Dr Jacob Bedford

Dr Jacob Bedford

Teaching and Support Assistant

School of Biological & Marine Sciences (NC) (Faculty of Science & Engineering (NC))


PhD Student


MBiolSci Biology with Conservation and Biodiversity

The University of Sheffield (2011-2015)

Research interests

My PhD research is contributing to our understanding of the influence of large scale climate variability and climate change on plankton communities, through the use of ‘rescued’ historical data as well as functional trait datasets. Specifically, I am looking at the application of this understanding of climate-driven community change to the development of pelagic indicators for the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive, and the use of these indicators in ecosystem assessments.

Selim, S.A, Blanchard, J.L., Bedford J., and Webb TJ (2014) Direct and indirect effects of climate and fishing on changes in coastal ecosystem services: a historical perspective from the North Sea. Regional Environmental Change 1-11.