2 PhD studentships: seal spatial ecology and offshore structures

  See following link: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/lighthouse/blog/phd-studentships-available

March 22, 2017 | EMMS



Sharks, skates and rays in the offshore region and coastal zone of Scotland – shark tagging database developer

Announcement of Opportunity The MASTS Community Project SIORC announces a 3-month paid internship to overhaul a database on shark tagging data. The project is jointly funded by the MASTS Coastal Zone and Fisheries Fora. The internship is a unique opportunity …

November 8, 2016 | EMMS


Science in verse

One of our previous students Richard Cottrell  had his masters dissertation work published. His wife thought it was a bit impenetrable so she created this poem for his family. http://farcefacts.tumblr.com/

October 25, 2016 | EMMS


Spitfire DTP NERC studentship

NERC DTP SPITFIRE PhD project, entitled “Climate change and changes in zooplankton biomass in the North Atlantic” Please click to see to the studentship advert. Information for applicants on how to apply can be found at: http://noc.ac.uk/gsnocs/how-apply

October 24, 2016 | EMMS


Minke whale necropsy in the Eden estuary

“Balaenoptera acutorostrata? That sounds like hakuna matata!” After an incredible time sailing around the sunny Hebrides on the Silurian, the MSc Marine Mammal Science class was back in St Andrews and ready to get stuck into our research theses for …

June 8, 2016 | MMS


Surveying marine mammals on the Scottish West Coast

Each year our MSc MMS students get to spend several days aboard the HWDT‘s research vessel Silurian to learn visual and acoustic surveying techniques and contribute to the long-term data set that the HWDT has collated over the last 13+ …

June 8, 2016 | MMS


It’s all about networking!

Every year, at some point during March/April, scientists gather in a European country to take part in the European Cetacean Society (ECS) conference. This year the conference was held on the beautiful island of Madeira and a few of us …

June 7, 2016 | MMS



Words from one of our alumni …..

My masters year studying EBMMS at St Andrews and SAMS was a fantastic and incredibly useful investment in my future. While I enjoyed my undergraduate degree in Biology several years earlier, I found myself lacking quantitative skills that were becoming …

April 4, 2016 | EMMS


Science communication – a message from one of our awesome alumni

How many of you break out in sweat at the mere thought of public speaking? It is one of the most common fears, and it used to affect me. But in 2014, I won an international science communication competition. This …

April 1, 2016 | MMS


News from Tammi Warrender – EMMS student graduated 2015

I am currently living and working in the Cayman Islands and have been since New Year. I am working for the Cayman Government, Department of Environment (DoE) who are involved in many collaborative and independent research projects. My curiosities still …

March 23, 2016 | EMMS


Antarctic expedition underway!

The 4th Antarctic expedition of our MSc students is underway – This is the field course component of the optional module top predator ecology in polar regions. You can read about our exploits on the Antarctic expedition blog……

March 16, 2016 | EMMS


New publication by one of our EMMS graduates

A new publication by one of our EMMS graduates can be viewed here: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0147534

February 2, 2016 | EMMS


Marine Mammal Science – a big world made small

Our Masters alumni rocked marine mammal science! I have just returned from the Society for Marine Mammalogy conference which is the largest biennial gathering of professionals working on, with and around marine mammals. Over 2,500 conference attendees from all over …

December 24, 2015 | MMS