Miss Charley Clubley

Miss Charley Clubley

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



PhD Student

Project title: Testing environment filters as mechanisms of ecosystem resilience to non-native species invasion

Project supervisors: Dr Antony Knights (DoS), Professor David Bilton, Dr Louise Firth, Dr Tiago Silva (Cefas), Dr Louisa Wood (Cefas)


2019 - 2020: MRes Marine Biology, University of Plymouth and Marine Biological Association, UK

2016 - 2019: BSc (Hons) Marine Biology, University of Essex, UK

Professional membership

2020 - present: Member of the British Ecological Society

2019 - present: Member of the Marine Biological Association



Research interests

My research explores how environmental filtering may affect the successful invasion of non-native species, using the non-native Pacific oyster (Magallana gigas) as a model species. I am using a combination of dispersal modelling, manipulative experiments and lab techniques to explore three different filtering mechanisms, with a view to inform and shape policy and management of invasive species in the future.

Grants & contracts

MBA Student Travel Bursary, £100, 2022

PlyMSEF Grant-in-Aid, £400, 2022

The Wilson Foundation, £300, 2018

The Kirsten Scott Memorial Trust, £500, 2018

The Dorothy Johnson Charitable Trust, £150, 2018