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Inaugural Professorial Lecture - Professor Elizabeth Cottier-Cook

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Scottish Association for Marine Science

Scottish Marine Institute

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’The Day of the Triffids’ – Alien invasions and the future security of our oceans…

As the number of invasive marine aliens continues to climb, now, more than ever, do we need international cooperation to counteract this invasion and to safeguard our most threatened marine environments and sea-based economies. Reaching out for inspiration from other agri- and aqua-culture industries globally and looking forward to try to predict which new aliens maybe on the horizon, Professor Elizabeth Cottier-Cook’s inaugural lecture offers a personal and engaging insight into what we are doing and where we are going with respect to trying to prevent the introduction and spread of marine aliens.

Professor Liz Cottier-Cook

Liz Cottier-Cook’s nearly twenty-year personal quest regarding invasive marine species has involved leading roles in both research and education. She has led pioneering research programmes, has established a successful Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree and has advised government working groups on invasive species policy choices, including the Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act (2011). In 2013, she became the Head of the United Nations University (UNU) and Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) Associate Institute and is currently Programme Leader for a UK flagship research programme funded by UKRI – GlobalSeaweedSTAR, which aims to safeguard the global seaweed industry from pests and disease, many of which are alien!

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  • Professor Elizabeth Cottier-Cook

    Professor Elizabeth Cottier-Cook

    Uni of the Highlands and Islands



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