Chris Lynam is a food web researcher based at the LowestoftCefas laboratory. Chris has worked at Cefas since 2008, and previous to this, worked at the Irish Marine Institute on marine climate change. Chris contributes to numerous working groups including OSPAR Intersessional Correspondence Group on the Coordination of Biodiversity Assessment and Monitoring, ICES Working Group on Biodiversity Science, NERC Special Committee On Seals, UK Healthy and Biologically Diverse Seas Evidence Group and UK Biodiversity Indicators Steering Group. Chris is also a member of the Ecopath with Ecosim international consortium and the IOC/UNESCO endorsed Indicators of the Seas network ‘IndiSeas’.
His interest lies in understanding how ecosystems might be best managed for sustainable use, particularly given their responses to anthropogenic and environmental influences. As the Cefas nominated lead for foodwebs, with close contact with Defra, his role is to collate and develop science so that robust advice can be given supporting the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.
Research Publications: Google scholar, ResearchGate