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Sven Richard Laming

Sven Richard Laming

Investigador Auxiliar


  • Researcher ID: Q-3470-2019
  • ORCID: 0000-0002-1316-486X
  • Ciencia ID:
  • Departamento: Biologia
  • Grupo de Investigação: Ecologia Marinha e Estuarina
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: Laming, SR


Interesses de investigação

IMPACTS OF MINING ACTIVITY ON THE ABYSSAL BENTHOS
Identifying developmental and reproductive indicators in the Anthozoa to assess mining impacts

ADAPTIVE LIFE-CYCLE ECOLOGY IN CHEMOSYMBIOTIC ORGANISMS
Identifying adaptive developmental traits in marine molluscs from reducing environments

HOLOBIONT BIOLOGY AND SYMBIONT BIOGEOGRAPHY
Trends in host-symbiont associations as a function of host ontogeny and species and sink habitat

COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY THEORY
Repeatability of / interindividual variability in organismal performance as a driver for selection

Graus académicos

2011 - 14: PhD in Deep-Sea Biology – Très honorable - Sorbonne (France) & Uni. de Aveiro (Portugal)
2009 - 10: MSc in Marine Biology – Distinction - Bangor University (UK)
1999 - 02: BSc (Hons) in Oceanography with Marine Biology – 2.1 – University of Southampton (UK)

Atividades científicas

03/2019 - present: Assistant Researcher (REDEEM) at CESAM, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
03/2017 – 08/2018: Post-doctoral researcher (REMIMA) at Ifremer Bretagne, France
01/ 2015 – 01/ 2017: Hiatus from Science (for personal reasons)
10/2014 – 12/2014: Post-doctoral researcher (LOCEAN) at Sorbonne Universities, France

Outros

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS DSBS
DSBS Travel Award 2018: Awarded based on merit of abstract
Erasmus Mundus Scholarship: Awarded to undertake the MARES doctoral programme
Jeffrey-Jones Memorial prize: awarded for the highest marks in MSc Marine Biology in 2010
Placed on the Dean’s List for the Faculty of Science: University of Southampton

NON-ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
BSAC Sports Diver (~ PADI Advanced Open-Water/Rescue Diver)

MEMBERSHIP OF CLUBS AND SOCIETIES
DSBS (Deep Sea Biology Society)
INDEEP (International network for scientific investigation of deep-sea ecosystems)
British Sub Aqua Club (Sports Diver)
Seasearch (NI): Ongoing voluntary project mapping out near-shore biotopes in Ireland

Publicações

Projetos

REDEEM - Resiliência de corais antozoários à mineração no mar profundo, uma abordagem holobiontica Ver mais

Orientações científicas

Academic qualifications and Research interests


Academic Qualifications


Years 2011 – 2014


Universités Sorbonne, Paris (PhD); Deep-Sea Biology; Très Honorable


Thesis Title


Patterns in adaptive developmental biology and symbioses of small-sized deep-sea chemosymbiotic mussels (Bathymodiolinae).


Research examined life-cycle biology in small-sized deep-sea chemosymbiotic-mussel species (Bathymodiolinae) that colonise organic falls and hydrocarbon seeps in the Mediterranean and Atlantic, to identify how they are adapted to survive and prosper in these reducing habitats. An interdisciplinary approach, employing molecular, histological and aquarium-based observations was applied to specimens representing the entire post-larval to adult size spectrum, collected from multiple habitats and locations. The research provided new data concerning changing patterns in anatomy, maturation, reproductive biology, symbiont acquisition and proliferation, and ontogenetic shifts in nutritional mode, in the context of ongoing host development and growth


 


Year 2010


Bangor University, Wales (Masters); Marine Biology; Distinction; Jeremy Jones Memorial Award (for coming top of the year)


Project Title


Interindividual variability in the escape-response of the Queen scallop, Aequipecten opercularis.


The study examined the escape response of Aequipecten opercularis (L.) for repeatable, interindividual variability, to identify whether locomotor performance in marine invertebrates may be subject to selective pressures. Repeatability trials were performed to assess: 1) whether locomotor performance was significantly variable across individuals and; 2) whether this variability (where identified) was repeatable through time, where individuals demonstrate temporally consistent ranking in performance. The interindividual variability in the escape response of A. opercularis was quantitatively assessed over a timescale of 2 days, 7 days and 28 days following an initial trial (trial 0), recorded using high-speed video-capture (240 fps) following stimulation from a known predator Asterias rubens (L.).Performance was categorised by measures of response latency, burst and average clap-rate, total number of claps and total duration spent clapping. There was little deterioration in repeatability over time (valuesfrom 0.634 – 0.411 up to 28 days after the initial trial) suggesting long-term stability in these measures (excluding average clap-rate). Intraclass correlation and Kendall’s concordance analysis revealed similar results. Based on these results, this study concluded that locomotor performance in queen scallops would be subject to natural selection, if it can be shown to be heritable and confer a fitness advantage.


 


Years 1999 - 2002


University of Southampton (England, UK); Oceanography with Marine Biology (Hons); Upper Second Class Honours


Project title


Calcite production in the coccolithophorid Emiliania huxleyi : A comparison of two methods of measurement.  


Briefly the calcification took the form of coccoliths on the exterior of the test. One method used measurements of the alkalinity of the samples and thus inferred calcite levels through titration against sulphuric acid and the other was based on direct calcite measurement using mass spectrometry. The results showed a statistically supported 1:1 ratio between these methods.


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