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Dr Samantha Garrard

Dr Samantha Garrard

Marine Ecosystem Services Researcher

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"Being part of such a multidisciplinary team at PML means that the work that I do, collaborating with internal and external partners, helps provide policy-relevant science that can be used to help manage and protect our oceans for future generations."

Dr Samantha Garrard is a marine ecosystem services researcher based at Plymouth Marine Laboratory. Her work focusses on understanding the impact of marine plastic pollution on ecosystem service provision of highly productive marine systems around the globe. Her current projects include assessing the impacts of plastic pollution in south America and SE Asia and understanding the impact of plastic litter hotspots in the North Atlantic.

Having had experience across a broad range of issues/ disciplines prior to starting at PML, and experience of working on a wide range of habitats such as seagrass beds, mangroves, coral reefs, and estuaries, she now applies this knowledge to development of ecosystem services assessments in response to anthropogenic stressors to inform management of marine resources.

Garrard, S.L., Spicer, J.I., Thompson, R.C., 2022. Tyre particle exposure affects the health of two key estuarine invertebrates. Environmental Pollution 314, 120244

Garrard SL and Beaumont NJ. 2014. The effect of ocean acidification on carbon storage and sequestration in seagrass beds; a global and UK context. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 86(1-2): 138-146

Garrard SL, Gambi MC, Scipione MB, Patti FP, Lorenti M, Zupo V, Paterson DM and Buia MC. 2014. Indirect effects may buffer negative responses of seagrass invertebrate communities to ocean acidification. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 461; 31-38.

Garrard SL, Hunter RC, Frommel AY, Lane AC, Phillips JC, Cooper R, Dineshram R, Cardini U, McCoy SJ, M. A, Rodrigues Alves BG, Annane S, de Orte MR, Kumar A, Aguirre-Martínez GV, Maneja RH, Basallote MD, Ape F, Torstensson A, Bjoerk MM. 2012. Biological impacts of ocean acidification: a postgraduate perspective on research priorities. Marine Biology 160 (8): 1789-1805

Unsworth RKF, Garrard SL, Salinas de Leon P, Sloman KA, Smith DJ, Bell JJ. 2009. Structuring of Indo-Pacific fish assemblages along the seagrass-mangrove continuum. Aquatic Biology 5: 85-95

Unsworth RKF, Salinas De Leon P, Garrard SL, Jompa J, Smith DJ, Bell JJ. 2008. High connectivity of Indo-Pacific seagrass fish assemblages with mangrove and coral reef habitats. Marine Ecology Progress Series 353: 213–244