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Dr. Robert Mrowicki (supervised with Prof. Christine Maggs), PhD student, supported by DEL (Department for Employment and Learning). 'Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning relationships: the importance of environmental context'. Now postdoctoral researcher at National History Museum, London.


Dr. Siobhan Vye (supervised with Prof. Jaimie Dick and Prof. Mark Emmerson), PhD student, supported by DEL (Department for Employment and Learning). 'Disentangling the effects of multiple anthropogenic stressors on marine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning'. Now project officer (Capturing our Coast) and postdoctoral researcher at Bangor University.


Dr. Julia Calderwood (supervised with Dr. Dai Roberts and Dr. Julia Sigwart), postgraduate student, supported by the EU's INTERREG IVA Programme, the Department of the Environment (Northern Ireland), the Department of Communities Heritage and Local Government (Ireland) and the Lough's Agency via IBIS. 'Developing science-based management strategies for improving yield of mussels in benthic cultivation'. Now Scientific Technical Officer (disgard mitigation) at the Marine Institute.


Dr. Nadescha Zwerschke (supervised with Dr. Dai Roberts and Prof. Mark Emmerson), PhD student, supported by the EU's INTERREG IVA Programme, the Department of the Environment (Northern Ireland), the Department of Communities Heritage and Local Government (Ireland) and the Lough's Agency via IBIS. 'Impacts of the natural spread of non-native oysters and interactions with native oysters'. Now Marine Biologist at the British Antarctic Survey.


Dr. Camilla Bertolini (supervised with Prof. Ian Montgomery), PhD student, supported by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency and the School of Biological Sciences. ‘Disentangling the effects of habitat complexity on soft-sediment mussel reefs formation and their functioning’. Now a Postdoctoral Researcher at NIOZ (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research).


Dr. Lydia White (supervised with Dr Ian Donohue and Prof Mark Emmerson), PhD student, supported by DEL (Department for Employment and Learning). Now a Postdoctoral Researcher at CNRS / Sorbonne Université, Station Biologique de Roscoff, France.


Dr. Billy Hunter, Leverhulme Fellow, Extinction, ecosystem structure and carbon cycling in coastal sediments. Now a lecturer at the University of Ulster.


Dr. Justin Lathlean, Research Fellow, for Marine Ecosystems Research Programme. Now a lecturer at the University of New South Wales, Australia.


Dr. Nate Geraldi, Research Fellow, for NI EA Modiolus Restoration and the Marine Ecosystems Research Programme (NERC/ DEFRA). Now at a Research Scientist at KAUST, Saudi Arabia.


Dr. Carl Reddin (co-supervised with Dr. John Bothwell and Prof. Christine Maggs), PhD student, supported by DEL (Department for Employment and Learning). 'The influence of biotic factors on patterns of coastal biodiversity'. Now postdoctoral researcher Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.


Dr. Mhairi Alexander (co-supervised with Prof. Jaimie Dick), PhD student, supported by DEL (Department for Employment and Learning). 'Predator-prey interactions in marine intertidal habitats: Functional responses of the amphipd Echinogammarus marinus '. Now a Lecturer at the University of the West of Scotland.


Dr. Lydia Bach (co-supervised with Prof. Mark Emmerson), postgraduate student, supported by NERC as part of the CBESS project and DEL (Department for Employment and Learning). 'Scaling coastal biodiversity and ecosystem services in intertidal food webs'.


Dr. Carolyn (Cass) Bromley (co-supervised with Dr. Dai Roberts and Dr. Julia Sigwart), postgraduate student, supported by the EU's INTERREG IVA Programme, the Department of the Environment (Northern Ireland), the Department of Communities Heritage and Local Government (Ireland) and the Lough's Agency via IBIS. 'Developing science-based management strategies for environmental and commercial sustainability of native oysters'.


Dr. Rebecca Kyle (co-supervised with Dr. Dai Roberts and Dr. Neil Reid), postgraduate student, supported by NI EA (Northern Ireland Environment Agency) and DEL (Department for Employment and Learning). 'Assessing the vulnerabilities of early life stages of Margaritifera margaritifera with respect to ex situ conservation'.


Dr. Caroline Magill (co-supervised with Prof. Christine Maggs), PhD student, supported by DEL (Department for Employment and Learning). 'Enhancing the commercial value of seaweeds using ecophysiological approaches'.