Publications

Recent publications


50  (of 136 published available) for Scottish Oceans Institute with keyword Seals clear keyword filter. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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2019 (30/1)
Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry
vol.33 pp.176-184
(Article)
Changes in stable isotope compositions during fasting in phocid seals
sarah habran, France Damseaux, Patrick Pomeroy, Cathy Debier, Dan Crocker, Gilles Lepoint, Krishna Das 
Keywords: Stable isotopes, Seal, Lactation, Post-weaning fast, ReproductionNERC

Ecology and Evolution
vol.Early View 
(Article)
Long-term sound and movement recording tags to study natural behavior and reaction to ship noise of seals
Lonnie Mikkelsen, Mark Johnson, Danuta Maria Wisniewska, Abbo van Neer, Ursula Siebert, Peter Teglberg Madsen, Jonas Teilmann 
Keywords: Anthropogenic noise, Behavioral response, Biologging, DTAG, Exposure rates, Gray seal, Harbor seal, Long-duration acoustic dataloggers

Royal Society Open Science
vol.5 
(Article)
Clawed forelimbs allow northern seals to eat like their ancient ancestors
David P. Hocking, Felix G. Marx, Renae Sattler, Rob Harris, Tahlia I. Pollock, Karina J. Sorrell, Erich M.G. Fitzgerald, Matthew R. McCurry, Alistair R. Evans 
Keywords: Claws, Evolution, Feeding behaviour, Forelimb anatomy, Marine mammals, Pinnipeds
2018 (11)
Marine Pollution Bulletin
vol.136 pp.92-106
(Article)
Empirical measures of harbor seal behavior and avoidance of an operational tidal turbine
Ruth Joy, Jason D. Wood, Carol Elizabeth Sparling, Dom J. Tollit, Andrea E. Copping, Bernie J McConnell 
Keywords: SeaGen turbine, Harbor seal, Animal tags, Behavioral avoidance, Strike risk
2018 (6)
Marine Policy
vol.92 pp.61-72
(Article)
Framework for mapping key areas for marine megafauna to inform Marine Spatial Planning
Amélie A. Augé, Maria P. Dias, Ben Lascelles, Alastair M.M. Baylis, Andy Black, P. Dee Boersma, Paulo Catry, Sarah Crofts, Filippo Galimberti, Jose Pedro Granadeiro, April Hedd, Katrin Ludynia, Juan F. Masello, William Montevecchi, Richard A. Phillips, Klemens Pütz, Petra Quillfeldt, Ginger A. Rebstock, Simona Sanvito, Iain J. Staniland, Andrew Stanworth, David Thompson, Megan Tierney, Philip N. Trathan, John P. Croxall 
Keywords: Marine conservation, MSP, Patagonian Shelf, Seabirds, Seals, South Atlantic, Tracking data

Marine Mammal Science
vol.Early View 
(Article)
2018 (2)
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
vol.28 pp.194-204
(Article)
2018 (3)
Journal of Applied Ecology
vol.55 pp.684-693
(Article)
Harbour seals avoid tidal turbine noise
Gordon Drummond Hastie, Debbie JF Russell, Paul Lepper, Jim Elliott, Ben Wilson, Steven Benjamins, David Thompson 
Keywords: Collision risk, Marine mammals, Avoidance, Renewable energy, Pinnipeds, Marine spatial planning, Underwater noise, Tidal turbines, Behavioural responsesNERC
2018 (1)
Oikos
vol.127 pp.134-146
(Article)
2018 (20/11)
Environmental Science and Technology
vol.52 pp.13523-13534
(Article)
2018 (4)
Acta Oecologica
vol.88 pp.41-51
(Article)
Seal carrion is a predictable resource for coastal ecosystems
Maria-Martina Quaggiotto, Philip S. Barton, Chris Morris, Simon E. W. Moss, Patrick Pomeroy, Dominic J. McCafferty,  
Keywords: Predictability, Resource subsidy, Coastal, Carcass, Pinniped, Relative standard error, ScavengerNERC
2018 (7/9)
Scientific Reports
vol.8 
(Article)
Subglacial discharge plume behaviour revealed by CTD-instrumented ringed seals
Alistair Everett, Jack Kohler, Arild Sundfjord, Kit Kovacs, Tomas Torsvik, Ankit Pramanik, Lars Boehme, Christian Lydersen 
2017 (20/9)
Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
vol.126 pp.12-23
(Article)
Exposure of harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) to Brucella in declining populations across Scotland
Joanna Louise Kershaw, Emma J. Stubberfield, Geoffrey Foster, Andrew Brownlow, Ailsa Jane Hall, Lorraine L. Perrett 
Keywords: Pinnipeds, Brucella, Disease, Cultures, Seroprevalence, Antibodies, ELISA, Rose Bengal plate agglutination test
2017 (8)
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
vol.27 pp.839-845
(Article)
Genetic population structure of harbour seals in the United Kingdom and neighbouring waters
Morten Tange Olsen, Valentina Islas, Jefferson Alden Graves, Aubrie Onoufriou, Cecile Vincent, Sophie Brasseur, Anne Kristine Frie, Ailsa Jane Hall 
Keywords: Coastal, Genetics, Mammal, Microsatellite loci, Phoca vitulina, Seal Management Units
2017 (7)
Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography
vol.141 pp.294-305
(Article)
Grey and harbour seals in France
Cécile Vincent, Mathilde Huon, Florence Caurant, Willy Dabin, Armel Deniau, Stéphane Dixneuf, Laetitia Dupuis, Jean-François Elder, Marie-Hélène Fremau, Sami Hassani, Audrey Hemon, Jacky Karpouzopoulos, Cécile Lefeuvre, Bernie J McConnell, Simon E W Moss, Pascal Provost, Jérôme Spitz, Yannis Turpin, Vincent Ridoux 
Keywords: Tracking, Telemetry, Density, Census, Management units, English Channel, MSFD, OSPAR
2017

