The Scottish Oceans Institute is an interdisciplinary research institute studying the marine environment which forms a key focus for research excellence in marine-related science. Our research interests range from the deep oceans to the coasts, and from the people who use and interact with the sea, to the biological and physical processes that make the oceans function.

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  • 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 ...
  • Ocean observations using tagged animals 

    Roquet, Fabien; Boehme, Lars; Block, Barbara; Charrasin, Jean Benoit; Costa, Daniel; Guinet, Christophe; Harcourt, Robert G.; Hindell, Mark A.; Hückstädt, Luis A.; McMahon, Clive R.; Woodward, Bill; Fedak, Michael Andre (2017-06) - Journal article
    “Biologging” through temporary attachment of miniaturized data loggers on marine animals is revolutionizing the science of marine ecology (Block et al., 2011; Hussey et al., 2015). It also offers new capabilities to observe ...
  • Large manipulative experiments revealed variations of insect abundance and trophic levels in response to the cumulative effects of sheep grazing 

    Ma, Jingchuan; Huang, Xunbing; Qin, Xinghu; Ding, Yong; Hong, Jun; Du, Guilin; Li, Xinyi; Gao, Wenyuan; Zhang, Zhuoran; Wang, Guangjun; Wang, Ning; Zhang, Zehua (2017-09-12) - Journal article
    Livestock grazing can affect insects by altering habitat quality; however, the effects of grazing years and intensities on insect abundance and trophic level during manipulative sheep grazing are not well understood. ...
  • Harbour seals avoid tidal turbine noise : implications for collision risk 

    Hastie, Gordon D.; Russell, Debbie J. F.; Lepper, Paul; Elliott, Jim; Wilson, Ben; Benjamins, Steven; Thompson, Dave (2017-09-15) - Journal article
    1.  Tidal stream energy converters (turbines) are currently being installed in tidally energetic coastal sites. However, there is currently a high level of uncertainty surrounding the potential environmental impacts on ...
  • Marine mammals exploring the oceans pole to pole : a review of the MEOP consortium 

    Treasure, Anne; Roquet, Fabien; Ansorge, Isabelle J.; Bester, Marthán N.; Boehme, Lars; Bornemann, Horst; Charrassin, Jean-Benoit; Chevallier, Damien; Costa, Daniel P.; Fedak, Michael Andre; Guinet, Christophe; Hammill, Mike O.; Harcourt, Robert G.; Hindell, Mark A.; Kovacs, Kit M.; Lea, Mary-Anne; Lovell, Philip; Lowther, Andrew D.; Lydersen, Christian; McIntyre, Trevor; McMahon, Clive R.; Muelbert, Mônica M.C.; Nicholls, Keith; Picard, Baptiste; Reverdin, Gilles; Trites, Andrew W.; Williams, Guy D.; de Bruyn, P.J. Nico (2017-06) - Journal item
    Polar oceans are poorly monitored despite the important role they play in regulating the Earth’s climate system. Marine mammals equipped with biologging devices are now being used to fill the data gaps in these logistically ...

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