The School promotes an interdisciplinary approach to both applied and fundamental research problems and to postgraduate training. Research in the School is organised into three major interdisciplinary centres: the Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI), Biomedical Sciences Research Complex (BSRC) and Centre for Biological Diversity (CBD). Together these centres encompass the full spectrum of research in biological sciences, spanning investigations on the properties and behaviour of individual molecules to planetary environmental dynamics.

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  • Prespacer processing and specific integration in a Type I-A CRISPR system 

    Rollie, Clare; Graham, Shirley; Rouillon, Christophe Marcel Joseph; White, Malcolm Frederick (2017-12-08) - Journal article
    The CRISPR–Cas system for prokaryotic adaptive immunity provides RNA-mediated protection from viruses and mobile genetic elements. Adaptation is dependent on the Cas1 and Cas2 proteins along with varying accessory proteins. ...
  • Search and foraging behaviors from movement data : a comparison of methods 

    Bennison, Ashley; Bearhop, Stuart; Bodey, Thomas W.; Votier, Stephen C.; Grecian, W. James; Wakefield, Ewan D.; Hamer, Keith C.; Jessopp, Mark (2017-11-23) - Journal article
    Search behavior is often used as a proxy for foraging effort within studies of animal movement, despite it being only one part of the foraging process, which also includes prey capture. While methods for validating prey ...
  • Hooded seal Cystophora cristata foraging areas in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean— investigated using three complementary methods 

    Vacquie-Garcia, Jade; Lydersen, Christian; Biuw, Martin; Haug, Tore; Fedak, Mike A.; Kovacs, Kit M. (2017-12-06) - Journal article
    Identifying environmental characteristics that define the ecological niche of a species is essential to understanding how changes in physical conditions might affect its distribution and other aspects of its ecology. The ...
  • 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 ...
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    Jameison, Stephen A. (University of St Andrews, 2017-12-07) - Thesis

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