Prof Michael Fedak

Prof Michael Fedak


Member: NERC Sea Mammal Research Unit
Society of Marine Mammalogy
Society for Experimental Biology

source: symbiosis


Recent publications listed in research@st-andrews
Treasure, A, Roquet, F, Ansorge, IJ, Bester, MN, Boehme, L, Bornemann, H, Charrassin, J-B, Chevallier, D, Costa, DP, Fedak, MA, Guinet, C, Hammill, MO, Harcourt, RG, Hindell, MA, Kovacs, KM, Lea, M-A, Lovell, P, Lowther, AD, Lydersen, C, McIntyre, T, McMahon, CR, Muelbert, MMC, Nicholls, K, Picard, B, Reverdin, G, Trites, AW, Williams, GD & de Bruyn, PJN 2017, 'Marine mammals exploring the oceans pole to pole: a review of the MEOP consortium' Oceanography, vol 30, no. 2, pp. 132-138. DOI: 10.5670/oceanog.2017.234
Roquet, F, Boehme, L, Block, B, Charrasin, JB, Costa, D, Guinet, C, Harcourt, RG, Hindell, MA, Hückstädt, LA, McMahon, CR, Woodward, B & Fedak, MA 2017, 'Ocean observations using tagged animals' Oceanography, vol 30, no. 2, pp. 139-139. DOI: 10.5670/oceanog.2017.235
Heywood, K, Biddle, L, Boehme, L, Dutrieux, P, Fedak, MA, Jenkins, A, Jones, RW, Kaiser, J, Mallett, H, Naveira Garabato, AC, Renfrew, IA, Stevens, DP & Webber, BGM 2016, 'Between the devil and the deep blue sea: the role of the Amundsen Sea continental shelf in exchanges between ocean and ice shelves' Oceanography, vol 29, no. 4, pp. 118-129. DOI: 10.5670/oceanog.2016.104
Hindell, MA, McMahon, CR, Bester, MN, Boehme, L, Costa, D, Fedak, M, Guinet, C, Herraiz-Borreguero, L, Harcourt, RG, Huckstadt, L, Kovacs, KM, Lydersen, C, McInytre, T, Muelbert, M, Roquet, F, Williams, G & Charrassin, J-B 2016, 'Circumpolar habitat use in the southern elephant seal: implications for foraging success and population trajectories' Ecosphere, vol 7, no. 5, e01213, pp. 1-27. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1213
Boehme, L, Baker, A, Fedak, M, Årthun, M, Nicholls, K, Robinson, P, Costa, D, Biuw, M & Photopoulou, T 2016, 'Bimodal winter haul-out patterns of adult Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellii) in the southern Weddell Sea' PLoS One, vol 11, no. 5, e0155817. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0155817
Boehme, L, Baker, A, Fedak, MA, Costa, D & Photopoulou, T 2015, 'Bimodal winter haul-out patterns of Weddell seals in the southern Weddell Sea.' 21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Francisco, United States, 13/12/15 - 19/12/15, .
Mallett, H, Heywood, K, Fedak, M & Boehme, L 2014, 'Seasonal water mass properties in the Amundsen Sea, Antarctica, from seal-borne tags' Challenger Society 2014 Conference, Plymouth, United Kingdom, 8/09/14 - 11/09/14, .
Roquet, F, Williams, G, Hindell, MA, Harcourt, R, McMahon, C, Guinet, C, Charrassin, J-B, Reverdin, G, Boehme, L, Lovell, P & Fedak, M 2014, 'A Southern Indian Ocean database of hydrographic profiles obtained with instrumented elephant seals' Scientific Data, vol 1, 140028. DOI: 10.1038/sdata.2014.28
Roquet, F, Wunsch, C, Forget, G, Heimbach, P, Guinet, C, Reverdin, G, Charrassin, J-B, Bailleul, F, Costa, DP, Huckstadt, LA, Goetz, KT, Kovacs, KM, Lydersen, C, Biuw, M, Nøst, OA, Bornemann, H, Ploetz, J, Bester, MN, McIntyre, T, Muelbert, MC, Hindell, M, McMahon, CR, Williams, G, Harcourt, R, Field, I, Chafik, L, Nicholls, KW, Boehme, L & Fedak, M 2013, 'Estimates of the Southern Ocean general circulation improved by animal-borne instruments' Geophysical Research Letters, vol 40, pp. 1-5. DOI: 10.1002/2013GL058304
