PML’s Head of Science for Ecology and Biodiversity, Dr Stephen Widdicombe, has been awarded a three year visiting Professorship in Marine Ecology at the Marine Institute, hosted by the Plymouth University.
Stephen was awarded this honour following his years of service and collaboration with Plymouth University, and cements the long standing relationship between PML and Plymouth University.
“I have enjoyed a long association with Plymouth University, from my undergraduate studies of Biological Sciences in the late eighties and early nineties, through my time as a PhD student exploring the subject of Marine Biodiversity, to more recent collaborations supervising a host of postgraduate students and working with university staff on key research projects. I am therefore delighted to take up this honorary professorship with an organisation that has played such a large part in developing my scientific career. I am also pleased that this award formally recognises the strong relationships I have helped to build between PML and Plymouth University.”
The Director of Plymouth University’s Marine Institute, Prof. Martin Attrill, commented: “It is great news that Steve has been awarded this Professorship in recognition of his significant contribution the Plymouth University and its students. Stephen has a valued history with the university and has collaborated with our Professor of Marine Zoology, Prof. John Spicer, for many years. This relationship and sharing of expertise has supported the development of a world-leading, marine ecology knowledge base within Plymouth and we look forward to nurturing this relationship further, as well as others with PML, into the future.”