Our research spans the whole range from organismal studies to large-scale processes and management procedures. But it can be viewed as being in two broad areas: marine organisms and ecosystem research, and coastal processes and management.
Our work with marine organisms and ecosystem research, includes:
- gamete maturation and fertilisation biology of marine invertebrates
- chemical/physiological ecology of marine invertebrates
- reef ecology, especially trophodynamics, the structure and dynamics of marine food webs generally
Our coastal processes and management research looks at:
- effects of fishing and marine protected areas on benthic communities
- air-sea exchange of biogases, element cycling in oceans, gaseous tracer technology
Our research degrees range from our one-year MRes to a full 3-4 year PhD:
Funded studentships for our science PhDs and other research degrees
We have a variety of funded PhD studentships available that you can apply for. Funding is available from the Natural Environment Research Council through a number of doctoral training partnerships we're involved with.