Dr Adam Rees
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Dr Adam Rees

Assistant Project Manager

School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Biography

Biography

Postdoctoral researcher - Sheehan Research Group: https://sheehanresearchgroup.com

Researcher - Blue Marine Foundation: www.bluemarinefoundation.com


I am a marine ecologist undertaking research focussed on the impacts of various anthropogenic activities on protected marine habitats. My primary focus is fisheries, having been involved with the Lyme Bay reef recovery monitoring since 2010. I have also contributed to research on the impacts of marine renewable installations and marine litter. I completed my PhD which assessed the ecosystem impacts of commercial potting on both reef habitats the associated commercial fishery, within the Lyme Bay MPA. Currently, I am working as an assistant project manager at the University of Plymouth and as a consultant to the Blue Marine Foundation. I am coordinating research projects across multiple study sites throughout the UK, with the aim of providing conservation benefits and improving the sustainability of small-scale fisheries.

PhD - Attrill (DoS) & Sheehan

The ecological effects of increasing potting density in the Lyme Bay Marine Protected Area

Qualifications

2018 - present: Postdoctoral researcher with Plymouth University and the Blue Marine Foundation

2014 - 2018: PhD researcher at Plymouth University
Attrill, M. J. (DoS), Sheehan, E. V. The ecological effects of increasing potting density in the Lyme Bay Marine Protected Area

2013 - 2014: Research assistant Plymouth University

2009 - 2011: BSc (hons) Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology


Professional membership

Marine Biological Association

Marine Conservation Society
British Ecological Society

Research

Research

Research interests

Marine ecology

Benthic ecosystems & recovery

Small-scale fisheries

Fishing impacts

Fisheries spatial data 


Creative practice & artistic projects

British Ecological Society photography competition category winner

Publications

Publications

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Sheehan EV, Holmes LA, Davies BFR, Cartwright A, Rees A & Attrill MJ (2021) 'Rewilding of Protected Areas Enhances Resilience of Marine Ecosystems to Extreme Climatic Events' Frontiers in Marine Science 8, , DOI Open access
Rees A, Sheehan EV & Attrill MJ (2021) 'Optimal fishing effort benefits fisheries and conservation' Scientific Reports 11, (1) , DOI Open access
Rees SE, Ashley M, Evans L, Mangi S, Sheehan EV, Mullier T, Rees A & Attrill MJ (2020) 'An evaluation of the social and economic impact of a Marine Protected Area on commercial fisheries' Fisheries Research 235, 105819-105819 , DOI Open access
Davies BFR, Attrill MJ, Holmes L, Rees A, Witt MJ & Sheehan EV (2019) 'Acoustic Complexity Index to assess benthic biodiversity of a partially protected area in the southwest of the UK' Ecological Indicators 111, , DOI Open access
Sheehan EV, Rees A, Bridger D, Williams T & Hall-Spencer JM (2017) 'Strandings of NE Atlantic gorgonians' Biological Conservation 209, 482-487 , DOI Open access
Chapters
Morgan A, Sheehan E, Rees A & Cartwright A (2020) 'Towards a Marine Socio-Ecology of Learning in the South West of England' in Pontius J; Mueller MP; Greenwood D Place-based Learning for the Plate: Hunting, Foraging and Fishing for Food Springer 141-167 , DOI
Reports
Rees A (2019) The Lyme Bay experimental potting study. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs http://sciencesearch.defra.gov.uk/Default.aspx?Menu=Menu&Module=More&Location=None&Completed=0&ProjectID=18771 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Open access
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