• Castle Street

    KW14 7JD Thurso

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Research at the ERI currently focuses on three primary themes:

Environmental Contamination and Ecological Health

Ecosystems and the species that reside within them are susceptible to stressors. Globally, a myriad and ever increasing range of chemical contaminants are now present in our environment; and, natural stressors (such as rapid climate change) can also pose a major threat to biodiversity.

Carbon Water and Climate

The Highlands and Islands of Scotland are home to a range of diverse wild habitats with unique biodiversity attributes, many of which represent the last remnants of pristine environments left within the UK. In their natural state, they play critical roles in the regulation of water and in the local, regional and global regulation of climate, through sequestration and storage of carbon.

Renewable Energy and the Environment

A major issue in the development of all renewable energy industries are environmental uncertainties and concerns varying from “reliability of supply” linked to climate variability and vulnerability of the resource to fears of damage to the environment, fishing and tourism. In parallel with the economic redevelopment of the region, ERI will apply its environmental knowledge to assist in establishing sustainable industries sympathetic to the local environment and communities.

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peatland Earth & Environmental Sciences
peatlands Agriculture & Biology
bog Earth & Environmental Sciences
blanket bog Earth & Environmental Sciences
drug Earth & Environmental Sciences
bird Earth & Environmental Sciences
sidescan sonar Earth & Environmental Sciences
peat Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Roxane Andersen

Person: Academic Research Active

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Projects 2015 2018

Research Output 1982 2019

17 Downloads (Pure)

A compilation of global bio-optical in situ data for ocean-colour satellite applications – version two

Valente, A., Sathyendranath, S., Brotas, V., Groom, S., Grant, M., Taberner, M., Antoine, D., Arnone, R., Balch, W. M., Barker, K., Barlow, R., Bélanger, S., Berthon, J., Beşiktepe, Ş., Borsheim, Y., Bracher, A., Brando, V., Canuti, E., Chavez, F., Cianca, A. & 30 others, Claustre, H., Clementson, L., Crout, R., Frouin, R., García-soto, C., Gibb, S. W., Gould, R., Hooker, S. B., Kahru, M., Kampel, M., Klein, H., Kratzer, S., Kudela, R., Ledesma, J., Loisel, H., Matrai, P., Mckee, D., Mitchell, B. G., Moisan, T., Muller-karger, F., O'dowd, L., Ondrusek, M., Platt, T., Poulton, A. J., Repecaud, M., Schroeder, T., Smyth, T., Smythe-wright, D., Sosik, H. M. & Twardowski, M., 15 Jul 2019, In : Earth System Science Data. 11, 3, p. 1037-1068 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
ocean color
quality control
in situ
spectral reflectance

Acoustic Characterization of Sensors used for Marine Environmental Monitoring

Cotter, E., Murphy, P., Bassett, C., Williamson, B. & Polagye, B., 1 Jul 2019, In : Marine Pollution Bulletin. 144, p. 205-215 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

environmental monitoring
marine mammal
marine mammals
55 Downloads (Pure)

An incubation study of GHG flux responses to a changing water table linked to biochemical parameters across a peatland restoration chronosequence

Hermans, R., Zahn, N., Andersen, R., Teh, Y. A., Cowie, N. & Subke, J-A., 30 Mar 2019, In : Mires and Peat. 23, 8, p. 1-18 18 p., 08.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
forest plantations
greenhouse gases

Activities 2000 2017

European Wave and Tidal Energy Conferences 2017

Philippe Gleizon (Participant)
28 Aug 20171 Sep 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

ARAE - 7th Symposium on Antimicrobial Resistance in Animals and the Environment

Derek Elsby (Participant)
26 Jun 201728 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Research in the Flow Country IV

Roxane Andersen (Organiser)
21 Mar 201724 Mar 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Press / Media

Project examines impact of pharmaceuticals on waterways

Stuart Gibb


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

BBC Radio programme on pharmaceuticals in the environment

Stuart Gibb


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Research

New study to explore impact of peatland wildfires

Roxane Andersen


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research


Motion raised in Scottis Parliament

Stuart Gibb (Participant), Mark Taggart (Participant)

Impact: Public policy Impacts

Student theses

The response of arthropod assemblages to peatland restoration in formerly afforested blanket bog

Author: Fernandez, A. P., 29 Jan 2019

Supervisor: Andersen, R. (Supervisor), Boyd, K. (Supervisor) & Smith, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)


Remediation and restoration of ocean exposed cliff-top, in the context of Dounreay (Scotland) nuclear power plant decommissioning

Author: Braidwood, D., 4 May 2018

Supervisor: Andersen, R. (Supervisor), Taggart, M. (Supervisor) & Smith, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)


The effects of bog restoration in formerly afforested peatlands on water quality and aquatic carbon fluxes

Author: Gaffney, P. P. J., 19 Jul 2017

Supervisor: Andersen, R. (Supervisor), Taggart, M. (Supervisor), Hancock, M. (Supervisor) & Robinson, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)