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Dr Sophie Smout

Dr Sophie Smout
Lecturer


 

My interests are in the processes that drive changes in animal populations, especially in marine ecosystems. Foraging success and trophic interactions have important consequences for populations of ‘top’ marine predators e.g. seabirds and marine mammals, for their prey, and for fisheries. I also work on the implications of bycatch for predators, and the consequences of limiting bycatch for fisheries. Methods used and under development include: modelling the spatial distributions of predators and prey; the analysis of mark-recapture data; modelling trophic interactions; Bayesian methods including state-space (or hidden process) models.

source: symbiosis

 

Recent publications


39  (of 39 published available) for scs10. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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2018 (12/7)
PLoS ONE
vol.13 
(Article)
Body density of humpback whales (Megaptera novaengliae) in feeding aggregations estimated from hydrodynamic gliding performance
Tomoko Narazaki, Saana Isojunno, Douglas P. Nowacek, Ari S. Friedlaender, Christian Ramp, Sophie Caroline Smout, Kagari Aoki, Volker Bernt Deecke, Katsufumi Sato, Patrick Miller 
2017

(Commissioned report)
FIS013 – Scoping the background information for an ecosystem approach to fisheries in Scottish waters
Michael R. Heath, Law Richard, Searle Kate, Robin Cook, Dougie Speirs, Francis Daunt, Sarah Wanless, Kieran Hyder, John K. Pinnegar, Robert Thorpe, Diele Karen, Neil Campbell, Peter Wright, James Thorburn, Robert Arthur, Paul Macdonald, Beth Mouat, Clive Fox, Sheila Heymans, Ken Coull, Peter Evans, Paul Fernandes, Philip Steven Hammond, Sophie Caroline Smout, Jeppe Kolding, David Reid 
Keywords: fisheries economics , Fisheries management
2017 (14/9)
Scientific Reports
vol.7 
(Article)
Fine-scale harbour seal usage for informed marine spatial planning
Esther Lane Jones, Carol Elizabeth Sparling, Bernie J McConnell, Chris Morris, Sophie Caroline Smout 
2017

(Other report)
Harbour Seal Decline – vital rates and drivers.
Monica Arso Civil, Sophie Caroline Smout, David Thompson, Andrew Brownlow, Nicolas Davison, Mariel Doeschate, Callan David Duck, Chris Morris, Caroline Cummings, Bernie J McConnell, Ailsa Jane Hall 
Keywords: Scottish Government
2017 (7/6)
Royal Society Open Science
vol.4 
(Article)
Impact of wild prey availability on livestock predation by snow leopards
Kulbhushansingh R. Suryawanshi, Stephen M. Redpath, Yash Veer Bhatnagar, Uma Ramakrishnan, Vaibhav Chaturvedi, Sophie Caroline Smout, Charudutt Mishra 
Keywords: Apparent competition, Apparent facilitation, Conservation conflicts, Indirect interactions, Predator, Prey interactions, Snow leopardGeneral
2017 (11/10)
vol.8 
(Commissioned report)
Modelling harbour seal movements
Bernie J McConnell, Sophie Caroline Smout, Mick Wu 
Keywords: Individual based model , Seals, TelemetryScottish Government
2017 (2/2)
vol.602 
(Commissioned report)
Review of analytical approaches for identifying usage and foraging areas at sea for harbour seals
Esther Lane Jones, Sophie Caroline Smout, Debbie JF Russell, Eunice Pinn, Bernie J McConnell 
Keywords: JNCC
2017 (12)
Journal of Applied Ecology
vol.54 pp.1930-1940
(Article)
Seals and shipping
Esther Lane Jones, Gordon Drummond Hastie, Sophie Caroline Smout, Joseph Onoufriou, Nathan Merchant, Kate Brookes, David Thompson 
Keywords: Halichoerus grypus, Phoca vitulina, Spatial overlap, AIS, Telemetry, Acoustic propagation, Marine stressor, MSFD, Noise pollution, UncertaintyNERC
2016 (17/8)
Journal of Experimental Biology
vol.219 pp.2458-2468
(Article)
2016 (15/12)

(Commissioned report)
Fine-scale harbour seal at-sea usage around Orkney and the North coast of Scotland
Esther Lane Jones, Sophie Caroline Smout, Clinton John Blight, Carol Elizabeth Sparling, Bernie J McConnell 
Keywords: Scottish Government
2016 (6)

(Commissioned report)
Harbour Seal Decline - vital rates and drivers
Monica Arso Civil, Sophie Caroline Smout, Callan David Duck, Chris Morris, Joseph Onoufriou, David Thompson, Andrew Brownlow, Nicholas Davison, Caroline Cummings, Patrick Pomeroy, Bernie J McConnell, Ailsa Jane Hall 
Keywords: Harbour seal, Population Dynamics, Population decline, Bayesian approach, Photo-identification, TelemetryScottish Government
2016 (29/7)

