Marine Ecology Research Group

We have a strong and long tradition in the study of marine organisms, populations, communities and ecosystems. Our research covers the full marine realm, ranging from semi-terrestrial habitats such as saltmarshes to the deep sea and from the poles to the tropics..

Our research on furthering the understanding of mechanism maintaining population persistence, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning has been funded by UK research council, EU based grants and through collaboration with national conservation agencies.

Our ecosystems research in essential marine ecosystems reached the top of the list among nearly 3,000 research impact cases submitted by UK Universities to the 7-yearly Research Excellence Framework in 2014.

Current research projects and themes include: