32nd Annual Plymouth Marine Science Medal Lecture Thursday 8th November

Posted on Nov 6, 2018

32nd Annual Plymouth Marine Science Medal Lecture

Thursday 8th November at 18:00 (arrivals from 17:30)

Plymouth Lecture Theatre, Portland Square, Plymouth University

THE OCEAN CARBON CYCLE IN A CHANGING CLIMATE

The Plymouth Marine Science and Education Foundation (PlyMSEF) is delighted to announce that this year's Plymouth Marine Science Medal Lecture*, hosted by the Marine Institute, will be given by invited guest speaker, Professor Corinne Le Quéré FRS from the University of East Anglia

Professor Corinne Le Quéré FRS is Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and Professor...

Advanced Optical Microscopy for Cell Biology Course is now OPEN for applications

Posted on Nov 1, 2018

To be held in the Laboratory of Marine Biological Association (MBA) from March 27th until April 6th 2019, this ever popular microscopy course is expected to reach capacity quickly.

Lectures will cover topics from basic optics, detectors and light sources through to photochemistry involved in the development of novel fluorescent probes and the application of advanced super-resolution optical microscopy techniques.

Further information and details on how to apply are available here

For further information on all the training courses and workshops currently available at the MBA please click here

Extended deadline: Application closing date 17:00 on Friday 4th January 2019​

Inquiry on Marine Protected Areas

Posted on Nov 1, 2018

Inquiry on Marine Protected Areas

December 2016

The Marine Biological Association, represented by Dr Matthew Frost, gave oral evidence to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee’s Marine Protection Areas Revisited inquiry.

Inquiry on the implications and opportunities that leaving the EU would have for science and research

Posted on Nov 1, 2018

Inquiry on the implications and opportunities that leaving the EU would have for science and research

August 2016

The Marine Biological Association submitted written evidence to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into the effect that leaving the EU could have on both science and research in the UK.

Inquiry on Sustainable Seas

Posted on Nov 1, 2018

Inquiry on Sustainable Seas

May 2018

The Marine Biological Association submitted written evidence to the House of Commons Science Environmental Audit Committee's inquiry into sustainable seas.

Plymouth hosts global ocean science conference

Posted on Oct 31, 2018

Some of the planet’s leading ocean scientists are gathering in Plymouth this week to discuss some of the key challenges facing the marine environment.

The Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) is holding its annual meeting in the city for the first time, featuring a series of talks and events over four days.

It will include discussions about future projects and research directions, as well as the opportunity for delegates to tour key marine research facilities in the city.

The annual meeting is taking place at the University of Plymouth’s Marine Station, and has been coordinated by a committee that includes representatives from the University, the Marine Biological Association (MBA) and Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML).

Around 60 delegates are expected to attend during the four days, coming from leading institutions in the UK and 30 other...

New research highlights management challenges for established invasive species.

Posted on Oct 31, 2018

Understanding population dynamics of established invasive species is important for designing effective management measures and predicting factors such as invasiveness and ecological impact. The kelp Undaria pinnatifid a has spread to most temperate regions of the world; however, a basic understanding of population dynamics is lacking for many regions. In this research, Undaria was monitored for 2 years, at 9 sites, across 3 habitats to investigate habitat-related variation in population structure, reproductive capacity and morphology.

Read the article here .

Find out more about the work of the Smale Group .

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The invasive kelp Undaria pinnatifida .