Mr Callan Duck:
Senior Research Scientist

Mr Callan Duck

Mr Callan Duck
Scottish Oceans Institute
East Sands
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 8LB

tel: 01334 462636
fax: 01334 463443
room: SMRU 1.11

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

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My main function at SMRU is to monitor the size and status of the UK seal populations. Almost all of the surveying I undertake is in Scotland, with Chris Morris. Dave Thompson usually looks after harbour seals in east England. We survey harbour seals during their June and July breeding season in limited local areas. Our main surveys are during their annual moult, in August, when we obtain an index of the size of populations in different parts of Scotland. We survey grey seals during their breeding season, between mid September and the end of November/early December. We use light aircraft and small helicopters for our aerial surveys.

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Recent Publications:

Recent publications listed in research@st-andrews
Thackeray, SJ, Henrys, PA, Hemming, D, Bell, JR, Botham, MS, Burthe, S, Helaouet, P, Johns, DG, Jones, ID, Leech, DI, Mackay, EB, Massimino, D, Atkinson, S, Bacon, PJ, Brereton, TM, Carvalho, L, Clutton-Brock, TH, Duck, C, Edwards, M, Elliott, JM, Hall, SJG, Harrington, R, Pearce-Higgins, JW, Høye, TT, Kruuk, LEB, Pemberton, JM, Sparks, TH, Thompson, PM, White, I, Winfield, IJ & Wanless, S 2016, 'Phenological sensitivity to climate across taxa and trophic levels' Nature, vol 535, no. 7611, pp. 241-245. DOI: 10.1038/nature18608