Prof Andrew Brierley

Prof Andrew Brierley
Professor in Biology


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Recent publications listed in research@st-andrews
Brierley, AS 2017, 'Plankton' Current Biology, vol 27, no. 11, pp. R478. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.02.045
Letessier, TB, Cox, MJ, Meeuwig, JJ, Boersch-Supan, PH & Brierley, AS 2016, 'Enhanced pelagic biomass around coral atolls' Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol 546, pp. 271-276. DOI: 10.3354/meps11675
Brierley, AS & Clapham, P 2016, 'Whaling permits: Japan's whaling is unscientific' Nature, vol 529, no. 7586, pp. 283. DOI: 10.1038/529283a
Webster, CN, Hansson, S, Didrikas, T, Gorokhova, E, Peltonen, H, Brierley, AS & Lehtiniemi, M 2015, 'Stuck between a rock and a hard place: zooplankton vertical distribution and hypoxia in the Gulf of Finland, Baltic Sea' Marine Biology, vol 162, no. 7, pp. 1429-1440. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-015-2679-8
Brierley, AS 2015, 'No case for Japan to kill minke whales' Nature, vol 520, no. 7546, pp. 157.
Brierley, AS 2014, 'Diel vertical migration' Current Biology, vol 24, no. 22, pp. R1074-R1076.
Biermann, L, Guinet, C, Brierley, AS & Boehme, L 2014, 'Evaluating merged Zeu products in the Southern Ocean for application towards an optimised fluorescence quenching correction method.' Challenger Society 2014 Conference, Plymouth, United Kingdom, 8/09/14 - 11/09/14, .
Williams, R, Kelly, N, Boebel, O, Friedlaender, AS, Herr, H, Kock, K-H, Lehnert, LS, Maksym, T, Roberts, J, Scheidat, M, Siebert, U & Brierley, AS 2014, 'Counting whales in a challenging, changing environment' Scientific Reports, vol 4, 4170. DOI: 10.1038/srep04170
Priede, IG, Bergstad, OA, Miller, PI, Vecchione, M, Gebruk, A, Falkenhaug, T, Billett, DSM, Craig, J, Dale, AC, Shields, MA, Tilstone, GH, Sutton, TT, Gooday, AJ, Inall, ME, Jones, DOB, Martinez-Vicente, V, Menezes, GM, Niedzielski, T, Sigurosson, P, Rothe, N, Rogacheva, A, Alt, CHS, Brand, T, Abell, R, Brierley, AS, Cousins, NJ, Crockard, D, Hoelzel, AR, Hoines, A, Letessier, TB, Read, JF, Shimmield, T, Cox, MJ, Galbraith, JK, Gordon, JDM, Horton, T, Neat, F & Lorance, P 2013, 'Does presence of a mid-ocean ridge enhance biomass and biodiversity?' PLoS One, vol 8, no. 5, e61550. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061550
Berge, J, Cottier, F, Last, KS, Varpe, O, Leu, E, Soreide, J, Eiane, K, Falk-Petersen, S, Willis, K, Nygard, H, Vogedes, D, Griffiths, C, Johnsen, G, Lorentzen, D & Brierley, AS 2009, 'Diel vertical migration of Arctic zooplankton during the polar night' Biology Letters, vol 5, no. 1, pp. 69-72. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2008.0484
Sims, DW, Southall, EJ, Humphries, NE, Hays, GC, Bradshaw, CJA, Pitchford, JW, James, A, Ahmed, MZ, Brierley, AS, Hindell, MA, Morritt, D, Musyl, MK, Righton, D, Shepard, ELC, Wearmouth, VJ, Wilson, RP, Witt, MJ & Metcalfe, JD 2008, 'Scaling laws of marine predator search behaviour' Nature, vol 451, no. 7182, pp. 1098-1102. DOI: 10.1038/nature06518
Heath, MR, Rasmussen, J, Ahmed, Y, Allen, J, Anderson, CIH, Brierley, AS, Brown, L, Bunker, A, Cook, K, Davidson, R, Fielding, S, Gurney, WSC, Harris, R, Hay, S, Henson, S, Hirst, AG, Holliday, NP, Ingvarsdottir, A, Irigoien, X, Lindeque, P, Mayor, DJ, Montagnes, D, Pollard, R, Moffat, C, Richards, S, Saunders, RA, Sidey, J, Smerdon, G, Speirs, D, Walsham, P, Waniek, J, Webster, L & Wilson, D 2008, 'Spatial demography of Calanus finmarchicus in the Irminger Sea' Progress in Oceanography, vol 76, no. 1, pp. 39-88. DOI: 10.1016/j.pocean.2007.10.001
Lynam, CP, Gibbons, MJ, Axelsen, BE, Sparks, CAJ, Coetzee, J, Heywood, BG & Brierley, AS 2006, 'Jellyfish overtake fish in a heavily fished ecosystem' Current Biology, vol 16, no. 13, pp. R492-R493. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2006.06.018

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Prof Andrew Brierley
Bute Building
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 9TS

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fax: 01334 463443
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Pelagic Ecology Research Group
Pelagic Ecology Research Group
School of Biology
Centre for Biological Diversity
Scottish Oceans Institute

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