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Dr Lars Boehme

Dr Lars Boehme
MASTS Lecturer


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Research Overview:

 

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


4  (of 4 published available) for lb284 with keyword Antarctica clear keyword filter. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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2016 (12)
Oceanography
vol.29 pp.118-129
(Article)
Between the devil and the deep blue sea
Karen Heywood, Louise Biddle, Lars Boehme, Pierre Dutrieux, Mike Fedak, Adrian Jenkins, Richard W. Jones, Jan Kaiser, Helen Mallett, Alberto C. Naveira Garabato, Ian A. Renfrew, David P. Stevens, Benjamin G.M. Webber 
2016 (19/5)
PLoS One
vol.11 
(Article)
Bimodal winter haul-out patterns of adult Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellii) in the southern Weddell Sea
Lars Boehme, Amy Baker, Mike Fedak, Marius Arthun, Keith Nicholls, Patrick Robinson, Dan Costa, Martin Biuw, Theoni Photopoulou 
Keywords: Seal, Weddell sea, Weddell seals, Foraging behavior, Antarctica, Light, Diving, Haul-out
2013 (2)
Journal of Physical Oceanography
vol.43 pp.359-365
(Article)
2012 (1/9)
Geophysical Research Letters
vol.39 
(Article)
Seasonal inflow of warm water onto the southern Weddell Sea continental shelf, Antarctica
Marius Arthun, Keith Nicholls, Keith Makinson, Mike Fedak, Lars Boehme 

Contact Details:

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

tel: 01334 462677
fax: 01334 463443
room: 2.07b
email: lb284@st-andrews.ac.uk

Related:

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

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