- Primary position:
- Postgraduate research student
2006-2009, BA in Biological Sciences, University of Oxford
2010-2011, MSc in Oceanography, University of Southampton
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.
Deep-sea macrofaunal ecology and biodiversity of the Whittard submarine canyon (NE Atlantic)
Primary research group: Marine Biology and Ecology
Affiliate research group: Natural History Museum, London