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Dr Jacqueline F Tweddle

Telephone: +44 (0)131 244 4045Jacqueline Tweddle

E-mail: jacqueline.tweddle@gov.scot

Marine Scotland, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB, Scotland, UK

Research Interests

I am an oceanographer, interested in how physical processes in the ocean influence biological processes, principally those involving phytoplankton. For example, I look at how turbulence and mixing in shelf seas affects levels of primary production. I am particularly interested in how human marine developments impact on these physical and biological processes, and how this should be accounted for in marine management.


I work under the MarCRF initiative, a collaboration between Marine Scotland Science and the University of Aberdeen. I am currently involved in the CORPORATES programme, with colleagues from Marine Scotland Science, the University of Aberdeen (including members of the Schools of Biology, and Law), and also the James Hutton Institute and SAMS. I also collaborate with the Marine Spatial Planning Team at the NAFC Marine Centre in Shetland, UK, where I previously worked, and with other colleagues within the UK and worldwide.

External Committees and Responsibilities

I am a member of the ICES Working Group on Marine Planning and Coastal Zone Management.

Most Recent Publications

  • Tweddle, J.F., i. Marengo, L. Gray, C. Kelly, R. Shucksmith (2014). Developing regional guidance for wave and tidal energy in the Shetland Islands. Marine Policy. 50:53-66.
  • Shucksmith, R., L. Gray, C. Kelly, J.F. Tweddle (2014). Regional marine spatial planning – The data collection and mapping process. Marine Policy. 50:1-9.
  • C. Kelly, L. Gray, Shucksmith, R., J.F. Tweddle (2014). Review and evaluation of marine spatial planning in the Shetland Islands. Marine Policy. 46:152-160.
  • Tweddle, J.F., J. Sharples, M.R. Palmer, K. Davidson, S. McNeill (2013). Enhanced nutrient fluxes at the shelf sea seasonal thermocline caused by stratified flow over a bank. Progress in Oceanography. 117:37-47,
  • Lewitus, A.J, et al. (2012). Harmful algal blooms along the North American west coast region: History, trends, causes, and impacts. Harmful Algae. 19:133-159.