Conference presentations and posters

“Pathways towards effective Channel governance” launch event, House of Commons, Westminster

“Pathways towards effective Channel governance” launch event, House of Commons, Westminster

Keynote addresses:

  • Delivering good environmental status: an ecosystem approach, Australian Marine Sciences Association, Geelong, Australia, 2015.
  • Delivering the ecosystem approach – a European perspective, Marine Strategy Framework Directive (EU) and the Great Barrier Reef Long-Term Sustainability Plan (GBRWHA) workshop, hosted by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and Australian Institute for Marine Science, Townsville, Australia, 2015.
  • Pathways towards effective Channel governance,  Pathways towards effective Channel governance launch event, House of Commons, UK Parliament, Westminster, London, 2014.
  • The role of plankton time-series in managing our seas in a climate of macroecological change, PICES 014 Annual Meeting: Toward a better understanding of the North Pacific: Reflecting on the past and steering for the future, Yeosu, Korea, 2014.
  • Using science to inform marine policy: a case study of marine ecosystem monitoring in the UK, Towards the better collaboration between scientists and policy makers, University of Tokyo, Japan, 2014.
  • Challenges for managing our seas in a climate of macroecological change. P/ICES Oceans of Change, Majorca, Spain, 2012.
  • Is there a decline in marine phytoplankton?, Plankton 2011: Biodiversity and Global Change, Plymouth, UK, 2011.
  • Challenges for managing our seas in a climate of macroecological change: messages from the plankton, Prospectus for UK Marine Science for the Next 20 Years: A Joint Project by The Challenger Society for Marine Science and the UK Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research, Royal Society, London, UK, 2011.
  • Implications of large-scale ecological change for managing UK seas, How can we manage our seas in the real world? Organized by Plymouth Marine Sciences Partnership in collaboration with the Marine Management Organisation, Plymouth, UK, 2011.

Invited presentations:

University of Tokyo, Japan, 2014

2017

  • From evidence to policy: developing biodiversity indicators for marine conservation, National Institute of Oceanography Seminar Series, Goa, India, 2017.
  • Large scale plankton shifts in the North Atlantic in relation to climate change, Cross-disciplinary workshop on drivers of decline in Atlantic puffins and other species with related feeding ecology in the North Atlantic, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2017.

2016

  • From evidence to policy: developing biodiversity indicators for marine policy, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) seminar series, JAMSTEC, Yokohama, Japan, 2016.
  • From data to decisions: creating impact through policy, Plymouth University Research Impact Conference, Plymouth, University, Plymouth, UK, 2016.
  • From evidence to policy: developing biodiversity indicators for the MSFD, PML Invited Speakers Seminar Series, Plymouth, UK, 2016.
  • From evidence to policy: developing biodiversity indicators for the MSFD, Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science, Oxford University, Oxford, UK, 2016.
  • From evidence to policy: developing biodiversity indicators for the MSFD, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, UK, 2016.

2015

  • Challenges for developing policy indicators in a climate of macroecological change, University of Queensland, Australia, 2015.
  • Challenges for developing policy indicators in a climate of macroecological change, Central Queensland University, Australia, 2015.
  • From data to decisions, using NERC science in policy, NERC Knowledge Exchange Network Conference, Leicester, UK, 2015.
  • The benefits of crossing the science-policy interface, NERC Fellows Conference, Birmingham, UK, 2015.
  • Update on SW plankton, South West Marine Ecosystems, Plymouth, UK, 2015.

2014

Speaking at the MMO Conference, 2011

Speaking at the MMO Conference, 2011

  • The role of plankton time-series in managing our seas in a climate of macroecological change, Swire Institute for Marine Science Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, 2014.
  • Understanding large-scale change: Insights from the Continuous Plankton Recorder time-series, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) seminar series, JAMSTEC, Yokohama, Japan, 2014.
  • Understanding large-scale change: Insights from the Continuous Plankton Recorder time-series, Fisheries Research Agency of Japan seminar series, Fisheries Research Agency, Yokohama, Japan, 2014.
  • Understanding planktonic systems: Update & links to MSFD, Coastal Futures, London, UK, 2014.
  • Challenges for managing our seas in a climate of macroecological change, Marine Biology and Ecology Invited Seminar Series, Plymouth University, UK, 2014.

2013

  • Phytoplankton response to global change, Coastal and Estuarine Research Foundation Biennial Conference: Toward Resilient Coasts & Estuaries, Science for Sustainable Solutions, San Diego, CA, USA, 2013.
  • Informing policy in the SW: the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), Natural England Marine Conference, Plymouth, UK, 2013.
  • Challenges for implementing the MSFD in a climate of macroecological change, Plymouth University Marine and Coastal Policy Research Group Invited Speakers Seminar Series, Plymouth, UK, 2013.
  • Global Patterns of Phytoplankton Dynamics in Coastal Ecosystems, Plymouth Celebrates SCOR, Plymouth, UK, 2013.
  • Informing policy in the SW: links to pelagic habitats in the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), Southwest Marine Ecosystems, Plymouth, UK, 2013.

2012

  • Challenges for managing our seas in a climate of macroecological change, University of Sheffield Dept. of Animal and Plant Sciences Invited Speakers Seminar Series, Sheffield, UK, 2012.
  • Challenges for managing our seas in a climate of macroecological change, NOC Invited Speakers Seminar Series, Southampton, UK, 2012.
  • Challenges for managing our seas in a climate of macroecological change, PML Invited Speakers Seminar Series, Plymouth, UK, 2012.
  • Why is it so hard to set MSFD targets?, EU Marine Observation and Data Expert Group – 16th meeting, Brussels, Belgium, 2012.

