Bonner Laboratory Manager
I have a BSc in Marine Biology and an MSc in Marine Environmental Protection. I first worked for BAS in 2006 when I spent 30 months based at Rothera as the marine assistant. In 2009 I wintered as a base commander spending 12 months on South Georgia at King Edward Point. Following this I spent two further summer seasons back at Rothera as a general base assistant.
In 2014 I became the Bonner laboratory manager. I am responsible for managing the laboratory facilities at Rothera which are used by both BAS and external scientists. I provide technical support to the terrestrial and marine scientists and assist the Rothera dive team. I spend 5 months each year based at Rothera during the Antarctic summer season and the remainder of my time based in Cambridge.
Phillips, Richard A., Silk, Janet R.D., Massey, Alison, Hughes, Kevin A.. (2019) Surveys reveal increasing and globally important populations of south polar skuas and Antarctic shags in Ryder Bay (Antarctic Peninsula). Polar Biology, 42. 423-432. 10.1007/s00300-018-2432-0
Peck, Lloyd S., Massey, Alison, Thorne, Michael A.S., Clark, Melody S.. (2009) Lack of acclimation in Ophionotus victoriae: brittle stars are not fish. Polar Biology, 32. 399-402. 10.1007/s00300-008-0532-y
Peck, Lloyd S., Clark, Melody S., Morley, Simon A., Massey, Alison, Rossetti, Helen. (2009) Animal temperature limits and ecological relevance: effects of size, activity and rates of change. Functional Ecology, 23. 248-256. 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2008.01537.x
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