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Dr Lars Boehme:
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Dr Lars Boehme

Dr Lars Boehme
Scottish Oceans Institute
East Sands
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 8LB
Fife
UK

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email: lb284@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Sea Mammal Research Unit
School of Biology
Biology Teaching Committee
Scottish Oceans Institute

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My research interests focus in the ocean overturning circulation and the dynamics of frontal systems utilizing animal-borne technology. I am involved in a range of international and inter-diciplinary programs, e.g. the South Atlantic Variability Experiment (SAVEX) and "Ocean processes over the southern Weddell Sea shelf using seal tags". Most of these projects are part of MEOP (Marine Mammal Exploration- Pole to Pole). Within these projects we deploy little instruments on seals in both polar regions. These instruments not only provide behavioural data, but also several thousand salinity and temperature profiles throughout the winter, a time when few other data are available. My studies also highlight the benefits to the sensor-carrying animals themselves by showing the usefulness of this approach in examining the sensitivity of top predators to global and regional-scale climate variability.

 



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Recent Publications:

Recent publications listed in research@st-andrews
Heywood, K, Biddle, L, Boehme, L, Dutrieux, P, Fedak, MA, Jenkins, A, Jones, RW, Kaiser, J, Mallett, H, Naveira Garabato, AC, Renfrew, IA, Stevens, DP & Webber, BGM 2016, 'Between the devil and the deep blue sea: the role of the Amundsen Sea continental shelf in exchanges between ocean and ice shelves' Oceanography, vol 29, no. 4, pp. 118-129. DOI: 10.5670/oceanog.2016.104
Hindell, MA, McMahon, CR, Bester, MN, Boehme, L, Costa, D, Fedak, M, Guinet, C, Herraiz-Borreguero, L, Harcourt, RG, Huckstadt, L, Kovacs, KM, Lydersen, C, McInytre, T, Muelbert, M, Roquet, F, Williams, G & Charrassin, J-B 2016, 'Circumpolar habitat use in the southern elephant seal: implications for foraging success and population trajectories' Ecosphere, vol 7, no. 5, e01213, pp. 1-27. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1213
Boehme, L, Baker, A, Fedak, M, Årthun, M, Nicholls, K, Robinson, P, Costa, D, Biuw, M & Photopoulou, T 2016, 'Bimodal winter haul-out patterns of adult Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellii) in the southern Weddell Sea' PLoS One, vol 11, no. 5, e0155817. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0155817
Boehme, L, Baker, A, Fedak, MA, Costa, D & Photopoulou, T 2015, 'Bimodal winter haul-out patterns of Weddell seals in the southern Weddell Sea.' 21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Francisco, United States, 13/12/15 - 19/12/15, .