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Dr Jon Copley BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD

Associate Professor in Ocean Exploration & Public Engagement

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Dr Jon Copley is Associate Professor in Ocean Exploration and Public Engagement (part-time) within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.

No human eye had glimpsed this part of the planet before us, this pitch-black country lighted only by the pale gleam of an occasional spiralling shrimp (Otis Barton, The World Beneath The Sea, 1953)

Jon's research explores the patterns of life in deep-sea environments, which cover most of our planet and face increasing impacts from climate change, pollution, and extraction of resources. By studying island-like seafloor habitats such as hydrothermal vents and cold seeps, Jon's research includes ecology ("who does what"), biogeography ("who lives where"), and evolution ("who is related to whom") in the deep ocean. His research grants include investigations of deep-sea chemosynthetic environments in the Caribbean, Indian, Atlantic and Southern Oceans; the evolution of animal life at hydrothermal vents; and the impacts of deep-sea mining.

Jon's experience in ocean exploration includes planning and leading multidisciplinary expeditions aboard research ships, using Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and Human-Occupied Vehicles (HOVs), and discovering new species of deep-sea animals. He took part in the first dive of a human-occupied vehicle to the world's deepest known hydrothermal vents, 5 km down on the ocean floor, and the first human-occupied vehicle dives to reach 1 km deep in the Antarctic.

Jon is a Scientific Associate of the Natural History Museum in London, and a National Geographic Explorer. His work includes advising policymakers on the protection of deep-sea habitats, and he is an Advisory Board Member for the international Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative (DOSI). He previously served as Co-Chair of the InterRidge organisation for international cooperation in research at mid-ocean ridges, and he was Science Coordinator of the UK's Autosub Under Ice research programme.

Jon has taught marine ecology and oceanography since 2000, and he currently leads a module in Deep-Sea Ecology for BSc, MSci, MSc and MRes students. He was Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes in Ocean & Earth Science, and Lead Educator in the creation of a free online course about Exploring Our Oceans. He has received Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Teaching and for Postgraduate Supervision & Training, and been nominated several times by students for Students' Union teaching awards.

In the public engagement part of his role, Jon works with documentary-makers to share the exploration of the deep ocean with people worldwide, for example as a science advisor and onscreen contributor for BBC Blue Planet II, and he routinely interacts with broadcasters and news media to raise awareness of deep-sea issues and discoveries.

Jon is the author of the book Ask An Ocean Explorer and occasionally writes articles for publications such as New Scientist, having previously been a full-time Reporter and Assistant News Editor at the magazine. He often talks about exploring the deep ocean at public events and festivals, and he is a recipient of the Royal Society of Biology Science Communication Award for Established Researchers and the British Science Association Charles Lyell Award Lecture for Environmental Sciences. Through his public engagement work, Jon has led the production of Impact Case Studies for the REF2014 and REF2021.

Outside the University, in 2006 Jon co-founded SciConnect Ltd with colleagues in science journalism, creating a capacity-building company that has trained more than 15,000 scientists in how to communicate their work with wider audiences. Jon has worked as a Director of the company as it has developed training programmes for clients including research institutions, government agencies, NGOs and companies across the UK and in Europe.

Other current roles:

Since 2021: Advisory Board Member, Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative (DOSI)
Since 2014: Scientific Associate of the Natural History Museum, London
Since 2011: National Geographic Explorer
Since 2006: Co-founder and Director of SciConnect Ltd

Previous roles:

2007-2017: Lecturer, then Associate Professor in Marine Ecology, University of Southampton
2010-2012: Co-Chair of the Interidge organisation for international cooperation in research at mid-ocean ridges
2000-2007: Teaching Fellow, then Senior Teaching Fellow in Marine Ecology, University of Southampton
2000-2004: Science Coordinator, UK Autosub Under Ice research programme
1998-1999: Reporter, then Assistant News Editor, New Scientist magazine

Awards & nominations

Nominated by students for Students' Union "Most Engaging Lecturer" award 2019
Shortlisted for Vice-Chancellor's Award for Public Engagement 2018
Highly Commended in Boat International Media & Blue Marine Foundation's The Ocean Awards 2016
Nominated by students for Students' Union "Outstanding lecturer", "Innovative teaching" & "Lifetime achievement" awards 2013
Vice-Chancellor's Award for Postgraduate Supervision and Training 2011
Royal Society of Biology Science Communication Award for Established Researchers 2008
Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Award 2007
British Science Association Charles Lyell Award Lecture for Environmental Sciences 2007


PhD in Oceanography, University of Southampton, 1998
MSc in Oceanography, University of Southampton, 1994
- John Raymont Memorial Prize for top performance
First Class BSc(Hons) in Zoology, University of Sheffield, 1992
- JD Jones Prize for top performance


My research is focused on three main topics:

(1) Global biogeography of deep-sea chemosynthetic environments

Why do we find particular species of animals at deep-sea hydrothermal vents, cold seeps, or whale-fall across one region but not in other regions? Why are some types of animals more widespread than others in these environments around the world? Answering these questions gives us a better understanding of how species disperse and evolve in deep-sea environments, by using these island-like habitats as a model system. This work involves describing new species from the areas we are exploring, and analysing their genetics to determine how they are related to other species elsewhere.

(2) Spatial and temporal dynamics of faunal assemblages in insular and ephemeral deep-sea habitats

Within a habitat such as a cluster of hydrothermal vents, why are some species abundant in particular places, such as on "black smoker" vent chimneys, while other species thrive elsewhere, such as at the edge of the vent cluster? And how do such distributions change over time, as species interact and their environment changes? Answering questions like these gives us a better understanding of how species adapt to different conditions in deep-sea environments, which often involves their partnerships with microbes – the holobiont perspective of life that has revolutionised biology. But unfortunately we cannot survey intricate patterns of life in ocean-floor habitats as easily as ecologists do on rocky shores, so we are developing new techniques to study the microdistributions of deep-sea animals, using high-definition digital imagery from precision-controlled remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).

(3) Life-history biology of species in deep-sea habitats

How do animals disperse between island-like habitats such as hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor? The species we find in these habitats display a wide range of life cycles, types of larval development, and reproductive patterns, but are some features of their life-history biology preadaptations for success in these patchy environments? And what are the consequences of differences in life-history biology for population connectivity and ultimately biogeography? Answering these questions will help us to understand how populations of different deep-sea species may be vulnerable to impacts from human activities such as future deep-sea mining. Work in this area involves characterising the life-cycles of animals from hydrothermal vents and other deep-sea habitats, in conjunction with studies of the genetics of their populations.

My research papers include:

* formal descriptions of 18 new species of animals, advancing our knowledge of deep-ocean biodiversity, and of which four are already listed as Critically Endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN);

* studies of spatial and temporal variation in distributions of deep-sea fauna, from metre-scale zonations to global biogeographic patterns and over tidal cycles to decades, revealing the dynamics of deep-sea ecosystems;

* investigations of reproductive biology, food web structure, and population connectivity of deep-sea species, aiding our understanding of their potential vulnerability to impacts of human activities such as deep-sea mining;

* new techniques for studying the microdistributions of deep-sea animals in areas of complex seabed topography, using high-definition digital imagery from precision-controlled Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs).


