Marine research at Plymouth University can be summarised into eight broad themes, with key research areas listed:
- P.S.M. Celis-Plá, B. Martínez, N. Korbee, J.M. Hall-Spencer & F.L. Figueroa (2017) Ecophysiological responses to elevated CO2 and temperature in Cystoseira tamariscifolia (Phaeophyceae). Climatic Change [in press]
- A. Turner (2017) Trace elements in fragments of fishing net and other filamentous plastic litter from two beaches in SW England. Environmental Pollution [in press].
- M. Collins, O. Tills, J.I. Spicer, M. Truebano (2017) De novo transcriptome assembly of the amphipod Gammarus chevreuxi exposed to chronic hypoxia. Marine Genomics [in press]
- S. Danise and S.M. Holland (2017) Faunal response to sea-level and climate change in a short-lived seaway: Jurassic of the Western Interior, USA. Palaeontology [in press]
- M.T. de Castro, T.W. Fileman, J.M. Hall-Spencer (2017) Invasive species in the Northeastern and Southwestern Atlantic Ocean: A review. Marine Pollution Bulletin [in press]
- S.D.W. Comber, H.B.C. Pearson, P.J. Worsfold, and C. Braungardt (2017) Predicting copper speciation in estuarine waters-Is dissolved organic carbon a good proxy for the presence of organic ligands? Environmental Science & Technology, 51:2206-2216.
- S. Stripling, M. Panzeri, B. Blanco, K. Rossington, P. Sayers, A. Northwick (2017) Regional-scale probabilistic shoreline evolution modelling for flood-risk assessment. Coastal Engineering, 121:129-144.
Caribbean lobster fisheries sustained by ‘dark carbon’
Scientists have discovered that one of the most important fisheries in the American region is being sustained by an unusual food source – ‘dark carbon’.
Dark carbon is produced by chemosynthesis, which is the biological creation of organic matter using chemical energy from the environment.Learn more about the study