Sandra M. Granquist – Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Hamilton, C. D., Lydersen, C., Aars, J., Acquarone, M., Atwood, T., Baylis, A., … & Kovacs, K. M. (2022). Marine mammal hotspots across the circumpolar Arctic. Diversity and Distributions. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.13543

Liu, X., Schjøtt, S.R., Granquist, S.M., Rosing-Asvid, A. et al 2022. Origin and expansion of the world’s most widespread pinniped. Molecular Ecology. 31(6), 1682-1699 (Link to full text)

Chauvat, C. M., Aquino, J., & Granquist, S. M. (2021). Visitors’ values and perceptions of seal watching management in Northwestern Iceland. Journal of Sustainable Tourism. 1-20. (Link to full text)

Aquino, J.F., Burns, G.L and Granquist, S.M. (2021). A Responsible Framework for Managing Wildlife Watching Tourism. Ocean and coastal management. 210(11):105670

Rößler, H., Tougaard, J., Sabinsky, P. F., Rasmussen, M. H., Granquist, S. M., & Wahlberg, M. (2021). Are Icelandic harbor seals acoustically cryptic to avoid predation?. JASA Express Letters, 1(3), 031201.

Magnússon, B., Guðmundsson, G.A., Metúsalemsson, S. and Granquist, S.M. (2020). Seabirds and seals as drivers of plant succession on Surtsey. Surtsey Research 14: 115-130.

Spaan, K. M., van Noordenburg, C., Plassmann, M. M., Schultes, L., Shaw, S., Berger, M., Heide-Jørgensen, M.P., Rosing-Asvid, A., Granquist, S.M., Dietz, R., Sonne, C., Roos, A., Benskin, J.P. (2020). Fluorine mass balance and suspect screening in marine mammals from the Northern Hemisphere. Environmental Science & Technology, 54(7), 4046-4058. (Link to full text)

Punt, A. E., Siple, M., Sigurðsson, G. M., Víkingsson, G., Francis, T. B., Granquist, S. M., Hammond, P., Heinemann, D., Long, K., Moore, J., Sepulveda, M.., Reeves, R., Wade, P., Williams, R., and Zerbini, A. (2020). Evaluating Management Strategies for Marine Mammal Populations: An Example for multiple species and multiple fishing sectors in Iceland. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 77(8), 1316–1331. (Link to full text)

Sigurjónsdóttir, H. & Granquist, S.M. (2019). Hátterni hesta í haga—Rannsóknir á félagshegðun, Náttúrufræðingurinn 89 (3–4), 78–97.

Baylis, A. M., Þorbjörnsson, J. G., dos Santos, E., & Granquist, S. M. (2019). At-sea spatial usage of recently weaned grey seal pups in Iceland. Polar Biology, 42(11), 2165–2170. (Link to full text)

Granquist, S.M., Nilsson, P.Å., and Angerbjörn, A. 2019. From Eco-Tourism to Ego-Tourism: Fluctuations in human view on nature over time. Athens Journal of Tourism. 6(3), 195-210. (Link to full text)

Granquist, S.M., Esparza-Salas, R., Hauksson, E., Karlsson O., & Angerbjörn, A. (2018). Fish consumption of harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) in northwestern Iceland assessed by DNA metabarcoding and morphological analysis. Polar Biology, 1-12. (Link to full text)

Larm, M., Angerbjörn, A., Elmhagen, B., & Granquist, S.M. (2017). The role of wildlife tourism in conservation of endangered species: Implications of safari tourism for conservation of the arctic fox in Sweden. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 1-16. (Link to full text)

Öqvist, E.L., Granquist, S.M., Burns, G.L., & Angerbjörn, A. (2017). Sealwatching: an evaluation of codes of conduct. Tourism in Marine Environments, 13(1), 1-15. (Link to full text)

Marschall, S., Graquist, S.M., & Burns, G.L. (2016). Interpretation in Wildlife Tourism: Assessing the effectiveness of signage to modify visitor behaviour at a seal watching site in Iceland. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 17, 11-19. (Link to full text)

Granquist, S.M., & Hauksson, E. (2016). Diet of harbour seals in a salmon estuary in North-West Iceland. Icelandic Agricultural Sciences, 29, 7-19. (Link to full text)

Granquist, S.M., & Hauksson, E. (2016). Seasonal, meteorological, tidal and diurnal effects on haul-out patterns of harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) in Iceland. Polar Biology, 39, 1-13. (Link to full text)

Granquist, S.M., & Nilsson, P.Å. (2016). Who’s watching whom? –an interdisciplinary approach to the study of seal-watching tourism in Iceland. Journal of Cleaner Production, 111, 471-478. (Link to full text)

