Dr Lars Boehme:
MASTS Lecturer

Research Overview:
Dr Lars Boehme

Dr Lars Boehme
Scottish Oceans Institute
East Sands
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 8LB

tel: 01334 462677
fax: 01334 463443
room: 2.07b

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Sea Mammal Research Unit
School of Biology
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Scottish Oceans Institute
Biology Postgraduate Committee

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My research interests focus in the ocean overturning circulation and the dynamics of frontal systems utilizing animal-borne technology. I am involved in a range of international and inter-diciplinary programs, e.g. the South Atlantic Variability Experiment (SAVEX) and "Ocean processes over the southern Weddell Sea shelf using seal tags". Most of these projects are part of MEOP (Marine Mammal Exploration- Pole to Pole). Within these projects we deploy little instruments on seals in both polar regions. These instruments not only provide behavioural data, but also several thousand salinity and temperature profiles throughout the winter, a time when few other data are available. My studies also highlight the benefits to the sensor-carrying animals themselves by showing the usefulness of this approach in examining the sensitivity of top predators to global and regional-scale climate variability.


Recent publications listed in research@st-andrews
Benedetti-Cecchi, L, Crowe, T, Boehme, L, Boero, F, Christensen, A, Grémare, A, Hernandez, F, Kromkamp, JC, Nogueira García, E, Petihakis, G, Robidart, J, Sousa Pinto, I & Zingone, A 2018, Strengthening Europe's capability in biological ocean observations. Future Science Brief, no. 3, 1 edn, European Marine Board, Ostend, Belgium.
Meijers, A, Shuckburgh, E, Meredith, M, Firing, Y, Kent, E, McDonagh, E, Boehme, L, Abrahamsen, P & Griffith, H 2018, 'The Southern Ocean in Global Climate: The ORCHESTRA Programme' Polar 2018: Where the Poles come together, Davos, Switzerland, 15/06/18 - 26/06/18, .
Treasure, A, Roquet, F, Ansorge, IJ, Bester, MN, Boehme, L, Bornemann, H, Charrassin, J-B, Chevallier, D, Costa, DP, Fedak, MA, Guinet, C, Hammill, MO, Harcourt, RG, Hindell, MA, Kovacs, KM, Lea, M-A, Lovell, P, Lowther, AD, Lydersen, C, McIntyre, T, McMahon, CR, Muelbert, MMC, Nicholls, K, Picard, B, Reverdin, G, Trites, AW, Williams, GD & de Bruyn, PJN 2017, 'Marine mammals exploring the oceans pole to pole: a review of the MEOP consortium' Oceanography, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 132-138. DOI: 10.5670/oceanog.2017.234