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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Recent Submissions

  • Laurentia-Baltica-Amazonia relations during Rodinia assembly 

    Cawood, Peter A.; Pisarevsky, Sergei A. (2017-05) - Journal article
    Laurentia, Baltica and Amazonia are key building blocks of the end Mesoproterozoic to early Neoproterozoic supercontinent Rodinia. Integration of available data sets enables development of a dynamic model for the Proterozoic ...
  • Can fear conditioning repel California sea lions from fishing activities? 

    Schakner, Zachary A.; Götz, Thomas; Janik, Vincent M.; Blumstein, Daniel T. (2017-10) - Journal article
    Marine mammal interactions with fisheries create conflicts that can threaten human safety, economic interests and marine mammal survival. A deterrent that capitalizes on learning mechanisms, like fear conditioning, may ...
  • The potential for assemblage thinking in population geography : assembling population, space and place 

    Duffy, Paula; Stojanovic, Timothy Andrew (2017-11-02) - Journal article
    This study explores ‘Assemblage’ thinking as an approach for population geography research. The paper highlights the recent prominence of Assemblage thinking in human geography, before exploring the potential opportunities ...
  • Human mate-choice copying is domain-general social learning 

    Street, Sally E.; Morgan, Thomas J. H.; Thornton, Alex; Brown, Gillian R.; Laland, Kevin N.; Cross, Catharine P. (2018-01-29) - Journal article
    Women appear to copy other women’s preferences for men’s faces. This ‘mate-choice copying’ is often taken as evidence of psychological adaptations for processing social information related to mate choice, for which facial ...
  • Individual variation in reproductive behaviour is linked to temporal heterogeneity in predation risk 

    Barbosa, Miguel; Deacon, Amy Elizabeth; Janeiro Silva, Maria Joao; Ramnarine, Indar; Morrissey, Michael Blair; Magurran, Anne Elizabeth (2018-01-10) - Journal article
    Variation in predation risk is a major driver of ecological and evolutionary change, and, in turn, of geographical variation in behaviour. While predation risk is rarely constant in natural populations, the extent to which ...

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