Dr Nora Hanson

Research Fellow

tel: 01334 462635
email: nnh@st-andrews.ac.uk
room: 2.13  (SOI)
Scottish Oceans Institute
East Sands
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 8LB

General Information

Research interests:

  • monitoring of marine animal populations
  • the response of marine predators to environmental change
  • stable isotope analysis as a tool for understanding life histories
  • growth increment analysis  



Recent Publications

Hanson, NN, Jones, EL & Harris, R 2017, 'Multi-decadal and ontogenetic trophic shifts inferred from stable isotope ratios of pinniped teeth' Oikos, vol Early View. DOI: 10.1111/oik.04441
Hanson, N, Thompson, D, Duck, C, Baxter, J & Lonergan, M 2017, 'Harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) abundance within the Firth of Tay and Eden Estuary, Scotland: recent trends and extrapolation to extinction' Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, vol 27, no. 1, pp. 268-281. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2609
Russell, DJF, Hanson, NN & Thomas, LJ 2016, Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Estimating the European Grey Seal population: Special Committee on Seals. Briefing Paper 16/09. Sea Mammal Research Unit.
ICES WGMME 2016, ICES WGMME REPORT 2016: Report of the Working Group on Marine Mammal Ecology. ICES.
Hanson, NN & Hall, AJ 2015, Grey seal and harbour seal indicators for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive: Sea Mammal Research Unit report to Scottish Government. Sea Mammal Research Unit.
ICES WGMME 2015, ICES WGMME REPORT 2015: Report of the Working Group on Marine Mammal Ecology (WGMME). ICES.
Hanson, NN, Wurster, CM, EIMF, X & Todd, CD 2014, 'Reconstructing marine life-history strategies of wild Atlantic salmon from the stable isotope composition of otoliths' Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol 475, pp. 249-266. DOI: 10.3354/meps10066
Todd, CD, Whyte, B, MacLean, J, Revie, C, Lonergan, M & Hanson, NN 2014, 'A simple method of dating marine growth circuli on scales of wild one sea-winter and two sea-winter Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)' Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, vol 71, no. 5, pp. 645-655. DOI: 10.1139/cjfas-2013-0359
Hanson, NN, Thompson, D, Duck, CD, Moss, S & Lonergan, M 2013, 'Pup mortality in a rapidly declining harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) population' PLoS One, vol 8, no. 11, e80727. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080727
Hanson, NN, Wurster, CM, Todd, CD & EIMF 2010, 'Comparison of secondary ion mass spectrometry and micromilling/continuous flow isotope ratio mass spectrometry techniques used to acquire intra-otolith delta O-18 values of wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)' Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, vol 24, no. 17, pp. 2491-2498. DOI: 10.1002/rcm.4646
Hanson, NN 2010, 'Getting Long in the Tooth: A Strong Positive Correlation between Canine Size and Heterozygosity in Antarctic Fur Seals Arctocephalus gazella' Journal of Heredity, vol 101, no. 5, pp. 527-538. DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esq045
Hanson, NN, Wurster, CM, Bird, MI, Reid, K & Boyd, IL 2009, 'Intrinsic and extrinsic forcing in life histories: patterns of growth and stable isotopes in male Antarctic fur seal teeth' Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol 388, pp. 263-272. DOI: 10.3354/meps08158

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