Alasdair O'Dell


  • Post Doctoral Research Assistant, SAMS UHI
  • Scottish Marine Institute

    PA37 1QA Oban

    United Kingdom

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Research Expertise

Currently working on micro-plastics in marine organisms.  A SCUBA instructor with experience working on the Bay islands of Honduras, the Musandam Peninsula of Oman and Koh Phangan in Thailand. Studied Marine and Freshwater Biology at the University of Hull (BSc) and worked with the marine toxicology lab to analyse micro-plastics in mussel samples collected on the eXXpedition voyage.

Awarded Field Studies Bursary and Foundation Prize for Excellence at the University of Hull. A ten-year professional SCUBA diver and keen photographer.

Research Interests

Research interests include coastal and coral ecology and ocean acidification. Main academic interests include biological processes and ecology of underwater life such as coral and kelp, as well as the natural world and conservation. Currently working on quantifying the amount of carbon sequestered by kelp in Scottish waters annually by using biomarkers to establish seaweed traces in sediment.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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  • Kelp carbon sink potential decreases with warming due to accelerating decomposition

    Filbee-dexter, K., Feehan, C. J., Smale, D. A., Krumhansl, K. A., Augustine, S., De Bettignies, F., Burrows, M. T., Byrnes, J. E. K., Campbell, J., Davoult, D., Dunton, K. H., Franco, J. N., Garrido, I., Grace, S. P., Hancke, K., Johnson, L. E., Konar, B., Moore, P. J., Norderhaug, K. M., O’dell, A., & 7 othersPedersen, M. F., Salomon, A. K., Sousa-pinto, I., Tiegs, S., Yiu, D., Wernberg, T. & Tanentzap, A. J. (ed.), 4 Aug 2022, In: PLoS Biology. 20, 8, 22 p., e3001702.

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    18 Citations (Scopus)
    21 Downloads (Pure)