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  • SAMS, Scottish Marine Institute, Oban, Argyll, PA37 1QA

    United Kingdom

  • United Kingdom

  • 968 Citations
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Research expertise

Research on phytoplankton has created impact through contributions to understanding and assessment of eutrophication. This has led more recently to work on pelagic ecosystem health that has influenced Defra's approach to monitoring UK waters for the MSFD

I am a biological oceanographer studying and numerically modelling phytoplankton in relation to marine physical processes, with applications to eutrophication and the health of marine ecosystems, and now the Research Area leader of the Laurence Mee Centre for Society and the Sea.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Glasgow

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Research Output 2008 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Plankton lifeforms as a biodiversity indicator for regional-scale assessment of pelagic habitats for policy

McQuatters-Gollop, A. & Tett, P., 12 Feb 2019, In : Ecological Indicators. 101, p. 913-925

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

food webs

Response of a marine benthic invertebrate community and biotic indices to organic enrichment from sewage disposal

Culhane, F. E., Briers, R. A., Tett, P. & Fernandes, T. F., 1 Dec 2019, In : Journal Of The Marine Biological Association Of The United Kingdom. 99, 8, p. 1721-1734 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
sewage disposal
species richness
3 Citations (Scopus)
24 Downloads (Pure)

A change in phytoplankton community index with water quality improvement in Tolo Harbour, Hong Kong

Yue, L., Whyte, C., Davidson, K., Tett, P. & Yin, K., Feb 2018, In : Marine Pollution Bulletin. 127, p. 823-830 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Ports and harbors
Water quality
water quality
2 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Aquatic ecosystems
marine ecosystem
ecosystem service
coastal protection
adaptive management
ecosystem approach
ecosystem structure

Activities 2010 2010

  • 1 Types of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

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Diversity, ecology and domoic acid production of Pseudo-nitzschia spp. in Scottish waters

Author: Fehling, J., 6 Jul 2004

Supervisor: Davidson, K. (Supervisor), Tett, P. (Supervisor) & Bolch, C. J. S. (Supervisor)

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