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Research interests

Russell joined the Water Environment Infrastructure Resilience (WEIR) unit to study phytoplankton morphology and its influence on turbulent interactions. The aim of this project is to successfully determine to what degree the size and shape of a particular phytoplankton species dictates how it interacts with different levels of turbulence. This has wider ranging implications for modelling water quality and ecosystem dynamics as well as public health,  fisheries management and climate dynamics.

In collaboration with Umeå University, Sweden, his research involves empirical data gathering via a series of mesocosm experiments involving natural phytoplankton communities progressing into 3D microscopy of different species. The end result is aiming to produce 3D-printed physicals models of individual cells for a series of hydrodynamic experiments.

Education/Academic qualification

Marine Science, Master of Oceanography, University of Southampton

Oct 20002 Jul 2004

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phytoplankton Earth & Environmental Sciences
ecosystem dynamics Earth & Environmental Sciences
mesocosm Earth & Environmental Sciences
fishery management Earth & Environmental Sciences
public health Earth & Environmental Sciences
microscopy Earth & Environmental Sciences
experiment Earth & Environmental Sciences
turbulence Earth & Environmental Sciences