Welcome to the Marine Biology and Ecology Research Centre
Members of the Marine Biology and Ecology Research Centre (MBERC) address a broad range of research questions, from the effects of environmental stress on microbes and developing embryos to the management of large scale impacts, such as global climate change.
Our research has a marine biological focus but also draws on ideas and theories from other realms.
We have excellent links with external organisations, both regionally, and via numerous international collaborations. We encourage the active participation of our students in our research. We conduct research across a wide range of subject areas within the realms of marine biology, conservation, ecophysiology and ecology; these include studies across terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments.
Our research is currently spread across four research groups:
MBERC Press Releases
- University of Plymouth awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for world-leading microplastics research 20 February 2020
- University of Plymouth awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for world-leading microplastics work 21 November 2019
- Marine researcher and graduate meet Nobel-nominated climate activist 14 August 2019
- Scientific experts call for eight urgent measures to preserve life-supporting ocean function amid fears that changes could be ‘irreversible’ 24 July 2019
- The complex fate of Antarctic species in the face of a changing climate 17 June 2019