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

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

  • 26 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research expertise

My research interests centre on problems in benthic ecology, marine biodiversity and the mitigation of anthropogenic impacts on the marine environment. Specifically, I am interested in the physical and chemical drivers of growth and productivity, and how these may be manipulated on artificial installations to maximise the benefit to coastal ecosystems. I also have wider interests in marine biodiversity, taxonomy and systematics.

My PhD project was entitled "Quantifying benthic secondary productivity on artificial structure: maximising the benefit of marine renewable energy devices". It involved understanding the performance of artificial reefs, in terms of productivity, has been identified as one of the pressing research needs in relation to the ecological impacts of offshore renewables and is of fundamental interest to my PhD.

Cuttings of the bioindicator bryozoan Flustra foliacea will be collected and redeployed to the Loch Linnhe Reef, a 6200 tonne multi-modular, purpose-built underwater experimental matrix located off the west coast of Scotland. Variations in the growth of these colonies will be linked to variations in the food supply, as a function of flow interactions and sedimentation on, or within, a single reef unit (e.g. height on the reef), and between different reef units.


  • Industrial Impacts on Oceans
  • Prosperity from Ecosystems

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Sally Rouse is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 6 Similar Profiles
decommissioning Earth & Environmental Sciences
Pipelines Engineering & Materials Science
fisheries Agriculture & Biology
Offshore pipelines Engineering & Materials Science
artificial reef Earth & Environmental Sciences
artificial reefs Agriculture & Biology
North Sea Agriculture & Biology
harbors (waterways) Agriculture & Biology

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Projects 2016 2019

Research Output 2014 2019

  • 26 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 7 Article
2 Citations (Scopus)
40 Downloads (Pure)

Benthic Conservation Features and Species Associated with Subsea Pipelines: Considerations for Decommissioning

Rouse, S., Lacey, N., Hayes, P. & Wilding, T., 10 Apr 2019, In : Frontiers in Marine Science. 6, p. 200

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Remotely operated vehicles
remotely operated vehicle
102 Downloads (Pure)

A checklist of marine bryozoan taxa in Scottish sea regions

Rouse, S., Loxton, J., Spencer Jones, M. E. & Porter, J. S., 3 Oct 2018, In : ZooKeys. 787, p. 135-149 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
marine environment
anthropogenic activities
4 Citations (Scopus)
22 Downloads (Pure)

Offshore pipeline decommissioning: scale and context

Rouse, S., Hayes, P., Davies, I. M. & Wilding, T., 27 Feb 2018, In : Marine Pollution Bulletin. 129, 1, p. 241-244 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Offshore pipelines
North Sea
10 Citations (Scopus)
17 Downloads (Pure)

Commercial fisheries interactions with North Sea pipelines: considerations for decommissioning

Rouse, S., Kafas, A., Catarino, R. & Hayes, P., 15 Jul 2017, In : ICES Journal of Marine Science. ICES J Mar Sci fsx121.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
North Sea
commercial fishery
1 Citation (Scopus)
149 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access

Activities 2017 2018

  • 2 Organising a conference
  • 2 Membership of committee
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Hosting an academic visitor

Society for Underwater Technology (External organisation)

Sally Rouse (Member)
1 Apr 2018 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

MASTS/SUT Wreck Removal and Decommissioning Workshop

Sally Rouse (Organiser)
1 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference

Dianne McLean

Sally Rouse (Host), Thomas Wilding (Host)
5 Nov 20189 Nov 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

MASTS Oil and Gas Environmental Research Forum OSPAR 98/3 Review

Tom Wilding (Organiser), Sally Rouse (Organiser), Raeanne Miller (Organiser)
23 May 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS) (External organisation)

Sally Rouse (Chair)
1 Aug 2017 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee