Grants awarded

Grants were first offered in 2008 – 2014 (No grants were awarded in 2010). No grants were available between the years 2014-2018 inclusive due to a lack of funds. The scheme recommenced in 2019, as the ‘Roger Bamber Research Grant’.

2008

  • Paul Kay: Identification of Small Gobies – is this Practicable Using Field Photographic Techniques?

2009 conference: Plymouth: Paul Kay: The viability of digital photography as a tool in identifying small marine fishes.
2011 conference: Lin Baldock & Paul Kay, Diversity in the appearance of British and Irish gobies.

Baldock, B. & Kay, P. (2012). The Pomatoschistus Problem.  Porcupine Newsletter, No. 31, 65-70.

  • Shelagh Smith: Molluscs from the Porcupine Abyssal Plain (PAP).

Report submitted 2011.

2009

  • Roger Bamber: Search for Leptochelia savignyi from its type-locality, Madeira (Bamber: No. 28 (2010); St Andrews Conference, 2010).

Bamber, R.N. (2010) The Search for Leptochelia savignyi (Tanaidacea) from its Type-Locality, Madeira.  Porcupine Newsletter, No. 28, 27-29.

Bamber, R.N. (2012) Littoral Tanaidacea (Crustacea: Peracarida) from Macaronesia: allopatry and provenance in recent habitats.  JMBA, 92(5), 1095-1116

  • Roger Herbert: Reproduction and habitat of the marine alga Padina pavonica (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae) in the British Isles.

2011 conference: Roger Herbert, Bill Farnham & Rachel Luxton, Status of the BAP Priority marine alga Padina pavonica in the British Isles – an update.
2015 conference: Roger Herbert, 300 years of sustained observations reveal likely mechanisms for local extinction and persistence of the calcareous alga Padina pavonica in southern Britain.

Herbert, Farnham & Tittley 2009, Reproduction and habitat of the marine alga Padina pavonica (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae) in the British Isles.  Porcupine Newsletter 27, 28-29.

  • Anna Yunnie: Non-native species and recreational boating: Characterisation of early life-history stages and quantification of occurrence on hulls.

Yunnie, A. (2010) Non-native species and recreational boating: characterisation of early life-history stages and quantification of occurrence on hulls.  Report to the Porcupine Marine Natural Society by Anna Yunnie, April 2010.

2010 No grants awarded (No suitable applicants)

2011

  • Emily Priestley & Angie Gall: Underwater Survey of North Cornwall, 2011.

2012 conference: Emily Priestley & Angie Gall, Sea Stacks, Sponges and Seaweeds: North Cornwall coastal underwater surveys

Gall, A. 2012. Seastacks, sponges and seaweeds. PMNHS Newsletter 32: 22–24.:

2012

  • Roger Bamber: Analysis of sedimentary conditions appropriate to Tanais grimaldii
  • Pablo Lopez-Gonzalez & Francisco García Cárdenas:  Sea pens (Octocorallia, Pennatulacea) from Porcupine Abyssal Plain.

Tammy Horton, Mike Thurston, Pablo López-González & Francisco J. García Cárdenas (2014). Porcupinella and other Pennatulacea from the Porcupine Abyssal Plain. PMNHS Bulletin 1: Spring 2014, 20-21

  • Louise Firth: Sabellaria alveolata in north-west Britain: an assessment of the distribution and abundance following two consecutive cold winters

2013 conference: Louise Firth, Sabellaria alveolata in northwest Britain: distributional changes in response to extreme weather events & recent warming.

Firth, L. (2016) Sabellaria alveolata in NW Britain: changes in distribution in response to extreme weather events & recent warming, PMNHS Bulletin 5, 39-43.

2013

  • David Kipling: Improved resources for the in-situ identification and recording of British ascidians.

2013 conference: David Kipling, The role of recreational divers in nudibranch recording.

Bowen, S., Goodwin, C, Kipling, D. and Picton, B. (2019) Sea Squirts and Sponges of Britain and Ireland.  Seasearch guide.

 2014-2018 Scheme suspended

 2019

  • Kimberley Mills: Redescription of the shovelhead worm, Magelona equilamellae (Harmelin, 1964) with comparisons to Magelona alleni (Wilson, 1958).

Mills, K. & Mortimer, K. 2019. PMNHS Bulletin 13: 63–67.

  • Teresa Darbyshire: Improving knowledge of the Identification and Distribution of Eyelash Worms (Myxicola spp. Annelida, Polychaeta) in UK waters.

2020 conference: Teresa Darbyshire, The status and distribution of eyelash worms (Myxicola spp) in UK waters.

 2020 No grants awarded (No suitable applicants)