Granquist, S.M., & Sigurjónsdóttir, H. (2014). The effect of land based seal watching tourism on the haul-out behaviour of harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) in Iceland. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 156, 85-93. (Link to full text)

Granquist, S.M., Thorhallsdottir, A.G., & Sigurjonsdottir, H. (2012). The effect of stallions on social interactions in domestic and semi feral harems. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 141, 49-56. (Link to full text)

Sigurjónsdóttir, H., Thorhallasdóttir, A.G., Hafthorsdóttir, H.M., & Granquist, S. (2012). The behaviour of stallions in a semi-feral herd in Iceland: time-budgets, home-ranges and interactions. International Journal of Zoology, 2012, 1-7. (Link to full text)

Book chapters

Granquist, S. 2021. Selir. In Óskarsson, G. J. (Ed.) Staða umhverfis og vistkerfa í hafinu við Ísland og horfur næstu áratuga. Haf- og vatnarannsóknir, HV 2021-14.

Burns, G.L., Öqvist, E.L., Angerbjörn, A., & Granquist, S. (2018). When the wildlife you watch becomes the food you eat: Exploring moral and ethical dilemmas when consumptive and non-consumptive tourism merge. In C. Kline (Ed.), Routledge Ethics of tourism: Animals, Food, and Tourism (pp. 22-35), New York: Routledge.

Granquist, S.M., & Nilsson, P.Å. (2013). The Wild North: Network Cooperation for Sustainable Tourism in a fragile Marine Environment in the Arctic Region.  In D. Müller, L. Lundmark, R. Lemelin (Eds.), New Issues in Polar Tourism (1st ed., pp. 123-132) New York & London: Heidelberg Springer. (Link to full text)

Scientific reports

Víkingsson GA, Granquist, SM, Gunnlaugsson T, Halldórsson SD, Chosson, V., and Sigurðsson, G.M. 2022. Iceland – Progress report on Marine Mammals in 2021. NAMMCO. 10 pp. (Link to full text)

Víkingsson GA, Granquist, SM, Gunnlaugsson T, Halldórsson SD, Chosson, V., and Sigurðsson, GM 2021. Iceland – Progress report on Marine Mammals in 2020. NAMMCO. 10 pp. (Link to full text)

Granquist, SM. State of marine stocks and advice 2021: Landselur Phoca vitulina. Marine and Freshwater Research Institute. November 15, 2021.

Granquist, SM. State of marine stocks and advice 2021: Landselur – Harbour Seal Phoca vitulina. Marine and Freshwater Research Institute. November 15, 2021.

Granquist, SM. The Icelandic harbour seal (Phoca vitulina): Population estimate in 2020, summary of trends and the current status. HV 2021-53. Haf- og vatnarannsóknir. 2021.

Granquist, SM, Víkingsson GA, Gunnlaugsson T, Halldórsson SD (2020) Iceland – Progress report on Marine Mammals in 2019. NAMMCO/28/National Progress Report Iceland 2019. 14 pp.

Granquist, SM and Hauksson, E (2019). Population estimate, trends and current status of the Icelandic harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) population in 2018 [Landselstalning 2018: Stofnstærðarmat, sveiflur og ástand stofns](HV 2019-36). Reykjavík, Iceland: Marine and Freshwater Research Institute. (Link to full text)

Granquist S.M., & Hauksson E. (2019). Aerial census of the Icelandic grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) population in 2017: Pup production, population estimate, trends and current status  [Útselstalning 2017: Stofnstærðarmat, sveiflur og ástand stofns] (Report No. HV2019‐02)Reykjavík, Iceland: Marine and Freshwater Research Institute. (Link to full text)

Víkingsson GA, Gunnlaugsson T, Halldórsson SD, Granquist, SM (2019) Iceland – Progress report on Marine Mammals in 2018. NAMMCO SC/27/NPR-I. 15 pp.

Víkingsson GA, Gunnlaugsson T, Halldórsson SD, Granquist, SM (2018) Iceland – Progress report on Marine Mammals in 2017. NAMMCO SC/26/NPR-I-17. 9 pp.

Þorbjörnsson,  J.G., Hauksson, E., Sigurðsson, G.M., & Granquist, S.M (2017). Aerial census of the Icelandic harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) population in 2016: Population estimate, trends and current status [Landselstalning 2016: Stofnstærðarmat, sveiflur og ástand stofns] (Report No. HV 2017-009). Reykavík, Iceland: Marine and Freshwater Research Institute. (Link to full text)

Víkingsson GA, Gunnlaugsson T, Halldórsson SD, Granquist, SM (2017) Iceland – Progress report on Marine Mammals in 2016. NAMMCO SC/26/NPR-I-2016. 10 pp.

