We are holding a Research Day to facilitate collaboration between UoE and PML.

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Living Systems Institute Seminar Rooms A+B, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter

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Plymouth Marine Laboratory - University of Exeter Research Day 2017

A Research Services event
Date24 April 2017
Time9:30 to 16:00
PlaceLiving Systems Institute Seminar Rooms A+B, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter

What is the event about?

This is the fourth annual Research Day since the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Exeter (UoE) and Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) in July 2013, which reconfirmed our commitment to work together more strategically to grow our research activities and leverage research funding. Collaboration was pump-primed through establishment of the Collaboration Fund, which funded 16 projects over four rounds. 

Event aims

The aim of the research day is to build on existing partnerships and facilitate further collaborative discussion between our institutions. 

Draft agenda

Time Activity

Arrival and registration

Refreshments available


Introductory session

Prof Tamara Galloway, Professor of Ecotoxicology (UoE) and Prof Icarus Allen, Director of Science (PML) 


Presentations from previous collaborations (15 mins each inc. time for questions). Chaired by Prof Tamara Galloway

  • Artificial night-time light alters trophic interactions of intertidal invertebrates

    Dr Thomas Davies, Associate Research Fellow, ESI

  • Coral Communities: Building Socio-Ecological Resilience to Coral Reef

    Dr Caroline Hattam, Environmental Economist, Plymouth Marine Laboratory


The South West Partnership for Environment and Economic Prosperity (SWEEP)

Prof Ian Bateman, Professor of Environmental Economics, Director of the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP), UoE


Poster session/ networking/ coffee


Opportunities for collaboration (5 mins each inc. time for questions). Chaired by Prof Tamara Galloway


  • Opportunities provided by National Capability

    Prof Icarus Allen, PML

  • Exploring ecosystem thresholds by combining numerical ecosystem and statistical models

    Dr Ricardo Torres, PML

  • Engaging Secondary School Students in Research

    Dr Andrew Watts, UoE

  • Seaweed: Possible Creative Representations

    Dr Rob Magnuson Smith, UoE

  • Heartbeat of the Southern Oscillation explain ENSO climatic resonances

    Dr John Bruun, PML


Support for building collaborations

Dr Beccy Mitchell, Senior Impact and Partnership Development Manager – Environmental Themes, Innovation, Impact and Business, UoE


Lunch, posters, networking and opportunity to hear about the LSI

There will be an opportunity to hear about the staff and facilities at LSI and to look round the building


Opportunities for collaboration continued (5 mins each inc. time for questions). Chaired by Prof Icarus Allen

  • A collaborative monitoring programme for seagrass health in the Southwest

    Dr Christopher Laing, UoE

  • Data assimilation of chlorophyll in the North-West European Shelf

    Dr Jozef Skakala, PML

  • Colouration and Fluorescence Emission in Natural Photonic Structures

    Dr Sébastien Mouchet, UoE

  • Autonomous Adaptive Ocean Sensing

    Dr Prathyush Menon, UoE

  • Official Development Assistance (ODA) country related research interests at PML

    Prof Melanie Austen, PML

  • Sustainable aquaculture: Assessing & mitigating the risks of harmful algal blooms

    Dr Ross Brown, UoE

  • Single-cell motility profiling of pond- and ocean- dwelling Microorganisms

    Dr Kirsty Wan, currently at University of Cambridge, will be joining UoE in Autumn 2017

  • Station keeping systems and the environment

    Prof Lars Johanning, UoE


Discussion groups (tea and coffee available)


Suggested topics include: 

  • Single cell genomics/ micro and molecular biology
  • Innovation and the environment
  • Environmental response to stress 

Other topics to be collated at registration.


Feedback from discussion groups and wrap up

Chaired by Prof Tamara Galloway and Prof Icarus Allen
16.00 End


We encourage use of the University's Car Share Planner. However transport can be provided from the University's Penryn Campus and Plymouth if there is sufficient demand. Please contact research-events@exeter.ac.uk if you wish to be included in travel arrangements.


Registration has now closed. If you have any questions please contact research-events@exeter.ac.uk.


A selection of presentations from the research day can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.

ProviderResearch Services
OrganizerResearch Events
Wan.pdfWan (1486K)
Torres.pdfTorres (1169K)
Skakala.pdfSkakala (722K)
Mouchet.pdfMouchet (2163K)
Prathyush.pdfPrathyush (11351K)
Mitchell__Support_for_Collaboration_.pdfMitchell (Support for Collaboration) (1346K)
Hattam.pdfHattam (1044K)
Laing.pdfLaing (508K)
Davies.pdfDavies (2633K)
Bateman__SWEEP_.pdfBateman (SWEEP) (7228K)
Brown.pdfBrown (670K)
Allen.pdfAllen (1110K)
Austen.pdfAusten (257K)
24_04_17___PML__UoE_Holding_slides.pdfIntroductory slides (9400K)

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