Dr Jeanette Sanders

Dr Jeanette Sanders

Jeanette is a highly motivated and enthusiastic marine ecologist with experience in: marine and freshwater studies; survey techniques; species identification; laboratory testing for zoonotic diseases; teaching science and project management, including clinical trials.

Studies she has been involved in include:

  • the spatiotemporal distribution of Basking sharks and plankton off the coast of Plymouth;
  • surveys of coastal areas of Devon and the Isles of Scilly;
  • the age structure and parasite burden of fish from Slapton Ley;
  • the role of temperature in the control of heart rate in larval turbot;
  • the eel-grass beds in Torbay. 
  • a natural history study of Multiple Sclerosis across Devon and Cornwall
  • Tai Chi for people with dementia

Jeanette has volunteered for various organisations: the Goodrington Sea Shore Centre, outreach events at PML, MBA or Plymouth University including running a workshop for gifted eleven year olds to examine the mechanisms used by animals to move through water and sediment. She thoroughly enjoy communicating science and engaging with both children and adults though practical activities and presentations.

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