Granquist, S.M., & Hauksson, E. (2016). Management and status of harbour seal population in Iceland 2016: Catches, population assessments and current knowledge (Report No. VSMT/16024). Hvammstangi, Iceland: Marine and Freshwater research Institute. (Link to full text)

Granquist, S.M., & Hauksson, E. (2016). Status of the Icelandic grey seal population in Iceland (SC/23/CSWG/12). NAMMCO (p. 8).

Granquist, S.M., Hauksson, E., & Stefánsson, T. (2015). Landselatalning árið 2014 – Notkun Cessna yfirþekju flugvélar, þyrilvængju og ómannaðs loftfars (flygildi) við talningu landsela úr lofti (Repost No. VMST/15002). Hvammstangi, Iceland: Freshwater Research Institute. [Icelandic only] (Link to full text)

Granquist, S.M., (2014, November). Hvítanes selaskoðunarstaður: Úttekt á hugsanleg áhrif á hegðun og útbreiðslu sela vegna uppbyggingar selskoðunarstaðs. Report for the project: Hvítanes á Skötufirði. [Icelandic only]

Hauksson, E., Ólafsson, H.G., & Granquist, S.M. (2014). Talning útselskópa úr lofti haustið 2012 (Report No. VMST/14050). Hvammstangi, Iceland: Freshwater Research Institute. [Icelandic only] (Link to full text)

Granquist, S.M. (2014). Ummerki eftir sel á veiddum laxfiskum í völdum laxveiðiám í Húnaþingi vestra og Austur-Húnavatnssýslu [Injuries from seals on caught salmonids in selected rivers in Húnaþingi vestra og Austur-Húnavatnssýslu, Iceland] (Report No. VMST/14019). Reykjavík, Iceland: Freshwater Research Institute. [Icelandic only] (Link to full text)

Granquist, S.M., & Hauksson, E. (2013). Selatalningin mikla. Niðurstöður 2007-2012 [The great seal count. Results 2007-2012] (Report No. VMST/13001). Reyakjavík, Iceland: Marine and Freshwater Research Institute. [Icelandic only] (Link to full text)

Granquist, S.M., Hauksson, E., Árnadóttir, A.B., & Kasper, J. (2011). Landselstalning úr lofti árið 2011. Framvinda og niðurstöður [Aerial survey of the Icelandic harbour seal population] (Report No. VMST/11051). Reykjavík, Iceland: Marine and Freshwater Research Institute.

GranquistS.M. (2009). The Wild North: The behaviour and abundance of harbour seals (Phoca vitulina); How do tourists affect the seals?Annual Report for The Wild North (Report No. 0201). Hvammstangi, Iceland: Marine and Freshwater Research Institute/Icelandic Seal Center. [Icelandic only] (Link to full text)

Granquist, S.M. (2008). Hegðun og útbreiðsla landsela (Phoca vitulina) í návist ferðamanna; Hafa ferðamenn áhrif á seli? [Behaviour and abundance of harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) in presence of tourists: Do tourists affect the seals?]  In Áhrif ferðamanna á atferli villtra dýra [The effect of tourists on the behaviour of wild animals]. A project in three parts, sponsored by the Icelandic Student Innovation Fund, September 2008.

Articles in conference proceedings

Spaan, K., Noordenburg, C., Schultes, L., Roos, A., Shaw, S.D., Berger, M.L., Heide-Jørgensen, M.P., Laidre, K., Granquist, S.M., Plassmann, M.M. and Benskin, J.P. (2019) Spatial trends and tissue distribution of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, extractable organic fluorine and total fluorine in marine mammals. Extended abstract. SETAC Europe 29th annual meeting. Helskinki, 26-30 May 2019.

Burns, G.L., & Granquist, S. (2014, August). Codes of Conduct: Managing interactions between visitors and wildlife in natural areas (pp 80-81). In The 7th International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas. Tallin, Estonia.

Granquist, S.M., & Nilsson, P.Å. (2011, October). Wild life tourism – a matter of interdisciplinary concern? The case of interaction between harbor seals and tourists (p 11). In Sustainable Tourism Conference. Savonlinna, Finland.

Granquist, S.M., & Nilsson, P. Å. (2010, August). Harmony between man and nature. The case of seal watching at Vatnsnes peninsula, Iceland. In Solutions on Harmonising Sustainability and Nature Protection with Socio-Economic Stability. Vidzeme, Lithuania.

Nilsson, P., Víglundsdóttir, H.Ý., & Granquist, S.M. (2010, June). The Wild North – network cooperation for sustainable tourism in a fragile marine environment in the Arctic region. Tourism, people and Protected Areas. In Polar Wilderness 2nd International Polar Tourism Research Network Conference. Abisko, Sweden.

