Christine M Beveridge

        Head and shoulder photo of our aquarium manager Christine Beveridge in the research aquarium

Aquarium Manager / Research Assistant

As well as overseeing the management of the aquarium, I provide technical and practical support for aquarium based experiments working on commercial, research and student projects.

My identification expertise is in non-native species and zooplankton analysis.

Contact details:
  • +44 (0)1631 559 374

  • Research Gate

My role at SAMS

As the Aquarium Manager I maintain and support (with facilities) the research aquarium facility and provide technical and practical support for aquarium based experiments.

I also work on specific projects within the aquarium or on fieldwork to deliver commercial (SRSL) and SAMS research projects.

I support or lead in the identification of non-native species and teach zooplankton sampling and identification to Masters students.

Current research projects



Fieldwork experience

Small boat zooplankton sampling

Rocky shore ecology

Non-native related surveys: Rapid assessment surveys in Scottish marinas; Rocky shore survey for Crassostrea gigas


Teaching experience

I teach zooplankton analysis on the following programmes

IDCore renewable energy

Master in Ecocystem-based Management of Marine Ecosystems


Relevant training courses / qualifications achieved

NACWO (2017) Named Animal Care and Welfare Officer

NMBAQC (2015 and 2017) Zooplankton Analysis

Peer-reviewed publications

Cottier-Cook, E.J., Beveridge, C., Bishop, J.D.D., Brodie, J., Clark, P.F., Epstein, G., Jenkins, S.R., Johns, D.G., Loxton, J., MacLeod, A., Maggs, C., Minchin, D., Mineur, F. , Sewell, J. and Wood, C.A. (2017) Non-native species. MCCIP Science Review 2017, pages xxx, doi:10.14465/2017.arc10.005-nns.

K.S. Last, V.J. Hendrick, C.M. Beveridge, D.A. Roberts, T.A. Wilding. (2016) Lethal and sub-lethal responses of the biogenic reef forming polychaete Sabellaria alveolata to aqueous chlorine and temperature. Marine Environmental Research 04/2016; 117.

Covadonga Orejas, Andrea Gori, Cecilia Rad-Menéndez, Kim S. Last, Andrew J. Davies, Christine M. Beveridge, Daniel Sadd, Konstadinos Kiriakoulakis, Ursula Witte, John Murray Roberts. (2016) The effect of flow speed and food size on the capture efficiency and feeding behaviour of the cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 04/2016; 481:34-40.

Suckling, C.C., Clark, M.S., Beveridge, C., Brunner, L., Hughes, A., Cook, E.J., Davies, A.J., Peck, L.S. (2014). Experimental influence of pH on the early life-stages of sea urchins II: increasing parental exposure times gives rise to different responses. Invertebrate Reproduction and Development. 58 (3): 161-175

Cook, E.J., Stehlikova, J, Beveridge, C. M., Burrows, M.T., Spencer-Jones, M, et al. (2013). Distribution of the invasive bryozoan Tricellaria inopinata d’Hondt and Occhipinti Ambrogi, 1985 in Scotland and a review of its European expansion. Aquatic Invasions 8 (3): 281-288. doi:

Richard E. Abell, Tim Brand, Andrew C. Dale, Gavin H. Tilstone, Christine Beveridge (2013) Variability of particulate flux over the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.  Deep-Sea Research Part II Volume 98, Part B. 15 December 2013, Pages 257-268


Contract reports

Last, K. S., Beveridge, C. M. & Wilding, T. A. 2016. TROMyt4 – Tolerance of Mytilus edulis to seawater chlorination and suspended sediment. A report by SRSL for Cefas 02044_000, pp. 41.

Last, K. S., Beveridge, C. M. & Wilding, T. A. 2016. TROMyt3 A – Chlorine demand trial. A report by SRSL for Cefas, pp.19

Last, K. S., Beveridge, C. M. & Wilding, T. A. 2016. TROMyt3 B - Tolerance of Mytilus edulis to suspended sediment. A report by SRSL for Cefas, pp.25

Last, K. S., Beveridge, C. M. & Wilding, T. A. 2016. TROMyt3 C – Bromoform trial. A report by SRSL for Cefas, pp.22

Cook, E.J., Beveridge, C., Twigg, G. & Macleod, A. (2015). Assessing the effectiveness of early warning systems for the detection of marine invasive non-native species in Scottish waters. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 874.

Cook, E.J., Beveridge, C.M., Lamont, P., O’Higgins, T., Wilding, T. (2014). Survey of Wild Pacific Oyster Crassostrea gigas in Scotland. Scottish Aquaculture Research Forum Report SARF099. ISBN: 978-1-907266-65-2.

Clive Fox, Keith Davidson & Christine Beveridge. (2014). Jellyfish monitoring in western Scottish waters in relation to aquaculture activities – establishment and testing of protocols for a monitoring network. Published by The Crown Estate on behalf of the Marine Estate.

Last, K. S., Beveridge, C. M. & Wilding, T. A. (2015). Main Trial - Tolerance of Mytilus edulis to Aqueous Chlorine and Suspended Sediment. A report by SRSL for Cefas, pp.33

Last, K. S., Beveridge, C. M., Wilding, T. (2014). “Pilot study on the tolerance of Mytilus edulis to aqueous chlorine and suspended sediments.” Commercial report for CEFAS BEEMS 2013, WP8. SRSL report No 01018_P06870001. 25pp

Last, Kim; Hendrick, Vicki; Wilding, Tom; Beveridge, Christine. (2013). Tolerance of Sabellaria alveolata to Aqueous Chlorine. Final Report for the BEEMS programme, Work Package 6. 38 p.

Kim S Last, Vicki J Hendrick, Christine M Beveridge and Andrew J Davies (2011). Measuring the effects of suspended particulate matter and smothering on the behaviour, growth and survival of key species found in areas associated with aggregate dredging. Marine Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund (MALSF) MEPF 08/P76: Final Report

Beveridge, C., Cook, E.J., Brunner, L., MacLeod, A., Black, K. Brown, C. & Manson, F.J. (2011). Initial response to the invasive carpet sea squirt, Didemnum vexillum, in Scotland. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 413.

Cook, E.J., Baker, G., Beveridge, C.M., Bishop, J.D.D., Brown, L., Clark, P.F., Huys, R., Jenkins, S., Maggs, C., McCollin, T., Mieszkowska, N., Mineur, F., Wood, C. (2011). Marine Aliens II – Controlling Marine Invasive Species by Targeting Vectors of Dispersal. Final Report. SAMS Report No.274. pp. 34

Employment history

Since 2016 Aquarium Manager / Research Assistant. SAMS

2007-16 Support Scientist. SAMS

2001-03 Halibut Hatchery Technician. Otter Ferry Seafish, Argyll

1998-2001 Research Technician. Biotechnology Transfer Centre. University of Glasgow

1996-98 Research Technician. Glasgow Marine Technology Centre. University of Glasgow

1979-85 Research Technician. NERC Unit, Marine Science Labs, Menai Bridge. University College of North Wales, Bangor

1978-79 Scientific Officer. Marine Science Labs, Menai Bridge. University College of North Wales, Bangor



1996 HNC Information Technology. James Watt College, Greenock

1976 BSc (Hons) Botany with Marine Botany. University College of North Wales, Bangor