Prof Philip Hammond:

Population dynamics and ecology

Foraging behaviour and diet of seals and cetaceans. Estimation of animal abundance. Statistical and mathematical modelling of marine mammal population parameters and processes. Interactions between marine mammals and man: management of whaling, cetacean bycatch in fisheries, seal-fishery interactions; conservation of vulnerable species.


Research group: Sea Mammal Research Unit

Research students (current):

PhD: Gui Bortolotto; Luis Freitas; Tilen Genov; Claire Lacey; Nadya Ramirez; Anna Schleimer

MPhil: Cristel Reyes

Professional Representation:

Member: IUCN Cetacean Specialist Group and Cetacean Red List Authority.

Member: ICES Working Group on Marine Mammal Ecology.

Associate Editor: Marine Mammal Science; Journal of Cetacean Research & Management

source: symbiosis

Recent Publications:

Recent publications listed in research@st-andrews
Mannocci, L, Roberts, JJ, Halpin, PN, Authier, M, Boisseau, O, Bradai, MN, Cañadas, A, Chicote, C, David, L, Di-Méglio, N, Fortuna, CM, Frantzis, A, Gazo, M, Genov, T, Hammond, PS, Holcer, D, Kaschner, K, Kerem, D, Lauriano, G, Lewis, T, Notarbartolo di Sciara, G, Panigada, S, Raga, JA, Scheinin, A, Ridoux, V, Vella, A & Vella, J 2018, 'Assessing cetacean surveys throughout the Mediterranean Sea: a gap analysis in environmental space' Scientific Reports, vol 8, 3126. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-19842-9
Taylor, BL, Rojas-Bracho, L, Moore, J, Jaramillo-Legorreta, A, Ver Hoef, JM, Cardenas-Hinojosa, G, Nieto-Garcia, E, Barlow, J, Gerrodette, T, Tregenza, N, Thomas, L & Hammond, PS 2017, 'Extinction is imminent for Mexico’s endemic porpoise unless fishery bycatch is eliminated' Conservation Letters, vol 10, no. 5, pp. 588-595. DOI: 10.1111/conl.12331