Alan Fox

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  • Postdoctoral Researcher, SAMS
  • United Kingdom

  • 277 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
1993 …2020

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Research expertise

My current research interests are in AMOC and subpolar gyre dynamics and climate change, and the changes they drive in ecosystem-relevant fluxes in the North Atlantic.

I use ocean modelling and Lagrangian particle tracking techniques to examine recent variability in circulation pathways. The addition of larval behaviour to the Lagrangian models allows the modelling of connectivity between deep-sea benthic populations and prediction of how connectivity might change under future conditions of changing circulation, ocean acidification and increasing exploitation of the deep-sea.

I am also interested in developing methods, using techniques from multi-objective optimisation and network analysis, to include connectivity information in conservation planning in the deep sea.

Current research projects

ATLAS. Funded by EU Horizon 2020. 2016-20. My roles within ATLAS are the analysis of data from the new physical and ecosystem flux arrays; and modelling the impact of biological parameters on the Lagrangian connectivity of North Atlantic ecosystems.

Blue-Action. Funded by EU Horizon 2020. 2016-21. My role is within a work package examining lower latitude drivers of Arctic changes, where SAMS leads the research on mechanisms of heat and freshwater transfer from subpolar gyres to the Arctic regions.

Highlight past projects

Daphne Jackson Fellowship. Funded by Heriot-Watt University. 2014-16. The Daphne Jackson Trust helps return STEM researchers to their careers after a break. In 2014 I received one of their Fellowships on “A graph theory approach to assessing connectivity of protected areas in Scottish waters with particular application to cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa.

Academic Qualifications

1992 PhD Physical Oceanography. Bangor University

1989 MSc Physical Oceanography. Bangor University

1986 BSc Mathematics. University of Newcastle uplon Tyne

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Research Output

  • 277 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
  • 13 Article
  • 1 Chapter

Exceptional 20th Century Ocean Circulation in the Northeast Atlantic

Spooner, P. T., Thornalley, D. J. R., Oppo, D. W., Fox, A. D., Radionovskaya, S., Rose, N. L., Mallett, R., Cooper, E. & Roberts, J. M., 13 May 2020, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 47, 10, 10 p.

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  • Larval behaviour, dispersal and population connectivity in the deep sea

    Gary, S. F., Fox, A. D., Biastoch, A., Roberts, J. M. & Cunningham, S. A., 30 Jun 2020, In : Scientific Reports. 10, 1, 12 p., 10675.

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    An Efficient Multi-Objective Optimization Method for Use in the Design of Marine Protected Area Networks

    Fox, A. D., Corne, D. W., Mayorga Adame, C. G., Polton, J. A., Henry, L. & Roberts, J. M., 5 Feb 2019, In : Frontiers in Marine Science. 6, 15 p.

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Ocean sprawl facilitates dispersal and connectivity of protected species

    Henry, L., Mayorga-adame, C. G., Fox, A. D., Polton, J. A., Ferris, J. S., Mclellan, F., Mccabe, C., Kutti, T. & Roberts, J. M., 1 Dec 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, 11 p., 11346.

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  • 14 Citations (Scopus)
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    The effect of local hydrodynamics on the spatial extent and morphology of cold-water coral habitats at Tisler Reef, Norway

    De Clippele, L. H., Huvenne, V. A. I., Orejas, C., Lundälv, T., Fox, A., Hennige, S. J. & Roberts, J. M., 1 Mar 2018, In : Coral Reefs. 37, 1, p. 253-266 14 p.

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  • 8 Citations (Scopus)

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