Jerry Blackford is from the Plymouth Marine Laboratory and is a member of the Centre's Coordination Group and is the Research Area Champion for Ecosystems and Environmental Impact.
Jerry is a band 4 merit scientist specialising in understanding and quantifying the impacts of high CO2 on marine systems, in the context of Climate Change and Ocean Acidification as well as environmental risk assessment research for Carbon Capture and Storage. He currently leads the NERC funded QICS consortium quantifying environmental impacts of CCS, a NERC-Defra funded project investigating the evolution of ocean acidification in shelf seas and is a work package leader and member of the programme executive on two framework 7 EU funded projects investigating CCS risks (RISCS) and CCS impacts (ECO2). He is also a PI in the both the benthic and modelling work packages of the NERC funded Shelf Seas Biogeochemistry program. He regularly provides advice to UK government departments (e.g. Defra), international organisations (e.g. ICES, IPCC), industry and environmental NGOs on issues related to climate change and CCS.