Dr Bernie McConnell
Senior Research Fellow
Recent publications listed in research@st-andrews
Hall, AJ, McConnell, BJ, Schwacke, LH, Ylitalo, GM, Williams, R & Rowles, TK 2018, 'Predicting the effects of polychlorinated biphenyls on cetacean populations through impacts on immunity and calf survival' Environmental Pollution, vol 233, pp. 407-418. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2017.10.074
Jones, EL, Sparling, CE, McConnell, BJ, Morris, C & Smout, SC 2017, 'Fine-scale harbour seal usage for informed marine spatial planning' Scientific Reports, vol 7, 11581. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-11174-4
Sparling, CE, Lonergan, M & McConnell, BJ 2017, 'Harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) around an operational tidal turbine in Strangford Narrows: no barrier effect but small changes in transit behaviour' Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, vol Early View. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2790
Vincent, C, Huon, M, Caurant, F, Dabin, W, Deniau, A, Dixneuf, S, Dupuis, L, Elder, J-F, Fremau, M-H, Hassani, S, Hemon, A, Karpouzopoulos, J, Lefeuvre, C, McConnell, BJ, Moss, SEW, Provost, P, Spitz, J, Turpin, Y & Ridoux, V 2017, 'Grey and harbour seals in France: distribution at sea, connectivity and trends in abundance at haulout sites' Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, vol In press. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2017.04.004
Jones, EL, Smout, SC, Russell, DJ, Pinn, E & McConnell, BJ 2017, Review of analytical approaches for identifying usage and foraging areas at sea for harbour seals. vol. 602, Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Peterborough.
Arso Civil, M, Smout, SC, Thompson, D, Brownlow, A, Davison, N, Doeschate, M, Duck, CD, Morris, C, Cummings, C, McConnell, BJ & Hall, AJ 2017, Harbour Seal Decline – vital rates and drivers.: Report to Scottish Government HSD2. Sea Mammal Research Unit.
Jones, EL, Smout, SC, Blight, CJ, Sparling, CE & McConnell, BJ 2016, Fine-scale harbour seal at-sea usage around Orkney and the North coast of Scotland. Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science, no. 27, vol. 7, Marine Scotland. DOI: 10.7489/1876-1
Russell, DJF, Hastie, GD, Thompson, D, Janik, VM, Hammond, PS, Scott-Hayward, LAS, Matthiopoulos, J, Jones, EL & McConnell, BJ 2016, 'Avoidance of wind farms by harbour seals is limited to pile driving activities' Journal of Applied Ecology, vol 53, no. 6, pp. 1642-1652. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12678
Lucke, K, Hastie, GD, Ternes, K, McConnell, BJ, Moss, S, Russell, DJ, Weber, H & Janik, VM 2016, 'Aerial low frequency hearing in captive and free-ranging harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) using auditory brainstem responses' Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology, vol 202, no. 12, pp. 859-868. DOI: 10.1007/s00359-016-1126-8
Jones, EL, Morris, C, Smout, SC & McConnell, BJ 2016, Population scaling in 5 km x 5 km grey and harbour seal usage maps. Note to Scottish Government MMSS/002/15. Marine Scotland.
McConnell, BJ, Smout, SC, Wu, G-M, Thompson, D, Irving, P & Hastie, GD 2016, Marine Renewable Energy MRE1 Annual Report: Marine Mammals and Tidal Energy. Sea Mammal Research Unit.
Arso Civil, M, Smout, SC, Duck, CD, Morris, C, Onoufriou, J, Thompson, D, Brownlow, A, Davison, N, Cummings, C, Pomeroy, P, McConnell, BJ & Hall, AJ 2016, Harbour Seal Decline - vital rates and drivers: Report to Scottish Government MMSS/002/15. SMRU.
Sparling, CE, Gillespie, DM, Hastie, GD, Gordon, JCD, MacAulay, JDJ, Malinka, CE, Wu, G-M & McConnell, BJ 2016, Scottish Government Demonstration Strategy: Trialing methods for tracking the fine scale underwater movements of marine mammals in areas of marine renewable energy development. vol. 7, 14 edn, Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science.
