Kristian Parton
Research Student


My broad research interests revolve around marine conservation; specifically, the biology, ecology and conservation of elasmobranchs. My research focuses on the effects of marine plastic pollution on several North-East Atlantic demersal shark species, an ever-growing threat to elasmobranchs across the worlds’ oceans.  

Throughout my undergraduate degree at the University of Exeter, I volunteered on several shark projects across the world, including Mozambique, The Bahamas, Honduras and the Philippines. At these projects, I gained experience in the crucial conservation efforts for shark species and used data collected in the Philippines to complete my 3rd year honors project on the effects of provisioning on whale sharks.

Broad research specialisms:

  • Marine Conservation
  • Marine plastic pollution
  • Elasmobranch biology


BSc Hons Zoology (University of Exeter)

Contact details

Tel+44 (0) 7702123925
AddressEnvironment and Sustainability Institute
University of Exeter
Penryn Campus
TR10 9FE

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