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Dr Jasmin A Godbold BSc, MSc

Associate Professor in Marine Ecology

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I am an Associate Professor in Marine Ecology within Ocean and Earth Science and Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Career History:
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Coastal Ecology, University of Southampton (2012-2014)
Post-Doctoral Research Associate “What are the impacts of ocean acidification on key benthic (seabed) ecosystems, communities, habitats, species and their life cycles?” University of Aberdeen (2010-2012)
Post-Doctoral Research Associate “Impacts of fishing on deep-sea benthic fish communities” University of Aberdeen (2008-2009)

Academic Qualifications:
PhD Marine Ecology, University of Aberdeen (2009)
MSc Marine Environmental Protection, University of Bangor, UK (2005)
BSc (Hons) Marine Biology/Zoology, University of Bangor, UK (2003)

Research interests

The aim of my research is to understand how marine communities interact with the environment and affect community dynamics and ecosystem properties in natural and disturbed benthic ecosystems. A key focus is to incorporate environmental complexity, disturbance, and climate change and ocean acidification into laboratory and in-situ model systems in order to develop a mechanistic understanding of the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in natural ecosystems.

A growing area of interest is the linkage between biodiversity, the environment and ecosystem services with respect to socio-economic benefits, management and policy decisions.

My work involves the handling, manipulation and analysis of large and complex datasets, large scale mesocosm experiments, in situ manipulative experiments, as well as the development of statistical approaches (including GAM and mixed modelling) and the use of in situ observation technology, to examine natural communities.

Research projects:

NERC Arctic Research Programme - The Changing Arctic Ocean Seafloor (ChAOS) - how changing sea ice conditions impact biological communities, biogeochemical processes and ecosystems (2016-2020)

NERC Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). Building resilience along the Colombian Caribbean coast in the face of sudden and slow-onset environmental hazards (2016-2017)

NERC BLUEcoast Physical and biological dynamic coastal processes and their role in coastal recovery (2015-2020)

NERC Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry – Benthic (2013-2018)

NERC Biodiversity Ecosystem Services Sustainability (2012-2016)

NERC UK Ocean Acidification Programme (2010 – 2013)

PhD Supervision:
Camilla Cassidy
Christina Wood
Matthias Thomsen

Research group

Marine Biology and Ecology

Research project(s)

Man-made underwater sound may have wider ecosystem effects than previously thought

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Dr Jasmin A Godbold
Ocean and Earth Science
National Oceanography Centre Southampton
University of Southampton Waterfront Campus
European Way
Southampton SO14 3ZH

Room Number: NOCS/456/06

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