Kimberley Stokes PhD.

Swansea University


I am currently studying the depth use ecology of green and hawksbill turtles in the Chagos Archipelago.

The ability of sea turtle populations to rebound following adequate protection should inspire us all to do more to conserve the world’s remaining habitats for all species.

Kimberley Stokes


2021 Present
Postdoctoral Research, Swansea University
2014 2021
Maternity leave; collaborative research with University of Exeter
2009 2014
PhD research with University of Exeter; management of sea turtle conservation project in North Cyprus
2014 2014
Freelance work for Natural England
2012 2013
Research placement at Wave Hub Ltd, Hayle
2008 2009
Writer of species accounts for ‘EDGE’ of Existence, Zoological Society of London
2008 2008
Management of volunteers at Elephant Nature Park, Mae Tang Valley, Northern Thailand. Also worked at the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, Phuket during this time.
2006 2007
MSc Ecology, Bangor University

My Project

  • Species Distribution and Ecology
    Conservation of Sea Turtles in the Indian Ocean Region

Other interests

I also have a research interest in sea turtle nest incubation conditions, and the impact of micro- and macro-plastics in beach sediment.

My Publications