Dr Andy Marriott

Dr Andy Marriott

Analytical Chemist \- Aqueous Chemistry and Lab Manager

Location: BGS Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3206

E-mail Dr Andy Marriott

ORCID: 0000-0002-3864-4


  • 2015-Current: Aqueous Chemist
  • 2014 –2015 : Analytical Chemist
  • 2009 –2014 : PhD, Bangor University, Marine Biology
  • 2007 –2008 : MSc (Distinction), University of Bangor, Marine Biology
  • 2004 –2007 : BSc (Hons) 2.1, University of Bangor, Marine Biology

Current projects and collaboration

  • 2018 – ongoing : Marriott A.L, Osano O, Coffey T, Egan S, Mulanda Aura, C. UK Institutional Links Grants: Aquaculture: Pathway to food security in Kenya. Newton Fund Institutional Links project, BC/332418244(PI, 2018-2019).
  • 2015 –2017 : Sustainable and safe fisheries for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Movement patterns and pollutant accumulation by whitemouth croaker or 'Corvina' (Micropogonias furnieri).
  • 2014 –2016 : Pollution biomonitoring of aquaculture ponds in West Bengal - University of Calcutta.
  • 2009 –2014 : Celtic Sea Trout Project. (CSTP)

Key papers

  • Jones, J.B; Arkhipkin, A.I; Marriott, A. L; Pierce, G.J. 2018. Using statolith elemental signatures to confirm ontogenetic migrations of the squid Doryteuthis gahi around the Falkland Islands (Southwest Atlantic). Chemical Geology.
  • AL Marriott, ID McCarthy, AL Ramsay, SRN Chenery. 2016. Discriminating nursery grounds of juvenile plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) in the south-eastern Irish Sea using otolith microchemistry. Mar Ecol Prog Ser. 546: 183–195
  • G Cambiè, MJ Kaiser, AL Marriott, J Fox, G Lambert, JG Hiddink, T Overy, SA Bennet, MJ Leng, ID McCarthy. 2016. Stable isotope signatures reveal small-scale spatial separation in populations of European sea bass. Mar Ecol Prog Ser. 546: 213-223
  • M Chatterjee, L Sklenars, SR Chenery, MJ Watts, AL Marriott, D Rakshit, SK Sarkar. 2014. Assessment of Total Mercury (HgT) in Sediments and Biota of Indian Sundarban Wetland and Adjacent Coastal Regions. Environment and Natural Resources Research. 4 (02): 50-64
  • McCarthy, I.D; Marriott, A. L. 2018. Age, growth and maturity of tub gurnard (Chelidonichthys lucerna L.; Triglidae) in the inshore coastal waters of Eastern Anglesey and Northwest Wales. Journal of Applied Ichthyology.
  • AL Marriott, JW Latchford, ID McCarthy. 2010. Population biology of the red gurnard (Aspitrigla cuculus L.; Triglidae) in the inshore waters of Eastern Anglesey and Northwest Wales. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 26 (4): 504-512

Professional association

  • Fisheries Society of the British Isles.

Published outputs

Research interests

  • 2007 – ongoing : Analyses of biogeochemical tags in determining the origins and movement patterns of fish (otoliths) and sharks (vertebrae) using solution-based and laser ablation ICP-MS techniques.
  • Application of Biogeochemical structures (otoliths) in identifying natal origin of marine and freshwater fish.
  • The bioaccumulation of toxic heavy metals in fish tissue and their effects on food security in developing countries.


  • 2014-Current: Analytical experience includes Assessment of water quality using Ion Chromatography, NPOC, pH-Alk, Conductivity.
  • Laser ablation & solution-based ICP-MS techniques.
  • Mercury analysis (DMA-80).
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