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Mr Kyle Mayers BSc (Hons)

Postgraduate research student (SPITFIRE)

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Mr Kyle Mayers is a postgraduate research student (SPITFIRE) within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.

2012: BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences, University of Warwick

2013: S330 Oceanography, The Open University

Employment History

2012-2014: Thames Water

Research interests

  • Growth and calcification rates of coccolithophores
  • Microzooplankton grazing & viral infection
  • Trophic interactions

Research project: Probing rates of growth and mortality in coccolithophore populations

My research aims to look at the factors affecting in situ growth and calcification rates of coccolithophores. I am also interested in the role microzooplankton grazing plays in coccolithophore mortality along with the biogeochemical implications.

I also have an ongoing project with the Van Mooy lab at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution investigating the lipidomes of haptophyte algae.


Dr Alex Poulton
Professor Toby Tyrrell

Research group

Marine Biogeochemistry

UK Polar Network President (2016-present)

UK Polar Network Secretary (2015-2016)

Graduate School of NOCS student representative (2015-present)

Post Seminar Social Hour of Educational Discussion organiser (2014-present)

Postgraduate Chronicle Editor (2014-present)

NOCS Facilities Committee member (2015-present)


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SOES3013 Zooplankton Ecology & Processes

Nov-Dec 2014: RRS Discovery, DY018 Celtic Sea

Uptake rate measurements using radioactive isotopes (14C, 32Si and 33P). Enumeration of coccolithophores for calcification rates.

April 2015: RRS Discovery, DY029 Celtic Sea

Uptake rate measurements using radioactive isotopes (14C, 33P, 55Fe). Enumeration of coccolithophores for calcification rates, dilution experiments for microzooplankton grazing rates.



Mr Kyle Mayers
Student Office, Room 166/09 University of Southampton Waterfront Campus National Oceanography Centre European Way Southampton SO14 3ZH

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