Dr Luke Holmes
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Post-doctoral research fellow working with Dr Emma Sheehan on the SEA Wave project (Strategic Environmental Assessment of Wave energy technologies). This project aims to address ongoing uncertainties on the environmental effects of the installation and operation of wave energy converters.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Bede Ffinian Rowe Davies: The effectiveness of partially protected areas for ecosystem-based fisheries management.
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Holmes, L.A., Turner, A., Thompson, R. C. (2012). Adsorption of trace metals to plastic resin pellets in the marine environment. Environmental Pollution 160, 42-48. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2011.08.052
Turner, A., Holmes, L.A. (2011). Occurrence, distribution and characteristics of beached plastic production pellets on the island of Malta (central Mediterranean). Marine Pollution Bulletin 62, 377-381. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2010.09.027
Ashton, K., Holmes, L.A., Turner, A. (2010). Association of metals with plastic production pellets in the marine environment. Marine Pollution Bulletin 60, 2050-2055. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2010.07.014
Holmes, L.A., Turner, A. (2009). Leaching of hydrophobic Cu and Zn from discarded marine antifouling paint residues: evidence for transchelation of metal pyrithiones. Environmental Pollution 157, 3440-3444. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2009.06.018
Holmes, L.A., Turner, A., Thompson, R.C. (2010). The role of plastic production pellets in the accumulation of trace metals in the marine environment. 2nd Annual Biogeochemistry Research Centre Conference, Plymouth, UK.
Holmes, L.A., Turner, A., Thompson, R.C. (2009). Accumulation of trace metals by plastic production pellets in the marine environment. 6th Annual BEACh Conference, Plymouth, UK.
Sheehan, E.V., Bridger, D., Mascorda Cabre, L., Cartwright, A., Cox, D., Rees, D., Holmes L.A., Pittman, S. (2019) Bivalves boost biodiversity. Journal of the Institute of Food Science and Technology. 33(2): 18-21. Available here