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Robert Mrowicki


Robert Mrowicki, PhD Student

BA (Hons) Biological Sciences (1st Class), 2005, University of Oxford

MSc Marine Environmental Protection, 2006, University of Wales, Bangor

 

Contact Information

Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 2030 (Direct line)

Fax: +44 (0)28 9097 5877

Email: rmrowicki01@qub.ac.uk

Room: Medical Biology Centre – 6.38

 

Research Interests

Using intertidal rocky shore communities as model ecosystems, my research is focused on determining how relationships between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning vary with environmental context. I am primarily concerned with the influence of shore exposure, habitat type and temperature on producer-consumer interactions across multiple trophic levels, and employ field- and mesocosm-based approaches.

 

Publications

Frontier-Madagascar (2008) Mrowicki, R.J. & Fanning, E. (eds) Benthic Community Structure and Sea Urchin Distribution: The Bay of Diego-Suarez. Frontier-Madagascar Environmental Research Report 21. Society for Environmental Exploration, UK and Institut Halieutique et des Sciences Marines, Toliara. 30pp.

Houldcroft, E., Smith, C., Mrowicki, R.J., Headland, L., Grieveson, S., Jones, T.A. & Dawkins, M.S. (2008) Welfare implications of nipple drinkers for broiler chickens. Animal Welfare 17: 1-10.

Mrowicki, R.J. (2007) The abundance and distribution of holothurians (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) in the shallow coastal lagoon of Rodrigues, Mauritius. SPC Bêche-de-Mer Information Bulletin No. 25: 43.