Nina is an evolutionary biologist with research interests focused on the evolutionary ecology of sex. She has worked extensively on various aspects of sexual selection and sexual conflict, in particular on the role of selfish genetic elements in reproductive biology.
Gabriel researches the effects of environmental change on the structure and functioning of ecosystems (which comprise groups of species, their interactions with one another and with the physical and chemical environment in which they exist). His work spans multiple levels of biological organisation, from sub-cellular biochemistry to the dynamics of ecosystems, and searches for similarities across aquatic and terrestrial systems. The ultimate goal of his work is to develop a predictive ‘tool box’ to forecast how ecosystems will change in a world increasingly dominated by humans and the oceans.
Rod is a comparative physiologist. He aims to provide a more holistic understanding of homeostasis in aquatic animals, both fish and invertebrates, freshwater and marine. This includes studies of how anthropogenic and natural environmental changes impact upon physiology and behaviour in the wild, and how to use physiology to help improve the sustainability of aquaculture (including animal growth efficiency and health, pathogen/parasite resistance, and farm effluent output). He also studies the reverse process: how physiological processes in aquatic animals can influence the regional and global environment in freshwater and the oceans.
Charles is a reproductive physiologist and environmental biologist. His research interests include mechanisms of endocrine disrupting chemicals and nanoparticle ecotoxicology and assessing population level effects of contaminants in wildlife (primarily fish).
Kelly’s research focuses on the global threat of antimicrobial resistance and developing more sustainable aquaculture practices, both in the UK and globally.
Jamie is an evolutionary biologist with interests in molecular ecology, population genetics and evolution. Two key strands are fish population genetics, and parasite systematics and evolution. He focuses on questions in the field of population/conservation genetics, with particular emphasis on applying knowledge of population genetic process to the management and conservation of Atlantic salmon and trout, and a variety of marine organisms, including sea fans and lobster, with the aim of understanding gene flow and connectivity in relation to the design and designation of marine protected areas.
Eduarda is an environmental biologist investigating reproductive development and function and the susceptibility of these processes to disruption by environmental stressors. Her research focuses on fish and has ranged from investigating the endocrine control of reproduction to addressing the population level effects of chemical exposure for wild fish, using systems biology strategies.
Ilya is an applied ecologist interested in climate-vegetation interactions at the scales relevant to management and decision-making. He has expertise in microclimatology, remote-sensing and fine-scale hydrological modelling.
Chris is an aquatic Microbial Ecologist (mainly marine). He looks particularly at algal bloom impacts on shellfisheries (e.g. mussel farms) and reservoirs. He is an expert in Cyanobacteria, working with Canadian partners. His focus is on ecological implications rather than applied science. He has close ties with Plymouth Marine Laboratories, where single cell culture takes place and linked to genomics.
Brendan’s wide ranging research interests are in biodiversity conservation. He largely focuses on the study of marine vertebrates (turtles, mammals, birds and sharks) and interdisciplinary approaches to conservation research, including focussing on the issue of microplastics in our oceans.
Tamara studies the biological effects of environmental pollutants in human and wildlife populations. Using a systems wide approach to address how pollutants damage ecosystems, how animals evolve tolerance and resistance in polluted environments and what makes some animals more sensitive than others. She has worked with funders to develop a predictive capability of the likely outcome for natural populations of pollutants, such as nanomaterials, micro and nanoplastics.
Cedric’s research covers the understanding of the epidemiology of diarrheal disease in UK and in countries with low income as well as exploration the relationships between enteric pathogens and the environment.
Freshwater aquatic systems, particularly the Eurasian otter and British amphibians; spatial ecology; contaminants; populations; pathology; Otter Project
Esh’s research includes pathogenesis and ecology of antibiotic resistant Gram-negative bacterial opportunistic pathogens. In addition his work covers bacteria which cause industrial contamination and are prevalent in water, antibiotic producing bacteria and genomics and population biology bacteria.
Frank is an evolutionary biologist working at the interface of genomics, molecular ecology and conservation biology. Research interests are broad, focussing on surveying genetic variation within and among species to infer key processes in ecology and evolution, such as speciation, adaptation, introgression and population structuring.
