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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  • Improving the usability of spatial point processes methodology : an interdisciplinary dialogue between statistics and ecology 

    Illian, Janine Barbel; Burslem, David (2017-07-14) - Journal article
    The last few decades have seen an increasing interest and strong development in spatial point process methodology, and associated software that facilitates model fitting has become available. A lot of this progress has ...
  • The genome sequence of the wisent (Bison bonasus) 

    Wang, Kun; Wang, Lizhong; Lenstra, Johannes A.; Jian, Jianbo; Yang, Yongzhi; Hu, Quanjun; Lai, Deyong; Qiu, Qiang; Ma, Tao; Du, Zheng; Abbott, Richard; Liu, Jianquan (2017-04) - Journal article
    The wisent, also known as the European bison, was rescued from extinction approximately 80 years ago through the conservation of 12 individuals. Here, we present the draft genome sequence of a male wisent individual descended ...
  • The significance of respiration timing in the energetics estimates of free-ranging killer whales (Orcinus orca) 

    Roos, Marjoleine Merel Hansje; Wu, Gi-Mick; Miller, Patrick (2016-07) - Journal article
    Respiration rate has been used as an indicator of metabolic rates and associated cost-of-transport (COT) of free-ranging cetaceans, discounting potential respiration-by-respiration variation in O2 uptake. To investigate ...
  • The characteristics of billows generated by internal solitary waves 

    Carr, Magda; Franklin, James; King, Stuart Edward; Davies, Peter; Grue, John; Dritschel, David Gerard (2017-02) - Journal article
    The spatial and temporal development of shear-induced overturning billows associated with breaking internal solitary waves is studied by means of a combined laboratory and numerical investigation. The waves are generated ...
  • 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 ...

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