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Scott Newey

Staff picture: Scott Newey
Ecological Sciences
Ecological Sciences
Population Ecologist
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
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).


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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.