Dr Paddy Pomeroy

Senior Research Scientist

tel: 01334 463061
fax: 01334 463443
email: pp6@st-andrews.ac.uk
room: 2.04  (SOI)
Scottish Oceans Institute
East Sands
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 8LB
UK


 



 

Recent Publications

Robinson, KJ, Pomeroy, P, Hazon, N, Moss, S & Twiss, S 2016, 'Individual size, sex and rearing environment impact on aggression in newly weaned seals' Marine Mammal Science, vol Early View. DOI: 10.1111/mms.12367
Survilienė, V, Rukšėnas, O & Pomeroy, P 2016, 'Play behaviour of wild grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) : effects of haulout group size and composition' Aquatic Mammals, vol 42, no. 2, pp. 144-161. DOI: 10.1578/AM.42.2.2016.144
Bishop, A, Pomeroy, P & Twiss, S 2016, 'Cannibalism by a male grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) in the North Sea' Aquatic Mammals, vol 42, no. 2, pp. 137-143. DOI: 10.1578/AM.42.2.2016.137
Culloch, RM, Pomeroy, PP & Twiss, SD 2016, 'The difference between night and day: the nocturnal and diurnal activity budget of gray seals (Halichoerus grypus) during the breeding season' Marine Mammal Science, vol 32, no. 1, pp. 400-408. DOI: 10.1111/mms.12259
Robinson, KJ, Twiss, SD, Hazon, N & Pomeroy, P 2015, 'Maternal oxytocin is linked to close mother-infant proximity in grey seals (Halichoerus grypus)' PLoS One, vol 10, no. 12, e0144577. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144577
Bishop, AM, Pomeroy, P & Twiss, SD 2015, 'Variability in individual rates of aggression in wild gray seals: fine-scale analysis reveals importance of social and spatial stability' Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, vol 69, no. 10. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-015-1978-x
Pomeroy, P, O’Connor, L & Davies, P 2015, 'Assessing use of and reaction to unmanned aerial systems in gray and harbor seals during breeding and molt in the UK' Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems, vol 3, no. 3, pp. 102-113. DOI: 10.1139/juvs-2015-0013
Robinson, KJ, Twiss, S, Hazon, N, Moss, S, Lonergan, M & Pomeroy, P 2015, 'Conspecific recognition and aggression reduction to familiars in newly weaned, socially plastic mammals' Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, vol 69, no. 8, pp. 1383-1394. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-015-1952-7
Bishop, A, Pomeroy, P & Twiss, SD 2015, 'Breeding male grey seals exhibit similar activity budgets across varying exposures to human activity' Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol 527, pp. 247-259. DOI: 10.3354/meps11254
Bennett, KA, Hughes, J, Stamatas, S, Brand, S, Foster, NL, Moss, SEW & Pomeroy, PP 2015, 'Adiponectin and insulin in gray seals during suckling and fasting: relationship with nutritional state and body mass during nursing in mothers and pups' Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, vol 88, no. 3, pp. 295-310. DOI: 10.1086/680862
Bishop, A, Denton, P, Pomeroy, P & Twiss, S 2015, 'Good vibrations by the beach boys: magnitude of substrate vibrations is a reliable indicator of male grey seal size' Animal Behaviour, vol 100, pp. 74-82. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.11.008
Stewart, JE, Pomeroy, PP, Duck, CD & Twiss, SD 2014, 'Finescale ecological niche modeling provides evidence that lactating gray seals (Halichoerus grypus) prefer access to fresh water in order to drink' Marine Mammal Science, vol 30, no. 4, pp. 1456-1472. DOI: 10.1111/mms.12126
Bishop, A, Lidstone-Scott, R, Pomeroy, P & Twiss, S 2014, 'Body slap: An innovative aggressive display by breeding male gray seals (Halichoerus grypus)' Marine Mammal Science, vol 30, no. 2, pp. 579-593. DOI: 10.1111/mms.12059
Robinson, KJ, Hazon, N, Lonergan, M & Pomeroy, P 2014, 'Validation of an enzyme-linked immunoassay (ELISA) for plasma oxytocin in a novel mammal species reveals potential errors induced by sampling procedure' Journal of Neuroscience Methods, vol 226, pp. 73-79. DOI: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2014.01.019
Smout, SC, King, R & Pomeroy, P 2014, Colony specific implications of individual mass changes for survival and fecundity in female grey seals (Halichoerus grypus). in Report for the Special Committee on Seals. pp. 134-143.
