Robert B. Thorpe is a research scientist based at the Lowestoft Cefas laboratory. Robert has worked at Cefas since 2012. Prior to this, he worked at the UK Met Office, where he spent 10+ years designing, operating, and interpreting the output from global coupled climate models. Robert’s main lines of work at the Met Office involved modelling the thermohaline circulation (Gulf Stream) response to climate change, and being part of the team developing an operational air-quality model for the UK.
At Cefas Robert’s research interests focus on developing methods for multispecies stock assessment that can be used in the ICES advisory process, modelling with large ensembles, and on understanding and communicating the impact of uncertainty on projections of stock behaviour. Robert is also interested in understanding the behaviour of the North Sea fish community over the course of the 20th century, and on developing individual-based models using fish life history traits.
Research Publications: Google Scholar, Research Gate