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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.

source: symbiosis

 

5 (of 5 published available) for scs10 with keyword UNCERTAINTY clear keyword filter. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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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
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
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
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
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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