Ciaran is a postdoctoral research fellow in marine historical ecology at the University of Exeter, UK. He is currently visiting the Sea Around Us to collaborate on the Convex Seascape Project, a wide-ranging project aiming to better understand the earth’s blue carbon stores and their vulnerability. Specifically, he will describe and map the spread of human pressures on the global seabed over the past ~200 years.
Prior to this, Ciaran was a postdoc/PhD student at the Danish National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua), where he researched the effects of bottom trawling on seabed habitats, and the use of ecological indicators in fisheries management and conservation.
Ciaran has a BSc in marine biology from Bangor University, and a MSc in marine resource development and protection from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. In the past, he has worked as a scuba diving instructor in the Red Sea, and as a consultant marine ecologist in the UK. He is originally from Cork, Ireland, and likes nothing more than being by/in the sea.