Prof Stuart Jenkins

Professor in Marine Biology

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Room: 404 Westbury Mount      Phone: 01248 382896


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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.  

Research Areas

  1. 2021
  2. Working together under the OneHealth approach

    Patricia Masterson Algar (Speaker), Gill Windle (Member of programme committee), Stuart Jenkins (Member of programme committee) & Ronaldo Christofoletti (Organiser)

    1 May 202115 Jun 2021

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course