Dr Christopher Griffiths
School of Biosciences
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School of Biosciences
Alfred Denny Building
- PDRA in Food Web Ecology, University of Sheffield (May 2020 - present)
- Fisheries Scientist, CEFAS (Oct 2018 - Apr 2020)
- PhD, University of Sheffield (Oct 2014 - Sep 2018)
- MRes, University of Aberdeen (Sep 2013 - Sep 2014)
- BSc, University of Sheffield (Oct 2009 - Jun 2012)
- Research interests
My work explores the structure, function and composition of food webs. I'm particularly interested in the scaling of ecology and how we can use information gained at the level of the individual to learn about population and community-level dynamics. To this end, I use multi-species bioenergetic models, built on individual-level processes, to investigate how food webs might respond to past, present and future stressors.
I'm also very interested in animal movement. My work considers how telemetry data can be used to investigate the behaviour, seasonality and stock structure of marine fish. I actively contribute to ICES working groups and see tagging data as a small window into a marine world that it often otherwise unobservable. I code in R and Julia. I model things. I love a good graph.
- Diving into the vertical dimension of elasmobranch movement ecology. Science Advances, 8(33).
- Pollen derived macromolecules serve as a new class of ice-nucleating cryoprotectants. Scientific Reports, 12(1).
- Refocusing multiple stressor research around the targets and scales of ecological impacts.. Nat Ecol Evol.
- Fidelity of yellowfin tuna to seamount and island foraging grounds in the central South Atlantic Ocean. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 172.
- Yellowfin Tuna Behavioural Ecology and Catchability in the South Atlantic: The Right Place at the Right Time (and Depth). Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, 664593.
- Sustainable fishing can lead to improvements in marine ecosystem status: an ensemble-model forecast of the North Sea ecosystem. Marine Ecology Progress Series.
- Horizontal and vertical movements of starry smooth-hound Mustelus asterias in the northeast Atlantic. PLoS ONE, 15(10). View this article in WRRO
- LeMaRns: a length-based multi-species analysis by numerical simulation in R. PLoS ONE, 15(2). View this article in WRRO
- Joint modelling of multi-scale animal movement data using hierarchical hidden Markov models. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. View this article in WRRO
- Scaling marine fish movement behavior from individuals to populations. Ecology and Evolution, 8(14), 7031-7043. View this article in WRRO
- Modeling what we sample and sampling what we model: challenges for zooplankton model assessment. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4. View this article in WRRO