Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences (Silwood Park)

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.

My background is in empirical marine biogeochemistry/ecology, mostly on the role of microbes and zooplankton in the open-ocean organic carbon sink and store (e.g. plankton poo!). I am also passionate about promoting the importance of organisms in global biogeochemical cycles, and the conservation of species for this purpose. My current role in my fellowship is to numerically model how climate change will impact Antarctic krill and the subsequent impacts to the Southern Ocean krill fishery.