Hastie, GD, Russell, DJF, McConnell, BJ, Thompson, D & Janik, VM 2016, 'Multiple-pulse sounds and seals: results of a harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) telemetry study during windfarm construction' Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol 875, pp. 425-430. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_50
Russell, DJF, McClintock, BT, Matthiopoulos, J, Thompson, P, Thompson, D, Hammond, PS, Jones, EL, MacKenzie, M, Moss, S & McConnell, BJ 2015, 'Intrinsic and extrinsic drivers of activity budgets in sympatric grey and harbour seals' Oikos, vol 124, no. 11, pp. 1462-1472. DOI: 10.1111/oik.01810
Huon, M, Jones, EL, Matthiopoulos, J, McConnell, BJ, Caurant, F & Vincent, C 2015, 'Habitat selection of gray seals (Halichoerus grypus) in a marine protected area in France' Journal of Wildlife Management, vol 79, no. 7, pp. 1091-1100. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.929
Jones, EL, McConnell, BJ, Smout, SC, Hammond, PS, Duck, CD, Morris, C, Thompson, D, Russell, DJF, Vincent, C, Cronin, M, Sharples, RJ & Matthiopoulos, J 2015, 'Patterns of space use in sympatric marine colonial predators reveals scales of spatial partitioning' Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol 534, pp. 235-249. DOI: 10.3354/meps11370
Photopoulou, T, Fedak, M, Matthiopoulos, J, McConnell, BJ & Lovell, P 2015, 'The generalized data management and collection protocol for Conductivity-Temperature-Depth Satellite Relay Data Loggers' Animal Biotelemetry, vol 3, 21. DOI: 10.1186/s40317-015-0053-8
Hastie, GD, Russell, DJF, McConnell, BJ, Moss, S, Thompson, D & Janik, VM 2015, 'Sound exposure in harbour seals during the installation of an offshore wind farm: predictions of auditory damage' Journal of Applied Ecology, vol 52, no. 3, pp. 631-640. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12403
Wu, G-M & McConnell, BJ 2015, Harbour seal haulout transition rates in and around the Sound of Islay. Scottish Government.
Jones, EL, Smout, SC & McConnell, BJ 2015, Determine environmental covariates for usage preference around the UK. Report to Marine Scotland MMSS/001/11 MR 5.1.6. Marine Scotland.
Jones, EL, McConnell, BJ, Sparling, CE & Matthiopoulos, J 2015, Produce, publish and maintain seal usage maps with confidence intervals. Report to Marine Scotland MMSS/001/11 MR 5.1. Marine Scotland. DOI: 10.7489/1672-1
Jones, EL, Smout, SC, Morris, C & McConnell, BJ 2015, Determine data sparse regions. Report to Marine Scotland MMSS/001/11 MR 5.1. Marine Scotland.
Jones, EL, Smout, SC & McConnell, BJ 2015, Review the extent of how new survey data affect usage estimates. Report to Marine Scotland MMSS/001/11 MR 5.1. Marine Scotland.
Paterson, W, Russell, DJ, Wu, G-M, McConnell, BJ & Thompson, D 2015, Harbour seal haul-out monitoring, Sound of Islay. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 894. 894 edn, Scottish Natural Heritage.
Russell, DJF, Brasseur, S, Thompson, D, Hastie, GD, Janik, VM, Aarts, G, McClintock, BT, Matthiopoulos, J, Moss, S & McConnell, BJ 2014, 'Marine mammals trace anthropogenic structures at sea' Current Biology, vol 24, no. 14, pp. R638-R639. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.06.033
Russell, DJF & McConnell, BJ 2014, Seal at-sea distribution, movements and behaviour. Department of Energy and Climate Change.
Aarts, G, Jones, EL, Brasseur, S, Rindorf, A, Smout, SC, Dickey-Collas, M, Wright, P, Russell, DJF, McConnell, BJ, Kirkwood, R, Matthiopoulos, J & Reijnders, P 2014, 'Prey habitat model outperforms prey data in explaining grey seal distribution' Paper presented at Annual Conferenec of the European Cetacean Society, La Rochelle, France, 4/04/05, .
Lidgard, DC, Bowen, WD, Jonsen, ID, Mcconnell, BJ, Lovell, P, Webber, DM, Stone, T & Iverson, SJ 2014, 'Transmitting species-interaction data from animal-borne transceivers through Service Argos using Bluetooth communication' Methods in Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12235
Chevaillier, D, Karpytchev, M, Mcconnell, BJ, Moss, S & Vincent, C 2014, 'Can gray seals maintain heading within areas of high tidal current? Preliminary results from numerical modeling and GPS observations' Marine Mammal Science, vol 30, no. 1, pp. 374-380. DOI: 10.1111/mms.12024
Hastie, GD, Gillespie, DM, Gordon, JCD, MacAulay, JDJ, McConnell, BJ & Sparling, CE 2014, Tracking technologies for quantifying marine mammal interactions with tidal turbines: pitfalls and possibilities. in M Shields & A Payne (eds), Marine Renewable Energy Technology and Environmental Interactions. Humanity and the Sea, Springer Science and Business Media, Dordrecht. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-8002-5_10
Sparling, CE, Coram, AJ, McConnell, BJ, Thompson, D, Hawkins, KR & Northridge, S 2013, Wave & Tidal Consenting Position Paper Series: Marine Mammal Impacts. Natural Environment Research Council.
