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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.

 

18 (of 18 published available) for bm8 with keyword Telemetry clear keyword filter. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Seal at-sea distribution, movements and behaviour Debbie JF Russell, Bernie J McConnell
2014
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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