I graduated from Cornwall College Newquay (in partnership with Plymouth University) in 2019 with a BSc (Hons) in Applied Marine Zoology. I have since been studying for an MRes in marine biology at the Marine Biological Association of the UK (again in partnership with Plymouth University).
During my undergraduate study, I developed an interest in the application of physical and digital technologies in marine science. In particular, how advances in technology may be used to supplement existing resources or offset deficits where resource limitations exist.
During both my undergraduate and postgraduate studies I have cultivated this interest through application in invasive species management. During my undergraduate degree, I utilised regression-based Machine Learning (ML) to model habitat suitability for the Pacific oyster (Magallana gigas) in southwest England. For my MRes, I have expanded on this through further exploration of ML and AI to create an improved distribution model for M. gigas. This model increased spatial extent to cover the whole UK and additionally incorporated climate forecast data to explore how population dynamics may change under various future climate scenarios.