Arriola, A, Biuw, M, Walton, MJ, Moss, S & Pomeroy, P 2013, 'Selective blubber fatty acid mobilization in lactating gray seals (Halichoerus grypus)' Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, vol 86, no. 4, pp. 441-450. DOI: 10.1086/671446
Luke O'Connor 2013, 'Eye Spy' Z North of England Zoological Society, pp. 17.
Paterson, WD, Redman, P, Hiby, L, Moss, S, Hall, AJ & Pomeroy, P 2013, 'Pup to adult photo-ID: evidence of pelage stability in gray seals' Marine Mammal Science, vol 29, no. 4, pp. E537–E541. DOI: 10.1111/mms.12043
Bennett, KA, Fedak, M, Moss, SEW, Pomeroy, P, Speakman, JR & Hall, AJ 2013, 'The role of glucocorticoids in naturally fasting grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pups: dexamethasone stimulates mass loss and protein utilisation, but not departure from the colony' Journal of Experimental Biology, vol 216, no. 6, pp. 984-991. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.077438
Twiss, SD, Cairns, C, Culloch, R, Richards, SA & Pomeroy, P 2012, 'Variation in female grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) reproductive performance correlates to proactive-reactive behavioural types' PLoS One, vol 7, no. 11, e49598. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049598
Vanden Berghe, M, Weijs, L, Habran, S, Das, K, Bugli, C, Rees, J-F, Pomeroy, P, Covaci, A & Debier, C 2012, 'Selective transfer of persistent organic pollutants and their metabolites in grey seals during lactation' Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, vol 46, pp. 6-15. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2012.04.011
Vanden Berghe, M, Weijs, L, Habran, S, Das, K, Bugli, C, Pillet, S, Rees, J-F, Pomeroy, P, Covaci, A & Debier, C 2012, 'Effects of polychlorobiphenyls, polybromodiphenylethers, organochlorine pesticides and their metabolites on vitamin A status in lactating grey seals' Environmental Research, vol 120, pp. 18-26. DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2012.09.004
Paterson, W, Sparling, CE, Thompson, D, Pomeroy, PP, Currie, JI & McCafferty, DJ 2012, 'Seals like it hot: Changes in surface temperature of harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) from late pregnancy to moult' Journal of Thermal Biology, vol 37, no. 6, pp. 454-461. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtherbio.2012.03.004
Bennett, KA, Moss, S, Pomeroy, P, Speakman, J & Fedak, M 2012, 'Effects of sex and handling regime on changes in body mass, composition, cortisol and thyroid hormones in suckling and fasting grey seal pups' Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, vol 161, no. 1, pp. 69-76. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2011.09.003
Hiby, A, Paterson, WD, Redman, P, Watkins, J, Twiss, S & Pomeroy, P 2012, 'Analysis of photo-id data allowing for missed matches and individuals identified from opposite sides.' Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol Early View. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210x.12008
Twiss, S, Culloch, R & Pomeroy, P 2012, 'An in-field experimental test of pinniped behavioral types' Marine Mammal Science. DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2011.00523.x
Smout, SC, King, R & Pomeroy, P 2011, 'Estimating demographic parameters for capture-recapture data in the presence of multiple mark types' Environmental and Ecological Statistics, vol 18, no. 2, pp. 331-347. DOI: 10.1007/s10651-010-0135-y
Pomeroy, P 2011, 'Reproductive cycles of marine mammals' Animal Reproduction Science, vol 124, no. 3-4, pp. 184-193. DOI: 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2010.08.021
Smout, SC, King, R & Pomeroy, P 2011, 'Integrating heterogeneity of detection and mark loss to estimate survival and transience in UK colonies of grey seals' Journal of Applied Ecology, vol 48, no. 2, pp. 364-372. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2010.01913.x
Culloch, R, Pomeroy, P, Lidstone-Scott, R, Bourne, L & Twiss, S 2011, 'Video evidence of a potential terrestrial predator (Vulpes vulpes) within a grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) breeding colony on the UK mainland.' Aquatic Mammals, vol 38, no. 1, pp. 81-85. DOI: 10.1578/AM.38.1.2012.81
Langton, SD, Pomeroy, P, Moss, S & Borer, KE 2011, 'Effect of Induction dose, lactation stage and body condition on tiletamine-zolazepam anaesthesia in adult female grey seals (Halichoerus grypus)' Veterinary Record.
Bennett, KA, McConnell, BJ, Moss, SEW, Speakman, JR, Pomeroy, P & Fedak, MA 2010, 'Effects of Age and Body Mass on Development of Diving Capabilities of Gray Seal Pups: Costs and Benefits of the Postweaning Fast' Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, vol 83, no. 6, pp. 911-923. DOI: 10.1086/656925
Vanden Berghe, M, Mat, A, Arriola, A, Polain, S, Stekke, V, Thome, J-P, Gaspart, F, Pomeroy, P, Larondelle, Y & Debier, C 2010, 'Relationships between vitamin A and PCBs in grey seal mothers and pups during lactation' Environmental Pollution, vol 158, no. 5, pp. 1570-1575. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2009.12.012
Lonergan, M, Hall, A, Thompson, H, Thompson, PM, Pomeroy, P & Harwood, J 2010, 'Comparison of the 1988 and 2002 phocine distemper epizootics in British harbour seal Phoca vitulina populations' Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, vol 88, no. 3, pp. 183-188. DOI: 10.3354/dao02153
Paterson, WD, Pomeroy, P, Sparling, CE, Moss, S, Thompson, D, Currie, J & McCafferty, D 2010, 'Assesment of flipper tag site healing in gray seal pups using thermography.' Marine Mammal Science. DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2010.00400.x
Pomeroy, P 2010, 'Reproductive cycles in marine mammals' Animal Reproduction Science. DOI: 10.1016/j.animreprosci.2010.08.021
McCafferty, D, Gilbert, C, Paterson, WD, Pomeroy, P, Thompson, D, j.c. currie, J & Ancel, A 2010, 'Estimating metabolic heat loss in birds and mammals by combining infrared thermography with biophysical modelling.' Journal of Comparative Physiology B: Biochemical, Systems, and Environmental Physiology. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2010.09.012
Pomeroy, P, Smout, SC, Twiss, S, Moss, S & King, R 2010, 'Low and delayed recruitment at grey seal breeding colonies in the UK' Journal of the NorthWest Fisheries Association, vol 42, pp. 125-133.
Fedak, MA, Wilson, B & Pomeroy, P 2009, Reproductive behaviour. in WF Perrin, B Wursig & JGM Thewissen (eds), Encyclopedia of marine mammals. 2 edn, Elsevier.
Pomeroy, P 2008, 'Grey seals' BBC Wildlife magazine.
Poland, VF, Pomeroy, P, Twiss, SD & Graves, JA 2008, 'A fine scale study finds limited evidence of kin clustering in a grey seal colony' Marine Mammal Science, vol 24, no. 2, pp. 371-387. DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2008.00191.x
Ruddell, SJS, Twiss, SD & Pomeroy, P 2007, 'Measuring opportunity for sociality:  quantifying  social stability in a colonially breeding phocid' Animal Behaviour, vol 74, pp. 1357-1368. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2007.01.024
Bennett, K, Speakman, J, Moss, SEW, Pomeroy, P & Fedak, MA 2007, 'Effects of mass and body composition on fasting fuel utilisation in grey seal pups (Halichoerus grypus; Fabricius): an experimental study using supplementary feeding' Journal of Experimental Biology, vol 210, no. 17, pp. 3043-3053. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.009381
Twiss, SD, Thomas, CJ, Poland, VF, Graves, JA & Pomeroy, P 2007, 'The impact of climatic variation on the opportunity for sexual selection' Biology Letters, vol 3, no. 1, pp. 12-15. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2006.0559
Twiss, SD, Graves, JA, Poland, VF & Pomeroy, P 2006, 'Finding fathers - spatio-temporal analysis of paternity assignment in grey seals (Halichoerus grypus)' Molecular Ecology, vol 15, pp. 1939-1953. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2006.02927.x
