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Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton
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Professor David Sims BSc, PhD

Professor of Marine Ecology, MBA Senior Research Fellow

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Professor David Sims is Professor of Marine Ecology, MBA Senior Research Fellow within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.

BSc Marine Biology, First Class Hons, University of Plymouth (1988-1991)
PhD Behavioural Ecology, Marine Biological Association of the UK (MBA) and University of Plymouth (1991-1994)
Lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Plymouth (1995-1998)
Lecturer, Department of Zoology, Aberdeen University (1998-2000)
NERC-funded Research Fellow, Marine Biological Association of the UK (2000-2005)
MBA Senior Research Fellow (2005-present)
MBA Deputy Director, Research (2007-present)

Research interests

Behavioural ecology of marine vertebrates

  • Movement ecology of marine animal behaviour (fish-environment interactions)
  • Mechanisms underlying spatial movements and habitat selection
  • Search/foraging theory and migratory patterns
  • Population structuring, long-term responses to climate and fishing
  • Large fish conservation science

Research group

Marine Biology and Ecology

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Professor David Sims
Ocean and Earth Science
National Oceanography Centre Southampton
University of Southampton Waterfront Campus
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