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Prof Michael Fedak

Prof Michael Fedak
Professor


Member: NERC Sea Mammal Research Unit
Society of Marine Mammalogy
Society for Experimental Biology

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Research Overview:

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


17  (of 17 published available) for maf3 with keyword Seal clear keyword filter. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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Geophysical Research Letters
vol.Early View 
(Article)
2017 (6/12)
PLoS One
vol.12 
(Article)
Hooded seal Cystophora cristata foraging areas in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean— investigated using three complementary methods
Jade Vacquie-Garcia, Christian Lydersen, Martin Biuw, Tore Haug, Mike Fedak, Kit Kovacs 
2017 (21/2)

(Paper)
In-situ observations using tagged animals
Fabien Roquet, Lars Boehme, Marthan Bester, Horst Bornemann, Sophie Brasseur, Jean-Benoit Charrassin, Daniel Costa, Mike Fedak, Christophe Guinet, Ailsa Jane Hall, Robert Harcourt, Mark Hindell, Kit M. Kovacs, Mary-Anne Lea, Philip Lovell, Andrew Lowther, Christian Lydersen, Clive McMahon, Baptiste Picard, Gilles Reverdin, Cécile Vincent 
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
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
2016 (1/11)
ICES Journal of Marine Science
vol.73 pp.2653-2665
(Article)
2015 (3)
Methods in Ecology and Evolution
vol.6 pp.278-288
(Article)
2015 (2/12)
Journal of Experimental Biology
vol.218 pp.3816-3824
(Article)
2014 (2/9)
Scientific Data
vol.1 
(Article)
A Southern Indian Ocean database of hydrographic profiles obtained with instrumented elephant seals
Fabien Roquet, Guy Williams, Mark A. Hindell, Rob Harcourt, Clive McMahon, Christophe Guinet, Jean-Benoit Charrassin, Gilles Reverdin, Lars Boehme, Philip Lovell, Mike Fedak 
2014 (7)
Marine Mammal Science
vol.30 pp.923–938
(Article)
2013 (12)
Geophysical Research Letters
vol.40 pp.1-5
(Article)
Estimates of the Southern Ocean general circulation improved by animal-borne instruments
F Roquet, C Wunsch, G Forget, P Heimbach, C Guinet, G Reverdin, J-B Charrassin, F Bailleul, D P Costa, L A Huckstadt, K T Goetz, K M Kovacs, C Lydersen, M Biuw, O A Nøst, H Bornemann, J Ploetz, M N Bester, T McIntyre, M C Muelbert, M Hindell, C R McMahon, G Williams, R Harcourt, I Field, L Chafik, K W Nicholls, Lars Boehme, Mike Fedak 
Keywords: Southern Ocean, Animal-borne instruments, State estimation, Hydrography
2013 (15/3)
Journal of Experimental Biology
vol.216 pp.984-991
(Article)
The role of glucocorticoids in naturally fasting grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pups
Mike Fedak, Simon E W Moss, Patrick Pomeroy, John R Speakman, Ailsa Jane Hall 
Keywords: cortisol , body composition, deuterium dilution
2012 (26/12)
PLoS One
vol.7 
(Article)
2012 (24/7)
Marine Mammal Science
vol.28 pp.E325–E332
(Article)
Refining instrument attachment on phocid seals
Iain Field, Robert Harcourt, Lars Boehme, Nico de Bruyn, Jean-Benoit Charrassin, Clive McMahon, Marthán Bester, Mike Fedak, Mark Hindell 
Keywords: Tracking, Animal welfare, Ethics, Telemtry, biologging, pinniped
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 
2009 (15/12)
Ocean Science
vol.5 pp.685-695
(Article)
Technical Note: Animal-borne CTD-Satellite Relay Data Loggers for real-time oceanographic data collection
Lars Boehme, Philip Lovell, Martin Biuw, F. Roquet, J. Nicholson, S. E. Thorpe, M. P. Meredith, Mike Fedak 
Keywords: Southern-ocean, Elephant seals, Radio-telemetry, In-situ, Temperature, Salinity, Accuracy, Waters, Transport

Contact Details:

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

tel: 01334 463218
fax: 01334 462632
room: SMRU room 2.11
email: maf3@st-andrews.ac.uk

Related:

research@st-andrews

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

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