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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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12 (of 12 published available) for scs10 with keyword Seals clear keyword filter. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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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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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