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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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3 (of 3 published available) for scs10 with keyword GAM 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
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
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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Centre for Research into Ecological & Environmental Modelling
Sea Mammal Research Unit
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National Centre for Statistical Ecology
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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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