Dr Abigail McQuatters-Gollop
Profiles

Dr Abigail McQuatters-Gollop

Lecturer in Marine Conservation

School of Biological & Marine Sciences

Role

Leturer in Marine Conservation

Follow me on Twitter: @anaturalstate

Plankton and Policy: www.planktonpolicy.org

Qualifications

Professional experience 

  • Lecturer in Marine Conservation Plymouth University (2015-present)
  • Science and Policy Research Fellow Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (2010-2015)
  • Associate Lecturer Plymouth University (2007-2015)
  • Post Doctoral Research Fellow Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (2008-2010)
  • Post Doctoral Research Fellow University of Plymouth (2007-2008)
  • Research Assistant University of Plymouth (2004-2007)

Education

  • PhD Phytoplankton as indicators for eutrophication in Europe’s regional seas. University of Plymouth (2004 - 2008)
  • MA (Hons) Marine Affairs and Policy and GIS. University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) (2000 - 2001). Dissertation title “Stiltsville: Private ownership in a national park”
  • BA (Hons) Marine Affairs and Policy (major), Chemistry (minor), Geography and GIS (minor). University of Miami (1996 - 2000). Dissertation title “Anaerobic Digestion in the Florida manateeTrichechus manatus latirostris

Professional membership

Challenger Society for Marine Science

Roles on external bodies

  • ICES Working Group on Biodiversity Science Member (2014 – present)
  • Celtic Seas Partnership Food Web Task Group Member (2014 – present)
  • Challenger Society for Marine Science Elected Council member- communications portfolio (2012 – present)
  • Defra/HBDSEG Marine Strategy Framework Directive Implementation Group Leading the UK’s implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive for pelagic habitats (2011 – present)
  • OSPAR’s Intersessional Correspondence Group on Coordinated Biodiversity Assessment and Monitoring Implementation Group Leading Europe’s implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive for pelagic habitats (2012 – present)
  • SCOR 137 Working Group on Global Coastal Phytoplankton Time-series – Full member (2010 – present)
  • HBDSEG Healthy and Biologically Diverse Seas Evidence Group (2009 – present)
  • Defra Marine Ecosystem Health Working Group (2010 – present)
  • Centre for Marine and Coastal Policy Research, University of Plymouth PMSP member (2010-present)
  • Project Advisor - INTERREG ISECA (Information System on the Eutrophication of our Coastal Areas) (2012 – 2014)
  • University of Miami Marine Mammal Stranding Rescue Team (1996 - 2000)

Teaching interests

I teach Marine Conservation to undergraduate and post graduate students at Plymouth University. I love teaching and I try to encourage my students to see why plankton are key ecosystem indicators, to develop an understanding of the practical policy process, and to understand how and why scientific research should be applied and used in a policy and conservation context.     

Degree programs:

  • Ocean Science and Marine Conservation - BSc (Hons)
  • Ocean Exploration and Surveying - BSc (Hons)
  • Oceanography and Coastal Processes - BSc (Hons)
  • Environmental Science - BSc (Hons)
  • Marine Biology and Oceanography - BSc (Hons)
  • Applied Marine Science - MSc

Undergraduate modules (*denotes module leader):
  • OS101 Introduction to Ocean Science
  • OS104 Measuring the Marine Environment
  • ENVS205 Chemical and Biological Oceanography
  • OS205* Managing Human Impacts in the Marine Environment
  • MASC301 Marine Ecosystem Conservation
  • OS304 Marine Ecosystem Conservation

Masters modules:
  • MAR530* Managing Marine Ecosystems

Research interests

I’m a marine conservation ecologist whose research focuses on the generation of national and international impact through the integration of scientific results into the policy process. My key areas of interest are the separation of climate responses in the plankton from those due to anthropogenic disturbances, ecosystem responses to the combined effects of policy measures and climate change, and the linking of ecological changes to manageable human pressures. I actively create impact through science-policy knowledge exchange, working closely with policy makers at the UK, European and international levels, to deliver policy informed by sound scientific evidence. I am leading the UK’s and OSPAR’s implementations of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive for pelagic habitats, which includes the coordination, development and management towards operationalisation of pelagic indicators and environmental targets. This work is a direct response to UK and EU policy needs and is required by EU and UK decision makers to support marine management and conservation; I hold a NERC Fellowship to fund this impact work.

