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Dr Sophie Smout

Dr Sophie Smout
Lecturer (Education Focused)


My interests are in the processes that drive changes in animal populations, especially in marine ecosystems. Foraging success and trophic interactions have important consequences for populations of ‘top’ marine predators e.g. seabirds and marine mammals, for their prey, and for fisheries. I also work on the implications of bycatch for predators, and the consequences of limiting bycatch for fisheries. Methods used and under development include: modelling the spatial distributions of predators and prey; the analysis of mark-recapture data; modelling trophic interactions; Bayesian methods including state-space (or hidden process) models.

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Research Overview:

 

20 (of 52 /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/status/published available) for scs10 (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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AgentSeal Magda Ewa Chudzinska, Jacob Nabe-Nielsen, Sophie Caroline Smout, Sophie Brasseur, Isla Graham, Paul Thompson, Bernie J McConnell
Ecological Modelling 2021 vol. 440
Modeling recruitment of birth cohorts to the breeding population Hannah Worthington, Ruth King, Rachel McCrea, Sophie Caroline Smout, Patrick Pomeroy
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 2021 vol. 9
Report of the NAMMCO-ICES workshop on seal modelling (WKSEALS 2020) Sophie Caroline Smout, Kimberly Murray, Geert Aarts, Martin Biuw, Sophie Brasseur, Alejandro Buren, Anne Kirstine Frie, James Grecian, Mike Hammill, Bjarni Mikkelsen, Arnaud Mosnier, Aqqalu Rosing-asvid, Debbie JF Russell, Hans Skaug, Garry Stenson, Len Thomas, Jay Ver Hoef, Lars Witting, Vladimir Zabavnikov, Tor Arne Øigård, Ruth Fernandez, Fern Wickson
NAMMCO Scientific Publications 2021 vol. 12
Habitat partitioning in sympatric delphinids around the Falkland Islands Sophie Caroline Smout, Clint Blight, Lars Boehme, Grant Munro, Marina Costa, Sonja Heinrich
Frontiers in Marine Science 2020 vol. 7
Harbour Seal Decline – vital rates and drivers Monica Arso Civil, Izzy Langley, Andy Law, Emily Hague, Eiren Kate Jacobson, Len Thomas, Sophie Caroline Smout, Rebecca Hewitt, Callan David Duck, Chris Morris, Andrew Brownlow, Nicolas Davison, Mariel Doeschate, Bernie J McConnell, Ailsa Jane Hall
2020
Colony-specific differences in decadal longitudinal body composition of a capital-breeding marine top predator Nora Nell Hanson, Sophie Caroline Smout, Simon Moss, Patrick Pomeroy
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 2019 vol. 29 pp. 131-143
Effect of temporal and spatial resolution on identification of fishing activities in small-scale fisheries using pots and traps Tania Mendo, Sophie Caroline Smout, Tommaso Russo, Lorenzo D'Andrea, Mark Andrew James, Christos Maravelias
ICES Journal of Marine Science 2019 vol. 76 pp. 1601-1609
Identifying fishing grounds from vessel tracks: model-based inference for small scale fisheries Tania Mendo, Sophie Caroline Smout, Theoni Photopoulou, Mark Andrew James
Royal Society Open Science 2019 vol. 6
SIFIDS Work Package 8b: Identifying fishing activities and their associated drivers Tania Mendo, Sophie Caroline Smout, Ian Noel Durbach, Paddy McCann, Swithun Crowe, Ariadna Carulla Fàbrega, Irene de Prado, Hannah Ladd-Jones, Mark Andrew James
2019
Use of state-space modelling to identify ecological covariates associated with trends in pinniped demography Line Cordes, Paul Thompson, Jason Matthiopoulos, Sophie Caroline Smout
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 2019 vol. 29 pp. 101-118
Body density of humpback whales (Megaptera novaengliae) in feeding aggregations estimated from hydrodynamic gliding performance Tomoko Narazaki, Saana Isojunno, Douglas P. Nowacek, Ari S. Friedlaender, Christian Ramp, Sophie Caroline Smout, Kagari Aoki, Volker Bernt Deecke, Katsufumi Sato, Patrick James Miller
PLoS ONE 2018 vol. 13
FIS013 – Scoping the background information for an ecosystem approach to fisheries in Scottish waters Michael R. Heath, Law Richard, Searle Kate, Robin Cook, Dougie Speirs, Francis Daunt, Sarah Wanless, Kieran Hyder, John K. Pinnegar, Robert Thorpe, Diele Karen, Neil Campbell, Peter Wright, James Thorburn, Robert Arthur, Paul Macdonald, Beth Mouat, Clive Fox, Sheila Heymans, Ken Coull, Peter Evans, Paul Fernandes, Philip Steven Hammond, Sophie Caroline Smout, Jeppe Kolding, David Reid
2017
Fine-scale harbour seal usage for informed marine spatial planning Esther Lane Jones, Carol Elizabeth Sparling, Bernie J McConnell, Chris Morris, Sophie Caroline Smout
Scientific Reports 2017 vol. 7
Harbour Seal Decline – vital rates and drivers. Monica Arso Civil, Sophie Caroline Smout, David Thompson, Andrew Brownlow, Nicolas Davison, Mariel Doeschate, Callan David Duck, Chris Morris, Caroline Cummings, Bernie J McConnell, Ailsa Jane Hall
2017
Impact of wild prey availability on livestock predation by snow leopards Kulbhushansingh R. Suryawanshi, Stephen M. Redpath, Yash Veer Bhatnagar, Uma Ramakrishnan, Vaibhav Chaturvedi, Sophie Caroline Smout, Charudutt Mishra
Royal Society Open Science 2017 vol. 4
Modelling harbour seal movements Bernie J McConnell, Sophie Caroline Smout, Mick Wu
2017 vol. 8
Review of analytical approaches for identifying usage and foraging areas at sea for harbour seals Esther Lane Jones, Sophie Caroline Smout, Debbie JF Russell, Eunice Pinn, Bernie J McConnell
2017 vol. 602
Seals and shipping Esther Lane Jones, Gordon Drummond Hastie, Sophie Caroline Smout, Joseph Alistair Ross Onoufriou, Nathan Merchant, Kate Brookes, David Thompson
Journal of Applied Ecology 2017 vol. 54 pp. 1930-1940
Body density and diving gas volume of the northern bottlenose whale (Hyperoodon ampullatus) Patrick James Miller, Tomoko Narazaki, Saana Isojunno, Kagari Aoki, Sophie Caroline Smout, Katsufumi sato
Journal of Experimental Biology 2016 vol. 219 pp. 2458-2468

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