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Theses/Dissertations from 2024

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An assessment of the environmental impact and economic viability of a UK based Scallop Farm, David Cox

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A preliminary integrated-taxonomic review of a staphylinid genus (Anotylus Thomson 1859) of the Área de Conservaciόn Guanacaste, Costa Rica., Keelan Underwood

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Ecosystem-Scale Patterns in the Diversity, Seasonal Dynamics and Physiology of Antagonistic Diatom-Bacteria Interactions in the Western English Channel, Laura Branscombe

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Identifying and quantifying pelagic organisms around seamounts, atolls, and islands in the Chagos Archipelago in relation to local oceanographic processes, Dannielle Sophie Eager

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Intraspecific differences in the metabolic response of amphipods to elevated CO2 and hypoxia, Emma Ingrid Zandt

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MAPPING THE ‘PARTICLESCAPE’: DIVERSITY AND ACTIVITY OF MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATED WITH PARTICLES IN THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT., Cordelia Roberts

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Nuanced impacts and social perceptions of alpine newts Ichthyosaura alpestris in the UK, Alexandra North

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Physical Drivers of Ecosystem Change Throughout the Tropical Indian Ocean, Ted Robinson

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Population genetics of green (Chelonia mydas) and hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) in Grenada, West Indies, Naomi Westlake

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The behavioural response of captive M. nigra and C. capucinus to a novel cooperative enrichment device at Newquay Zoo, Julia Sullivan

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The challenge of securing future food production for aquaculture species under environmental change: enhancing physiological performance under environmental stress, Ahmed Salama Ali Abbas

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The impacts of Crassula helmsii on Northwest European freshwater macroinvertebrates, Samuel Tasker

Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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Assessing the effect of temperate MPAs on elasmobranch communities, Chloe Renn

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Assessing the efficacy of a novel galactooligosaccharide to promote fish health and robustness, Lucy May Sykes

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Does Connectivity with Nature Alter Consumer Behaviour? Linking Ocean Connectedness and Consumer Views on Single-Use Packaging, Sohvi Katariina Nuojua

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ECOLOGICAL AND OCEANOGRAPHIC INTERACTIONS OF AN OFFSHORE LONGLINE MUSSEL FARM, Llucia Mascorda-Cabre

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Investigating the diversity and distribution of Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems in the Chagos Archipelago, Clara Diaz

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Management of Non-Indigenous Species in the Mediterranean Sea with an Emphasis on Lionfish (Pterois miles), Periklis Kleitou

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Metabolism, Swimming Performance, and a Behavioural Syndrome in Schoolmaster Snapper (Lutjanus apodus), Peter Malorey

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Microplastic ingestion in invertebrates within rockpool communities, Abigail Outred

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Nutrient Input in the Chagos Archipelago - the Controlling Mechanisms of Chlorophyll-a Distribution, Harvey Cairns

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Parental effects of social density on mating behaviour, reproductive success, and longevity, Shaun Rowlands

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Personality and Parental Care in the Corkwing Wrasse (Symphodus melops), Benjamin Ellis

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Phenomics: An integrative approach to Comparative Developmental Physiology, James McCoy

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PLEISTOCENE DEPOSITIONAL ENVIRONMENTS ON THE EASTERN ROSS SEA CONTINENTAL SLOPE, ANTARCTICA, Maxine Valentina King

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The effects of husbandry on reproductive output and behaviour in captive saddle-billed storks (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis), Arlin Douglas Slater

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The influence of migratory distance on Atlantic salmon Salmo salar population responses to interannual variation in sea surface temperature., Joshua Cook

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The macroinvertebrate fauna of augmented river gravels: community composition and function, Benjamin James Green

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The Role of Circadian Entrainment in Rice Blast Disease, Ciaran Griffin

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Towards the Validation of Novel Cognitive and Physiological Indicators of Affective State in Horses (Equus caballus), Sarah Kappel

Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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A biologically meaningful evaluation of phenological responses to climate change, Nicola Mansfield

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An Interdisciplinary Assessment of the Mud Crab Scylla serrata as a Sustainable Livelihood Resource in Southwest India, Elina Apine

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A Phenotypic and Genomic Investigation of the Identity and Variation in the European Dark Bee (Apis mellifera mellifera), Victoria G. Buswell

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A socio-economic and ecological approach to informing sustainable marine management in Jersey, Channel Islands, Samantha Robyn Blampied

