Kate Fraser

        Kate Fraser

Research Student

During my time as an undergraduate at SAMS my interest in the deep-sea was cemented during my dissertation project. I then had the opportunity to study benthic invertebrates in greater detail during my MRes project. I can now apply my taxonomic skills and great passion for the deep-sea benthos during my PhD research.

Contact details:
  • kate.fraser@sams.ac.uk
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Deep connections: How do changes in deep sea faunal communities relate to surface physics and biology?

Using benthic samples taken from the mid-1970s until 2016, I aim to study how deep seabed faunal communities have changed in relation to surface biotic and abiotic factors over four decades.


Prof Bhavani Narayanaswamy: SAMS

Dr David McKee: University of Strathclyde

Dr Clare Johnson: SAMS

Dr David Johns: MBA



Start Date




Jan 2021-Sept 2023 - HR Data Administrator - St Andrews University 


2020 - MRes - Marine Biology - University of Plymouth

2016 - BSc Hons – Marine Science - SAMS

Fieldwork experience

9 weeks volunteering in Costa Rica, sea turtle and rainforest conservation in 2018.