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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 42 /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/status/published available) for scs10 (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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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
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
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 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 Miller, Tomoko Narazaki, Saana Isojunno, Kagari Aoki, Sophie Caroline Smout, Katsufumi sato
Journal of Experimental Biology 2016 vol. 219 pp. 2458-2468
Fine-scale harbour seal at-sea usage around Orkney and the North coast of Scotland Esther Lane Jones, Sophie Caroline Smout, Clinton John Blight, Carol Elizabeth Sparling, Bernie J McConnell
2016
Harbour Seal Decline - vital rates and drivers Monica Arso Civil, Sophie Caroline Smout, Callan David Duck, Chris Morris, Joseph Alistair Ross Onoufriou, David Thompson, Andrew Brownlow, Nicholas Davison, Caroline Cummings, Patrick Pomeroy, Bernie J McConnell, Ailsa Jane Hall
2016
Marine Renewable Energy MRE1 Annual Report Bernie J McConnell, Sophie Caroline Smout, Mick Wu, David Thompson, Phil Irving, Gordon Drummond Hastie
2016
Population scaling in 5 km x 5 km grey and harbour seal usage maps. Note to Scottish Government MMSS/002/15 Esther Lane Jones, Chris Morris, Sophie Caroline Smout, Bernie J McConnell
2016
The MSY concept in a multi-objective fisheries environment - Lessons from the North Sea Alexander Kempf, John Mumford, Polina Levontin, Adrian Leach, Ayoe Hoff, Katell G. Hamon, Heleen Bartelings , Morten Vinther, Moritz Staebler, Jan Jaap Poos, Sophie Caroline Smout, Hans Frost, Sander van den Burg, Clara Ulrich, Anna Rindorf
Marine Policy 2016 vol. 69 pp. 146-158

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