Co-Investigator, SMARTEX: Seabed Mining And Resilience To EXperimental impact (£3.2m NERC Highlight Topic grant), 2021-2024

Co-Investigator, The colonisation of hydrothermal vents by complex life: a natural experiment in macroevolution (£419k NERC standard grant), 2017-2020

Project Partner, Benthic biodiversity under Antarctic ice shelves: baseline assessment of the seabed exposed by the 2017 calving of the Larsen-C Ice Shelf (NERC urgency grant), 2017-2018

Principal Investigator, Hydrothermal activity and deep-ocean biology of the Mid-Cayman Rise (£476k NERC standard grant), 2009-2014

Co-Investigator, Chemosynthetically-driven ecosystems south of the Polar Front: biogeography and ecology (£2.3m NERC consortium grant), 2008-2014

Principal Investigator, Biogeography and ecology of the first known deep-sea vent site on the ultraslow-spreading SW Indian Ridge (£29k NERC small grant), 2011-2012

Lead investigator, Deep-sea vents between the Azores and Iceland: missing piece in a global puzzle of marine life (£43k National Geographic Expeditions Fund grant), 2011-2012

Partner, DEEPSETS: Deep-sea & Extreme Environments, Patterns of Species and Ecosystem Time Series (£164k EU FP6 MarBEF Network of Excellence project), 2004-2009


Fiona Middleton (PhD, 2021-): An ocean of knowledge: the art and science of ocean literacy (co-supervised with Dr Stephanie Jones in Humanities & Prof Larry Lynch at Winchester School of Art)

Eva Stewart (PhD, 2021-): Taxonomy, biodiversity and population connectivity in the world's largest deep-sea mining frontier (co-supervised with Dr Adrian Glover, Natural History Museum; & Dr Thomas Dahlgren, University of Gothenberg)

Bethany Fleming (PhD, 2021-): Abyssal megafaunal resilience to deep-sea mining (co-supervised with Dr Dan Jones & Dr Eric Simon-Lledo, National Oceanography Centre)

Regan Drennan (PhD, 2019-): The origin of Antarctic ice shelf fauna, the timing of its emergence and the demographic stability of the fauna over time (co-supervised with Adrian Glover, Natural History Museum; Katrin Linse, British Antarctic Survey; & Thomas Dahlgren, University of Gothenberg)

Amber Cobley (PhD, 2015-): Open oceans, open data: biodiversity and policy in the global deep-sea mining frontier (co-supervised Adrian Glover, Natural History Museum; & Maria Baker, University of Southampton)


Dr Abbie Chapman (PhD, 2014-2018): A functional trait perspective on the biodiversity of hydrothermal vent communities (co-supervised with Amanda Bates, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada; Adrian Glover, Natural History Museum; & Verena Tunnicliffe, University of Victoria, Canada)

Dr Laura Hepburn (PhD 2009-2015): Geochemistry of hydrothermal systems south of the Antarctic Polar Front (co-supervised with Rachel Mills, University of Southampton)

Dr Chong Chen (DPhil 2011-2015, Oxford University): Systematics and population genetics of peltospirid gastropods at southern hemisphere hydrothermal vents (co-supervised with Alex Rogers, Oxford University; & Katrin Linse, British Antarctic Survey)

Dr Nicolai Roterman (DPhil 2009-2014, Oxford University): Biogeography of deep-sea polar hydrothermal vent and cold seep communities (co-supervised with Alex Rogers, Oxford University; & Katrin Linse, British Antarctic Survey)

Dr Leigh Marsh (PhD 2009-2013): Controls on faunal microdistribution and reproductive development in deep-sea chemosynthetic environments (co-supervised with Paul Tyler, University of Southampton)

Dr Verity Nye (PhD 2010-2013): Life history biology and biogeography of invertebrates in deep-sea chemosynthetic environments (co-supervised with Paul Tyler, University of Southampton)

Dr Diva Amon (PhD 2010-2013): Bone-eating worms and wood-boring bivalves: characterising the ecology of deep-sea organic falls from multiple ocean basins (co-supervised with Adrian Glover, Natural History Museum)

Dr Daphne Cuvelier (PhD 2006-2011, University of the Azores): Temporal evolution of Mid-Atlantic hydrothermal vent communities (co-supervised with DEEPSETS colleagues across Europe)

Dr Hannah Flint (PhD 2003-2007): Meiofaunal diversity of hydrothermal vents and cold seeps (co-supervised with Tim Ferrero, Natural History Museum)


REF2021 Impact Case Study "Deep impact: engaging public audiences and policymakers with the exploration and stewardship of biodiversity in the deep ocean"

REF2014 Impact Case Study "Explore the deep: public engagement with deep-ocean research"


Invited speaker, virtual visit of British Virgin Islands Ministerial delegation to the Southampton Marine & Maritime Institute (2021)

Invited participant, United Nations International Seabed Authority workshop on "Marine Scientific Research in the Area: Establishing collaborative platforms to enhance biodiversity knowledge for environmental management of mid-ocean ridge ecosystems" (2020)

Provided written evidence to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Commitee inquiry on Sustainable Seas, quoted in its final report (2019)

Copley J (2018). "Opportunities and challenges of the deep ocean: a choice for our future", Science In Parliament, Autumn 2018 issue, pg 7-8

Invited speaker, Parliamentary & Scientific Committee "Into the deep - exploring our oceans" event (2018)

Contributed comments on the first draft of regulations for mineral exploitation by the UN International Seabed Authority (2016)

Provided written evidence to House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee inquiry on Marine Protected Areas, quoted directly in the Commmittee's final report (2016)

Contributor to Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology Briefing Note on deep-sea mining (2015)

Participant, Royal Society Parliamentary Pairing Scheme (2014)

Prepared case for an Ecologically or Biologically Sensitive Area (EBSA) in the Indian Ocean, submitted by the UK to a regional meeting of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (2013)


Investigating shallow hydrothermal vents in Eyjafjörður with REX microROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle), Iceland, Jun 2019

Surveying marine life of southwest UK using RV Callista and REX microROV, Plymouth Sound, Jun 2017

Invited Scientific Guide, MV Alucia expedition with Deep Rover 2 & Nadir HOVs (Human-Occupied Vehicles), BBC Natural History Unit (for filming of Blue Planet II), Antarctic PeninsulA, Dec 2016

Surveying marine life of southwest UK using RV Callista and REX microROV, Plymouth Sound, Jun 2015

Investigating shallow hydrothermal vents in Eyjafjörður with REX microROV, Iceland, Aug 2014

