Research theme: Sea Mammal Research Unit

Research: Sea Mammal Research Unit

The Sea Mammal Research Unit is one of the foremost institutions carrying out research on marine mammals in the World. With over 60 staff and students, SMRU represents a formidable concentration of expertise and talent in the field of marine mammalogy and, more generally, in marine ecology and the development of telemetry tags.

The mission of the SMRU is to carry out fundamental research into the biology and ecology of upper trophic level predators in the oceans and, through its statutory responsibilities, provide advice to Government in the UK about the management of seal and cetacean populations.

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Dr Lars Boehme

Dr Lars Boehme

MASTS Lecturer

Oceanography using animal-borne sensors

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Prof Michael Fedak

Prof Michael Fedak

Professor

Ecology, physiology and life history of marine mammals

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Prof Ailsa Hall

Prof Ailsa Hall

Professor, Director SMRU

Environmental and physiological factors affecting marine mammal health and survival.

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Prof Philip Hammond

Prof Philip Hammond

Professor

Population dynamics, ecology and foraging behaviour of seals and cetaceans

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Dr Sonja Heinrich

Dr Sonja Heinrich

Senior Lecturer (education-focussed) & Director of Postgraduate Taught

Marine mammal ecology & conservation

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Dr Sascha Hooker

Dr Sascha Hooker

Reader

Ecology and behaviour of marine mammals

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Prof Vincent Janik

Prof Vincent Janik

Professor of Biology
Director of Scottish Oceans Institute

Acoustic communication and behaviour in marine mammals

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Dr Mark Johnson

Dr Mark Johnson

Senior Research Fellow

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Dr Bernie McConnell

Dr Bernie McConnell

Senior Research Fellow

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Prof Patrick Miller

Prof Patrick Miller

Professor

Acoustic communication and behavioural ecology

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Dr Simon Northridge

Dr Simon Northridge

Senior Lecturer

Interactions between people, fishing and the environment

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Dr Paddy Pomeroy

Dr Paddy Pomeroy

Senior Research Scientist

Behavioural ecology of marine mammals

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Dr Luke Rendell

Dr Luke Rendell

MASTS Reader in Biology

The evolution of learning, behaviour and communication

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Dr Sophie Smout

Dr Sophie Smout

Lecturer

Predator life history and trophic interactions

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Dr Dave Thompson

Dr Dave Thompson

Senior Research Scientist

Foraging, diving behaviour, population dynamics, seals, sealions, fur seals.

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Prof Peter Tyack

Prof Peter Tyack

Professor

Behaviour and acoustic communication in cetaceans

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Dr Monica Arso Civil

Dr Monica Arso Civil

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

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Mr Alexander Coram

Mr Alexander Coram

Research Assistant

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Mr Callan Duck

Mr Callan Duck

Senior Research Scientist

Monitoring populations of harbour (= common) and grey seals in Scotland

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Dr Douglas Gillespie

Dr Douglas Gillespie

Researcher

Passive acoustic monitoring of marine mammals

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Mr Robert Harris

Mr Robert Harris

Research Assistant

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Dr Gordon Hastie

Dr Gordon Hastie

Senior Research Fellow

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Dr Saana Isojunno

Dr Saana Isojunno

Research Fellow

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Mr Al Kingston

Mr Al Kingston

Research Fellow

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Mr Jamie MacAulay

Mr Jamie MacAulay

Research Assistant

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Dr Silvana Neves

Dr Silvana Neves

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

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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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Mr Rene Swift

Mr Rene Swift

Research Assistant

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Dr Paul Wensveen

Dr Paul Wensveen

Research Fellow

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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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