Dr Sophie Berenice-Wilmes


After graduating in Ocean Science at Bangor University, an MSc degree in Climate Sciences at the University of Bern in Switzerland and PhD at Bangor University with Dr Mattias Green and Prof James Scourse, Sophie spent two years as a PostDoc at Oregon State University collaborating with Prof Andreas Schmittner before moving back to Bangor University to work on two international EU projects, BlueFish and COCKLES.

She looks at long-term changes in the tides due to variations in sea-level and climate and has focussed on the impacts of tidal changes on the large-scale ocean circulation during the Last Glacial Maximum. Currently,  she is investigating larval transport patterns in UK shelf seas and along the Atlantic margin, which are heavily influenced by the tide. The projects BlueFish and COCKLES are trying to understand the interannual variability in larval supply and the implications of connectivities between different shellfish habitats on their resilience to future climate change.

Joining the Challenger Council , Sophie will mentor the Travel and Stepping Stones awards for Students and Early Career Scientists.

Latest News

2024 Challenger Medallist and Fellows

We are delighted to announce the 2024 recipients of the Challenger Medal and the Challenger Fellowships. These biennial awards will be presented to awardees at the Challenger Conference in September.


Read More


Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition

Please see a news item from the Royal Society below.

The Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition is now open for entries. Submit your photograph by 23 August 2024 in our categories of; Astronomy, Behaviour, Earth Science and Climatology, Ecology and Environmental Science, and Microimaging.

Read More


Heat and carbon uptake in the Southern Ocean: the state of the art and future priorities

The following Royal Society Philosophical Trans A issue has been highly cited and downloaded - Heat and carbon uptake in the Southern Ocean: the state of the art and future priorities organised and edited by Andrew J S Meijers, Corinne Le Quéré CBE FRS, Pedro M S Monteiro, Jean-Baptiste Sallée and the articles can be accessed directly at www.bit.ly/TransA2249 

Purchase the print issue at the reduced price of £40 by contacting sales@royalsociety.org

Read More