Prof. William Austin
Bill gained his PhD in Ocean Sciences in collaboration with the British Geological Survey, working on the NW European shelf seas. His postdoctoral research career included personal research fellowships from the Royal Society (University of Bergen, Norway) and the Royal Society of Edinburgh (University of Edinburgh). Since 1999, he has been based at the University of St Andrews; he also holds a visiting chair appointment at the Scottish Association for Marine Science. At St Andrews, Bill leads a group of early career researchers who are actively engaged in the work of the SBCF; Bill is currently seconded on a part-time role to Marine Scotland (Scottish Government).
Project: Numerous current projects are characterized by the application of a broad range of marine geoscience techniques to help underpin the evidence base that can inform Blue Carbon policy.
Supervising: Craig Smeaton, Corallie Hunt, Kirsty Black, Simone Riegel, Hanna Ewen and Paulina Ruranska
Keywords: sediment, carbon, palaeoceanography, foraminifera
Photos taken by Bill