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Scottish Oceans Institute (USTAN-SOI)

Parent institute: University of St Andrews (USTAN), more

East Sands
St Andrews
KY16 8LB Scotland

Tel.: +44-(0)1334-46 34 72
Fax: +44-(0)1334-46 34 43
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Type: Scientific

The University of St Andrews was founded by Papal Bulls in 1411 and 1413 and is the third oldest seat of learning in the English speaking world. Marine Biology was established within the University by William Carmichael McIntosh FRS with the formation of the St Andrews Fisheries Laboratory in 1884 and the Gatty Marine Laboratory in 1895. The NERC Sea Mammal Research Unit joined in 1996 and in 2009 the Gatty Marine Laboratory was merged with all the marine science activities across the University to form the Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI). The SOI comprises more than 200 researchers from the Schools of Biology, Geography and Geosciences and Mathematics and Statistics.

Research themes: Marine Mammal Biology, Coastal Ecology, Marine Genomics, Fish Physiology, Biogeochemistry, Biomineralisation in relation to climate change, Biodiversity, Behaviour, Evolution and Development, Virology, the estimation of population abundance and statistical modeling.

Laboratories: SOI has the largest experimental facility for marine mammal research in Europe and extensive saltwater and freshwater aquaria in its coastal facility on the East Sands, St Andrews Bay. The SOI is an integral part of a research intensive University with state-of the-art laboratories in biology, chemistry, geosciences and physics.

Platforms: The University houses the Scottish Structural Proteomics Facility with world class facilities for structural biology including X-ray diffraction, mass spectroscopy, NMR etc. There are also excellent analytical and imaging facilities.

Marine facilities: Several in shore boats are operated mostly in support of marine mammal research.

Main marine model organisms: Grey and Common Seals, Atlantic salmon, Pomatocerus, Corals.

