Jacopo Agagliate: Strathclyde University. Developing in situ flow cytometry for optical characterisation of suspended particles in marine ecosystems. Passed viva Sept 2017.
Andisheh Bakhshi: Strathclyde University. Size-Structured Models and Fisheries Assessment Methods. Now a teaching fellow in School of Engineering and Computing at UWoS.
Cecilia Biancacci: SAMS. Establishment of red seaweed mari-culture. IBioIC studentship. Passed viva Dec 2019.Now a PDRA at Deakin University, Australia.
Lauren Biermann: St Andrews University. The biophysical breadcrumb trail: how a new generation of animal-borne sensors elucidate hidden biological richness at the surface and at depth. Now working at CEFAS.
Luis Jose Perez Calderon: Aberdeen University. Hydrocarbon transport in marine sediments and the role of chemical dispersant on oil-sediment interactions. A past associate student. Passed viva 2018. Working as a consultant at Genesis Oil & Gas.
Adam Chivers: SAMS. The biodiversity and ecology of the Senghor seamount. Passed viva January 2015.
Fiona Cunningham: St Andrews University. Climate change impacts and adaptation in island communities. Passed viva November 2017 and working as Lab Manager for a geoscience company called Heath & Hardie Geosciences Ltd.
Simon Dailey: St Andrews University. Transcriptomics and gene expression during amphioxus regeneration. Passed viva March 2017. Was a post-doc at St Andrews, not senior scientist at GeneFirst.
Penelope Donohue: Glasgow & Heriot Watt Universities. The Effects of Ocean Acidification on Marine Calcifying Organisms. Now working at Glasgow University. Final submission March 2015. Now working as a statistician for the Forestry Commission.
Alice Doyle: Stirling University. Defining the driving mechanisms of maturation (puberty) in gadoid species through novel molecular approaches. Now working as a Marine Support Officer for JNCC.
Ewan Edwards: Aberdeen University. Do commercial fisheries influence the distribution and dynamics of northern fulmars? Passed viva June 2015. Worked at Marine Scotland before moving to Genesis Oil & Gas Consultants as a Senior Environmental Consultant. Now back at Marine Scotland.
Charlotte Francoz: University.of Glasgow: Assessing saltmarsh resilience in a changing climate.
Emily Gal: St Andrews University. Paleoenvironmental reconstruction of submerged island landscapes and communities. Submitted thesis June 2019.
Soizic Garnier, University of Strathclyde: Optimal-detail circulation models for fjords and sea lochs. Oct 2020 – secured job with Marine Scotland Science working as a sealice modeller.
Joly Ghanawi: Stirling University. Direct and indirect ecological interactions between coastal aquaculture activities and marine fish communities in Scotland. Passed viva in April 2018. Worked as a fish technician with the Becker group at the University of Edinburgh, and is currently a volunteer for CAMARADES, Center for Clinical Brain Sciences at the University of Edinburgh
Joanna Gosling: SAMS. Biogeochemistry of highly reducing sediments. Passed viva May 2018 and now working as the ARCH-UK Coordinator based at Stirling University.
Silje-Kristin Jensen: St Andrews University, Marine Scotland and SAMS. Is biotoxin exposure from harmful algae the reason for the decline in harbour seal populations in Scotland? A view through a food chain study. Viva passed February 2015. Now working as an environmental advisor to fish farms in Norway.
Niels Jobsvogt: Aberdeen University. What is the value of the Deep Sea? Measuring changes in ecosystem services for the deep sea. Final submission January 2015. Now in Germany.
Petronella Johansson: Aberdeen University. Characterising dendritic cells in fish.
Daniel Johnston: ERI, UHI: Ecology of black guillemots in relation to marine protected areas and marine renewable energy developments. Submitted Thesis end March 2019.
Georgios Kazanidis: Aberdeen University. Climate change, carbon cycling and ecology of deep-sea ecosystems. Feb2016 – now has 10 month PDRA contract with University of Aberdeen working on Arctic benthos biology. Feb 2017 – now have 3 yr post-doc working on ATLAS project.
Flora Kent: Heriot Watt University. The societal benefits of biogenic structures and their value within MPAs and a Marine Spatial Planning Context. Now working for SNH.
Anna Kintner: St Andrews University and SAMS.Impacts of Hydrozoan Jellyfish on Scottish Mariculture: Ecology and Strategies for Mitigation.
