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Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology

From the shoreline to the deep ocean, tackling issues from pure ecology
and physiology to aquaculture, marine spatial planning and conservation.

Latest CMBB paper: Natural marine bacteria as model organisms for the hazard-assessment of consumer products containing sliver nanoparticles [link]
Latest CMBB paper: Microplastics contamination in intertidal sediments of Scapa Flow, Orkney: A first assessment [Link]
Laurence De Clippele successfully defends her PhD Laurence's Project: Integrated ecological and geophysical mapping of cold-water coral habitats. A collabration between British Gelogical Survey, National Oceanograhy Centre, Heriot-Watt (CMBB) and University of Edinburgh.
MSc alumnus career update: Ander de Lezea (MRDP2008). Following graduation from Heriot-Watt, Ander went on to complete a PhD and a Post Doc in South Africa and has now securrred a Senior Lecturer position in the Blue Economy Research Institute at the University of Setchelles.http://www.unisey.ac.sc/research-consultancy/blue-economy-research-institute  
Cara Duncan, MSc in Marine Biodiversity & Biotechnology (2015) and now a Green Fisheries Strategist with the Orkney Fisheries Association writes in The Orkney News about her involvmentin the Orkney Green Fisheries Strategy.https://theorkneynews.scot/2017/06/23/developing-green-fishing-options-for-orkney/