Grants & contracts

2015      • €146,000 EMFF: Applying an ecosystem approach to (sub) regional habitat assessments (EcApRHA).

             • £2000 NERC: Anniversary Ambassador.

2013      • €76,000 INTERREG: Promoting effective governance of the Channel ecosystem (PEGASEAS).

              • £108,269 NERC: Knowledge Exchange Fellowship: Interpreting and targeting NERC-funded research outputs to inform and influence marine policy.

              • £8,000 Defra: MSFD Pelagic Habitats Indicator and Target Research and Development.

              • £10,225 Defra: MSFD Pelagic Habitats Expert Team leadership for UK and OSPAR. Contract reviewed and extended 6-monthly.

              • €10,000 EMODNET Biological Traits pilot project: Plankton Biological Traits.

2012      • €100,000 EU European Marine Observation Data NETwork (EMODNET) Biology: Provision of CPR data products and scientific advice on data application for implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD).

                • £9,710 Defra: MSFD Pelagic Habitats Team Leadership for UK and OSPAR.

                • £5,220 Defra: R&D project to operationalise MSFD indicators and targets.

2011       • £8,993.19 EMODNET Biology: Provision of CPR data products and maps.

               • £19,736 National Marine Biological and Analytical Quality Control Scheme (NMBAQC): Employment of the technical secretariat at SAHFOS. Contract renewed annually.

2010      • £116,610 INTERREG: Our shared sea: Mechanisms of ecosystem change in the Western Channel (Marinexus): Towing of CPR route, sample analysis, research and data interpretation.

2009      • £17,400 JNCC: A marine assessment and monitoring framework for application in UKMMAS and OSPAR for phytoplankton and zooplankton

2008      • €133,774 FP7 Knowledge Based Sustainable Management for Europe’s Seas (KnowSeas): Development and management of operational database, coordination of social media, science-policy research.

              • £3,014 FAO: Preparation of concise overview of harmful algal blooms & fishery product safety.

              • £1,800 Defra: Contribution to report highlighting UK marine biodiversity hotspots.

2007      • £700 Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET): Securement of a travel grant to present PhD results at an international scientific conference (ASLO)

