Since joining the CPR Survey in 2017, Clare has developed her taxonomic expertise in phyto- and zooplankton for the North Atlantic Analysis team. She also does formalin monitoring, chemical preparation and chemical / equipment ordering for the lab. Additionally, Clare has worked in the Molecular Laboratory, gaining experience in the following processes: PCR, qPCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA Extraction, measuring DNA using Nanodrop, PCR analysis prior to sequencing and preparing samples for sequencing.
After a career change in 2011, Clare studied Marine Science at Falmouth in Cornwall before continuing at the University of Plymouth, graduating in 2015 with a BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology and Oceanography. After graduating, Clare worked as a Zooplankton Taxonomist at the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS). During this time, she had the opportunity to work on small and large research vessels on a variety of surveys including plankton, fisheries and Marine Protected Areas. She is now studying on the MRes Marine Biology course, whilst working part time.
Clare loves living in the South West and in her spare time, you will find her walking, running and cycling on Dartmoor and scuba diving around the Devon and Cornwall coasts.
2015: BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology and Oceanography at the University of Plymouth
2020-21: MRes Marine Biology at the University of Plymouth
2020: Marine Biological Association Student Member
2019: British Phychological Society
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