Mrs Marie Palmer

Mrs Marie Palmer

Senior Technician (Marine Biology)

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




MSc Shellfish Biology, Fisheries & Culture

University of Wales, Bangor

BSc Marine Biology & Coastal Ecology
University of Plymouth



Teaching interests

Physiology of aquatic organisms

Identification of marine organisms
Aquaculture and animal husbandry, specialising in culture of Jellyfish
Climate change effects on development and multi-generations.



Research interests

Design and construction of mesocosms in the lab, particular expertise in elevated CO2 (acidification), hypoxia and thermal stress.

Animal physiology and ability to cope with altered environment. Oxygen consumption rates, some biochemistry experience, osmolality measures, thermal limits.
Imaging different life stages of marine organisms and measuring observable parameters.
Culture of aquatic animals to allow transgenerational effects to be measured.
Molecular techniques including DNA/RNA extraction, cDNA synthesis, PCR & qPCR.




Reduced pH affects pulsing behaviour and body size in ephyrae of the moon jellyfish, Aurelia aurita

O. Tills, X. Sun, S.D. Rundle, T. Heimbach, T. Gibson, A. Cartwright, M. Palmer, T. Rudin-Bitterli, J.I. Spicer

Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 480: 54-61. Jul 1, 2016

Responses to Multiple Environmental Challenges: An Individual Approach.

P. Calosi, L. M. Turner, M. Hawkins, C. Bertolini, G. Nightingale, M Truebano and J. I. Spicer.

Integrative & Comparative Biology 53(4): 1-11. May 9, 2013

Three species of Mytilus and their hybrids identified in a Scottish Loch: natives, relicts and invaders?

Beaumont, A.R., Hawkins, M.P., Doig, F.L., Davies, I.M. and Snow, M.

Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 367: 100-110. Dec 15, 2008



Other academic activities

Class II Bat license from Natural England

Vincent Wildlife trust volunteer