Peer-reviewed Scientific publications

  • McQuatters-Gollop, A., Edwards, M., Helaouët, P., Johns, D.G., Owens, N.J.P., Raitsos, D.E., Schroeder, D., Skinner, J., and Stern, R.F., (2015). The Continuous Plankton Recorder survey: how can long-term phytoplankton datasets deliver Good Environmental Status? Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 162:88-97. 
  • Stern, R.F., Hamilton, K.M., Walne, A., McQuatters-Gollop, A. and Edwards, M., (in press). Novel lineage patterns from an automated water sampler to probe marine microbial biodiversity with Ships of Opportunity. Progress in Oceanography, in press.
  • Elliott, M., Borja, Á., McQuatters-Gollop, A., Mazik, K., Birchenough, S., Andersen, J.H., Painting, S., and Peck, M., (2015). Force majeure: will climate change affect our ability to attain Good Environmental Status for marine biodiversity? Marine Pollution Bulletin, 95:7-27.
  • Harrison, P.J., Zingone, A., Mickelson, M.J., Lehtinen, S., Ramaiah, N., Kraberg, A., Sung, J., McQuatters-Gollop, A. and Jakobsen, H.H., (2015). Cell volumes of marine phytoplankton from globally distributed coastal data sets. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 162:130-142.
  • Zingone, A., Harrison, P.J., Jakobsen, H.H., Kraberg, A., Lehtinen, S., McQuatters-Gollop, A., O’Brien, T. and Sun, J., (2015). Increasing the quality, comparability and accessibility of phytoplankton species composition time-series data. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 162:151-160.
  • Evariste, E., Claquin, P., Robin, J.-P., Auber, A., McQuatters-Gollop, A., Fletcher, S., Glegg, G., and Dauvin, J.-C., (2015) What did we learn from PEGASEAS Forum “Science and Governance of the Channel Marine Ecosystem”?. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 93:1-4.
  • Gilbert, A.J., McQuatters-Gollop, A., Langmead, O., Mee, L. and Vermaat, J., (2015). Visions for the North Sea: the societal dilemma of specifying good environmental status. Ambio, 44:142-153.
  • Raitsos, D.E., Pradhan, Y., Lavender, S.J., Hoteit, I., McQuatters-Gollop, A. and Reid, P.C., (2014). From silk to satellite; a half century of ocean colour changes in the Northeast Atlantic. Global Change Biology, 20:2117-2123.
  • Postlethwaite, C.F., Hickman, A.E., McQuatters-Gollop, A., Bryden, H., and Woodworth, P., (2014). Preface: A prospectus for UK marine sustained observations. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 372, 20130341.
  • Tett, P., Gowen, R., Painting, S., Elliott, M., Foster, R., Mills, D., Bresnan, E., Capuzzo, E., Fernandes, T., Foden, J., Geider, R., Gilpin, L., Huxham, M., McQuatters-Gollop, A., Malcolm, S., Saux-Picart, S., Platt, T., Racault, M.-F., Sathyendranath, S., Molen, J.v.d. and Wilkinson, M., (2013). A framework for understanding marine ecosystem health. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 494: 1-27.
  • Jessopp, M.J., Cronin, M., Doyle, T.K., Wilson, M., McQuatters-Gollop, A., Newton, S. and Phillips, R.A., (2013). Transatlantic migration by post-breeding puffins: a strategy to exploit a temporarily abundant food resource?  Marine Biology, 160:2755-2762.
  • Beare, D., McQuatters-Gollop, A., Hall-Spencer, J., van der Hammen, T., Machiels, M. and Teoh, S.J., (2013). Long-term trends in calcifying plankton and pH in the North Sea. PlosOne, 8: e61175.
  • Rombouts, I., Beaugrand, G., Fizzala, X., Gaill, F., Greenstreet, S.P.R., Lamare, S., Le Loc’h, F., McQuatters-Gollop, A., Mialet, B., Niquil, N., Percelay, J., Renaud, F., Rossberg, A.G. and Féral, J.P., (2013). Food web indicators under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive: from complexity to simplicity? Ecological Indicators, 29: 246–254.
  • Beaugrand, G., McQuatters-Gollop, A., Edwards, M. and Goberville, E., (2013). Long-term responses of North Atlantic calcifying plankton to climate change. Nature Climate Change, 3: 263-267.
  • McQuatters-Gollop, A. (2012). Challenges for implementing the Marine Strategy Framework Directive in a climate of macroecological change. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 370: 5636-5655.
  • McQuatters-Gollop, A., Reid, P.C., Edwards, M., Burkill, P., Castellani, C., Batten, S., Gieskes, W., Beare, D., Bidigare, R., Head, E., Johnson, R., Kahru, M., Koslow, J. and Pena, M., (2011). Is there a decline in marine phytoplankton? Nature 472:E6-E7. 
  • McQuatters-Gollop, A. and Vermaat, J.E. (2011). Covariance among North Sea ecosystem state indicators during the past 50 years - contrasts between coastal and open waters. Journal of Sea Research 65:294-292. 
  • Raitsos, D.E., Lavender, S.J., Maravelias, C.D., Haralabous, J., McQuatters-Gollop, A., Edwards, M., and Reid, P.C., (2011). Macroscale factors affecting diatom abundance: a synergistic use of Continuous Plankton Recorder and satellite remote sensing data. International Journal of Remote Sensing 32:2081-2094. 
  • Tirado, M.C., Clarke, R., Jaykus, L.A., McQuatters-Gollop, A., and Frank, J.M., (2010). Climate change and food safety: A review. Food Research International, 43: 1745-1765. 
  • McQuatters-Gollop, A., Gilbert, A.J., Mee, L.D., Vermaat, J.E., Artioli, Y., Humborg, C. and Wulff, F., (2009). How well do ecosystem indicators communicate the effects of anthropogenic eutrophication? Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 82:583–596. 
  • Langmead, O., McQuatters-Gollop, A., Mee, L.D.,  Friedrich, J., Gilbert, A.J., Gomoiu, M.-T., Jackson, E.L.,  Knudsen, S., Minicheva, G., and Todorova, V., (2009). Recovery or decline of the Northwestern Black Sea: A societal choice revealed by socio-ecological modelling. Ecological Modelling 220: 2927-2939.  
  • Henson, S. A., Raitsos, D.E., Dunne, J.P. and McQuatters-Gollop, A., (2009). Decadal variability in biogeochemical models: Comparison with a 50-year ocean colour dataset, Geophysical Research Letters, 36:L21601. 
  • McQuatters-Gollop, A., Mee, L.D., Raitsos, D.E. and Shapiro, G., (2008). Non-linearities, regime shifts and recovery: The recent influence of climate on Black Sea chlorophyll. Journal of Marine Systems 74:649-658. 
  • Artioli, Y., Friedrich, J., Gilbert, A., McQuatters-Gollop, A., Mee, L., Vermaat, J., Wulff, F., Humborg, C., Palmeri, L. and Pollehne, F., (2008). Nutrient budgets for European seas: A measure of the effectiveness of nutrient reduction policies. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 56: 1609-1617. 
  • Vermaat, J.E., McQuatters-Gollop, A., Eleveld, M. and Gilbert, A.J., (2008). Past, present and future nutrient loads of the North Sea: causes and consequences. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 80:53-59. 
  • McQuatters-Gollop, A., Raitsos, D.E., Edwards, M. and Attrill, M.J., (2007). Spatial patterns of diatom and dinoflagellate seasonal cycles in the North – East Atlantic Ocean. Marine Ecology Progress Series 339: 301-306. 
  • McQuatters-Gollop, A., Raitsos, D.E., Edwards, M., Pradhan, Y., Mee, L.D., Lavender, S.J., and Attrill, M.J., (2007). A long-term chlorophyll dataset reveals regime shift in North Sea phytoplankton biomass unconnected to increasing nutrient levels. Limnology and Oceanography 52: 635-648. 