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A STEP TOWARDS AUTOMATING REAL-TIME COLLECTION OF ECOLOGICAL DATA ON OBSERVATIONAL PLATFORMS : A PILOT STUDY ON DEEP-SEA BENTHIC SPECIES Syringammina fragilissima, Erin Browne

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Can short interfering RNA (siRNA) be used as a species specific insecticide., Trevor Grigg

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Can you see me, or can you smell me? An investigation into information transfer in Betta splendens, Alex Daniel Lynch

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Ecological studies of the South Atlantic deep sea to inform sustainable management, Amelia Bridges

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Evaluating The Bude Water Vole Reintroduction Project And The Factors Which Determined The Successes And Failures, Teagen Louise Hill

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EVALUATION OF THE ANTICANCER AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY POTENTIAL OF THE BROWN SEAWEED CYSTOSEIRA, Ahmad A Farag Mansur

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Intraspecific variability in thermal tolerance across environmental temperature gradients in the intertidal periwinkle Littorina saxatilis, Christopher Patrick Dwane

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Investigating the microbiota associated with maerl beds located in the Fal estuary, Cornwall, Anthony Scales

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Snake Community Ecology And Conservation In Cusuco National Park, Honduras, George Lonsdale

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Synergistic effects of a domestic (Thiacloprid based) neonicotinoid pesticide and Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium fertiliser on common earthworms (Lumbricus terrestris)., Tristan Holmes

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The Application of Habitat Suitability Modelling to Mapping VME Distribution in the Deep Sea to Inform Spatial Management, Kyran Graves

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The Ecological and Social Effects of Open Ocean Mussel Farming, Danielle Bridger

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The genetic diversity and distribution of two endangered pit vipers (Bothriechis marchi and Cerrophidion wilsoni) within Cusuco National Park, Honduras, Debbie Starbuck

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THE POTENTIAL IMPACT OF MACROALGAL GENERATED HYDROGEN PEROXIDE LEVELS ON CO-OCCURRING ORGANISM IN ROCK POOLS, Agapery Yoane Pattinasarany

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE SOCIAL INTERACTION AND DEMONSTRATION OF PREFERENCE FOR LOCATION OF COWS IN A COMMERCIAL DAIRY HERD., Joanne Vincent

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Assessing How Understory Plant and Pollinator Interactions are Affected by Differing Canopy Phenologies, Jack Everatt

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Deep-sea discovery - mining marine environments for novel biologics., Poppy Jessica Hesketh-Best

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Disentangling the roles of social and physical environment in driving reproductive plasticity, Emily Rose Churchill

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Distribution ecology of the harpy eagle: spatial patterns and processes to direct conservation planning, Luke James Sutton

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Do abiotic environmental drivers disrupt the biotic response of marine larvae?, Stanley Butt

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DRIVERS AND DYNAMICS OF COMMERCIAL CORAL-REEF FISHERIES FOOTPRINT EXPANSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR STOCKS, ECOSYSTEMS, AND SOCIETIES, Javier Cuetos Bueno

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Effects of dietary additives on growth performance, immunity and mucosal barrier defences of salmonids, Nicola Pontefract

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Estimating the background error for variational data assimilation of an ocean model using a binless analysis of innovations, Lewis William Lloyd Sampson

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Mechanisms of movement in meroplankton: A primer for dispersal, Molly Kendall James

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Ocean acidification and carbon limitation affect photosynthetic capacity of the seagrass (Amphibolis antarctica) and its calcifying epiphytes, Daniel Grove

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PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT IN ZOO-HOUSED SIAMANG GIBBONS AND SULAWESI MACAQUES., Lewis James Rowden

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The Ecology and Distribution of European Bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) in inshore and coastal waters of the U.K., Thomas Stamp

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The Effectiveness of Partially Protected Marine Areas for Ecosystem Based Management, Bede Ffinian Rowe Davies

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THE EFFECTS OF HOUSING SYSTEMS AND PROVISION OF MAIZE SILAGE ON PIG PERFORMANCE AND PORK MEAT QUALITY, Nicholas Purdue

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The Importance of knowledge exchange as a method to help farmers transition to sustainable farming methods and mitigate climate change., Rebecca Willson

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The role of environmental temperature in immunocompetence and disease susceptibility in bivalves, George Mason

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Wave and Tide Influence on Headland Bypassing and Shelf Scale Sand Transport, Erin Victoria King

