Biography

I am an environmental scientist with over twenty-five years research experience with Cefas and have published over 70 papers in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.  I have managed and contributed to commercial and government research contracts, and delivered high quality science using multidisciplinary teams across the organisation. 

I have experience in providing evidence to support UK government policy, including the development of Marine objectives and indicators, the ecosystem approach, and implementation of the Marine Act and Marine Policy Statement.   

This experience is supported by an international reputation through involvement in marine ecosystem assessment and management issues across Europe.  I have extensive experience of environmental and fisheries management in the UK and Europe (ICES, EC), and have Chaired many Working Groups and Study Groups in ICES.   

I have been closely involved in drafting and supporting the implementation of the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive.

All Publications

Morris, D., Pinnegar, J., Maxwell, D., Dye, S., Fernand, L., Flatman, S., Williams, O., Rogers, S.

(2018)

Over 10 million seawater temperature records for the United Kingdom Continental Shelf between 1880 and 2014 from 17 Cefas (United Kingdom government) marine data systems,

in Earth System Science Data

10

pp. 27-51

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Hyder, K., Rossberg, A. G., Allen, J. I., Austen, M. C., Barciela, R. M., Bannister, H. J., Blackwell, P. G., Blanchard, J. L., Burrows, M. T., Defriez, E., Dorrington, T., Edwards, K. P., Garcia-Carreras, B., Heath, M. R., Hembury, D. J., Heymans, J. J., Holt, J., Houle, J. E., Jennings, S., Mackinson, S., Malcolm, S. J., McPike, R., Mee, L., Mills, D. K., Montgomery, C., Pearson, D., Pinnegar, J. K., Pollicino, M., Popova, E. E., Rae, L., Rogers, S. I., Speirs, D., Spence, M. A., Thorpe, R., Turner, R. K., Van Der Molen, J., Yool, A., Paterson, D. M.

(2015)

Making modelling count - increasing the contribution of shelf-seas community and ecosystem models to policy development and management,

in Marine Policy

61

pp. 291-302

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Greenstreet, S., Fraser, H., Rogers, S., Trenkel, V., Simpson, S., Pinnegar, J., Rogers, S.

(2012)

Redundancy in metrics describing the composition, structure, and functioning of the North Sea demersal fish community,

in ICES Journal of Marine Science

69

(1)

pp. 8-22

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Foden, J., Rogers, S., Jones, A., Rogers, S.

(2011)

Human pressures on UK seabed habitats: A cumulative impact assessment,

in Marine Ecology Progress Series

428

pp. 33-47

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Schratzberger, M., Maxwell, T., Warr, K., Ellis, J., Rogers, S., Rogers, S.

(2008)

Spatial variability of infaunal nematode and polychaete assemblages in two muddy subtidal habitats,

in Marine Biology

153

(4)

pp. 621-642

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Rogers, S., Tasker, M., Earll, R., Gubbay, S., Rogers, S.

(2007)

Ecosystem objectives to support the UK vision for the marine environment,

in Marine Pollution Bulletin

54

(2)

pp. 128-144

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Bremner, J., Rogers, S., Frid, C.

(2006)

Methods for describing ecological functioning of marine benthic assemblages using biological traits analysis (BTA),

in Ecological Indicators

6

(3)

pp. 609-622

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Bremner, J., Rogers, S., Frid, C.

(2006)

Matching biological traits to environmental conditions in marine benthic ecosystems,

in Journal of Marine Systems

60

(3-4)

pp. 302-316

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(Article)

(Published)


Bremner, J., Frid, C., Rogers, S.

(2005)

Biological traits of the North Sea benthos: Does fishing affect benthic ecosystem function?,

in Benthic Habitats and the Effects of Fishing.

American Fisheries Society

pp. 477-489

ISBN 1-888569-60-3

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(Conference contribution)

(Published)


Hutchinson, W., Van Oosterhout, C., Rogers, S., Carvalho, G., Rogers, S.

(2003)

Temporal analysis of archived samples indicates marked genetic changes in declining North Sea cod (Gadus morhua),

in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

270

(1529)

pp. 2125-2132

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Bremner, J., Rogers, S., Frid, C.

(2003)

Assessing functional diversity in marine benthic ecosystems: a comparison of approaches,

in Marine Ecology Progress Series

254

pp. 11-25

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(Article)

(Published)


Bremner, J., Frid, C. L. J., Rogers, S.

(2003)

Assessing marine ecosystem health: the long-term effects of fishing on functional biodiversity in North Sea benthos,

in Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management

6

(2)

pp. 131-137

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Rogers, S., Ellis, J., Rogers, S.

(2000)

Changes in the demersal fish assemblages of British coastal waters during the 20th century,

in ICES Journal of Marine Science

57

(4)

pp. 866-881

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Key Responsibilities

I am responsible for the strategic direction of Cefas science and am accountable for the quality of evidence and advice to customers.   I also have the role of Head of Science Profession, ensuring effective career progression for Cefas scientists.

I collaborate with Defra and other national Institutes to build Cefas’ science reputation and provide partnership solutions to science challenges. 

Through the Cefas Management Board I contribute to strategic planning and leadership, and determine Science Strategy and delivery of Ministerial Science Indicators. 

I lead science innovation through a self-investment science programme to invest in Cefas R&D.

As a senior environmental advisor, I provide high level policy advice and support to UK government and in Europe, and am an active advisor in the European Commission and ICES.