Walking With Diatoms: Explaining Ecological Status to the People Who Pay The Bills
Dr Martyn Kelly, Bowburn Consultancy
Wednesday 09 January 2013, 1600-1700
Engineering Lecture Theatre 1
Martyn Kelly is a freshwater biologist with a BSc in Environmental Science from the University of London and a PhD from the University of Durham, working with Prof Brian Whitton on heavy metal accumulation by aquatic bryophytes. He did post-doctoral research at Durham on stream ecology and on Mediterranean palaeoecology before becoming Senior Lecturer at the University of Jos (Nigeria) between 1989 and 1991. In 1992 he returned to Durham as National Rivers Authority Research Fellow which led to development of the TDI (Trophic Diatom Index). In 1995 he left the University of Durham to become a freelance consultant, continuing the development of the TDI, advising the Environment Agency and others on the management of eutrophication in rivers and managing research projects.
He represents UK interests on two task groups of CEN, the European Standards Organisation, developing standard methods for the use of aquatic plants in ecological assessment, and for the quality assurance, and is also a Fellow of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.