Carla de Cerff

I’m from sunny South Africa, currently doing a PhD in aquatic science.  I graduated with a masters in Biological Sciences from the University of Cape Town, and spent some time working at a rehabilitation centre for injured sea turtles before coming to Galway. This has left me with a profound admiration for the complexity and beauty of marine life.

I’ve always appreciated the multi-disciplinary nature of marine science, and how healthy marine ecosystems are a strong platform on which communities can grow. Therefore my PhD research is focussed on seafood sustainability and safety, and aims to develop a reliable scientific-based traceability tool for shellfish in Ireland.

My external supervisors are Dr Liam Morrison and Mr. Dave Clarke

Project Title
Development and application of traceability tools for Irish shellfish of economic and conservation concern (TRACE-FISH).