Lab group

Current students and postdocs

Euan McRae, PhD student, Strathclyde/British Antarctic Survey. Euan is going to extend the Coltrane copepod to examine krill population dynamics in the Arctic and Antarctic, in conjunction with the Diapod project.

Agnes Olin, PhD student, Strathclyde/Glasgow Uni. Agnes is combining detailed oceanographic models, a forage-fish life-history model, and long time series of seabird abundance to work out the mechanistic links from climate to kittiwakes and other seabird spp. in Scottish waters.

Dr Laura Hobbs, postdoc, Strathclyde/SAMS. Laura is using acoustic observations of vertical migration in high-latitude zooplankton to link the zooplankters’ behavioural choices to their population-level consequences, with the goal of improving large-scale models like Coltrane. This work is part of Arctic Prize and Diapod.

Dr Sofia Ferreira, postdoc, UW Oceanography/Strathclyde. Sofia is using a combination of satellite analyses and the Coltrane model to look at drivers of copepod community dynamics across a broad swath of the Northeast Pacific.

Soizic Garnier, PhD student, Strathclyde Maths and Stats. Soizic is developing a new, mid-complexity hydrodynamic model for fjords and sea lochs, with application to long-term change in Puget Sound, USA and elsewhere.

Thai Hoa Nguyen, PhD student, Strathclyde Maths and Stats. Thai Hoa is working on a family of biogeochemical models for fjords and sea lochs, starting with phytoplankton dynamics in Puget Sound, USA.

Trevor Sloughter, PhD student, Strathclyde Maths and Stats. Trevor started by modelling seasonal variation in phytoplankton light sensitivity, following up on observations from the Bering Sea, and now is incorporating those dynamics into a new pan-Arctic phytoplankton model as part of Arctic Prize.

Hally Stone, MS/PhD student, UW Oceanography. For her masters Hally used a detailed hindcast model to examine the drivers of interannual variability in Pacific Northwest shelf waters. Her PhD addresses the grand patterns of wind intermittency, shelf retention time, and primary production in the Northern California Current, and application of this model system to real-time harmful algal bloom forecasts.


Dr Kristen Davis 

Dr Sam Siedlecki

Dr Sarah Giddings