Since joining the CPR Survey in 2009, I have developed my taxonomic knowledge in identifying phytoplankton and zooplankton from the North Atlantic and Pacific areas of the CPR Survey. I also analyse net-caught zooplankton samples for different contract work and do regular quality assurance checks for these samples.
Additionally, I am a member of the cutting team preparing CPR samples for analysis and maintaining the zooplankton reference collection. I am also part of the silk preparation team.I have a keen eye for identifying unusual taxonomic species and was the first to recognize the alien copepod species of Pseudodiaptomus Marinus in North Sea CPR samples, (see Extension of distribution of Pseudodiaptomus Marinus, an introduced copepod, in the North Sea, U. Jha, A. Jetter, J.A. Lindley, L. Postel, and M. Wootton, Marine Biodiversity Records, 2013, Vol. 6; e53)