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.

source: symbiosis

Recent Publications:

5 (of 49 /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
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
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