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    • Body density and diving gas volume of the northern bottlenose whale (Hyperoodon ampullatus) 

      Miller, Patrick; Narazaki, Tomoko; Isojunno, Saana; Suzuki, Kagari; Smout, Sophie Caroline; Sato, Katsufumi (2016-08-17) - Journal article
      Diving lung volume and tissue density, reflecting lipid store volume, are important physiological parameters that have only been estimated for a few breath-hold diving species. We fitted 12 northern bottlenose whales with ...
    • Estimating demographic parameters for capture-recapture data in the presence of multiple mark types 

      Smout, Sophie Caroline; King, Ruth; Pomeroy, Patrick (2011-06-01) - Journal article
      In mark-recapture studies, various techniques can be used to uniquely identify individual animals, such as ringing, tagging or photo-identification using natural markings. In some long-term studies more than one type of ...
    • Fine-scale harbour seal usage for informed marine spatial planning 

      Jones, Esther Lane; Sparling, Carol Elizabeth; McConnell, Bernie J; Morris, Christopher; Smout, Sophie Caroline (2017-09-14) - Journal article
      High-resolution species distribution maps are required for marine spatial planning, consenting, and licensing to assess interactions between anthropogenic activities and ecosystems. This approach can inform conservation ...
    • Functional relationship between harp seal body condition and available prey in the Barents Sea 

      Oigard, Tor Arne; Lindstrom, Ulf; Haug, Tore; Tormod Nilssen, Kjell; Smout, Sophie Caroline (2013) - Journal article
      The Barents Sea ecosystem has undergone substantial fluctuations over the past 40 years including large variations in the abundance of capelin Mallotus villosus, herring Clupea harrengus, krill Thysanoessa sp. and ...
    • The functional response of a generalist predator 

      Smout, Sophie Caroline; Asseburg, C; Matthiopoulos, Jason; Fernández, Carmen; Redpath, S; Thirgood, S; Harwood, John (2010-05-27) - Journal article
      Background: Predators can have profound impacts on the dynamics of their prey that depend on how predator consumption is affected by prey density (the predator's functional response). Consumption by a generalist predator ...
    • Getting below the surface : density estimation methods for deep diving animals using slow autonomous underwater vehicles 

      Gkikopoulou, Kalliopi Charitomeni (University of St Andrews, 2018) - Thesis
      Underwater gliders can provide an alternative cost-effective platform for passive acoustic monitoring surveys, compared to boat surveys, for abundance estimation and to collect high resolution environmental data for habitat ...
    • Harbour Seal Decline - vital rates and drivers : Report to Scottish Government MMSS/002/15 

      Arso Civil, Monica; Smout, Sophie Caroline; Duck, Callan David; Morris, Christopher; Onoufriou, Joseph; Thompson, David; Brownlow, Andrew; Davison, Nicholas; Cummings, Caroline; Pomeroy, Patrick; McConnell, Bernie J; Hall, Ailsa Jane (SMRU, 2016-06) - Report
      Numbers of harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) have dramatically declined in several regions of the north and east of Scotland, while numbers have remained stable or have increased in regions on the west coast. For any management ...
    • Modelling harbour seal movements 

      McConnell, Bernie J; Smout, Sophie Caroline; Wu, Mick (Scottish Government, 2017-10-11) - Report
    • Modelling prey consumption and switching by UK grey seals 

      Smout, Sophie Caroline; Rindorf, Anna; Hammond, Philip Steven; Harwood, John; Matthiopoulos, Jason (2014-01) - Journal article
      British grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) are adaptable generalist predators whose diet includes commercial fish species such as cod. Consumption by the seals may reduce the abundance of some fish species, and a further ...
    • Multispecies functional response of the minke whale Balaenoptera acutorostrata based on small-scale foraging studies 

      Smout, Sophie Caroline; Lindstrom, Ulf (2007-07) - Journal article
      Atlantic minke whales are important predators in the Barents Sea ecosystem; capelin Mallotus villosus, krill Thysanoessa sp. and Meganyctephanes norvegica and herring Clupea harengus are their major prey. Their consumption ...
    • Patterns of space use in sympatric marine colonial predators reveals scales of spatial partitioning 

      Jones, Esther Lane; McConnell, Bernie J; Smout, Sophie Caroline; Hammond, Philip Steven; Duck, Callan David; Morris, Christopher; Thompson, David; Russell, Deborah Jill Fraser; Vincent, Cecile; Cronin, Michelle; Sharples, Ruth Jemma; Matthiopoulos, Jason (2015-08-27) - Journal article
      Species distribution maps can provide important information to focus conservation efforts and enable spatial management of human activities. Two sympatric marine predators, grey seals Halichoerus grypus and harbour seals ...
    • Population scaling in 5 km x 5 km grey and harbour seal usage maps. Note to Scottish Government MMSS/002/15 

      Jones, Esther Lane; Morris, Christopher; Smout, Sophie Caroline; McConnell, Bernie J (Scottish Government, 2016-10-14) - Report
    • Spatial ecology of marine top predators 

      Jones, Esther Lane (University of St Andrews, 2017-06-21) - Thesis
      Species distribution maps can provide important information to focus conservation efforts and enable spatial management of human activities. Two sympatric marine predators, grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) and harbour seals ...