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Scott Newey

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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 effect population and community dynamics, and how wildlife populations can be sustainably managed. His current research interests are focused on understanding how management of the uplands affects biodiversity, the effects of land use and climate change on species distributions, wildlife population assessment, and development of novel monitoring tools using emerging digital technologies.

Scott is a Subject Editor for the journal Wildlife Biology, a member of Scotland's Morrland Forum, and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency's Scientific Committee for Wildlife Research.

Current research interests

His current research includes:

  • The effects of land use change on species distributions
  • Understanding the effects of upland management on biodiversity
  • Population ecology, management, and population assessment of mountain hares

Other interests and recent projects include;

  • Investigating the effects of deer carcasses on upland food webs
  • 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).

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.

  • Nazir, S.; Foarhurst, G.; Verdicchio, F.; van der Wal, R.; Newey, S. (2013) Resource monitoring with wireless sensor networks and satellite., DE2013: Open-Digital, Showcasing Digital Innovation, MediaCityUK, Salford, 4-6 November 2013.
  • Newey, S.; Mustin, K.; Bryce, R.; Fielding, D.; Daniel, B.; Bunnefeld, N.; Irvine, R.J. (2012) Bird diversity and game management in the Scottish Highlands, UK., International Conference on Hunting for Sustainability: Ecology, Economics and Society, Ciudad Real, Spain, 27-29 March 2012.
  • Harrison, A.; Newey, S.J.; Haydon, D.; Thirgood, S.J. (2010) Hunting of mountain hare in Scotland., Centre for Environmental and Marine Sciences Seminar Series, University of Hull, 14 April 2010.
  • Harrison, A.; Newey, S.J.; Haydon, D.T.; Thirgood, S.J. (2010) Dispersal of mountain hares in Scotland: the effects of harvesting., Mammal Society Annual Meeting, University of Bangor, UK, 26-28 March, 2010.
  • Harrison, A.; Newey, S.J.; Haydon, D.T.; Thirgood, S.J. (2010) Survival costs of dispersal in mountain hare leverets in Scotland, British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, University of Leeds, 7-9 September, 2010.
  • Harrison, A.; Newey, S.J.; Haydon, D.T.; Thirgood, S.J. (2010) Dispersal, survival and hunting of the Mountain hare in Scotland., The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Snowbird, Utah, USA, 2-6 October 2010.
  • Townsend, S.E.; Newey, S.J.; Thirgood, S.J.; Matthews, L.; Haydon, D.T. (2007) Modelling population cycles of Scottish mountain hares as determined by a gut parasite., Mathematical Biology Ph.D. Students Meeting, Ross Priory, 3 October 2007
  • Newey, S.J.; Allison, P.; Smith, A.; Graham, I.; Thirgood, S.J. (2007) The role of parasites and nutrition in driving unstable population dynamics in mountain hare Lepus timidus., International Union of Game Biologists XXVIII Congress, Uppsala, 13-18 August, 2007. Oral presentation.

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