2011

  • Plankton Response to Global Change, Oceans 2025: Science of the Blue Planet, London, UK, 2011.

    With Graham Hosie, chair of the Global Alliance of Continuous Plankton Recorders, at Plankton 2011

  • Biological indicators across heterogenous datasets, EU Marine Observation and Data Expert Group – 10th meeting, Brussels, Belgium, 2010.

 Oral presentations:

  • From evidence to policy: developing biodiversity indicators for the MSFD, Challenger Conference for Marine Science – Oceans and Climate, Liverpool, UK, 2016.
  • From evidence to policy: developing biodiversity indicators for the MSFD, ICES Annual Science Conference, Riga, Latvia, 2016.
  • Enhancing Student Learning and Participation Interactively through the use of Clickers in Science and Engineering, at VC’s Teaching and Learning Conference, Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK, 2016.
  • Challenges for developing pelagic indicators and setting meaningful targets in a climate of ecological change, ICES Annual Science Conference, Copenhagen, 2015.
  • Challenges for developing policy indicators against a background of macroecological change, Promoting Effective Governance of the Channel Ecosystem, Caen, France, 2014.
  • Challenges for developing policy indicators in a climate of macroecological change, 2nd Marine and Coastal Policy Forum, Plymouth University, UK, 2014.
  • Informing policy in the Western Channel: links to pelagic habitats in the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), Marinexus final meeting, Plymouth, UK, 2014.
  • Good Environmental Status and the plankton: combining disparate datasets to assess pelagic habitats at national and regional scales, ICES Annual Science Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2013.
  • Why is it so hard to set MSFD indicators and targets? Messages from the plankton, Challenger Conference for Marine Science: Ocean Challenges in the 1st Century, Norwich, UK, 2012.
  • Plankton response to global change: Is the SW UK representative?, Southwest Marine Ecosystems, Plymouth, UK, 2012.
  • Challenges for managing our seas in a climate of macroecological change, Marine Strategy 01 , Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012.
  • Black Sea Phytoplankton, SCOR 137 – Global Patterns of Phytoplankton Dynamics in Coastal Ecosystems: Comparative Analysis of Time-Series Observations Working Group Workshop, Hangzhou, China, 2010.
  • The Continuous Plankton Recorder, SCOR 137 – Global Patterns of Phytoplankton Dynamics in Coastal Ecosystems: Comparative Analysis of Time-Series Observations Working Group Workshop, Hangzhou, China, 2010.
  • How well do ecosystem indicators communicate the effects of eutrophication?, ASLO Aquatic Sciences Conference, Nice, France, 2009.
  • How well do ecosystem indicators communicate the effects of eutrophication?, PMSP Symposium: Marine Science for a Changing World, Plymouth, UK, 2009.
  • Changes in the Northwest Atlantic phytoplankton community, GLOBEC 3rd Open Science Meeting, Victoria, Canada, 2009.
  • Non-linear effects of climate on Black Sea phytoplankton phenology, GLOBEC 3rd Open Science Meeting Victoria, Canada, 2009.
  • Climate exacerbates eutrophication in North Sea, ASLO Ocean Sciences Conference, Orlando, FL, USA, 2008.
  • Climate exacerbates eutrophication in North Sea, Marine Institute Conference – Understanding Marine Systems, Plymouth, UK, 2007.
  • A long-term chlorophyll dataset reveals regime shift in North Sea phytoplankton biomass unconnected to increasing nutrient levels, Marine Biological Association Postgraduate Workshop, Dublin, Ireland, 2006.
  • A long-term chlorophyll dataset reveals regime shift in North Sea phytoplankton biomass unconnected to increasing nutrient levels, Biological Sciences Synergy Conference, University of Plymouth, UK, 2006.

 Posters:  

  • What value does taxonomy have in modern science and policy?, Promoting Effective Governance of the Channel Ecosystem, Caen, France, 2014.
  • Why is it so hard to set MSFD indicators and targets? Messages from the plankton, Challenger Conference for Marine Science: Ocean Challenges in the 1st Century, Norwich, UK, 2012.
  • How well do ecosystem indicators communicate the effects of anthropogenic eutrophication?, How can we manage our seas in the real world? Organized by Plymouth Marine Sciences Partnership in collaboration with the Marine Management Organisation, Plymouth, UK, 2011.
  • How well do ecosystem indicators communicate the effects of anthropogenic eutrophication?, Plankton 2011: Biodiversity and Global Change, Plymouth, UK, 2011.
  • How well do ecosystem indicators communicate the effects of anthropogenic eutrophication?, Oceans 2025 Science meeting, Plymouth, UK, 2010.
  • Climate exacerbates eutrophication in North Sea, Change in Aquatic Ecosystems Conference, Plymouth, UK, 2007.
  • Climate exacerbates eutrophication in North Sea, FP6 European Lifestyles and Marine Ecosystems (ELME) Results Workshop, European Commission, Committee of the Regions, Brussels, Belgium, 2007.
  • Climate exacerbates eutrophication in North Sea, Parliamentary Select Committee Inquiry into Science and Technology launch event, Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth, UK, 2007.
  • Climate exacerbates eutrophication in North Sea, Vice Chancellor’s Research and Innovation Conference, University of Plymouth, UK, 2007.

Public lectures:

  • Plankton in parliament: How do the smallest creatures help us protect our seas?, Public lecture at Capturing Our Coast Wine and Science Night, Plymouth, UK, 2016.
  • Plankton in parliament: How do the smallest creatures help us protect our seas?, Public lecture at National Science and Engineering Week, Plymouth, UK, 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.