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Name Dr Steve Simpson
Job title Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences
Department School of Biological Sciences University of Bristol
Personal web page http://www.bristol.ac.uk/biology/person/?personKey=njDuCp365xFexnW532D9vM92gtDcWU
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Email address
 
Telephone number work(0117) 954 5909
Out-of-hours contact details home07900 551 883
Qualifications BSc(Liv), MRes(York), PhD(York)
Professional details
Keywords ecology
fish
fisheries
climate change
marine biology
coral reefs
animal behaviour
Cabot Institute
Areas of expertise I am a marine biologist and fish ecologist, with particular interests in coral reef fishes, commercial fisheries, climate change, fish behaviour, and aquaculture.

I specifically work on:

* The effects of climate change on European fish communities
* Underwater noise and its influence on fish behaviour
* Fish population biology and dispersal
* Population connectivity and marine protected areas.

My work combines overseas fieldwork, often in remote and challenging third world environments, with laboratory-based behaviour experiments and computer modelling.

I am a well-trained and skilled communicator with a passion for delivering science to the public and to children.

I am a NERC / Cabot Institute Knowledge Exchange Fellow, which means in addition to my research, I have regular and strategic meetings with policymakers, industrial partners and management and conservation agencies.
Media experience I won the Daily Telegraph Science Writer Competition in 2001.

I have given interviews on BBC Countryfile, BBC Radio 4 Series "The Sound of Life", BBC Radio 4 and World Service, and on International Radio (NPR, CBC, ABC, Radio Sweden, Deutschland Radio).

I have provided expert comment for New Scientist and the Edinburgh Evening News.

My work has been covered widely, including: Science, Nature, Scientific American, National Geographic, Guardian, Independent, Telegraph, Financial Times, New York Times, Seattle Times, and Sydney Morning Herald.

I regularly give advice for TV series, including BBC Life, Wild Arabia, and Survival, and to recent series by Bear Grylls and Marcus du Sautoy.