My overarching research interest is in how marine plants and animals drive the global ocean carbon sink, and regulate the climate and their environment. This includes how climate change and fishing will disturb marine ecosystems and change the natural carbon sinks that already exist as 'Nature Based Solutions' to climate change. I have a particular interest and expertise in Antarctic krill and their role in the ocean carbon sink.
hill S, Cavan E, 2021, Commercial fishery disturbance of the global ocean biological carbon sink, Global Change Biology, ISSN:1354-1013
Folkard-Tapp H, Banks-Leite C, Cavan EL, 2021, Nature-based Solutions to tackle climate change and restore biodiversity, Journal of Applied Ecology, Vol:58, ISSN:0021-8901, Pages:2344-2348
et al., 2021, "Sinking dead"-How zooplankton carcasses contribute to particulate organic carbon flux in the subantarctic Southern Ocean, Limnology and Oceanography, ISSN:0024-3590
et al., 2021, Robust model-based indicators of regional differences in food-web structure in the Southern Ocean, Journal of Marine Systems, Vol:220, ISSN:0924-7963
Cael BB, Cavan EL, Britten GL, 2021, Reconciling the Size-Dependence of Marine Particle Sinking Speed, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:48, ISSN:0094-8276