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The University of Southampton
Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

Professor Stephen J Hawkins BSc, PhD, DSc, FSB

Professor of Natural Sciences

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Stephen J Hawkins works in the Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, he is Professor of Natural Sciences within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.

I like to be on shore counting things!

Research interests

  • Rocky shore community ecology
  • Long-term change in relation to climate using rocky-shore indicators 
  • Predator-prey interactions
  • Behavioural ecology of intertidal grazers
  • Ecology and design of sea defences 
  • Taxonomy and phylogeography of North East Atlantic and Mediterranean Patellids (Limpets), Cirripedes (Barnacles) and Trochids (Gastropods) 
  • Maintaining long-term datasets
  • Restoration of degraded coastal ecosystems, recovery of polluted shores and estuaries
  • Shellfisheries, impacts of scallop dredging on the benthos

Research group

Marine Biology and Ecology

Research project(s)

The role of habitat gaps and oceanography on the biogeography of rocky intertidal species over historic time scales

A hierarchical approach to the examination of the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem service flows across coastal margins

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

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