Nicola Lacey, Aberdeen University. Scavenging fauna of the hadal zone. Worked at Marine Scotland before moving to a permenant position with an environmental consultancy.
Joshua Lawrence, Aberdeen University. Studies of cetaceans and their prey; combining passive and active acoustics. Now an acoustic engineer at EMEC Ltd.
Lilian Lieber, Aberdeen University and St Andrews University. The application of molecular ecology and hydroacoustics to understand spatiotemporal patterns of seascape use of a planktivorous shark, the basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus). Passed viva Nov 2015, then joined the research expedition to Chagos before starting work at Queens University Belfast as a post-doc.
Katherina Lefering: Strathclyde University. Characterisation of a Point-Source Integrating Cavity Absorption Meter for applications in optical oceanography. Completed October 2016. Now working as a post-doc at Strathclyde University.
Thomas Linley: Aberdeen University. Novel technology for biological research at hadal depths. Passed viva July 2016. Now working as a post-doc at Newcastle University.
Marlene Lorgan, Aberdeen University. The molecular basis of migrations and life history strategies in Atlantic salmon. Now a Research Fellow at Aberdeen University.
Jen Loxton: Heriot Watt University. The impact of Ocean Acidification on Scottish marine Bryozoa. Passed viva May 2014. Was working as a NERC Research Fellow at UHI, but now moved to University of Edinburgh.
Mairi MacArthur, Glasgow University: Geodiversity and marine biodiversity interactions: enhancing ecosystem service provision on rocky and engineered coasts. Find out more and even more here! Passed viva June 2019. Now a healthy streets officer for Sustrans in London.
Alan MacDonald: Strathclyde University. Modelling the availability of small pelagic fish to birds and marine mammal predators off the east coast of Scotland. Passed viva July 2017. Now working as a Research Assistant at Strathclyde University.
Fiona Macintyre: Aberdeen University. The Development of Underwater Visual Surveys to Support Environmental Monitoring and Fisheries Management. Viva passed December 2014. Worked at Marine Scotland before setting up Greyhope Bay initiative.
Francesca Mancini: Aberdeen University. Managing the wildlife tourism commons. Now working at CEH as a Reearch Assocaite Ecological Modeller.
Matteo Marasco: ERI, UHI. Structure and coherance of flow througha tidally energetic channel measured by HF Radar. Submitted April 2020.
Jenny McLeish: Edinburgh Napier University. Aquatic non-native species: a closer look at their parasite fauna. Passed viva October 2017 and will be working as an aquatic ecologist for Jacobs.
Lauren McWhinnie: HW, ENU & MSS. Developing and testing approaches for Marine Spatial Planning: the case for aquaculture. Passed viva April 2015 and now working in MEOPAR Canada.
Hoa Nguyen Thi Thai: University of Strathclyde: Biogeochemical modeling of fjords and sea lochs. Pased viva November 2020.
Agnes Olin, Strathclyde. Past and future links from climate to kittiwakes via zooplankton and forage fish: a mechanistic model synthesis. Find out more. Passed viva August 2020. Next step is to work as a postdoc in Stockholm working on the spread of sticklebacks in the Baltic Sea.
Joe Onoufriou, University of St Andrews: Effects of tidal turbines on the movements of marine predators in tidally energetic areas. Passed viva January 2020. Now working as a post-doc at SAMS.
Matthew Pace: Glasgow & Strathclyde Universities: Modelling the fishing activity patterns required to meet ecosystem service goals in the Firth of Clyde under changing environmental conditions. Submitted thesis Oct 2020. Passed viva 19/3/21.
Kaitlin Palmer: St Andrews University & MSS. Marine mammal habitat use along the east coast of Scotland using passive acoustic monitoring. Now working as a post-doc at San Diego University.
William Paterson: St Andrews University. The energetic cost of human disturbance to UK seals.
Enrico Pirotta: Aberdeen University and St Andrews University. Assessing the population consequences of disturbances caused by human development on marine mammal populations: a case-study on bottlenose dolphins in the Moray Firth Special Area of Conservation (Scotland). Viva passed February 2015. Now taken up a postdoctoral researcher position with Pr. Leslie New at Washington State University working on the investigation of the cumulative impacts of human disturbances on blue whales and elephant seals.
