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Louise Cornwell


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Former PhD student at the University of Exeter, hosted by PML. PhD focused on the population dynamics of marine copepods in UK shelf environments, primarily at station L4, and how physical and trophic parameters influence the vertical distribution and seasonality of the copepod species Oithona similis.

Current project: FAMRI Faroe Islands Plankton Analysis

Selected key publications

Cornwell, L.E., et al., 2018. Seasonality of Oithona similis and Calanus helgolandicus reproduction and abundance: contrasting responses to environmental variation at a shelf site. J. Plankton Res, 40: 295-310. doi: 10.1093/plankt/fby007

Cornwell, L.E., et al., 2020. Resilience of the Copepod Oithona similis to Climatic Variability: Egg Production, Mortality, and Vertical Habitat Partitioning. Front. Mar. Sci, 7, p.29. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00029

Atkinson, A., Polimene, L., Fileman, E.S., Widdicombe, C.E., McEvoy, A.J., Smyth, T.J., Djeghri, N., Sailley, S.F., Cornwell, L.E. 2018. Comment. What drives plankton seasonality in a stratifying shelf sea? Some competing and complementary theories. Limnol. Oceanogr, 63: 2877-2884. doi: 10.1002/lno.11036

Djeghri, N., Atkinson, A., Fileman, E.S., Harmer, R.A., Widdicombe, C.E., McEvoy, A.J., Cornwell, L., Mayor, D.J. 2018. High prey-predator size ratios and unselective feeding in copepods: A seasonal comparison of five species with contrasting feeding modes. Prog. Oceanogr, 165: 63-74. doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2018.04.013

Giering, S.L., Wells, S.R., Mayers, K.M.J., Schuster, H., Cornwell, L., Fileman, E.S., Atkinson, A., Cook, K.B., Preece, C., Mayor, D.J. 2019. Seasonal variation of zooplankton community structure and trophic position in the Celtic Sea: a stable isotope and biovolume spectrum approach. Prog. Oceanogr, 177, p.101943. doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2018.03.012