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.

Theme staff


Dr Lars Boehme

Dr Lars Boehme

MASTS Lecturer
Oceanography using animal-borne sensors

lb284@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 462677

Prof Michael Fedak

Prof Michael Fedak

Professor
Ecology, physiology and life history of marine mammals

maf3@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 463218

Prof Ailsa Hall

Prof Ailsa Hall

Professor, Director SMRU
Environmental and physiological factors affecting marine mammal health and survival.

ajh7@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 462634

Prof Philip Hammond

Prof Philip Hammond

Professor
Population dynamics, ecology and foraging behaviour of seals and cetaceans

psh2@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 463222

Dr Sonja Heinrich

Dr Sonja Heinrich

Course Director, MSc Marine Mammal Science
Marine mammal ecology & conservation

sh52@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 462628

Dr Sascha Hooker

Dr Sascha Hooker

Reader
Ecology and behaviour of marine mammals

sh43@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 467201

Prof Vincent Janik

Prof Vincent Janik

Professor of Biology
Director of Scottish Oceans Institute
Acoustic communication and behaviour in marine mammals

vj@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 467214

Dr Mark Johnson

Dr Mark Johnson

Senior Research Fellow

mj26@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 462624

Dr Bernie McConnell

Dr Bernie McConnell

Senior Research Fellow

bm8@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 463280

Prof Patrick Miller

Prof Patrick Miller

Professor
Acoustic communication and behavioural ecology

pm29@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 463554

Dr Simon Northridge

Dr Simon Northridge

Senior Lecturer
Interactions between people, fishing and the environment

spn1@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 462654

Dr Paddy Pomeroy

Dr Paddy Pomeroy

Senior Research Scientist
Behavioural ecology of marine mammals

pp6@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 463061

Dr Luke Rendell

Dr Luke Rendell

MASTS Reader in Biology
The evolution of learning, behaviour and communication

ler4@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 463499

Dr Sophie Smout

Dr Sophie Smout

Lecturer
Predator life history and trophic interactions

scs10@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 461829

Dr Dave Thompson

Dr Dave Thompson

Senior Research Scientist
Foraging, diving behaviour, population dynamics, seals, sealions, fur seals.

dt2@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 462637

Prof Peter Tyack

Prof Peter Tyack

Professor
Behaviour and acoustic communication in cetaceans

plt@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 462630

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Dr Monica Arso Civil

Dr Monica Arso Civil

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

mac64@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 472629

Mr Alexander Coram

Mr Alexander Coram

Research Assistant

ajc27@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 463616

Mr Callan Duck

Mr Callan Duck

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

cdd1@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 462636

Dr Douglas Gillespie

Dr Douglas Gillespie

Researcher
Passive acoustic monitoring of marine mammals

dg50@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 462663

Mr Robert Harris

Mr Robert Harris

Research Assistant

rh18@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 463630

Dr Gordon Hastie

Dr Gordon Hastie

Senior Research Fellow

gdh10@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 462637

Dr Saana Isojunno

Dr Saana Isojunno

Research Fellow

si66@st-andrews.ac.uk

Mrs Esther Jones

Mrs Esther Jones

Research Fellow

el298@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 462663 / 461829

Mr Al Kingston

Mr Al Kingston

Research Fellow

ark10@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01637 889016

Mr Jamie MacAulay

Mr Jamie MacAulay

Research Assistant

jdjm@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 463616

Dr Silvana Neves

Dr Silvana Neves

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

sn252@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 463465

Dr Kelly Robinson

Dr Kelly Robinson

Research Fellow

kjr33@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 462635

Dr Debbie Russell

Dr Debbie Russell

Senior Research Scientist
Modelling interactions among species and with their marine environment

dr60@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 467281/1808

Mr Rene Swift

Mr Rene Swift

Research Assistant

rjs30@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 462663

Dr Paul Wensveen

Dr Paul Wensveen

Research Fellow

pw234@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 463607

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Miss Heather Anderson

Miss Heather Anderson

Postgraduate Student

ha237@st-andrews.ac.uk

Ms Lucia Martina Martin Lopez

Ms Lucia Martina Martin Lopez

Postgraduate Student

lmml2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Mr William Paterson

Mr William Paterson

Postgraduate Student

wdp1@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334 463485

Miss Amanda Stansbury

Miss Amanda Stansbury

Postgraduate Student
Vocal learning in pinnipeds

as252@st-andrews.ac.uk
tel: 01334463465

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Contact

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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