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Dr James Grecian

Dr James Grecian
Research Fellow


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Research Overview:

James is a Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews’ Sea Mammal Research Unit. His research focuses on understanding how seals and other top marine predators interact with their environment, particularly the effect that human impacts such as climate change are having on foraging behaviour and migration. James uses a combination of tools including bio-logging, stable isotope analysis and quantitative modelling to answer these questions.

 

Recent publications


20  (of 25 published available) for wjg5. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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2018 (1)

(Commissioned report)
Man-made structures and Apex Predators: Spatial interactions and overlap (MAPS)
James Grecian, Elizabeth A Masden, Philip Steven Hammond, Ellie Owen, Francis Daunt, Sarah Wanless, Debbie JF Russell 
2018 (8)
Biological Conservation
vol.224 pp.309-317
(Article)
2018 (1)
Ecology and Evolution
vol.8 pp.13-24
(Article)
2018 (6/6)
Journal of the Royal Society Interface
vol.15 
(Article)
2017 (26/7)
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
vol.284 
(Article)
2017 (1/4)
African Journal of Wildlife Research
vol.47 pp.47-58
(Article)
2016 (9/11)
Marine Ecology Progress Series
vol.559 pp.231-242
(Article)
Contrasting migratory responses of two closely-related seabirds to long-term climate change
James Grecian, Graeme A. Taylor, Graeme Loh, Rona A. R. McGill, Colin M. Miskelly, Richard A. Phillips, David R. Thompson, Robert W. Furness 
Keywords: Biologging, Conservation, Migration, Moult, Movement, Non-breeding behaviour, Seamounts, Stable isotopes, Upwelling zonesQH301 BiologyNDAS
2016
Bird Study
vol.63 pp.83-95
(Article)
GPS tracking reveals rafting behaviour of Northern Gannets (Morus bassanus)
Matthew Ian Daniel Carter, Samantha L. Cox, Kylie L. Scales, Anthony W. J. Bicknell, Matthew D. Nicholson, Kelly M. Atkins, Greg Morgan, Lisa Morgan, James Grecian, Samantha C. Patrick, Stephen C. Votier 
Keywords: QH301 BiologyNDAS
2016 (16/8)
Biology Letters
vol.12 
(Article)
Seabird diversity hotspot linked to ocean productivity in the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem
James Grecian, Matthew J. Witt, Martin J. Attrill, Stuart Bearhop, Peter H. Becker, Carsten Egevang, Robert W. Furness, Brendan J. Godley, Jacob González-Solís, David Grémillet, Matthias Kopp, Amélie Lescroël, Jason Matthiopoulos, Samantha C. Patrick, Hans-Ulrich Peter, Richard A. Phillips, Iain J. Stenhouse, Stephen C. Voltier 
Keywords: Biologging, Human impacts, Marine protected areas, Migration, Upwelling, Marine conservationQH301 Biology
2016 (30/3)
PLoS One
vol.11 
(Article)
2015 (9)
Journal of Avian Biology
vol.46 pp.431-440
(Article)
2015 (4)
Marine Biology
vol.162 pp.733-741
(Article)
Quantifying variation in δ13C and δ15N isotopes within and between feathers and individuals
James Grecian, Rona A. R. McGill, Richard A. Phillips, Peter G. Ryan, Robert W. Furness 
Keywords: QH301 Biology, QD Chemistry
2014 (1)
Oikos
vol.123 pp.33-40
(Article)
Individual differences in searching behaviour and spatial foraging consistency in a central place marine predator
Samantha C. Patrick, Stuart Bearhop, David Grémillet, Amélie Lescroël, James Grecian, Thomas W. Bodey, Keith C. Hamer, Mélanie Le Nuz, Stephen C. Votier 
Keywords: Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
2014 (9)
Marine Biology
vol.161 pp.1973-1986
(Article)
2014 (16/12)
Frontiers in Marine Science
vol.1 
(Article)
Resolving issues with environmental impact assessment of marine renewable energy installations
Ilya M D Maclean, Richard Inger, David Benson, James Grecian, Johanna J. Heymans, Kate E. Plummer, Michael Shackshaft, Carol Elizabeth Sparling, Ben Wilson, Lucy J. Wright, Gareth Bradbury, Nadja Christen, Brendan J. Godley, Angus C. Jackson, Aly McCluskie, Rachel Nicholls-Lee, Stuart Bearhop 
Keywords: Ecological impact assessment, Environmental impacts, Marine biodiversity, Marine protected areas, Offshore wind, United Kingdom, Wind farm, Wind powerQH301 Biology, GC OceanographyOceanography, Global and Planetary Change, Water Science and Technology, Ocean Engineering, Aquatic Science
2014 (17/2)
Marine Ecology Progress Series
vol.498 pp.275-285
(Article)
2013 (2/10)
Marine Ecology Progress Series
vol.491 pp.277-293
(Article)
Influence of wintering area on persistent organic pollutants in a breeding migratory seabird
Eliza H K Leat, Sophie Bourgeon, Ellen Magnusdottir, Geir W. Gabrielsen, James Grecian, Sveinn A. Hanssen, Kristin Olafsdottir, Aevar Petersen, Richard A. Phillips, Hallvard Strøm, Sandra Ellis, Aaron T. Fisk, Jan Ove Bustnes, Robert W. Furness, Katrine Borgå 
Keywords: Feather stable isotopes, Geolocation, Great skua, PBDEs, PCBs, Pesticides, Stercorarius skuaEcology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Ecology, Aquatic Science
2012 (11)
Biological Conservation
vol.156 pp.43-52
(Article)
2012 (28/1)
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. A, Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
vol.370 pp.502-529
(Article)
Assessing wave energy effects on biodiversity
M. J. Witt, E. V. Sheehan, S. Bearhop, A. C. Broderick, D. C. Conley, S. P. Cotterell, E. Crow, James Grecian, C. Halsband, D. J. Hodgson, P. Hosegood, R. Inger, P. I. Miller, D. W. Sims, R C Thompson, K. Vanstaen, S. C. Votier, M. J. Attrill, B. J. Godley 
Keywords: Benthos, Environmental impacts, Fish, Marine birds, Marine mammals, Wave energyMathematics(all), Engineering(all), Physics and Astronomy(all)

Contact Details:

Dr James Grecian
Scottish Oceans Institute
East Sands
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 8LB
Fife
UK

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