Anton Kuech

Anton is a QUADRAT DTP PhD researcher at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen. His research is centred on assessing the significance of macroalgal detritus for marine food webs and blue-carbon sequestration, with a particular focus on Arctic ecosystems. Anton is a marine biologist, having graduated with a BSc (Hons) Marine Biology from the University of Aberdeen and studied abroad at the University of Western Australia. His participation in research projects ranges from invasive marine invertebrate species in Western Australia over fish trap trials on the Scottish Western Isles to participation in the Modular Observation Solutions for Earth Systems (MOSES) campaign under the helm of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research.

Project: Is macroalgal carbon sequestration the ’elephant in the Blue Carbon room’?

Supervisors: Prof. Ursula Witte and Dr Kieran O’Driscoll

Keywords: macroalgae, kelp, carbon sequestration, stable isotopes, benthic food-web subsidies