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Academic Background

I work at the UEA as a Senior Research Associate. I am currently working on the SONATA project as part of RoSES, modeling variability in the Southern Ocean carbon cycle. I use a global ocean biogeochemical model, alongside observations of the Southern Ocean, to analyse trends in the Southern Ocean carbon content and elucidate potential mechanisms controlling these trends. 

My PhD at the UEA, with Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, CEFAS, and EnvEast, ran from 2015 - 2019 and is titled 'Role of gelatinous zooplankton in marine ecosystems and the carbon cycle'. For this project, I added gelatinous zooplankton (specifically Cnidaria medusae) to a global ocean biogeochemical model and investigated the impact this had on the modeled ecosystem and plankton groups. I also investigated the impact on the plankton carbon cycle and carbon export, as well as a case study on the combined influence of historic overfishing and climate change on the biomass of Cnidaria medusae and other plankton groups. This is the first instance of gelatinous zooplankton being included in a global ocean biogeochemical model. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of East Anglia

30 Sep 201531 May 2019

Award Date: 7 Aug 2019

Bachelor of Science, Bangor University

Master of Science, Bangor University

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