Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society

Dr Alan Fox

Institution: SAMS / UHI
Department / group: Ocean Physics
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Research interests:

Ocean circulation and climate, hydrodynamic modelling and Lagrangian particle tracking, ocean physics, deep-sea circulation and connectivity of marine ecosystems

Career history:

1992-1995 PDRA Department of Mathematics, University of Exeter

1995-2001 PDRA Department of Meteorology, University of Edinburgh

2001-20003 Senior Research Fellow, NSSC, University of Reading

2014-2016 Daphne Jackson Research Fellow, School of Life Sciences, Heriot-Watt University

2016-2019 PDRA School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh

2019-present PDRA, SAMS/UHI

Active research projects:

EU Blue-Action: Arctic impact on weather and climate. Blue-Action is a major European research project investigating the effect of a changing Arctic on weather and climate.

NERC CLASS – Climate Linked Atlantic Sector Science.

Recent publications:

Gary SF, Fox AD, Biastoch A, Roberts JM, Cunningham SA (2020) Larval behaviour, dispersal and population connectivity in the deep sea. Scientific Reports 10: 10675

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. (2020) Exceptional 20th Century Ocean Circulation in the Northeast Atlantic. Geophysical Research Letters. 47, 10.

Fox, A.D., D.W. Corne, C.G. Mayorga Adame, J.A. Polton, L.-A. Henry, and J.M. Roberts. 2019. “An Efficient Multi-Objective Optimization Method for Use in the Design of Marine Protected Area Networks.” Frontiers in Marine Science 6 (FEB).

Henry, L.-A., C.G. Mayorga-Adame, A.D. Fox, J.A. Polton, J.S. Ferris, F. McLellan, C. McCabe, T. Kutti, and J.M. Roberts. 2018. “Ocean Sprawl Facilitates Dispersal and Connectivity of Protected Species.” Scientific Reports 8 (1).

Fox, A.D., L.-A. Henry, D.W. Corne, and J.M. Roberts. 2016. “Sensitivity of Marine Protected Area Network Connectivity to Atmospheric Variability.” Royal Society Open Science 3 (11).

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