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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Dr Franki Perry

Dr Franki Perry

PDRA – Zooplankton Biogeochemist



Hatherly Building, University of Exeter, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4PS, UK


I have been hired at Exeter to work on a 3-year NERC-funded project called Integrating Drivers of Atlantic Productivity (IDAPro) – one of the three sea-going projects funded through NERC’s £10.3M BioCarbon programme, which aims to provide new insights into the role of marine life in ocean carbon storage and robust predictions of future ocean carbon storage in a changing climate. I will be conducting experiments on expeditions to the North Atlantic in May and September this year alongside Dr Kathryn Cook and Prof. Dan Mayor to better understand how marine zooplankton (pictured) – tiny marine animals – influence the ways in which the oceans are helping to mitigate global climate change.


PhD – Southampton University, School of Ocean and Earth Science

BSc Applied Marine Biology – Bangor University


2024 – present PDRA at Exeter University as a zooplankton biogeochemist

2022 – 2024 Sea-going Research Technician for the MBA

2021 – 2022 PDRA with British Antarctic Survey as a zooplankton acoustician

2016 – 2021 PhD on Antarctic krill recruitment in the south-west Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean with Southampton University

2015 – 2016 Research Technician for the Marine Biological Association (MBA)

2013 – 2015 Marine Consultant for Marine EcoSol

2009 – 2013 BSc Bangor University with placement year at the Countryside Council for Wales as a Marine Monitoring Officer

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