The Rina IMarEST Joint Branch AGM followed by Talk.
Intertidal seagrass meadows in Southwest England have recently been increasing in spatial extent, and colonising areas of un-vegetated substrate on intertidal mudflats. This talk will discuss some of the possible drivers behind this restoration and will explore the benefits that these meadows may provide in the light of marine scientific research. Prior to undertaking his PhD, Oliver was employed as an Environment Officer for Devon and Severn Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority. This followed two years working as a Scientific Fisheries Observer for The Falkland Islands Government. He completed his MSc in Marine Resource Development and Protection at Heriot-Watt University, and his BSc in Marine Biology at Bangor University.