Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

Laura J Grange

BSc (Hons), PhD

Primary position:
Teaching Fellow in Marine Biology

Background

The University of Southampton

BSc (Hons) Oceanography with Marine Biology, University of Southampton, 2001

PhD Reproductive success in Antarctic marine invertebrates, University of Southampton and the British Antarctic Survey (CASE partner), 2005

Project officer, Centre for Marine and Coastal Studies (CMACS Ltd), Liverpool, 2005-2008

Postdoctoral scholar, Oceanography Department, School of Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Hawaii and Manoa, 2009-2013

Assistant Professor, Biology Department, College of Natural Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2012-2013

Dr Laura J Grange's photo

Publications

The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)

Article

Smith, C.R., Grange, L.J., Honig, D.L., Naudts, L., Huber, B., Guidi, L. and Domack, E. (2012) A large population of king crabs in Palmer Deep on the west Antarctic Peninsula shelf and potential invasive impacts. Proceedings of The Royal Society B Biological Sciences, 279, (1730), 1017-1026. (doi:10.1098/rspb.2011.1496).
Smith, Craig, DeMaster, David, Thomas, Carrie, Srsen, Pavica, Grange, Laura, Evrard, Victor and DeLeo, Fabio (2012) Pelagic-Benthic Coupling, Food Banks, and Climate Change on the West Antarctic Peninsula Shelf. Oceanography, 25, (3), 188-201. (doi:10.5670/oceanog.2012.94).
Grange, L.J., Peck, Lloyd S. and Tyler, Paul A. (2011) Reproductive ecology of the circumpolar Antarctic nemertean Parborlasia corrugatus: No evidence for inter-annual variation. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 404, (1-2), 98-107. (doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2011.04.011).
Grange, Laura J., Tyler, Paul A. and Peck, Lloyd S. (2011) Erratum to: Multi-year observations on the gametogenic ecology of the Antarctic seastar Odontaster validus. Marine Biology, 158, (7), 1681. (doi:10.1007/s00227-011-1683-x).
Grange, L.J., Tyler, P.A. and Peck, L.S. (2007) Multi-year observations on the gametogenic ecology of the Antarctic seastar Odontaster validus. Marine Biology, 153, (1), 15-23. (doi:10.1007/s00227-007-0776-z).
Grange, Laura J., Tyler, Paul A., Peck, Lloyd S. and Cornelius, Nils (2004) Long-term interannual cycles of the gametogenic ecology of the Antarctic brittle star Ophionotus victoriae. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 278, 141-155. (doi:10.3354/meps278141).

Book Section

Grange, L.J., Tyler, P.A. and Peck, L.S. (2011) Fertilization success of the circumpolar Antarctic seastar Odontaster validus: A diver-collected study. In, Pollock, N.W. (ed.) Proceedings of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences 30th Symposium. American Academy of Underwater Sciences 30th Symposium Maine, US, American Academy of Underwater Sciences, 140-151.

