Dr Simon Northridge

Dr Simon Northridge
Senior Lecturer


source: symbiosis


Research Overview:

My work is focused on practical aspects of conservation, including quantifying the impacts of human activities on wildlife and examining the best ways to minimise such impacts.  I work mainly with fisheries and aquaculture, quantifying bycatch levels of non-target species, and especially those whose populations are most vulnerable to additional mortality.  I am interested in understanding how and why such interactions occur and in testing ways that may be useful in minimising any damage caused while maintaining economically important activities. Competitve interactions between fisheries and marine mammals provide the basis for my interest in the feeding ecology and behaviour of marine mammals, and especially how this relates to fishing activity.  Work within my research group also uses passive acoustic techniques to study the behaviour of echolocating animals, especially in areas close to fisheries, aquaculture or renewable energy sites where they may be vulnerable.



50 (of 103 /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/status/published available) for spn1 (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
Please click title of any item for full details

Use of a CCTV system for seals Rob Harris, Jamie Welsh, Claire Lacey, Simon Northridge
Harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) reactions to pingers Lotte Kindt-Larsen, Casper Willestofte Berg, Simon Northridge, Finn Larsen
Marine Mammal Science 2019 vol. 35 pp. 552-573
SIFIDS Work Package 5: identifying fishing activities and their associated drivers Mark Andrew James, Tania Mendo, Hannah Ladd-Jones, Paddy McCann, Swithun Crowe, Alexander James Coram, Simon Northridge
Seals and salmon interactions Rob Harris, Simon Northridge
Using mobile phone technology to capture small-scale fisheries data – is this the future? Hannah Ladd-Jones, Mark Andrew James, Tania Mendo, Paddy McCann, Simon Northridge
Disentangling the causes of protected-species bycatch in gillnet fisheries Simon Northridge, Alexander James Coram, Al Kingston, Rory Crawford
Conservation Biology 2017 vol. 31 pp. 686-695
Passive acoustic methods for fine-scale tracking of harbour porpoises in tidal rapids Jamie Donald John MacAulay, Jonathan Charles David Gordon, Douglas Michael Gillespie, Chloe Elizabeth Malinka, Simon Northridge
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2017 vol. 141 pp. 1120-1132
Seals and Wild Salmon Fisheries: Interim Report Rob Harris, Simon Northridge
Identification of high-risk areas for harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena bycatch using remote electronic monitoring and satellite telemetry data Lotte Kindt-Larsen, Casper Willestofte Berg, Jakob Tougaard, Thomas Kirk Sørensen, Kerstin Geitner, Simon Northridge, Signe Sveegaard, Signe Sveegaard, Finn Larsen
Marine Ecology Progress Series 2016 vol. 555 pp. 261-271
Plugging the Gaps - Improving Our Knowledge of How Predators Impact Salmon Farms Alexander James Coram, Michael Mazilu, Simon Northridge
Seals and Wild Salmon Fisheries Rob Harris, Simon Northridge
Do metier and vessel size influence accident and fatality rates? Simon Northridge, Simon Tero, Sophie Smout
Evaluation of a Drifting Porpoise Localising Array Buoy: A novel configuration for tracking porpoises in tidal rapids using passive acoustics. Chloe Elizabeth Malinka, Jamie Donald John MacAulay, Jonathan Charles David Gordon, Simon Northridge
Marine Mammal Non-Lethal Deterrents Kristy Long, Monica DeAngelis, Laura Engleby, Deborah Fauquier, Amanda Johnson, Simon Northridge, Scott Kraus
2015 vol. NMFS-OPR-50
Mitigating bycatch and depredation of marine mammals in longline fisheries T.B. Werner, Simon Northridge, K.M. Press, N. Young
ICES Journal of Marine Science 2015 vol. 72 pp. 1576-1586
Seals and Wild Salmon Fisheries Rob Harris, Simon Northridge
Studies for carrying out the common fisheries policy Alexei Birkun, Simon Northridge, Ed Willsteed, Frances James, Charles Kilgour, Martin Lander, Gavin Fitzgerald
The Challenges of Bycatch Simon Northridge
ICES Newsletter 2015
The density and behaviour of marine mammals in tidal rapids Jamie Donald John MacAulay, Chloe Elizabeth Malinka, Alexander James Coram, Jonathan Charles David Gordon, Simon Northridge
Tracking harbor porpoises in tidal rapids: Jamie Donald John MacAulay, Jonathan Charles David Gordon, Douglas Michael Gillespie, Chloe Elizabeth Malinka, Mark Johnson, Simon Northridge
Establishing the sensitivity of cetaceans and seals to acoustic deterrent devices in Scotland. Paul Lepper, Jonathan Charles David Gordon, P Theobald, S Robinson, Simon Northridge, L Wang
2014 vol. Commissioned Report No. 517.
Evaluating and Assessing the Relative Effectiveness of Acoustic Deterrent Devices and other Non-Lethal Measures on Marine Mammals Alexander James Coram, Jonathan Charles David Gordon, David Thompson, Simon Northridge
Current state of knowledge of effects of offshore renewable energy generation devices on marine mammals & research requirements David Thompson, Ailsa Jane Hall, Mike Lonergan, Bernie J McConnell, Simon Northridge
Ecological Risk Assessment of Southwest Fisheries: Marine Mammal Ecosystem Component. Al Kingston, Sophie Caroline Smout, Simon Northridge
Franciscana bycatch is not reduced by acoustically reflective or physically stiffened gillnets Simon Northridge
Endangered Species Research 2013 vol. 21 pp. 1-12
Investigations on Seal Depredation at Scottish Fish Farms Simon Northridge, Alexander James Coram, Jonathan Charles David Gordon
To ping or not to ping Steve Dawson, Simon Northridge, Danielle Waples, Andrew Read
Endangered Species Research 2013 vol. 19 pp. 201-221
Wave & Tidal Consenting Position Paper Series: Marine Mammal Impacts Carol Elizabeth Sparling, Alexander James Coram, Bernie J McConnell, David Thompson, K.R. Hawkins, Simon Northridge
Habitat use by a freshwater dolphin in the low-water season Gillian Tracey Braulik, Simon Northridge
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 2012 vol. 22
Penalising Yield: MSY and bycatch Simon Northridge, Sophie Caroline Smout,
Robust abundance estimate for endangered river dolphin subspecies in South Asia Gillian Tracey Braulik, Z.I. Bhatti, T Ehsan, B Hussain, Ar Khan, a Khan, U Khan, Ku Kundi, R Rajput, Ap Reichert, Sp Northridge, Hb Bhagat, R Garstang, Simon Northridge
Endangered Species Research 2012 vol. 17 pp. 201-215
Assessment of the impacts and utility of acoustic deterrent devices Simon Northridge, Jonathan Charles David Gordon, Susannah Calderan, Alexander Cargill, Alexander James Coram, Douglas Michael Gillespie, Mike Lonergan, Alice Webb
Entanglement of minke whales in Scottish waters; an investigation into occurrence , causes and mitigation Simon Northridge, Alexander Cargill, Alexander James Coram, Laura Mandleberg, Susannah Calderan, Bob Reid
Morphometrics, age estimation and growth Don Bowen, Simon Northridge
2010 pp. 98-118

Contact Details:

Dr Simon Northridge
Bute Building
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 9TS

tel: 01334 462654
fax: 01334 462632
room: A6


Sea Mammal Research Unit
Biology Management Group
School of Biology
Biology Teaching Committee
Centre for Biological Diversity
Scottish Oceans Institute

edit spn1 details


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

tel: +44 (0) 1334 463472
fax: +44 (0) 1334 463443