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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

 Anna Campbell

Anna Campbell

PhD student

 Geoffrey Pope Lab 201


Geoffrey Pope Building, University of Exeter , Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD, UK


Broad research specialisms:

  • Sperm biology,
  • fertilisation ecology,
  • marine invertebrates,
  • climate change.


BSc Biology (Hons), MRes Marine Biology

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Research projects

Project Title: Sperm pHertility; are faster marine invertebrate sperm more susceptible to ocean acidification?

Supervisors: Dr Ceri Lewis, Prof. Tamara Galloway, Prof. David Hosken

Funding Body: NERC

Project Description: Projected changes to seawater chemistry are fundamentally altering the fertilisation environments in which freely spawned sperm operate. My research examines both direct and indirect effects of ocean acidification upon a range of sperm performance parameters in order to gain a more complete understanding of sperm functioning in future acidified oceans and linking this to what is known of the ecology of marine invertebrate sperm performance.


Presentation at the 19th European Meeting of PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology
(EMPSEB 19), ‘Free spawned sperm in a changing marine environment’.

Ocean Acidification Increases Copper Toxicity to the Early Life History Stages of the Polychaete Arenicola marina in Artificial Seawater. Anna L. Campbell , Stephanie Mangan , Robert P. Ellis , and Ceri Lewis . Environtal Science and Technology. 2014, 48 (16), pp 9745–9753.

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