Krystal Hemingway

Senior Coastal Ecologist

Faculty of Science and Engineering

01482 466799

Krystal is Senior Coastal Ecologist with the Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies (IECS) which has been undertaking multidisciplinary, pure and applied research in the marine ecosystem worldwide since 1982.

She has expertise and interests in aspects of coastal science and management, and through a variety of European-funded projects has co-authored and co-edited several books including Fishes in Estuaries.

More recently, under the EU Interreg TIDE project, she has co-developed a toolkit of sustainable management methods for estuaries.

Recent consultancy work includes the characterisation of waterbird responses to a range of potentially disturbing activities in estuaries including flood protection work and port development.


Research Interests

  • Estuarine and Coastal Science & Management


1993 - present:  Various consultancy reports (majority client confidential)

Hemingway, K.L., Cutts, N.D., Boyes, S., Allen, J., Elliott, M., & S. Travers, 2006. 'Building the Evidence Base for the Marine Bill: Marine Species Protection - A review of risk and considerations for improvement'. Defra Research Report, CRO354 Living Land and Seas Science Division, 80 pp.

Lawrence, A.J. & K.L. Hemingway (Eds.), 2003. Effects of Pollution on Fish: Molecular Effects and Population Responses. Blackwell Science Ltd., Oxford, 342 pp.

Elliott, M. & K.L. Hemingway (Eds.), 2002. Fishes in Estuaries. Blackwell Science Ltd., Oxford, 636 pp.

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • MSc Estuarine and Coastal Science, and Management, University of Hull, 1993

  • BSc (Hons) Applied Biology, University of Hull, 1992

External roles

Other consultancy has included experience of EIA and HRA procedures for a variety of development types in estuarine and coastal locations (e.g. pipelines, port development and wind farms); avifaunal monitoring; intertidal and subtidal surveys as part of long-term monitoring programmes and EcIAs; broad-scale intertidal biotope/habitat mapping; monitoring and assessment of saltmarsh development and intertidal biodiversity in relation to possible future management targets; ecosystem restoration and recover; and research into marine species protection as part of the evidence base for the Marine and Coastal Access Act.