Emma Moyse
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Emma Moyse

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

Biography

Biography

PhD student
Project title: The impact of changing artificial light spectra on marine visual ecology
Project supervisors: Dr Thomas Davies (DoS), Dr Louise Firth, Dr Tim Smyth (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)

Qualifications

MRes Marine Biology (with Distinction), University of Plymouth (2020-2021)
BSc Marine Biology (1st class), University of Plymouth (2016-2019)
BA Ancient and Modern History, University of Oxford (2011-2015)

Professional membership

Marine Biological Association (professional member)
Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

As a TSA, I provide teaching support for undergraduate field trips, laboratory practical sessions, and statistics workshops in R, primarily for BSc Marine Biology and related programmes. I also co-supervise taught Masters student projects with Dr Thomas Davies.
Masters projects successfully co-supervised:
2023 Jing Ong (MSc Marine Science) - Impact of different ALAN spectra on hermit crab shell choice
2023 Caitlin Stewart (MSc Marine Science) - Investigating the role of personality in Carcinus maenas responses to ALAN
Research

Research

Research interests

My research investigates the impact of artificial light at night (ALAN) on camouflage and visual ecology in the intertidal environment. I use a combination of modelling, lab, and field experiments to examine the effects of this globally prevalent and growing sensory pollutant on coastal predator-prey systems.
Publications

Publications

Journals
Moyse E, Firth LB, Smyth T, Tidau S & Davies TW (2023) 'Artificial light at night alters predation on colour-polymorphic camouflaged prey', Basic and Applied Ecology 73, Open access
Personal

Personal

Other academic activities

2023 - present: PGR Rep (Marine Science), School of Biological and Marine Sciences
2023 - present: EDI Rep (PGR), School of Biological and Marine Sciences

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