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Dr Sophie Smout

Dr Sophie Smout
Lecturer (Education Focused)


 

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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10 (of 10 published available) for scs10 with keyword Abundance clear keyword filter. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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

Contact Details:

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

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

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The Secretary
Scottish Oceans Institute
Institiud Chuantan na h-Alba
Gatty Marine Laboratory
East Sands St Andrews
KY16 8LB
Scotland
UK

tel: +44 (0) 1334 463472
fax: +44 (0) 1334 463443
email: soi@st-andrews.ac.uk

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