I studied Ocean Science BSc Hons at the University of Plymouth before graduating in 2010. During my studies I travelled to Ecuador and worked with Equilibrio Azul researching the effect local fishermen where having on shark populations. This sparked my interest in the link between people and their environment. I went straight from undergrad to UEA and began my PhD in October 2010.
Room No: Based at Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Tel: +44 (0)1752 633165
Key Research Interests
My research is broad and far reaching. I am still interested in the relationship between people and their environment but also how economics can be used to manage this relationship. The effects of climate change and how we manage our resources are both worth of economic influence if we are to make real changes to society and global emissions.
I consider the Socio-economic value of the UK marine ecosystem service of gas and climate regulation. This involves first describing the carbon cycling within the UK shelf and what are the processes that are vital to its continuation. I then consider the effects that large scale wind development may have on this service. Then considering the economic value of this vital service. My research hopes to link ocean science, economics and policy in way that puts the environment on a level footing with the perceived value of continued development.
Research Group Members
Melanie Austen & Nicola Beaumont (PML)
Corinne Le Queré & Kevin Hiscock (UEA)