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Prof Rodney Forster

Biography Rodney is a marine scientist with interests in intertidal ecology, ocean colour, underwater optics and primary production. He currently works with European partners on building a datacube system to make better use of satellite data for the coastal zone, with Orsted on forecasting wave conditions, with the BTO on tracking wading birds, and with RWE on environmental impacts of windfarms. He teaches marine biology and oceanography, supervises 3 Ph.D students and sets the scientific direction for Hull Marine Laboratory. Rodney is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Biology and was chair of the ICES Working Group on Operational Oceanography for Fisheries and Ecosystems from 2015 to 2019. He is a current member of the Defra Ocean Processes Evidence Group. He reviews for grant-awarding bodies such as NERC, NSF and BELSPO as well as many journals (

2015-2021 Reader in Marine and Coastal Ecology, University of Hull
2006-2014 Senior Scientist, Cefas, Lowestoft, UK
1999-2005 PDRA, Netherlands Inst of Ecology, Yerseke, The Netherlands
1993-1998 PDRA, Biologische Anstalt Helgoland and University of Rostock, Germany
Research Interests primary production, algae, optics, coastal systems, human impacts, offshore wind farms.
Teaching and Learning I teach primarily on the B Sc. Marine Biology degree programme, and contribute to other undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
I am module lead of Geographical Information Systems (500689) at Level 5, and contribute to Green Planet (500709), Marine Biology and Oceanography (500695), Marine Challenges ( 601143), Geotechnologies A: Advanced GIS ( 600264), Practical Biology (400476), and Field Studies (601124). I supervise Independent Research Projects and Structured Research Projects.
Scopus Author ID 57207347431