Professor J. Murray Roberts
Murray Roberts is Professor of Marine Biology and Director of the Centre for Biodiversity & Biotechnology at Heriot-Watt University. He studied Biology at the University of York before completing a PhD at the University of Glasgow examining nitrogen cycling in the Anemonia viridis symbiosis. Since 1997 his work on cold-water corals has taken him to sites off the UK, Norway, Ireland and the SE United States. He is senior author of the ‘Cold-water Corals’, the first book covering the biology and geology of these important deep-sea habitats, a contributing author to the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report and Member, a member of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Expert Group on ocean acidification. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Scottish Association for Marine Science and Adjunct Faculty at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.