Dr Stacey DeAmicis
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Dr Stacey DeAmicis

Lecturer in Marine Ecology

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

Role

Lecturer in Marine Ecology 
I currently teach on the following modules:

  • MBIO120 - Introduction to Marine Biology
  • MBIO121 - Life on Earth
  • MBIO123 - Marine Biology Field Course (Module Leader)
  • MBIO213 - Coastal Biodiversity & Ecology
  • MBIO220 - Applied Aquatic Biology
  • MBIO327 - Marine Ecology
  • MBIO313 - Personal Research
  • MBAM5106 - Advanced Research in Marine Biology
I have previously taught on the following modules:
  • MBIO101 -- Evolution & Behaviour
  • MBIO107 -- Marine & Freshwater Ecosystems
  • MBIO109 -- Marine Biology Skills & Field Courses (Module Leader)
  • MBIO218 -- Human Impacts on Aquatic Ecosystems
All of the above include lectures, practicals, personal tutorials and field days/courses. 
  • Academic Programme Coordinator for PALS in Marine Biology

  • Deputy Programme Leader for MRes in Marine Biology

  • I develop and facilitate external internships and volunteer opportunities for undergraduates.

Qualifications

  • PGCAP / HEA Fellowship -- May 2014
  • Integrated (New Route) PhD Marine and Environmental Sciences, Plymouth University -- March 2012
  • BA Botany / minor Biological Oceanography, Magna Cum Laude, University of Washington -- June 2006
  • Web Development Certificate, Shoreline Community College -- July 2001
  • Associate of Science (AS) Physical Geography, Tulsa Community College -- July 1993

Professional membership

  • Society of Biology - inducted 2009
  • Higher Education Academy - inducted 2008
  • Marine Biological Association - member since 2006
  • Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholar - awarded 2006
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society (USA) - inducted 2005
  • Golden Key International Honour Society - inducted 2005

Teaching interests

  • Marine Botany
  • Marine Biology
  • Taxonomy
  • Natural History
  • Coastal Ecology
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Employability Skills
  • Learning Development

Research interests

PhD Thesis: The long-term effects of Sargassum muticum invasion on Zostera marina and its associated epibiota


Marine Biology & Ecology:
  • Invasion biology
  • Seagrass ecology
  • Shallow water ecology
  • Taxonomy / Natural history
  • Threatened aquatic ecosystems
  • Human impacts
  • Global change

Grants & contracts

  • SoMSE Small Research Grant Award (£2500) in collaboration with Jasper Graham-Jones (Mech Eng) and Matt Brown (Plymouth University Diving Officer) (“Reducing scour impacts: The design and development of an eco-friendly fixed mooring”)
  • School of Marine Science & Engineering Teaching & Learning Award (£4254.75) for “Introducing employment-related problem-based learning (PBL) into Marine Biology modules”.
  • School of Marine Science & Engineering Teaching & Learning Award [for continued development of PALS (Peer Assisted Learning Scheme) (£3345) -- March 2014
  • 'What Has to be Done' voyage [http://whathastobedone.com/] - July 2013
  • British Ecological Society Parliamentary Shadowing Scheme -- July 2013
  • School of Marine Science & Engineering Teaching & Learning Award [for PALS (Peer Assisted Learning Scheme) implementation]  (£4010) -- March 2013
  • Plymouth Marine Science Education Fund (£250) -- April 2010
  • Marine Biology Research Experience for Undergraduates (£1150) -- July 2009
  • NERC, BES, ERFF Science-Policy Interactions Programme (£200) -- May 2009
  • International Seagrass Biology Workshop Travel Grant (£260) -- September 2008
  • Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship (£195K) -- July 2006
  • Hoshaw Travel Award, Phycological Society of America (£275) -- May 2006
  • Travel Grant, Frye-Hotson-Rigg Endowment Fund, Department of Biology, University of Washington (£450) -- May 2006
  • May Garrett Hays Scholarship, Department of Biology, University of Washington (£650) -- May 2005
  • Casey Endowment Award, Department of Biology, University of Washington (£250) -- March 2005 
  • Southwestern Bell Scholarship (£1925) -- November 1993

Creative practice & artistic projects

DeAmicisS, Foggo A (2015) Long-Term Field Study Reveals Subtle Effects ofthe Invasive Alga Sargassum muticum uponthe Epibiota of Zostera marina. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0137861.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0137861

PhD Thesis: The long-term effects of Sargassummuticum (Yendo) Fensholt invasion on Zosteramarina L. and its associated epibiota. (http://pearl.plymouth.ac.uk/handle/10026.1/1007)

DeAmicis S, Hong J, and Ruesink J (2006) Demographicsimilarities and differences between Zostera japonica in itsnative (Korea) and introduced (Willapa Bay) habitats. Journal ofPhycology, 42:27-27.

Other academic activities

  • Academic Programme Coordinator for the Peer Assisted Learning Scheme (PALS) in Marine Biology 
  • Deputy Programme Leader, MRes Marine Biology

Additional information

Avid amateur DSLR photographer (mostly landscape photography)

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