Dr. Samantha Jane Howlett

Lancaster University

Email: s.howlett@lancaster.ac.uk

Samantha looked at how climatic disruptions affect grazing and herbivory rates on coral reefs, and exploring bottom-up drivers to changes to fish abundance and distribution, for her PhD research at Lancaster University. The project was funded by the BNP Paribas and was part of the REEF Services project conducted through Le Centre de Recherches Insulaires et Observatoire de l’Environnement (CRIOBE) in Moorea, French Polynesia. Samantha was supervised by Prof Nick Graham (LEC) and Dr Valeriano Parravicini (EPHE).

What’s next?

Samantha is working as a Business Development Manager for NatureMetrics, a company involved with the use of eDNA techniques to address challenges in biodiversity monitoring.

Selected Publications

  • Vaughan EJ, Wilson SK, Howlett SJ, Parravicini V, Williams GJ (2021) Nitrogen enrichment in macroalgae following mass coral mortality. COral Reefs 40(3): 767-776
  • Robinson JPW, McDevitt-Irwin JM, Dajka JC, Hadj-Hammou J, Howlett S, Graba-Landry A, Hoey AS, Nash KL, Wilson SK, Graham NAJ (2019) Habitat and fishing control grazing potential on coral reefs. Functional Ecology 34(1): 240-251