Centre for Marine Biology and Biodiversity

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The CMBB is an interdisciplinary research centre focusing on the challenges of understanding marine biodiversity, unlocking the biotechnological potential of marine organisms and understanding how marine life can cope with environmental change.

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Water Medicine & Life Sciences
coral Earth & Environmental Sciences
Oceans and Seas Medicine & Life Sciences
reef Earth & Environmental Sciences
Bacteria Medicine & Life Sciences
Hydrocarbons Medicine & Life Sciences
Anthozoa Medicine & Life Sciences
bacterium Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 1993 2017

Assessment of Little Ness (Isle of Man) Horse Mussel Reef: Survey Data, Genetic Analyses, Stress Response

Mackenzie, C. L., Grieve, R. C. & Porter, J. 20 Jan 2017 Heriot-Watt University. 35 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


Bio-dispersants: Do they have a future to combat marine oil spills?

Gutierrez, T. Nov 2017 In : Journal of Marine Microbiology. 1, 1, p. 9-10

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Open Access

Biodiversity characterisation and hydrodynamic consequences of marine fouling communities on submerged marine structures in the Orkney Islands Archipelago, Scotland, UK.

Want, A., Crawford, R., Kakkonen, J. E., Kiddie, G., Miller, S., Harris, R. E. & Porter, J. 4 Jul 2017 In : Biofouling.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access


Independent Research Fellowship

Sebastian John Hennige (Recipient), 1 Oct 2013

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Public Engagement and Advocacy Award

Laura C Wicks (Recipient), 2 Jun 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2008 2017

External examiner of MRES thesis

Porter, J. (Examiner)
31 Jan 2017

Activity: External Examiner

Marine Microplastics – Risks to Aquaculture?

Hartl, M. G. J. (Speaker)
20 Sep 2017

Activity: Invited talk

Ghost Fishing UK Training Course Scapa Flow 2017

Porter, J. (Invited speaker)
25 Sep 201729 Sep 2017

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Press / Media

North Sea plastic pollution goes under the microscope

Mark G. J. Hartl


1 media contribution

Press / Media: Research

Scotch Whisky's Future May Rest on Restoration

William Sanderson


1 media contribution

Press / Media: Research


Mark G. J. Hartl


1 item of media coverage

Press / Media: Other