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Marine science: directory of scientists

Published: 23 Nov 2019

Details of scientists working for the Marine Scotland Directorate, with some supporting documents attached.

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Marine science: directory of scientists
Dr Nora Hanson

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Dr Nora Hanson

Personal details

Telephone: +44(0)131 244 1594
Email: nora.hanson@gov.scot or n.hanson@marlab.ac.uk
Address: Marine Scotland, Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory, Faskally, Pitlochry, PH16 5LB

Research Interests

My research interests are concerned with the ecology and demographics of wild Atlantic salmon stocks at a national, and international, level. I am involved in the collection and analysis of datasets to underpin salmon conservation status assessments. I have a particular interest in life history variation of aquatic animals and the use of bio-accretionary structures such as fish scales and otoliths to make inferences about individual life histories.

Collaborations

I collaborate with scientists across the UK and Europe, notably those involved in ICES Working Group on North Atlantic Salmon.  I have close connections with the University of St Andrews where I collaborate on projects related to the marine ecology of Atlantic salmon and their interaction with predators.

External Committees and Responsibilities

I represent Scotland on the ICES Working Group on North Atlantic Salmon.

Five Most Recent Publications

  • Hanson N, Jones EL, Harris RN (2018) Multi-decadal and ontogenetic trophic shifts inferred from stable isotope ratios of pinniped teeth. Oikos 127:134–146
  • Hanson N, Thompson D, Duck C, Baxter J, Lonergan M (2017) Harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) abundance within the Firth of Tay and Eden estuary, Scotland: recent trends and extrapolation to extinction. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 27:268–281
  • Hanson N, Thompson D, Duck C, Moss S, Lonergan M (2013) Pup mortality in a rapidly declining harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) population. PloS one 8:e80727
  • Hanson N, Wurster C, Eimf, Todd C (2013) Reconstructing marine life-history strategies of wild Atlantic salmon from the stable isotope composition of otoliths. Marine Ecology Progress Series 475:249–266
  • Todd CD, Whyte BDM, MacLean JC, Revie CW, Lonergan ME, Hanson NN (2013) A simple method of dating marine growth circuli on scales of wild one sea-winter and two sea-winter Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Can J Fish Aquat Sci 71:645–655

Full publications list:

Hanson N, Jones EL, Harris RN (2018) Multi-decadal and ontogenetic trophic shifts inferred from stable isotope ratios of pinniped teeth. Oikos 127:134–146

Hanson N, Thompson D, Duck C, Baxter J, Lonergan M (2017) Harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) abundance within the Firth of Tay and Eden estuary, Scotland: recent trends and extrapolation to extinction. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 27:268–281

Russell DJF, Hanson NN, Thomas LJ (2016) Marine Strategies Framework Directive. Estimating the European Grey Seal population: Special Committee on Seals. Sea Mammal Research Unit

Hanson NN, Hall AJ (2015a) Report on UK contribution to Marine Strategy Framework Directive seal indicators. Sea Mammal Research Unit

Hanson NN, Hall AJ (2015b) Grey seal and harbour seal indicators for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.

Hanson N, Wurster C, Eimf, Todd C (2013a) Reconstructing marine life-history strategies of wild Atlantic salmon from the stable isotope composition of otoliths. Marine Ecology Progress Series 475:249–266

Todd CD, Whyte BDM, MacLean JC, Revie CW, Lonergan ME, Hanson NN (2013) A simple method of dating marine growth circuli on scales of wild one sea-winter and two sea-winter Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Can J Fish Aquat Sci 71:645–655

Hanson N, Thompson D, Duck C, Moss S, Lonergan M (2013b) Pup mortality in a rapidly declining harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) population. PloS one 8:e80727

Hanson N (2012) Examining the response of top marine predators to ecological change using stable isotope proxies. PhD, University of St Andrews, St Andrews

Hanson NN, Wurster CM, EIMF, Todd CD (2010) Comparison of secondary ion mass spectrometry and micromilling/continuous flow isotope ratio mass spectrometry techniques used to acquire intra-otolith δ18O values of wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 24:2491–2498

Hoffman JI, Hanson N, Forcada J, Trathan PN, Amos W (2010) Getting long in the tooth: a strong positive correlation between canine size and heterozygosity in Antarctic fur seals Arctocephalus gazella. Journal of Heredity 101:527–538

Hanson NN, Wurster CM, Bird MI, Reid K, Boyd IL (2009) Balancing intrinsic with extrinsic forcing in life histories: patterns of growth and stable isotopes in Antarctic fur seal teeth. Marine Ecology Progress Series 388:263–272

Boyd IL, Hanson NN (2009) Effect of Climate Change on Marine Mammals. In: Steele JH, Turekian KK, Thorpe SA (eds) Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, Second. Elsevier Ltd., p 3665–3668

 

 


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