Surveying marine life of southwest UK using RV Callista and REX microROV, Plymouth Sound, Jun 2014

Invited Vice-Chief Scientist, RV Yokosuka research cruise YK13-05 with Shinkai6500 HOV, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Cayman Trough, Caribbean Sea, Jun-Jul 2013

Surveying marine life of southwest UK using RV Callista and REX microROV, Plymouth Sound, Jun 2013

Principal Scientist, RRS James Cook research cruise 82 with Isis ROV, Cayman Trough, Caribbean Sea, Feb 2013

Principal Scientist, RRS James Cook research cruise 67 with Kiel6000 ROV, Southwest Indian Ridge, Nov 2011

RV Celtic Explorer research cruise CE11009 with Holland-1 ROV, Irish Marine Institute, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Jul-Aug 2011

Scientific Watch Leader, RRS James Cook research cruise JC55, Bransfield Strait & East Scotia Ridge, Southern Ocean, Jan-Feb 2011

Scientific Watch Leader, RRS James Cook research cruise JC44, Cayman Trough, Caribbean Sea, Mar-Apr 2010

Scientific Watch Leader, RRS James Cook research cruise JC42 with Isis ROV, East Scotia Ridge, Southern Ocean, Jan-Feb 2010

RRS James Clark Ross research cruise JCR224, East Scotia Ridge, Southern Ocean, Jan-Feb 2009

MV The Explorer Sumatra Earthquake And Tsunami Offshore Survey (SEATOS) with Magellan-825 ROV, Sumatra Accretionary Prism, Indian Ocean, May 2005

RV Knorr research cruise with Jason-2 ROV, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Nov 2004

RV Seward Johnson research cruise with Johnson Sealink HOVs, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Gulf of Mexico, Nov 2003

RRS James Clark Ross research cruise JCR84 with Autosub-2 AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle), Amundsen and Bellingshausen Seas, Antarctica, Feb-Apr 2003

RV Seward Johnson research cruise with Johnson Sealink HOVs, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Gulf of Mexico, Feb 2003

RV Edwin Link research cruise with Johnson Sealink HOVs, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Gulf of Mexico, Mar 2002

RRS Charles Darwin research cruise 120, NE Atlantic, Apr 1998

DSVSS Laney Chouest research cruise with DSV Sea Cliff HOV & Advanced Tethered Vehicle ROV, US Navy Deep Submergence Unit and US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Juan de Fuca Ridge, NE Pacific, Sep-Oct 1995

RV Akademik Mstislav Keldysh research cruise with Mir HOVs, PP Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Jul-Sep 1994

Research group

Marine Biology and Ecology

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Book Chapter

  • Copley, J. (2003). Diary of a marine biologist. In J. Turney (Ed.), Science, Not Art: Ten Scientists' Diaries Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.



  • Howell, K. L., Hilário, A., Allcock, A. L., Bailey, D., Baker, M., Clark, M. R., Colaço, A., Copley, J., Cordes, E. E., Danovaro, R., Dissanayake, A., Escobar, E., Esquete, P., Gallagher, A. J., Gates, A. R., Gaudron, S. M., German, C. R., Gjerde, K. M., Higgs, N. D., ... Xavier, J. R. (2020). A decade to study deep-sea life. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 5, 265-267.



Fielding S, Copley JT & Mills RA (2019). Exploring Our Oceans: using the global classroom to develop ocean literacy. Frontiers In Marine Science, 6: 340, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00340

Copley JT (2007). Audio and video podcasts of lectures for campus-based students: production and evaluation of student use. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 44: 387-399


European Marine Science Educators Association Conference 2018
Royal Society of Biology Education Awards 2018
12th Marine Biological Association Postgraduate Conference, Belfast, May 2015
24th International Conference on College Learning & Teaching 2013


Module Lead, SOES6008+3055 Deep-Sea Ecology (Postgraduate Masters & 3rd+4th Year undergraduate students)
Module Co-Lead, SOES3051 Shallow-Water Survey Techniques (field course for 3rd Year students)
Lead Educator, Exploring Our Oceans Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
Lecturer, SOES6018 MSc Key Skills (postgraduate Masters students)
Lecturer, SOES1006 Introduction to Marine Ecology & Evolution (1st Year students)
Lecturer, SOES1011 Introduction to Functional Marine Biology (1st Year students)
Tutor, SOES6074 Contempory Topics in Oceanography & Marine Biology (4th Year & postgraduate Masters students)


Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes in Ocean & Earth Science
Degree Programme Leader, MSc Oceanography
Degree Programme Leader, MSc Marine Resource Management
Creator & coordinator, SOES6020 Structure & Dynamics of Marine Communities
Creator & coordinator, SOES6018 MSc Key Skills
Coordinator, SOES6039 MSc Research Projects
Coordinator, SOES2030 Marine Biology Field Skills
Coordinator, SOES1003 IT, Communication, Field & Laboratory Skills
Coordinator, OA634 Coastal & Estuarine Oceanography
Lecturer, SOES1008 Earth & Ocean System
Fieldwork tutor, SOES3018 Applied Oceanography & Fieldwork


Science Advisor for "The Swarm", deep-sea eco-drama / sci-fi series in production for 2022

Academic Consultant for "Oceans: Our Blue Planet", 3D IMAX documentary produced by BBC & OceanX, 2018

Academic Consultant for BBC Natural History Unit "Blue Planet II" (Episode 2: The Deep), 2017

Science Advisor for "The Light of September" podcast sci-fi series produced by RadioStatic, 2016

Scientific Consultant for BBC Natural History Unit "Atlantic: The Wildest Ocean on Earth" (episode 2), 2015

Scientific Advisor for "The Deep", BBC One sci-thriller series, 2010


Narrator, "Deepest dive in Antarctica reveals a seafloor teeming with life", OceanX & BBC Earth online short,
>15 million YouTube views and winner of 2019 Webby Award for Social - Education & Discovery

Onscreen contributor, BBC Four "From Ice to Fire: The Incredible Science of Temperature" (episode 2), 22 Feb 2018

Onscreen contributor, Discovery SCI "Strange Evidence" (Season 1, Episode 06: Monster of the Deep; Episode 08: Lake of the Dead; Episode 09: Ghost in the Abyss), 2017

Onscreen contributor, BBC Earth #OurBluePlanet online shorts (2017)

Onscreen contributor, BBC Natural History Unit "Blue Planet II" (Episode 7: Our Blue Planet), 2017

Narrator, "Hydrothermal vents: what does the future hold?" by Fereday Films, Emerging Film-maker finalist in the Blue Ocean Film Festival Awards 2014

Onscreen contributor, BBC World "Treasures of the Deep", 28 Jun 2013

Onscreen contributor, National Geographic TV "Alien Deep" (Episode 3: It's Alive), 2012

Onscreen contributor, BBC One "Country Tracks", 8 Aug 2010

Onscreen contributor, BBC Four "Under Laboratory Conditions", 11 Jan 2006

Onscreen contributor, BBC One "Unstoppable Wave" and Discovery US "America's Tsunami", Dec 2005


