Research theme: Ecology, fisheries and resource management

Understanding, shaping and sustainably exploiting the resources of the marine environment. This involves understanding how organisms function and interact with other organisms and with their environment. Research within the SOI covers the span of marine systems but also includes studies of near-shore terrestrial or freshwater systems that impact on the marine environment (nutrient run-off, pollutants etc). In addition, we support areas where theory developed in aquatic systems can be applied more broadly (e.g. biodiversity research in rivers, estuaries and coasts).

Governance of the oceans is changing rapidly. The SOI has been established in part to help underpin the knowledge and information needed to operate ocean governance, provide independent and objective advice for policy development and develop new and innovative approaches to the management of the oceans.

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Prof David Borchers

Prof David Borchers

Professor of Statistics

Wildlife Population Assessment; Fisheries Assessment; Sampling Theory

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Prof Andrew Brierley

Prof Andrew Brierley

Professor in Biology

Ecology and biology of zooplankton

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Prof Steve Buckland

Prof Steve Buckland

Professor of Statistics

Wildlife population assessment, modelling biodiversity, population dynamics

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Dr Maria Dornelas

Dr Maria Dornelas

MASTS Lecturer

Macroecology and biodiversity patterns

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Dr Neil Hazon

Dr Neil Hazon

Reader

Osmoregulatory function in fish

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Prof Kevin Laland

Prof Kevin Laland

Professor

Social learning, cultural evolution and niche construction

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Prof Anne Magurran

Prof Anne Magurran

Professor

Fish behaviour and evolution

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Prof David M. Paterson

Prof David M. Paterson

Executive Director of MASTS:
The Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland

Ecology and dynamics of coastal ecosystems

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Dr Valerie Smith

Dr Valerie Smith

Reader

Immunology and pathology of marine and aquatic organisms.

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Dr Timothy Stojanovic

Dr Timothy Stojanovic

Lecturer in Sustainable Development and Geography

Environmental geographer with a special interest in sustainable management of oceans and coasts

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Prof Len Thomas

Prof Len Thomas

Professor of Statistics

Statistical ecology; Computer-intensive statistical methods

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Prof Chris Todd

Prof Chris Todd

Professor of Marine Ecology

Marine ecology

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Dr Mike Webster

Dr Mike Webster

Lecturer in Behavioural and Evolutionary Biology

Behavioural ecology, social learning, evolution, functions & mechanisms of animal grouping behaviour

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Dr Hannah Worthington

Dr Hannah Worthington

Teaching Fellow

Integrated Stopover Models for Mark-Recapture Data

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Dr Kate Cross

Dr Kate Cross

Lecturer

Sex differences in human behaviour

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Dr Amy Deacon

Dr Amy Deacon

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Behavioural ecology; invasive species; biodiversity; freshwater ecology

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Dr Emma Defew

Dr Emma Defew

Research Fellow

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Dr Catriona Harris

Dr Catriona Harris

Research Fellow

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Dr Danielle Harris

Dr Danielle Harris

Research Fellow

Using acoustic data to estimate animal abundance (particularly marine mammals).

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Dr Will Hoppitt

Dr Will Hoppitt

Senior Lecturer in Zoology At Anglia Ruskin University

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Dr Svetlana Kalujnaia

Dr Svetlana Kalujnaia

Research Fellow

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Dr Tiago Marques

Dr Tiago Marques

Research Fellow

Distance sampling, measurement error, non uniform distribution, acoustic data

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Dr Laura Marshall

Dr Laura Marshall

Research Fellow

Computational statistics for biological investigation and environmental management

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Dr Cornelia Oedekoven

Dr Cornelia Oedekoven

Research Fellow

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Dr Theoni Photopoulou

Dr Theoni Photopoulou

Newton International Fellow

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Dr Kelly Robinson

Dr Kelly Robinson

Research Fellow

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Dr Debbie Russell

Dr Debbie Russell

Senior Research Fellow

Modelling interactions among species and with their marine environment

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Dr Hideyasu Shimadzu

Dr Hideyasu Shimadzu

Research Fellow

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Dr Adam Wyness

Dr Adam Wyness

Research Fellow

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Miss Laura Chouinard-Thuly

Miss Laura Chouinard-Thuly

Postgraduate Student

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Ms Rocio Prieto Gonzalez

Ms Rocio Prieto Gonzalez

Postgraduate Student

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Miss Kate Wade

Miss Kate Wade

Postgraduate Student

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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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