Miss Amelia Bridges
Profiles

Miss Amelia Bridges

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

Role

ResM student working on using predictive habitat modelling to assess the extent and distribution of vulnerable marine ecosystems in the South Atlantic deep sea. Modelling is proving to be an incredibly useful tool to predict where species may live when presence data is unavailable; this is particularly crucial in the deep sea due to its inaccessibility. By using known environmental parameters and species records, I am looking at where vulnerable marine ecosystems, such as cold water coral reefs, may be found in the South Atlantic, including within UK offshore territories. This research will hopefully help to inform policy decisions, leading to a better understood and protected deep sea ecosystem in the South Atlantic region.

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Marine Biology & Oceanography, University of Plymouth

Professional membership

Marine Biological Association

Research interests

- Vulnerable marine ecosystems

- Deep sea biology & ecology
- Species distribution modelling
- Marine conservation policy