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

    United Kingdom

  • United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

  • 626 Citations
  • 15 h-Index
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Research expertise

My research expertise includes statistical modelling, experimental design and environmental impact assessment particularly in relation to aquaculture, oil and gas and marine renewables.  I am developing innovative metagenomic approaches to monitoring and challenging existing monitoring protocols, particularly in relation to the benthic/near-benthic environment. 

Academic Qualifications

Biology (BSc), Marine Resource Development and Protection (MSc) followed by a PhD Artificial Reefs and a Diploma in Statistics.

Teaching expertise

I lead the undergraduate (2nd year, core module) 'Statistics and Experimental Design' and MSc 'Marine System Monitoring Methods' modules.  I lead undergrad/post-grad revision/reminder workshops on Statistical Modelling. 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy

Master in Science

Bachelor of Science

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Projects 2016 2019

Research Output 1995 2019

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

Benthic effects of offshore renewables: identification of knowledge gaps and urgently needed research

Dannheim, J., Bergström, L., Birchenough, S. N. R., Brzana, R., Boon, A. R., Coolen, J. W. P., Dauvin, J., De Mesel, I., Derweduwen, J., Gill, A. B., Hutchison, Z. L., Jackson, A. C., Janas, U., Martin, G., Raoux, A., Reubens, J., Rostin, L., Vanaverbeke, J., Wilding, T. A., Wilhelmsson, D. & 2 others, Degraer, S. & Norkko, J. (ed.), 1 Mar 2019, In : ICES Journal of Marine Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

renewable energy sources
benthic zone
benthic organisms
ecosystem services
1 Citation (Scopus)

Improving eDNA‐based protist diversity assessments using networks of amplicon sequence variants

Forster, D., Lentendu, G., Filker, S., Dubois, E., Wilding, T. A. & Stoeck, T., 16 Aug 2019, In : Environmental Microbiology. 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cluster Analysis

Impacts of sectoral marine and land-based activities - Mariculture

Wilding, T., Black, K., Benjamins, S. & Campbell, I., May 2018, Handbook on Marine Environment Protection: Science, Impacts and Sustainable Management. Salomon, M. & Markus, T. (eds.). Springer, Vol. 1 and 2. p. 97-114 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

land-based activity
nontarget organism
food quality
spatial planning
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

Activities 1999 2018

Dianne McLean

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

Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

PhD thesis examination

Tom Wilding (Examiner)
19 Jan 2017

Activity: Examination

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

MASTS Oil and Gas Environmental Research Forum 98/3 workshop

Tom Wilding (Participant)
23 May 2017

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


Predicting the ecosystem effects of harvesting beach-cast kelp for biofuel

Author: Orr, K. K., 4 Dec 2013

Supervisor: Heymans, J. (Supervisor), Wilding, T. (Supervisor) & Hughes, D. (Supervisor)

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


Offshore power production and marine stakeholders: from understanding conflict to impact mitigation

Author: Alexander, K., 13 Dec 2012

Supervisor: Wilding, T. (Supervisor), Heymans, J. (Supervisor), Potts, T. (Supervisor) & Bryden, I. (Supervisor)

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