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Elaine Fileman

Elaine Fileman


Plymouth Marine Laboratory


Zooplankton ecology

Elaine Fileman is an experimental zooplankton ecologist at Plymouth Marine Laboratory with more than 20 years’ research experience in the ecology of microzooplankton and their trophic interactions in the marine food web. Her research interests include the structure and diversity of microzooplankton communities, their role in controlling phytoplankton population growth, and their role as a food source for higher trophic levels.  She is responsible for the FlowCAM facility at PML which is currently being used to investigate feeding and selectivity of micro- and mesozooplankton in the Western English Channel.

Selected Publications

Fileman, E S,  Lindeque P K,  Harmer RA, Halsband C, Atkinson, A (2014) Feeding rates and prey selectivity of planktonic decapod larvae in the Western English Channel. Mar Biol DOI 10.1007/s00227-014-2520-9

Fileman,E S, Fitzgeorge- Balfour, T, Tarran G & Harris, RP, (2011).  Plankton community diversity from bacteria to copepods in bloom and non-bloom conditions in the Celtic Sea in spring. Estuarine Coastal Shelf Science, 93, 403-414.

Fileman, E, Petropavlovsky, A, and Harris, R (2010) Grazing by the copepods Calanus helgolandicus and Acartia clausi on the protozooplankton community at station L4 in the Western English Channel. Journal of Plankton Research, 32, 709-724.

Fileman, ES, Smith, T & Harris RP, (2007) Grazing by Calanus helgolandicus and Para_Pseudocalanus spp. on phytoplankton and protozooplankton  during the spring bloom in the Celtic Sea. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology & Ecology, 348, 70-84.

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Profile on PML Website