Dr Chris Laing
Lecturer in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences
+44 (0)1326 259337
Peter Lanyon A087
Peter Lanyon Building, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Treliever Road, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK
Office hours: Week commencing 3rd December: Monday 1-2 pm and Friday 10-11 am
Week commencing 3rd December:
Monday 1-2 pm and Friday 10-11 am
My work focuses on environmental biogeochemical cycling staged in the context of environmental change. In particular I am interested in nutrient cycling in marine and terrestrial ecosystems. A consistent theme of my research prior to teaching has been the cycling of carbon in organic material and its subsequent release, storage and transport. This work has a strong analytical component supported by field and laboratory studies with modeling components.
Since joining Biosciences in Cornwall I have developed local research programmes that focus on monitoring the health and diversity of Cornwall's marine environment. Specifically I am working with students, Cornwall Wildlife Trust and local harbour authorities to monitor benthic community recruitment in the Fal and Seagrass health along the south coast of Cornwall
MSc in Ecology, PhD in carbon cycling
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Find out more as.exeter.ac.uk/aspire
I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and member of the education committee for CLES. Click here to see my profile on the education strategy webpage of the University as an example of multidisciplinary teaching within the ASPIRE framework.
I predominantly teach on the BSc and MSci Marine Biology degree overseeing the boatwork that is integral to this. I work with Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) on a collaborative teaching project for the Marine Biology degree with the aim of bringing the latest marine research into our teaching programme.
I'm passionate about giving students access to relevant, meaningful data that links our research to teaching. To this end I am heavily involved with field technique and data analysis elements across the Biosciences degrees. Long-term environmental monitoring programs I have set up in Kenya and Falmouth as part of this initiative and my work with local stakeholders like CWT will deliver high quality student data sets year-on-year.
I am part of the team responsible for the delivery of statistics using our new R server 'Rstudio' in CLES. In using this we are changing how statistics are taught in class and opening new themes of science for our students built on coding. See below links to my YouTube help videos on using Rstudio or contact me for further information:
Importing data into Rstudio (link)
Getting started in Rstudio (link)
Exporting code and plots from Rstudio (link)
- BIO1422 - Introduction to Marine Biology
- BIO2438 - Marine Ecology
- BIO3136 - Research Project
- BIO3416 - Marine Spatial Ecology
- BIO3423 - Azores Field Course
Supervision / Group
- David Walker