Dr Alice Hall

Dr Alice Hall

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

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



I am postdoctoral research fellow with extensive experience of marine monitoring including scientific dive surveys, baited remote underwater video (BRUV) and remotely operated vehicles (ROV). I am currently working on the FISP project Angling for sustainability. I previously worked on the Interreg FISH INTEL project which aimed to support ecosystem based fisheries management across the Channel. I am part of the Emma Sheehan fish telemetry team and have my PIL fish tagging license. My previous research has focused on investigating the impacts of artificial structures on marine environments and exploring ways to enhance biodiversity. 


PhD Bournemouth University- Sept 2014-November 2017. Thesis Title: The Ecology and Ecological Enhancement of Coastal Artificial Structures.
MSc (Research) Biological Science University of Hull, Scarborough Campus- Sept 2012 – Sept 2014.Thesis Title: Temporal and Spatial Community Dynamics of Natural Intertidal Substrata and Coastal Defence Structures.
BSc (Hons) Coastal Marine Biology, University of Hull- Sept 2009- Sept 2012

Roles on external bodies

Environmental Commissioner for Poole Harbour Commissioners. 
Council Member for ECSA


Research degrees awarded to supervised students

 Zach Boakes (2024): Coral conservation programmes in Bali, Indonesia: restoration of degraded reefs and localised socioeconomic benefits (Bournemouth University) 
Jessica Bone: Concrete ecological enhancement in the temperate marine environment (Bournemouth University) 


 Yoris-Nobile et al (2023) Life cycle assessment (LCA) and multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) analysis to determine the performance of 3D printed cement mortars and geopolymers. Journal of Sustainable cement-based materials. https://doi.org/10.1080/21650373.2022.2099479

Yoris-Nobile et al (2023) Artificial reefs built by 3D printing: Systematisation in the design, material selection and fabrication. Construction and Building Material. Volume 362 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2022.129766

JR Bone, R Stafford, AE Hall, RJH Herbert (2022) Biodeterioration and bioprotection of concrete assets in the coastal environment. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 175

Z Boakes, A Hall,G Jones, R Prasetyo, R Stafford, Y Yahya (2022) Artificial coral reefs as a localised approach to increase fish biodiversity and abundance along the North Bali coastline. AIMS Geoscience

JR Bone, R Stafford, AE Hall, RJH Herbert (2022) The intrinsic primary bioreceptivity of concrete in the coastal environment–A review. Developments in the Built Environment, 100078

Zach Boakes, Alice E Hall, Eghbert Elvan Ampou, Georgia CA Jones, I Gusti Ngurah Agung Suryaputra, Luh Putu Mahyuni, Rahmadi Prasetyo, Richard Stafford (2022) Coral reef conservation in Bali in light of international best practice, a literature review. Journal for Nature Conservation

Roger JH Herbert, Guillaume Corbeau, L Godet, Nicolas Desroy, Nova Mieszkowska, Louise Firth, Alice Hall,Stephen Hawkins (2022) Multi-decadal Responses of Coastal Ecosystems to Climate Change, Pollution and Non-indigenous Species in the Western and Mid-English Channel. Challenges in Estuarine and Coastal Science. Pelagic Publishing.

R Stafford, Z Boakes, AE Hall,GCA Jones (2022) The role of predator removal by fishing on ocean carbon dynamics. Anthropocene Science

JR Bone, R Stafford, AE Hall, I Boyd, N George, RJH Herbert (2022) Estuarine Infauna Within Incidentally Retained Sediment in Artificial Rockpools. Frontiers in Marine Science 2013

Boukhelf et al (2022) On the Properties Evolution of Eco-Material Dedicated to Manufacturing Artificial Reef via 3D Printing: Long-Term Interactions of Cementitious Materials in the Marine Environment. Sustainabilty. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14159353

Bianca Reis, Pieter van der Linden, Isabel Sousa Pinto, Emanuel Almada, Maria Teresa Borges, Alice E. Hall et al (2021) Artificial reefs in the North–East Atlantic area: Present situation, knowledge gaps and future perspectives. Ocean & Coastal Management. 213

Hall, AE, Herbert, RJH, Stafford, R (2021) Temporal and spatial variation in adult and juvenile mobile fauna associated with natural and artificial coastal habitats. Marine Biology.168:19.

Ly, O., Yoris-Nobile, A.I., Sebaibi, N., Blanco-Fernandez, E., Boutouil, M., Castro- Fresno, D., Hall, A.E., Herbert, R.J.H., Deboucha, W., Reis, B., Franco, J.N., Teresa, Borges M., Sousa-Pinto, I., van der Linden, P., Stafford, R., 2020. Optimisation of 3D printed concrete for artificial reefs: Biofouling and mechanical analysis. Construction and Building Materials. 272. 121649

Evans, AJ, Firth, LB, Hawkins, SJ, Hall, AE, Ironside, JE, Thompson, RC and Moore, PJ. (2018) From Ocean Sprawl to Blue-Green Infrastructure – a UK perspective on an issue of global significance. Environmental Science and Policy. 91, 60-69.

Hall, AE, Herbert, RJH, Britton, JR, Boyd, I, George, N (2019) Shelving the coast with Vertipools: retrofitting artificial rock pools on coastal structures as mitigation for coastal squeeze. Frontiers of Marine Science.6, 456

Hall, AE, Herbert, RJH, Britton,JR, Hull, SL (2018) Ecological enhancement techniques to improve habitat heterogeneity on coastal defence structures, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 210, 68-78.

Herbert, RJH, Collins, K, Mallinson, J, Hall, AE, Pegg, J, Ross, K, Clarke, L, Clements, T (2017) A novel geotextile Artificial Surf Reef on the south coast of England: Early colonisation and a comparison with natural and artificial habitats. PLOSOne 12. e0184100

Humphreys, J & Hall A.E (2022) Harbour Ecology- Environment and Development in Poole Harbour. Pelagic Publishing



Conferences organised

Poole Harbour Study Group, Spotlight on Poole Harbour: Environment & Economics, Poole 2018British Port Association Conference, Poole 2017
Poole Harbour Study Group & Estuarine and Coastal Science Association, Marine Protected Areas: Science, Policy & Management Conference, Poole 2017
Marine Biological Association Postgraduate Conference, Scarborough 2014