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Centre for

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.


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Main CMBB Supervisor (s)



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Marwa Mohammed AlGhanem

Investigation of the biodiversity and ecology of encrusting epifauna associated with bivalve molluscs

Bill Sanderson

Joanne Porter

Dan Harries

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 Naif Ashri

The Ecotoxicology of Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) in Marine Sediments

Mark Hartl



Laurence De Clippele

Integrated ecological and geophysical mapping of cold-water coral habitats





Laura Duran

Evaluating the resilience of sea surface and deepwater systems to recover from oil spills in the Faroe-Shetland Channel


 Tony Gutierrez


Kerstin Forsberg

Biological, fisheries and socio-economic assessment of three species of sharks and mobula rays in Peru

Hamish Mair

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Zuzanna Gajda-Meissner

Toxicity of engineered nanomaterials to selected aquatic species

Teresa Fernandes

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Rebecca Grieve

Impact of hydrodynamic change associated with marine renewable installation on species of conservation importance

Bill Sanderson


Corin Liddle

 Nanomaterial fate, transport, behaviour and bioavailability/toxicity in the Environment

Teresa Fernandes

Clara Mackenzie

Clara Mackenzie

Vulnerability of Modiolus reefs to climate change: from mechanisms to management strategies

Joanne Porter

Bill Sanderson


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Marine microbial response to oil pollution in future ocean conditions.

Tony Gutierrez

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Danai Patsiou

Ecotoxicity of engineered nanomaterials in zebrafish

Ted Henry

Teresa Fernandes

Valentina Riccotone

 Valentina Ricottone

Ecotoxicity of selected nanomaterials to benthic freshwater invertebrates

Teresa Fernandes

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David Robinson

David Robinson

Biology of top marine predators in the Indian Ocean

Hamish Mair 

Rupert Ormond

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Ana Rodriguez Perez

European oyster (Ostrea edulis) restoration: marine protected areas and built structures





 Bill Sanderson

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Kevin Scott

Understanding the biology of Cancer pagurus in relation to fisheries and human impact

Alastair Lyndon




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Johanne Vad

Environmental assessment of deep-water sponge fiedls in relation to oil and gas activity: a west of Shetland case study

 Murray Roberts