School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Martyn Kurr

Teaching Fellow


Area of expertise

Marine biology

Academic background

  • 2018- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • 2016- Teaching Fellow, Newcastle University; Marine Biology and Ecology
  • 2011-2015 PhD, Bangor University; Trade-offs in macroalgal chemical defences: battle of the sexes, invaders, and consumers
  • 2006-2010 Master of Marine Biology (MMBiol), Bangor University


Intertidal Ecology


Chemical Ecology

Plant-Herbivore interactions

Sexual Dimorphism

Invasive Ecology, especially of plants and algae

Behavioural Ecology

Applications of Novel Marine Products


MST1101 Marine Biology

MST1102 Diversity & Behaviour of Marine Animals

MST1103 The Marine Environment

MST1104 Marine Study Skills

MST2101 Marine Ecology

MST2104 Marine Research & Employability Skills

MST2105 Marine Practical Skills

MST 3104/5/6/7 Research Project: Marine Biology & Oceanography (inc. overseas)

ACE2031 Animal Parasitology

Supervising Dr Prateek Saxena for his medical doctorate (medical use of novel marine enzymes)

Supervising Mr Max Kelly for his PhD (enhancing sustainability using novel marine enzymes)