Heather Ritchie: Aberdeen University. Ecological genomics of hadal amphipods. Now a Research Fellow at Aberdeen University.
Ana Rodriguez, joint student between Heriot Watt & St Andrews: Shellfish restoration: Marine protected areas and built structures. Find out more. Passed viva 22/10/19. Will be with the Eurpean Commission as an intern in the Nature Protection unit of DG Environment from March 2020 for 5 months.
Sally Rouse: SAMS and Heriot Watt University. Understanding benthic productivity on artificial structures: maximising the benefits of marine renewable energy devices. Submitted April 2016. Now working at Marine Scotland Science.
Amy Scott-Murray: Aberdeen University and Marine Scotland. Marine taxonomy in the 21st Century: embracing digital opportunities. Now working as the Manager of the 3D Scanning and Visualisation Laboratory Imaging and Analysis Centre at The Natural History Museum, London.
Ben Scoulding: Aberdeen University. The acoustic properties of mackeral: target strength modelling and field studies. Now employed as a Fisheries Acousticican at CSIRO in Hobart Tasmania.
Hazel Smith: University of Strathclyde: Norway lobster and Hematodinium sp. in the Clyde: modelling the population dynamics of a commercially important parasite-host system. Find out more. Submitted thesis Jan 2021. Passed viva March 2021.
Jenny Stergeon: University of Aberdeen: Spatial demography in a marine top predator: linking spatial distribution with survival and population recruitment in juvenile European Shags.
James Thorburn: Aberdeen University. Movements, areas of importance and sustainability of Scottish Elasmobranchs. Viva passed December 2015. Worked with Heriot Watt University before taking a post with Marine Scotland, and now a PDRA at St Andrews University.
Thitiya Summathed: Aberdeen University. The effects of clinical nutrition on fish immune status and resistance to viral infection.
Alice Tagliati: Heriot Watt University. Ecotoxicology of sunscreen on tropical corals in a changing ocean. Passed viva Oct 2019. Now an environmental fate modeller and risk assessor at Enviresearch.
Ben Taylor: St Andrews University. Restoration of saltmarsh areas subsidised by a clue carbon market. Find out more. Viva passed May 2019. Working with MMO, then moved to IFCA.
Matthew Toberman: SAMS. Thin Surface Layers – New perspectives on ocean mixing and colour.
Kristina Ulrich: Stirling University. Evolution of Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis Virus (IPNV). Passed viva May 2018. Now junior consultant at Arcondis Group.
Nienke Van Geel: SAMS. Understanding Scottish bottlenose dolphin movement patterns: Can visual and acoustic cues be used to ensure that dolphins and construction of marine renewable don’t coincide. Passed viva March 2016. Now a NERC-funded PDRA working on the potential for autonomous systems in long-term environmental monitoring pre- and post-decommissioning.
Kate Wade: St Andrews University. Intertidal ecosystem health and resilience through managed salt-marsh regeneration. Viva scheduled for March 2018. Now working for JNCC.
Matthew Wale: Edinburgh Napier University. Effects of underwater sound on aquatic invertebrates. Passed viva October 2017. Now working as PDRA at ENU.
Kamila Walicka: SAMS. Impacts of basin scale forcing on the circulation of the Faroe Shetland Channel. CXC studentship. Passed viva November 2018.
Chad Widmer: St Andrews University & SAMS. Effects of climate variability on benthic life history stages of some commercially significant jellyfish from British waters. Passed viva October 2014. Now working in the US.
Laura Williamson: Aberdeen University. Spatio-temporal variation in harbour porpoise distribution and activity.Passed viva 2018. Working as a research analyst at Ocean Science Consulting Ltd.
Robert Wilson: Strathclyde University. Spatial Modelling of Marine Zooplankton Population Dynamics. Passed viva October 2015. Now working as a postdoc at Strathclyde University.
Joanna Wilson: Stirling University. Investigation into the genetic origin of Mytilus species spat circulating in Scottish aquaculture.
Deborah Wood: Stirling University. Linking carbon and iron cycles by investigating transport, fate and mineralogy of iron-bearing colloids from peat-draining rivers – Scotland as a model for high latitude rivers. Passed viva March 2020.
Koji Yamamoto: University of Stirling: Targeting surveillance in Scottish aquaculture using reported mortality and transmission network structure to minimise impacts of infectious diseases.