About

AndyWell, where do I start? This is my seaweed website that has been around for almost a decade now. Mostly this is about my work and is an ideal location for me to present information pertaining to my interests and career.

I’m a researcher in marine biology, with particular interests in intertidal and deep-sea ecology. Currently based at the Scottish Association for Marine Science. You can visit my SAMS homepage at http://tinyurl.com/2ahfr4, but most of that information is presented here.

Research interests
My research interest is focussed on ecology, whereever it may lie. Currently, this spans two major environments. I undertook my Ph.D. in intertidal ecology, focussed on the interaction between grazers and macroalgae on sheltered shores. With subsequent post-doc’s taking me from the coastal seas through to the deep waters off-shore researching cold-water coral reefs in the North East Atlantic.

Education
2004, PhD Science and Agriculture, Queen’s University Belfast, UK.
2001, BSc (Hons.) Coastal Marine Biology, University of Hull, UK.

Current position
2005 – on, Post-doctoral researcher, Scottish Association for Marine Science, UK.
2008, Winston Churchill Fellow.