Hefin’s research examines trophic interactions in terrestrial and aquatic environments (and the effect of climate change on these); soil biodiversity; population and community ecology.
Ian’s research areas include community ecology; long term ecological changes in British river systems; data analysis and modelling; multiple stressors; land use, climate, hydromorphology and river organisms and trophic interactions.
Isabelle’s specialist research covers freshwater ecosystems; biodiversity; ecosystem services; climate change; environmental change, landscape ecology and catchment science.
Jo’s research covers experimental parasitology; host-parasite dynamics; fish parasites; ecosystem impacts of invasive species; water-borne human pathogens and zoonotic infections; imaging; molecular ecology; cell biology and fieldwork with aforementioned research areas.
Rob’s research focuses on adaptation and acclimation in animals exposed to environmental change. He’s interested how the mechanistic understanding of animal physiology can be used to improve the productivity and sustainability of aquaculture in a wide range of production settings, and how aquaculture can be used to help secure future marine ecosystems in the face of climate change impacts.
Mike focuses his research in the fields of genetics; conservation; population biology; biodiversity and policy.
Angus is an experimental biologist interested in links between water and health. He works on evolutionary ecology of microbes, primarily by studying evolution in real time in controlled environments (experimental evolution).
Ross’ research focuses on refining environmental risk assessment approaches to safeguard aquatic ecosystems from pollution and to facilitate the sustainable development of aquaculture.
Peter’s primary research focuses on omics – genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and heavy metals in biological systems.
His research includes diatom assay, reservoir ecology and cyanobacteria population structure, nutrients , eDNA and the ecology of sand filters and chemical breakdown.
Peter’s research covers pollutant removal and nutrient recovery from effluents and waste water (biofiltration), using constructed wetland systems and the production of biomass crops.
A specialist in herpatology, parasitology, evolutionary biology and science communication assessment. Rhys works extensively with the media.
Sarah’s research examines the role of individuals in disease persistence and invasion; social networks and infectious disease dynamics; citizen science and the use of AI to track disease.
Shailen’s research has focused on aspects of international development, and on poverty analysis and anti-poverty strategies including the problem of multiple malnutrition in young children in West and Central Africa. Interested in social policy and its role in national development strategies in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals.
With a research focus on global change effects on freshwater organisms and ecosystems; river biodiversity and ecosystem services Steve is a leading specialist in riverine and wetland bird ecology.
Thomas’s research focuses on pathogen evolution; bioinformatic; computational biology; sequencing; phylogenetics; population genomics; and public health.
Professor Symondson is an expert in predator-prey interactions, molecular analysis of diet, food webs, herbivory and prey choice.
Martin researches spatial and temporal patterns of biological diversity, primarily in aquatic environments with a focus on European marine and African freshwater fish. His current projects include ‘Characterising the biodiversity of freshwater fishes of Africa using environmental DNA metabarcoding: A case study within the Kilombero river system of Tanzania’ and ‘SeaDNA – Assessing marine biodiversity and structure using environmental DNA: from groundtruthing to ecosystem structuring’.
Marian’s current research covers various aspects of the structure and functioning of freshwater, estuarine and marine ecosystems with a particular focus on microbial ecology.
My research interests lie in using sequence data to study bacterial pathogens, both from a point of view of managing infections (molecular epidemiology) but also in terms of understanding fundamental evolutionary dynamics.
David work on microbial metabolic engineering for production of chemicals from renewables, and bioprocessing for biopharmaceutical production. David is also interested in applied biocatalysis.
Erica is the Bristol lead on the EU training network grant for 15 Early Stage Researchers (PhDs) coordinated by Willem Renema, Naturalis (Netherlands) and involving 12 institutes. Using a variety of paleo-ecological and present-day data, the 4D-REEF project will investigate the hypothesis that turbid coastal environments in SE Asia provide a refuge for coral reefs in periods of warm climate.
Anna’s research focuses on cryptosporidium and waterbourne pathogens.
Andrew’s research includes work on microbiomes, microbes and informatics.
A UKRI Future Research Fellow, Adrian’s research focuses on the resilience of people and places, urban groundwater and water resilience in sub-Saharan Africa.