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Dr. Mark Belchier - Profile

photo of Dr. Mark Belchier Science Manager, South Georgia


+44 (0)1223 221600

British Antarctic Survey
Madingley Road, High Cross
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0ET United Kingdom

Biography

I’m a marine ecologist with over 12 years post-doctoral research experience of marine fisheries ecology in European and Antarctic environments. For over nine years I have been the project leader for an independent BAS project providing biological advice on the South Georgia ecosystem to the South Georgia and UK governments in support of the sustainable management of the region’s fisheries. I helped to establish the applied fisheries research facility at King Edward Point , South Georgia (www.antarctica.ac.uk/living_and_working/research_stations/king_edward_point/index.php) and manage the science programme there. I have extensive laboratory and field-based research experience and having lead 5 Antarctic fisheries research surveys. My  current work focusses on aspects of the biology and ecology of the demersal fish and invertebrates of the shelf and slope regions of the sub-Antarctic.

Education

University of Leicester, UK     Crustacean Ecology                            PhD                  1996

Bangor University, UK             Marine Zoology                                     BSc                  1990

 

Appointments

2000 -                Marine Ecologist (Senior Scientific Officer), BAS, Cambridge

2007 -                Honorary fellow, University of Hull, UK

1997 - 2000      Post doctoral research associate, Univ. Of Liverpool, PEML, Isle of Man.

1996 -1997       Shellfish Ecologist (Scientific Officer), Shellfish Section,CEFAS, Lowestoft,

1995  - 1996     Research Assistant, W.A. Rock Lobster Project, Univ. of Leicester, UK