Dr Paddy Pomeroy

Dr Paddy Pomeroy
Senior Research Scientist


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Aerial photogrammetry and tag-derived tissue density reveal patterns of lipid-store body condition of humpback whales on their feeding grounds Kagari Aoki, Saana Isojunno, Charlotte Bellot, takahashi Iwata, Joanna Louise Kershaw, Yu Akiyama, Lucía Martina Martín López, Christian Ramp, Martin Biuw, Paul Wensveen, Patrick Pomeroy, Tomoko Narazaki, Ailsa Jane Hall, Katsufumi Sato, Patrick James Miller
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences 2021 vol. 288
Modeling recruitment of birth cohorts to the breeding population Hannah Worthington, Ruth King, Rachel McCrea, Sophie Caroline Smout, Patrick Pomeroy
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 2021 vol. 9
Coping styles in capital breeders modulate behavioural trade-offs in time allocation courtney schuert, Patrick Pomeroy, sean twiss
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 2020 vol. 74
Reactive stress-coping styles show more variable reproductive expenditure and fitness outcomes Sean Twiss, Courtney Schuert, Naomi Brannan, Amanda Bishop, Patrick Pomeroy
Scientific Reports 2020 vol. 10
Site use and connectivity of female grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) around Wales Izzy Langley, Lex Hiby, Thomas Stringell, Ceri Morris, Oliver O'Cahdla, Lisa Morgan, Kate Lock, Sarah Perry, Stephen Westcott, Dave Boyle, Birgitta Beuche, Edward Stubbings, Rebecca Boys, Holly Self, Charles Lindenbaum, Powell Strong, Mick Baines, Patrick Pomeroy
Marine Biology 2020 vol. 167
Stockpiling by pups and self-sacrifice by their fasting mothers observed in birth to weaning serum metabolomes of Atlantic grey seals David Watson, Patrick Pomeroy, Naser F. Al-Tannak, Malcolm Kennedy
Scientific Reports 2020 vol. 10
Changes in stable isotope compositions during fasting in phocid seals sarah habran, France Damseaux, Patrick Pomeroy, Cathy Debier, Dan Crocker, Gilles Lepoint, Krishna Das
Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 2019 vol. 33 pp. 176-184
Colony-specific differences in decadal longitudinal body composition of a capital-breeding marine top predator Nora Nell Hanson, Sophie Caroline Smout, Simon Moss, Patrick Pomeroy
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 2019 vol. 29 pp. 131-143
EIRPHOT : A critical assessment of Wales’ grey seal ( Halichoerus grypus ) photo - identification database . Izzy Langley, Tom Stringell, Ceri Morris, Lex Hiby, Patrick Pomeroy
High oxytocin infants gain more mass with no additional maternal energetic costs in wild grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) Kelly Robinson, Neil Hazon, sean twiss, Patrick Pomeroy
Psychoneuroendocrinology 2019 vol. 110
Seal carrion is a predictable resource for coastal ecosystems Maria-Martina Quaggiotto, Philip S. Barton, Chris Morris, Simon E. W. Moss, Patrick Pomeroy, Dominic J. McCafferty,
Acta Oecologica 2018 vol. 88 pp. 41-51
Individual size, sex and rearing environment impact on aggression in newly weaned seals Kelly Robinson, Patrick Pomeroy, Neil Hazon, Simon Moss, Sean Twiss
Marine Mammal Science 2017 vol. 33 pp. 621-629
Intraseasonal temporal variation of reproductive effort for male grey seals Amanda Bishop, James Stewart, Patrick Pomeroy, Sean Twiss
Animal Behaviour 2017 vol. 134 pp. 167-175
Positive social behaviours are induced and retained after oxytocin manipulations mimicking endogenous concentrations in a wild mammal Kelly Robinson, Sean D. Twiss, Neil Hazon, Simon Moss, Patrick Pomeroy
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 2017 vol. 284
