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Kerry Smith

Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Programme
Marine Environment Assessment Group
Environmental Chemist


Marine Scotland Science, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB, UK

Details of specialism

My interests are in Ocean Acidification and Eutrophication monitoring of the Scottish marine environment, with focus on assessment, trends, variability and impacts in our waters.

Within the broad topic area my particular focuses currently include:

  • analysis of chlorophylls and other pigments of interest using flurometry and high performance liquid chromatography with diode array detection (HPLC-DAD)
  • analysis of dissolved oxygen samples using the Winkler titration method

Main policy links

  • marine environment assessment
  • marine strategy framework directive
  • phytoplankton ecology

Papers of relevance

Smith K, Walsham P and Webster L (2017) The Development and Validation of a Method for Quantification of Pigments of Interest in Marine Waters using High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) with Diode Array Detection (DAD). Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science 8, No 12, 80pp.

Smith K, Webster L, Bresnan E and Moffat CF (2010) The Development and Validation of a High Performance Liquid Chromatography Method to Quantify Chlorophylls a and b in Marine Phytoplankton and Identify Other Pigments of Interest. Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science 1, No 12, 70pp. 

Smith K, Webster L, Bresnan E, Fraser S, Hay S and Moffat C (2007) A Review of Analytical Methodology Used to Determine Phytoplankton Pigments in the Marine Environment and the Development of an Analytical Method to Determine Uncorrected Chlorophyll a, Corrected Chlorophyll a and Phaeophytin a in Marine Phytoplankton. Fisheries Research Services Internal Report No 03/07, 56pp.



Marine Scotland Science
Scottish Government
Marine Laboratory
PO Box 101
375 Victoria Road
AB11 9DB


+44 (0)131 244 2500


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