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Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre SouthamptonPostgraduate study

Miss Laetitia Gunton BA, MSc

Postgraduate research student

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Miss Laetitia Gunton is Postgraduate research student within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.

2006-2009, BA in Biological Sciences, University of Oxford

2010-2011, MSc in Oceanography, University of Southampton




Research interests

Underwater canyons are major topographical features on continental margins. They create considerable habitat heterogeneity and may play a major role in the maintenance of seafloor biodiversity. Despite their importance, canyons have been largely ignored by deep-sea biologists, due to the difficulties involved in exploring their terrain.

My PhD will focus on the relationship between canyon-related heterogeneity and macrofaunal diversity and community structure. The aim is to better understand how these features mould biodiversity and macroecological patterns on continental margins.

Research project

Deep-sea macrofaunal ecology and biodiversity of the Whittard submarine canyon (NE Atlantic)


Professor Andrew Gooday
Dr Brian Bett
Dr Adrain Glover Natural History Museum

Research group(s)

Marine Biology and Ecology

Affiliate research group(s)

Natural History Museum, London

Miss Laetitia Gunton
Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton University of Southampton Waterfront Campus European Way Southampton SO14 3ZH United Kingdom


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