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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Oscar Guadayol Roig

I earned my PhD in Marine Sciences in 2007 at the UPC-BarcelonaTech, for my work in the Institute of Marine Sciences of Barcelona (ICM-CSIC), with Drs. Francesc Peters and Cèlia Marrasé, about the effects of turbulence variability and nutrient inputs on the dynamics of coastal planktonic communities. Between 2008 and 2010 I had the opportunity to work with Prof. Tim Cowles at the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences in Oregon State University, where I studied the distribution of thin layers of plankton in relation to turbulence, shear, and other physical and chemical variables. Between 2010 and 2013 I worked with Dr. Florence I.M. Thomas at the Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology, exploring the influence of spatial and temporal environmental variability on the distribution of benthic and planktonic organisms. Currently I am a member of the Physical Ecology Lab in the University of Lincoln, working with Dr. Stuart Humphries to understand the role of bacterial shape from a physical perspective.

Department Responsibilities

Member of the Athena SWAN committee

Subject Specialism

Plankton Ecology, Microbial Ecology, Biophysics, Biogeochemistry


  • PhD in Marine Sciences — UPC – BarcelonaTech, 2007
  • Mphil in Environmental Technologies — UPC – BarcelonaTech, 2002
  • BSc+MSc in Biology, specialty in Biology of Organisms and Systems — University of Barcelona, 1999
  • Certificate of Pedagogic Competency, Specialty in Natural Sciences — UPC – BarcelonaTech, 1999


  • Beatriu de Pinós Fellowship — Government of Catalonia,

Research Interests

  • chemotaxis

  • environmental variability

  • low reynolds numbers

  • marine ecology

  • nutrients

  • physical-biological-interactions

  • plankton

  • shape

  • size

  • small-scale turbulence

Research Groups Memberships

Research Projects

  • Microbial Form and Function — The Leverhulme Trust in 2013

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations