Prof Stuart Jenkins

Professor in Marine Biology

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Room: 404 Westbury Mount      Phone: 01248 382896

E-mail: s.jenkins@bangor.ac.uk

Web: www.stuartjenkins.net;    Google Scholar;     ResearchGate

I graduated in Zoology from Cambridge University in 1990 and undertook my PhD in intertidal ecology at Port Erin Marine Laboratory, on the Isle of Man between 1991 and 1995. I remained at Port Erin for a further 6 years, undertaking two post-doctoral research posts, the first, within the EUROROCK project, addressing ecological questions on intertidal rocky shores over a European scale and the second, examining the impacts of demersal fishing techniques on benthic communities. In 2001 I was appointed a Research Fellow at the Marine Biological Association where I developed a research group in experimental benthic ecology. In 2007 I moved to the School of Ocean Sciences, in 2009 was appointed Reader in Marine Ecology and was awarded a personal chair in 2015.

I am an experimental benthic ecologist and over the past 25 years I have addressed questions in both fundamental and applied ecology in intertidal and shallow sub-littoral habitats.  Particular areas of interest include: the transport, supply and recruitment dynamics of benthic invertebrate larvae; the role of ecosystem engineers and key herbivores in intertidal systems and the generality of their effects over large geographic scales; the role of biodiversity in marine systems; the ecology of non native species and practical biosecurity interventions; anthropogenic impacts in the marine environment.   I take an empirical approach using a combination of field / mesocosm experiments  and long term surveys.  

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Contact Info

Room: 404 Westbury Mount      Phone: 01248 382896

E-mail: s.jenkins@bangor.ac.uk

Web: www.stuartjenkins.net;    Google Scholar;     ResearchGate

I graduated in Zoology from Cambridge University in 1990 and undertook my PhD in intertidal ecology at Port Erin Marine Laboratory, on the Isle of Man between 1991 and 1995. I remained at Port Erin for a further 6 years, undertaking two post-doctoral research posts, the first, within the EUROROCK project, addressing ecological questions on intertidal rocky shores over a European scale and the second, examining the impacts of demersal fishing techniques on benthic communities. In 2001 I was appointed a Research Fellow at the Marine Biological Association where I developed a research group in experimental benthic ecology. In 2007 I moved to the School of Ocean Sciences, in 2009 was appointed Reader in Marine Ecology and was awarded a personal chair in 2015.

I am an experimental benthic ecologist and over the past 25 years I have addressed questions in both fundamental and applied ecology in intertidal and shallow sub-littoral habitats.  Particular areas of interest include: the transport, supply and recruitment dynamics of benthic invertebrate larvae; the role of ecosystem engineers and key herbivores in intertidal systems and the generality of their effects over large geographic scales; the role of biodiversity in marine systems; the ecology of non native species and practical biosecurity interventions; anthropogenic impacts in the marine environment.   I take an empirical approach using a combination of field / mesocosm experiments  and long term surveys.  

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Overview

Grant Awards and Projects

International

Newton Fund- Institutional Links Award with British Council and FAPESP, Brazil Jenkins SR, Christofoletti RA, St. John FAV, Martins F.  Coastal biodiversity and public policies: methodologies and actions to integrate stakeholders.  £120k April 2017-March 2019

 

FAPESP, Brazil Christofoletti, RA; Jenkins, SR; Ciotti, AM; Burrows, MT. The strength of ecological interactions and environmental mediation at coastal ecosystems £45k. August 2017-July 2019

 

INTERREG Ireland-Wales Programme 2014-2020 Ironside et al (Jenkins SR Lead Bangor PI) ECOSTRUCTURE: climate change adaptation through ecologically sensitive coastal infrastructure £3.5 Million (£774k to Bangor). June 2017- November 2020

 

FAPESP, Brazil Dias GM International collaborators: Jenkins SR and Griffith KM Consequences of the modifications caused by recreational marinas on coastal environments for marine sessile organisms.  December 2016- December 2018

 

Bangor University –FAPESP Brazil Partnership  Dias GM, Griffith KM, Jenkins SR The importance of large-scale variation and predation pressure on the organization of marine sessile communities  £9500  April 2016-March 2018

 

British Council-FAPESP-Researcher Links Workshop.  Jenkins SR, Christofoletti RA Global change in coastal marine ecosystems £40,000 March 2015

 

CNPq, Brazil  López  MS and  Flores G £18,000  (Jenkins SR-Overseas collaborator) Assessment of the persistence of the invasive bivalve Isognomon bicolor after its mass mortality on the SE coast of Brazil: distribution, abundance and re-colonization of intertidal rocky shores.  July 2014- June 2015.

 

FAPESP, Brazil Visiting Researcher, Jenkins SR £32000 January 2014-August 2014

 

Bangor University –FAPESP Brazil Partnership Jenkins SR, Ciotti AM, Christofoletti R £9300 Integration of marine ecological processes at multiple spatial scales in the Brazilian coastal zone August 2013-July 2015

 

Chile: National Fund for Scientific & Technological Development (FONDECYT) Aguilera M £98,000 (Jenkins SR – Overseas Collaborator)  Functional redundancy and limiting similarity: regional compensation and coexistence in a biogeographic transition zone.  2012-2015

 

CNPq, Brazil de Souza SAC and Jenkins SR £35,000 Community and ecosystem level consequences of changes in consumer identity in a changing marine environment.  July 2012- June 2013

 

FAPESP, Brazil  López  MS and Jenkins SR £40,000 Risk allocation hypotheses and trophic cascades: the effect of variable risk predation environments on the feeding behavior of the herbivorous Littorina obtusata and the induced defenses of the macroalgae Ascophyllum nodosum.  July 2012- June 2013.

 

CNPqBrazil(Process 475681/2011-8). RA Christofoletti, SR Jenkins, MT Burrows and AM Ciotti. US$ 25,000. Balance of top-down and bottom up processes regulating a prey-predator system on intertidal rocky shores: an interhemispheric comparison. 2012-2013

 

Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia, Portugal. Martins GM, Jenkins SR, Matthias M £75000 Effects of habitat destruction on marine benthic metacommunities: a multi habitat study.  January 2012 to December 2013

 

Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia, Portugal.  Martins GM (In association with Jenkins SR, Arenas F) Post-doctoral fellowship:  Effects of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning: a contrast between oceanic isolated islands and the adjacent continental mass.

 

INTERREG 4a EU: Ireland Wales programme Malham, Jenkins SR et al £630,000 SUSFISH: Shellfish productivity in the Irish Sea: working towards a sustainable future.  2009-2013

 

Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia, Portugal Jenkins SR and Martins GM £13,000 Environmental mediation of biodiversity-ecosystem function relationships in the marine environment. September 2004

 

MARBEF Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning Network of Excellence, Responsive Mode Project BIOFUSE £22,000 to the MBA. March 2005

 

NSF CORONA Network £2100 Jenkins SR Travel and subsistence for meetings in Maine USA (August 2002), Reykjavik, Iceland (August 2003), and Roscoff (July 2005) 

 

 

UK

 

WEFO: Ser Cymru II Fellowship to Davies TW in association with Jenkins SR Artificial Light Impacts on the Encroachment of Invasive Species (ALIENS)  £171k Oct 17- Sept 20

 

Natural Resources Wales Jenkins SR and Roche R  Development of a novel in-water quarantine system as part of a Welsh biosecurity plan for marine non native species.  £21k June 2016- March 2017

 

NERC (UK-Chile collaborative grant) UK: Scourse J, Jenkins SR, Richardson CA; Chile: Brante A, Camus P, Urzua A, Tellier F. Impacts of deglaciation on benthic marine ecosystems in Antarctica (445k to Bangor) October 2016- September 2019

 

Heritage Lottery Fund  Delany J, Jenkins SR et al Capturing Our Coast £1.7 million (£250k to Bangor) October 2015 to September 2018

 

Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture, Isle of Man. Kaiser M, Hiddink J, Jenkins SR, McCVarthy I, £600k Independent Fisheries Science Advice  2015-2018

 

Natural Resources Wales Jenkins SR, Roche R, Griffith KM  £20,000 Development of a Welsh biosecurity plan for marine non native species through practical implementation of a novel quarantine system. November 2014-March 2015

 

Welsh Government NRN-LCEE research cluster  Skov M, Jenkins SR et al (includes Swansea, Cardiff and Plymouth)- £568 (£284 to Bangor) RESILCOAST – Integrating ecosystem resilience into coastal planning for the persistence of natural flood protection and wetland ecosystem services April 2015- March 2019

 

Natural Resources Wales Jenkins SR and Griffith KM, £35,000 Wales Marine Non-Native Species Inshore Monitoring Network.  2013-15

 

Natural Resources Wales/Welsh Government Ecosystem Resilience and Diversity Fund Davies, Jenkins SR , Neill S & Robins P. The reproduction and connectivity of Sabellaria alveolata reefs within Wales £82,500

KESS MRes Studentship with industrial partner NRW. Daves A, Jenkins SR, Brazier P Training grant to support MRes student to study the flow fields created by S. alveolata £36,000. 2013-14

CCW and Welsh Government   Ecosystem Resilience and Diversity Fund. Davies A, Jenkins SR, and  Baas J £45,000 Function and restoration of Sabellaria alveolata reefs 2012

Santander Mobility Scholarship for Brazil research trip Jenkins SR £700 July 2012