(Other report)
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 
Keywords: Scottish Government
2017 (17/2)
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
vol.27 pp.268-281
(Article)
2017 (6/12)
PLoS One
vol.12 
(Article)
Hooded seal Cystophora cristata foraging areas in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean— investigated using three complementary methods
Jade Vacquie-Garcia, Christian Lydersen, Martin Biuw, Tore Haug, Mike Fedak, Kit Kovacs 
2017 (21/2)

(Paper)
In-situ observations using tagged animals
Fabien Roquet, Lars Boehme, Marthan Bester, Horst Bornemann, Sophie Brasseur, Jean-Benoit Charrassin, Daniel Costa, Mike Fedak, Christophe Guinet, Ailsa Jane Hall, Robert Harcourt, Mark Hindell, Kit M. Kovacs, Mary-Anne Lea, Philip Lovell, Andrew Lowther, Christian Lydersen, Clive McMahon, Baptiste Picard, Gilles Reverdin, Cécile Vincent 
2017 (4)
Marine Mammal Science
vol.33 pp.621-629
(Article)
Individual size, sex and rearing environment impact on aggression in newly weaned seals
Kelly Joanne Robinson, Patrick Pomeroy, Neil Hazon, Simon Moss, Sean Twiss 
Keywords: NERC
2017 (12)
Animal Behaviour
vol.134 pp.167-175
(Article)

Scientific Reports
vol.7 
(Article)
Intrinsic and extrinsic factors drive ontogeny of early-life at-sea behaviour in a marine top predator
Matthew Ian Daniel Carter, Debbie JF Russell, Clinton John Blight, David Thompson, Philip J. Hosegood,  
Keywords: NERC
2017 (11/10)
vol.8 
(Commissioned report)
Modelling harbour seal movements
Bernie J McConnell, Sophie Caroline Smout, Mick Wu 
Keywords: Individual based model , Seals, TelemetryScottish Government
2017 (27/2)
Conservation Physiology
vol.5 
(Article)
Obtaining accurate glucose measurements from wild animals under field conditions
Kimberley A. Bennett, Lucy M. Turner, Sebastian Millward, Simon E W Moss, Ailsa Jane Hall 
Keywords: Glucose, Glucometer, Phocid, Pinniped, Point-of-care, Validation
2017 (31/5)
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
vol.284 
(Article)
2017 (23/11)
Scientific Reports
vol.7 
(Article)
Rapid changes in Atlantic grey seal milk from birth to weaning – immune factors and indicators of metabolic strain
Amanda D. Lowe, Sami Bawazeer, David G. Watson, Suzanne McGill, Richard J.S. Burchmore, Patrick Pomeroy, Malcolm W. Kennedy 
Keywords: NERC
2017 (2/2)
vol.602 
(Commissioned report)
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 
Keywords: JNCC
2017 (7/11)

