Prof Michael Fedak:

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Prof Michael Fedak

Prof Michael Fedak
Scottish Oceans Institute
East Sands
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 8LB

tel: 01334 463218
fax: 01334 462632
room: SMRU room 2.11

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Sea Mammal Research Unit
School of Biology
SMRU Instrumentation
Scottish Oceans Institute

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Ecology, physiology and life history of marine mammals.

Interactions between the foraging behaviour and diving physiology: Interactions between foraging ecology and reproductive success; parental investment; interactions between marine mammals and the exploitation of marine resources; use of telemetry and remote sensing to study marine mammals at sea.


Recent publications listed in research@st-andrews
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
Roquet, F, Boehme, L, Block, B, Charrasin, JB, Costa, D, Guinet, C, Harcourt, RG, Hindell, MA, Hückstädt, LA, McMahon, CR, Woodward, B & Fedak, MA 2017, 'Ocean observations using tagged animals' Oceanography, vol 30, no. 2, pp. 139-139. DOI: 10.5670/oceanog.2017.235
Heywood, K, Biddle, L, Boehme, L, Dutrieux, P, Fedak, MA, Jenkins, A, Jones, RW, Kaiser, J, Mallett, H, Naveira Garabato, AC, Renfrew, IA, Stevens, DP & Webber, BGM 2016, 'Between the devil and the deep blue sea: the role of the Amundsen Sea continental shelf in exchanges between ocean and ice shelves' Oceanography, vol 29, no. 4, pp. 118-129. DOI: 10.5670/oceanog.2016.104
Hindell, MA, McMahon, CR, Bester, MN, Boehme, L, Costa, D, Fedak, M, Guinet, C, Herraiz-Borreguero, L, Harcourt, RG, Huckstadt, L, Kovacs, KM, Lydersen, C, McInytre, T, Muelbert, M, Roquet, F, Williams, G & Charrassin, J-B 2016, 'Circumpolar habitat use in the southern elephant seal: implications for foraging success and population trajectories' Ecosphere, vol 7, no. 5, e01213, pp. 1-27. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1213
Boehme, L, Baker, A, Fedak, M, Årthun, M, Nicholls, K, Robinson, P, Costa, D, Biuw, M & Photopoulou, T 2016, 'Bimodal winter haul-out patterns of adult Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellii) in the southern Weddell Sea' PLoS One, vol 11, no. 5, e0155817. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0155817