Dr Rodney Forster

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Biological and Marine Sciences

Undergraduate

I teach primarily on the B Sc. Marine Biology degree programme, and contribute to other undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

I am module lead of Geographical Information Systems (500689) at Level 5, and contribute to Green Planet (500709), Marine Biology and Oceanography (500695), Marine Challenges ( 601143), Geotechnologies A: Advanced GIS ( 600264), Practical Biology (400476), and Field Studies (601124). I supervise Independent Research Projects and Structured Research Projects.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Handheld portable FTIR spectroscopy for the triage of micro and meso sized plastics in the marine environment incorporating an accelerated weathering study and an aging estimation

McCumskay, R., Tang, P. L., Mckumskay, R., Rogerson, M., Waller, C., & Forster, R. (2019). Handheld portable FTIR spectroscopy for the triage of micro and meso sized plastics in the marine environment incorporating an accelerated weathering study and an aging estimation. Spectroscopy, 34(2), 54-60

Expanding the role of participatory mapping to assess ecosystem service provision in local coastal environments

Burdon, D., Potts, T., McKinley, E., Lew, S., Shilland, R., Gormley, K., …Forster, R. (2019). Expanding the role of participatory mapping to assess ecosystem service provision in local coastal environments. Ecosystem Services, 39, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2019.101009

Observing and modelling phytoplankton community structure in the North Sea

Ford, D. A., van der Molen, J., Hyder, K., Bacon, J., Barciela, R., Creach, V., …Forster, R. (2017). Observing and modelling phytoplankton community structure in the North Sea. Biogeosciences, 14(6), 1419-1444 . https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-1419-2017

The effects of temporary exclusion of activity due to wind farm construction on a lobster (Homarus gammarus) fishery suggests a potential management approach

Roach, M., Cohen, M., Forster, R., Revill, A. S., & Johnson, M. (2018). The effects of temporary exclusion of activity due to wind farm construction on a lobster (Homarus gammarus) fishery suggests a potential management approach. ICES journal of marine science : journal du conseil, 75(4), 1416-1426. https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsy006

A decline in primary production in the North Sea over 25 years, associated with reductions in zooplankton abundance and fish stock recruitment

Capuzzo, E., Lynam, C. P., Barry, J., Stephens, D., Forster, R. M., Greenwood, N., …Engelhard, G. H. (2018). A decline in primary production in the North Sea over 25 years, associated with reductions in zooplankton abundance and fish stock recruitment. Global change biology, 24(1), e352-e364. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13916

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

NE-IFCA bait-digging MSc.

Funder

North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority

Grant

£18,724.00

Started

1 January 2017

Status

Complete

Project

DataCube Service for Copernicus

Funder

EC European Commission

Grant

£200,325.00

Started

1 January 2018

Status

Ongoing

Project

The effect of monopile-induced turbulence on local suspended sediment patterns around UK wind farms

Funder

The Crown Estate

Grant

£131,712.00

Started

1 March 2016

Status

Complete

Project

FP7 - HIGHROC (Hull added as new partner and budget transferred from Cefas)

Funder

EC European Commission

Grant

£35,260.00

Started

1 September 2015

Status

Complete

Postgraduate supervision

My current PhD students are:

Lucas Mander 2018-2021

Tobenna Uzuegbunam 2018-2021

Mohammad Al-Hurani 2019-2022

PhD thesis completed are:

External examiner role

External examiner - PhD

2018 - 2018

External examiner for PhD viva at: University of Strathclyde (January 2018), Dept of Physics University of Oxford (June 2018), Wolfson College

Journal peer reviewer

Journal peer review

2018 - 2018

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Research assessment service

Grant proposal reviewing

2017 - 2018

Reviewer for the following grant-awarding agencies: 1) January 2018 - Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring service 2) January 2018 - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft 3) November 2017 - NERC 4) August 2017 - NERC 5) September 2018 - Swiss National Research Council