Recent Marine Scotland Science Publications
Marine Scotland Science, as a core Scottish Government (SG) Division, is working to support SG’s overall COVID-19 response. It also continues to sustain critical marine science delivery and has over the last month produced the following notable publications:
- Auer, S.K., Bassar, R.D., Turek, D., Anderson, G.J., McKelvey, S., Armstrong, J.D., Nislow, K.H., Downie, H.K., Morgan, T.A., McLennan, D. & Metcalfe, N.B. (2020). Metabolic rate interacts with resource availability to determine individual variation in microhabitat use in the wild. The American Naturalist (pre-print on-line).
As additions of nutrients are being assessed for restoration and enhancement of Atlantic salmon stocks, and building on previous observations that elevating nutrient levels in streams increase genetic diversity among Atlantic salmon, this paper identifies how families with different innate metabolic rates partition habitat.
- Burton, T., Rollinson, N., McKelvey, S., Stewart, D.C., Armstrong, J.D. & Metcalfe, N.B. (2020). Adaptive maternal investment in the wild? Links between maternal growth trajectory and offspring size, growth, and survival in contrasting environments. The American Naturalist, 195(4), pp.678-690.
As additions of nutrients are being assessed for restoration and enhancement of Atlantic salmon stocks, this study suggests, using a complex field-based manipulation experiment, that salmon have innate flexibility to respond to such additions by adapting characteristics of their offspring to the imposed nutrient regime.
- Gallagher, M.D., Karlsen, M., Petterson, E., Haugland, Ø., Matejusova, I. & Macqueen, D.J. (2020). Genome sequencing of SAV3 reveals repeated seeding events of viral strains in Norwegian aquaculture. Front. Microbiol., 11:740.
Genome Sequencing of SAV3 Reveals Repeated Seeding Events of Viral Strains in Norwegian Aquaculture
- Gibb, F.M., Régnier, T., & Wright, P.J. (2020). Inferring early larval traits from otolith microstructure in the sandeel. Journal of Sea Research, 158, 101872.
Inferring early larval traits from otolith microstructure in the sandeel.
- Moriarty, M., Murray, A.G., Berx, B., Christie, A.J., Munro, L.A. & Wallace, I.S. (2020). Modelling temperature and fish biomass data to predict annual Scottish farmed salmon, Salmo salar, losses: Development of an early warning tool. Preventative Veterinary Medicine, 178, 104985.
Modelling of mortality data from Scotland’s Aquaculture Website identifies winter temperature as a strong predictor of mortality in the subsequent year. Biomass changes over large areas also relate to changes in mortality rate.
- Murray, A.G., Munro, L.A. & Matejusova, I. (2020). The network of farmed Pacific oyster movements in Scotland and routes for introduction and spread of invasive species and pathogens. Aquaculture, 520, 734747.
This paper describes the network of movements of Pacific oysters into, out of, and within Scotland as a potential vector for invasive species and pathogens.
- Rijnsdorp, A.D., Hiddink, J.G., van Denderen, P.D., Hintzen, N.T., Eigaard, O.R., Valanko, S., Bastardie, F., Bolam, S.G., Boulcott, P., Egekvist, J., Garcia, C., van Hoey, G., Jonsson, P., Laffargue, P., Nielsen, J.R., Piet, G.J., Sköld, M. & van Kooten, T. (2020). Different bottom trawl fisheries have a differential impact on the status of the North Sea seafloor habitats. ICES Journal of Marine Science, fsaa050.
Different bottom trawl fisheries have a differential impact on the status of the North Sea seafloor habitats.
- Scottish Government – Marine Scotland
- The American Naturalist – Current
- Frontiers Journal
- Journal of Sea Research
- Preventative Veterinary Medicine
- ICES Journal of Marine Science