Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences








Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Microbes play a pivotal role in the functioning of ecosystems, they act as emerging pathogens, but also as ecosystem engineers, underpinning ecologically and economically valuable processes, such as carbon sequestration and waste processing. They also form discrete ecological units with eukaryotic hosts (holobionts). As nature is under increasing threat from anthropogenic activity, at local and global scales, so too are the microbial communities and functions that underpin every ecosystem. I am interested in understanding the intricate roles of microbial communities in aquatic ecosystems, the impact that anthropogenic change is having on their ecosystem services, and how we can harness them to solve environmental problems. Please see my website for more details.



Williams J, Pettorelli N, Hartmann A, et al., 2023, Decline of a distinct coral reef holobiont community under ocean acidification, Microbiome, ISSN:2049-2618

Ransome E, Hobbs F, Jones S, et al., 2023, Evaluating the transmission risk of SARS-CoV-2 from sewage pollution, Science of the Total Environment, Vol:858, ISSN:0048-9697, Pages:1-8

Jones S, Bell T, Coleman CM, et al., 2022, Testing bats in rehabilitation for SARS-CoV-2 before release into the wild, Conservation Science and Practice, Vol:4, ISSN:2578-4854

Chung KF, Abubakar-Waziri H, Kalaiarasan G, et al., 2022, SARS-CoV2 and Air Pollution Interactions: Airborne Transmission and COVID-19, Molecular Frontiers Journal, Vol:06, ISSN:2529-7325, Pages:1-6

Casey JM, Ransome E, Collins AG, et al., 2021, DNA metabarcoding marker choice skews perception of marine eukaryotic biodiversity, Environmental Dna, Vol:3, ISSN:2637-4943, Pages:1229-1246

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