I am a marine ecologist with a passion for conservation and a penchant for computational methods. I have a BSc in Marine Biology and Oceanography from The University of Plymouth, UK, and a PhD in Marine Biophysics from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan. In general, my research combines ecological data and theory with oceanographic models by borrowing techniques from various fields of statistics and physics. I focus on large-scale questions that address the ecology of multiple species across entire regions of the ocean.
I work within the BAS Conservation and Management team, part of the Ecosystems programme. My specific role is the Post Doctoral Research Assistant on a two-year DarwinPlus funded project Evaluating climate change risks to Patagonian and Antarctic toothfish.
Publications from NERC Open Research Archive
Tunnicliffe, Verena, Chen, Chong, Giguère, Thomas, Rowden, Ashley Alun, Watanabe, Hiromi Kayama, Brunner, Otis ORCID record for Otis Brunner. (2024) Hydrothermal vent fauna of the western Pacific Ocean: Distribution patterns and biogeographic networks. Diversity and Distributions, 30. 16 pp. 10.1111/ddi.13794