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Coastal Science

Marine Science


Trained in Oceanography at Southampton University, John Humphreys' primary interest is the benthic fauna of estuaries and harbours in southern England. His recent research has focussed on the naturalisation and spread of the Manila clam Ruditapes philippinarum in the context of rising sea temperatures associated with climate change. His books include The Ecology of Poole Harbour , edited with Vincent May and published by Elsevier in 2005.

Facilities for field-based contract work include a 5.1m powerboat and small laboratory. John Humphreys is a chartered biologist and Fellow of the Institute of Biology. jhc also offers consultancy services relating to coastal zone management and fisheries, including policy development and implementation, literature surveys and reports etc.


Related Journal Publications

Humphreys, J, Caldow, RGW McGrorty, S West, Jensen, AC (2007) Population dynamics of naturalised Manila clams Ruditapes philippinarum in British Coastal waters.
Marine Biology
151 (6) 2255 - 2270
Caldow, RGW Stillman, RA Le V.dit Durrell, SEA West, AD McGrorty, S Goss-Custard, JD Wood, PJ, Humphreys, J (2007) Benefits to shorebirds from invasion of a non-native shellfish
Proceedings of the Royal Society B 274, 1449-1455
Humphreys, J and May, V (2005) Science, Development and Management
The Ecology of Poole Harbour 259-262