Lucy Stephenson


  • Pint of Science organiser, 2021-2022



I am currently working as a marine biologist at BAS, working on a project relating to the South Georgian Patagonian toothfish fishery. I am using otolith bones from the fish to age toothfish. This data helps inform age-structured modelling for stock assessments of the fishery.

Previous projects primarily related to benthic ecology. Prior to my current post I conducted an internship at BAS, investigating scaphopod diversity (morphometric and genetic) in the Southern Ocean. Following a BSc Marine Biology at the University of Southampton, I studied MSc Marine Ecosystem Management at the University of St Andrews. My masters thesis investigated how herbicides restructured macrofaunal diversity-microphytobenthic functioning relationships. Before that I conducted an internship in the Benthic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning laboratory at the University of Southampton looking at marine invertebrate burrow morphology with novel catscan techniques and compiling the first global marine invertebrate burrow morphology metric database.

In my spare time I like whitewater kayaking, surfing, open water swimming, mountain biking, walking and running (or just generally being outside).