(Commissioned report)
Marine Renewable Energy MRE1 Annual Report
Bernie J McConnell, Sophie Caroline Smout, Mick Wu, David Thompson, Phil Irving, Gordon Drummond Hastie 
Keywords: Scottish Government
2016 (14/10)

(Commissioned report)
Population scaling in 5 km x 5 km grey and harbour seal usage maps. Note to Scottish Government MMSS/002/15
Esther Lane Jones, Chris Morris, Sophie Caroline Smout, Bernie J McConnell 
Keywords: Scottish Government
2016 (1/12)

(Commissioned report)
2016 (26/4)

(Commissioned report)
2016 (7)
Marine Policy
vol.69 pp.146-158
(Article)
The MSY concept in a multi-objective fisheries environment - Lessons from the North Sea
Alexander Kempf, John Mumford, Polina Levontin, Adrian Leach, Ayoe Hoff, Katell G. Hamon, Heleen Bartelings , Morten Vinther, Moritz Staebler, Jan Jaap Poos, Sophie Caroline Smout, Hans Frost, Sander van den Burg, Clara Ulrich, Anna Rindorf 
Keywords: MSY, MEY, Bio-economic, Mixed fisheries, Multi species, North Sea, MANAGEMENT STRATEGY EVALUATION, SINGLE, YIELD, PARTICIPATION, UNCERTAINTY, LIMITATIONS, ECONOMICS, SYSTEMS, STOCKS
2015 (3)

(Chapter)
2015

(Commissioned report)
Determine data sparse regions. Report to Marine Scotland MMSS/001/11 MR 5.1
Esther Lane Jones, Sophie Caroline Smout, Chris Morris, Bernie J McConnell 
Keywords: Scottish Government
2015

(Commissioned report)
2015 (27/8)
Marine Ecology Progress Series
vol.534 pp.235-249
(Article)
Patterns of space use in sympatric marine colonial predators reveals scales of spatial partitioning
Esther Lane Jones, Bernie J McConnell, Sophie Caroline Smout, Philip Steven Hammond, Callan David Duck, Christopher Morris, David Thompson, Debbie JF Russell, cecile vincent, michelle cronin, Ruth Jemma Sharples, jason matthiopoulos 
Keywords: Halichoerus grypus, Phoca vitulina, Density estimation, Propagating uncertainty, Species distribution, Telemetry, Area-based conservation
2015

(Commissioned report)
2014 (1)
ICES Journal of Marine Science
vol.71 pp.81-89
(Article)


(Paper)
Prey habitat model outperforms prey data in explaining grey seal distribution
Esther Lane Jones, Sophie Brasseur, Anna Rindorf, Sophie Caroline Smout, Mark Dickey-Collas, Peter Wright, Debbie JF Russell, Bernie J McConnell, Roger Kirkwood, Jason Matthiopoulos, Peter Reijnders 
2013 (8)

(Commissioned report)
2013
ICES Journal of Marine Science

(Article)
Ecosystem-based management objectives for the North Sea
mark Dickey-Collas, Georg Engelhard, Anna RIndorf, Kristina Raab, Sophie Caroline Smout, Geert Aarts, Martin van Deurs, Thomas Brunel, Ayoe Hoff, Rebecca Lauerberg, Stefan Garthe, Ken Haste Anderson, F Scott, T van Kooten, Douglas Beare, Myron Peck 
Keywords: biomass reserves, ecosystem approach, herring, sandeel, size based, sprat
2013
Marine Ecology Progress Series
vol.484 pp.287-301
(Article)
2013 (8)
Journal of Applied Ecology
vol.50 pp.1071-1079
(Article)
2012

(Paper)
Penalising Yield: MSY and bycatch
Simon Northridge, Sophie Caroline Smout,  
2011 (1/6)
Environmental and Ecological Statistics
vol.18 pp.331-347
(Article)
2011 (4)
Journal of Applied Ecology
vol.48 pp.364-372
(Article)
2010
Journal of the NorthWest Fisheries Association
vol.42 pp.125-133
(Article)
Low and delayed recruitment at grey seal breeding colonies in the UK
Patrick Pomeroy, Sophie Caroline Smout, S Twiss, S Moss, Ruth King 
2010 (27/5)
PLoS One
vol.5 
(Article)
The functional response of a generalist predator
Sophie Caroline Smout, C Asseburg, Jason Matthiopoulos, Carmen Fernández, S Redpath, S Thirgood, John Harwood 
2009 (10)
Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography
vol.56 pp.2068-2079
(Article)
2008 (4)
Mammal Review
vol.38 pp.167-188
(Article)
Getting beneath the surface of marine mammal - fisheries competition
Jason Matthiopoulos, Sophie Caroline Smout, Arliss Winship, David Thompson, Ian Boyd, John Harwood 
Keywords: Food web, Functional response, Human-wildlife conflict, Predator prey, Spatial heterogeneity
2006
pp.262-274
(Chapter)

Contact Details:

Dr Sophie Smout
The Observatory
Buchanan Gardens
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 9LZ
Fife
UK

tel: 01334 461829
fax:
room: 2.02
email: scs10@st-andrews.ac.uk

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