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Dr Ken Collins 

Senior Research Fellow

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Dr Ken Collins is Senior Research 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


  • 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). London, UK: 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). Bath, UK: 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). London, UK: 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). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier Science.
Dr Ken Collins
Student Office, Room 166/09 University of Southampton Waterfront Campus National Oceanography Centre European Way Southampton SO14 3ZH

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