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Case Study 1: Dr Bill Langston (MBA Associate Fellow)

Case Study 2: Dr John Bishop (MBA Associate Fellow)

Case Study 3: Dr Nova Mieszkowska (MBA Fellow)


Case Study 1: Dr Bill Langston (MBA Associate Fellow)

Dr Langston is the Head of the Ecotoxicology Laboratory at the MBA. He investigates the impact of human acitivity on aquatic ecosystems. 

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The biological indicators pictured above are used to study the uptake of pollutants. © Bill Langston.

 

The study of biological effects includes examining the impact on the gender of marine life, such as the feminisation of male clams. © Bill Langston.

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Case Study 2: Dr John Bishop (MBA Associate Fellow)

Dr Bishop is the Principal Investigator of the Bishop Group. The Bishop Group focuses on the ecology, reproduction and development of 'sessile' animals - those that, as adults, live permanently attached to a solid surface; examples include, barnacles, corals and oysters.

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Stowaways on a ship's hull. © John Bishop.

 

The non-native Trumpet Tube Worm on a boat fender (bumper). © John Bishop.

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Case Study 3: Dr Nova Mieszkowska (MBA Fellow)

Dr Mieszkowska's team investigate the impact of climate change, ocean acidification and various other stressors on coastal marine species and ecosystems. The data collected by the Mieszkowska Laboratory provides vital information for government policy makers in relation to marine conservation.

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Padstow Lifeboat Station, Cornwall, UK. © Nova Mieszkowska.

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