School of Biological and Marine Sciences

Gannet feeding. Image courtesy of Getty images. 

Lianne Ottewell – BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare graduate

Find something you love and pursue it. This is what I did. This is my story of how my passion for animals as a child grew into a fulfilling career that allows me to help rescued bears across the world.

Discover how Lianne Ottewell's dream came true after a placement to China inspired her to join the mission to save moon bears held in captivity

Find out more about Lianne's moon bear rescue tale

Our research impact

Research Centres

Enabling integration and collaboration between research groups and form a platform for the Research Excellent Framework exercise

Research Institutes

School research is a major contributor to three University Research Institutes

Marine Station: a unique resource

Boasting lecture facilities overlooking the sea at Coxside, a wet laboratory for sample examination and analysis, a seawater aquarium, and field equipment storage and changing facilities.

The Marine Station is a landmark £5 million development; a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility on the shores of Plymouth Sound.

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LABplus is a unique open access laboratory and resource centre designed for students studying science and engineering courses.

The lab provides a flexible workspace, computing facilities, specialist software, access to microscopes, microscope cameras and bespoke resources.

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Academic staff