 
policy publications

  • Skinner, J., Bailly, D., Le Coz, M., Dodds, W., Fletcher, S., Glegg, G., Glenn, H., Herry, L., Molfese, C., Sewell, J. and McQuatters-Gollop, A., 2014. Pathways for effective governance of the English Channel. Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science, Plymouth, UK, p. 50.
  • ICES, 2014. Second Interim Report of the Working Group on Biodiversity Science (WGBIODIV). ICES, Copenhagen, Denmark, p. 44.
  • Scherer, C., Gowen, R.J., Tett, P., McQuatters-Gollop, A., Forster, R., Bresnan, E., Cook, K., Atkinson, A., Best, M., Baptie, M., Keeble, S., McCullough, G., McKinney, A., 2014. Finalising and implementing the development of plankton indicators and targets: Operationalising the Lifeform and State Space Method. Workshop report to Defra. Agri-food and Biosciences Institute, Belfast, p. 32.
  • Gowen, R.J., Tett, P., McQuatters-Gollop, A., Forster, R., Scherer, C., Bresnan, E., Cook, K., Atkinson, A., Best, M., Baptie, M., Keeble, S. and McCullough, G., (2013). Part One of the UK Marine Strategy for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive: Plankton indicators: Development of the Life-form and State-Space Method. Defra, Belfast, 27 pp.
  • McQuatters-Gollop, A., (2013). Are marine phytoplankton in decline? The Marine Biologist, 1: 18-20
  • McQuatters-Gollop, A. and Johns, D., 2012. Scotland’s Biodiversity Indicator – Plankton. Scottish Natural Heritage, 8 pp.
  • McQuatters-Gollop, A., Johns, D.G., Dowland, P., Edwards, M.  (2011). Digitization, analysis and interpretation of plankton data for pre-1914 ICES sampling in the North Sea and adjacent waters: final report March 2011. SAHFOS, Plymouth, 20 pp.
  • Gowen, R.J., McQuatters-Gollop, A., Tett, P., Best, M., Bresnan, E., Castellani, C., Cook, K., Forster, R., Scherer, C. and Mckinney, A., 2011. The Development of UK Pelagic (Plankton) Indicators and Targets for the MSFD. Advice to Defra. Belfast, UK, 41 pp.
  • Moffat, C, Aish, A., Hawkridge, J.M., Miles, H., Mitchell, P. I., McQuatters-Gollop, A., Frost, M., Greenstreet, S., Pinn, E., Proudfoot, R., Sanderson, W. G., & Tasker, M. L. (2011).  Advice on United Kingdom biodiversity indicators and targets for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Healthy and Biologically Diverse Seas Evidence Group Report to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. 207pp.
  • Celine Byrne (with Abigail McQuatters-Gollop), (2011). A new addition to the online offering: ICES Historical Plankton Dataset, ICES Inside Out vol 5. ICES, Copenhagen, pp. 1.
  • Johns, D.G. and McQuatters-Gollop, A., (2011). Natural Heritage Trends – Plankton in the seas around Scotland – 2010 update. Scottish Natural Heritage, 5 pp.
  • McQuatters-Gollop, A., Burkill, P., Beaugrand, G., Edwards, M., Gattuso, J.-P. and Johns, D.G., (2010). Atlas of Calcifying Plankton: Results from the Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey. SAHFOS, Plymouth, UK, 20 pp.
  • McQuatters-Gollop, A., Edwards, M., Reid, P.C. and Johns, D., (2010). A marine assessment and monitoring framework for application in UKMMAS and OSPAR, for phytoplankton and zooplankton. Report to the Joint Nature Conservation Committee from the Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science. SAHFOS, Plymouth, 44 p.
  • Edwards, M., Beaugrand, G., Johns, D.G., Licandro, P., McQuatters-Gollop, A. and Wootton, M., (2010). Ecological Status Report: results from the CPR survey 2009. SAHFOS Technical Report, 7: 1-8.
  • Reid, P.C., Edwards, M., McQuatters-Gollop, A., Beaugrand, G., Bresnan, E., Brierley, A., Davidson, K., Delany, J., Eloire, D., Forster, R., Fox, C., Frederiksen, M., Gowen, R., Halliday, N., Hardman-Mountford, N., Hátún, H., Hay, S., Hartman, S., Helaouët, P., Johns, D., Kirby, R., Lampitt, R., Larkin, K., Licandro, P., Lindley, A., Lucas, C., McCollin, T., Miller, P., Milligan, S., Mills, D., Pitois, S., Prior, A., Rees, A., Smyth, T., Smythe-Wright, D., Stevens, D. and Widdicombe, C., (2010). Biological indicators of state: the plankton, Charting Progress 2: An Integrated Assessment of the State of UK Seas. Defra, London, UK, 69 pp.
