Ecology and Marine Biology

Ecology and Marine Biology

We are a small but diverse research group carrying out internationally-renowned research on land and in the sea. We aim to understand how terrestrial and marine ecosystems are structured, how they function and how to manage them. 

  • We cover a wide range of systems, from marine sediments, coral reefs, and coastal zones to upland moorlands, savannas and tropical rain forests. 
  • Our research focuses on marine and terrestrial invertebrates, birds, and plants (particularly moorland).
  • Much of our research straddles theory and practical application.

We are often consulted by Government agencies, policy-makers and industry, especially on issues relating to ecosystem management and how ecosystems change over time.

Our principal areas of research areas are Ecology & Marine Biology.