Deep-sea systematics and ecology research

We are interested in the origins, adaptive radiation, classification, biodiversity and ecological interactions of deep-sea animals.

Antarctic marine biodiversity and climate change

REX - the remotely operated vehicle for education and exploration

Deep Sea ID - an app from the World Register of Deep-Sea Species

Systematics and ecology of deep-sea chemosynthetic ecosystems

Establishing biodiversity baselines in a UK deep-sea mining claim

Polychaete and Nematode research

Our researchers are assessing the impact of fishing on remote seamounts using microscopic nematode worms and revealing their anatomy with micro CT technology.

Bryozoan research

We research the unusual colonial life of bryozoans, their involvement in fish disease, and the impact of climate change on bryozoan communities.

Mollusc research

Explore the evolutionary roots of gastropods and bivalves, which make up the majority of the marine molluscs. We use morphological and molecular techniques to systematically study marine molluscs worldwide, from the Coral Triangle in the Indo-Australian Archipelago to the Antarctic and deep oceans. 

Comparative venomics research

Used in predation and defence, venoms have evolved convergently in many groups of animals.

Molecular laboratories

Providing facilities and expertise for interdisciplinary research in molecular sciences.


Providing facilities and expertise for interdisciplinary research in molecular sciences. 

Attend seminars and conferences for scientists