Uncovering Deep-Sea Biodiversity

As less than 1% of the deep ocean has been seen by humankind, much of my research characterises what species live where, why they live there, how they interact with each other, and what function they play. This may seem simple but this fundamental knowledge is of the utmost importance as it forms the baseline against which all changes are weighed. You can’t effectively protect what you don’t know or manage what you don’t understand.

I’ve worked on most deep-sea habitats including hydrothermal vents, seamounts, abyssal plains, methane seeps, and wood and whale falls. A full list of my publications can be found here and be sure to check out the section on research expeditions for more information.