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Details of Prof. Howard Martin Platt   


PERSONAL DATA

Gender male
Job title Environmental Consultant
Department Marine Biology
Address
Queen's University, Belfast
Belfast
Northern Ireland
BT7 1NN
Regions Sea of Azov
Tel +44 0789 487 2122
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Website http://www.howardplatt.co.uk
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PROFESSIONAL DATA

Degree BSc, PhD
Job type Technical Advice & Consulting
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology
Research Activities Northern Ireland, United Kingdom and European Nature Conservation and Wildlife Legislation European Funding for Nature Conservation and Integrated Projects Ecological Surveys and Environmental Impact Assessments Project development for submissions for funding Ecological impacts of wind, wave and tidal energy generation devices Climate Change impacts
Research Region North-east Atlantic, Southern Ocean
Working languages English
Skills/Expertise Northern Ireland, United Kingdom and European Nature Conservation and Wildlife Legislation European Funding for Nature Conservation and Integrated Projects Ecological Surveys and Environmental Impact Assessments Project development for submissions for funding Ecological impacts of wind, wave and tidal energy generation devices Climate Change impacts
Comments Howard has a First Class Honours degree in Zoology from London University, a PhD from Queen's University Belfast and in 2006 he was awarded an Honorary Professorship from Queen's University for his contributions to marine science. He worked as a zoologist for the British Antarctic Survey for five years, spending three years on South Georgia. He then worked as a scientist for 14 years at the Natural History Museum, London, followed by two years as Managing Director of Marenco, a private firm of environmental consultants based in Belfast. Finally, he worked for 21 years for the Northern Ireland Environment Agency where he was Chief Scientist, representing Northern Ireland and the UK at many national and European Commission expert groups. Throughout his career he has been a professional scientific diver and a keen photographer, with dives all over the world under his belt including over 100 in Antarctica. Since leaving Government service in September 2013, he has been working in a private capacity as an Environmental Consultant.
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Prof. Howard PLATT)

11. Platt, H. M. and Mackie, P. R. 1979. Analysis of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons in Antarctic marine sediment layers. Nature, London 280 (5723): 576-578 13. Platt, H. M. 1980. Ecology of King Edward Cove, South Georgia: macro-benthos and the benthic environment. British Antarctic Survey Bulletin 49: 231-238 18. Platt, H. M. and Warwick, R. M. 1980. The significance of free living nematodes to the littoral ecosystem. In ?The Shore Environment, vol. 2: Ecosystems? (J. H. Price, D. E. G. Irvine and W. F. Farnham, Eds) pp 729-759. Academic Press, London 29. Platt, H. M. 1983. The free living marine nematode genus Sabatieria (Nematoda: Comesomatidae). I. Two new species from Stonington Island, Antarctica. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Zoology series 45 (5): 239-252


Created: 2014-08-26 Last Updated: 2016-07-01 by Howard PLATT