  • Edwards, M., Heath, M. and McQuatters-Gollop, A., (2010). Plankton, MCCIP Annual Report Card 2010-11. MCCIP Science Review, pp. 10.
  • Langmead, O., McQuatters-Gollop, A., Mee, L.D., (2010). The socioeconomics behind ecosystem collapse: the case of the Black Sea. Science for Environment Policy: DG Environment News Alert Service, Special Issue 22: 1.
  • McQuatters-Gollop, A., (2009). Regional policies needed to tackle eutrophication in Europe’s seas. Science for Environment Policy: DG Environment News Alert Service, 154: 1.
  • McQuatters-Gollop, A., Johns, D. and Edwards, M., (2009). The Continuous Plankton Recorder. Exploring the Marine Environment. Bulletin of the British Ecological Society 2009, 40: 10-11.
  • Edwards, M., Beaugrand, G., John, A.W.G., Johns, D.G., Licandro, P., McQuatters-Gollop, A. and Reid, P.C., (2009). Ecological Status Report: results from the CPR survey 2007/2008. SAHFOS Technical Report, 6: 1-12.
  • Reid, P.C., Bathmann, U., Batten, S.D., Brainard, R.E., Burkill, P.H., Carlotti, F., Chiba, S., Conversi, A., Dickson, R.R., Dooley, H., Edwards, M., Flinkman, J., Fukuchi, M., Goes, J., Goni, G., Greene, C.H., Hare, J.A., Hays, G.C., Head, E., Hood, R.R., Hosie, G., Hunt, B.P.V., John, A.W.G., Jonas, T.D., Jossi, J.W., Karlson, B., Kuh Kim, Kirby, R.R., Kitchener, J., Kobayashi, D., Lakkis, S., Llope, M., Lopes, R.M., MacDiarmid, A., McQuatters-Gollop, A., Malone, T., Matondkar, P., Muxagata, E., Pershing, A., Richardson, A.J., Robertson, D., Robinson, K., Sartimbul, A., Stenseth, N.C., Sugisaki, H., Stevens, D., Berghe, E.V., Verheye, H., Vezzulli, L. and Ward, P., 2009. A Global Continuous Plankton Recorder Programme, OceanObs09, Venice, Italy, pp. 12.
  • Reid, PC, Cook, EJ, Edwards, M, McQuatters-Gollop, A, Minchin, D and McCollin, T (2009) Marine non-native species in Marine Climate Change Ecosystem Linkages Report Card 2009. (Eds. Baxter JM, Buckley PJ and Frost MT), Online science reviews, www.mccip.org.uk/elr/non-natives, 28pp.
  • McQuatters-Gollop, A. (2008). Harmful Algal Blooms and fishery product safety. FAO. 10 pp.
  • McQuatters-Gollop, A., Johns, D.G., Halliday, N. and Edwards, M., (2008). Fish Larvae Project: Progress Report Contract MF1101. SAHFOS/Defra/Cefas, Plymouth, 28 pp.
  • McQuatters-Gollop, A., (2008). Climate exacerbates eutrophication in the North Sea. Marbef Newsletter, 8: 17-18.
  • McQuatters-Gollop, A., (2007). The synergistic effects of climate and eutrophication in the North Sea. GLOBEC International Newsletter, 13: 10-11.
  • McQuatters-Gollop, A., Raitsos, D.E., Edwards, M., Pradhan, Y., Mee, L.D., Lavender, S.J. and Attrill, M.J., (2007). Climate exacerbates eutrophication in the North Sea. IMBER Update, 7: 3:4.
  • McQuatters-Gollop A., and L.D. Mee. (2007). Eutrophication in the Black Sea, p 20. World Resources Institute.
  • Reid, P.C., A. McQuatters-Gollop, D. Johns and M. Edwards (2007). Macroscale patterns in phytoplankton and Harmful Algal Blooms in UK waters based on Continuous Plankton Recorder data. UK Environment Agency contract report.
  • Edwards, M., Reid, P.C., McQuatters-Gollop, A., Helaouet, P., Kirby, R. and Frederiksen, M., (2008). Indicator review for pelagic ecosystems (phytoplankton and zooplankton): Report to the Healthy and Biologically Diverse Sea Evidence Group (HBDSEG). Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science, Plymouth, UK, 22 pp.
  • Langmead, O., A. McQuatters-Gollop and L.D. Mee (Eds.). (2007). European Lifestyles and Marine Ecosystems: Exploring challenges for managing Europe’s seas. 43pp. University of Plymouth Marine Institute, Plymouth, UK.

