School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
I am a PhD student currently studying “Intertidal seagrass meadows in Southwest England: the ecological and socio-economic benefits of restoration”.
My project utilises a range of multidisciplinary techniques to understand the nature and scale of the ecosystem services provided by intertidal seagrass meadows in Southwest England.
I primarily investigate the organic carbon storage potential and associated benthic biodiversity of the meadows. I also use remote-sensing techniques including drones and satellites, to survey my study sites and to map changes in meadow extent and density over time.
My project is funded by Marine Research Plymouth: a pioneering collaboration between The University of Plymouth, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, and The Marine Biological Association.
Key words: Natural capital, Ecosystem Services, Seagrass, Zostera noltei, Coastal Ecology, Blue carbon
Professor Melanie Austen (UoP), Director of Studies
Professor Martin Attrill (UoP)
Dr Lauren Biermann (PML)
Dr Dan Smale (MBA)
2019 - 2020: Environment Officer: Devon and Severn Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority
2017 - 2019: Scientific Fisheries Observer: The Falkland Islands Government Fisheries Department
2015 - 2016: MSc Marine Resource Development and Protection, Heriot-Watt University
2011 - 2014: BSc (Hons) Marine Biology (2:1), Bangor University.
Member of the Marine Biological Association of the UK