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Scott Newey

Staff picture: Scott Newey
Ecological Sciences
Ecological Sciences
Population Ecologist
scott.newey@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 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

  • Newey, S.J.; Thirgood, S.J.; Hudson, P.J. (2004) Do parasites influence condition and fecundity of female mountain hares?, Wildlife Biology, 10, 171-176.
  • Newey, S.J.; Thirgood, S.J. (2004) Parasite-mediated reduction in fecundity of mountain hares., Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 271(Suppl 6.) S413-S415.
  • Newey, S.J.; Bell, M.; Enthoven, S.; Thirgood, S.J. (2003) Can distance sampling and dung plots be used to assess the density of mountain hares Lepus timidus?, Wildlife Biology, 9, 185-192.
  • Newey, S.J.; Sillero-Zubiri, C. (eds.) (2002) Monitoring Ethiopian wolf populations: A field manual., Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Program, Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Oxford University, UK. ISBN: 0-9529371-7-4
  • Newey, S.J.; Seed, R. (1994) The effects of the Braer oil spill on rocky intertidal communities, Shetland, UK., Marine Pollution Bulletin, 30, 274-280.

  • Iason, G.; Newey, S. (2017) Mountain Hare (Lupus timidus)., In: Littlewood, N., Chapman, P., Francis, I., Roberts, G., Robinson, A. & Sideris, K. (eds.). Mammal Atlas of North-East Scotland and Cairngorms. NESBReC, Aberdeen, pp56-57. ISBN 978-1-5262-0669-5
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Brooker, R.; Thomson, S.; Matthews, K.B.; Hester, A.J.; Newey, S.; Pakeman, R.J.; Miller, D.R.; Mell, V.; Aalders, I.H.; McMorran, R.; Glass, J. (2018) Socioeconomic and biodiversity impacts of driven grouse moors in Scotland: Summary report., Report to Scottish Government as part of the outputs from a PAWSA project, 19pp.
  • Brooker, R.W.; Hester, A.J.; Newey, S.; Pakeman, R.J. (2018) Socio-economic and biodiversity impacts of driven grouse moors in Scotland: Part 2 Biodiversity impacts of driven grouse moors in Scotland., Report to Scottish Government as part of Grouse Moor Management PAWSA Project, 49pp.
  • Blackstock, K.L.; Brooker, R.; Pakeman, R.J.; Ellis, C.; George, T.; Iason, G.; Gilbert, L.; Artz, R,.R.E.; Irvine, R.J.; McVittie, A.; Newey, S.; Mitchell, R.; Gimona, A.; Fischer, A.; Begg, G.; Maxwell, J. (2017) Ecosystems and Land Use Stakeholders Engagement Group (ELSEG) Workshop Report., Workshop, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, 20 November 2017.
  • Newey, S. (2017) Report on stakeholder engagement and work plan for 2017-18., Briefing note.
  • Irvine, R.J.; Miller, D.R.; Artz, R.R.E.; Brooker, R.; Chapman, S.J.; Newey, S.; Hester, A.J.; Pakeman, R.J. (2016) Scoping a strategic vision for the uplands: A response from the James Hutton Institute., Response to a Consultation for Scottish Natural Heritage.
  • Newey, S.; Potts, J.; Irvine, R.J. (2015) Simulation study to inform the design of wildcat camera trap monitoring protocols., Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 899.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.; 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.
  • Kinrade, V.; Ewald, J.; Smith, A.; Newey, S.J.; Iason, G.R..; Thirgood, S.J.; Raynor, R. (2008) The distribution of mountain hare (Lepus timidus) in Scotland (2006/07)., Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No.278 (ROAME No. F05AC701).
  • Newey, S.J.; Iason, G.R.; Raynor, R. (2008) The conservation status and management of mountain hares., Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report, No. 287, 33pp. (ROAME No. F05AC316).

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