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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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Recent publications


11  (of 11 published available) for scs10 with keyword Predator clear keyword filter. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
Please click title of any item for full details.

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

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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Centre for Research into Ecological & Environmental Modelling
Sea Mammal Research Unit
School of Biology
National Centre for Statistical Ecology
Scottish Oceans Institute

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Contact

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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