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Dr Bernie McConnell

Dr Bernie McConnell
Senior Research Fellow


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Research Overview:

I am a Senior Research Fellow at the University of St. Andrews. I have worked in the NERC Sea Mammal Research Unit (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 co-manage the Instrumentation Group within the SMRU that has developed a novel set of telemetry systems to study the biology of marine mammals at sea. This group is internationally acknowledged as a world leader in the development of novel telemetry system for marine mammals and has an annual turnaround of c. £0.6M.

 

I have been the recipient of numerous awards from public agencies, the telecommunications industry and Research Councils.  My other academic interests include networks and the application of wireless sensor networks in ecology and population biology

 

Recent publications


8  (of 8 published available) for bm8 with keyword Mammals clear keyword filter. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
Please click title of any item for full details.

2018 (2)
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
vol.28 pp.194-204
(Article)
2018 (28/9)
Science
vol.361 pp.1373-1376
(Article)
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 
Keywords: NERC
2016 (12)
Journal of Applied Ecology
vol.53 pp.1642-1652
(Article)
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 
Keywords: Complex Region Spatial Smoother, Disturbance, Marine renewables, Marine spatial planning, Pinnipeds, Renewable energy, Spatially Adaptive Local Smoothing Algorithm, Spatially adaptive smoothing , Underwater noiseNERC, BEIS/DECC, Scottish Government
2016 (29/7)

(Commissioned report)
Marine Renewable Energy MRE1 Annual Report
Bernie J McConnell, Sophie Caroline Smout, Mick Wu, David Thompson, Phil Irving, Gordon Drummond Hastie 
Keywords: Scottish Government
2016 (2)
vol.7 
(Commissioned report)
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 
Keywords: marine renewables, passive acoustic monitoring, active acoustic monitoring, tidal energy, Marine mammalScottish Government, NERC
2015 (6)
Journal of Applied Ecology
vol.52 pp.631-640
(Article)
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 
Keywords: Wind farms, Hearing, Marine animals, Pile driving, Pinnipeds, Renewable energy, Underwater noiseNERC
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

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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