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Dr Charlotte Davies

Dr Charlotte Davies

SEACAMS Research Officer, Biosciences

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792

Email address

Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker

Research Links

Research Office - 006A
Ground Floor
Wallace Building
Singleton Campus

About

I am a Scientific Officer within the Comparative Immunology and Pathobiology group. My research focuses on diseases in marine ecosystems, which have the potential to alter ocean life, and the coastal communities that rely upon it.

I obtained my BSc in Biology and PhD at Swansea University, studying pathogens of economically important European shellfish the European lobster and brown (edible) crab. My first postdoctoral position at the National Autonomous University of Mexico’s Institute of Marine Sciences and Limnology investigated the relationship between tropical habitat ecology and disease prevalence in the Caribbean spiny lobster.

My current research, through the BlueFish Project, investigates disease connectivity in the aquatic environment, including the ability to ‘track’ pathogens from the water column into the host using environmental DNA (eDNA) approaches. I want to work towards a better understanding of how anthropogenically driven stressors such as fishing, climate change and invasive species, can affect emergence, spread and connectivity of marine diseases.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Diseases of aquatic animals
  • Crustaceans
  • Marine Protected Areas
  • Disease Connectivity
  • eDNA

Career Highlights

Award Highlights
  • 2019 - Florence Mockeridge Fellowship Group
  • 2019 - Welsh Crucible alumni
  • January 2016 - Ocean Sciences Meeting Early Career Scientist Travel Grant (American Geophysical Union)
  • March 2014 - Challenger Society for Marine Science
  • June 2013 - Climate Change Consortium of Wales
  • April 2013 - Marine Biological Association of Great Britain
  • May 2014 - The British Ecological SocietySeptember
  • 2012 - The Educational Charity of John Mathews
  • April 2013 - The Society of Biology
  • February 2014 - The Society of Biology via the Company of Biologists
Collaborations

Dr David BassNatural History Museum, London, and CEFAS, Weymouth (UK) - https://www.cefas.co.uk/about-us/people/dr-david-bass/

Dr Patricia Briones-FourzánReef Systems Unit, National Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico) - https://www.icmyl.unam.mx/puerto_morelos/es/quienes_somos

Dr Enrique Lozano ÁlvarezReef Systems Unit, National Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico) - https://www.icmyl.unam.mx/puerto_morelos/puerto_morelos/e