Dr Ronan Roche

Research Fellow

Contact info

Room: 3rd Floor Marine Centre Wales    Phone: 01248 383972

E-mail: r.roche@bangor.ac.uk

Web: Twitter; Google Scholar; ResearchGate

I am a Research Fellow at the Center for Applied Marine Sciences, with a broad background in marine ecology, environmental geochemistry, and social/anthropological research, and specific training and expertise in environmental sampling and data analysis. I utilize a multi-disciplinary approach to address pressing environmental questions, and have a strong record of professional collaboration with industry and NGOs.

Research Areas

Marine Conservation and Resource Management

Marine Ecology



  1. Article › Research › Peer-reviewed
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    Coral bleaching and mortality in the Chagos Archipelago to 2017

    Sheppard, C., Sheppard, A., Mogg, A., Bayley, D., Dempsey, A. C., Roche, R., Turner, J. & Purkis, S., Nov 2017, In : Atoll Research Bulletin . 613, 613, p. 1 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Coral bleaching impacts from back-to-back 2015–2016 thermal anomalies in the remote central Indian Ocean

    Head, C. E. I., Bayley, D. T. I., Rowlands, G., Roche, R. C., Tickler, D. M., Rogers, A. D., Koldewey, H., Turner, J. R. & Andradi-Brown, D. A., 1 Aug 2019, In : Coral Reefs. 38, 4, p. 605-618

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    First record of coralline fungal disease (CFD) in the Indian Ocean

    Williams, G., Roche, R. & Turner, J., 4 Jun 2018, In : Coral Reefs. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00338-018-1704-z , 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Localized outbreaks of Acanthaster planci at an isolated and unpopulated reef atoll in the Chagos Archipelago

    Roche, R. C., Pratchett, M. S., Carr, P., Turner, J. R., Wagner, D., Head, C. & Sheppard, C. R., 23 Jul 2015, In : Marine Biology. 162, 8, p. 1695-1704

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Mid-Holocene sea surface conditions and riverine influence on the inshore Great Barrier Reef.

    Roche, R. C., Perry, C. T., Smithers, S. G., Leng, M. J., Grove, C. A., Sloane, H. J. & Unsworth, C. E., 5 Jun 2014, In : Holocene. 24, 8, p. 885-897

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Patterns in reef fish assesmblages: insights from the Chagos Archipelago

    Samoilys, M., Roche, R., Koldewey, H. & Turner, J., 19 Jan 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 1, e0191448.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Recreational Diving Impacts on Coral Reefs and the Adoption of Environmentally Responsible Practices within the SCUBA Diving Industry

    Roche, R., Harvey, C. V., Harvey, J. J., Kavanagh, A. P., McDonald, M., Stein-Rostaing, V. R. & Turner, J., 1 Jul 2016, In : Environmental Management. 58, 1, p. 107-116

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Recreational vessels as a vector for marine non-natives: developing biosecurity measures and managing risk through an in-water encapsulation system

    Roche, R. C., Monnington, J. M., Newstead, R. G., Sambrook, K., Griffith, K., Holt, R. H. & Jenkins, S. R., 5 Dec 2014, In : Hydrobiologia. 750, 1, p. 187-199

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Research priorities for assessing potential impacts of emerging marine renewable energy technologies: Insights from developments in Wales (UK)

    Roche, RC., Walker-Springett, K., Robins, PE., Jones, J., Veneruso, G., Whitton, TA., Piano, M., Ward, SL., Duce, CE., Waggitt, JJ., Walker-Springett, G., Neill, S., Lewis, M. & King, J., 1 Dec 2016, In : Renewable Energy. 99, December, p. 1327-1341 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    The atmospheric carbon sequestration potential of man-made tidal lagoons

    Piano, M., Papadimitriou, S., Roche, R., Bowers, D., Kennedy, D. & Kennedy, H., 15 Jun 2019, In : Continental Shelf Research. p. 90-102

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Towards Developing a Mechanistic Understanding of Coral Reef Resilience to Thermal Stress Across Multiple Scales

    Roche, R., Williams, G. & Turner, J., Mar 2018, In : Current Climate Change Reports. 4, 1, p. 51-64 D 87.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle