Dr Emma Carroll

Marie Curie Fellow

tel: 01334 463486
email: elc6@st-andrews.ac.uk
room: E37A  (Bute)
Bute Building
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 9TS

General Information

I am a molecular ecologist that combines genetic/genomic and demographic data to investigate natural populations. As Marie Curie Fellow and previously a Newton International Fellow, I am using stable isotope and hig-resolution genomic data to investigate the role of behaviour in connectivity in the southern right whale (Eubalaena australis). This collaborative project involves researchers studying the species in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, New Zealand and South Africa.

Previously, I was working with Dr Rochelle Constantine and Associate Professor Mary Sewell at the University of Auckland using high throughput genetic methods to investigate Bryde's whale diet.



Recent Publications

Aguilar de Soto, N, Martín, V, Silva, M, Edler, R, Reyes, C, Carrillo, M, Schiavi, A, Morales, T, García-Ovide, B, Sanchez-Mora, A, Garcia-Tavero, N, Steiner, L, Scheer, M, Gockel, R, Walker, D, Villa, E, Szlama, P, Eriksson, IK, Tejedor, M, Perez-Gil, M, Quaresma, J, Bachara, W & Carroll, E 2017, 'True’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon mirus) in Macaronesia' PeerJ, vol 5, e3059. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.3059
Torres, L, Rayment, W, Olavarria, C, Thompson, D, Graham, B, Baker, CS, Patenaude, N, Bury, SJ, Boren, L, Parker, G & Carroll, EL 2017, 'Demography and ecology of southern right whales Eubalaena australis wintering at sub-Antarctic Campbell Island, New Zealand' Polar Biology, vol 40, no. 1, pp. 95-106. DOI: 10.1007/s00300-016-1926-x
Cammen, K, Andrews, K, Carroll, EL, Foote, A, Humble, E, Khudyakov, J, Louis, M, McGowen, M, Olsen, M & Van Cise, A 2016, 'Genomic methods take the plunge: recent advances in high-throughput sequencing of marine mammals' Journal of Heredity, vol 107, no. 6, pp. 481-495. DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esw044
Jackson, J, Carroll, EL, Smith, T, Zerbini, A, Patenaude, N & Baker, CS 2016, 'An integrated approach to historical population assessment of the great whales: case of the New Zealand southern right whale' Royal Society Open Science, vol 3, 150669. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.150669
Carroll, EL, Fewster, R, Childerhouse, S, Patenaude, N, Boren, L & Baker, CS 2016, 'First direct evidence for natal wintering ground fidelity and estimate of juvenile survival in the New Zealand Southern right whale Eubalaena australis' PLoS One, vol 11, no. 1, e0146590. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146590
Carroll, EL, Baker, CS, Watson, M, Alderman, R, Bannister, J, Gaggiotti, OE, Gröcke, D, Patenaude, N & Harcourt, R 2015, 'Cultural traditions across a migratory network shape the genetic structure of southern right whales around Australia and New Zealand' Scientific Reports, vol 5, 16182. DOI: 10.1038/srep16182
Carroll, EL, Brooks, L, Baker, CS, Burns, D, Garrigue, C, Hauser, N, Jackson, J, Poole, M & Fewster, R 2015, 'Assessing the design and power of capture-recapture studies to estimate population growth rate and abundance of the endangered Oceania humpback whale population' Endangered Species Research, vol 28, pp. 147-162. DOI: 10.3354/esr00686
Carroll, EL, Jackson, JA, Paton, D & Smith, TD 2014, 'Two intense decades of 19th century whaling precipitated rapid decline of right whales around New Zealand and East Australia' PLoS One, vol 9, no. 4, e93789. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093789
Vale, RTR, Fewster, RM, Carroll, EL & Patenaude, NJ 2014, 'Maximum likelihood estimation for model M for capture-recapture data with misidentification' Biometrics. DOI: 10.1111/biom.12195
Carroll, EL, Rayment, WJ, Alexander, AM, Baker, CS, Patenaude, NJ, Steel, D, Constantine, R, Cole, R, Boren, LJ & Childerhouse, S 2014, 'Reestablishment of former wintering grounds by New Zealand southern right whales' Marine Mammal Science, vol 30, no. 1, pp. 206-220. DOI: 10.1111/mms.12031
Constantine, R, Carroll, EL, Stewart, R, Neale, D & van Helden, A 2014, 'First record of True's beaked whale Mesoplodon mirus in New Zealand' Marine Biodiversity Records, vol 7, no. e1, e1, pp. e1. DOI: doi:10.1017/S1755267213001140
Carroll, EL, Childerhouse, SJ, Fewster, RM, Patenaude, NJ, Steel, D, Dunshea, G, Boren, L & Baker, CS 2013, 'Accounting for female reproductive cycles in a superpopulation capture-recapture framework' Ecological Applications, vol 23, no. 7, pp. 1677-1690. DOI: 10.1890/12-1657.1
Carroll, EL, Childerhouse, SJ, Christie, M, Lavery, S, Patenaude, N, Alexander, A, Constantine, R, Steel, D, Boren, L & Baker, CS 2012, 'Paternity assignment and demographic closure in the New Zealand southern right whale' Molecular Ecology, vol 21, no. 16, pp. 3960-3973. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05676.x
Carroll, EL, Patenaude, NJ, Childerhouse, SJ, Kraus, SD, Fewster, RM & Baker, CS 2011, 'Abundance of the New Zealand subantarctic southern right whale population estimated from photo-identification and genotype mark-recapture' Marine Biology, vol 158, no. 11, pp. 2565-2575. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-011-1757-9
Carroll, E, Patenaude, N, Alexander, A, Steel, D, Harcourt, R, Childerhouse, S, Smith, S, Bannister, J, Constantine, R & Scott Baker, C 2011, 'Population structure and individual movement of southern right whales around New Zealand and Australia' Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol 432, pp. 257-268. DOI: 10.3354/meps09145
Jackson, JA, Patenaude, NJ, Carroll, EL & Baker, CS 2008, 'How few whales were there after whaling?: Inference from contemporary mtDNA diversity' Molecular Ecology, vol 17, no. 1, pp. 236-51. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2007.03497.x

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