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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.

 

Recent publications


10  (of 10 published available) for bm8 with keyword Halichoerus grypus clear keyword filter. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
Please click title of any item for full details.

2019 (4/4)
Scientific Reports
vol.9 
(Article)
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 
2017 (7)
Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography
vol.141 pp.294-305
(Article)
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 
Keywords: Tracking, Telemetry, Density, Census, Management units, English Channel, MSFD, OSPAR
2016 (1/11)
ICES Journal of Marine Science
vol.73 pp.2653-2665
(Article)
2015 (9)
Journal of Wildlife Management
vol.79 pp.1091-1100
(Article)
2015 (11)
Oikos
vol.124 pp.1462-1472
(Article)
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 
Keywords: Area-restricted search, Bayesian , Energetic requirements, Energy budget, Hidden process models, Pinnipeds, Time budgetBEIS/DECC, NERC
2015 (27/8)
Marine Ecology Progress Series
vol.534 pp.235-249
(Article)
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 
Keywords: Halichoerus grypus, Phoca vitulina, Density estimation, Propagating uncertainty, Species distribution, Telemetry, Area-based conservation
2014 (21/7)
Current Biology
vol.24 pp.R638-R639
(Article)
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 
Keywords: NERC, BEIS/DECC
2014 (3)

(Commissioned report)
Seal at-sea distribution, movements and behaviour
Debbie JF Russell, Bernie J McConnell 
2013 (1)
Journal of Applied Ecology
vol.50 pp.499-509
(Article)
2012 (8)
Ecological Monographs
vol.82 pp.335-349
(Article)

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

Related:

research@st-andrews

Sea Mammal Research Unit
School of Biology
SMRU Instrumentation
Centre for Biological Diversity
Scottish Oceans Institute

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