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Research Profile

My main research and teaching interests are in the ecology and conservation of marine systems, with a particular focus on marine top predators. For over twenty years, my group’s research has focused on understanding how natural and anthropogenic environmental change influences the behaviour and dynamics of marine mammals and seabirds. This work has been underpinned by the development and maintenance of long-term individual based studies of harbour seal, bottlenose dolphin and fulmar populations in the North of Scotland, with comparative studies conducted at a range of overseas sites across the North Atlantic, North Pacific and South America. A key aim of the work has been to directly support regional conservation and management programmes, and through this to develop generic understanding and best practice case studies that provide insights into marine resource management issues elsewhere in the world.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

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  • Inter-annual variation in winter distribution impacts individual seabird contamination with mercury

    Albert, C., Bråthen, V. S., Descamps, S., Anker-Nilssen, T., Cherenkov, A., Christensen Dalsgaard, S., Danielsen, J., Erikstad, K. E., Gavrilo, M., Hanssen, S. A., Helgason, H. H., Jónsson, J. E., Kolbeinsson, Y., Krasnov, Y., Langset, M., Lorentzen, E., Olsen, B., Kristin Reiertsen, T., Strøm, H., Systad, G. H. & 6 others, Tertitsk, G., Thompson, P., Thórarinsson, T. L., Bustamante, P., Moe, B. & Fort, J., 9 Sep 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Marine Ecology Progress Series. 12 p.

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  • The summer distribution, habitat associations and abundance of seabirds in the sub-polar frontal zone of the Northwest Atlantic

    Wakefield, E. D., Miller, D. L., Bond, S. L., le Bouard, F., Carvalho, P. C., Catry, P., Dilley, B. J., Fifield, D. A., Gjerdrum, C., Gonzalez-Solis, J., Hogan, H., Laptikhovsky, V. V., Merkel, B., Miller, J. A. O., Miller, P. I., Pinder, S. J., Pipa, T., Peterson, R. M., Thompson, L. A., Thompson, P. & 1 others, Matthiopoulos, J., 30 Nov 2021, In: Progress in Oceanography. 198, 21 p., 102657.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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    1 Citation (Scopus)
  • The year-round distribution of Northeast Atlantic seabird populations: Applications for population management and marine spatial planning

    Fauchald, P., Tarroux, A., Amélineau, F., Bråthen, V. S., Descamps, S., Ekker, M., Helgason, H. H., Johansen, M. K., Merkel, B., Moe, B., Åström, J., Anker-Nilssen, T., Bjørnstad, O., Chastel, O., Christensen Dalsgaard, S., Danielsen, J., Daunt, F., Dehnhard, N., Erikstad, K. E., Ezhov, A. & 20 others, Gavrilo, M., Hallgrimsson, G. T., Hansen, E. S., Harris, M., Helberg, M., Jónsson, J. E., Kolbeinsson, Y., Krasnov, Y., Langset, M., Lorentsen, S-H., Lorentzen, E., Newell, M., Olsen, B., Kristin Reiertsen, T., Systad, G. H., Thompson, P., Thórarinsson, T. L., Wanless, S., Wojczulanis-Jakubas, K. & Strøm, H., 3 Aug 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: Marine Ecology Progress Series.

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  • Multispecies tracking reveals a major seabird hotspot in the North Atlantic

    Davies, T. E., Carneiro, A. P. B., Tarzia, M., Wakefield, E. D., Hennicke, J., Frederiksen, M., Hansen, E. S., Campos, B., Hazin, C., Lascelles, B., Anker-Nilssen, T., Arnardóttir, H., Barrett, R. T., Biscoito, M. J., Bollache, L., Boulinier, T., Catry, P., Ceia, F. R., Chastel, O., Christensen Dalsgaard, S. & 59 others, Cruz-Flores, M., Danielsen, J., Daunt, F., Dunn, E., Egevang, C., Fagundes, A. I., Fayet, A. L., Fort, J., Furness, R. W., Gilg, O., Gonzalez-Solis, J., Granadeiro, J. P., Grémillet, D., Guilford, T., Hanssen, S. A., Harris, M. P., Hedd, A., Per Huffeldt, N., Jessopp, M. J., Kolbeinsson, Y., Krietsch, J., Lang, J., Linnebjerg, J. F., Lorentsen, S-H., Madeiros, J., Magnusdottir, E., Mallory, M. L., McFarlane Tranquilla, L., Merkel, F. R., Militão, T., Moe, B., Montevecchi, W. A., Morera-Pujo, V., Mosbech, A., Neves, V., Newell, M. A., Olsen, B., Paiva, V. H., Peter, H-U., Petersen, A., Phillips, R. A., Ramírez, I., Ramos, J. A., Ramos, R., Ronconi, R. A., Ryan, P. G., Schmidt, N. M., Sigurðsson, I. A., Sittler, B., Steen, H., Stenhouse, I. J., Strøm, H., Systad, G. H. R., Thompson, P., Thórarinsson, T. L., van Bemmelen, R. S. A., Wanless, S., Zino, F. & Dias, M. P., 2 Aug 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Conservation Letters. 14 p., 12824.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetterpeer-review

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    3 Citations (Scopus)
  • Counterintuitive active directional swimming behaviour by Atlantic salmon during seaward migration in the coastal zone

    Newton, M., Barry, J., Lothian, A., Main, R. A., Honkanen, H., McKelvey, S. A., Thompson, P., Davies, I., Brockie, N., Stephen, A., O'Hara Murray, R., Gardiner, R., Campbell, L., Stainer, P. & Adams, C., Aug 2021, In: ICES Journal of Marine Science. 78, 5, p. 1730–1743 14 p.

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