Rebecca Ross

Telephone: 90877529
Department: Bunnsamfunn

Post doctoral researcher with the MAREANO project

Key Interests:

- Deep seascape ecology 

- Habitat mapping

- Predictive modelling

- Larval dispersal modelling

- Conservation and management advice

- Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems

- Megabenthos identification from imagery


Curriculum Vitae


2012 – 2016 PhD Marine Science, Plymouth University, UK.

2006 – 2007 MSc Science Media Production. Imperial College, London, UK.

2002 – 2005 BSc (Hons) Marine Biology & Coastal Ecology. University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK



- Ross, R.E., Wort, E.J.G., Howell, K.L. (2019) Combining Distribution and Dispersal Models to Identify a Particularly Vulnerable Marine Ecosystem. Frontiers in Marine Science 6: 574. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00574

- Bouchet, P.J., et al. (in Ross, R.E.) (2019) Better Model Transfers Require Knowledge of Mechanisms. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 34, 489-490 (Letter) doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2019.04.006

- Yates, K.L., et al. (inc Ross, R.E.) (2018) Outstanding Challenges in the Transferability of Ecological Models. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 33, 790-802 doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2018.08.001

Woodall, L.C., et al. (inc. Ross, R.E.) (2018). A multidisciplinary approach for generating globally consistent data on mesophotic, deep-pelagic, and bathyal biological communities. Oceanography 31, 76-89. doi: 10.5670/oceanog.2018.301

- Ross, R.E. et al. (2017) Towards 'ecological coherence': assessing larval dispersal within a network of existing Marine Protected Areas. Deep Sea Research Part I. 126, 128-138. doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2017.06.004

- Ross, R.E. et al. (2016) Increasing the Depth of Current Understanding: Sensitivity Testing of Deep-Sea Larval Dispersal Models. PLoS ONE 11, e0161220 . doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0140061

Ross, L.K., Ross, R.E. et al.(2015) The Influence of Data Resolution on Predicted Distribution and Estimates of Extent of Current Protection of Three ‘Listed’ Deep-Sea Habitats. PLoS ONE 10: e0140061. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0140061

Hilário, A., et al. (inc Ross, R.E.) (2015) Estimating dispersal distance in the deep sea: challenges and applications to marine reserves. Frontiers in Marine Science, 2,6. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2015.00006

Ross, R.E. & Howell, K.L. (2013) Use of predictive habitat modelling to assess the distribution and extent of the current protection of “listed” deep-sea habitats. Diversity and Distributions, 19, 433-445. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12010

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