Erika Neave

School of Biological and Environmental Sciences

PhD researcher exploring future avenues of employing environmental DNA in the marine environment to better understand vertebrate communities, especially the Teleosti.


2019, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States, M.Sc., Marine Sciences
2017, Florida Institute of Technology, United States, B.Sc., Biological Sciences, marine biology

Academic appointments

PhD student, Liverpool John Moores University, 2021 - present
Research Assistant, Natural History Museum, 2020 - present

Journal article

Cai W, Harper LR, Neave EF, Shum P, Craggs J, Arias MB, Riesgo A, Mariani S. 2022. Environmental DNA persistence and fish detection in captive sponges. Molecular Ecology Resources, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Jang SH, Lim P, Torano O, Neave EF, Seim H, Marchetti A. 2022. Protistan Communities Within the Galápagos Archipelago With an Emphasis on Micrograzers Frontiers in Marine Science, 9 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Maiello G, Talarico L, Carpentieri P, De Angelis F, Franceschini S, Harper LR, Neave EF, Rickards O, Sbrana A, Shum P, Veltre V, Mariani S, Russo T. 2022. Little samplers, big fleet: eDNA metabarcoding from commercial trawlers enhances ocean monitoring Fisheries Research, 249 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Neave EF, Seim H, Gifford SM, Torano O, Johnson Z, Paez-Rosas D, Marchetti A. 2021. Protistan plankton communities in the Galapagos Archipelago respond to changes in deep water masses resulting from the 2015/16 El Nino ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, DOI Author Url Publisher Url


Harper L, Neave E, Sellers G, Cunnington A, Arias MB, Craggs J, MacDonald B, Riesgo A, Mariani S. 2022. Optimised DNA isolation from marine sponges for natural sampler DNA (nsDNA) metabarcoding bioRxiv DOI Publisher Url