Conference or Workshop Item

Smith, C.R., Sršen, P., Clark, C., Grange, L., Evrard, V., DeMaster, D.J., Thomas, C., Vernet, M., Cape, M. and Domack, E. (2012) Sea-ice Loss, Glacial Retreat, and Ocean Warming along the West Antarctic Peninsula: Climate-change Footprints on Seafloor Ecosystems? In, IPY 2012 Conference, 22 - 27 Apr 2012.
Smith, C.R., Grange, L.J. and Clark, C.E. (2010) High megabenthic abundance and species richness in deep fjords of the West Antarctic Peninsula: high sensitivity to climate change? At XXXI SCAR Open Science Conference, session 21 ‘Antarctica- Witness to the Past and Guide to the Future: Tipping Points’, Buenos Aires, AR, 03 - 06 Aug 2010.
Smith, C.R., Grange, L. and Clark, C.E. (2010) High megabenthic abundance and diversity in deep fjords of the West Antarctic Peninsula: high sensitivity to climate change? In, 12th Deep-sea Biology Symposium, Reykjavik, IS, 07 - 11 Jun 2010.
Grange, L.J., Smith, C.R. and Clark, C.E. (2010) High megabenthic abundance and species richness in the deep fjords of the West Antarctic Peninsula: high sensitivity to climate change? In, IPY Oslo Science Conference 2010, Oslo, NO, 08 Jun 2012 - 12 Jun 2010 .
Grange, L.J. (2009) Climate Change in Antarctica. At IPY International Early Career Researcher Symposium 2009, Victoria, CA, 04 - 08 Dec 2009.
Grange, L.J., Tyler, P.A. and Peck, L.S. (2004) The Reproductive Success of Antarctic Marine Invertebrates. At Ecology of the Antarctic Sea Ice Zone (EASIZ) 2004, Korcula Opština, HR, 27 Sep - 01 Oct 2004.

Thesis

Grange, L.J. (2005) Reproductive success in Antarctic marine invertebrates. University of Southampton, Faculty of Engineering Science and Mathematics, School of Ocean and Earth Science, Doctoral Thesis , 364pp.
 

Research

Research Interests

Specialism: Benthic marine ecology - Polar marine benthos

My primary research interests focus on using benthic systems as models to investigate marine ecological and biological theory against a backdrop of changing environmental conditions, and evaluating benthic ecosystem responses to climate change. Antarctica and the seas around it offer an unparalleled natural laboratory for investigating some of the most fundamental questions in marine biology and ecology, especially with regards to environmental change and the impacts of climate warming, ice loss and changes in ocean productivity on the structure and function of ecosystems. I have studied systems on both sides of the Antarctic Peninsula, in both shallow and deep-water habitats, with my main focus on epibenthic megafauna. I have undertaken several studies to investigate seafloor ecological processes, and evaluated patterns in invertebrate reproductive success, benthic biodiversity and ecosystem evolution.

Research Projects:
FOOD for Benthos on the ANtarctic Continental Shelf (FOODBANCS 2)

http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/oceanography/faculty/csmith/foodbancs.html

http://uhmanoa-antarctic-research.blogspot.co.uk/

LARsen ice Shelf System, Antarctica (LARISSA)

http://www.hamilton.edu/expeditions/larissa

http://uhmanoa-antarctic-research-larissa.blogspot.co.uk/

Primary research group:  Marine Biology and Ecology

Responsibilities

Ad hoc reviewer for Polar Biology, Scientia Marina, Invertebrate Biology and Marine Ecology Progress Series

Ad hoc reviewer for Polar Programs Office, National Science Foundation (reviewing postdoctoral fellowship proposals)

Teaching Responsibilities

Contributing to:

SOES 1003 IT communication, field and laboratory skills (Southampton residential Easter field course)

SOES 1006 Introduction to marine ecology

SOES 2027 Coastal and estuarine oceanography II

SOES 2030 Dale field marine biology fieldwork skills

SOES 3018 Applied oceanography and fieldwork (Falmouth fieldcourse)

SOES 3035 Oceanography research training (Guest lecturer & Group project tutor)

SOES 6001 Contemporary topics (co-ordinator)

SOES 6013 Introduction to Biological Oceanography (Guest lecturer)

SOES 6018 MSc key skills and literature review (co-coordinator)

SOES 6052 Tropical marine biology (Bermuda fieldcourse)

SOES 6008 Deep Sea Ecology (Guest lecturer)

Supervision and co-supervision of student projects (BSc, MSci, MSc)

Tutor for Science without Borders Brazilian one-year students

Contact

Dr Laura J Grange
Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton
University of Southampton Waterfront Campus
European Way
Southampton SO14 3ZH
United Kingdom

Room Number: NOCS/344/25

Telephone: (023) 8059 2786
Email: L.J.Grange@noc.soton.ac.uk