This event took place on 17 February 2022.
We are proud to present the Inaugural Professorial Lecture of Professor Kerry Howell.
As populations rise and coastal resources dwindle, industry is pushing into deeper water to exploit new resources in order to meet growing demand. Fishing and oil extraction are going deeper than ever, while added pressures from potential developments in renewable energy and aquaculture are on the horizon. Set this growth in exploitation against the reality that the deep sea remains the least explored, least understood, and largest part of our planet, and we face a critical problem.Professor of Deep Sea Ecology, Kerry Howell, has spent 20 years conducting fundamental research to inform sustainable management of deep-sea ecosystems. Her research aims to address questions around the impacts of human use on deep-sea ecosystems by providing the most basic of information, such as: what lives in the deep sea? Where is it and how does it live? What does it do? Critically, what is the importance of deep-sea life to society?
You are welcome to join us for University of Plymouth's Inaugural Professorial Lecture series, which provide a milestone event in a professorial career. Through these we can promote and celebrate the academic reputation and achievements within their research.