Dr Keiron Fraser
Lecturer in Marine Conservation and Academic Dive Manager
School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
BSc Marine Biology/Zoology - Bangor University 1994
PhD - University of Aberdeen 1998
After completing my PhD, I worked for the British Antarctic Survey from 1998-2008 as a Marine Eco-physiologist. During this time I worked in the Antarctic and Arctic and have dived extensively in the Antarctic and at South Georgia. After leaving the British Antarctic Survey I worked for the Government of South Georgia for 6 years as a Government Officer managing fisheries and tourism and as the Operations Manager overseeing fisheries management, fisheries patrolling and the management of large scale environmental projects. While based in the Falkland Islands I dived with the Shallow Marine Survey group in many areas of the archipelago.
Porcupine Marine Natural History Society
Marine Biological Association
Roles on external bodies
BSI and ISO Committees for the standardisation of scientific diver training
The application of scientific diving to carry out subsea research.
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
Alvarez-Cienfuegos, I. (in progress). Factors controlling protein metabolism and growth in the intertidal limpet Patella vulgata. UoP funded
Truebano, M. (2010). Thermal stress in the Antarctic clam Laternula and temperate mussel Mytilus edulis: European Science Foundation PolarCLIMATE
Smale, D. (2007). The influence of ice disturbance on nearshore benthic communities at Adelaide Island, Antarctica: Daniel Smale (2007). Open University
Bowgen, A. (2005). Low temperature protein metabolism: the energetic costs of living and growing at thermal extremes: NERC PhD Studentship
Clarke, E. (2021). Does the non-native invasive Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas enhance or degrade benthic biodiversity
de Natale, C (2021). Comparison of survey techniques for habitat characterization in shallow, structured habitats: A measurement of survey effort for habitat characterization in coastal waters
Blackman, C (2020). Plymouth Sound and estuaries Special Area of Conservation: Analysis of change in subtidal Reef communities over time 1998-2019.
Gilkinson, C. (2020). The effect of biotic and abiotic conditions on the distribution of Mediterranean seagrass.
Baker, J. (2019). A short-term trial of the recovery of a seagrass meadow in a commercially important location after the installation of Stirling-Advanced moorings.
Grants & contracts
Government of Malta - Consultancy
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Fraser, K.P.P., Peck, L.S., Clark, M.S., Clarke, A., Hill, S.L. (2022). Life in the freezer: protein metabolism in Antarctic fish. Royal Society Open Science 9, 211272.
Reports & invited lectures
University of Plymouth training framework for scientific diving: Health and Safety (HSE) SCUBA qualification - European Science Diver Online Workshop Dec 2020