Research services we can provide

SAHFOS offers a broad range of skills and expertise, from genes to entire marine systems. We use a variety of approaches, from the most conceptual (ecological theories) to the most practical (laboratory-based experimentation). These include:

  1. Expertise in ecology, macroecology and marine environmental change
  • Provide robust and sensitive indicators of environmental changes
  • Offer expertise in time-series analysis and interpretation of climate change impacts, phenology, regime shifts, biodiversity and invasive species

  1. Numerical data analysis and modelling
  • Expertise in creating, managing and processing large geospatial databases
  • Expertise in species distribution and biodiversity modelling

  1. Molecular techniques and physiological experimentation
  • Expertise in morphological and molecular analysis of plankton specimens, including preserved archival samples that pose a challenge to molecular analysis
  • Expertise in bioinformatics analysis of next generation sequencing metagenetic datasets from marine environmental samples
  • Expertise in laboratory-based experimentation, e.g. zooplankton respiration and egg production rates

  1. Plankton taxonomy (morphological and molecular) expertise
  • Phytoplankton and zooplankton
  • Including organisms such as bacteria and gelatinous zooplankton, and viruses
  • Harmful organisms from pathogenic eukaryotes to harmful algae

  1. Knowledge exchange
  • Preparation of environmental assessments using historic datasets
  • Development of appropriate planktonic indicators
  • Report writing for governmental bodies, NGOs and companies
  • Facilitating the application of science in response to specific targeted questions (e.g. for policy/environmental assessments etc.)

Please contact us if you would like to discuss any of the services listed above further.

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