Dr Clare Embling
Associate Professor of Marine Ecology
School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
- Marine renewable energy
- Marine conservation
- Habitat mapping
- Marine vertebrate ecology
- Biological oceanography
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I am a lecturer in marine ecology, and programme leader for the BSc Marine Biology and Oceanography. I teach a range of courses from statistics to biological oceanography and marine vertebrate ecology. My research is focused on the ecology and conservation of marine vertebrates (marine mammals, seabirds and fish), habitat modelling, bioacoustics, and human impacts on marine species (e.g. impacts of increasing noise in the sea and of marine renewable energy devices).
Lead the Marine Vertebrates Research Unit and member of the Marine Conservation Research Group.
I am programme leader for the BSc Marine Biology and Oceanography, and I am module leader for:
- MBIO120 Introduction to Marine Biology (1st year)
- MBIO339 Ecology & Conservation of Marine Vertebrates (3rd year)
I also teach on the following modules:
- MBIO123 Marine Biology Field Course (1st Year)
- MBIO225 Methods in Marine Biology and Oceanography (2nd year)
- MBIO227 Biological Oceanography Field Course (2nd year)
- OS201 Global Ocean Processes (2nd year)
- MBIO341 Biological Oceanography (3rd year)
I also supervise around 8 undergraduate student projects, and 2 masters student projects a year.
Current MRes/MSc students:
- Joanna Harris (Habitat use of reef manta rays, Mobula afredi, in the Chagos Archipelago MPA)
- Katie Walsh (Localisation and abundance of sperm whales from passive acoustics)
- Veronica Steinheimer (Can baleen whales keep up with plankton regime shifts?)
- William Tingle (Modelling the effect of ship strikes on fin whale distribution in the Bay of Biscay)
Past MRes/MSc students:
- Shannon Booth (2018; Habitat models of long-finned pilot whales in the Northeast Atlantic)
- Kimberley Nielsen (2018; Relative abundance of harbour porpoises around the UK from platforms of opportunity)
- Caitlin Allen (2018; Oceanographic drivers of sperm whale distributions in the Northeast Atlantic)
- Karley Khan (2017; Habitat modelling of sperm whales in the Northeast Atlantic)
- Laura Bryans (2017; Predicting foraging aggregations of European storm petrels using habitat models)
- Rosalyn Jones (2017; Impacts of seismic airguns on sperm whale vocalisations)
- James Williams (2016; Habitat modelling of green turtles from telemetry data)
- Gemma Starmore (2016; Using passive acoustics to understand human impacts on cetaceans)
- Joshua Griffiths (2015; Habitat modelling of bottlenose dolphins for defining MPAs)
- Jessica Rayner (2015; Risk modelling of minke whale entanglement in creel fishing gear)
I am a marine ecologist and bioacoustician with several research interests:
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Other academic activities
- School activity (Yr1) 'Marine mammals and sounds of polar regions', Sir Robert Geffery's School, Landrake, March 2018.
- Technology showcase, Plymouth University (25-26th January 2018) - stand & activities: 'guess the marine sound'; 'CSI marine mamal skull'.
- National Marine Aquarium 'Sea the difference' event (1-16th April 2017) - stand & activities: 'guess the marine sound', 'CSI marine mammal skull', 'design a marine predator';
- School activity morning (Yr 12) 'Magic of marine sound', Devonport High School for Girls, May 2016.
- Pre-school activity morning: 'guess the marine sound'; CSI 'What is that skull?'; Pretend to be an echolocating porpoise game, Sir Robert Geffery Preschool, Landrake July 2015
- School activity (Reception): 'guess the marine sound'; CSI 'What is that skull?', Sir Robert Geffery School, Landrake, July 2015
- School activity day (Yr 6) including activities such as 'guess the marine sound'; 'guess the marine mammal' skull based activity; and 'what are seals eating' seal poo dissection. Bishop Cornish Primary School, Saltash 09/07/2014
- Panellist on the RSPB 'State of Nature' at Big Green Week, Bristol 19/06/2013
- Mentor for the University of Plymouth Women's network.
- Workshop 'strategies for success' at Women in STEM conference, Plymouth University, Feb 2015