Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences (Silwood Park)

Advanced Research Fellow







MunroSilwood Park





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.




Henson SA, Laufkotter C, Leung S, et al., 2022, Uncertain response of ocean biological carbon export in a changing world, Nature Geoscience, Vol:15, ISSN:1752-0894, Pages:248-254

Ward D, Melbourne-Thomas J, Pecl GT, et al., 2022, Safeguarding marine life: conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems, Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, Vol:32, ISSN:0960-3166, Pages:65-100

Halfter S, Cavan EL, Butterworth P, et al., 2022, "Sinking dead"-How zooplankton carcasses contribute to particulate organic carbon flux in the subantarctic Southern Ocean, Limnology and Oceanography, Vol:67, ISSN:0024-3590, Pages:13-25

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

Hill SL, Pinkerton MH, Ballerini T, 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

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