Reports & invited lectures

Keynote addresses:

  • “Delivering good environmental status: an ecosystem approach”,Australian Marine Sciences Association, Geelong, Australia, 2015.
  • “Delivering the ecosystem approach – a European perspective”,Marine Strategy Framework Directive (EU) and the Great Barrier Reef Long-TermSustainability Plan (GBRWHA) workshop, hosted by the Great Barrier Reef MarinePark Authority and Australian Institute for Marine Science, Townsville,Australia, 2015.
  • “Challenges for managing our seas in a climate of macroecologicalchange”. P/ICES Oceans of Change, Majorca, Spain, 2012.
  • “Is there a decline in marine phytoplankton?”, Plankton 2011:Biodiversity and Global Change, Plymouth, UK, 2011.
  • “Challenges for managing our seas in a climate of macroecologicalchange: messages from the plankton”, Prospectus for UK Marine Science for theNext 20 Years: A Joint Project by The Challenger Society for Marine Science andthe UK Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research, Royal Society, London, UK,2011.

Debates and panels:

  • Public debate: “Large-scale trends in ocean phytoplankton”.McQuatters-Gollop, A., Worm, B. and Wernand, M. Plankton 2011: Biodiversity andGlobal Change, Plymouth, UK, 2011.
  • Panel discussion: “Implications of large-scale ecological changefor managing UK seas”, How can we manage our seas in the real world? Organizedby Plymouth Marine Sciences Partnership in collaboration with the MarineManagement Organisation, Plymouth, UK, 2011.

Invited presentations:

