Beth is a PhD student at Bangor University, studying deep water communities on the west coast of Hawai`i.
She is interested in differences between biomass, abundance and community composition of micronekton (fish, shrimp and squid ranging between 2-20cm) nearshore and offshore, in the mesopelagic zone, between 200-1000m deep.
Beth collaborated on an animation of her research with animator Mair Perkins, which has featured in several science film festivals worldwide.
Beth is currently working in collaboration with NOAA, looking at near-island enhancement in mesopelagic micronekton communities
Through her research she hopes to show how seemingly spatially distant habitats link together as an interconnected marine ecosystem, and the importance of this in our changing world.
Beth’s research is funded as part of the Envision Doctoral Training Programme.