Thompson, D, Hall, AJ, Lonergan, M, McConnell, BJ & Northridge, S 2013, Current state of knowledge of effects of offshore renewable energy generation devices on marine mammals & research requirements: Report to Scottish Government Marine Mammal Scientific Support Research Programme MMSS/001/11. Scottish Government, Edinburgh.
Russell, DJ, McConnell, BJ, Thompson, D, Duck, CD, Morris, C, Harwood, J & Matthiopoulos, J 2013, 'Uncovering the links between foraging and breeding regions in a highly mobile mammal' Journal of Applied Ecology, vol 50, no. 2, pp. 499-509. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12048
McConnell, BJ, Gillespie, DM, Gordon, JCD, Hastie, GD, Johnson, M & MacAulay, JDJ 2013, Methods for tracking fine scale underwater movements of marine mammals around marine tidal devices: Report to Scottish Government Marine Mammal Scientific Support Research Programme MMSS/001/11. Scottish Government, Edinburgh.
McClintock, BT, King, R, Thomas, L, Matthiopoulos, J, McConnell, BJ & Morales, J 2012, 'A general discrete-time modeling framework for animal movement using multistate random walks' Ecological Monographs, vol 82, no. 3, pp. 335-349. DOI: 10.1890/11-0326.1
Sparling, CE, Russell, DJF, Jones, EL, Grellier, K, Lonergan, M, McConnell, BJ, Matthiopoulos, J & Thompson, D 2012, Baseline Seal Information for the FTWODG Area. SMRUL-FDG-2012-0 to FTOWDG. SMRU Consulting.
Morrison, C, Sparling, C, Sadler, L, Charles, A, Sharples, R & McConnell, B 2012, 'Postrelease dive ability in rehabilitated harbor seals' Marine Mammal Science, vol 28, no. 2, pp. E110-E123. DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2011.00510.x
McConnell, B, Lonergan, M & Dietz, R 2012, Interactions between seals and offshore wind farms. The Crown Estates, The Crown Estates.
Jones, EL, McConnell, BJ, Duck, CD, Hammond, PS & Matthiopoulos, J 2012, 'Spatial distributions between UK grey & harbour seal populations' Paper presented at International Statistical Ecology Conference, Oslo, Norway, 3/07/12 - 6/07/12, .
Jones, EL, McConnell, BJ, Duck, CD, Morris, C, Hammond, PS & Russell, DJF 2012, Marine distribution of grey & harbour seals around the UK.: Special Committee on Seals (12/06). Sea Mammal Research Unit.
Lonergan, M, Duck, CD, Thompson, D, Moss, S & McConnell, BJ 2011, 'British grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) abundance in 2008: an assessment based on aerial counts and satellite telemetry' ICES Journal of Marine Science, vol 68, no. 10, pp. 2201-2209. DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsr161
Russell, DJF, Matthiopoulos, J & McConnell, BJ 2011, SMRU seal telemetry quality control process: Special Committee on Seals. Sea Mammal Research Unit.
Russell, DJF, Jones, EL, Matthiopoulos, J, Duck, CD, Morris, C & McConnell, BJ 2011, SMRU seal telemetry data holdings: Special Committee on Seals. Sea Mammal Research Unit.
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
Patterson, TA, McConnell, BJ, Fedak, MA, Bravington, MV & Hindell, MA 2010, 'Using GPS data to evaluate the accuracy of state-space methods for correction of Argos satellite telemetry error' Ecology, vol 91, no. 1, pp. 273-285. DOI: 10.1890/08-1480.1
McConnell, BJ, Fedak, MA, Hooker, SK & Patterson, T 2010, Telemetry. in IL Boyd, WD Bowen & SJ Iverson (eds), Marine Mammal Ecology and Conservation: A handbook of Techniques. Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 222-241.
Hall, AJ, Thomas, G & McConnell, BJ 2009, 'Exposure to persistent organic pollutants and first-year survival probability in gray seal pups' Environmental Science and Technology, vol 43, no. 16, pp. 6364-6369. DOI: 10.1021/es9004398
Cunningham, L, Baxter, JM, Boyd, IL, Duck, CD, Lonergan, M, Moss, SE & McConnell, B 2009, 'Harbour seal movements and haul-out patterns: implications for monitoring and management' Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, vol 19, no. 4, pp. 398-407. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.983
Contact Details:Dr Bernie McConnell
Scottish Oceans Institute
University of St Andrews
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Sea Mammal Research Unit
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Centre for Biological Diversity
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