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

1  (of 1 published available) for plt with keyword Foraging energetics clear keyword filter. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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2019 (12/3)
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Diving behavior and fine-scale kinematics of free-ranging Risso’s dolphins foraging in shallow and deep-water habitats
Patricia Arranz Alonso, Kelly Benoit-Bird, Ari S. Friedlaender, Elliot L. Hazen, Jeremy A. Goldbogen, Alison K. Stimpert, Stacy Lynn De Ruiter, John Calambokidis, Brandon Southall, Andreas Fahlman, Peter Lloyd Tyack 
Keywords: Deep diving odontocete, Foraging energetics, Marine mammal, Grampus griseus, Activity level, Prey value, Central place foraging theory