Martin Solan


Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

Martin is a marine ecologist with a PhD in Zoology who is Professor in Marine Ecology at the University of Southampton.

With a wealth of experience on issues related to the ecology of marine benthos, Martin champions strategic and applied interdisciplinary research in a diversity of marine ecosystems. Through his work, he aims to enhance understanding of how and when the coupling between natural and human systems is altered.

Martin's research takes place in the United Kingdom (UK) but explores concepts relevant globally. Amongst other collaborations, Martin is involved in A hierarchical approach to the examination of the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem service flows across coastal margins (CBESS); in the UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme, Benthic Acidification that assesses the effect of ocean acidification on benthic ecology; and in Biogeochemistry, macronutrient and carbon cycling in the benthic layer (BMCC) that examines key knowledge gaps concerning nutrient and carbon exchange processes in shelf sea sediment systems.

In addition to being a member of the ecoSERVICES Scientific Steering Committee, Martin supervises the research of many postgraduate students, is a Panel member of the UK's Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Lead Author for Chapter 2: Nature’s benefits to people and quality of life of Deliverable 2(b): Regional/subregional assessments on biodiversity and ecosystem services for Europe and Central Asia of the Work Programme of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

August 2016