Mr Rene Swift

Research Assistant

tel: 01334 462663
fax: 01334 463443
room:  (SOI)
Scottish Oceans Institute
East Sands
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 8LB



Recent Publications

Stevenson, BC, Borchers, DL, Altwegg, R, Swift, RJ, Gillespie, DM & Measey, GJ 2015, 'A general framework for animal density estimation from acoustic detections across a fixed microphone array' Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol 6, no. 1, pp. 38-48. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12291
Hammond, PS, Gillespie, DM, Lovell, P, Samarra, FIP, Swift, RJ, Macleod, K, Tasker, ML, Berggren, P, Borchers, DL, Burt, ML, Paxton, CGM, Canadas, A, Desportes, G, Donovan, GP, Gilles, A, Lehnert, K, Siebert, U, Gordon, JCD, Leaper, R, Leopold, M, Scheidat, M, Oien, N, Ridoux, V, Rogan, E, Skov, H, Teilmann, J, Van Canneyt, O & Vazquez, JA 2014, 'Large scale surveys for cetaceans: line transect assumptions, reliability of abundance estimates and improving survey efficiency – A response to MacLeod' Biological Conservation, vol 170, pp. 338-339. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2014.01.016
Hammond, PS, Macleod, K, Berggren, P, Borchers, DL, Burt, ML, Cañadas, A, Desportes, G, Donovan, GP, Gilles, A, Gillespie, DM, Gordon, JCD, Hiby, L, Kuklik, I, Leaper, R, Lehnert, K, Leopold, M, Lovell, P, Øien, N, Paxton, CGM, Ridoux, V, Rogan, E, Samarra, FIP, Scheidat, M, Sequeira, M, Siebert, U, Skov, H, Swift, RJ, Tasker, M, Teilmann, J, Van Canneyt, O & Vázquez, JA 2013, 'Cetacean abundance and distribution in European Atlantic shelf waters to inform conservation and management' Biological Conservation, vol 164, pp. 107-122. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2013.04.010
Gerrodette, T, Taylor, BL, Swift, R, Rankin, S, Jaramillo-Legorreta, AM & Rojas-Bracho, L 2011, 'A combined visual and acoustic estimate of 2008 abundance, and change in abundance since 1997, for the vaquita, Phocoena sinus' Marine Mammal Science, vol 27, no. 2, pp. E79-E100. DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2010.00438.x
Samarra, FIP, Deecke, VB, Vinding, K, Rasmussen, M, Swift, RJ & Miller, P 2011, 'Killer whales (Orcinus orca) produce ultrasonic whistles' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America - Express Letters, vol 128, no. 5, pp. EL205-EL210.
Kingston, AR, Mackay, AI, Northridge, S, Swift, RJ & Tregenza, N 2008, 'Integrating Sightings Surveys with Static and Towed Acoustic Monitoring to Investigate Responsive, Seasonal and Inter-annual Changes in Cetacean Distribution in the English Channel' ICES Annual Science Conference, Halifax, Canada, 22/09/08, .
Northridge, SP, Mackay, AI, Swift, RJ & Tregenza, N 2008, 'Integrated sightings surveys with static and towed acoustic monotoring to investigate responsive, seasonal and inter-annaul changes in cetacean distribution int he English Channel' ICES Annual Science Conference, Halifax N.S., United Kingdom, 16/09/08 - 20/09/08, .
Mackay, AI, Kingston, AR, Swift, RJ, Tregenza, N & Northridge, S 2007, 'Louder Pingers: Better for Fishermen, Better for Porpoises?' Biennial Conference of the Society for Marine Mammalogy, Cape Town, South Africa, 13/06/13, .
Hastie, GD, Swift, RJ, Slesser, G, Thompson, PM & Turrell, WR 2005, 'Environmental models for predicting oceanic dolphin habitat in the Northeast Atlantic' ICES Journal of Marine Science, vol 62, no. 4, pp. 760-770. DOI: 10.1016/j.icesjms.2005.02.004
Hastie, GD, Swift, RJ, Gordon, JCD, Slesser, G & Turrell, W 2003, 'Sperm whale distribution and seasonal density in the Faroe Shetland Channel.' Journal of Cetacean Research and Management, vol 5, no. 3, pp. 74-84.
Hastie, GD, Barton, T, Grellier, K, Hammond, PS, Swift, RJ, Thompson, P & Wilson, B 2003, 'Distribution of small cetaceans within a candidate Special Area of Conservation; implications for management.' Journal of Cetacean Research and Management, vol 5, no. 3, pp. 261-266.
Gordon, JCD, Gillespie, D, Potter, J, Frantzis, A, Simmonds, MP, Swift, R & Thompson, D 2003, 'A review of the effects of seismic surveys on marine mammals' Marine Technology Society Journal, vol 37, no. 4, pp. 16-34. DOI: 10.4031/002533203787536998

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