Harrison, P, Buckland, ST, Thomas, L, Harris, R, Pomeroy, P & Harwood, J 2006, 'Incorporating movement into models of grey seal population dynamics' Journal of Animal Ecology, vol 75, no. 3, pp. 634-645. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2006.01084.x
Hammond, JA, Pomeroy, P, Hall, AJ & Smith, VJ 2005, 'Identification and real-time PCR quantification of phocine distemper virus from two colonies of Scottish grey seals in 2002' Journal of General Virology, vol 86, pp. 2563-2567. DOI: 10.1099/vir.0.80962-0
Pomeroy, P, Redman, P, Duck, CD, Ruddell, S & Twiss, S 2005, 'Breeding site choice fails to explain interannual associations of female grey seals.' Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, vol 57, no. 6, pp. 546-556. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-004-0882-6
Pomeroy, P, Hammond, JA, Hall, AJ, Lonergan, ME, Duck, CD, Smith, VJ & Thompson, H 2005, 'Morbillivirus neutralizing antibodies in Scottish grey seals (Halichoerus grypus): assessing the effects of the 1988 and 2002 PDV epizootics.' Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol 287, pp. 241-250. DOI: 10.3354/meps287241
Hammond, JA, Pomeroy, P, Hall, AJ & Smith, VJ 2005, 'Identification and real-time PCR quantification of phocine distemper virus in two populations of Scottish Grey seals following the 2002 epidemic' Journal of General Virology, vol 86, pp. 2563-2567.
Pomeroy, P, Hammond, JA, Hall, AJ, Lonergan, ME, Duck, CD, Smith, VJ & Thompson, H 2005, 'Morbillivirus neutralizing antibodies in Scottish grey seals: assessing the effects of the 1988 and 2002 PDV epizootics' Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol 287, pp. 241-250.
Debier, C, Focant, M, Pottier, J, Thome, J-P, Pomeroy, P, Mignolet, E & Larondelle, Y 2005, 'UnexpEcted behaviour of some fat-soluble vitamins during lactation: the examples of seals and cows.' pp. 14pp.
Bean, K, Amos, W, Pomeroy, P & Boyd, IL Patterns of parental relatedness and pup survival in the grey seal.. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2004.02199.x
Debier, C, Pomeroy, P, Thome, J-P, Mignolet, E, de Tillesse, T & Lorondelle, Y 2004, 'Unexpected mobilisation patterns of Vitamin A in seal milk buffer against toxic effects of PCBs.' Aquatic Toxicology, vol 68, pp. 179-183. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2004.03.010
Twiss, SD, Duck, CD & Pomeroy, P 2003, 'Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pup mortality is not explained by local breeding density on the Island of North Rona, Scotland' Journal of Zoology, vol 259, no. 1, pp. 83-91. DOI: 10.1017/S0952836902003035
Debier, C, Pomeroy, PP, Dupont, C, Joiris, C, Comblin, V, Le Boulenge, E, Larondelle, Y & Thome, JP 2003, 'Quantitative dynamics of PCB transfer from mother to pup during lactation in UK grey seals Halichoerus grypus' Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol 247, pp. 237-248.
Debier, C, Pomeroy, P, Dupont, C, Joiris, C, Comblin, V, Le Boulenge, E, Larondell, Y & Thome, JP Dynamics of PCB transfer from mother to pup during lactation in UK grey seals Halichoerus grypus: differences in PCB profile between compartments of transfer and changes during the lactation period.
Pomeroy, P & Brown, EG Post mortem female guarding by a male grey seal.
Walton, MJ & Pomeroy, P The use of blubber fatty acid profiles to detect inter-annual variations in the diet of grey seals from two breeding colonies.