Granquist, S.M., & Nilsson, P.Å. (2010, April). Samvera sela og ferðamanna á Vatnsnesi – hver er að skoða hvern? [Seals and tourists on Vatnsnes peninsula – who is watching whom?]. In Húnvetnsk náttúra 2010. Málþing um náttúru Húnavatnssýsla. Gauksmýri, Iceland.

Sigurjónsdóttir, H., & Granquist, S.M. (2010, April) Hegðun hrossa í Húnavatnssýslum. [The behaviour of horses in West and East Hunathing]. In Húnvetnsk náttúra 2010. Málþing um náttúru Húnavatnssýsla. Gauksmýri, Iceland.

Granquist, S.M. (2010, April). Rannsóknir á áhrif sela á laxfiska í árósum [Studying the effect of seals on salmonids in river mouths]. In Húnvetnsk náttúra 2010. Málþing um náttúru Húnavatnssýsla. Gauksmýri, Iceland.

Granquist, S.M., & Nilsson, P. Å. (2010, February). Interaction Between Seals and Tourists at Vatnsnes peninsula – who’s watching whom? In Fræðaþing landbúnaðarins [Icelandic Agricultural Science Congress]. Reykjavík, Iceland.

Granquist, S.M., Sigurjonsdottir, H., & Thorhallsdottir, A.G. (2009, February). Félagshegðun hrossa í stóðhestahólfum [Social behaviour of horses in groups including a stallion]. In Fræðaþing landbúnaðarinns [Icelandic Agricultural Science Congress]. Reykjavík, Iceland.

Granquist, S.M, Sigurjonsdottir, H., & Thorhallsdottir, A.G. (2008, October). Social structure and interactions within groups of horses containing a stallion. In International Equine Science Meeting. Regensburg, Germany.

Presentations at international conferences

Collecting scientific data through community science: The case of the Icelandic
harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) population. The 2022 Arctic Circle Assembly. October 13-16, 2022, Reykjavík, Iceland. Sandra M. Granquist.

The Icelandic harbour seal (Phoca vitulina): Population estimate in 2020, summary of trends and the current status. The 28th meeting of the NAMMCO scientific committee. January 24 – 28, 2022. Online. Sandra M. Granquist.

Chauvat, C., Aquino, J. and Granquist, S.M. (2021). Analyzing visitors’ values and perceptions to inform management at seal watching sites in northwestern Iceland. The UK Polar Early Career Conference. Online conference 5-6 May 2021. Presenting author: C. Chauvat.

Seal research in Iceland: Population ecology, fluctuations in the seal populations and anthropogenic interactions. Nordic seal, Online workshop April 29, 2021. Sandra M. Granquist.

Chauvat, C., Aquino, J. and Granquist, S. (2020). Understanding tourists value to improve management and protect sensitive seal populations from disturbance at seal-watching sites. Ecology in the Anthropocene: The fourth conference of the Nordic Society Oikos. Reykjavík, Iceland, 3-5 March 2020. Presenting author: Cécile Chauvat.

Rössler, H., Rasmussen, M., Tourgard, J., Granquist, S., and Wahlberg, M. (2020). Contrasting underwater vocalizations of remote Icelandic harbor seals. Ecology in the Anthropocene: The fourth conference of the Nordic Society Oikos. Reykjavík, Iceland, 3-5 March 2020. Presenting author: Helen Rössler.

Kyra Spaan, Carmen van Noordenburg, Lara Schultes, Anna Roos, Susan D. Shaw, Michelle L. Berger, Mads Peter Heide-Jørgensen, Kristin Laidre, Sandra M. Granquist, Merle M. Plassmann and Jonathan P. Benskin. (2019) Spatial trends and tissue distribution of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, extractable organic fluorine and total fluorine in marine mammals. SETAC Europe 29th annual meeting. Helskinki, 26-30 May 2019. Presenting author: Lara Schultes.

Schjøtt, S.R., Dietz, R., Teilmann, J., Galatius, A., Andersen, L.W., Vieira, F.G., Cammen, K., Harding, K., Granquist, S., Rosing-Asvid, A., Hall, A., Carrol, E., Kobayashi, Y., O’Corry-Crowe, G., Hammill, M., Stenson, G., Frie, A.K., Kovacs, K., Lydersen, C., Härkönen, T., & Olsen, M.T. Presenting author: Morten Tange Olsen. (2017, October 23-27).  Global phylogeography and population genomics of the harbour seal. Lecture for The Society for Marine Mammalogy, 22nd Biennial Conference. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Granquist, S.M. (2017, February). Status of the harbour seal and grey seal population in Iceland. Lecture for the ICES Working Group for Marine Mammal Ecology. St. Andrews, UK.

Aquino, J., & Granquist, S.M. (2017, October). Seal Watching Tourism in the Vatnsnes Peninsula: Identifying the Need for Future Management Actions. Lecture at the 13th International Conference on Responsible Tourism Destinations. Reykjavík, Iceland.

