Dr Amelia Bridges
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Dr Amelia Bridges

Post Doctoral Researcher on the SMARTEX Project

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

Biography

Biography

Qualifications

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

PhD Marine Ecology

I also have 10+ years experience working for marine conservation organisations, NGOs and charities. 

Research

Research

Research interests

I am a deep-sea ecologist with research interests broadly falling into two fields: spatial ecology in the deep sea, and the use of science to inform policy and marine spatial planning. I have investigated the former both at broad- and fine-scales by employing predictive modelling approaches. I am particularly interested in how to best facilitate the use of predictive model outputs in ocean policy to ensure ecosystem-based management is based on best available data, and is possible for the deep sea despite the general paucity of data.

Whilst my PhD focused on the development and application of habitat suitability models in the South Atlantic, my current research investigates the connectivity of the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone in the central Pacific by employing larval dispersal models. 


Publications

Publications

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Bridges AEH, Barnes DKA, Bell JB, Ross RE & Howell KL (2022) 'Depth and latitudinal gradients of diversity in seamount benthic communities' Journal of Biogeography 49, (5) 904-915 , DOI Open access
Barnes DKA, Bell JB, Bridges AE, Ireland L, Howell KL, Martin SM, Sands CJ, Mora Soto A, Souster T & Flint G (2021) 'Climate Mitigation through Biological Conservation: Extensive and Valuable Blue Carbon Natural Capital in Tristan da Cunha’s Giant Marine Protected Zone' Biology 10, (12) , DOI Open access
Bridges AEH, Barnes DKA, Bell JB, Ross RE & Howell KL (2021) 'Benthic Assemblage Composition of South Atlantic Seamounts' Frontiers in Marine Science 8, , DOI Open access
Bell JB, Laptikhovsky V, Barnes DKA, Benedet R, Bridges AE, Glass J, Glass W, Green R, Morley SA & Robertson S (2021) 'Life History and Ecology of Bluenose Warehou (Hyperoglyphe antarctica, Centrolophidae) in the Southern Atlantic' Frontiers in Marine Science 8, , DOI Open access
Personal

Personal

Links

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Amelia-Bridges/research