Professional activities

Phil Trans Special IssueConvener:

Theme developer, local organising committee member and session chair:  “Challenges and tools for managing marine and coastal resources”, Challenger Conference for Marine Science, Plymouth, UK. (2013-2014)

Session chair: Promoting Effective Governance of the Channel Ecosystem, Caen, France. (2014)

Session chair: Southwest Marine Ecosystems Conference 2014, Plymouth, UK. (2014)

Conceived, developer, co-chair, and co-convener: Prospectus for UK Marine Sustained Observations, The Royal Society, UK. (2013)

Session chair: P/ICES Oceans of Change, Majorca, Spain. (2012)

Theme developer, national organising committee member and session chair: “Challenges and tools for managing marine and coastal resources”, Challenger Conference for Marine Science: Ocean Challenges in the 21st Century, Norwich, UK. (2012)

Guest editor:     

Special Issue, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Prospectus for UK Marine Sustained Observations (2014)

Panels and debates:       

“Public debate: Large-scale trends in ocean phytoplankton”. McQuatters-Gollop, A., Worm, B. and Wernand, M. Plankton 2011: Biodiversity and Global Change, Plymouth, UK. (2011)

Discussion panel: Where we need to be: what are the likely challenges?” McQuatters-Gollop, A., Spicer, J., Brownlee, C. and Barange, M. Plymouth Marine Science Partnership and the MMO: How can we manage our seas in the real world?” Plymouth, UK. (2011)

Training:

  • Challenge of Science Leadership (Barefoot Learning) – 2015
  • Climate Change in the Media (Talk Action) – 2013
  • Effective Supervision (Plymouth University) – 2013
  • Line Management Training (Carol Carpenter Training) – 2009
  • FP6 Sesame Statistics Summer School (Highland Statistics) – 2008
  • CPR plankton taxonomic analysis (SAHFOS) – 2008

Media engagements:

  • Curator of blog and website Plankton and Policy: https://planktonpolicy.org/
  • Invited guest blogger (Plankton and Policy) for Research in Action. University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. (2012)
  • Research featured in New Scientist magazine  (2012)
  • Featured on ‘This is what a scientist looks like’ blog about breaking down science stereotypes  (2012)
  • Interview by Louie Psihoyos (Director of The Cove) for upcoming documentary film (2011)

Skills:

Science-Policy communication: Active participant in science-policy knowledge exchange at the UK, European, and international scales. I excel at translating science into a format useful to policy-makers and at guiding scientists to apply their research to the policy process. I run the blog and website Plankton and Policy https://planktonpolicy.org/

Scientific research and report writing: Publishing of scientific papers/articles/technical reports concerning marine ecology and sustainable use of marine ecosystems.

Proposal coordination/contribution: FP7 proposal coordination, contribution to NERC, NSF, etc, proposals.

Spatial analysis: Exceptional cartographic, GIS and geostatistical analysis skills using ArcGIS, ArcView, ArcInfo, R, and Surfer.

Taxonomy: Trained in CPR plankton analysis.

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