I am a marine biologist with interests spanning all aspects of plankton (virus, bacteria, algae, mixotrophs, zooplankton), from experimental physiology, ecology through to (and now especially) modelling.
I have worked on projects ranging from ocean acidification and ocean-scale production, harmful algal blooms, to commercial exploitation of algal growth and aquaculture.
My main interests now are in marine plankton mixotrophy (notably via the MixITiN project; www.mixotroph.org ) and in optimising commercial microalgal production.
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.
A free e-book to guide biologists in using systems dynamic modelling in dynamic ecology is available: please email me, or check www.mixotroph.org
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/
CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITY
MixITiN [MSCA H2020]; 2017-2021 €2.88 (PI A Mitra, Swansea)
EnhanceMicroALgae [INTERREG]; 2017-2020 (Lead ANFACO, Spain)
Pilots4U [H2020]; 2017-2019 (Lead BBEU, Belgium)
PREVIOUS RESEARCH ACTIVITY INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING
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