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Dr Chris Kerry

Dr Chris Kerry

Postdoctoral Research Associate


 The Farmhouse B004-103


The Farmhouse, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK


I am a marine scientist interested in using multidisciplinary approaches and innovative technologies to improve ocean management. This encompasses the fields of conservation science, fisheries science, data science, social science, remote sensing, spatial ecology, high performance computing and economics. My research focuses on improving our understanding of the impacts of global fishing activity by investigating interactions with species, habitats and management zones.

Currently, my research is focussed on investigating bottom contact fishing gear impacts on global blue carbon release as apart of the Convex Seascape Survey.

Previously, I have been involved in projects focussed on improving the management of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing within large scale marine protected areas in the UK overseas territories, the satellite tracking of basking sharks and tuna in UK waters and creating quantitative assessments of ocean health. 


2024 PhD Environmental Intelligence (University of Exeter)

2017 MSc Conservation and Biodiversity (University of Exeter)

2011 BSc (Hons) Physical Geography (University of Reading)


2024 - present Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Exeter

2019 - 2024 PhD Student, University of Exeter, Zoological Society of London & OceanMind

2018 - 2019 Graduate Research Assistant, University of Exeter

2018 Graduate Research Assistant, Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia

2017 - 2018 Graduate Research Assistant, Zoological Society of London


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