Dr David K. Clarke
Focal Contact Point
With a clerical, finance & executive background in business of over 20 years, I provide the SEACAMS team with day to day administrative support and am responsible for the preparation of the quarterly claims for submission to the PM before onward transmission to REIS and WEFO.
Email Helena Sainsbury
I have over 40 years clerical and administration experience, working my way up from a humble typist in a pool, to office management. I have worked in a variety of areas, insurance, property management, with Nev from the Call Centre documentary, looking after techy start-ups and now the SEACAMS2 project. I am responsible for providing clerical support to the team, collating all the paperwork to submit to WEFO for the claims. I like to bring a bit of fun to the office, wearing fun T-shirts for different occasions, hosting coffee mornings for McMillan Cancer and wearing a variety of Christmas jumpers.
Research expertise: planktonic and microbial processes, biogeochemistry, algal ecology and applications.
I am an aquatic scientist with keen interests in plankton ecology and biogeochemistry. Plankton, which include viruses, bacteria, phytoplankton, protozoan and metazoan zooplankton, not only constitute the bulk of the aquatic biomass and the foundation of the aquatic food web, but also drive most of the biogeochemical processes in the water column. My work involves field sampling, experimentation and modelling, and I am particularly interested in interdisciplinary research.
Swansea Co-PI for SEACAMS2
Research expertise: disease ecology, ecological genomics, metapopulations, population biology and spatial dynamics.
I lead the SpacePop research group in the Department of Biosciences, Swansea University, investigating spatial connectivity in population dynamics and the population-level consequences of movement, as well as disease ecology. Through SEACAMS2, I am developing a program of integrated projects exploring marine mammal distributions and life history. This has application in the consenting process, and in designing down-stream environmental monitoring, for the marine renewable energy sector.
Swansea webpage: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/science/biosciences/