Prof Andrew Brierley:
Professor in Biology

Prof Andrew Brierley

Prof Andrew Brierley
Bute Building
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 9TS

tel: 01334 463458
fax: 01334 463443
room: E37

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Pelagic Ecology Research Group

Pelagic Ecology Research Group
School of Biology
Centre for Biological Diversity
Scottish Oceans Institute
Biology Postgraduate Committee

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We carry out research on the ecology and biology of zooplankton that live in the open ocean (the pelagic realm). We use combinations of acoustic (scientific echosounders) and netting techniques to sample zooplankton and gather data enabling us to estimate their abundance and map their distribution. We are seeking to understand processes that alter zooplankton abundance and distribution, and the consequences that changes in the zooplankton have for higher trophic levels (predators) and fisheries.

We are develping Bayesian Maximum Entropy techniques to reconstruct distributions of organisms from sparse acosutic survey data.


Please visit the Pelagic Ecology Research Group home page at

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Recent Publications:

Recent publications listed in research@st-andrews
Brierley, AS 2017, 'Plankton' Current Biology, vol 27, no. 11, pp. R478. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.02.045