Guest expert, UKTV Dave "Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier" (Series 2 Episode 10: Planet Earth), 04 Sep 2019
Live interview (remote studio), BBC News channel, 13 May 2019
Live studio discussion (Skype), Sky News, 29 Aug 2018
Live interview (OB), BBC Earth Unplugged, "Blue Planet II World Premiere: Blue Carpet Live", 27 Sep 2017
Interview (pre-rec), Ten O'Clock News, BBC One, 6 May 2016
Interview (pre-rec Skype), ITV News At Ten, 6 May 2016
Interview (pre-rec), Sky News, 15 Apr 2014
Interview (pre-rec), Daily Planet, Discovery Canada, 25 Apr 2013
Live studio discussion, Channel 4 News, 22 Mar 2013
Interview (pre-rec), Cayman27 TV news, 25 Feb 2013
Interview (pre-rec), BBC One Breakfast, One O'Clock News, Six O'Clock News, Ten O'Clock News, & BBC World, 21 Feb 2013 (from RRS James Cook at sea)
Interview (pre-rec), Channel 4 News, 26 Mar 2012
Live interview (Skype), BBC News Channel, 28 Dec 2011
Interview (pre-rec), Six O'Clock News, BBC One, 28 Dec 2011
Live interview (remote studio), Channel 4 News, 3 Aug 2010
Interview (pre-rec), CNC3 News, Trinidad & Tobago, 25 Mar 2010
Interview (pre-rec), BBC News Channel, 29 Jul 2008
Studio guest, "The Paul O'Grady Show", Channel 4, 28 Sep 2007
Live interview (OB), BBC News 24, 10 Sep 2007
Interview (pre-rec), Einstein TV, 22 Feb 2002
Interview (pre-rec), Einstein TV, 22 Dec 2001
Interview (pre-rec), Sky Futurefile, 13 Mar 2001
Interview (pre-rec), BBC News 24, 21 Jan 2001
Studio guest, Carlton Digital "Livewire", Nov 1999


BBC Science Focus 3-part podcast series, "Everything you wanted to know about... the deep sea with Dr Jon Copley", Nov 2020

Contributor, "Blue Planet II: The Podcast" (7-part series, featuring "Copley's Catch Of The Day", talking about the science of one animal each week), BBC iPlayer Radio, Oct-Dec 2017


Interview (pre-rec), Inside Science, 01 Aug 2019
Interview (pre-rec), Naturebang (Series 1 Episode 3: "The Portuguese Man O'War and the Individual"), 19 Jun 2019
Live studio interview, Saturday Live, 16 Feb 2019
Panelist, The Infinite Monkey Cage (and episode proposer, "Microbes: secret rulers of the world?"), 07 Jan 2019
Panelist, The Infinite Monkey Cage ("Oceans: what remains to be discovered?" episode), 06 Feb 2017
Contributor, Costing The Earth, 01 May 2018
Contributor, Costing the Earth, 25 May 2011
Contributor, Costing The Earth, 14 Apr 2010
Live interview, Today programme, 10 Apr 2014
Interview (pre-rec), Today programme, 21 Feb 2013
Interview (pre-rec), Today programme, 16 Oct 2009
Live interview, World At One, 29 May 2013
Interview (pre-rec), The World Tonight, 28 Dec 2011
Contributor, "Into The Abyss", 23 Jul 2014
Contributor, "Oceans: What Lies Beneath?" documentary series, Mar 2009
Studio guest, The Material World, 27 Apr 2006


Guest co-presenter, The Science Hour, 21 Jul 2018
Guest co-presenter, The Science Hour, 05 May 2018
Guest co-presenter, The Science Hour, 17 Mar 2018
Guest co-presenter, The Science Hour, 19 Aug 2017
Contributor, "The Compass: Ocean Stories" (4-part series), Nov-Dec 2017
Interview (pre-rec), Science In Action, 01 May 2014
Live interview, Newsday, 11 Apr 2014
Contributor, Discovery, 20 May 2013
Interview (pre-rec), Newshour, 26 Mar 2012
Interview (pre-rec), World Update, 28 Dec 2011
Live interview, Analysis, 20 Jul 2009
Interview (pre-rec), Newshour, 02 Aug 2007


Live Q & A, Your Call, 11 Dec 2017
Live interview, Breakfast, 07 Nov 2017
Interview (pre-rec), The Naked Scientists, 23 Jul 2017
Live interview, Morning Reports, 24 Mar 2014
Live interview, Breakfast, 20 Mar 2012
Live interview, Drive, 28 Dec 2011
Live interview, Up All Night, 28 Dec 2011


Live interview, Breakfast Show, 24 Jul 2020
Live interview, Breakfast Show, 27 Apr 2020
Live studio guest, Breakfast Show, 5 Feb 2020
Live studio guest, Alun Newman & Lou Hannan, 14 Oct 2019
Live studio guest, Sasha Twining, 30 Nov 2017
Live interview, Drivetime, 07 Nov 2017
Live interview, Drivetime, 7 Nov 2013
Live interview, Drivetime, 26 Mar 2012
Live interview, Drivetime, 28 Dec 2011
Live studio guest for review of the papers, Nick Girdler, 15 Jul 2005


Episode interviewee, "Brainwaves", BBC Radio Scotland, 22 Jan 2020
Interview, Nicky Price show, BBC Radio Gloucestershire, 05 Jun 2019
Interview, BBC Lincolnshire, 13 May 2019
Interview, BBC Hereford & Worcester, 13 May 2019
Interview, BBC Radio Jersey, 13 May 2019
Interview, BBC Radio Scotland, 13 May 2019
Interview, BBC Newcastle, 13 May 2019
Interview, BBC Cumbria, 13 May 2019
Interview, Adam Tomlinson & Anna Wallace show, BBC Radio York, 11 Apr 2019
Live interview, Drivetime, BBC Berkshire, 24 May 2018
Live interview, BBC Wales, 11 Dec 2017
Live interview, BBC Wales, 07 Nov 2017
Live interview, Drivetime, BBC Berkshire, 06 Nov 2017
Live interview, Drivetime, BBC Berkshire, 23 Oct 2017
Live interview, BBC Radio Scotland, 10 Apr 2014
Interview, BBC Radio Three Counties, 23 Feb 2012
Live interview, BBC Radio Wales, 23 Feb 2012
Interview, The Naked Scientists, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, 16 Jan 2012
Live interview, BBC Radio Wales, 28 Dec 2011
Live interview, BBC Radio Scotland, 28 Dec 2011
Interview, BBC Radio Somerset, 28 Dec 2011
Live interview, BBC West Midlands, 20 Aug 2008
Interview, BBC Caribbean, 13 Aug 2008
Interview, BBC Three Counties Radio, 31 Aug 2001


