University of St Andrews

DGSD students working in Loch Creran, Argyll

Monday 28 November 2016

Final year Geography student Rebecca Williamson has recently completed some fieldwork for her dissertation project, sampling marine sediments from Loch Creran in Argyll, Scotland.

‌Rebecca’s project will focus on the “Blue Carbon” stocks in the this sea loch (fjord) as part of a wider DGSD research effort to work with Scottish Geovernment towards understanding natural carbon sinks. Rebecca was ably assisted by GeogSoc volunteers – first year student (Hanna Mirgorodschi) and third year Sustainable Development student (Tara Chalmers); together with Dr Elena Cappelli, Miss Jessica Clarke and Professor Bill Austin. The DGSD group were aboard the Scottish Association for Marine Science research vessel Seol Mara.

Photos below by Tara Chalmers.

Photos of staff & students on Loch Creran