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Dr Craig Smeaton

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Craig completed a NERC funded PhD focusing on quantifying carbon storage in Scotland’s fjord sediments in 2018 at the University of St Andrews under the supervision of Prof. William Austin, Dr. Althea Davies and Dr John Howe.

Craig is currently a Research Fellow on two projects funded by NERC and the Scottish Blue Carbon Forum (SBCF). The SBCF project is a continuation of my PhD where we aim to refine the carbon stock estimates and better understand the temporal and spatial dynamics of carbon in Scotland’s coastal ocean. The second NERC funded project (C-SIDE) sets out to understand the UK’s saltmarsh carbon stocks and what processes govern the development of these stores.

Project: Sources, Sinks and Subsidies: Understanding Sedimentary Carbon Across Scotland  Coastal Seas  & Carbon Storage in Intertidal Environments (C-SIDE)

Supervising: Celeste Kellock

Keywords: sediment, carbon, saltmarsh, isotopes, burial           

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