Interview, Which? Investigates podcast, "How green is an electric car?", 18 Jun 2021
Guest, The Underwater Technology Podcast, 13 Aug 2020
Guest, Guardian Science Weekly podcast, 31 Jan 2020
Interview, Overnights with Paul Ross, talkRADIO, 24 Sep 2018
Interview, Radio France Internationale, 16 Dec 2017
Interview, New Scientist podcast, 30 Nov 2017
Interview, The Anthill podcast from The Conversation UK, 26 Jul 2017
Interview, Pythagoras's Trousers, Radio Cardiff, 15 Sep 2014
Interview, People Behind the Science podcast, 29 Aug 2014
Interview, Jack FM, 8 Nov 2013
Interview, The Story, US National Public Radio, 14 Aug 2013
Interview, PRI's The World science podcast, 21 Feb 2013
Interview, The Pod Delusion podcast, 03 Aug 2012
Interview, Naked Oceans podcast, 11 Apr 2012
Interview, The Takeaway, US Public Radio, 26 Mar 2012
Interview, Future Tense, ABC, Australia, 26 Feb 2012
Interview, Voice of America news, 13 Jan 2012
Interview, Radio New Zealand, 24 May 2010
Interview, PRI's The World science podcast, 18 Feb 2010
Live interview, Wave105 drivetime, 12 Aug 2008
Interview, Original 106 FM, 11 Aug 2008
Interview, Vega 95.3, Sydney, Australia, 22 Dec 2005
Interview, The Science Show, ABC, Australia, 6 Nov 2004
Interview, Deutschlandfunk, 14 Oct 2004


BBC News, 20 Jun 2020
BBC News, 04 Dec 2017
BBC News, 19 Dec 2016
BBC News, 14 Dec 2016
BBC News, 23 Jul 2014
BBC News, 12 May 2014
BBC News, 29 Jun 2013
BBC News, 18 May 2013
BBC News, 21 Feb 2013
BBC News, 10 Jan 2012
BBC News, 28 Dec 2011
BBC News, 12 Apr 2010
BBC News, 09 Aug 2008
BBC News, 10 Sep 2007
BBC News, 12 Jul 2007


New Scientist, 09 Mar 2019, p 16
Profile interview, New Scientist, 11 Aug 2018, p 34-35
New Scientist, 03 Jun 2017, p 9
New Scientist online, 10 Jan 2012
New Scientist online, 05 Jul 2011
New Scientist, 02 Jul 2011, p 8
New Scientist online, 11 Apr 2010
New Scientist, 06 Dec 2008, p 6
New Scientist, 01 Dec 2007, p 6
New Scientist, 20 Aug 2005, p 6


National Geographic News, 04 Jan 2012
National Geographic News, 26 Oct 2011
National Geographic News, 08 Aug 2011
National Geographic News, 27 Jul 2011
National Geographic News, 12 Apr 2010


Hindustan Times, 01 Aug 2021
Daily Express online, 17 Feb 2021
Le Temps, 23 Jul 2020
The Guardian online, 20 May 2019
The Times, 05 Apr 2019, p 11
Daily Express, 11 Mar 2019, p 23
iNews, 17 Sep 2018
The Daily Star, 09 Mar 2018
Evening Standard, 06 Dec 2017
BuzzFeed News, 21 Aug 2017
Daily Express, 19 Dec 2016
Evening Standard, 19 Dec 2016
Daily Mail online, 16 Dec 2016
Live Science, 16 Dec 2016
Daily Mirror, 15 Dec 2016
Christian Science Monitor, 11 Aug 2016
The Washington Post, 29 Jul 2016
Technologist magazine, 07 Dec 2015
Daily Mail online, 03 Mar 2015
Southern Daily Echo, 25 Apr 2015
The Guardian online, 30 Apr 2014
Yahoo! News, 19 Mar 2013
Daily Mail online, 19 Mar 2013
Southern Daily Echo, 18 Mar 2013
Daily Express, 21 Feb 2013
Daily Mail online, 12 Jan 2012
Southern Daily Echo, 10 Jan 2012, p 4
MSNBC, 10 Jan 2012
The Washington Post, 03 Jan 2012
The Times, 29 Dec 2011, p 17
The Guardian, 29 Dec 2011, p 18
Southern Daily Echo, 29 Dec 2011, p 3
The Irish Times, 16 Dec 2011
CNN, 13 Apr 2010
Metro, 12 Apr 2010, p 15
The Times, 11 Apr 2010, p 19
Daily Mail Online, 11 Apr 2010
The Daily Telegraph, 8 Oct 2009
The Times, 7 Oct 2009, p 4
Daily Telegraph, 12 May 2009
Daily Mail online, 12 Aug 2008
Metro, 12 Aug 2008, p 3
Southern Daily Echo, 11 Aug 2008, p 3
Southern Daily Echo, 20 Oct 2007
Independent on Sunday, 16 Sep 2007
The Daily Telegraph online, 10 Sep 2007
The Guardian online, 10 Sep 2007
The Times, 10 Sep 2007
The Independent online, 10 Sep 2007
Nature News online, 06 Aug 2004
Nature, 29 May 2003, vol 423 p 469



European Sounding Board member, EU Horizon2020 RETHINK project, evaluating science communication practice and capacity across Europe, 2021-2022

Network member, EU COST (Cooperation in Science & Technology) Association Cross-Cutting Action (CCA) on Science Communication, 2019-2020

Network member, "Blue seas thinking: A comparative approach to understanding deep-sea mining politics in the UK and Japan" ESRC project, 2019

Project Lead, "Exploring the deep" £7k NERC Summer of Science public engagement grant, 2015


Fielding S, Copley JT & Mills RA (2019). Exploring Our Oceans: using the global classroom to develop ocean literacy. Frontiers In Marine Science, 6: 340, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00340

Copley J (2018). Providing evidence of "impact" from public engagement with research: a case study from the UK's Research Excellence Framework (REF). Research For All, 2(2): 230-243, doi:10.18546/RFA.02.2.03


NERC Impact Development Programme 2021
National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) Researchers' Academy 2019
Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Masterclass 2016
Royal Society Excellence with Engagement Symposium 2016


