Clare Morrall, PhD

Clare Morrall, PhD
Director of the Marine Biology Program
Phone: (473) 444-4175 ext. 3360
Fax: (473) 439-8533


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While attending the University of Plymouth, Dr. Morrall received a PhD in 2003, thesis titled “Characterisation of Nitric Oxide Synthase Activity in the Sea Anemone Aiptasia pallida and an Evaluation of Responses to Environmental Stress,” with research conducted largely at the Bermuda Biological Station for Research.

Dr. Morrall joined St. George’s University, Grenada, in 2001 and has since then accumulated nine years academic experience at St. George’s University conducting teaching and research predominately in the marine sciences. Her current responsibilities include Assistant Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Associate Professor and Director of the Marine Biology Program. Dr. Morrall began teaching during her PhD research while based in Bermuda where she gained experience conducting classroom, laboratory and field sessions in Marine Science and Natural History with a wide range of students. While at St. George’s University Dr. Morrall has designed and taught a range of undergraduate courses principally in marine science. Her teaching experience has included lecture format, laboratory classes and both wet and dry field sessions.

Dr. Morrall has fourteen years research diving experience and has assisted with a wide range of shore and ship based benthic research in the Caribbean, Bermuda and Florida. She has conducted benthic and fish surveys using a range of methodologies and has trained and coordinated volunteers to conduct marine surveys in Grenada. Since 2005 and currently, Dr. Morrall serves as the Grenada coordinator of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. Dr. Morrall has supervised a range of undergraduate and graduate research projects from both St. George’s University and in collaboration with overseas academic institutions and she has facilitated and assisted the work of visiting research scientists from institutions around the globe.

Areas of Interest
Marine Medicine
Research Fellow, Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF), Executive Board Member of the Association of Marine Laboratories of the Caribbean, Director of Conservation Grenada Inc. (Grenadian environmental NGO), Academic representative for The Nature Conservancy in Grenada and the wider Caribbean region., Grenada Fisheries Division, the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry, Fisheries, Public Utilities and Energy, Grenada Scuba Diving Association, Wisconsin Lutheran College, USA, Member of the Grenada Sustainable Development Council, The Ocean Conservancy
Selected Publications

C. Wilkinson, with S. Nimrod, J. Mitchell, C. Morrall, C. Isaac. Contributing authors for Grenada’s reef status to the ‘Status of the Coral Reefs of the World’, in press, 2008.

C. E. Morrall, H. G. Trapido-Rosenthal, A. H. Knap and M. H. Depledge. Development of Nitric Oxide and Nitric Oxide Synthase as Ecotoxicological Biomarkers in the Tropical Marine Environment. Marine Environmental Research, Volume 46, No. 1-5, pages 429-432, 1998.

C. E. Morrall, T. S. Galloway, H. G. Trapido-Rosenthal and M. H. Depledge. Characterisation of Nitric Oxide Activity in the Tropical Anemone Aiptasia pallida. Journal of Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, B. Volume 125, pages 483-491, 2000.

H. G. Trapido-Rosenthal, K. H. Sharp, T. S. Galloway, and C. E. Morrall. Nitric Oxide and Cnidarian-Dinoflagellate Symbioses: Pieces of a Puzzle. American Zoologist (now Integrative and Comparative Biology). Volume 41(2): 247 - 257, 2001.

Selected Projects

Morrall, C.E. Marine Protected Area Realization in Grenada, West Indies. 2006. US National Fish and Wildlife Foundation