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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.

 

14 (of 14 published available) for bm8 with keyword Behaviour clear keyword filter. (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
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
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
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
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
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
Harbour seal haul-out monitoring, Sound of Islay. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 894. William Paterson, Debbie JF Russell, Mick Wu, Bernie J McConnell, David Thompson
2015
Intrinsic and extrinsic drivers of activity budgets in sympatric grey and harbour seals Debbie JF Russell, Brett Thomas McClintock, Jason Matthiopoulos, Paul Thompson, David Thompson, Philip Steven Hammond, Esther Lane Jones, Monique MacKenzie, Simon Moss, Bernie J McConnell
Oikos 2015 vol.124 pp.1462-1472
Sound exposure in harbour seals during the installation of an offshore wind farm Gordon Drummond Hastie, Debbie JF Russell, Bernie J McConnell, Simon Moss, David Thompson, Vincent Janik
Journal of Applied Ecology 2015 vol.52 pp.631-640
The generalized data management and collection protocol for Conductivity-Temperature-Depth Satellite Relay Data Loggers Theoni Photopoulou, Mike Fedak, Jason Matthiopoulos, Bernie J McConnell, Philip Lovell
Animal Biotelemetry 2015 vol.3
Marine mammals trace anthropogenic structures at sea Debbie JF Russell, Sophie Brasseur, David Thompson, Gordon Drummond Hastie, Vincent Janik, Geert Aarts, Brett Thomas McClintock, Jason Matthiopoulos, Simon Moss, Bernie J McConnell
Current Biology 2014 vol.24 pp.R638-R639
Seal at-sea distribution, movements and behaviour Debbie JF Russell, Bernie J McConnell
2014

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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Sea Mammal Research Unit
School of Biology
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Scottish Oceans Institute

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