Katherine Maltby
PhD student


My research interests focus upon marine capture fisheries and how climate change, predominately warming sea temperatures, affects these systems. My current research centres upon fisheries in the South West of the UK. I enjoy taking an interdisciplinary approach to my work, focusing not only on understanding how the fish stocks themselves are impacted but also what that means for the communities reliant on these resources and the fleets that fish them. I also like to relate my work to current marine/fisheries management and policy.

Additionally, I am passionate about communicating science to the public and using scientific evidence in policy and decision making processes. Previously to being at Exeter, I was the Policy and Education Assistant for the British Ecological Society.

My research is funded through the NERC GW4+ DTP with some additional support from Cefas.

Please visit my website: https://fishingforecast.wordpress.com/.

Broad research specialisms:

  • Climate change
  • Marine ecology
  • Fisheries
  • Marine socio-ecological systems
  • Risk perceptions


MBiolSci Biology with Conservation and Biodiversity, First Class Honours. University of Sheffield, 2009-2013

Contact details

AddressGeoffrey Pope Building
University of Exeter
Stocker Road

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