Amy is a PhD student of the University of Aberdeen, hosted locally by SAERI. Prior to this, she attained a BSc (Hons) in Biology at Oxford Brookes University before working as a Research/Field Assistant and then as a Scientific Fisheries Observer. The SMSG are a vital partner on her PhD project, which aims to quantify the sub-tidal ecology in the shallow depths (0-5m) across the Falkland Islands, both spatially and temporally. There are still knowledge gaps to fill regarding the local marine ecology, so she is very excited to be a part of this important project and will continue to volunteer with SMSG post-studies. Amy grew up in the Falklands, so is no stranger to the local flora, fauna (and climate!) and she spends much of her time in, on or simply near the sea.