Publications (5)  Top | Projects | Dataset 
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  • Peer reviewed article Rodriguez-Perez, A.; Sanderson, W.G.; Møller, L.F.; Henry, T.B.; James, M. (2020). Return to sender: The influence of larval behaviour on the distribution and settlement of the European oyster Ostrea edulis. Aquat. Conserv. 30(11): 2116-2132., more
  • Peer reviewed article Dornelas, M.; Antão, L.H.; Moyes, F.; Akhmetzhanova, A.; Appeltans, W.; Arcos, J.M.; Arnold, H.; Ayyappan, N.; Badihi, G.; Baird, A.H.; Barbosa, M.; Barreto, T.E.; Bässler, C.; Bellgrove, A.; Belmaker, J.; Benedetti-Cecchi, L.; Bett, B.J.; Bjorkman, A.D.; Blazewicz, M.; Blowes, S.A.; Bloch, C.P.; Bonebrake, T.C.; Boyd, S.; Bradford, M.; Brooks, A.J.; Brown, J.H.; Bruelheide, H.; Budy, P.; Carvalho, F.; Castañeda-Moya, E.; Chen, C.A.; Chamblee, J.F.; Chase, T.J.; Siegwart Collier, L.; Collinge, S.K.; Condit, R.; Cooper, E.J.; Cornelissen, J.H.C.; Cotano, U.; Kyle Crow, S.; Damasceno, G.; Davies, C.H.; Davis, R.A.; Day, F.P.; Degraer, S.; Doherty, T.S.; Dunn, T.E.; Durigan, G.; Duffy, J.E.; Edelist, D.; Edgar, G.J.; Elahi, R.; Elmendorf, S.C.; Enemar, A.; Ernest, S.K.M.; Escribano, R.; Estiarte, C.; Evans, B.S.; Fan, T.-Y.; Turini Farah, F.; Loureiro Fernandes, L.; Farneda, F.Z.; Fidelis, A.; Fitt, R.; Fosaa, A.M.; Daher Correa Franco, G.A.; Frank, G.E.; Fraser, W.R.; García, H.; Cazzolla Gatti, R.; Givan, O.; Gorgone-Barbosa, E.; Gould, W.A.; Gries, C.; Grossman, G.D.; Gutierréz, J.R.; Hale, S.; Harmon, M.E.; Harte, J.; Haskins, G.; Henshaw, D.L.; Hermanutz, L.; Hidalgo, P.; Higuchi, P.; Hoey, A.S.; Van Hoey, G.; Hofgaard, A.; Holeck, K.T.; Hollister, R.D.; Holmes, R.; Hoogenboom, M.O.; Hsieh, C.-h.; Hubbell, S.P.; Huettmann, F.; Huffard, C.L.; Hurlbert, A.H.; Macedo Ivanauskas, N.; Janík, D.; Jandt, U.; Jazdzewska, A.; Johannessen, T.; Johnstone, J.; Jones, J.; Jones, F.A.M.; Kang, J.; Kartawijaya, T.; Keeley, E.C.; Kelt, D.A.; Kinnear, R.; Klanderud, K.; Knutsen, H.; Koenig, C.C.; Kortz, A.R.; Král, K.; Kuhnz, L.A.; Kuo, C.-Y.; Kushner, D.J.; Laguionie-Marchais, C.; Lancaster, L.T.; Min Lee, C.; Lefcheck, J.S.; Lévesque, E.; Lightfoot, D.; Lloret, F.; Lloyd, J.D.; López-Baucells, A.; Louzao, M.; Madin, J.S.; Magnússon, B.; Malamud, S.; Matthews, I.; McFarland, K.P.; McGill, B.; McKnight, D.; McLarney, W.O.; Meador, J.; Meserve, P.L.; Metcalfe, D.J.; Meyer, C.F.J.; Michelsen, A.; Milchakova, N.A.; Moens, T.; Moland, E.; Moore, J.; Mathias Moreira, C.; Müller, J.; Murphy, G.; Myers-Smith, I.H.; Myster, R.W.; Naumov, A.; Neat, F.; Nelson, J.A.; Paul Nelson, M.; Newton, S.F.; Norden, N.; Oliver, J.C.; Olsen, E.M.; Onipchenko, V.G.; Pabis, K.; Pabst, R.J.; Paquette, A.; Pardede, S.; Paterson, D.M.; Pélissier, R.; Peñuelas, J.; Pérez-Matus, A.; Pizarro, O.; Pomati, F.; Post, E.; Prins, H.H.T.; Priscu, J.C.; Provoost, P.; Prudic, K.L.; Pulliainen, E.; Ramesh, B. (2018). BioTIME: A database of biodiversity time series for the Anthropocene. Glob. Ecol. Biogeogr. 27(7): 760-786., more
  • Peer reviewed article Watson, S.C.L.; Paterson, D.M.; Widdicombe, S.; Beaumont, N.J. (2018). Evaluation of estuarine biotic indices to assess macro-benthic structure and functioning following nutrient remediation actions: A case study on the Eden estuary Scotland. Regional Studies in Marine Science 24: 379-391., more
  • Rodriguez-Perez, A.; James, M.; Henry, B.T.; Møller, L.F.; Sanderson, W.G. (2018). Improving restoration of a keystone species: understanding the settlement behaviour of the European oyster Ostrea edulis, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – 53rd European Marine Biology Symposium. Oostende, Belgium, 17-21 September 2018. VLIZ Special Publication, 82: pp. 55, more
  • Stock, W.; D’Hondt, A.-S.; Echappé, C.; Prins, A.; Goessling, J.W.; Rosa, P.; Lamy, D.; Paterson, D.M.; Barillé, L.; Gernez, P.; Soetaert, K.; Méléder, V.; Moens, T.; Hubas, C.; Jesus, B.; Sabbe, K. (2018). BIO-Tide: an international collaboration to tackle the complexity of marine tidal flats, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – 53rd European Marine Biology Symposium. Oostende, Belgium, 17-21 September 2018. VLIZ Special Publication, 82: pp. 91, more

Projects (3)  Top | Publications | Dataset 
  • ASSEMBLE+: Association of European Marine Biological Laboratories Expanded, more
  • EMBRC: European Marine Biological Resource Centre, more
  • ppEMBRC: European Marine Biological Resource Centre, preparatory phase, more

Dataset  Top | Publications | Projects 
  • Long-term Sea Mammal Research Unit Aerial Survey data (SMRU) Harbour Seal Counts and Grey Seal Pup Production in UK , 1989-present, more

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