Granquist, S.M. (2016, September). Temporal changes in harbour and grey seal diet in Iceland. The 2nd NOS-HS exploratory workshop on Human Seal Interrelations: exploratory workshops on faunal history and exploitation of seals in Northern Europe. Lecture conducted from The Icelandic Seal Center, Hvammstangi, Iceland.

Burns, L., Marschall, S., & Granquist, S.M. (2016, November). Seeing Seal Signs: Using interpretation to modify visitor behaviour at a seal watching site in Iceland. Lecture at the Wildlife Tourism Australia Conference. Adelaide, Australia.

Lilja, E.Ö., Granquist, S.M., & Angerbjörn, A. (2016, October). Do tourists really care about the animals they watch? Lecture at the conference Tourism Naturally. Alghero, Italy.

Burns, G.L., Lilja, E.Ö., & Granquist, S.M. (2016, October). When the wildlife you watch becomes the food you eat. Lecture at the conference Tourism Naturally. Alghero, Italy.

Larm, M., Elmhagen, B., Angerbjörn, A., & Granquist, S.M. (2016, October). Mutual relationships between tourism and arctic fox conservation. Lecture at the conference Tourism Naturally. Alghero, Italy.

Granquist, S.M. (2016, February). Research on seal ecology in Iceland, Coastal seal working group. Lecture for Nammco, Reykjavík, Iceland.

Granquist, S.M. (2015, May). Seals and People: Balancing the sustainability of wildlife tourism in rural Iceland. Lecture at the Icelandic Seal Center for visiting students from the University of British Columbia. Hvammstangi, Iceland.

Öqvist, E.L., Granquist, S.M., Burns, G.L., & Angerbjörn, A. (2015, October). Codes of Conduct for Seal Watching: An investigation of guidelines for human behavior. Lecture at the 24th Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality Research. Reykjavík, Iceland.

Marschall, S., Granquist, S.M., & Burns, G.L. (2015, October). Interpretation in Wildlife Tourism: Assessing the effectiveness of signage to modify visitor behaviour at a seal watching site in Iceland. Lecture at the 24th Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality Research. Reykjavík, Iceland.

Granquist, S.M. (2015, October). Effects of wildlife watching tourism on Arctic marine mammals, with a special note on harbour seal watching in Iceland. Lecture at the Nammco Symposium. Copenhagen, Denmark.

Granquist, S.M., & Hauksson, E. (2014, November). Human-Seal Interrelations in Iceland – Ecology and ethology of current seal populations. Lecture at Human-Seal Interactions Workshop. Stockholm, Sweden.

Burns, G.L & Granquist, S.M., (2014, August). Codes of Conduct: Managing interactions between visitors and wildlife in natural areas. Lecture at the 7th International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas (MMV). Tallinn, Estonia.

Granquist, S.M. (2014, May). Seal watching in Iceland: who is watching whom? Lecture at the 10th Ecology & Behaviour conference. Montpellier, France.

Burns, L., & Granquist, S.M. (2014, August). Codes of conduct: Managing interactions between visitors and wildlife in natural areas. Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas. Tallinn, Estonia.

Granquist, S.M. (2012, November). The impact of tourists on harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) at Vatnsnes peninsula, Iceland. Lecture at The bloodbath, Tovetorps forkarstation. Stockholm, Sweden.

Granquist, S.M., & Nilsson, P.Å. (2011, October). Wilderness tourism- a matter of interdisciplinary concern? -A case of interaction between harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) and tourists at Vatnsnes peninsula, Iceland. Lecture at the Sustainable tourism conference 2011: Relationships in sustainable tourism development. Savonlinna, Finland.

Sigurjónsdóttir, H., Thorhallsdóttir, A.G., Hafthorsdóttir, H., & Granquist, S.M. (2010, August). Interactions between herd keeping stallions in a big enclosure. Lecture at the 44th International Society of Applied Ethology Conference. Uppsala, Sweden.

Granquist, S.M. (2010, October). Interaction between seals and tourists at the Vatnsnes peninsula. Lecture at The Wild North partner meeting. Súðavík, Iceland.

Granquist, S.M., & Nilsson, P.Å. (2010, September). Harmony between man and nature – Interaction between Seals and Tourists at Vatnsnes Peninsula. Lecture at the 19th Nordic Symposium in Tourism Research. Akureyri, Iceland.

Granquist, S.M., & Nilsson, P.Å. (2010, August). Harmony between man and nature: The case of seal watching at Vatnsnes peninsula, Iceland. Lecture at Solutions on harmonizing sustainability and nature protection with socio-economic stability. Valmiera, Lithuania.