New Scientist Live 2022, Manchester, 29 Jan 2022
Royal College of Art, School of Design, 19 Oct 2021
Festival Internacional de Ciência, Lisbon, 17 Oct 2021
Stanfords Travel Writers Festival, 2 Feb 2020
Gateshead Words Weekend, 7 Dec 2019
Wantage Literary Festival, 30 Oct 2019
Dorchester Literary Festival, 15 Oct 2019
New Scientist Live, 13 Oct 2019
Morley Arts Festival, Leeds, 7 Oct 2019
Henley Literary Festival, 1 Oct 2019
The Diving Museum, Gosport, 13 Jul 2019
Royal Shakespeare Company writers' group, 4 Jul 2019
West Kirby Literary Festival, 8 Jun 2019
Royal Geographical Society, London, 5 Jun 2019
Cheltenham Science Festival, 4 Jun 2019
Hay Festival, 29 May 2019
Wimborne Literary Festival, 11 May 2019
Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival, 4 May 2019
Books By The Beach, Scarborough, 11 Apr 2019
Edinburgh Science Festival, 10 Apr 2019
Bath Theatre Royal, 5 Apr 2019
Huddersfield Literature Festival, 21 Mar 2019
Words by the Water Festival, Keswick, 17 Mar 2019
Authors4Oceans, Oxford, 23 Feb 2019
Gresham College public lecture, 15 Jan 2019
Pondero talk, Winchester, 21 Nov 2018
Institute of Fisheries Management annual sherry evening, 02 Oct 2018
New Scientist Live, 23 Sep 2018
Bluedot Festival, 22 Jul 2018
The Diving Museum, Gosport, 07 Jul 2018
New Forest Rotary, 02 Jul 2018
Royal Society of Biology Wessex Branch AGM, Nov 2017
Lyndhurst U3A, Nov 2017
Keynote speaker, European Maritime Day, May 2017
Chemical & Physical Society, UCL, Jan 2017
Medicine Unboxed, Cheltenham, Nov 2016
U3A at the Ri, Royal Institution, Oct 2016
Bluedot festival, Jodrell Bank, Jul 2016
British Science Festival, Bradford, Sep 2015
Lloyd's Register maritime media dinner, Feb 2015
RCUK/NERC HQ lunchtime staff talk, Feb 2015
Hampshire & Wight Wildlife Trust, Nov 2014
Odiham U3A, Oct 2014
Mayoral charity talk, Wellington, May 2014
Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique, Apr 2014
Wallace in Bristol event, Aug 2013
Hamble Valley Probus, Mar 2013
TEDxSouthamptonUniversity, Mar 2013
Nature Live, Natural History Museum, Feb 2013 (live from sea)
Horsham Geological Field Group, Nov 2012
Winchester Science Festival, Jul 2012
University of Southampton Jubilee Open Day, Jun 2012
Wessex Society of Biology, May 2012
Wykeham Probus, Apr 2012
Open Day, National Oceanography Centre, Mar 2012
Winchester Cafe Scientifique, Feb 2012
Chandler's Ford & Itchen Valley Rotary Club, Jan 2012
Wellington & Monument Probus, May 2011
Dorset Natural History Society, Apr 2011
Winchester U3A, Apr 2011
Open Day, National Oceanography Centre, Mar 2011
London Diving Chamber Dive Lectures, Royal Geographical Society, Mar 2011
Ecology & Conservation Studies Society, Birkbeck University of London, Nov 2010
University of Southampton Alumni Reunion, Sept 2010
Royal Society Cafe Scientifique, Jun 2010
Planet Ocean Seminar, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Nov 2009
Science Live Oxford, Oct 2009
Bartley Group of Women's Institutes, Jun 2009
Countryside Education Trust, Beaulieu, Mar 2009
Endeavour Soc, University of Wales Bangor, Mar 2009
London Vascular Biology Forum, Dec 2008
Biosciences Federation, London, Nov 2008
Chichester University of the Third Age, Jul 2008
Open University Geological Society, May 2008
NOCS Corporate Climate Seminar, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London, Feb 2008
Wellcome Trust annual media dinner, Oct 2007
Cafe Scientifique, Portsmouth, Oct 2007
Manchester Science Festival, Oct 2007
Charles Lyell Award Lecture, British Association Festival of Science, York, Sep 2007
Hampshire Fed WI & Southampton U3A, Aug 2007
Endeavour Soc, University of Wales Bangor, Feb 2006
John Jolly Memorial Colloquium, Trinity College Dublin, Nov 2005
Institute of Biology members evening, Sep 2005
Oceanography Centre Marine Life Talks, Jun 2005
5th Winfrith Annual Lecture, NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Mar 2005
Wrexham Science Festival, Mar 2005
Southampton Geology Field Studies Group, Sep 2004
British Association Festival, Exeter, Sep 2004
Science and the Oceans, Oxford University, Jan 2004
Edinburgh Geological Society, Nov 2003
University of Liverpool Herdman Society, Nov 2002
Cambridge University Department of Zoology, Nov 2001
Brighton & Hove Geological Society, Nov 2001
Southampton Geology Field Studies Group, May 2001
Oceanography Centre Marine Life Talks, Nov 2000
Geologists' Association, London, Sep 1999
British Association Festival, Cardiff, Sep 1998


Reading School, 21 May 2020 (online to students at home, during UK lockdown)
Forres Sandle Manor School, 22 Jan 2020
Forres Sandle Manor School "EcoDay", 16 May 2019
Hampshire Collegiate School, 12 Mar 2019
Thomas Hardye Community Lecture, Dorchester, 11 Mar 2019
Coylton Grammar School, Devon, 11 Mar 2019
Forres Sandle Manor School, 7 Feb 2019
UWC Atlantic College, Glamorgan, 16 Nov 2018
Whitley Bay High School, Newcastle, Oct 2018
Keynote speaker, Royal Society of Biology Education Awards Ceremony, Jul 2018
St Swithun's School, Hampshire, Apr 2018
Forres Sandle Manor School, Jan & Feb 2018
Wellington School "Horizons" lecture, May 2017
Bryanston School Science Society, Nov 2014
University of Southampton A-level Summer School, Jul 2014
Wellington School, Jul 2014
Richard Huish College, Jun 2014
Downside School, Nov 2013
Academic Summer, Sidcott School, Somerset, Jul 2013
University of Southampton Summer School, Jul 2013
Bournemouth School, May 2013
Ferndown Upper School, Feb 2013 (live from sea)
Downside School, Feb 2013 (live from sea)
Thomas Hardye School, Feb 2013 (live from sea)
Downside School, Oct 2012
Wellington School, Oct 2012
Thomas Hardye School, Oct 2012
London International Youth Science Forum, Aug 2012
University of Southampton A-level Summer Schools, Aug 2012
Thomas Hardye School, May 2012
The Prince's Teaching Institute, Mar 2012 (CPD event for teachers)
Lychett Minster School, Dorset, Feb 2012
Brentford School for Girls, May 2011
Ferndown High School, Mar 2011
The Prince's Teaching Institute, Mar 2011 (CPD event for teachers)
Bedales School, Mar 2011
Stonar School, Mar 2011
Thomas Hardye Community Lecture, Sep 2010
Thomas Hardye School, May 2010
Chichester College, Oct 2009
Thomas Hardye School, Jun 2009
Havant College, Nov 2008
Chichester College, Nov 2008
Society for Underwater Technology Christmas Lectures, National Maritime Museum, Dec 2005
Rendcomb College, Cirencester, Feb 2005
Monmouth Group Biology Meeting, Taunton, Jun 2004 (CPD event for teachers)
Kings College, Taunton, Oct 2003
Taunton School Scientific Society, Sep 2003
Hayfield School, Doncaster, Nov 2001


