Dr Ian Horsfall
Telephone: (01792) 295456
Room: Office - 116
First Floor
Margam Building
Singleton Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Hydroacoustics
  • Marine environmental survey
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Marine renewable energy
  • Migratory fish
  • Fish conservation


  • BIO245 Techniques in Marine Biology

    This module introduces the students to sampling techniques used in marine biological research and commercial surveys. Students are given training and instruction on safe implementation of sampling from boat and shore. Students are given theoretical information on different sampling gears and gear selection followed by practical use of these gears on the University Research Vessel RV Noctiluca. Assessment is 100% coursework. Students are also given training in molecular/biochemical techniques commonly used in Marine Biology.

  • BIO260 Marine Biology Field Course

    This residential field course comprises practical work employing shore-based techniques to sample littoral and benthic marine habitats. Students will learn techniques for the identification of marine organisms and gain experience in the analysis and presentation of ecological data.