Debier, C, Pomeroy, P, Van Wouwe, N, Mignolet, E, Baret, PV & Larondelle, Y 2002, 'Dynamics of vitamin A in grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) mothers and pups throughout lactation' Canadian Journal of Zoology, vol 7, pp. 1262-1273. DOI: 10.1139/Z02-107
Twiss, SD, Wright, NC, Dunstone, N, Redman, P, Moss, S & Pomeroy, PP 2002, 'Behavioral evidence of thermal stress from overheating in UK breeding gray seals' Marine Mammal Science, vol 18, no. 2, pp. 455-468. DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2002.tb01048.x
Debier, C, Pomeroy, P, Baret, PV & Larondelle, Y 2002, 'Vitamin E status and the dynamics of its transfer between mother and pup during lactation in grey seals (Halichoerus grypus)' Canadian Journal of Zoology, vol 80, pp. 727-737. DOI: 10.1139/Z02-044
Twiss, SD, Thomas, CJ & Pomeroy, P 2001, 'Topographic spatial characterisation of grey seal Halichoerus grypus breeding habitat at a sub-seal size spatial grain' Ecography, vol 24, no. 3, pp. 257-266. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2001.tb00198.x
Redman, P, Pomeroy, P & Twiss, SD 2001, 'Grey seal maternal attendance patterns are affected by water availability on North Rona, Scotland' Canadian Journal of Zoology, vol 79, no. 6, pp. 1073-1079. DOI: 10.1139/cjz-79-6-1073
Pomeroy, P, Worthington Wilmer, J, Amos, W & Twiss, SD 2001, 'Reproductive performance links to fine-scale spatial patterns of female grey seal relatedness' Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, vol 268, no. 1468, pp. 711-717. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2000.1422
Pomeroy, P Pinniped maternal investment strategies.
Fedak, MA, Wilson, B & Pomeroy, P Reproductive behaviour in marine mammals: turning marine resources into offspring.
Pomeroy, PP, Twiss, SD & Redman, P 2000, 'Philopatry, site fidelity and local kin associations within grey seal breeding colonies' Ethology, vol 106, pp. 899-919.
Twiss, SD, Pomeroy, PP, Thomas, CJ & Mills, JP 2000, 'Remote estimation of grey seal length, width, and body mass from aerial photography' Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, vol 66, pp. 859-866.
Wilmer, JW, Overall, AJ, Pomeroy, PP, Twiss, D & Amos, W 2000, 'Patterns of paternal relatedness in British grey seal colonies' Molecular Ecology, vol 9, pp. 283-292.
Twiss, SD, Caudron, A, Pomeroy, PP, Thomas, CJ & Mills, JP 2000, 'Finescale topographical correlates of behavioural investment in offspring by female grey seals, Halichoerus grypus' Animal Behaviour, vol 59, no. 2, pp. 327-338. DOI: 10.1006/anbe.1999.1320
Pomeroy, PP, Twiss, SD & Duck, CD 2000, 'Expansion of a grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) breeding colony: changes in pupping site use at the Isle of May, Scotland' Journal of Zoology, vol 250, pp. 112.
Walton, MJ, Henderson, RJ & Pomeroy, PP 2000, 'Use of blubber fatty acid profiles to distinguish dietary differences between grey seals Halichoerus grypus from two UK breeding colonies' Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol 193, pp. 201-208.
Wilmer, JW, Allen, PJ, Pomeroy, PP, Twiss, SD & Amos, W 1999, 'Where have all the fathers gone? An extensive microsatellite analysis of paternity in the grey seal (Halichoerus grypus)' Molecular Ecology, vol 8, pp. 1417-1429.
McCulloch, S, Pomeroy, PP & Slater, PJB 1999, 'Individually distinctive pup vocalizations fail to prevent allo-suckling in grey seals' Canadian Journal of Zoology, vol 77, no. 5, pp. 716-723.
Pomeroy, P, Fedak, MA, Rothery, P & Anderson, S 1999, 'Consequences of maternal size for reproductive expenditure and pupping success of grey seals at North Rona, Scotland' Journal of Animal Ecology, vol 68, no. 2, pp. 235-253.
Hall, AJ, Green, NJL, Jones, KC, Pomeroy, P & Harwood, J 1998, 'Thyroid hormones as biomarkers in grey seals' Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol 36, no. 6, pp. 424-428.
Hall, AJ, Pomeroy, P, Green, N, Jones, K & Harwood, J 1997, 'Infection, haematology and biochemistry in grey seal pups exposed to chlorinated biphenyls' Marine Environmental Research, vol 43, no. 1/2, pp. 81-98.
Harwood, J, Pomeroy, P, Green, N, Hall, AJ & 2, O 1996, 'Congener-specific exposure of grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) pups to chlorinated biphenyls during lactation' Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, vol 53, no. 7, pp. 1526-1534.


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