Living with the “Perfect Beast”; establishing MixoHUB, a centre of excellence for mixoplankton research (2020 – 2023)
The vision of this project was to build an internationally renowned cross-disciplinary group in Wales – MixoHUB – to undertake end-to-end research focussed on understanding and utilising the mixoplankton centric paradigm in marine ecology to support a range of environmental and societal issues. The project researches the mixoplankton paradigm for how we might better understand ecological functionality across 2/3rds of Earth.
Over the three year period, this project employed four postdoctoral researchers and supported a CSC-funded PhD researcher, POGO-SCOR funded research visitor and a NERC funded summer intern. The funds have also supported procurement of equipment to enable establishment of the MixoHUB at the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences in Cardiff University.