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Dr Paul Farrell

Senior Lecturer

Paul Farrell


Since graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 1995, I have continued to work as a marine biologist at Portsmouth, first as a research assistant studying for a PhD, and currently as a senior lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences. My PhD research was on the ecology and distribution of an invasive species (Undaria pinnatifida), first introduced into the UK via the Solent in 1994. Other active research interests are; Invasive species, aquaculture/fisheries, surveys of marine flora and fauna, bio-fouling, environmental impacts and pollution.

I am currently researching the fates and impacts of plastic pollution in the marine environment, take part in annual fish surveys for Langstone Harbour, and conduct trials with bio-fouling treatments for marine structures. As a member of the Society of Biology and Chartered Biologist I am interested in promoting biology as a subject, especially marine biology. My last conference presentation was in May 2013, at the PRIMO 17 conference in Portugal, on the trophic transfer of plastic pollution between marine organisms.

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