Prof Peter Tyack

Prof Peter Tyack

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Research Overview:

I am interested in the evolution of vocal learning in mammals and what effects this has on social behavior, especially mediating indvidual-specific relationships. My lab primarily studies cetaceans in the field, and we have developed new methods to sample behavior continuously from individuals. I am also concerned about the effects of anthropogenic sound on wildlife, and have studied effects of sounds such as naval sonar and airguns used for seismic survey on cetaceans. 


Recent publications

3  (of 3 published available) for plt with keyword Conservation clear keyword filter. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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2017 (27/10)
Journal of Cetacean Research and Management
vol.16 pp.29-38
2014 (2)
Conservation Biology
vol.28 pp.119-128
Modeling effectiveness of gradual increases in source level to mitigate effects of sonar on marine mammals.
Alexander von Benda-Beckman, Paul Wensveen, Petter Kvadsheim, Frans Peter Lam, Patrick Miller, Peter Lloyd Tyack, Michael Ainslie 
2013 (5)
Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
vol.88 pp.287–309
Estimating animal population density using passive acoustics
Tiago A. Marques, Len Thomas, Stephen Martin, David Mellinger, Jessica Ward, David Moretti, Danielle Harris, Peter Lloyd Tyack