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Dr David Montagnes BSc, MSc, PhD, FLS

Reader Evolution, Ecology & Behaviour

    Research

    Research Interest 1

    See Biography and publications

    Research Grants

    The Black Sea environmental conditions during the Meso-and Neolithic periods

    LEVERHULME TRUST (UK)

    April 2009 - January 2013

    Determining microzooplankton parameters for spatial and seasonal modelling of the Irminger Basin.

    NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)

    January 2005 - March 2005

    Examining functional biodiversity: ecophysiological strain variation in the heterotrophic dinoflagellate Oxyrrhis marina.

    BRITISH ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY (UK)

    July 2002 - June 2003

    Clonal diversity matters: high levels of functional and genetic diversity occur in the model microzooplankter Oxyrrhis marina.

    ROYAL SOCIETY (CHARITABLE)

    June 2005

    Assesing the role of phytoplanktonic ciliates in food web dynamics; how far have we really come in 25 years?

    ROYAL SOCIETY (CHARITABLE)

    February 2007

    Developing a Guide to Plankton

    ENVIRONMENT AGENCY (UK)

    July 2006 - January 2012

    Determining Ciliate Parameters for Intra and Inter Basin-Scale Models: Abundance, Biomass, Cell Size Structure, Biodiversity and Production.

    NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)

    January 2002 - January 2005

    Breaking boundaries: quantifying the influence of demographic parameters and 'seascape' in driving adaptive variation of the protist Oxyrrhis marina

    NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)

    April 2008 - June 2011

    The effect of habitat fragmentation on stability of predator-prey meta-populations

    BRITISH ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY (UK)

    June 2011 - August 2011

    An interdisciplinary approach to assess the impact of salinity and temperature changes on marine phytoplankton morphology: implications for climate change

    BRITISH ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY (UK)

    July 2006 - June 2008

    Developing a user-friendly key to UK coastal planktonic ciliates.

    NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)

    August 2000 - August 2001

    The Altantic Meridional Transect (AMT) Programme

    NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)

    July 2002 - October 2006

    How Does Nutritional History Alter Functional And Numerical Responses, The Basis of Population Models

    BRITISH ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY (UK)

    July 2012 - September 2012

    A rediscription and evaluation of the taxonomic status of Strombidium Oculatum, Gruber 1884.

    LINNEAN SOCIETY OF LONDON (UK)

    June 1999 - May 2002

    Identifying Phytoplankton Biodiversity for Environmental and Economic Benefits

    ESMEE FAIRBAIRN FOUNDATION (UK)

    January 2007 - November 2007

    Developing a web-based guide for toxic and nuisance phytoplankton.

    CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FISHERIES & AQUACULTURE SCIENCE (UK)

    June 2003 - June 2004

    Research Collaborations

    J Sharples

    External: Proudman Oceanography Laboratory

    Supervising a NERC funded PhD student examining plankton dynamics in Liverpool Bay

    Neil Hall

    Internal

    Molecular characterisation of protists

    Jen Herrle

    External: University of Alberta

    We are examining the effect of global climate change on marine plankton, including living and fossil species of plankton

    Phill Watts

    Internal

    Breaking boundaries: quantifying the influence of demography and seascape in driving divergence in the protist Oxyrrhis marina

    Claire Mahaffey

    Internal

    Supervising a NERC funded studentship on plankton dynamics in Liverpool Bay

    Chris Lowe

    Internal

    Breaking boundaries: quantifying the influence of demography and seascape in driving divergence in the protist Oxyrrhis marina

    Matt Spencer

    Internal

    Using microzooplankton to determine if steady-state derived functions apply to naturally fluctuating systems. Planned grant submission to NERC, July 2008. Approximate value £300,000.

    Andy Fenton

    Internal

    Using microzooplankton to determine if steady-state derived functions apply to naturally fluctuating systems. Planned grant submission to NERC, July 2008. Approximate value £300,000.

    Rachel Bearon

    Internal

    We have applied for a NERC grant

    Richard Gowen (associated with QUB)

    External: The Queen's University of Belfast

    Designing Irish-Sea based research

    David Lewis

    Internal

    We work on applying mathematical models to ecosystems and individuals in those ecosystems

    David Atkinson

    Internal

    We work on the role of temperature (including climate change) on organisms

    Fabienne Marret

    Internal

    We are examining the effect of global climate change on marine plankton, including living and fossil species of plankton