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Heidi Burdett (96-03 B)

Heidi's research takes her from Scotland to Egypt
24 Nov 2013
Heidi Burnett
Heidi Burnett
I finished my PhD at the University of Glasgow earlier this year and am now working as an Independent Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews where I will be unravelling the marine sulphur cycle within coastal habitats.

I have spent the past three months busily ordering lab equipment so that I can get back into the field in the new year and start collecting samples. My first project will be based on the west coast of Scotland (which is a wee bit chilly in January!), but I am excited about potentially conducting fieldwork in the Maldives later in 2014!

I have attached a photo of me from my PhD. The photo was taken in Dahab, Egypt where I was investigating the natural variability of sulphur production in tropical seaweeds.

This research was published in the journal Plos One, and recently won the 2013 Peter Jones Memorial Award from the Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association for its significant contribution to coastal research.

The research paper is open access so is freely available to everyone (

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