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Miss Amy Lovegrove BSc (Hons), MRes

Postgraduate Researcher

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Amy is a molecular marine biologist with an interest in conservation genetics. She has completed internships in both marine and terrestrial ecology and developed a strong interest in sustainability, which has led her to pursue a Ph.D. in sustainable aquaculture and algal biotechnology.

Amy graduated with First Class Honours in BSc Natural History, after which she came to the University of Southampton and graduated with Distinction in MRes Advanced Biological Sciences. 

She has now joined the new South Coast Biosciences (SoCoBio) DTP within the theme of Sustainable Agriculture. 

Undergraduate dissertation: Analysing the extent of hybridisation between the Black Spiny-Tailed iguana and the Útila Spiny-Tailed iguana on the east of Útila Island, Honduras

Masters dissertation: Social Network Analysis of differences in water quality governance of the rivers Test and Itchen

Research interests

I am primarily interested in pursuing research that will benefit the environment through sustainability, especially within aqua- and agriculture. My first SoCoBio rotation assesses how growth, immune response and performance of three bivalve species is affected by microalgal species reared in amended environments.

I am also interested in the policy/management applications of sustainability research, which is why I deviated from conservation to environmental governance for my MRes.

I am primarily interested in pursuing research that will benefit the environment through sustainability, especially within aqua- and agriculture. My Ph.D. assesses how growth, immune response, and performance of Crassostrea grigas is affected by microalgal species reared in amended environments. 

I am also interested in the policy/management applications of sustainability research, which is why I deviated from conservation to environmental governance for my MRes. 

 

PhD research

Sustainable food security through aquaculture: Establishment of algal technology for optimal aquaculture growth and health. 

Funded by BBSRC through SoCoBio DTP.

Supervised by Prof. Chris Hauton, Prof. Tom Bibby, Prof. Colin Robinson (University of Kent).

Research group

Environmental Biosciences

Affiliate research group

Ecology and Evolution

  • Welfare Officer, Biological Sciences Postgraduate Society 
  • Postgraduate Representative, School of Biological Sciences

Demonstrator – SOES2030 (Coastal Ecology Field Course)

Miss Amy Lovegrove
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
Southampton
SO17 1BJ
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