Dr Roland Proud

Dr Roland Proud
Research Fellow


Roland Proud (@rolandproud) carries out research as part of the Pelagic Ecology Research Group (PERG) on the ecology and biology of zooplankton and micronekton that live in the open ocean (the pelagic realm). This relies on combinations of acoustic (scientific echosounders) and netting techniques to sample zooplankton/micronekton and gather data enabling to estimate their abundance and map their distribution.

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Research Overview:



12 (of 12 /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/status/published available) for rp43. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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Automated classification of schools of the silver cyprinid Rastrineobola argentea in Lake Victoria acoustic survey data using random forests Roland Hudson Proud, Robert J. Kayanda, Martin J. Cox, Chrisphine Nyamweya, Vianny Natugonza, Inigo Everson, Mboni Elison, Laura Hobbs, Benedicto Boniphace Kashindye, Enock W. Mlaponi, Anthony Taabu-Munyaho, Venny M. Mwainge, Esther Kagoya, Antonio Pegado, Evarist Nduwayesu, Andrew Stuart Brierley
ICES Journal of Marine Science 2020 vol. 77 pp. 1379-1390
From siphonophores to deep scattering layers Roland Hudson Proud, Nils Olav Handegard, Rudy Kloser, Martin Cox, Andrew Stuart Brierley
ICES Journal of Marine Science 2019 vol. 76 pp. 718-733
Internal lee waves and baroclinic bores over a tropical seamount shark ‘hot-spot’ Phil Hosegood, W.A.M. Nimmo-Smith, Roland Hudson Proud, Kate Adams, Andrew Stuart Brierley
Progress in Oceanography 2019 vol. 172 pp. 34-50
Acoustic observation model: linking ecological models to acoustic signals Roland Hudson Proud, Nils Olav Handegard, Heidi R Pethybridge, Rudy J Kloser
Documentation of the definition of taxonomic/functional/energetic group in MESOPP models in relation to existing acoustic information Roland Hudson Proud, Nils Olav Handegard, Patrick Lehodey, Elizabeth A Fulton, Heidi R Pethybridge , Andrew J Constable, Rudy J Kloser
Fine-scale depth structure of pelagic communities throughout the global ocean based on acoustic sound scattering layers Roland Hudson Proud, Martin Cox, Camille Melanie Marie-Anne Le Guen, Andrew Stuart Brierley
Marine Ecology Progress Series 2018 vol. 598 pp. 35-48
Use of micronekton data and models to improve ecology of top predators Roland Hudson Proud, Andrew Stuart Brierley
Biogeography of the global ocean's mesopelagic zone Roland Hudson Proud, Martin James Cox, Andrew Stuart Brierley
Current Biology 2017 vol. 27 pp. 113-119
A method for identifying Sound Scattering Layers and extracting key characteristics Roland Hudson Proud, Martin James Cox, S. Wotherspoon, Andrew Stuart Brierley
Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2015 vol. 6 pp. 1190-1198
Connected networks of sea lice populations Thomas P. Adams, Roland Hudson Proud, Kenneth D. Black
Aquaculture Environment Interactions 2015 vol. 6 pp. 273-284

Contact Details:

Dr Roland Proud
Bute Building
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 9TS

room: E45


Pelagic Ecology Research Group
School of Biology
Scottish Oceans Institute

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Scottish Oceans Institute
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