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Hannah Prentice

Postgraduate Research Student
School of Life Sciences
 Hannah Prentice

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Biography

I am a NERC-funded PhD student combining an array of molecular techniques such as metagenomics and next generation sequencing with biogeochemistry to explore the microbial phylogenetic and functional responses to climatic warming. More specifically, I am targeting the key microorganisms involved in the mediation of the nitrogen cycle, using a long-running freshwater mesocosm facility, and natural geothermally heated streams in various locations across the Arctic, including Iceland, Alaska, Greenland, Svalbard, and Kamchatka.

Qualifications

  • BSc (hons) Marine Biology & Coastal Ecology University of Plymouth (2013)

  • MSc Tropical Marine Biology University of Essex (2015)

Research and professional activities

Thesis

The impact of climate warming on freshwater microorganisms influencing biogeochemical cycles

Supervisor: Alex Dumbrell

Contact

hprent@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus