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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


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2016 (26/5)
Ecosphere
vol.7 pp.1-27
(Article)
Circumpolar habitat use in the southern elephant seal: implications for foraging success and population trajectories
Mark Hindell, Clive McMahon, Marthan Bester, Lars Boehme, Daniel Costa, Mike Fedak, Christophe Guinet, Laura Herraiz-Borreguero, Robert G. Harcourt, Luis Huckstadt, Kit M. Kovacs, Christian Lydersen, Trevor McInytre, Monica Muelbert, Fabien Roquet, Guy Williams, Jean-Benoit Charrassin 
Keywords: Foraging behaviour, Mirounga leonina, Physical oceanography, Population status, Sea-ice, Southern Ocean water masses
2015 (2/12)
Journal of Experimental Biology
vol.218 pp.3816-3824
(Article)

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

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

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