Imperial College London

Dr Audrey J. Geffen

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Senior Strategic Teaching Fellow



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320Sir Ernst Chain BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am a Strategic Teaching Fellow in the Department of Life Sciences teaching on a range of undergraduate modules supporting Biological Sciences and Ecology degree streams. I am active in curriculum development for undergraduate and masters programmes. My background is in marine ecology - specifically in larval fish ecology and otolith research and applications. I've worked in a range of university and research institutions, including the Port Erin Marine Laboratory in the Isle of Man and University of Bergen in Norway. 

I teach on courses relating to evolution and diversity and ecology (see here). I am also a personal tutor for undergraduate students.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Denechaud C, Smolinski S, Geffen AJ, et al., 2020, A century of fish growth in relation to climate change, population dynamics and exploitation, Global Change Biology, Vol:26, ISSN:1354-1013, Pages:5661-5678

Andrade H, van der Sleen P, Black BA, et al., 2020, Ontogenetic movements of cod in Arctic fjords and the Barents Sea as revealed by otolith microchemistry, Polar Biology, Vol:43, ISSN:0722-4060, Pages:409-421

Nguyen H-TT, Dang BT, Glenner H, et al., 2020, Cophylogenetic analysis of the relationship between anemonefish <i>Amphiprion</i> (Perciformes: Pomacentridae) and their symbiotic host anemones (Anthozoa: Actiniaria), Marine Biology Research, Vol:16, ISSN:1745-1000, Pages:117-133

Delerue-Ricard S, Darnaude AM, Raeymaekers JAM, et al., 2019, Extensive larval dispersal and restricted movement of juveniles on the nursery grounds of sole in the Southern North Sea, Journal of Sea Research, Vol:155, ISSN:1385-1101

Nielsen EE, Cariani A, Mac Aoidh E, et al., 2019, Gene-associated markers provide tools for tackling illegal fishing and false eco-certification (vol 3, 851, 2012), Nature Communications, Vol:10, ISSN:2041-1723, Pages:1-1

Nguyen H-TT, Tran A-NT, Ha LTL, et al., 2019, Host choice and fitness of anemonefish Amphiprion ocellaris (Perciformes: Pomacentridae) living with host anemones (Anthozoa: Actiniaria) in captive conditions, Journal of Fish Biology, Vol:94, ISSN:0022-1112, Pages:937-947

Engelhard GH, Pinnegar JK, Taylor MI, et al., 2019, The sustainable use and exploitation of fishes, Journal of Fish Biology, Vol:94, ISSN:0022-1112, Pages:833-836

Staby A, Skjaeraasen JE, Geffen AJ, et al., 2018, Spatial and temporal dynamics of European hake (<i>Merluccius merluccius</i>) in the North Sea, ICES Journal of Marine Science, Vol:75, ISSN:1054-3139, Pages:2033-2044

Westgaard J-I, Staby A, Godiksen JA, et al., 2017, Large and fine scale population structure in European hake (<i>Merluccius merluccius</i>) in the Northeast Atlantic, ICES Journal of Marine Science, Vol:74, ISSN:1054-3139, Pages:1300-1310

Franco SC, Augustin CB, Geffen AJ, et al., 2017, Growth, egg production and hatching success of <i>Acartia</i> <i>tonsa</i> cultured at high densities, Aquaculture, Vol:468, ISSN:0044-8486, Pages:569-578

Maneja RH, Frommel AY, Browman HI, et al., 2015, The swimming kinematics and foraging behavior of larval Atlantic herring (<i>Clupea harengus</i> L.) are unaffected by elevated <i>p</i>CO<sub>2</sub>, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, Vol:466, ISSN:0022-0981, Pages:42-48

Morales-Nin B, Perez-Mayol S, Palmer M, et al., 2014, Coping with connectivity between populations of <i>Merluccius merluccius</i>: An elusive topic, Journal of Marine Systems, Vol:138, ISSN:0924-7963, Pages:211-219

Maneja RH, Dineshram R, Thiyagarajan V, et al., 2014, The proteome of Atlantic herring (<i>Clupea harengus</i> L.) larvae is resistant to elevated <i>p</i>CO<sub>2</sub>, Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol:86, ISSN:0025-326X, Pages:154-160

Ciotti BJ, Targett TE, Nash RDM, et al., 2014, Growth dynamics of European plaice <i>Pleuronectes platessa</i> L. in nursery areas: A review, Journal of Sea Research, Vol:90, ISSN:1385-1101, Pages:64-82

Frommel AY, Maneja R, Lowe D, et al., 2014, Organ damage in Atlantic herring larvae as a result of ocean acidification, Ecological Applications, Vol:24, ISSN:1051-0761, Pages:1131-1143

Milano I, Babbucci M, Cariani A, et al., 2014, Outlier SNP markers reveal fine-scale genetic structuring across European hake populations (<i>Merluccius merluccius</i>), Molecular Ecology, Vol:23, ISSN:0962-1083, Pages:118-135

Chang M-Y, Geffen AJ, 2013, Taxonomic and geographic influences on fish otolith microchemistry, Fish and Fisheries, Vol:14, ISSN:1467-2960, Pages:458-492

Exadactylos A, Malandrakis EE, Panagiotaki P, et al., 2013, The development of size variation in Dover sole, <i>Solea solea</i> and turbot, <i>Scophthalmus maximus</i>: genetic variability between different geographical and among year class farmed strains, Aquaculture Research, Vol:44, ISSN:1355-557X, Pages:1912-1925

Maneja RH, Frommel AY, Browman HI, et al., 2013, The swimming kinematics of larval Atlantic cod, <i>Gadus morhua</i> L., are resilient to elevated seawater <i>p</i>CO<sub>2</sub>, Marine Biology, Vol:160, ISSN:0025-3162, Pages:1963-1972


Geffen AJ, Pittman K, Imsland AK, 2015, Synergies between aquaculture and fisheries, FLATFISHES: BIOLOGY AND EXPLOITATION, 2ND EDITION, Editor(s): Gibson, Nash, Geffen, VanDerVeer, JOHN WILEY &amp; SONS LTD, Pages:491-518, ISBN:978-1-118-50119-1

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