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Prof Peter Tyack

Prof Peter Tyack
Professor


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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 DAS clear keyword filter. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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Journal of Experimental Biology
vol.220 pp.4150-4161
(Article)
Lack of behavioural responses of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) indicate limited effectiveness of sonar mitigation
Paul Wensveen, Petter H. Kvadsheim, Frans-Peter A. Lam, Alexander M. von Benda-Beckmann, Lise D. Sivle, Fleur Visser, Charlotte Cure, Peter Lloyd Tyack, Patrick Miller 
Keywords: Behavioural response, Hearing loss, Naval sonar, Baleen whale, Anthropogenic noise, Ramp-up
2016 (21/9)
Journal of Experimental Biology
vol.219 pp.2898-2907
(Article)
Discrimination of fast click series produced by tagged Risso’s dolphins (Grampus griseus) for echolocation or communication
Patricia Arranz Alonso, Stacy Lynn De Ruiter, Alison Stimpert, Ari Friedlaender, Jeremy Goldbogen, Fleur Visser, John Calambokidis, Brandon Southall, Peter Lloyd Tyack 
Keywords: Biosonar, Pulsed sound, Buzz, Burst pulse, Jerk, Foraging behavior

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