Smeaton, C., Barlow, N.L. and Austin W.E.N., 2020. Coring and compaction: Best practice in blue carbon stock and burial estimations. Geoderma, 364.

Harvey, R.J., Garbutt, A., Hawkins, S.J. and Skov, M.W., 2019. No detectable broad-scale effect of livestock grazing on soil blue-carbon stock in salt marshes. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 7, p.151.


Ladd, C.J.T, Duggan-Edwards, M.F, Bouma, T.J, Pagès, J.F, Skov, M.W, 2019, Sediment supply explains long‐term and large‐scale patterns in saltmarsh lateral expansion and erosion, Geophysical Resarch Letters


Marley, A.R.G, Smeaton, C. and  Austin, W.E.N, 2019, An assessment of the tea bag index method as a proxy for organic matter decomposition in intertidal environments, Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences,


Burden, A, Garburt, A and Evans, C.D, 2019, Effect of restoration on saltmarsh carbon accumulation in Eastern England, Biology Letters, 15: 20180773,


Austin, W.E.N, Smeaton, C., Houston, A., Balke, T, Scottish inter-tidal wetlands, sea-level rise and the potential  2022 for managed realignment to deliver blue carbon gains,  ClimateXChange – Link


Austin, W., Smeaton., C., Riegel, S., Ruranska, P and Miller, C. 2021. Blue carbon stock in Scottish saltmarsh soils, Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science Vol 12 No 13. 


Burden, A., Smeaton, C., Angus, S. Garbutt, R. A., Jones, L., Lewis, H.D., Rees, S.M., 2020,Impacts of climate change on Coastal Habitats, relevant to the coastal and marine environment around the UK, Marine Climate Change Impact Partnership Science Review. 

Porter, J, Austin, W, Burrows, M, Clarke, D, Davies, G, Kamenos, N, Riegel, S, Smeaton, C, Page, C & Want, A 2020, Blue carbon audit of Orkney waters. Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science, no. 3, vol. 11, Marine Scotland Science.

Data Products

Smeaton, C., Ladd, C.T.J., Miller, L.C., Skov, M.W., Austin, W.E.N. 2022 Physical and biogeochemical measurements of aboveground (vegetation) biomass from across ten saltmarshes, UK, 2019-2020. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre


Smeaton, C, Houston, H, Balke, T, Austin, W.E.N. 2022 Identification and mapping of potential sites suitable for saltmarsh habitat creation in Scotland through managed realignment under current and future sea levels. Marine Scotland Data -


Smeaton, C, Miller, L.C., Ladd, C.J.T., O'Dell, A., Austin, W.E.N. 2022, Bulk elemental and stable isotope composition of organic matter from terrestrial, intertidal, and marine environments, UK, 2016-2021. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre –

Miller, L.C.; Smeaton, C.; Garbutt, A.; Austin, W.E.N. 2022. Physical and biogeochemical measurements of belowground biomass and carbon content from Scottish salt marshes, 2021. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre

Ruranska, P.,  Ladd, C.J.T., Smeaton, C., Skov, M.W., Austin, W.E.N., 2022. Dry bulk density, loss on ignition and organic carbon content of surficial soils from English and Welsh salt marshes 2019. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre.


Smeaton, C., Miller, L.C., Ruranska, P and Austin, W.E.N, 2021, Organic carbon density of surficial soils across Scottish saltmarshes, Marine Scotland Data.

Smeaton, C., Rees-Hughs, L. Barlow, N.L.MAustin, W.E.N., 2021, Sedimentological and organic carbon data from the Kyle of Tongue saltmarsh, Scotland, 2018. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre 


Ruranska, P., Miller, L.C.; Hindle, C.; Ladd, C.J.T., Smeaton, C., Skov, M.W., Austin, W.E.N., 2020. Dry bulk density, loss on ignition and organic carbon content of surficial soils from Scottish salt marshes, 2018-2019. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre

Ladd, C.J.T.; Duggan-Edwards, M.F.; Bouma, T.J.; Pagès, J.F.; Skov, M.W., 2019. Change in saltmarsh extent for six regions across Great Britain (1846-2016). NERC Environmental Information Data Centre