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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.

 

10 (of 10 published available) for bm8 with keyword Halichoerus grypus 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
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
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
Habitat selection of gray seals (Halichoerus grypus) in a marine protected area in France Mathilde Huon, Esther Lane Jones, Jason Matthiopoulos, Bernie J McConnell, Florence Caurant, Cécile Vincent
Journal of Wildlife Management 2015 vol.79 pp.1091-1100
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
Patterns of space use in sympatric marine colonial predators reveals scales of spatial partitioning Esther Lane Jones, Bernie J McConnell, Sophie Caroline Smout, Philip Steven Hammond, Callan David Duck, Christopher Morris, David Thompson, Debbie JF Russell, cecile vincent, michelle cronin, Ruth Jemma Sharples, jason matthiopoulos
Marine Ecology Progress Series 2015 vol.534 pp.235-249
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
Uncovering the links between foraging and breeding regions in a highly mobile mammal Debbie JF Russell, Bernie J McConnell, David Thompson, Callan David Duck, Chris Morris, John Harwood, Jason Matthiopoulos
Journal of Applied Ecology 2013 vol.50 pp.499-509
A general discrete-time modeling framework for animal movement using multistate random walks Brett Thomas McClintock, Ruth King, Len Thomas, Jason Matthiopoulos, Bernie J McConnell, Juan Morales
Ecological Monographs 2012 vol.82 pp.335-349

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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