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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


18  (of 18 published available) for bm8 with keyword Telemetry 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)
2017 (14/9)
Scientific Reports
vol.7 
(Article)
Fine-scale harbour seal usage for informed marine spatial planning
Esther Lane Jones, Carol Elizabeth Sparling, Bernie J McConnell, Chris Morris, Sophie Caroline Smout 
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
2017

(Other report)
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 
Keywords: Scottish Government
2017 (11/10)
vol.8 
(Commissioned report)
Modelling harbour seal movements
Bernie J McConnell, Sophie Caroline Smout, Mick Wu 
Keywords: Individual based model , Seals, TelemetryScottish Government
2017 (2/2)
vol.602 
(Commissioned report)
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 
Keywords: JNCC
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 (1/11)
ICES Journal of Marine Science
vol.73 pp.2653-2665
(Article)
2016 (6)

(Commissioned report)
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 
Keywords: Harbour seal, Population Dynamics, Population decline, Bayesian approach, Photo-identification, TelemetryScottish Government, NERC
2016 (1/1)
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
vol.875 pp.425-430
(Article)
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 
Keywords: NERC
2015 (9)
Journal of Wildlife Management
vol.79 pp.1091-1100
(Article)
2015

(Commissioned report)
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 (3)

(Commissioned report)
Seal at-sea distribution, movements and behaviour
Debbie JF Russell, Bernie J McConnell 
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

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research@st-andrews

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

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