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Dr Bernie McConnell

Dr Bernie McConnell
Senior Research Fellow


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Research Overview:

I am Deputy Director of the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) within the School of Biology, University of St Andrews.  I have work in SMRU for over 25 years, during which time I have published on the movement and behaviour of marine mammals – from the Antarctic to the Arctic. I also lead the SMRU-Instrumentation Group. SMRU-IG is a research group, comprising ten engineers and biologists, that develops a novel set of telemetry systems to study the biology of marine mammals at sea and their oceanic environment.

I have been the recipient of numerous awards from public agencies, the telecommunications industry and Research Councils.  My other academic interests include:

  • Individual Based Models in marine management
  • Fine scale prey-fish distribution
  • Social networks
  • Effectors of human behavioural change in relation to climate change
  • The Internet of Living Things

Early influencers: Jacques Cousteau and Jethro Tull.

 

20 (of 93 published available) for bm8 (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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Classifying grey seal behaviour in relation to environmental variability and commercial fishing activity - a multivariate hidden Markov model Floris M. van Beest, Sina Mews, Svenja Elkenkamp, Patrick Schuhmann, Dorian Tsolak, Till Wobbe, Valerio Bartolino, Francois Bastardie, Rune Dietz, Christian von Dorrien, Anders Galatius, Olle Karlsson, Bernie J McConnell, Jacob Nabe-Nielsen, Morten Tange Olsen, Jonas Teilmann, Roland Langrock
Scientific Reports 2019 vol.9
Empirical measures of harbor seal behavior and avoidance of an operational tidal turbine Ruth Joy, Jason D. Wood, Carol Elizabeth Sparling, Dom J. Tollit, Andrea E. Copping, Bernie J McConnell
Marine Pollution Bulletin 2018 vol.136 pp.92-106
Harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) around an operational tidal turbine in Strangford Narrows Carol Elizabeth Sparling, Mike Lonergan, Bernie J McConnell
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 2018 vol.28 pp.194-204
Predicting global killer whale population collapse from PCB pollution Jean-Pierre Desforges, Ailsa Jane Hall, Bernie J McConnell, Aqqalu Rosing-Asvid, Jonathan L. Barber, Andrew Brownlow, Sylvain De Guise, Igor Eulaers, Paul D. Jepson, Robert J. Letcher, Milton Levin, Peter S. Ross, Filipa Isabel Pereira Samarra, Gisli Vikingson, Christian Sonne, Rune Dietz
Science 2018 vol.361 pp.1373-1376
Predicting the effects of polychlorinated biphenyls on cetacean populations through impacts on immunity and calf survival Ailsa Jane Hall, Bernie J McConnell, Lori H Schwacke, Gina M Ylitalo, Teri K Rowles
Environmental Pollution 2018 vol.233 pp.407-418
Fine-scale harbour seal usage for informed marine spatial planning Esther Lane Jones, Carol Elizabeth Sparling, Bernie J McConnell, Chris Morris, Sophie Caroline Smout
Scientific Reports 2017 vol.7
Grey and harbour seals in France Cécile Vincent, Mathilde Huon, Florence Caurant, Willy Dabin, Armel Deniau, Stéphane Dixneuf, Laetitia Dupuis, Jean-François Elder, Marie-Hélène Fremau, Sami Hassani, Audrey Hemon, Jacky Karpouzopoulos, Cécile Lefeuvre, Bernie J McConnell, Simon E W Moss, Pascal Provost, Jérôme Spitz, Yannis Turpin, Vincent Ridoux
Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 2017 vol.141 pp.294-305
Harbour Seal Decline – vital rates and drivers. Monica Arso Civil, Sophie Caroline Smout, David Thompson, Andrew Brownlow, Nicolas Davison, Mariel Doeschate, Callan David Duck, Chris Morris, Caroline Cummings, Bernie J McConnell, Ailsa Jane Hall
2017
Modelling harbour seal movements Bernie J McConnell, Sophie Caroline Smout, Mick Wu
2017 vol.8
Review of analytical approaches for identifying usage and foraging areas at sea for harbour seals Esther Lane Jones, Sophie Caroline Smout, Debbie JF Russell, Eunice Pinn, Bernie J McConnell
2017 vol.602
Aerial low frequency hearing in captive and free-ranging harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) using auditory brainstem responses Klaus Lucke, Gordon Drummond Hastie, Kerstin Ternes, Bernie J McConnell, Simon Moss, Debbie JF Russell, Heike Weber, Vincent Janik
Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology 2016 vol.202 pp.859-868
Avoidance of wind farms by harbour seals is limited to pile driving activities Debbie JF Russell, Gordon Drummond Hastie, David Thompson, Vincent Janik, Philip Steven Hammond, Lindesay Alexandra Sarah Scott-Hayward, Jason Matthiopoulos, Esther Lane Jones, Bernie J McConnell
Journal of Applied Ecology 2016 vol.53 pp.1642-1652
Fine-scale harbour seal at-sea usage around Orkney and the North coast of Scotland Esther Lane Jones, Sophie Caroline Smout, Clinton John Blight, Carol Elizabeth Sparling, Bernie J McConnell
2016
Foraging behaviour and prey consumption by grey seals (Halichoerus grypus)-spatial and trophic overlaps with fisheries in a marine protected area Cecile Vincent, Vincent Ridoux, Mike Fedak, Bernie J McConnell, Carol Elizabeth Sparling, Jean Pierre Leaute, Joffrey Jouma'a, Jerome Spitz
ICES Journal of Marine Science 2016 vol.73 pp.2653-2665
Harbour Seal Decline - vital rates and drivers Monica Arso Civil, Sophie Caroline Smout, Callan David Duck, Chris Morris, Joseph Onoufriou, David Thompson, Andrew Brownlow, Nicholas Davison, Caroline Cummings, Patrick Pomeroy, Bernie J McConnell, Ailsa Jane Hall
2016
Marine Renewable Energy MRE1 Annual Report Bernie J McConnell, Sophie Caroline Smout, Mick Wu, David Thompson, Phil Irving, Gordon Drummond Hastie
2016
Multiple-pulse sounds and seals: results of a harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) telemetry study during windfarm construction Gordon Drummond Hastie, Debbie JF Russell, Bernie J McConnell, David Thompson, Vincent Janik
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 2016 vol.875 pp.425-430
Population scaling in 5 km x 5 km grey and harbour seal usage maps. Note to Scottish Government MMSS/002/15 Esther Lane Jones, Chris Morris, Sophie Caroline Smout, Bernie J McConnell
2016
Scottish Government Demonstration Strategy Carol Elizabeth Sparling, Douglas Michael Gillespie, Gordon Drummond Hastie, Jonathan Charles David Gordon, Jamie Donald John MacAulay, Chloe Elizabeth Malinka, Mick Wu, Bernie J McConnell
2016 vol.7
Determine data sparse regions. Report to Marine Scotland MMSS/001/11 MR 5.1 Esther Lane Jones, Sophie Caroline Smout, Chris Morris, Bernie J McConnell
2015

Contact Details:

Dr Bernie McConnell
Scottish Oceans Institute
East Sands
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 8LB
Fife
UK

tel: 01334 463280
fax: 01334 462632
room: 2.10 SMRU
email: bm8@st-andrews.ac.uk

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