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    United Kingdom

  • 88 Citations
  • 4 h-Index

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My research interests are biodiversity, physiology and ecology. I have worked as a field based marine biologist for 12 years, 10 of those for The British Antarctic Survey and then recently for Ulster University as a post doc working on the marine protected areas of Northern Ireland. I have skills and capabilities in both field and lab based marine biological research. My research has looked at the effect of climate change on sub tidal benthic communities on the Antarctic Peninsula with respect to sea ice loss and increased sea water temperature. My current post will look at benthic quantification, biodiversity and monitoring for 7 cross boarder Marine Protected Areas off of the north of Ireland www.mpa-management.eu.

I have extensive scienitific diving experience having logged 800 dives of which over 500 of them were polar dives. I also have alot of experience working from large research vessiles in both The Antarctic and The Arctic carrying out trawls, grabs, multicores, and CTDs. I will now be carrying out ROV, Drop Camera and Baited camera work from the Celtic Explorer

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The Open University

14 Jun 201430 Jul 2017

Bachelor, University of Plymouth

1 Sep 200430 Sep 2007

External positions

The British Antarctic Survey Research Fellow, The British Antarctic Survey

1 Mar 20191 Mar 2021

Benthic Researcher, The British Antarctic Survey

3 Sep 20183 Sep 2019

Benthic Researcher, Changing Arctic Oceans Science

30 Jan 201830 Jan 2021

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Research Output

  • 88 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 4 Article

Seasonality of oxygen consumption in five common benthic marine invertebrates, Antarctica

Souster, T., Morley, S. & Peck, L., 31 May 2018, In : Polar Biology. 41, 5, p. 897-908 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    Juveniles are more resistant to warming than adults in 4 species of Antarctic Marine Invertebrates

    Peck, L., Souster, T. & Clark, M., 26 Jun 2013, In : PLoS ONE. 8, 6, p. 1-8

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 22 Citations (Scopus)
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    Arm regeneration in the cold: delayed early phases in Antarctic brittle stars

    Clark, M. & Souster, T., 19 Jul 2012, In : Aquatic Biology. 16, 2, p. 105-113 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Citations (Scopus)

    Reduced survival of Antarctic benthos linked to climate induced iceberg scouring

    Barnes, D. & Souster, T., 25 Sep 2011, In : Nature Climate Change. p. 365-368

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 57 Citations (Scopus)