“retired” in 1997 after working at the Institute of Oceanography Sciences and the Southampton Oceanography Centre (now the National Centre for Oceanography) for 32 years, eleven as head of the Biology Department at IOS and 25 as co-editor of the Progress in Oceanography. After retirement he returned to the study of halocyprid ostracods - collating data from Discovery cruises collected during 32 research cruises - compiling a database of all published records of oceanic planktonic ostracods (now archived with OBIS) - identifying material from the Southern Ocean collected during Discovery Investigations cruises the 1930s - working on the group’s systematics and taxonomy. 43 of his 150 scientific papers have involved aspects of the ecology and taxonomy of this poorly known planktonic group, and have included various identification manuals. He has benefited considerably from the opportunities afforded by the Exchange Fellowship awarded by the Royal Society to work with his co-author on this website.
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