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 Ramp-up clear keyword filter. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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Journal of Experimental Biology
vol.220 pp.4150-4161
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