MSc Projects

Hedworth, Helen (2010) Comparing survival at two fulmar colonies in the NE Atlantic. MSc Ecology.

U, Adam (2009) Summertime density, abundance, and distribution of harbour porpoise and Dall’s porpoise in the inside waters of Washington. MSc Applied Marine & Fisheries Ecology.

Rattray, Andrew (2009) Anthropogenic disturbance at an important haul out sire for harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) in North East Scotland. MSc Applied Marine & Fisheries Ecology.

Harley, Heather (2009) The diving and foraging strategies of lactating harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) in the Moray Firth in 2009 in comparison with previous studies. MSc Applied Marine & Fisheries Ecology.

Vilata, Juan (2008) Interactions between Southern sea lion and salmon farms in Chile. MSc Applied Marine & Fisheries Ecology.

Cordes, Line (2007) Inter-annual variation in the timing of pupping of individual female harbour seals in Loch Fleet, Scotland. MSc Marine & Fisheries Science.

Bolt, Harriet E. (2007) An evaluation of the potential role of killer whales (Orcinus orca) predation in harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) declines around Shetland. MSc Marine & Fisheries Science.

Dawson, Neil M. (2006) Modelling the effect of interspecific competition and food availability on Arctic skuas Stercorarius parasiticus: A twenty one year case study. MSc Marine & Fisheries Science.

Couston, Kenneth J. (2006) The effect of boat traffic on the residency and vocal behaviour of the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) in the Moray Firth, Scotland. MSc Marine & Fisheries Science.

Clay, Gemma (2006) An evaluation of the potential for using automated porpoise detectors (T-PODs) to investigate bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) echolocation behaviour. MSc Marine & Fisheries Science.

McAdam, Bruce J. (2005) A Monte-Carlo model for bird/wind turbine collisions. MSc Ecology.

Gridley, Tess (2005) Combining acoustic and visual survey techniques to determine the factors affecting marine mammal distribution in the outer Moray Firth (NE Scotland). MSc Marine & Fisheries Science.

Estrada, Natasha (2005) The use of photographic identification to determine the length of lactation and behaviour during the breeding season of the harbour seal, Phoca vitulina, at Loch Fleet National Marine Reserve, North-East Scotland. MSc Marine & Fisheries Science.

Coates, Elizabeth A. (2005) Factors affecting the detection of bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) echolocation clicks by automated porpoise detectors (PODs). MSc Marine & Fisheries Science.

Virjee, Abigail (2004) Do bottlenose dolphins and harbour seals in the inner Moray Firth exhibit habitat selection in relation to environmental variables? MSc Marine & Fisheries Science.

Elliott, James (2004) Seabird and cetacean distribution in relation to tidal activity within the Gulf of Corryvreckan, Scotland. MSc Marine & Fisheries Science.

Wilson, Lindsay (2002) Spatial, temporal and social variation in the surface behaviour of bottlenose dolphins in the Moray Firth, Scotland. MSc Marine & Fisheries Science.

Morris, Ceri Wyn (2002) The social structure of the bottlenose dolphins of the Moray Firth. MSc Marine & Fisheries Science.

Michel, Pascale (2002) Variations in egg size in the Northern fulmar. MSc Ecology.

Potter, Sarah (2001) Photo-identification of bottlenose dolphins on the West coast of Scotland. MSc Marine & Fisheries Science.

Quick Nicola (2001) Distribution of bottlenose dolphins around a commercial salmon farm in the Moray Firth, Scotland. MSc Marine & Fisheries Science.

Wiseman, Nicky (2000) The tidal, diurnal and seasonal variation of bottlenose dolphin vocalisations. MSc Marine & Fisheries Science.

Perinchief, Jennifer (2000) Fluctuating asymmetry as a tool for analysing populations of the harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) within UK waters. MSc Marine & Fisheries Science.

Mendes, Sonia (2000) The relative importance of a tidal intrusion front and bathymetry to the distribution of bottlenose dolphins in a narrow channel. MSc Marine & Fisheries Science.

Martin, Joanna Claire (2000) Evaluation of an automatic whistle detection software as a tool for dolphin studies. MSc Marine & Fisheries Science.

Stockin, Karen (1999) Habitat use of bottlenose dolphins in the Southern Moray Firth, Scotland. MSc Marine & Fisheries Science.

Maxwell, Sarah (1999) Factors influencing the abundance, distribution and interactions of bottlenose dolphins and seabirds in the Cromarty Firth, Scotland. MSc Marine & Fisheries Science.

Fox, Adrian (1999) The hydrography and zooplankton characteristics of the surface waters found at the entrance to the Cromarty Firth, North East Scotland. MSc Marine & Fisheries Science.

Diazgranados, Maria Claudia (1999) Changes in the vocal activity of the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) in relation to boat traffic in the Kessock Channel, Moray Firth. MSc Ecology.

Appleby, Beth (1999) A comparative study of foraging trip characteristics in relation to body mass for central place foraging marine birds and mammals. MSc Ecology.

Robertson, Kirsty Janet (1998) Factors affecting the abundance of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) frequenting the Kessock Channel, N.E. Scotland, from 1st June – 17th July 1998. MSc Marine & Fisheries Science.

Mizon, Faye (1998) Factors affecting bottlenose dolphin abundance in the Kessock Channel, N.E. Scotland. MSc Marine & Fisheries Science.

Jackson, Angus (1997) Fluctuating asymmetry as an indicator of the biological effects of environmental stress in the Cromarty Firth. MSc Marine & Fisheries Science.

Fraser, Helen (1997) The use of fluctuating asymmetry as an indicator of environmental stress. MSc Marine & Fisheries Science.

Emmerson, Mark (1997) Population dynamics of the harbour seal Phoca vitulina in the Moray Firth, North East Scotland. MSc Marine & Fisheries Science.

Johnson, Nichola (1996) An assessment of the level of epidermal lesions on bottlenose dolphins using different ranges within the Moray Firth. MSc Marine & Fisheries Science.

Jones, Cheryl (1996) Use of the Kessock Channel, over the flood tide by the Moray Firth population of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). MSc Ecology.

Thomas, Julian (1995) The ecology of the bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, around the central group islands, Azores archipelago, mid-Atlantic. MSc Marine & Fisheries Science.

Dixon, Kevin (1994) The distribution and movement of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in the Southern Moray Firth. MSc Marine & Fisheries Science.

Smith, Adam J. (1991) Dive patterns of common seals, Phoca vitulina, in the Dornoch Firth. MSc Ecology.

Cooper, Richard T. (1989) The summer movements of radio-tagged female common seals (Phoca vitulina) in the Moray Firth, Scotland. MSc Ecology.