April 28, 2020

Increasingly accurate and affordable DNA sequencing technologies are having a major role in re-defining biodiversity assessment, especially in aquatic habitats. Taxonomic and functional attributes of marine communities can be effectively gleaned from fragments of biolo...

November 19, 2019

Change of colours, change of scenery, even change of people. Autumn 2019 is a crucial period of passage. We are facing it with trepidation and excitement: SeaDNA is in its final stages, but its legacy will likely extend into the coming years. Chris and Marine are trans...

September 30, 2019

There have been a lot of changes in the Mariani lab lately!

Two of our most talented members have defended and obtained their PhD titles with brio and are now exploring new horizons. Congratulations to Naiara Sales and Charles Baillie for their sterling work: it was a...

August 22, 2019

This year’s highly acclaimed FSBI symposium took place in Hull, one of the UK’s award winning cultural cities. In the short five days, researchers from all of the world, from America to Japan, shared and discussed new and developing projects covering all aspects of fis...

December 11, 2018

Due to massive economic importance (Figure 1.0), much of marine research is focused on commercial fish and shellfish stock surveys. In recent light, the methods of these surveys are under scrutiny due to the expensive and environmentally damaging strategies they employ...

July 11, 2018

The Seafish Common Language Group meeting

Wednesday June 27, 2018, I had the chance to take part in the Seafish Common Language Group (CLG) meeting in London where fascinating topics were discussed ranging from the role of science-based methods in product integrity to a...

November 9, 2017

Stefano Mariani and Chiara Benvenuto, along with Hull’s Isabella Capellini, will chair a symposium on: Sex in the oceans: from molecules to macroevolution, at the forthcoming Marine Evolution meeting in Sweden, next May. Details can be found HERE.

A selection of papers...

November 3, 2017

      We are seeking an enthusiastic marine ecologist, with a broad understanding of fisheries biology, a proficiency in molecular methods and good computing skills to join us in 2018. The project is funded by NERC and is in collaboration with CEFAS...

February 27, 2017

          I would not say that I currently have the worst ‘job’ in the world. Nor would I say that I was particularly devastated at the prospect of being ‘required’ to commence the new year with a three-week trip to explore the seafood markets of three beautiful countr...

September 9, 2016

"Just the place for a Snark!" the Bellman cried,

As he landed his crew with care;

Supporting each man on the top of the tide

By a finger entwined in his hair.

"Just the place for a Snark! I have said it twice:

That alone should encourage the crew.

Just the place for a Snark!...

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