Dr Nora Hanson

Research Fellow

SOI 2.13
tel. 01334 462635

Research interests:

  • monitoring of marine animal populations
  • the response of marine predators to environmental change
  • stable isotope analysis as a tool for understanding life histories
  • growth increment analysis  




Hanson, NN, Jones, EL & Harris, R 2018, 'Multi-decadal and ontogenetic trophic shifts inferred from stable isotope ratios of pinniped teeth' Oikos, vol 127, no. 1, pp. 134-146. DOI: 10.1111/oik.04441
Hanson, N, Thompson, D, Duck, C, Baxter, J & Lonergan, M 2017, 'Harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) abundance within the Firth of Tay and Eden Estuary, Scotland: recent trends and extrapolation to extinction' Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, vol 27, no. 1, pp. 268-281. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2609
Russell, DJF, Hanson, NN & Thomas, LJ 2016, Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Estimating the European Grey Seal population: Special Committee on Seals. Briefing Paper 16/09. Sea Mammal Research Unit.
ICES WGMME 2016, ICES WGMME REPORT 2016: Report of the Working Group on Marine Mammal Ecology. ICES.
Hanson, NN & Hall, AJ 2015, Grey seal and harbour seal indicators for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive: Sea Mammal Research Unit report to Scottish Government. Sea Mammal Research Unit.
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Dr Nora Hanson
Scottish Oceans Institute
East Sands
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 8LB

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