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How the NE Atlantic influences our climate

Short course on ecosystem modelling

26-28 Feb 2019: Join us to learn how to use the Ecopath with Ecosim ecosystem modelling software for marine ecological research

Three PhD studentships available

Topics include marine microplastics, marine invertebrate ecotoxicology and seabed change (Apply by 7 March 2019)

Latest news

A graphic showing the estimated carbon dioxide uptake by ocean habitats in million tonnes

Thu, Feb 7, '19

Ocean 'mud' is crucial to carbon storage

Scottish Government representatives hear report findings

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Scientists working in the north east Atlantic have discovered it has a major role in regulating global climate. Photo: Carolina Nobre, WHOI Media

Thu, Jan 31, '19

Seas off the UK key to regulating climate

International group of scientists make oceanographic discovery

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Greenland’s glaciers are melting at an increasing rate

Fri, Jan 4, '19

Giant subsea waves add to Greenland melt

Warm water is melting glaciers during wintertime

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The Pyrocystis lunula sample from SAMS' Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa made for a stunning start to the Christmas Lecture this year.

Wed, Dec 26, '18

SAMS lights up Christmas lecture

Glowing algae take centre stage at the Royal Institution

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Latest papers

Plankton lifeforms as a biodiversity indicator for regional-scale assessment of pelagic habitats for policy

McQuatters-Gollop A, A Atkinson, A Aubert, J Bedford, M Best, E Bresnan, K Cook, M Devlin, R Gowen, DG Johns, M Machairopoulou, A McKinney, A Mellor, C Ostle, C Scherer & P Tett

Ecological Indicators, 101
02, 8, 2019
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A sea change in our view of overturning in the subpolar North Atlantic

M.S. Lozier, F. Li, S. Bacon, F. Bahr, A.S. Bower, S.A. Cunningham, M.F. de Jong, L. de Steur, B. deYoung, J. Fischer, S.F. Gary, B.J.W. Greenan, N.P. Holliday, A. Houk, L. Houpert, M.E. Inall, W.E. Johns, H.L. Johnson, C. Johnson, J. Karstensen, G. Koman, I.A. Le Bras, X. Lin, N. Mackay, D.P. Marshall, H. Mercier, M. Oltmanns, R.S. Pickart, A.L. Ramsey, D. Rayner, F. Straneo, V. Thierry, D.J. Torres, R.G. Williams, C. Wilson, J. Yang, I. Yashayaev, J. Zhao

Science, Vol 363
02, 1, 2019
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Navigating pluralism: Understanding perceptions of the ecosystem services concept

Ainscough, J., de Vries Lentsch, A., Metzger, M., Rounsevell, M., Schröter, M., Delbaere, B., de Groot, D. and Staes

Ecosystem Services Vol 36
04, 1, 2019
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Fishers' knowledge improves the accuracy of food web model predictions.

Bentley JW, Serpetti N, Fox C, Heymans JJ and Reid DG

ICES Journal of Marine Science
01, 31, 2019
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