Issue 1. Published October 2013.

In this first edition of The Marine Biologist magazine we are proud to present articles by leading marine biologists covering a wide range of topics.

Issue 1 of The Marine Biologist is now available to read online.


02 Editorial
04 Around the Association
04 News

Science letters

06 From the crow’s nest
MBA Director Colin Brownlee offers his perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing marine biologists.
08 Biological invasions and climate warming
Maria Antonietta Pancucci-Papadopoulou and colleagues examine the relentless tropicalization of the Mediterranean.
12 Too hot to handle?
Dan Smale on the impacts of a marine heatwave in Western Australia.
15 Microalgae systematics
El-Mahdi Bendif on omics and classification.
18 Are marine phytoplankton in decline?
Abigail McQuatters-Gollop picks over the evidence in the decline debate.

Environment and conservation

21 Policy
The MBA provides evidence for marine policy. Matt Frost gives a current overview.
22 Oceans of change
Callum Roberts takes the long view of our exploitation of the marine environment.
27 The new face of coastal conservation?
Melissa Schiele looks at the carbon credits system.

Sharing marine science

30 European marine educators, unite!
Géraldine Fauville introduces EMSEA, a new initiative to bring ‘ocean literacy’ to Europe.
32 Pooling resources for marine science
Future demands for marine resources demand better coordination between European marine research laboratories. Nicolas Pade introduces the European Marine Biological Resource Centre.
34 The view astern
An interview with BBC cameraman Hugh Miller.

Issue 1 of The Marine Biologist is now available to read online

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I am excited about the really excellent content for issue 3.

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Editor’s blog #1

A warm welcome to my blog as editor of The Marine Biologist – the magazine of the marine biological community.