CURRENT MEMBERS

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Tom Webb

I am a marine macroecologist with broad interests in describing and understanding large-scale patterns in the distribution and abundance of life in the seas. I have been a Royal Society University Research Fellow since 2008, and lead the macroecology and ecoinformatics module of the Marine Ecosystems Research Programme.

 

@tomjwebb

 

chris griffiths

I am a PhD student looking at the role that size plays in marine systems, with a particular focus on how body size influences physical characteristics such as movement at the individual, population and community level.  

 

cagriffiths1@sheffield.ac.uk

@christophgriff5

 

 

 

ALUN JONES

I am a PhD student looking at how unstructured and biased datasets can be used to derive meaningful trends in global marine biodiversity, mainly working with the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS).

 

ahjones1@sheffield.ac.uk

@alunhjones

 

HAYLEY BANNISTER

I am a PhD student focusing on quantifying the uncertainty in marine ecosystem model ensembles and identifying the best methods to communicate the outputs to non-specialist audiences, including decision-makers and the general public. 

 

hjbannister1@sheffield.ac.uk

@hayleyjban

 

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EMMA JOHN

I am a PhD student studying how changes in environmental variation will affect macroecological patterns of diversity in marine and terrestrial ecosystems. I am particularly interested in how temporal and spatial mismatches in resource availability and consumer need will be amplified up the food web, and if correlations exist in the responses of marine and terrestrial populations.  

 

eljohn1@sheffield.ac.uk

 

 

PAST MEMBERS

REMI VERGNON

I am a postdoctoral researcher working with the Marine Ecosystems Research Programme (MERP). I use quantitative tools to test macroecological hypotheses describing the functioning of complex, large-scale ecological systems. Within MERP I also take part in the collecting and formatting of data sets. 

 

@RemiVergnon

 

 

BETH MINDEL

I am a PhD student studying variation in deep-sea fish communities over space and time. I have a particular interest in how certain aspects of assemblages change along the depth gradient of the continental slope, including morphological traits, diversity metrics, and size-based indicators. I have explored novel ways of applying trait-based and macroecological methods to the deep sea.

 

b.l.mindel@gmail.com

@BLMindel

 

 

JOSH PARKER

I am a Masters student investigating the distribution of marine biodiversity around the UK. In particular, I am interested in identifying hotspots of biodiversity, and understanding congruence between different measures of diversity and taxonomic groups.

 

NATACHA CHENEVOY

I am a Masters student working on Biodiversity Informatics, more specifically on mapping the geographical distribution of zooplankton genetic knowledge by cross mapping distribution databases (such as OBIS) with Genbank.