Miss Ellie Ward
Research Postgraduate (PhD)
MSci Marine Biology
|Research Postgraduate (PhD) in the Department of Biosciences|
My research interests lie in fish ecology and evolution, and understanding the impacts of environmental change on ecosystems and ecosystem services.
I am currently undertaking my PhD, funded by the DurhamARCTIC research group and with supervision across the Bioscience and Geography Departments. My thesis is exploring the diversity and adaptability of populations of Arctic charr, the world’s most northernly distributed freshwater fish species. The project integrates genetic, morphological and biomarker analysis to understand the capacity of populations and sub-populations of Arctic charr to respond to environmental change.
Molecular Ecology Group
Aquatic Animal Ecology Lab
Professor A.R. Hoelzel (Biosciences)
Professor M.C. Lucas (Biosciences)
Professor E.L. Mcclymont (Geography)
- Solan, Martin, Ward, Ellie R., Wood, Christina L., Reed, Adam J., Grange, Laura J. & Godbold, Jasmin A. (2020). Climate-driven benthic invertebrate activity and biogeochemical functioning across the Barents Sea polar front. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 378(2181): 20190365.
- Solan, Martin, Ward, Ellie R., White, Ellen L., Hibberd, Elizabeth E., Cassidy, Camilla, Schuster, Jasmin M., Hale, Rachel & Godbold, Jasmin A. (2019). Worldwide measurements of bioturbation intensity, ventilation rate, and the mixing depth of marine sediments. Scientific Data 6(1).