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Dr Jasmin A Godbold BSc, MSc


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Jasmin Godbold is Lecturer within Ocean and Earth Science and Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Academic Qualifications

2005: MSc Marine Environmental Protection. University of Bangor, UK.
2009: PhD Marine Ecology. University of Aberdeen, UK.





Research interests

The aim of my research is to understand how marine communities interact with the environment and affect community dynamics and ecosystem properties in natural and disturbed benthic ecosystems. A key focus is to incorporate environmental complexity, disturbance, and climate change and ocean acidification into laboratory and in-situ model systems in order to develop a mechanistic understanding of the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in natural ecosystems.

A growing area of interest is the linkage between biodiversity, the environment and ecosystem services with respect to socio-economic benefits, management and policy decisions.

My work involves the handling, manipulation and analysis of large and complex datasets, large scale mesocosm experiments, in situ manipulative experiments, as well as the development of statistical approaches (including GAM and mixed modelling) and the use of in situ observation technology, to examine natural communities.

Research project

April, 2012: NERC Consortium grant (BESS) ‘A hierarchical approach to the examination of the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem service flows across coastal margins'. Paterson et al., 48 months. Godbold Theme leader on "Determination of context dependency in biodiversity-ecosystem service relationships"

July, 2010: NERC Consortium grant (UKOARP) ‘Impacts of ocean acidification on key benthic ecosystems, communities, habitats, species and life cycles' Widdicombe et al., 36 months. Godbold named Post-doc in Task ‘Determining the implications of physiological change on organism activity and behaviour'.


Research group

Ecology and Evolution

Affiliate research group

Marine Biology and Ecology

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Dr Jasmin A Godbold
Centre for Biological Sciences Faculty of Natural & Environmental Sciences Life Sciences Building 85 University of Southampton Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number: NOCS/456/06

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