Host, University of Southampton "Is it too late to save our oceans?" discussion event, 26 Oct 2021
Guest curator, "Monsters of the Deep" exhibition, National Maritime Museum, Falmouth, 2020-2022
Panelist, The Ocean Debates event, Royal Institution, London, Oct 2015
NERC RRS Discovery in London event, Oct 2015
Science Uncovered, Natural History Museum, Sep 2015
Southampton Boat Show, Sep 2013
Science Uncovered, Natural History Museum, Sep 2012
INTECH Science Centre adults evening, May 2012
Southampton Boat Show, Sep 2010
Southampton Boat Show, Sep 2009
Lyme Regis Fossil Festival, May 2009
Southampton Boat Show, Sep 2008
Science Museum "Aliens of the Abyss" event, Jul 2005
Royal Society & Royal Society of Edinburgh Summer Science exhibitions, Jun 2000


"Ask an Ocean Explorer" / Copley, Jon. Hodder and Stoughton, 2019. 224 p. ISBN: 1473696879 (hardback); ISBN: 1473696909 (paperback); ISBN: 9781528867740 (large print edition); also available as Audible audiobook, and eBook via Kindle, Apple Books, Google Books.

"Ocean life: further journeys into the abyss" / Copley, Jon. eBook by Smashwords, 2013. ISBN: 9781301823956.

"Ocean life: expeditions and essays exploring the abyss" / Copley, Jon. eBook by Smashwords, 2012. ISBN: 9781465721532.

Contributor, "100 Things To Do Before You Die" ed. / Valerie Jamieson & Liz Else. Profile Books, 2004. ISBN 1861979258, pp 28-29 & 38.

Diary of a marine biologist. / Copley, Jon. In: "Science, Not Art: Ten Scientists' Diaries" ed. / Jon Turney. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 2003. ISBN: 0903319985, pp 72-85.


Copley, Jon. "Into the deep". New Scientist. 2020. 248(3307). 39-43.
Copley, Jon. "When politics met science: harmony or hegemony?". New Scientist online. 2014. 05 December.
Copley, Jon. "Into the dragons' den". New Scientist. 2007. 194(2598). 52.
Copley, Jon. "Millions of bacterial species revealed underfoot". New Scientist online. 2005. 25 August.
Copley, Jon. "Sports events leave a giant 'ecological footprint'". New Scientist online. 2005. 16 April.
Copley, Jon. "Springtime in the abyss". New Scientist. 2005. 188(2525). 44-48.
Copley, Jon. "From shore to shining shore". New Scientist. 2005. 186(2501).
Copley, Jon. "Lonely whale's song remains a mystery'". New Scientist online. 2004. 10 December.
Copley, Jon. "Toxic brew engulfs Namibia's fisheries". New Scientist. 2004, 181(2433). 16.
Copley, Jon. "Beach blob mystery solved at last". New Scientist online. 2004. 27 June.
Copley, Jon. "Utopia under the sea ". New Scientist. 2003. 179(2406). 46.
Copley, Jon. "Rime of the ancient submariner". New Scientist. 2003. 178(2399). 52.
Copley, Jon. "Proof of life". New Scientist. 2003. 177(2383). 28-31.
Copley, Jon. "Icy waste". New Scientist. 2002. 176(2364). 55.
Copley, Jon, and Michael Le Page. "Body gets a healing boost from its inner electric fields". New Scientist. 2002, 175(2362). 15.
Copley, Jon. "Rodents to rat on criminals". New Scientist. 2002. 174(2347). 13.
Copley, Jon. "Good clean competition". New Scientist. 2002. 174(2340). 10.
Copley, Jon. "Water world". New Scientist. 2002, 173(2336). 48.
Copley, Jon. "....and taxes". New Scientist. 2002, 173(2331). 48-49.
Copley, Jon. "Planespotters to be freed on bail". New Scientist online. 2001. 13 December.
Copley, Jon. "Some like it hot". New Scientist. 2001. 172(2315). 23.
Copley, Jon. "Why the Earth is blue". New Scientist. 2001. 172(2312). 53.
Copley, Jon. "Lost and found". New Scientist. 2001. 171(2309). 17.
Copley, Jon. "Love is in the air". New Scientist. 2001. 171(2304). 15.
Copley, Jon. "Sea spirit". New Scientist. 2001. 171(2301). 63.
Copley, Jon. "Spoiling for a fight". New Scientist. 2001. 171(2301). 16.
Copley, Jon. "Fair-weather friends". New Scientist. 2001. 170(2295). 5.
Copley, Jon. "Raging bull". New Scientist. 2001. 170(2293). 16.
Copley, Jon. "Here's looking at you". New Scientist. 2001. 170(2290). 17.
Copley, Jon. "Fussy fish fake it". New Scientist. 2001. 169(2282). 18.
Copley, Jon. "Load of old bull". New Scientist. 2001. 169(2278). 12.
Copley, Jon. "Hit and run on the high seas". New Scientist. 2001. 169(2275). 14.
Copley, Jon. "Deep sea vents are giants". New Scientist online. 2000. 14 December.
Copley, Jon. "Sneak attack". New Scientist. 2000. 168(2267). 22.
Copley, Jon. "Master blaster". New Scientist. 2000. 168(2260). 11.
Copley, Jon. "Tainted wilderness". New Scientist. 2000, 168(2260). 10.
Copley, Jon. "Speaking in whistles". New Scientist. 2000. 167(2254). 6.
Copley, Jon. "Making waves". New Scientist. 2000. 166(2241). 15.
Copley, Jon. "Deeper meaning to a glittering enigma". New Scientist. 2000, 166(2238). 9.
Copley, Jon. "In from the cold". New Scientist. 2000. 166(2234). 30-35.
Copley, Jon. "Rival species indulge in sperm warfare". New Scientist. 2000. 165(2231). 13.
Copley, Jon. "Ooze cruise". New Scientist. 2000. 165(2229). 26-29.
Copley, Jon. "Bear trails". New Scientist. 2000. 165(2226). 20.
Copley, Jon. "Cut off in their prime". New Scientist. 2000. 165(2226). 5.
Copley, Jon. "Under pressure". New Scientist. 1999. 164(2216). 10.
Copley, Jon, Duncan Graham-Rowe, Jack McDonald, Kerry Holmes, and Simon Quinn. "Gifts and gore". New Scientist. 1999. 164(2213). 56.
Copley, Jon, and Duncan Graham-Rowe. "The Cold War resurfaces". New Scientist. 1999. 164(2213). 4.
Copley, Jon. "The worms that turned into mega-breeders". New Scientist. 1999. 164(2211). 20.
Copley, Jon. "Indestructible". New Scientist. 1999. 164(2209). 44-46.
Copley, Jon. "Golden probe". New Scientist. 1999. 164(2207). 19.
Copley, Jon. "Brisk swimmers". New Scientist. 1999. 163(2202). 22.
Copley, Jon. "Smoke on the water". New Scientist. 1999. 163(2200). 7.
Aldhous, Peter, Andy Coghlan, and Jon Copley. "Let the people speak". New Scientist. 1999, 162(2187). 26-31.
Copley, Jon. "Cheep thrills". New Scientist. 1999. 162(2185). 14.
Copley, Jon. "Squeaky clean". New Scientist. 1999. 162(2184). 11.
Copley, Jon. "Namibian bugs crash through the size barrier". New Scientist. 1999. 162(2183). 20.
Copley, Jon. "Back to basics". New Scientist. 1999. 162(2182). 7.
Copley, Jon. "Off their food". New Scientist. 1999. 162(2180). 23.
Copley, Jon. "Ulcers on tap". New Scientist. 1999. 162(2180). 14.
Copley, Jon. "Seeing the light". New Scientist. 1999. 161(2178). 6.
Copley, Jon. "Wet welcome". New Scientist. 1999, 161(2178). 20.
Copley, Jon. "Organs take sides". New Scientist. 1999. 161(2175). 16.
Copley, Jon. "Acne and ecstasy". New Scientist. 1999. 161(2175). 25.
Copley, Jon. "Artful dodgers". New Scientist. 1999. 161(2174). 16.
Copley, Jon. "Deep life". New Scientist. 1999. 161(2173). 19.
Copley, Jon. "Fleeting return of the native". New Scientist. 1999. 161(2173). 6.
Copley, Jon. "Milk me please". New Scientist. 1999. 161(2171). 9.
Copley, Jon. "Why we do it". New Scientist. 1999. 161(2170).11.
Copley, Jon. "A runt for life". New Scientist. 1999. 161(2168). 14.
Copley, Jon. "Hunger striker pulls back from the brink". New Scientist. 1999. 160(2167). 5.
Copley, Jon. "Going for a spin". New Scientist. 1998. 160(2164). 30-33.
Copley, Jon. "IVF is a pain in the back". New Scientist. 1998. 160(2164). 11.
Copley, Jon. "Portrait of an artist". New Scientist. 1998. 160(2163). 5.
Copley, Jon. "Burning question". New Scientist. 1998. 160(2162). 12.
Copley, Jon. "Fertile waters". New Scientist. 1998. 160(2160). 27.
Copley, Jon. "Recipe for disaster". New Scientist. 1998. 160(2160). 4.
Copley, Jon. "Enter a new dimension". New Scientist. 1998. 160(2159). 10.
Copley, Jon. "Putting life on hold". New Scientist. 1998. 160(2159). 7.
Copley, Jon. "Right on target". New Scientist. 1998. 160(2158). 24.
Copley, Jon. "Lifting the lid". New Scientist. 1998. 160(2158). 12.
Copley, Jon. "Running on air". New Scientist. 1998. 160(2157). 16.
Copley, Jon. "Sea signals". New Scientist. 1998. 160(2156). 7.
Copley, Jon. "It's no way to go". New Scientist. 1998. 160(2155). 16.
Copley, Jon. "Nearly out of Africa". New Scientist. 1998. 160(2155). 12.
Copley, Jon. "Battle of the bilge". New Scientist. 1998. 160(2155). 10.
Copley, Jon. "Hot spots left to cool". New Scientist. 1998. 159(2153). 25.
Copley, Jon. "Slave labour". New Scientist. 1998. 159(2153). 11.
Copley, Jon. "Pinpoint precision". New Scientist. 1998. 159(2151). 22.
Copley, Jon. "Walk this way". New Scientist. 1998. 159(2150). 10.
Copley, Jon. "Fancy a spot of dinner?". New Scientist. 1998. 159(2148). 21.
Copley, Jon. "Deadly diet". New Scientist. 1998. 159(2146). 10.
Copley, Jon. "Mine hunter". New Scientist. 1998. 159(2145). 11.
Copley, Jon. "Sniffing danger". New Scientist. 1998. 159(2145). 6.
Copley, Jon. "Tar babies". New Scientist. 1998. 159(2144). 16.
Copley, Jon. "Tainted catch". New Scientist. 1998. 159(2143). 22.
Copley, Jon. "Secret life of the shrimp". New Scientist. 1997. 156(2106). 63.


