Sophie has worked at Cefas Lowestoft laboratory since 2003, mainly as a plankton ecologist with a view to undertake research into the role of zooplankton in the marine ecosystem and its influence on fisheries. She has experience in the analysis of long-term time series and, in 2005, Sophie won an associate researcher grant with SAHFOS as a result of collaboration and gained knowledge of CPR data. Her research includes studies on the impact of climate change on the recruitment of commercial marine fish species and the development of individual based models. More recently, Sophie has developed an interest in gelatinous plankton, including the spread of non-native species and their impact on invaded ecosystems. She is currently leading on a Defra contract to optimize the monitoring of zooplankton aiming to satisfy the needs of modellers and policy makers, and is increasingly involved in the design of a new UK monitoring program for plankton. She has been an active member of the ICES Group on Zooplankton Ecology since 2004, chaired the workshop on Mnemiopsis Science in 2014 and is an honorary lecturer at the University of East Anglia.
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