Rapid changes in Atlantic grey seal milk from birth to weaning – immune factors and indicators of metabolic strain Amanda D. Lowe, Sami Bawazeer, David G. Watson, Suzanne McGill, Richard J.S. Burchmore, Patrick Pomeroy, Malcolm W. Kennedy
Scientific Reports 2017 vol. 7
Reproductive behaviour Patrick Pomeroy, Sean Twiss, Kelly Robinson
Cannibalism by a male grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) in the North Sea Amanda Bishop, Patrick Pomeroy, Sean Twiss
Aquatic Mammals 2016 vol. 42 pp. 137-143
Harbour Seal Decline - vital rates and drivers Monica Arso Civil, Sophie Caroline Smout, Callan David Duck, Chris Morris, Joseph Alistair Ross Onoufriou, David Thompson, Andrew Brownlow, Nicholas Davison, Caroline Cummings, Patrick Pomeroy, Bernie J McConnell, Ailsa Jane Hall
Play behaviour of wild grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) : effects of haulout group size and composition Vaida Surviliene, Osvaldas Ruksenas, Patrick Pomeroy
Aquatic Mammals 2016 vol. 42 pp. 144-161
The difference between night and day Ross Culloch, Patrick Pomeroy, S.D. Twiss
Marine Mammal Science 2016 vol. 32 pp. 400-408
Adiponectin and insulin in gray seals during suckling and fasting J. Hughes, S. Stamatas, S. Brand, N.L. Foster, S.E.W. Moss, Patrick Pomeroy
Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 2015 vol. 88 pp. 295-310
Assessing use of and reaction to unmanned aerial systems in gray and harbor seals during breeding and molt in the UK Patrick Pomeroy, L. O’Connor, P. Davies
Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems 2015 vol. 3 pp. 102-113
Breeding male grey seals exhibit similar activity budgets across varying exposures to human activity Amanda Bishop, Patrick Pomeroy, Sean D. Twiss
Marine Ecology Progress Series 2015 vol. 527 pp. 247-259
Conspecific recognition and aggression reduction to familiars in newly weaned, socially plastic mammals Kelly Robinson, Sean Twiss, Neil Hazon, Simon Moss, Mike Lonergan, Patrick Pomeroy
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 2015 vol. 69 pp. 1383-1394
Good vibrations by the beach boys Amanda Bishop, Paul Denton, Patrick Pomeroy, Sean Twiss
Animal Behaviour 2015 vol. 100 pp. 74-82
Maternal oxytocin is linked to close mother-infant proximity in grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) Kelly Robinson, Sean D. Twiss, Neil Hazon, Patrick Pomeroy
PLoS ONE 2015 vol. 10
Variability in individual rates of aggression in wild gray seals A.M. Bishop, Patrick Pomeroy, S.D. Twiss
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 2015 vol. 69
Body slap Amanda Bishop, Rob Lidstone-Scott, Patrick Pomeroy, Sean Twiss
Marine Mammal Science 2014 vol. 30 pp. 579-593
Finescale ecological niche modeling provides evidence that lactating gray seals (Halichoerus grypus) prefer access to fresh water in order to drink J.E. Stewart, Patrick Pomeroy, Callan David Duck, S.D. Twiss
Marine Mammal Science 2014 vol. 30 pp. 1456-1472
Validation of an enzyme-linked immunoassay (ELISA) for plasma oxytocin in a novel mammal species reveals potential errors induced by sampling procedure Kelly Robinson, Neil Hazon, Mike Lonergan, Patrick Pomeroy
Journal of Neuroscience Methods 2014 vol. 226 pp. 73-79
Changes in trace elements during lactation in a marine top predator, the grey seal. Sarah Habran, Patrick Pomeroy, Cathy Debier, Krishna Das
Aquatic Toxicology 2013 vol. 126 pp. 455-466
Eye Spy Patrick Pomeroy
Z North of England Zoological Society 2013 pp. 17
Pup to adult photo-ID William David Paterson, Paula Redman, Lex Hiby, Simon Moss, Ailsa Jane Hall, Patrick Pomeroy
Marine Mammal Science 2013 vol. 29 pp. E537–E541
