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Dr Stefanie Broszeit

Marine Ecosystem Services Researcher

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+44 (0)1752 633100 (switchboard)


Dr Stefanie Broszeit is a marine ecologist. She studied marine biology at Plymouth University and then went on to do a MSc at the Centre for marine tropical ecology, in Bremen, Germany. She then carried out intertidal surveys in SW Ireland before joining Plymouth University as a research and teaching technician. She obtained her PhD at University College Cork, Ireland, after studying spatial and temporal patterns of soft sediment communities affected by strongly variable current regimes and seasonal hypoxia. After her PhD she did a post doc looking at the effects of artificial structures on marine benthic assemblages in the Italian Adriatic.

Stefanie joined PML to work on ecosystem services. She aims to decipher how ecosystems function and translate into services that benefit humans. To understand the links between ecosystems, their functions and their services to humans is difficult yet indispensable if we wish to predict how human interactions with the marine environment may change the services we rely on. Stefanie participates in collaborative projects within the UK and EU and is presently involved in the MERP (Marine Ecosystems Research Programme) and UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme, as well as DEVelopment Of innovative Tools for understanding marine biodiversity and assessing good Environmental Status (DEVOTES).


GCRF Blue Communities
GCRF Blue Communities

Contact: Professor Melanie Austen

GCRF Blue Communities is a 4 year research capacity-building programme for marine planning in East and South-East (E/SE) Asia, funded by UK...

Study on the Economic Benefits of Marine Protected Areas
Study on the Economic Benefits of Marine Protected Areas

Contact: Dr Caroline Hattam

The main objective of the study was to evaluate how marine protected areas (MPAs) provide benefits to the blue economy, and make the findings...

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Selected key publications

Broszeit S, Davenport J, Bredendieck K, Harman L, McAllen R (2013) Seasonal oxygen-driven migration of mobile benthic fauna affected by natural water column stratification. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 125:36-42

Broszeit S, Davenport J, Jessopp M, Harman L, McAllen R (2012) Comparison of Inorganic and Organic Matter Sedimentation in a Natural Laboratory: A One-Year Study at Lough Hyne Marine Reserve, Ireland. Journal of Marine Biology 2012

Broszeit S, Davenport J, McAllen R (2010) First documented record of Rhabdomolgus ruber (Echinodermata: Holothuridea) in Irish waters. Marine Biodiversity Records 3:1-3

Harvey BP, Al-Janabi B, Broszeit S, Cioffi R, Kumar A, Aranguren-Gassis M, Bailey A, Green L, Gsottbauer CM, Hall EF (2014) Evolution of Marine Organisms under Climate Change at Different Levels of Biological Organisation. Water 6:3545-3574

Sullivan T, Broszeit S, O'Sullivan K, McAllen R, Davenport J, Regan F (2013) High resolution monitoring of episodic stratification events in an enclosed marine system. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 123:26-33