Nilsson, P. Å., Granquist, S.M., & Víglundsdóttir, H.Ý. (2010, June). The Wild North – network cooperation for sustainable tourism in a fragile marine environment in the arctic region. Lecture at the Tourism, people and Protected Areas in Polar Wilderness. 2nd International Polar Tourism Research Network Conference. Abisko, Sweden.

Granquist, S.M. (2009, October). The effect of tourists on the behavior of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina)? Lecture at The Wild North partner meeting. Faroe Islands.

Granquist, S.M. (2008, December). How do tourists affect the behaviour of the harbor seal (Phoca vitulina)? Lecture at The Wild North – Partner meeting. Húsavík, Iceland.

Sigurjónsdóttir, H., & Granquist, S.M. (2008, October). Social structure and interactions within groups of horses containing a stallion. Lecture at the International Equine Science Meeting. Regensburg, Germany.

Presentations at Icelandic conferences

Seal research in Iceland: An overview of the work carried out at the Seal Research Department in cooperation with The Marine and Freshwater Research Institute. Seal center Research symposium, The Icelandic Seal center, Hvammstangi. June 24, 2022. Sandra M. Granquist.

Research and monitoring of seal populations in Iceland: A summary of recent projects and their implications for seal populations and the society. Hádegisfyrirlestur Hafrannsónastofnun. Hafnarfjörður, Ísland, May 19, 2022. Sandra M. Granquist.

Selarannsóknir og vöktun; framvinda og framhald. Árlegur fundur með hagsmunaaðilum á Selasetur Íslands. Hvammstangi, Ísland. May 2, 2022. Sandra M. Granquist.

Hrefna Sigurjónsdóttir: Rannsóknir og vísindaleg viðfangsefni. Málþing til heiðurs Sigurðar S. Snorrasonar og Hrefnu Sigurjónsdóttur. Reykjavík, Ísland May 10, 2022. Sandra M. Granquist.

Selir við Ísland: Staða selastofna, helstu hættur og framtíðin. Landsfundur Ungra umhverfissinna. October 29-30, 2021. Reykjavík, Ísland. Sandra M. Granquist.

Values, opinions, and perceptions of visitors to inform management at seal watching related sites in Húnaþing vestra. Þjóðarspegilinn, October 2020, The University of Iceland, Reykjavík. Cécile Chauvat, Jessica Faustini Aquino and Sandra M. Granquist. Presenting author: Cécile Chauvat.

Selarannsóknir við Selasetur Íslands 2008-2020: Samantekt af selarannsóknum sem hafa verið stundaðar við Selasetrinu, ásamt þýðingu þeirra fyrir samfélag og selastofna. Fyrirlestrarröð, Selasetur Íslands. 20 February 2020, Hvammstangi, Iceland. Sandra M. Granquist.

The triangle drama; an ecological perspective of anthropogenic interactions with seal populations in Iceland. Seals and society in Húnaflói, past and present: Interdisciplinary seminar at the University of Iceland Research Centre in Northwestern Iceland. 13 April 2019. Skagaströnd. Sandra M. Granquist.

An Ethical Framework for Seal Watching Management Development. Seals and society in Húnaflói, past and present: Interdisciplinary seminar at the University of Iceland Research Centre in Northwestern Iceland. 13 April 2019. Skagaströnd. Jessica Faustini Aquino, Sandra Magdalena Granquist and Georgette Leah Burns. Presenting author: Jessica Faustini Aquino.

Under water vocalisations of harbour seals in Húnaflói. Seals and society in Húnaflói, past and present: Interdisciplinary seminar at the University of Iceland Research Centre in Northwestern Iceland. 13 April 2019. Skagaströnd. Helen Rößler, Jakob Tougaard, Marianne H. Rasmussen, Sandra M. Granquist, Magnus Wahlberg. Presenting author: Helen Rößler.

Effects of seal watching activities on harbour seal behaviour: The importance of interdisciplinary management approaches. Þjódarspegillinn 2018. 26 October 2018. University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland. Granquist, S.M., & Aquino, J.F.  Presenting author: Sandra M. Granquist.

Developing a framework for responsible wildlife tourism. Þjódarspegillinn 2018. 26 October 2018. University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland. Aquino, J.F., Burns, G.L., & Granquist, S.M.  Presenting author: Jessica Faustini Aquino

Seal watching tourism in the Vatnsnes Peninsula: Identifying the need for future management actions. The 13th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations: Tackling Overtourism—Local Responses. 2017. Reykjavik, Iceland. Aquino, J. F., & Granquist, S. M.

Þverfaglegar rannsóknir á náttúrulífsferðamennsku: Jafnvægi verndunar íslenskra sela og hagnýtingar þeirra við selaskoðun. Vísindi og grautur. March 2015. Hólar University College, Hólar, Iceland. Granquist, S.M.

