Dr Simon Northridge:
Senior Lecturer

Dr Simon Northridge

Dr Simon Northridge
Bute Building
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 9TS

tel: 01334 462654
fax: 01334 462632
room: A6

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Sea Mammal Research Unit
Biology Management Group
School of Biology
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Centre for Biological Diversity
Scottish Oceans Institute

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My work is focused on practical aspects of conservation, including quantifying the impacts of human activities on wildlife and examining the best ways to minimise such impacts.  I work mainly with fisheries and aquaculture, quantifying bycatch levels of non-target species, and especially those whose populations are most vulnerable to additional mortality.  I am interested in understanding how and why such interactions occur and in testing ways that may be useful in minimising any damage caused while maintaining economically important activities. Competitve interactions between fisheries and marine mammals provide the basis for my interest in the feeding ecology and behaviour of marine mammals, and especially how this relates to fishing activity.  Work within my research group also uses passive acoustic techniques to study the behaviour of echolocating animals, especially in areas close to fisheries, aquaculture or renewable energy sites where they may be vulnerable.


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Recent Publications:

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Use of a CCTV system for seals Rob Harris, Jamie Welsh, Claire Lacey, Simon Northridge
Harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) reactions to pingers Lotte Kindt-Larsen, Casper Willestofte Berg, Simon Northridge, Finn Larsen
Marine Mammal Science 2019 vol. 35 pp. 552-573
SIFIDS Work Package 5: identifying fishing activities and their associated drivers Mark Andrew James, Tania Mendo, Hannah Ladd-Jones, Paddy McCann, Swithun Crowe, Alexander James Coram, Simon Northridge
Using mobile phone technology to capture small-scale fisheries data – is this the future? Hannah Ladd-Jones, Mark Andrew James, Tania Mendo, Paddy McCann, Simon Northridge