Dr Kirsty Crocket

Science Coordinator, University of Edinburgh

Kirsty Crocket is the Science Coordinator of the NERC Changing Arctic Ocean, and she carries out this role based in the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh.

Research interests

Kirsty is geochemist, with expertise in rare earth elements and radiogenic isotope geochemistry.

She applies these techniques to modern process studies in marine and coastal settings, and also to deep sea sediment cores and fossil corals for palaeoceanographic reconstruction of past ocean circulation and climate change.


Struve, T., D. J. Wilson, T. van de Flierdt, N. Pratt and K. C. Crocket (2020). “Middle Holocene expansion of Pacific Deep Water into the Southern Ocean.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117(2): 889-894. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1908138117

Suhrhoff, T. J., J. Rickli, K. Crocket, E. Bura-Nakic and D. Vance (2019). “Behavior of beryllium in the weathering environment and its delivery to the ocean.” Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 265: 48-68. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2019.08.017

Crocket, K. C., E. Hill, R. E. Abell, C. Johnson, S. F. Gary, T. Brand and E. C. Hathorne (2018). “Rare Earth Element Distribution in the NE Atlantic: Evidence for Benthic Sources, Longevity of the Seawater Signal, and Biogeochemical Cycling.” Frontiers in Marine Science 5(147). doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00147

Struve, T., T. van de Flierdt, A. Burke, L. F. Robinson, S. J. Hammond, K. C. Crocket, L. I. Bradtmiller, M. E. Auro, K. J. Mohamed and N. J. White (2017). “Neodymium isotopes and concentrations in aragonitic scleractinian cold-water coral skeletons – Modern calibration and evaluation of palaeo-applications.” Chemical Geology 453: 146-168. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.01.022

Arosio, R., K. C. Crocket, G. M. Nowell, S. L. Callard, J. A. Howe, S. Benetti, D. Fabel, S. Moreton and C. D. Clark (2018). “Weathering fluxes and sediment provenance on the SW Scottish shelf during the last deglaciation.” Marine Geology 402: 81-98. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2017.08.017

Struve, T., T. van de Flierdt, L. F. Robinson, L. I. Bradtmiller, S. K. Hines, J. F. Adkins, M. Lambelet, K. C. Crocket, K. Kreissig, B. Coles and M. E. Auro (2016). “Neodymium isotope analyses after combined extraction of actinide and lanthanide elements from seawater and deep-sea coral aragonite.” Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 17(1): 232-240. doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/2015GC006130

Lambelet, M., T. van de Flierdt, K. Crocket, M. Rehkämper, K. Kreissig, B. Coles, M. J. A. Rijkenberg, L. J. A. Gerringa, H. J. W. de Baar and R. Steinfeldt (2016). “Neodymium isotopic composition and concentration in the western North Atlantic Ocean: Results from the GEOTRACES GA02 section.” Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 177: 1-29. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2015.12.019

Wilson, D. J., K. C. Crocket, T. van de Flierdt, L. F. Robinson and J. F. Adkins (2014). “Dynamic intermediate ocean circulation in the North Atlantic during Heinrich Stadial 1: A radiocarbon and neodymium isotope perspective.” Paleoceanography 29(11): 1072-1093. doi:  https://doi.org/10.1002/2014PA002674

Crocket, K. C., M. Lambelet, T. van de Flierdt, M. Rehkämper and L. F. Robinson (2014). “Measurement of fossil deep-sea coral Nd isotopic compositions and concentrations by TIMS as NdO+, with evaluation of cleaning protocols.” Chemical Geology 374-375: 128-140. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.03.011

Crocket, K. C., G. L. Foster, D. Vance, D. A. Richards and M. Tranter (2013). “A Pb isotope tracer of ocean-ice sheet interaction: the record from the NE Atlantic during the Last Glacial/Interglacial cycle.” Quaternary Science Reviews 82: 133-144. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.10.020

van de Flierdt, T., K. Pahnke, H. Amakawa, P. Andersson, C. Basak, B. Coles, C. Colin, K. Crocket, M. Frank, N. Frank, S. L. Goldstein, V. Goswami, B. A. Haley, E. C. Hathorne, S. R. Hemming, G. M. Henderson, C. Jeandel, K. Jones, K. Kreissig, F. Lacan, M. Lambelet, E. E. Martin, D. R. Newkirk, H. Obata, L. Pena, A. M. Piotrowski, C. Pradoux, H. D. Scher, H. Schöberg, S. K. Singh, T. Stichel, H. Tazoe, D. Vance and J. Yang (2012). “GEOTRACES intercalibration of neodymium isotopes and rare earth element concentrations in seawater and suspended particles. Part 1: reproducibility of results for the international intercomparison.” Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 10(4): 234-251. doi: https://doi.org/10.4319/lom.2012.10.234

Crocket, K. C., D. Vance, G. L. Foster, D. A. Richards and M. Tranter (2012). “Continental weathering fluxes during the last glacial/interglacial cycle: insights from the marine sedimentary Pb isotope record at Orphan Knoll, NW Atlantic.” Quaternary Science Reviews 38: 89-99. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.02.004

Crocket, K. C., D. Vance, M. Gutjahr, G. L. Foster and D. A. Richards (2011). “Persistent Nordic deep-water overflow to the glacial North Atlantic.” Geology 39(6): 515-518. doi: https://doi.org/10.1130/G31677.1

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