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Research Statement

Dr Ross Cuthbert is an incoming Leverhulme Early Career Fellow based at Queen's University Belfast. He is currently an Associate Editor at Marine Biology and Research Associate at the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity. Previously, he held a Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters, and been cited over 1,000 times. Dr Cuthbert completed his Ph.D., M.Sc. and B.Sc. at Queen's University Belfast. His current Fellowship concerns "Ecosystem resistance to biological invasion".

Research Focus

Invasive species, trophic dynamics, aquatic ecosystems, socio-economic impacts, disease vector ecology, plastics pollution

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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