Professor Tony Clare
Professor of Marine Science and Coordinator of marineNewcastle

 

Tony Clare is Professor of Marine Science in the School of Marine Science & Technology and the 'Marine' Theme Coordinator for the Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability (NIReS).  

Background

Tony is a marine chemical ecologist by training with a special interest in biology at the surface water interface. Barnacles have proven a tractable model for much of his work. Tony began research on barnacles during his undergraduate studies. Following a MSc in Marine Biology, he undertook a PhD on barnacle hormones and pheromones under the supervision of Dr Graham Walker and the late Prof Denis Crisp CBE, FRS in the NERC Unit of Marine Invertebrate Biology at Menai Bridge. A short postdoc with Graham Walker on the role of eicosanoids in barnacle egg hatching was followed by a postdoc in the NERC Rocky Shore Surveillance Group here at Newcastle (Director Prof Bob Clark) working on gastropod endocrinology. Tony then joined Prof John Costlow's lab at Duke University in 1988 for a project on the developmental toxicity of pesticides to crustaceans. In 1990 he joined the Research Faculty at Duke and began research on antifouling with Prof Dan Rittschof and barnacle calcification with the late Prof Karl Wilbur. Tony returned to the UK in 1993 for a Fellowship at the Marine Biological Association, Plymouth to pursue research on marine invertebrate larval settlement. During his time there he served as Scientific Co-ordinator for the NERC Marine Biofouling Thematic Programme. Tony was appointed to a Lectureship at Newcastle in 1998 and transferred from Plymouth in 1999. He was promoted to Reader in 2001 and to a Personal Chair in 2003.

Roles and Responsibilities

Coordinator marineNewcastle (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/marinenewcastle/)
Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability (NIReS) Strategy Board

Faculty Research Committee

School Executive Board
School Director of Research

Qualifications

PhD (Bangor) 1984
MSc (Bangor) 1980
BSc (Portsmouth) 1978
CBiol, MSB, Mem.MBA, FIMarEST

Memberships

Society of Biology (1975-)

Marine Biological Association (1983-)

Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (2013-)

Previous Positions

Research Assistant Professor, Duke University
Senior MBA Fellow, Marine Biological Association of the UK

Research Interests

Marine biofouling/antifouling; bioadhesion/adhesives; barnacle biology; marine invertebrate larval settlement.

Current Work
  • US ONR "Laboratory-scale measures of barnacle settlement behaviour to facilitate the development of novel antifouling and fouling-release coatings";
  • US ONR "Studies on settlement and metamorphosis of model marine biofouling organisms to inform antifouling strategies";
  • International Paint Ltd. Barnacle adhesion;
  • EC SEACOAT www.seacoat.bham.ac.uk;
  • EC SEAFRONT SEAFRONT
  • COST Action - Biological adhesives: from biology to biomimetics COST
  • FCT - Aquaculture of stalked barnacles (Pollicipes pollicipes)
Postgraduate Supervision
  • Determining the impacts of ocean acidification on reproductive and developmental fitness of marine invertebrates (with Dr Gary Caldwell and Prof Matt Bentley);
  • Silicone fouling-release coatings: Physical effects on the adhesion of marine fouling invertebrates with particular emphasis on membranous–based barnacles. Industry funded PhD studentship (International Paint Ltd. (with Dr Gary Caldwell);
  • Further understanding of the effect of roughness of foul release coatings on drag characteritics of marine surfaces in the presence of slime (co-supervisor with Prof Mehmet Atlar).
  • Comparative approach to barnacle-surface adhesive interactions;
  • Aquaculture of the stalked barnacle, Pollicipes pollicipes (with Dr Nick Aldred and Prof Teresa Cruz).
Esteem Indicators
  • Visiting Professor, University of Toulon (2014)
  • IMarEST's Biofouling Management Expert Group (2013-)
  • Review Panel for KAUST/HKUST research project "Microbial Genomics and Bioactive Compounds of the Red Sea" (2013)
  • National Oceanography Centre Association Steering Board (from July 2012);
  • A*STAR SERC (Singapore) Review Panel for 'Innovative Marine Antifouling Solutions for High Value Applications Programme' (2012);
  • Member Comité International Permanent pour la Recherche sur la Préservation des Matériaux en Milieu Marin (COIPM);
  • Panel of Advisers for Commonwealth Scholarships Commission (from Jan 2008);
  • NERC Marine Sciences Peer Review Committee/College member (2001-2004; 2010-2012);
  • Scientific Assessment Panel, MISTRA Marine Paint (Sweden) (2006);
  • Editor-in-Chief Journal of Marine Science & Engineering (2013-)
  • Associate Editor Proceedings of the Royal Society B (2008-2011);
  • Editorial Boards of Biofouling; Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology; Journal of Marine Science and Engineering; Fisheries Science (1999-2002);
  • External Examiner Schools of Ocean Sciences and Biological Sciences, University of Wales, Bangor (2003-06)
Invited conference presentations/organisation
  • Invited speaker: Workshop on Biofouling and Antifouling, University of Toulon, 16 April 2014;
  • Invited speaker: ANZPAK Workshop on Biofouling Management for Sustainable Shipping, Melbourne, Australia, 5-9 May 2013;
  • Keynote speaker: Materials in the Marine Environment: Solutions for Preserving Performance, Singapore, 15 October 2012;
  • Plenary speaker: 16th International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling, Seattle, 24-28 June 2012;
  • Invited speaker: AVS International Symposium and Exhibition, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 17-22 October 2010;
  • Convener of 15th International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling, NewcastleGateshead, 25-29 July 2010 www.icmcf2010.com/;
  • Invited speaker: 2009 International Association of Drilling Contractors Environmental Conference & Exhibition, Stavanger, 12-13 May 2009;
  • Invited speaker: 14th International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling, Satellite Symposium, Kobe, 1 August 2008;
  • Session Chair: "Challenges at the Biology/Technology Interface",Oceans 07 IEEE, Aberdeen, 18-21 June 2007;
  • Mini-symposium organiser and invited speaker: 13th International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling, Rio, 24-28 July 2006;
  • Keynote speaker: International Marine Biotechnology Conference, St John's Newfoundland, 7-12 June 2005;
  • Plenary address: 12th International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Biofouling, University of Southampton, 27-30 July 2004; 
  • Invited speaker: Darwin and the barnacle 150 years on. The Linnean Society, 12 February 2004; 
  • Keynote speaker: Symposium on Marine Natural Products, 21-26 September 2003, Phytochemical Society of Europe, Monastery of the Orthodox Academy of Crete;
  • Keynote speaker: Vth Larval Biology Meeting, 15-19 September 2002, University of Vigo, Spain.

 

Projects

Undergraduate Teaching

MST1005 Introduction to Animal Behaviour (module leader)
MST1011 Marine Zooplankton (module leader)
MST1012 Research Skills
MST2002 Marine Fouling and Larval Ecology
MST2011 Marine Practical Skills
MST2012 Life in Extreme Environments
MST3011 Advanced Marine Biology
MST3020 Marine Chemical Ecology (module leader)
MST3099 Research Projects (Marine Biology)