 

Countryside Council for Wales  Jenkins SR, LeVay L, £60,000 Potential spread and impact of the invasive non-native marine species Didemnum vexillum in North Wales July 2011

 

Countryside Council for Wales  Bohn K, Richardson CA, Jenkins SR £10,500   Student bursary to support a long term study on the life cycle of Crepidula fornicata in the Milford Haven Waterway January 2010

 

Climate Change Consortium for Wales Jenkins SR and Gimenez L £40,000 Experimental approaches to determining community level impacts of climate change in marine ecosystems March 2009

 

Countryside Council for Wales  Jenkins SR £6,500  Student bursaries in experimental benthic ecology January 2008- March 2011

 

NERC Standard Grant NEH006702/1  £489,629  Jenkins SR, Gimenez L, Burrows MT  Towards an integrative theory of recruitment in marine benthic organisms January 2010

 

HEFCW/WAG   £20,000 to Jenkins SR, Gimenez L, Hawkins SJ   Marine and atmospheric systems and climate change (MASCC)  ‘New challenges for a better future’      

 

Defra  £6000 Jenkins SR Marina survey for the invasive ascidian Didemnum vexillum on the north-west coast of England.  November 2009 

 

Countryside Council for Wales £4,700 Jenkins SR Continuation of a benthic time series in N Wales  February 2010

 

Countryside Council for Wales £5,500 Jenkins SR Investigation into the potential spread and impact of the invasive non-native marine species Didemnum vexillum in North Wales.  July 2009

 

Defra £10,000 Jenkins SR and Hinz H, Establishing a benthic time series in North Wales: linking the old with the new.  October 2008

 

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation £120,000 (£20,000 to Bangor) Cooke E, Bishop J, Maggs C, Jenkins SR, McCollin T, Clarke. Marine aliens II: controlling marine invasive species by targeting vectors of dispersal. March 2008

 

Defra£10,000  Jenkins SR, Hinz H, Cappasso E Frost M, Long term change in benthic fauna off Plymouth: utilizing historic records and establishing a long term time series. March 2007

 

Natural England £12,000 Jenkins SR, Hinz H, Cappasso E Frost M  Establishing the extent of change in gravel communities at the Eddystone Reef: a potential offshore Special Area of Conservation. March 2007

 

NERC Small Grant (NE/E010482/1) £69,183  Hawkins SJ, Edwards M, Jenkins SR  Climate driven changes in recruitment success:  linking long term trends in physical and biological parameters with larval abundance February 2007

 

English Nature: Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund £108,759 Jenkins SR and Frost MAn environmental context to the effects of marine aggregate dredging January 2006

 

NERC Standard grant (NE/B504649/1)£230,010  Jenkins SR, Thompson RC, Hawkins SJ, Burrows MT Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: tests using rockpools as natural mesocosms March 2005

 

The Royal Society £820 Jenkins SR Conference grant to attend the Ecological Society of America's Annual Meeting. August 2004

 

The Nuffield Foundation £1450 Jenkins SR Larval transport of meroplankton: the role of vertical migration.  July 2004

 

Esmee Fairburn Foundation £20,000 Jenkins SR  and Arenas F ALIENS: Conserving native biodiversity by raising awareness of invasive species. April 2004

 

NERC Small Grant (NER/B/S/2003/00266) £25,785   Jenkins SR, Hawkins SJ and Arenas FA Susceptibility of marine algal communities to alien invasion: the role of functional diversity. October 2003

 

NERC New Investigators Award (NER/M/S/2002/00117) £50,868 Jenkins SR Interaction of recruitment and post-recruitment processes in controlling population dynamics of benthic marine invertebrates February 2003

 

BES Small Ecological Project Grant £1424  Jenkins SR and Boalch G  Long term change in marine phytoplankton communities: extraction and analysis of forty years of data. January 2003

Teaching and Supervision

I teach a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules in marine ecology and experimental design/ statistical analysis.

I have supervised thirteen PhD students to completion (7 as lead supervisor) and currently supervise 7 PhD students (4 as lead supervisor).   

Laure Noel (Co-supervisor with Thompson and Hawkins) Species interactions during succession in rockpools: role of herbivores and physical factors. University of Plymouth. Completed 2007   Self funded

 

Valter Amaral (Co-supervisor with Paula and Hawkins) Environmental constraints on population structure and condition of coastal and estuarine crabs (Crustacea: Brachyura) Universidade de Lisboa. Completed 2008   Funded by Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia, Portugal £60,000 Awarded to Paula J, Hawkins SJ.

