Dr Sonja Heinrich

Course Director, MSc Marine Mammal Science

tel: 01334 462628
fax: 01334 463443
email: sh52@st-andrews.ac.uk
room: 2.11  (SOI)
Scottish Oceans Institute
East Sands
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 8LB

General Information

Additional Information

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



Recent Publications

Hammond, PS, Heinrich, S, Hooker, SK & Tyack, PL 2017, Whales: Their past, present and future. Natural History Museum, London.
Gotz, T, Antunes, R & Heinrich, S 2010, 'Echolocation clicks of free-ranging Chilean dolphins (Cephalorhynchus eutropia)' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 128, no. 2, pp. 563-566. DOI: 10.1121/1.3353078
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.
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.
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.
McConkey, SD, McConnell, H, Lalas, C, Heinrich, S, Ludmerer, A, McNally, N, Borofsky, C, Schimanski, K & McIntosh, G 2002, 'A northward spread in the breeding distribution of the New Zealand sea lion Phocarctos hookeri' Australian Mammalogy, vol 24, pp. 97-106.
McConkey, SD, Heinrich, S, Lalas, C, McConnell, H & McNally, N 2002, 'Pattern of immigration of New Zealand sea lions Phocarctos hookeri to Otago, New Zealand: Implications for management' Australian Mammalogy, vol 24, pp. 107-116.

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