Queen's University, Belfast

Current Position Lecturer
Telephone +44 (0) 2842727803
Email l.kregting@qub.ac.uk
Departments School of Natural and Built Environment
Quadrat Core Themes Biodiversity, Environmental Management
Methods I Use Bio / Geo / Chemical Analytical, Modelling


Key Research Interests

  • Environmental interactions of wave and tidal energy devices: Sound emission, animal interaction, changes in
    hydrodynamics and the influence on the marine environment.
  • Coastal processes including larval and spore dispersal both applied and for restoration purposes.
  • The influence of hydrodynamics on macroalgal productivity.

Recent Key Papers

  • Schmitt P, Pine M, Culloch R, Lieber L, Kregting L. Noise characterisation of a sub-sea kite. Journal of the American Society of Acoustics. Accepted.
  • Lieber, L., Nimmo-Smith, W. A. M., Waggitt, J. J., & Kregting, L. (2018). Fine-scale hydrodynamic metrics underlying predator occupancy patterns in tidal stream environments. Ecological Indicators, 94(1), 307-408. DOI: 10.1016/ j.ecolind.2018.06.071
  • Mooney, K. M., Beatty, G. E., Elsäßer, B., Follis, E. S., Kregting, L., O’Connor, N. E., … Provan, J. (2018). Hierarchical structuring of genetic variation at differing geographic scales in the cultivated sugar kelp Saccharina latissima. Marine environmental research. DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2018.09.02

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • The influence of currents and waves on the productivity of Laminaria digitata.
  • The interplay of hydrodynamics and invasive species around anthropogenic structures in the marine environment.
  • Developing a framework for a flexible and detailed marine renewable energy collision risk model.
  • How differences in behaviour can influence functional response in invasive and native species.
  • Aquatic Invasive Alien Species: Distribution, Impact, Control & Biosecurity
  • Behavioural changes of top predators related to tidal-stream energy extraction – using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to measure animal distribution.
  • QUADRAT DTP student, Rosslyn Watret: Fish Spas: The importance of turbulence on stress levels of fish in dynamic environments
  • QUADRAT DTP student, Molly Crowe: Quantifying kelp detrital pathways: what is potentially locked away as Blue Carbon?