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Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton
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Dr Ken Collins 

Emeritus Fellow

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Dr Ken Collins is an Emeritus Fellow within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.

Research interests

Specialisms: Artificial Reefs, Fisheries, Galapagos

  • Coastal ecology – GIS habitat mapping, seagrass, calcareous algae, biogenic reefs
  • Artificial reefs - for fishery enhancement, environmental evaluation of construction materials
  • Animal behaviour and movement – lobsters, sharks
  • Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
  • Scientific diving.

Research group

Marine Biology and Ecology

Research project(s)

Galapagos Marine Invasive Species: Prevention, Detection and Management

Movement patterns in pelagic sharks: stable isotope evidence


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Book Chapters


  • Massot-Campos, M., Yamada, T., Walker-Rouse, B., Collins, K., Leyland, J., Kassem, H., & Thornton, B. (2023). Shallow water seagrass survey at Studland Bay with the AUV Smarty200. In 2023 IEEE International Symposium on Underwater Technology, UT 2023 (2023 IEEE International Symposium on Underwater Technology, UT 2023). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..
  • Collins, K., & Knowles, B. (2008). Beneath the sheets: Autosub under ice - The highlights. In K. Collins, & G. Griffiths (Eds.), Workshop on AUV science in extreme environments: collaborative Autosub science in extreme environments. Proceedings of the International Science Workshop, 11-13 April 2007, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, UK (pp. 187-188). Society for Underwater Technology.
  • Collins, K., & Mallinson, J. (2006). Use of shell to speed recovery of dredged aggregate seabed. In R. C. Newell, & D. J. Garner (Eds.), Marine aggregate dredging: helping to determine good practice. Marine Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF) conference proceedings: September 2006 (pp. 152-155). Marine Ecological Surveys Ltd.
  • Collins, K. J., Jensen, A. C., Mallinson, J. J., Smith, I. P., Mudge, S. M., & Russell, A. (2001). Scrap tyres for marine construction: environmental impact. In R. K. Dhir, M. C. Limbachiya, & K. A. Paine (Eds.), Recycling and Reuse of Used Tyres: Proceedings of the International Symposium, University of Dundee, UK, 19-20 March 2001 (pp. 149-162). Thomas Telford.
  • Collins, K. J., & Mallinson, J. J. (2000). Marine habitats and communities. In M. B. Collins, & K. Ansell (Eds.), Solent Science - a review. Proceedings of Solent Science Conference, Southampton, 29 September 2000 (pp. 247-259). (Proceedings in Marine Science; No. 1). Elsevier Science.
Dr Ken Collins
Ocean and Earth Science
National Oceanography Centre Southampton
University of Southampton Waterfront Campus
European Way
Southampton SO14 3ZH

Room Number : NOCS/346/35

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