(Commissioned report)
2017 (12)
Journal of Applied Ecology
vol.54 pp.1930-1940
(Article)
Seals and shipping
Esther Lane Jones, Gordon Drummond Hastie, Sophie Caroline Smout, Joseph Onoufriou, Nathan Merchant, Kate Brookes, David Thompson 
Keywords: Halichoerus grypus, Phoca vitulina, Spatial overlap, AIS, Telemetry, Acoustic propagation, Marine stressor, MSFD, Noise pollution, UncertaintyNERC
2017 (15/1)
Marine Pollution Bulletin
vol.114 pp.372-383
(Article)
Shipping noise in a dynamic sea
F. Chen, G. I. Shapiro, K. A. Bennett, S. N. Ingram, David Thompson, C. Vincent, Debbie JF Russell, C. B. Embling 
Keywords: Anthropogenic noise, Marine animals, Sound propagation, Acoustic modelling, Ocean frontsNERC
2017 (21/12)

(Commissioned report)
2017
vol.OESEA-15-65 
(Commissioned report)
2017 (10/8)
Scientific Reports
vol.7 
(Article)
Using blubber explants to investigate adipose function in grey seals
Kimberley A. Bennett, Kelly Joanne Robinson, Simon Moss, Sebastian Millward, Ailsa Jane Hall 
2016 (12)
Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology
vol.202 pp.859-868
(Article)
Aerial low frequency hearing in captive and free-ranging harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) using auditory brainstem responses
Klaus Lucke, Gordon Drummond Hastie, Kerstin Ternes, Bernie J McConnell, Simon Moss, Debbie JF Russell, Heike Weber, Vincent Janik 
Keywords: Harbour seal , Phoca vitulina, Hearing, ABR, Low-frequencyNERC
2016 (12)
Journal of Applied Ecology
vol.53 pp.1642-1652
(Article)
Avoidance of wind farms by harbour seals is limited to pile driving activities
Debbie JF Russell, Gordon Drummond Hastie, David Thompson, Vincent Janik, Philip Steven Hammond, Lindesay Alexandra Sarah Scott-Hayward, Jason Matthiopoulos, Esther Lane Jones, Bernie J McConnell 
Keywords: Complex Region Spatial Smoother, Disturbance, Marine renewables, Marine spatial planning, Pinnipeds, Renewable energy, Spatially Adaptive Local Smoothing Algorithm, Spatially adaptive smoothing , Underwater noiseNERC, BEIS/DECC, Scottish Government
2016 (19/5)
PLoS One
vol.11 
(Article)
Bimodal winter haul-out patterns of adult Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellii) in the southern Weddell Sea
Lars Boehme, Amy Baker, Mike Fedak, Marius Arthun, Keith Nicholls, Patrick Robinson, Dan Costa, Martin Biuw, Theoni Photopoulou 
Keywords: Seal, Weddell sea, Weddell seals, Foraging behavior, Antarctica, Light, Diving, Haul-out
2016 (26/5)
Ecosphere
vol.7 pp.1-27
(Article)
Circumpolar habitat use in the southern elephant seal: implications for foraging success and population trajectories
Mark Hindell, Clive McMahon, Marthan Bester, Lars Boehme, Daniel Costa, Mike Fedak, Christophe Guinet, Laura Herraiz-Borreguero, Robert G. Harcourt, Luis Huckstadt, Kit M. Kovacs, Christian Lydersen, Trevor McInytre, Monica Muelbert, Fabien Roquet, Guy Williams, Jean-Benoit Charrassin 
Keywords: Foraging behaviour, Mirounga leonina, Physical oceanography, Population status, Sea-ice, Southern Ocean water masses
2016 (2/6)
PLoS One
vol.11 pp.1-14
(Article)
Corkscrew seals
Andrew Brownlow, Joseph Onoufriou, Amanda Bishop, Nicholas Davison, David Thompson 

American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
vol.311 pp.R788-R796
(Article)
2016 (12)
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
vol.70 pp.2161–2174
(Article)
Dynamic habitat corridors for marine predators
Gordon Drummond Hastie, Debbie JF Russell, Steven Benjamins, Simon Moss, Ben Wilson, David Thompson 
Keywords: Foraging, Marine mammal, Oceanographic, Predator, Pinniped, DivingNERC
2016 (1/11)
ICES Journal of Marine Science
vol.73 pp.2653-2665
(Article)
2016 (6)

(Commissioned report)
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 
Keywords: Harbour seal, Population Dynamics, Population decline, Bayesian approach, Photo-identification, TelemetryScottish Government, NERC

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