 

John Griffin (Lead supervisor with Hawkins and Thompson) Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: tests using rockpools as natural mesocosms University of Plymouth Completed 2008  Funded through NERC Tied studentship with NERC Standard grant (NE/B504649/1) £55,000 Awarded to Jenkins SR, Thompson RC, Hawkins SJ, Burrows MT

 

Gustavo Martins (Lead supervisor with Thompson and Hawkins) Community structure and dynamics of the Azorean rocky intertidal:  interaction of recruitment regime and exploitation of keystone species  University of Plymouth.  Completed 2009 Funded by Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia, Portugal £60,000 Awarded to Jenkins SR, Hawkins SJ, Neto A, Thompson RC, Martins GM

 

Thomas Davies (Co-supervisor with Hiddink and Hawkins) Realistic extinction scenarios in the marine benthos: consequences for ecosystem functioning Bangor University Completed 2011 Funded through SOS Internal NERC PhD studentship£55,000 Hiddink J,Jenkins SR

 

Joao Ferreira (Lead supervisor with Hawkins and Burrows) Latitudinal and climatic driven changes in local patterns of intertidal macroalgae: implications for biodiversity and ecosystem functioning.  Bangor University  Completed 2012  Funded by Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia, Portugal  £60,000Awarded toJenkins SR, Hawkins SJ,

 

Andrew Johnson (Lead supervisor with Hiddink, Hinz and Sims) Determining habitat requirements of demersal fish for the design of marine protected areas.  Bangor University Completed 2012  Funded through SOS Internal NERC PhD studentship£55,000 Jenkins SR, Hinz H, Hiddink J, Sims DA

 

Katrin Bohn (Co-supervisor with Richardson) The distribution and impact of the invasive mollusc Crepidula fornicata under future climate change scenarios. Bangor University.  Completed 2012  Funded through CCW and Bangor Mussel Producers Association £60,000 To Richardson CR and Jenkins SR

 

Marija Scibarras (Lead supervisor with Hawkins and Pullin) Evaluating the comparative biological effectiveness of fully and partially protected marine areas.  Bangor University.  Completed 2012  Partially funded by Maltese government and IMAREST.  £20,000 Awarded to Scibarras

 

Kate Griffith (Co-supervisor with Gimenez)  Climate driven changes in recruitment success of marine invertebrates: the role of food supply and temperature.  Bangor University.  Completed 2013  Funded through College of Natural Sciences Internal PhD studentship£60,000 Gimenez L and Jenkins SR

 

Tim Whitton (Co-supervisor with Richardson and Hiddink) Processes controlling spatial and temporal variation in the abundance and distribution of the cockle Cerastoderma edule (L.) Bangor University.  Completed 2013  Funded through University of Wales studentship and sponsorship from Environment Agency Wales £60,000 Richardson CA, Hiddink J, Jenkins SR

 

Tom Potter  (Lead supervisor with Davies and Gimenez) Climate change effects on intertidal community structure.  Bangor University Completed 2015  Partially funded through Climate Change Consortium of Wales £15,000 Jenkins SR and Gimenez L

 

Kringpaka Wangkulangkul (Lead supervisor with Hawkins) Community level effects of variable recruitment of a key species in the rocky intertidal.  Bangor University.  Completed 2016  Funded through Prince of Songkla University Thailand £70,000

 

Mauricio Orostica (Lead supervisor with Hawkins SJ) Inter-hemispheric comparison of species functional roles, compensatory potential and distributional range shifts.  Expected completion 2017   Funded through National Fund for Scientific & Technological Development (FONDECYT), Chile.

 

Davide DeBattisti (Co-supervisor with Griffin and Fowler at Swansea) Biodiversity and the resilience of salt marsh ecosystems to climate change.  Expected completion: June 2018  Funded through Sêr Cymru National Research Network for Low Carbon, Energy and Environment

 

Mollie Duggan-Edwards (Co-supervisor with Skov and Garbutt) Ecological resilience and state shifts in coastal salt marshes  Funded through Sêr Cymru National Research Network for Low Carbon, Energy and Environment

Andre Pardal Souza (Co-supervisor with Christofoletti at Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo) Large scale patterns in predator- prey interactions  Funded through FAPESP

 

Simon Karythis (Lead supervisor with Whiteley and McCarthy)  An interdisciplinary approach to understanding predator modification of prey behaviour  Funded by NERC ENVISION DTP

 

Liz Morris (Lead supervisor with St John and Kaiser) Unregulated intertidal harvesting in Wales   Funded through Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS) and Marine EcoSol

 

Harry Goudge (Lead supervisor with Davies) Do artificial structures facilitate the spread of marine invasive non-native species?   Funded through Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS) and Marine EcoSol

 

 

Research areas and keywords

Keywords

  • QL Zoology
  • QH301 Biology

Education / academic qualifications

  • 1990 - BA , Natural Sciences (Zoology)
  • 1995 - PhD , The ecology of sheltered canopy dominated shores
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