University of Aberdeen
Current Position Chair in Marine Biodiversity
Telephone +44 (0) 1224 274 490
Departments School of Biological Sciences
Quadrat Core Themes Biodiversity, Environmental Management
Methods I Use Bio / Geo / Chemical Analytical

Key Research Interests

  • Biodiversity and biochemistry of marine algae (seaweeds), especially in the context of defence, stress and biogeochemical cycles
  • Halogen and trace metal metabolism in marine algae (especially iodine)
  • Biodiversity and biogeography of marine algae of the Arctic, Antarctic, Falkland Islands, eastern Mediterranean and the Arabian Gulf
  • Scientific diving as a research tool
  • Environmental impacts of seawater desalination and strategies towards sustainability

Recent Key Papers

  • Küpper FC, Peters AF, Kytinou E, Asensi AO, Vieira C, Macaya Horta E, DeClerck O, 2019: Dictyota falklandica nov. (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae) from the Falkland Islands and southernmost South America.- Phycologia 58(6), 640-7. DOI: 10.1080/00318884.2019.1648990
  • Küpper FC, Feiters MC, Olofsson B, Kaiho T, Yanagida S, Zimmermann MB, Carpenter LJ, Luther III GW, Lu Z, Jonsson M, Kloo L, 2011: Commemorating two centuries of iodine research: An interdisciplinary review.- Angewandte Chemie – International Edition 50, 11598 – 11620. DOI: 1002/anie.201100028
  • Küpper FC, Carpenter LJ, McFiggans GB, Palmer CJ, Waite T, Boneberg E-M, Woitsch S, Weiller M, Abela R, Grolimund D, Potin P, Butler A, Luther III GW, Kroneck PMH, Meyer-Klaucke W, Feiters MC, 2008: Iodide accumulation provides kelp with an inorganic antioxidant impacting atmospheric chemistry.- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 105(19), 6954-8. DOI: 1073/pnas.0709959105

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • Materials for artificial reefs
  • Ecology of dynamic seasonal salt lakes and their responses to hydrological changes