The University of Portsmouth has committed to fund the necessary ‘boat time’ for this work. We have an estimated cost of £7-10k per year for boat charter, based on the contracting of professional fishermen.
The Blue Marine Foundation have committed to support at least 50% of the cost of this studentship from their funds.
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2) Zapata-Restrepo L.M., Hudson M., Williams I.D., Hauton C., Jensen A. (2019) Effects of the interaction between temperature and steroid hormones on gametogenesis and sex ratio in the European flat oyster (Ostrea edulis). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology. 236: 110523
3) Kamphausen, L., Jensen, A., Hawkins, L., (2011). Unusually high proportion of males in a collapsing population of commercially fished oysters (Ostrea edulis) in the Solent, United Kingdom. Journal of Shellfish Research 30: 217–222.
FTE Category A staff submitted: 68.62
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