH ACTIVITY
SEACAMS [ERDF]; 2010-15; £2.2M (Swansea University component)
EUROBASIN [FP7 Integrated Science]; 2011-14; £100k (Swansea University component)
Improved understanding of the potential population, community and ecosystem impacts of OA for commercially important species [NERC, Defra, DECC]; 2011-14; £700k
Placing marine mixotrophs in context: modelling mixotrophy in a changing world [Leverhulme International Network]; 2011-14; £100k
Energetic Algae (EnAlgae) [ERDF]; 2011-15; £5M
H+ fluxes in phytoplankton - a mechanistic and modelling study of their physiological roles and impact upon community responses to ocean acidification [NERC]; 2012-15; £45k to KJF
MacroBioCrude [EPSRC]; 2013-18; £1.5M