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Mr Timothy Culwick

Mr Timothy Culwick

Mr Timothy Culwick


Area of research

Life on the seafloor: What limits nutrient cycling in marine sponges? (supervisor: Dr Kate Hendry)

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Senate House,
Tyndall Avenue, Clifton BS8 1TH
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My research focus is on the identification and investigation of the controls on nutrient cycling by Porifera in the deep ocean. This work has two main branches:

  1. To carrying out taxonomic analysis of sponges collected from the North Atlantic, in collaboration with the Huntsman Marine Science Centre.
  2. To use X-ray tomography and Finite Element Analysis to investigate sponge biomechanics and use this to look at fluid flow around the sponges.

This will allow me to examine the biological and environmental factors that could limit sponge growth. To ultimately study the influence of biogeochemical cycling in sponge grounds.


2008:  Laboratory Research prize - National Young Scientist of the year awards.

2009-2013:  The University of Oxford  - Masters in Earth Sciences 2.1

2014:  Research Position at Memorial University Newfoundland

2015-2017:  Senior International Product Developer 



School of Earth Sciences

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