Oliver Hogg

About me
British Antarctic Survey & University of Southampton, UK
Oliver is a PhD student researching the use of multidisciplinary scientific approaches to increase our understanding of biogeographical and ecological patterns in benthic biodiversity; and assess how this knowledge can be used to inform on marine conservation and management strategies in the Southern Ocean. Oliver's research integrates biological, geophysical, and ocean productivity data with regional oceanographic models and high-resolution seabed photography. This synthesis of multidisciplinary information enables large-scale biotopic characterisations to be made of marine benthic habitats. This allows us to study the respective influences of local-scale drivers verses large-scale abiotic gradients on biological communities, and model the distributions of potentially rare or endemic fauna and vulnerable marine ecosystems.

Recent publications
Barnes, D.K.A., Ireland, L., Hogg, O.T. ,Morley, S.A., Enderlein, P., Sands, C.J. (2015). Why is the South Orkney Island shelf (the world’s first high seas marine protected area) a carbon immobilization hotspot?. Global Change Biology. 10.1111/gcb.13157
Hogg, O.T., Barnes, D.K.A., Griffiths, H.J.(2011). Highly diverse, poorly studied and uniquely threatened by climate change: an assessment of marine biodiversity on South Georgia’s continental shelf. PLoS One, 6. 16 pp. 10.1371/journal.pone.0019795
Barnes, D.K.A., Collins, M.A., Brickle, P., Fretwell, P., Griffiths, H.J., Herbert, D., Hogg, O.T., Sands, C.J. (2011). The need to implement the Convention on Biological Diversity at the high latitude site, South Georgia. Antarctic Science, 23. 323-331.