Craig Smeaton and William Austin contributed to a paper led by Elena Lo Giudice Cappelli titled Organic carbon rich sediments: benthic foraminifera as bio-indicators of depositional environments
New Frontiers in Earth Science paper
Craig Smeaton (University of St Andrews) has had a paper titled Where’s the Carbon: Exploring theSpatial Heterogeneity of Sedimentary Carbon in Mid-Latitude Fjords published in Frontiers in Earth Sciences
22/07/19 - 01/08/19
Teams from St Andrews, Stirling and SAMS have recently completed a research cruise collecting samples to investigate the carbon trapped in both coastal and shelf sediments, the impact of trawling on shelf sediments and the formation of pockmarks.
Official launch of the SBCF
The SBCF was officialy launched by Roseanna Cunningham (Cabinet Sec for Environment, Climate Change & Land Reform) on the 2nd of Novemeber at the MASTS Annaul Science Meeting.
New Frontiers in Marine Science paper
Corallie Hunt and members of the SBCF have recently published a paper using acoustics to map seabed carbon.
Several SBCF members attended and presented blue carbon research at the SAGES 2019: Global Climate Challenges for a Blue Green Economy confrence
To see what was presented have a look at the abstract booklet
The Scottish Blue Carbon Forum has got a new logo and branding which highlights the different blue carbon environments which research is being undertaken.
New Journal of Maps paper
Allan Audsley (University of Stirling) has published a paper titled Distribution and classification of pockmarks on the seabed around western Scotland in the journal of maps.
New Frontiers in Ecology paper
Ben Taylor an alumnus of the SBCF published a paper entitled - Sediment Dynamics of Natural and Restored Bolboschoenus maritimus Saltmarsh, in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.
23/07/18 - 12/08/18
Sea Loch research cruise
A team from St Andrews and SAMS recently returned from a 12 day cruise to the N and NW sea lochs of Scotland to collect samples to better understand the rate at which carbon is buried and how kelp is intergrated into the sediment OC store.
New Earth Science Reviews paper
SBCF members have contributed to a global review on the role of fjords as as aquatic critical zones, highlighting there importance as hotspots for carbon burial and storage.