Fishing port of Brixham, Devon.

“What's really important for marine policy and marine management is understanding how organisms such as plankton, fish, dolphins or whales respond to human pressures like fishing or shipping and other wider human pressures like climate change in ocean acidification. If we can understand the response of the marine environment to these human activities, we can help managers and policy makers put in place laws that ensure that we manage the marine environment sustainably.” 

Dr Abigail McQuatters-Gollop
Lecturer in Marine Conservation.

Spotlight: Dr Abigail McQuatters-Gollop

I feel Westminster is my field. What I am really interested in is finding those important pieces of science that can become evidence for policy change in marine management and conservation.

Dr Abigail McQuatters-Gollop

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