Arthun, M, Nicholls, KW, Makinson, K, Fedak, M & Boehme, L 2013, 'Seasonal hydrography on the southern Weddell Sea continental shelf using seal tags' European Geophysical Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 7/04/13 - 12/04/13, .
Field, I, Harcourt, R, Boehme, L, de Bruyn, N, Charrassin, J-B, McMahon, C, Bester, M, Fedak, M & Hindell, M 2012, 'Refining instrument attachment on phocid seals' Marine Mammal Science, vol 28, no. 3, pp. E325–E332. DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2011.00519.x
Forcada, J, Trathan, PN, Boveng, PL, Boyd, I, Burns, JM, Costa, DP, Fedak, M, Rogers, TL & Southwell, CM 2012, 'Responses of Antarctic pack-ice seals to environmental change and increasing krill fishing' Biological Conservation, vol 149, pp. 40-50. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2012.02.002
Boehme, L & Fedak, M 2012, Animal-borne sensors. in SR Rintoul, M Sparrow, MP Meredith, V Wadley, K Speer, E Hofmann, C Summerhayes, E Urban & R Bellerby (eds), The Southern Ocean Observing System: Initial Science and Implementation Strategy. SCAR, Cambridge, pp. 38-40.
Costa, DP, Huckstadt, LA, Crocker, DE, McDonald, BI, Goebel, ME & Fedak, MA 2010, 'Approaches to Studying Climatic Change and its Role on the Habitat Selection of Antarctic Pinnipeds' Integrative and Comparative Biology, vol 50, no. 6, pp. 1018-1030. DOI: 10.1093/icb/icq054
Costa, DP, Crocker, DE, Goebel, ME, Fedak, MA, Mcdonald, B & Huckstadt, LA 2010, 'Climate Change and Habitat Selection of Seals in the Western Antarctic Peninsula' Integrative and Comparative Biology, vol 50, pp. E34-E34.
Boehme, L, Fedak, MA, and 21 co-authors, MD, Hall, J, Harrison, DE & Stammer, D 2010, 'Biologging in the global ocean observing system' Paper presented at OceanObs'09, Venice, Italy, 21/09/09 - 25/09/09, . DOI: 10.5270/OceanObs09.cwp.06
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.
Fedak, MA, Wilson, B & Pomeroy, P 2009, Reproductive behaviour. in WF Perrin, B Wursig & JGM Thewissen (eds), Encyclopedia of marine mammals. 2 edn, Elsevier.
Charrassin, JB, Hindell, M, Rintoul, SR, Roquet, F, Sokolov, S, Biuw, M, Costa, D, Boehme, L, Lovell, P, Coleman, R, Timmermann, R, Meijers, A, Meredith, M, Park, YH, Bailleul, F, Goebel, M, Tremblay, Y, Bost, CA, McMahon, CR, Field, IC, Fedak, MA & Guinet, C 2008, 'Southern Ocean frontal structure and sea-ice formation rates revealed by elephant seals' Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol 105, no. 33, pp. 11634-11639. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0800790105
Freitas, C, Kovacs, KM, Ims, RA, Fedak, MA & Lysdersen, C 2008, 'Ringed seal post-moulting movement tactics and habitat selection' Oecologia, vol 155, no. 1, pp. 193-204. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-007-0894-9
Boehme, L, Biuw, M, Fedak, MA, Nicholls, K, Thorpe, S & Meredith, M 2008, Animals as Exploratory Underwater Vehicles. in KJ Collins & G Griffiths (eds), Workshop on AUV science in extreme environments : collaborative autosub science in extreme environments : proceedings of the International Science Workshop, 11-13 April 2007, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, UK . Society for Underwater Technology, pp. 55-62.

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Prof Michael Fedak
Scottish Oceans Institute
East Sands
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 8LB

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Sea Mammal Research Unit
School of Biology
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