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Dr Jacqueline Maud

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow

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I am a plankton ecologist, with interests in zooplankton population dynamics, food webs, molecular ecology and climate change.

I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow ( researching pelagic food webs using molecular gut content analysis (in the Pelagic Ecosystems Lab, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada). My postdoc involves field work in the Strait of Georgia (between Vancouver Island and Vancouver mainland), collecting zooplankton, then extracting gut DNA and sequencing this to understand the interactions between the various trophic levels. I completed my PhD at PML (with Queen Mary University of London) in 2017, researching copepod (Calanus helgolandicus) mortality in the Western Channel Observatory (Station L4), and supervised by Dr Angus Atkinson and Dr Pennie Lindeque. I am a late returner to science! Prior to my PhD, I worked for the UK Environment Agency in various fields including climate change, marine science and pesticides in the aquatic environment. However, I missed detailed scientific research and so became a student again (MSc. Marine Biology from Bangor University, Wales), which fuelled my marine scientific research ambitions.


Marine Ecosystems Research Programme (MERP)
Marine Ecosystems Research Programme (MERP)

The Marine Ecosystems Research Programme (MERP) will address key knowledge gaps in marine ecosystem research. By bringing together existing data...

Western Channel Observatory (WCO)
Western Channel Observatory (WCO)

Contact: Dr Tim Smyth

The Western Channel Observatory (WCO) is an oceanographic time-series and marine biodiversity reference site in the Western English Channel. In...

Selected key publications

Maud, J. L., Hirst, A. G., Atkinson, A., Lindeque, P. K. and McEvoy, A. J. (2018). Mortality of Calanus helgolandicus: Sources, differences between the sexes and consumptive and nonconsumptive processes. Limnology and Oceanography, 63: 1741-1761. doi: 10.1002/lno.10805

Maud, J.L. et al., (2015). How does Calanus helgolandicus maintain its population in a variable environment? Analysis of a 25-year time series from the English Channel, Progress in Oceanography, 137(B), 513-523, doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2015.04.028