Bio Controlled Enviromt Facility & Specimen Stores Mgr
I am a laboratory manager at BAS with responsibility for the biological specimens storage facilities (-80°C, -20°C, +4°C and preserved specimen storage) and various laboratory facilities and services including elemental (CHN) analysis.
I have spent 8 summers and 2 winters in Antarctica, first over-wintering at Rothera Research Station from November 1998 to March 2001 as terrestrial biology field research assistant (spectroradiometry, micro-meteorological stations, controlled environment facilities, field collections & laboratory management).
1993-1996: Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (now CEH), Bangor, Air Pollution and Climate Change Section – Air Pollution Research Facilities Manager (hardware and software engineering, data analysis, ecophysiology).
1986-1993: Research Assistant at the University of Nottingham Sutton Bonington Campus, Department of Physiology and Environmental Science – from 1986-1991 as an Air Pollution Exposure Systems Technician (primarily control systems hardware and software engineering, data analysis, ecophysiology) and from 1991-1993 as statistician and analyst for a European (UNECE) programme on the effects of ozone pollution on crops.
1984-1986: NERC funded research studentship at Loughborough University of Technology Environmental Biology Unit looking at reproductive strategies and population differentiation in Cladocera using genetically determined enzyme polymorphism.
1980-1983: Loughborough University of Technology, Department of Human Sciences BSc degree in Animal and Plant Ecology.
Saucede, Thomas, Griffiths, Huw, Moreau, Camille, Jackson, Jennifer, Sands, Chester, Downey, Rachel, Reed, Adam, Mackenzie, Melanie, Geissler, Paul, Linse, Katrin. (2015) East Weddell Sea echinoids from the JR275 expedition. Zookeys, 504. 1-10. 10.3897/zookeys.504.8860
Moreau, Camille, Linse, Katrin, Griffiths, Huw, Barnes, David, Kaiser, Stefanie, Glover, Adrian, Sands, Chester, Strugnell, Jan, Enderlein, Peter, Geissler, Paul. (2013) Amundsen Sea Mollusca from the BIOPEARL II expedition. ZooKeys, 294. 1-8. doi:10.3897/zookeys.294.4796
Atkinson, Angus, Schmidt, Katrin, Fielding, Sophie, Kawaguchi, S, Geissler, Paul. (2012) Variable food absorption by Antarctic krill: Relationships between diet, egestion rate and the composition and sinking rates of their fecal pellets. Deep Sea Research II, 59-60. 147-158. 10.1016/j.dsr2.2011.06.008
Clark, Melody S., Geissler, Paul, Waller, Catherine, Fraser, Keiron P.P., Barnes, David K.A., Peck, Lloyd S.. (2008) Low heat shock thresholds in wild Antarctic intertidal limpets (Nacella concinna).. Cell Stress and Chaperones, 13. 51-58. doi:10.1007/s12192-008-0015-7
Newsham, K.K., Geissler, P.A., Nicolson, M.J., Peat, H.J., Lewis-Smith, R.I.. (2005) Sequential reduction of UV-B radiation in the field alters the pigmentation of an Antarctic leafy liverwort. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 54. 22-32. doi:10.1016/j.envexpbot.2004.05.006