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

  • Habitat preferences and distribution of harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) west of Scotland 

    Booth, C. G.; Embling, C.; Gordon, J.; Calderan, S. V.; Hammond, Philip Steven (2013-03-25) - Journal article
    The west coast of Scotland is comprised of complex coastlines and topography, and a range of physical processes influence its coastal marine environment. The region is host to one of the highest densities of harbour porpoise ...
  • 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 ...
  • Harbour porpoise habitat preferences : robust spatio-temporal inferences from opportunistic data 

    Isojunno, Saana; Matthiopoulos, Jason; Evans, Peter G H (2012-02-23) - Journal article
    Statistical habitat modelling is often flagged as a cost-effective decision tool for species management. However, data that can produce predictions with the desired precision are difficult to collect, especially for species ...
  • Predicting global killer whale population collapse from PCB pollution 

    Desforges, Jean-Pierre; Hall, Ailsa; McConnell, Bernie; Rosing-Asvid, Aqqalu; Barber, Jonathan L.; Brownlow, Andrew; De Guise, Sylvain; Eulaers, Igor; Jepson, Paul D.; Letcher, Robert J.; Levin, Milton; Ross, Peter S.; Samarra, Filipa; Vikingson, Gisli; Sonne, Christian; Dietz, Rune (2018-09-28) - Journal article
    Killer whales (Orcinus orca) are among the most highly polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)–contaminated mammals in the world, raising concern about the health consequences of current PCB exposures. Using an individual-based ...
  • Riverside wren pairs jointly defend their territories against simulated intruders 

    Quirós-Guerrero, Esmeralda; João Janeiro, Maria; Lopez-Morales, Marvin; Cresswell, Will; Templeton, Christopher N. (2017-12) - Journal article
    Duets are a jointly produced signal where two or more individuals coordinate their vocalizations by overlapping or alternating their songs. Duets are used in a wide array of contexts within partnerships, ranging from ...

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