Dr Megan Williams

Marine Physics and Ocean Climate
+44 (0)151 795 4914


UK Shelf Seas Biogeochemistry Programme: Benthic observations in the Celtic Sea to study benthic sediment and seasonality as controls on biogeochemical processing in shelf seas.

BLUE-coast: Physical and biological dynamic coastal processes and their role in coastal recovery



Journal publications:

Thompson, C. E. L., M. E. Williams, T. Hull, L. O. Amoudry, S. Reynolds, A. Panton, and G. Fones (In review), Benthic controls of resuspension in UK shelf seas: implications for resuspension frequency, submitted to Continental Shelf Research.

Thompson, C. E. L., B. Silburn, M. E. Williams, T. Hull, D. Sivyer, L. O. Amoudry, S. Widdicombe, et al. (2017), An Approach for the Identification of Exemplar Sites for Scaling up Targeted Field Observations of Benthic Biogeochemistry in Heterogeneous Environments, Biogeochemistry, 1–34. doi:10.1007/s10533-017-0366-1.

Williams, M. E., and M. T. Stacey (2016), Tidally discontinuous ocean forcing in bar-built estuaries: The interaction of tides, infragravity motions, and frictional control, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121, 571585, doi:10.1002/2015JC011166.


Links to further information on specialist area or projects:

UK Shelf Seas Biogeochemistry programme




Thompson, C.E.L.; Silburn, B.; Williams, M.E.; Hull, T.; Sivyer, D.; Amoudry, L.O.; Widdicombe, S.; Ingels, J.; Carnovale, G.; McNeill, C.L.; Hale, R.; Laguionie Marchais, C.; Hicks, N.; Smith, H.E.K.; Klar, J.K.; Hiddink, J.G.; Kowalik, J.; Kitidis, V.; Reynolds, S.; Woodward, E.M.S.; Tait, K.; Homoky, W.B.; Kröger, S.; Bolam, S.; Godbold, J.A.; Aldridge, J.; Mayor, D.J.; Benoist, N.M.A.; Bett, B.J.; Morris, K.J.; Parker, E.R.; Ruhl, H.A.; Statham, P.J.; Solan, M.. 2017 An approach for the identification of exemplar sites for scaling up targeted field observations of benthic biogeochemistry in heterogeneous environments. Biogeochemisry, 135 (1-2). 1-34.10.1007/s10533-017-0366-1
Thompson, C.E.L.; Williams, M.E.; Amoudry, L.; Hull, T.; Reynolds, S.; Panton, D.; Fones, G.R.. 2017 Benthic controls of resuspension in UK shelf seas: implications for resuspension frequency. Continental Shelf Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2017.12.005 (In Press)


Balfour, C.; Williams, M.; Cooke, R.; Amoudry, L.; Souza, A.. 2015 NOC Liverpool report for the miniSTABLE benthic lander deployments as part of the UK-SSB research programme. Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, 71pp. (National Oceanography Centre Research and Consultancy Report, 53)