Copley, J. (2006) "Teeming boisterous life". Nature, 443: 274.
Copley, J. (2005) "Hidden depths". Nature, 435: 279-280.
Copley, J. (2004) "All wired up". Nature, 427: 10-12.
Copley, J. (2002) "All at sea". Nature, 415: 572-574.
Copley, J. (2001) "The story of O". Nature, 410: 862-864.
Copley, J. (2000) "The great ice mystery". Nature, 408: 634-636.
Copley, J. (2000) "Ecology goes underground". Nature, 406: 452-454.


Copley, Jon. "Turning the tide". BBC Science Focus Oceans special issue. 2020, September. p 64.
Copley, Jon. "Aliens of the deep". BBC Science Focus Oceans special issue. 2020, September. pp 54-63.
Copley, Jon. "Race to the bottom of the sea - the little known heroes of the 20th-century's 'inner space race'". The Conversation. 2020, 23 January.
Copley, Jon. "I explored the Antarctic deep seas for Blue Planet II - and it was like going back in time 350 million years". The Independent online. 2017, 06 November (originally published in The Conversation).
Copley, Jon. "Blue Planet II: is the ocean really the 'largest habitat on Earth'?". The Conversation. 2017, 31 October.
Copley, Jon. "Just how little do we know about the ocean floor?". Scientific American online. 2014, 12 October (originally published in The Conversation).
Copley, Jon. "Five thousand metres under the sea: my journey to another world". The Guardian online. 2013, 05 July.
Copley, Jon. "Litter found in deep-sea survey of one of Earth's final unexplored realms". The Guardian online. 2013, 25 February.
Copley, Jon. "Chasing science at sea: racing hurricanes, stalking sharks, and living undersea with ocean experts" (book review). Times Higher Education Supplement. 2008, 11 November.
Copley, Jon. "In defense of dolphins: the new moral frontier" (book review). Times Higher Education Supplement. 2008, 24 April.
Copley, Jon. "Cosmic love child is happy accident". Times Higher Education Supplement. 2004, 23 April. p 30.
Copley, Jon. "Don's diary: reading the scars of last ice age". Times Higher Education Supplement. 2003, 20 June. p 15.
Copley, Jon. "Life without light". Catalyst GCSE Science Review. 2001, 11(4): 1-3.
Copley, Jon. "Monster magic". The Mail On Sunday Night & Day magazine. 2001, 19 August. pp 22-25.
Copley, Jon. "Diving for an ocean of cures". The Daily Telegraph. 1996, 04 December. p 16.

Dr Jon Copley
Ocean and Earth Science
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