Seal watching in Iceland; Who’s watching whom? Landsýn – vísindaþing landbúnaðarins. March 2014. Hvanneyri, Iceland. Granquist, S.M., & Sigurjónsdóttir, H.

Selarannsóknir við Selasetur Íslands. Lunch Lectures at The University of Iceland. May 2011. Reykjavík, Iceland. Granquist, S.M.

Samvera sela og ferðamanna á Vatnsnesi – hver er að skoða hvern? [Seals and tourists on Vatnsnes peninsula – who’s watching whom?]. Húnvetnsk náttúra 2010. Málþing um náttúru Húnavatnssýsla. April 2010. Gauksmýri, Iceland. Granquist, S.M., & Nilsson, P.Å.

Hegðun hrossa í Húnavatnssýslum. Lecture at Húnvetnsk náttúra 2010. Málþing um náttúru Húnavatnssýsla. April 2010. Gauksmýri, Iceland. Sigurjónsdóttir, H., & Granquist, S.M.

Rannsóknir á áhrif laxfiska í árósum. Lecture at Húnvetnsk náttúra 2010. Málþing um náttúru Húnavatnssýsla. April 2010. Gauksmýri, Iceland. Granquist, S.M.

Interaction between seals and tourists at Vatnsnes Peninsula – who’s watching whom? Fræðaþing landbúnaðarins. April 2010. Reykjavik, Iceland. Granquist, S.M., & Nilsson, P.Å.

Áhrif sela á laxastofna [The effect of seals on salmonid populations]. Presentation at the Annual general meeting of the Institute for Freshwater Fisheries. April 2009. Reykjavík, Iceland. Granquist, S.M.

Selarannsóknir á Hvammstanga [Seal research in Hvammstangi]. Symposium of Icelandic mammalogists at The Agricultural University of Iceland. April 2009. Hvanneyri, Iceland. Granquist, S.M.

The Wild North og áhrif sela á laxastofna [The Wild North and the effect of seals on salmonid populations]. Þekkingarþing Norðurlands vestra [Research Symposium for The Northwest of Iceland]. May 2009. Skagaströnd, Iceland. Granquist, S.M.

Samskipti stóðhesta [Interactions between Stallions]. Líffræðiráðstefnu í Öskju [Biological conference at The University of Iceland]. November 2009. Reykjavík, Iceland. Granquist, S.M., Sigurjónsdóttir, H., Þórhallsdóttir, A.G., & Hafþórsdóttir, H.A.

Heimasvæði og tímanotkun íslenskra stóðhesta [Habitat- and time use of Icelandic stallions]. Líffræðiráðstefnan. November 2009. Reykjavík, Iceland. Þórhallsdóttir, A.G., Hafþórsdóttir, H.M., Sigurjónsdóttir, H., & Granquist, S.M.

Posters presented at conferences

Granquist, S.M. 2022. The status of the Icelandic harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) population: 40 years of monitoring trends (1980-2020) and the current threats to the population. Ráðstefna Vistfræðifélagsins 2022. (The annual meeting of the Icelandic Ecological Society 2022). 28th April 2022. Reykjavík, Iceland.

Shaw, S.D., Berger, M.L., Chen, D., RosingAsvid, A.,Granquist, S.M. and Roos, A. (2019, November). Assessing Global Threats of Pollution and Climate Change to Marine Mammals Across Three Oceans. Poster presentation at the Gulf of Maine 2050 International Symposium. Portland, Main, USA.

Granquist, S.M., Esparza-Salas, R., Hauksson, E., Karlsson, O., Jónsdóttir, I.G., & Angerbjörn, A. 2018. What’s on the menu? Prey consumption of harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) assessed by DNA metabarcoding and morphological analysis. Poster presentation at VistIs 2018. Reykjavík, Iceland.

Dietz, R., Teilman, J., Galatius, A., Tange Olsen, M., Schjott, S.R., Vieira, F.J.G, Härkönen, T. Harding, K.C., Granquist, S.M., Rosing-Asvid, A. 2017. North Atlantic phylogeography and large-scale population differentiation of the harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society 2017. Hindsgavl Castle, Middelfart, Denmark. 29 April- 3 May 2017.

Burns, L., Marschall, S., & Granquist, S.M. (2016, September). I Saw The Sign: Modifying visitor behaviour at a Seal Watching Site. Poster presentation at the Wildlife Tourism Australia Workshop. Binna Burra, Australia.

Öqvist, E.L., Granquist, S.M., & Angerbjörn, A. (2015, November). Watching or whaling, sealing or seeing: Tourist perception of marine mammal hunting and watching in Iceland. Poster presentation at Líffræðiráðstefnan. Reykjavík, Iceland. Nóvember 2015.