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Advanced Methods for Numerical Modelling of Regional Seas, Diego Bruciaferri

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APPLICATION OF AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLES TO THE STUDY OF DEEP-SEA BENTHIC ECOLOGY, Nils Piechaud

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Assessing The Impacts Of Metals And Radionuclides On Marine Mussels: Proteomics And Ecotoxicological Approaches, Charlotte Crowther

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Coastal embayment rotation; morphological response to bi-directional wave climates and atmospheric forcing, Mark Wiggins

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Ecological Studies of an Abyssal Nodule Province to Inform the Management of Deep-sea Mining, Kirsty Alexandra McQuaid

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EFFECT OF ENVIRONMENTAL TEMPERATURE ON ASPECTS OF THE DEVELOPMENTAL ECOPHYSIOLOGY OF THE SEMI-TERRESTRIAL AMPHIPOD ORCHESTIA GAMMARELLUS, Ellen Tully

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Lab-scale bioremediation technology: the development of environmental biotechnology for the ex situ bioremediation of cadmium-contaminated freshwater, Nadia Jebril

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Role of aspect in terrestrial and intertidal distributional patterns, and ecological processes, Axelle Amstutz

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The effects of thermal acclimation on hypoxia thresholds: an integrative approach, Michael Hinton Collins

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The evaluation of functional feeds additives in commercial conditions with the pacific white leg shrimp, Kurt Servin

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The Optimisation of cultivation conditions for Basil (Ocimum sp. L) production in multi-tier hydroponics and the role of light quality in the enhancement of growth and quality, Mohammed Aldarkazali

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Applying long temporal scale plankton data to marine strategy development under climate change, Jacob Bedford

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Assessing the exposure and behavioural response of grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) to shipping noise, Leah Trigg

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A two-fold study of equine weaning practices and behaviours displayed following mare removal, Catherine McMeeking

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Behavioural and ecophysiological responses of marine benthos to ocean acidification and warming, Ee Zin Ong

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Bioturbation in estuarine sediments: modelling macrofauna-mediated oxygen dynamics, Xiaoyu Fang

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Bioturbation in estuarine sediments: modelling macrofauna-mediated oxygen dynamics, Xiaoyu Fang

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Can we distinguish eustress from distress in marine mammals? Trade-offs in expression of molecular stress markers and consequences for cell damage and whole-animal fitness measures in grey seals (Halichoerus grypus), Holly Clare Armstrong

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DEVELOPMENT OF AUTOCHTHONOUS PROBIOTIC CANDIDATES FOR TILAPIA AQUACULTURE, Rungtawan Yomla

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Disease Ecology of Two Emerging Amphibian Pathogens in Costa Rica, Felicity Jennifer Wynne

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Driven to distraction? Behavioural impacts of anthropogenic noise on the European hermit crab Pagurus bernhardus from individual to group level, Svenja Tidau

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Home range impacts of cattle and pony grazing on a lowland east Devon Pebblebed Heath, Philippa Ingle

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Human impacts on oligotrophic marine ecosystems: case studies from Cyprus, Mediterranean Sea, Demetris Kletou

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MARINE INVASIVE SPECIES: FLUORESCENCE APPLICATIONS FOR BALLAST WATER REGULATORY COMPLIANCE AND USE OF FRESHWATER AS A BIOSECURITY TOOL FOR BIOFOULING, Maria Cecilia Trindade de Castro

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Microplastic abundance, distribution and composition in the Atlantic and Arctic oceans, La Daana Kanhai

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Phaeovirus Infections in Kelp, Dean Andrew McKeown

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Sediment exchange between the beach and the inner shelf, Nieves Valiente

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The Dietary Bioaccumulation and Detection of Engineered Nanosilver in Fish, Nathaniel Clark

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The effect of ionising radiation on mussels, Emily Vernon

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The Sensitivity of Marginally Stratified Shelf Sea Fronts to Turbulent Mixing Processes, Marcus Zanacchi

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THE SOURCES AND FATE OF PLASTIC ENTERING THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT, Imogen Napper

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Antibacterial Properties of TiO2 Nanotubes coated with nano-ZnO and nano-Ag, Urvashi Fowdar Gunputh

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Consumer willingness to pay and economic viability of speciality milk products, Andrew Jones

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Development of probiotics for the sustainable cultivation of pirarucu, Arapaima gigas, Gabriella do Vale Pereira