Honorary Research Fellow, Scottish Association for Marine Science

Professor Kenneth Black has been a researcher in marine science since 1991 and has published 70 ISI peer-reviewed journal papers on a variety of topics ranging from organic chemistry to modelling environmental impacts of aquaculture. He has been awarded over 50 research grants as PI or co-PI. He has edited and co-edited 6 books on environmental aspects of aquaculture and contributed chapters to several other volumes. He has supervised 9 PhD students to successful completion. He has co-ordinated 6 EU projects concerning the impacts of aquaculture.
His current research interests include:

Sustainability, energy, food, society
Integration of physical and biological models relating to disease and parasite management in aquaculture
Recovery processes in fish farm sediments
Indicators and models of pollution from aquaculture
Macroalgae as a source of biofuel and added value products


  • –present
    Professor, Principal Investigator in Marine Ecology, Scottish Association for Marine Science