Olly Dawes

Marine Taxonomist (Invertebrates and Fish) and Sedimentologist, Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies (IECS)

Faculty of Science and Engineering

School of Environmental Sciences

o.j.dawes@hull.ac.uk

01482 465290

Olly has developed into a highly-regarded marine taxonomist in both the commercial and research sector since graduating from the University in 2001.

Together with his colleagues, he has helped to establish the reputation of the Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies (IECS), the school and the University in marine invertebrate taxonomy.

Olly is also responsible for developing the IECS's and the school's particle size analysis capability using laser diffraction.

Through his commercial/research expertise, Olly provides invaluable help for undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as for visiting researchers.

Research

Research Interests

  • Marine invertebrate taxonomy from polychaetes to bryzoa

  • Zoology

  • Marine biology and ecology

  • Marine sediments/sedimentology (particle size analysis)

Publications

Leighton A, Bailey M J and Dawes O J, 'Monitoring of Anguilla anguilla at South Humber Bank Power Station', SBB372-F1-2013, Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies (2013)

Bhatia N, Thomson S, Musk W, Dawes O J, Baulcomb C and Butterfield J, 'Dogger Bank Teesside A & B Landfall: Intertidal and Phase 1 biotope survey', YBB234-F-2013, Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies (2013)

Franco A, Bailey M J, Baulcomb C, Bell E, Dawes O J, Musk W, Leighton A and Thomson S, 'Mersey Channel: Benthic Characterisation Study 2012', ZBB802-F-2012, Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies (2012)

Bailey M J, Dawes O J, Leighton A, Musk W, Smith T and Thomson S, 'Firth of Forth (Round 3) Offshore Wind Farm Development: Post Survey Report Benthic Services', ZBB776-P1-F-2012, Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies (2012)

Bhatia N, Leighton A, Dawes O J, Bailey M J and Baulcomb C, 'Teesside Landfall: Intertidal and Phase 1 biotope survey', ZBB807-F-2012, Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies (2012)

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Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BSc Hons Marine Biology, University of Hull (2001)

Professional highlights

Integral, along with colleagues, to establishing the IECS laboratory as one of the most highly regarded laboratories for marine invertebrate taxonomy in the UK since joining in 2001.

The lab is a member of the NE Atlantic Marine Biological Analytical Quality Control Scheme, and has been placed first or second of all participating laboratories in the UK for the invertebrate ring test component for the last 10 years.

As a consequence, IECS undertake a great deal of work for competent monitoring authorities, such as CEFAS, EA, NE, SEPA and NRW. The high quality data we provide is used to inform marine planning decisions and provide information for marine monitoring programmes.