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Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre SouthamptonPostgraduate study

Miss Lucie Munns BA, MSc

Postgraduate research student (SPITFIRE)

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Miss Lucie Munns is Postgraduate research student (SPITFIRE) within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.

2008-2011: BA Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge
2013-2014: MSc Oceanography
Dissertation Title: “Photophysiology in Coccolithophores: The effect of coccoliths on utilisation of light”

2014 – Present: PhD Student
“Shedding light on coccolithophore calcification”

Awards: John Raymont Memorial Award for highest aggregate mark (MSc Oceanography), 2014; Jersey Academic Bursary, 2013; De Lancey and De La Hanty Foundation beneficiary, 2008-2011.

Research interests

  • Phytoplankton ecology and distributions
  • Marine photosynthesis
  • The role of phytoplankton in biogeochemical cycles
  • Physiology and ecology of coccolithophores

Research project: Shedding light on coccolithophore calcification

My project involves working on coccolithophores, a diverse group of beautiful calcifying algae. Specifically, I am interested in understanding the unique interaction between coccolithophores and light.


Dr Anna Hickman

Dr Alex Poulton

Professor Toby Tyrrell

Research group

Marine Biogeochemistry

Affiliate research group

Marine Biology and Ecology

Miss Lucie Munns
Student Office, Room 166/09 University of Southampton Waterfront Campus National Oceanography Centre European Way Southampton SO14 3ZH
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