  • “Challenges for developing policy indicators in a climate ofmacroecological change”, University of Queensland, Australia, 2015.
  • “Challenges for developing policy indicators in a climate ofmacroecological change”, Central Queensland University, Australia, 2015.
  • “From data to decisions, using NERC science in policy”, NERCKnowledge Exchange Network Conference, Leicester, UK, 2015.
  • “The benefits of crossing the science-policy interface”, NERCFellows Conference, Birmingham, UK, 2015.
  • “Update on SW plankton”, South West Marine Ecosystems, Plymouth,UK, 2015.
  • “Pathways towards effective Channel governance”,  Pathwaystowards effective Channel governance launch event, House of Commons, UKParliament, Westminster, London, 2014.
  • “The role of plankton time-series in managing our seas in a climateof macroecological change”, Swire Institute for Marine Science Hong KongUniversity, Hong Kong, 2014.
  • “The role of plankton time-series in managing our seas in aclimate of macroecological change”, PICES 2014 Annual Meeting: Toward a betterunderstanding of the North Pacific: Reflecting on the past and steering for thefuture, Yeosu, Korea, 2014.
  • “Why does marine policy need taxonomy?”, SAHFOS/MBA PhytoplanktonTaxonomy Workshop, Plymouth, UK, 2014.
  • “Understanding large-scale change: Insights from the ContinuousPlankton Recorder time-series”, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science andTechnology (JAMSTEC) seminar series, JAMSTEC, Yokohama, Japan, 2014.
  • “Understanding large-scale change: Insights from the ContinuousPlankton Recorder time-series”, Fisheries Research Agency of Japan seminarseries, Fisheries Research Agency, Yokohama, Japan, 2014.
  • “Using science to inform marine policy: a case study of marineecosystem monitoring in the UK”, Towards the better collaboration betweenscientists and policy makers, University of Tokyo, Japan, 2014.
  • “Plankton in parliament: How do the smallest creatures help usprotect our seas?”, Public lecture at National Science and Engineering Week,Plymouth, UK, 2014.
  • “Understanding planktonic systems: Update & links to MSFD”,Coastal Futures, London, UK, 2014.
  • “Challenges for managing our seas in a climate of macroecologicalchange”, Marine Biology and Ecology Invited Seminar Series, PlymouthUniversity, UK, 2014.
  • “Phytoplankton response to global change”, Coastal and EstuarineResearch Foundation Biennial Conference: Toward Resilient Coasts &Estuaries, Science for Sustainable Solutions, San Diego, CA, USA, 2013.
  • “Informing policy in the SW: the Marine Strategy FrameworkDirective (MSFD)”, Natural England Mini Conference, Plymouth, UK, 2013.
  • “Challenges for implementing the MSFD in a climate ofmacroecological change”, Plymouth University Marine and Coastal Policy ResearchGroup Invited Speakers Seminar Series, Plymouth, UK, 2013.
  • “Global Patterns of Phytoplankton Dynamics in Coastal Ecosystems”Plymouth Celebrates SCOR, Plymouth, UK, 2013.
  • “Informing policy in the SW: links to pelagic habitats in theMarine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD)”, Southwest Marine Ecosystems,Plymouth, UK, 2013.
  • “Challenges for managing our seas in a climate of macroecologicalchange”, University of Sheffield Dept. of Animal and Plant Sciences InvitedSpeakers Seminar Series, Sheffield, UK, 2012.
  • “Challenges for managing our seas in a climate of macroecologicalchange”. NOC Invited Speakers Seminar Series, Southampton, UK, 2012.
  • “Challenges for managing our seas in a climate of macroecologicalchange”. PML Invited Speakers Seminar Series, Plymouth, UK, 2012.
  • “Why is it so hard to set MSFD targets?”, EU Marine Observationand Data Expert Group - 16th meeting, Brussels, Belgium, 2012.
  • “Plankton Response to Global Change”, Oceans 2025: Science of theBlue Planet, London, UK, 2011.
  • “Implications of large-scale ecological change for managing UKseas”, How can we manage our seas in the real world? Organized by PlymouthMarine Sciences Partnership in collaboration with the Marine ManagementOrganisation, Plymouth, UK, 2011.
  • “Biological indicators across heterogenous datasets”, EU MarineObservation and Data Expert Group - 10th meeting, Brussels, Belgium, 2010.

 

Other academic activities

Guest editor:   Special Issue, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Prospectus for UK Marine Sustained Observations (2014)

Panels and debates:       

 “Public debate: Large-scale trends in ocean phytoplankton”. McQuatters-Gollop, A., Worm, B. and Wernand, M. Plankton 2011: Biodiversity and Global Change, Plymouth, UK. (2011)

“Discussion panel: Where we need to be: what are the likely challenges?” McQuatters-Gollop, A., Spicer, J., Brownlee, C. and Barange, M. Plymouth Marine Science Partnership and the MMO: How can we manage our seas in the real world?” Plymouth, UK. (2011)

Links

Plankton and Policy: www.planktonpolicy.org