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Ally Evans

  • PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Aberystwyth University
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Research interests

Science-policy interfaceEcological engineeringArtificial marine structuresBiodiversity enhancementApplied marine ecology


I'm an applied marine ecologist with a background in conservation management. I am particularly interested in finding ways of enhancing biodiversity on artificial structures which are increasingly prevalent in the marine environment. I work at the interface between research, policy and practice to try to drive implementation of biodiversity enhancements in marine planning.

Co-authors (44)

  • Lloyd Nelmes

Publications (5)

  • From the Torrey Canyon to today: a 50-year retrospective from the oil spill and interaction with climate-driven fluctuations on Cornish rocky shores

    • Hawkins, S.J., Evans, A.J., Moore, J., Whittington, M., Firth, L.B., Pack, K., Adams, L.C., Masterson, P., Mieszkowska, N. and Southward E
  • Reefcrete: Reducing the environmental footprint of concretes for eco-engineering marine structures

    • Dennis H
    • Evans A
    • Banner A
    • et al.
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  • Stakeholder priorities for multi-functional coastal defence developments and steps to effective implementation

    • Evans A
    • Garrod B
    • Firth L
    • et al.
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  • Could this be a concrete solution to biodiversity loss?

    • Firth L
    • Evans A
    • Knights A
    • et al.
  • Drill-cored rock pools: An effective method of ecological enhancement on artificial structures

    • Evans A
    • Firth L
    • Hawkins S
    • et al.
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Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review

Associate Editor

2016 - Present

Professional experience

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Aberystwyth University

July 2017 - Present

Senior Editorial Associate

The Marine Biological Association of the UK

May 2017 - July 2017(2 months)

Marine Ecology Research Fellow

University of Southampton School of Ocean and Earth Science

November 2015 - January 2017(a year)

Marine Adviser

Natural England

October 2009 - October 2011(2 years)

Marine Biological Laboratory Assistant

British Antarctic Survey

June 2009 - August 2009(2 months)

Marine Research Officer

Frontier Madagascar

April 2008 - April 2009(a year)

Assistant Shellfish Hygiene Data Officer


January 2007 - December 2007(a year)


PhD Marine Ecology

Aberystwyth University

October 2011 - January 2016(4 years)

Marine Biodiversity Conservation Management

University of Hull

September 2005 - September 2006(a year)


University of Leeds

September 2002 - July 2005(3 years)