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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.

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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
PLoS ONE 2018 vol.13
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
2017
Fine-scale harbour seal usage for informed marine spatial planning Esther Lane Jones, Carol Elizabeth Sparling, Bernie J McConnell, Chris Morris, Sophie Caroline Smout
Scientific Reports 2017 vol.7
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
2017
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
Royal Society Open Science 2017 vol.4
Modelling harbour seal movements Bernie J McConnell, Sophie Caroline Smout, Mick Wu
2017 vol.8
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
2017 vol.602
Seals and shipping Esther Lane Jones, Gordon Drummond Hastie, Sophie Caroline Smout, Joseph Onoufriou, Nathan Merchant, Kate Brookes, David Thompson
Journal of Applied Ecology 2017 vol.54 pp.1930-1940
Body density and diving gas volume of the northern bottlenose whale (Hyperoodon ampullatus) Patrick Miller, Tomoko Narazaki, Saana Isojunno, Kagari Aoki, Sophie Caroline Smout, Katsufumi sato
Journal of Experimental Biology 2016 vol.219 pp.2458-2468
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
2016
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
2016
Marine Renewable Energy MRE1 Annual Report Bernie J McConnell, Sophie Caroline Smout, Mick Wu, David Thompson, Phil Irving, Gordon Drummond Hastie
2016
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
2016
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
Marine Policy 2016 vol.69 pp.146-158
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
2015
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
Marine Ecology Progress Series 2015 vol.534 pp.235-249
Modelling prey consumption and switching by UK grey seals Sophie Caroline Smout, Anna Rindorf, Philip Steven Hammond, John Harwood, Jason Matthiopoulos
ICES Journal of Marine Science 2014 vol.71 pp.81-89
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

Ecological Risk Assessment of Southwest Fisheries: Marine Mammal Ecosystem Component. Al Kingston, Sophie Caroline Smout, Simon Northridge
2013
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
ICES Journal of Marine Science 2013
Functional relationship between harp seal body condition and available prey in the Barents Sea Tor Arne Oigard, Ulf Lindstrom, Tore Haug, Kjell Tormod Nilssen, Sophie Caroline Smout
Marine Ecology Progress Series 2013 vol.484 pp.287-301
Seabirds maintain offspring provisioning rate despite fluctuations in prey abundance Sophie Caroline Smout, Anna Rindorf, Sarah Wanless, Francis Daunt, Michael P. Harris, Jason Matthiopoulos
Journal of Applied Ecology 2013 vol.50 pp.1071-1079
Penalising Yield: MSY and bycatch Simon Northridge, Sophie Caroline Smout,
2012
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
Low and delayed recruitment at grey seal breeding colonies in the UK Patrick Pomeroy, Sophie Caroline Smout, S Twiss, S Moss, Ruth King
Journal of the NorthWest Fisheries Association 2010 vol.42 pp.125-133
The functional response of a generalist predator Sophie Caroline Smout, C Asseburg, Jason Matthiopoulos, Carmen Fernández, S Redpath, S Thirgood, John Harwood
PLoS One 2010 vol.5
Modelling multi-species interactions in the Barents Sea ecosystem with special emphasis on minke whales and their interactions with cod, herring and capelin Ulf Lindstrom, Sophie Caroline Smout, Daniel Howell, Bjarte Bogstad
Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 2009 vol.56 pp.2068-2079
Getting beneath the surface of marine mammal - fisheries competition Jason Matthiopoulos, Sophie Caroline Smout, Arliss Winship, David Thompson, Ian Boyd, John Harwood
Mammal Review 2008 vol.38 pp.167-188
Multispecies functional response of the minke whale Balaenoptera acutorostrata based on small-scale foraging studies Sophie Caroline Smout, Ulf Lindstrom
Marine Ecology Progress Series 2007 vol.341 pp.277-291
Sensitivity to assumptions in models of generalist predation on a cyclic prey Jason Matthiopoulos, K Graham, Sophie Caroline Smout, C Asseburg, S Redpath, S Thirgood, P Hudson, John Harwood
Ecology 2007 vol.88 pp.2576-2586
The functional response of generalist predators, and their implications for the monitoring of marine ecosystems. C Asseburg, John Harwood, Jason Matthiopoulos, Sophie Caroline Smout
2006 pp.262-274

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

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