My primary interests include metabolic rate and how this interacts with external factors such as temperature to influence fish biology and ecology.
I am also fascinated by stable isotope analysis and how these natural tracers can be used to infer an organisms ecology.
My master's project investigated Spatial Changes in Field Metabolic Rate and Thermal Sensitivity across the Barents Sea, using stable isotope analysis of teleost otoliths.
I found metabolism and the techniques used to infer it particularly intriguing and built on these skills more recently as a research assistant at the University of Southampton using stable isotope analysis of Porbeagle and Spurdog eye lenses to infer ontogenic movement patterns.
I am currently building on and applying these skills investigating the metabolic drivers of growth and survival in salmonids.