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Dr Sonja Heinrich:
Course Director, MSc Marine Mammal Science



sympatric ecology, conservation biology of marine mammals,

 



Departmental duties

Course director, MSc in Marine Mammal Science

Chair, Postgraduate Teaching Committee

Module organiser:

  • BL5203 - Principles of marine mammal biology (formerly BL5201 & BL5202)
  • BL5104 - Conservation & management of marine mammals
  • BL5124 & BL4301 - Predator ecology in polar regions (Antarctic field trip)
  • BL5199 - MSc MMS Research Projects

St Andrews Teaching Excellence Award 2016

PhD student (graduated June 2015): Marina Costa (jointly with Prof Hammond), Project: Sympatric ecology of delphinids in the Egyptian Red Sea.

Research Interests:

Marine mammal ecology - distribution & habitat use, species interactions, conservation of vulnerable species, polar regions,

Research Project:

Chiloe Small Cetacean Project, southern Chile

source: symbiosis


Recent Publications:

Recent publications listed in research@st-andrews
Heinrich, S, Elwen, E & Bräger, S 2010, Patterns of sympatry in Lagenorhynchus and Cephalorhynchus: dolphins in different habitats. in B Würsig & M Würsig (eds), The dusky dolphin: master acrobat off different shores . Elsevier, pp. 313-332.
Kemper, CM, Pemberton, D, Cawthorn, M, Heinrich, S, Mann, J, Würsig, B, Shaughnessy, P & Gales, R 2003, Aquaculture and marine mammals: co-existence or conflict? in N Gales, M Hindell & R Kirkwood (eds), Marine mammals: fisheries, tourism, and management issues. CSIRO Publishing, pp. 208-225.
Samuels, A, Bejder, L, Constantine, R & Heinrich, S 2003, Swimming with wild cetaceans, with a special focus on the Southern Hemisphere. in N Gales, M Hindell & R Kirkwood (eds), Marine mammals: fisheries, tourism, and management issues. CSIRO Publishing, pp. 277-302.