Selective blubber fatty acid mobilization in lactating gray seals (Halichoerus grypus) Martin Biuw, Michael John Walton, Simon Moss, Patrick Pomeroy
Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 2013 vol. 86 pp. 441-450
The role of glucocorticoids in naturally fasting grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pups Mike Fedak, Simon E W Moss, Patrick Pomeroy, John R Speakman, Ailsa Jane Hall
Journal of Experimental Biology 2013 vol. 216 pp. 984-991
An in-field experimental test of pinniped behavioral types Sean Twiss, Ross Culloch, Patrick Pomeroy
Marine Mammal Science 2012
Analysis of photo-id data allowing for missed matches and individuals identified from opposite sides. A Hiby, William David Paterson, Paula Redman, John Watkins, Sean Twiss, Patrick Pomeroy
Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2012 vol. Early View
Effects of polychlorobiphenyls, polybromodiphenylethers, organochlorine pesticides and their metabolites on vitamin A status in lactating grey seals Marie Vanden Berghe, L Weijs, Sarah Habran, Krishna Das, C Bugli, S Pillet, J-F Rees, Patrick Pomeroy, Adrian Covaci, Cathy Debier
Environmental Research 2012 vol. 120 pp. 18-26
Effects of sex and handling regime on changes in body mass, composition, cortisol and thyroid hormones in suckling and fasting grey seal pups Simon Moss, Patrick Pomeroy, John Speakman, Mike Fedak
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 2012 vol. 161 pp. 69-76
Seals like it hot: Changes in surface temperature of harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) from late pregnancy to moult William David Paterson, Carol Elizabeth Sparling, David Thompson, Patrick Pomeroy, J. I. Currie, D. J. McCafferty
Journal of Thermal Biology 2012 vol. 37 pp. 454-461
Selective transfer of persistent organic pollutants and their metabolites in grey seals during lactation Marie Vanden Berghe, Liesbeth Weijs, Sarah Habran, Krishna Das, Celine Bugli, Jean-Francois Rees, Patrick Pomeroy, Adrian Covaci, Cathy Debier
Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability 2012 vol. 46 pp. 6-15
Variation in female grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) reproductive performance correlates to proactive-reactive behavioural types Sean D Twiss, Charlotte Cairns, Ross Culloch, Shane A Richards, Patrick Pomeroy
PLoS One 2012 vol. 7
Estimating demographic parameters for capture-recapture data in the presence of multiple mark types Sophie Caroline Smout, Ruth King, Patrick Pomeroy
Environmental and Ecological Statistics 2011 vol. 18 pp. 331-347
Integrating heterogeneity of detection and mark loss to estimate survival and transience in UK colonies of grey seals Sophie Caroline Smout, Ruth King, Patrick Pomeroy
Journal of Applied Ecology 2011 vol. 48 pp. 364-372
Reproductive cycles of marine mammals Patrick Pomeroy
Animal Reproduction Science 2011 vol. 124 pp. 184-193
Video evidence of a potential terrestrial predator (Vulpes vulpes) within a grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) breeding colony on the UK mainland. Ross Culloch, Patrick Pomeroy, Rob Lidstone-Scott, L Bourne, Sean Twiss
Aquatic Mammals 2011 vol. 38 pp. 81-85
Assesment of flipper tag site healing in gray seal pups using thermography. William David Paterson, Patrick Pomeroy, Carol Elizabeth Sparling, Simon Moss, David Thompson, John Currie, Dominic McCafferty
Marine Mammal Science 2010

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Dr Paddy Pomeroy
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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Scottish Oceans Institute

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