Dr. Mark Belchier - Profile
Contact Dr. Mark Belchier
+44 (0)1223 221600
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.
University of Leicester, UK Crustacean Ecology PhD 1996
Bangor University, UK Marine Zoology BSc 1990
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