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Ecological Sciences
scott.newey@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)844 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

Scott is an applied ecologist with a strong interest in population ecology and management of wildlife populations. Combining large scale replicated field experiments, cross-sectional and modelling studies Scott’s research aims to understand how natural and anthropogenic factors interact to drive population and community dynamics, and how natural resources can be sustainably managed. His current research interests are focused on understanding how management of the uplands affects biodiversity, the cascading trophic effects of localised nutrient enrichment on upland food webs, wildlife population assessment, and development of novel monitoring tools using emerging digital technologies.

Current research interests 

His current research includes:

  • Investigating the effects of deer carcasses on upland food webs
  • Understanding the effects of upland management on biodiversity
  • Population ecology, management, and population assessment of mountain hares

Other interests and recent projects include;

  • Survey and scoping of wildcat priority areas
  • WiSE (Wireless Internet Sensing Environment)
  • Population ecology of mountain hares; the role of parasites and food availability on mountain hare population dynamics
  • FP7Hunt: Hunting for Sustainability
  • North Hunt: Sustainable Hunting Tourism
  • Compensatory population dynamics in a harvested mammal (Annabel Harrison - NERC CASE studentship).

Scott is a Subject Editor for the journal Wildlife Biology and an Associate Member of the Aberdeen Centre for Environmental Sustainability.

Bibliography 

Highlighted publications

Recent publications

  • Fielding, D.; Newey, S.; Navarro, C.; Irvine, R.J., (2016) The impact of deer carcasses on soil nutrients and invertebrate communities., In: Irvine, R.J. (ed.) Biodiversity and Upland Management. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, Chapter 15, pp32-33.
  • Irvine, R.J.; Lackova, P.; Newey, S., (2016) An assessment of the suitability of candidate wildcat conservation areas., In: Irvine, R.J. (ed.). Biodiversity and Upland Management. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, Chapter 2, pp6-7.
  • Newey, S., Mustin, K., Fielding, D. Irvine, J. Redpath, S. Arroyo, B., Bryce, R., Beja, P., Bunnefeld, N., (2016) Consequences of game bird management for non-game species: a European review and Scottish case study., In: Irvine, R.J. (ed.). Biodiversity and Upland Management. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, Chapter 1, pp4-5.
  • Newey, S.; Fielding, D.; Irvine, R.J.; Van der Wal, R., (2016) The use of deer carcasses by avain and mammalian scavengers., In: Irvine, R.J. (ed.) Biodiversity and Upland Management. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, Chapter 16, pp34-56.
  • Newey, S.; Iason, G.; Potts, J.; Fletcher, K., (2016) Developing monitoring methods for mountain hares to improve the evidence base for decision-making., In: Irvine, R.J. (ed.). Biodiversity and Upland Management. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, Chapter 5, pp12-13.
  • Fielding, D.; Newey, S.; van der Wal, R.; Irvine, R.J., (2014) Carcass provisioning to support scavengers: evaluating a controversial nature conservation practice., Ambio, 43, 810-819.
  • Littlewood, N.A.; Campbell, R.D.; Dinnie, L.; Gilbert, L.; Hooper, R.; Iason, G.; Irvine, R.J.; Kilshaw, L.; Kitchener, A.; Lackova, P.; Newey, S.; Ogden, R.; Ross, A., (2014) Survey and scoping of wildcat priority areas., Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report, No 768.
  • Mitchell, R.J.; Beaton, J.K.; Bellamy, P.E.; Broome, A.; Chetcuti, J.; Eaton, S.; Ellis, C.J.; Gimona, A.; Harmer, R.; Hester, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Hodgetts, N.G.; Iason, G.R.; Kerr, G.; Littlewood, N.A.; Newey, S.; Potts, J.M.; Pozsgai, G.; Ray, D.A.; Stockan, J.A.; Taylor, A.F.S.; Woodward, S., (2014) Ash dieback in the UK: a review of the ecological and conservation implications and potential management options., Biological Conservation, 175, 95-109.
  • Knipe, A.; Fowler, P.A.; Ramsay, S.; Haydon, D.T.; McNeilly, A.S.; Thirgood, S.; Newey, S., (2013) The effects of population density on the breeding performance of mountain hare Lepus timidus., Wildlife Biology, 19, 473-482.
  • Littlewood, N.A.; Dinnie, E.; Gilbert, L.; Hooper, R.J.; Iason, G.R.; Irvine, R.J.; Lackova, P.; Newey, S., (2013) Scoping and survey of wildcat priority areas: interim report., Unpublished Report to Scottish Natural Heritage, November 2013.
  • Mitchell, R.J.; Bailey, S.; Beaton, J.K.; Bellamy, P.E.; Brooker, R.W.; Broome, A.; Chetcuti, J.; Eaton, S.; Ellis, C.J.; Farren, J.; Gimona, A.; Goldberg, E.; Hall, J.; Harmer, R.; Hester, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Hodgetts, N.G.; Hooper, R.J.; Howe, L.; Iason, G.R.; Kerr, G.; Littlewood, N.A.; Morgan, V.; Newey, S.; Potts, J.M.; Pozsgai, G.; Ray, D.; Sim, D.A.; Stockan, J.A.; Taylor, A.F.S.; Woodward, S., (2013) Ash dieback: impacts on other species and understanding the ecology of ash., Report to JNCC.
  • Newey, S.J.; Potts, J.; Baines, D.; Castillo, U.; Duncan, M.; Harrison, A.; Ramsay, S.; Thirgood, S.J.; Iason, G.R., (2011) Development of a reliable method for estimating mountain hare numbers., Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No.444.
  • Townsend, S.E.; Newey, S.J.; Thirgood, S.J.; Haydon, D.T., (2011) Dissecting the drivers of population cycles: interactions between parasites and mountain hare demography., Ecological Modelling, 222, 48-56.
  • Harrison, A.; Newey, S.J.; Gilbert, L.; Haydon, D.T.; Thirgood, S.J., (2010) Culling wildlife hosts to control disease: mountain hares, red grouse and louping ill virus., Journal of Applied Ecology, 46, 926-930.
  • Mustin, K.; Newey, S.; Slee, B., (2010) Styles of shooting management and the local and regional economic impacts of sport shooting in the Scottish Highlands., In: The economic role of hunting tourism - examples from Northern areas (eds. A. Matilainen and S. Keskinarkaus). University of Hlesinki, Finland, Ruralia Institute Reports 64. 108p. ISBN 978-952-10-6474-6
  • Newey, S.J..; Allison, P.; Thirgood, S.J.; Smith, A.; Graham, I., (2010) Using PIT tag technology to target supplementary feeding studies., Wildlife Biology, 15, 405-411.
  • Newey, S.J.; Dahl, F.; Kurki, S., (2010) Game monitoring systems supporting the development of sustainable hunting tourism in Northern Europe: A review of current practises., University of Helsinki, Finland, Ruralia Institute Reports 66. 50p. ISBN 978-952-10-6473-9
  • Newey, S.J.; Smith, A., (2010) Red grouse Lagopus lagopus scoticus in Scotland., In: Game monitoring systems supporting the development of sustainable hunting tourism in Northern Europe: A review of current practises (eds. S. Newey, F. Dahl, and S. Kurki). University of Helsinki, Finland, Ruralia Institute Reports 66. 50p. ISBN 978-952-10-6473-9
  • Patton, V.; Ewald, J.; Smith, A.A.; Newey, S.J.; Iason, G.R.; Thirgood, S.J.; Raynor, R., (2010) Distribution of mountain hares (Lepus timidus) in Scotland: results from a questionnaire., Mammal Review, 40, 313-326.
  • Newey, S.J.; Potts, J.M.; Iason, G.R.; Baines, D.; Harrison, A.; Ramsay, S.; Duncan, M.; Castillo, U.; Thirgood, S.J., (2009) Development of a reliable method for estimating mountain hare numbers., Scottish Natural Heritage Interim Report.

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