Öqvist, E.L., Granquist, S.M., Burns, G.L., & Angerbjörn, A. (2015, November). Seal watching management: Codes of conduct as a management tool for conservation. Poster presentation at Líffræðiráðstefnan. Reykjavík, Iceland.

Öqvist, E.L., Granquist, S.M., & Angerbjörn, A. (2015, October). Managing Seal Watching: An investigation of codes of conduct for tourist behaviour. Poster presentation at the 24th Nordic Symposium on Hospitality and Tourism, Iceland. Þjóðarspegillinn: Conference on Social Sciences. Reykjavík, Iceland.

 Marschall, S., & Granquist, S.M. (2015, October). I Saw The Sign: Modifying visitor behaviour at a Seal Watching Site. Poster presentation at Þjóðarspegillinn XV: Conference on Social Sciences. Reykjavik, Iceland.

Öqvist, E.L., Granquist, S.M., & Angerbjörn, A. (2015, November). Watching or whaling, sealing or seeing: Tourist perception of marine mammal hunting and watching in Iceland. Poster presentation at Líffræðiráðstefnan. Reykjavík, Iceland.

Öqvist, E.L., Granquist, S.M., Burns, G.L., & Angerbjörn, A. (2015, November). Seal watching management: Codes of conduct as a management tool for conservation. Poster presentation at Líffræðiráðstefnan. Reykjavík, Iceland.

Öqvist, E.L., Granquist, S.M, Angerbjörn, A., & Burns, G.L. (2015, October). Managing seal watching: An investigation of codes of conduct for tourist behavior. Poster presentation at Þjóðarspegilinn. Reykjavík, Iceland.

Öqvist, E.L., Granquist, S.M., Angerbjörn, A., & Burns, G.L. (2015, August). Seal Watching: An Investigation of Code of Conducts. Poster presentation at the VIIth European Congress of Mammalogy. Stockholm, Sweden.

Marschall, S., Burns, G.L., & Granquist, S.M. (2014, October). I saw the sign -How effective is signage on modifying tourist behaviour? Poster presentation at Þjóðarspegilinn – Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum XV. Reykjavík, Iceland.

Granquist, S.M., & Sigurjónsdóttir, H. (2014, February). Who’s watching who? The impact of tourism on the haul-out behaviour of harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) in Iceland. Poster presentation at the Nordic Oikos Meeting. Stockholm, Sweden.

Granquist, S.M., & Nilsson, P.Å. (2010, February). Interactions Between Seals and Tourists at Vatnsnes peninsula-who’s watching whom? Poster presentation at the Fræðaþingi Landbúnaðarins [Icelandic Agricultural Science Congress]. Reykjavík, Iceland.

Granquist, S.M, Sigurjónsdóttir, H., & Thorhallsdóttir, A.G. (2010, August). Do stallions affect the nature of interactions between their own harem members? Poster presentation at the 44th International Society of Applied Ethology Conference. Uppsala, Sweden.

Granquist, S.M., Sigurjonsdottir, H., & Thorhallsdottir, A.G. (2009, February). Félagshegðun hrossa í stóðhestahólfum [Social behaviour of horses in groups including a stallion]. Poster presentation at the Fræðaþing landbúnaðarins [Icelandic Agricultural Science Congress 2009]. Reykjavík, Iceland.

Granquist, S.M. (2009, February). Selarannsóknir við Vatnsnesi í Húnaþingi vestra [Seal research on Vatnsnes peninsula in Húnaþingi vestra]. Poster presentation at the Hafráðstefnu [The Ocean and Marine Organisms – a symposium]. Reykjavík, Iceland.

Sigurjónsdóttir, H., Granquist, S.M., & Þórhallsdóttir, A.G. (2009). Félagshegðun hrossa í hópum með stóðhestum [The social behaviour of horses in harems with a stallion]. Poster presentation at the Rannís málþingi [The Icelandic center for research – a symposium]. Reykjavík, Iceand.

Granquist, S.M. Sigurjónsdóttir, H., & Þórhallsdóttir A.G. (2009, November). Hafa stóðhestar hamlandi áhrif á samskipti hrossanna innan síns hóps? [Do stallions suppress interactions of their own harem members?]. Poster presentation at the Líffræðiráðstefnu í Öskju [Biological conference at The University of Iceland]. Reykjavík, Iceland.

Granquist, S.M., & Sigurjónsdóttir, H. (2008, April). Do stallions suppress interactions within their own harems? Social relationships in groups of horses with stallions. Poster presentation at the 4th meeting of ecology and ethology. Tolouse, Frakkland. Apríl 2008.

Sigurjónsdóttir, H., & Granquist, S.M (2008, August). The effect of horse stallions on social interactions within their own harems. Poster presentation at the 12th International Behavioral Ecology Congress at Cornell University. Ithaca, NY, USA.