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.


Crocket, K. C., Hill, E., Abell, R. E., Johnson, C., Gary, S. F., Brand, T. & Hathorne, E. C. 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. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00147

Struve, T., van de Flierdt, T., Burke, A., Robinson, L. F., Hammond, S. J., Crocket, K. C., Bradtmiller, L. I., Auro, M. E., Mohamed, K. J. & White, N. J. 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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.01.022

Arosio, R., Crocket, K. C., Nowell, G. M., Callard, S. L., Howe, J. A., Benetti, S., Fabel, D., Moreton, S. & Clark, C. D. 2017. Weathering fluxes and sediment provenance on the SW Scottish shelf during the last deglaciation. Marine Geology. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2017.08.017

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

Lambelet, M., van de Flierdt, T., Crocket, K., Rehkämper, M., Kreissig, K., Coles, B., Rijkenberg, M. J. A., Gerringa, L. J. A., de Baar, H. J. W. & Steinfeldt, R. 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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2015.12.019

Wilson, D. J., Crocket, K. C., van de Flierdt, T., Robinson, L. F. & Adkins, J. F. 2014. Dynamic intermediate ocean circulation in the North Atlantic during Heinrich Stadial 1: A radiocarbon and neodymium isotope perspective. Paleoceanography, 2014PA002674. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/2014PA002674

Crocket, K. C., Lambelet, M., van de Flierdt, T., Rehkämper, M. & Robinson, L. F. 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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.03.011

Crocket, K. C., Foster, G. L., Vance, D., Richards, D. A. & Tranter, M. 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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.10.020

van de Flierdt, T., Pahnke, K., Amakawa, H., Andersson, P., Basak, C., Coles, B., Colin, C., Crocket, K., Frank, M., Frank, N., Goldstein, S. L., Goswami, V., Haley, B. A., Hathorne, E. C., Hemming, S. R., Henderson, G. M., Jeandel, C., Jones, K., Kreissig, K., Lacan, F., Lambelet, M., Martin, E. E., Newkirk, D. R., Obata, H., Pena, L., Piotrowski, A. M., Pradoux, C., Scher, H. D., Schoberg, H., Singh, S. K., Stichel, T., Tazoe, H., Vance, D., Yang, J. J. & Partici, G. I. 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, 234-251. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4319/lom.2012.10.234

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

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