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Elizabeth Cook is Head of the United Nations University (UNU) and Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) Associate Institute, Senior Lecturer in Marine Biology, specialising in Marine Invasive Species at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), Programme Leader for the Erasmus Plus Joint Master Degree in Aquaculture, Environment and Society (ACES) and Lead Scientist on a new RCUK Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) - Global SeaweedSTAR (GS*). The latest £6M programme will assist researchers in developing countries, including Indonesia, Philippines and Tanzania to safeguard the future of their seaweed industries, which support the livelihoods of millions of families.
She has published over 65 peer-reviewed papers, including a book and 5 book chapters on a variety of topics ranging from sea urchin nutrition to environmental impacts of aquaculture to marine invasive species.
She has previously managed 2 EU projects concerning the impacts of aquaculture and the development of new species for aquaculture, led 2 UK-wide projects on marine invasive species and been involved in an EU COST programme "European Information System for Alien Species" and a NERC International Overseas Fund Global Seaweed Programme. She is also currently working as a Co-I with a Marie Curie Training Network (ALFF). She is also a member of the Scottish Government Working Group on Non Native Species, which produced the Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011; Scottish Government Working Group on Marine Non Native Species; MASTS Graduate School Committee; UHI Research Practitioners Group. She is a handling editor for the journals 'Aquatic Invasions' and 'BioInvasion Records'.
She has recently also led the development of biosecurity guidance for marine invasive non-native species, which in now being used by environment agencies across the UK and has worked in collaboration with colleagues in China, Canada, Chile, New Zealand, USA and numerous countries in the Mediterranean.
Dr Cook provides policy advice on marine invasive alien species and biosecurity to international and national organisations including:
- United Nations University
- ICES/IOC/IMO Working Group on Ballast and Other Ship Vectors (WGBOSV)
- GB Non-native Species Secretariat
- Scottish Government Working Group on non-native species
- Scottish Government Working Group on marine non-native species
- Scottish Natural Heritage
- Scottish Environmental Protection Agency
- Natural England
- Natural Resources Wales
- Orkney Islands Council
- Department of the Environment, Isle of Man
- Environment Agency (England)
- Shetland Oil Terminal Environmental Assessment Group
Dr Cook is also a handling editor for the Journals 'Aquatic Invasions' and 'BioInvasions Records'.
Dr Cook is the Programme Leader for the Erasmus Plus Joint Master Degree in Aquaculture, Environment and Society (ACES) (www.emm-aces.org) (#AquaStudents), she is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and teaches on a number of courses on the UHI Marine Science Degree, including Marine Biology (Module Leader), Marine Zoology and Marine Conservation.
Dr Cook has supervised 9 Ph.D. and 8 M.Sc./ undergraduate students. She currently is supervising 3 PhD students:
Rebecca Giesler (NERC DTP3) – (2014 -2018) – Biosecurity and Blue Build. Director of Studies.
Claire Canning (IDCORE) – (2014 – 2017) – Corrosion and Biofouling on offshore renewables. Director of Studies
Ian Campbell(SAMS, UHI Thurso, St Andrews and STATOIL) – (2016-2019). Non-native species and biosecurity of floating wind turbines. Director of Studies.
Dr Cook has also been the external examiner for 5 PhD vivas (University of Nantes, University of Cork, University of Trondheim, Rhodes University, South Africa and University of Wageningen, The Netherlands)
Doctor of Science, Edinburgh Napier University
1 Sep 1996 → 1 Oct 1999
Award Date: 29 Oct 1999
Master in Science, Heriot Watt University
1 Sep 1994 → 31 Jul 1995
Award Date: 31 Aug 1995
Bachelor of Science, University of Bristol
1 Sep 1991 → 29 Jul 1994
Award Date: 29 Jul 1994
Committee Member, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation1 Jul 2015 → …
Committee Member, AquaNIS: online information system on aquatic non-indigenous species1 Mar 2013 → …
Committee Member, International Council for the Exploration of the Sea1 May 2011 → …
Handling Editor1 May 2011 → …
Fellow1 Feb 2011 → …
Committee Member1 Jul 2006 → …
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- marine biology, marine ecology, environmental impacts, marine renewables, Atlantic salmon, seabirds, biofilms
- seaweed aquaculture
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Exploring, harnessing and conserving marine genetic resources towards a sustainable seaweed aquacultureBrakel, J., Sibonga, R. C., Dumilag, R. V., Montalescot, V., Campbell, I., Cottier‐cook, E. J., Ward, G., Le Masson, V., Liu, T., Msuya, F. E., Brodie, J., Lim, P. & Gachon, C. M. M., 29 Jun 2021, In: Plants, People, Planet. 3, 4, p. 337-349 13 p.
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Seaweed aquaculture: a preliminary assessment of biosecurity measures for controlling the ice-ice syndrome and pest outbreaks of a Kappaphycus farmKambey, C. S. B., Campbell, I., Cottier-cook, E. J., Nor, A. R. M., Kassim, A., Sade, A. & Lim, P. E., 2 Aug 2021, In: Journal of Applied Phycology. 19 p.
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Campbell, I., Cottier-cook, E. J., Luhan, M. R. J., Ferriols, V. M. E. N. & Hurtado, A. Q., 26 Jan 2021, In: Journal of Applied Phycology. 2021, 14 p.
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An analysis of the current status and future of biosecurity frameworks for the Indonesian seaweed industryKambey, C. S. B., Campbell, I., Sondak, C. F. A., Nor, A. R. M., Lim, P. E. & Cottier-cook, E. J., 2 Jan 2020, In: Journal of Applied Phycology.
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Campbell, I., Msuya, F. E., Buriyo, A. S. & Cottier-cook, E. J., 7 Aug 2020, In: Journal of Applied Phycology. 2020, 12 p.
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Invasive non‐native species likely to threaten biodiversity and ecosystems in the Antarctic Peninsula regionHughes, K. A., Pescott, O. L., Peyton, J., Adriaens, T., Cottier‐cook, E. J., Key, G., Rabitsch, W., Tricarico, E., Barnes, D. K. A., Baxter, N., Belchier, M., Blake, D., Convey, P., Dawson, W., Frohlich, D., Gardiner, L. M., González‐moreno, P., James, R., Malumphy, C., Martin, S. & 13 others, , 13 Jan 2020, In: Global Change Biology. 15 p.
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Hughes, A. D. & Cottier-Cook, E. J., 8 Jan 2020, Developments in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science: Sea Urchins:Biology and Ecology. Elsevier, Vol. 43. p. 487-496 10 p. (Developments in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science; vol. 43).
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