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Dr Paul Wensveen

Dr Paul Wensveen
Visiting Scholar


I’m a marine ecologist and acoustician working as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Iceland. I'm also a Visiting Scholar with Prof Patrick Miller at the University of St Andrews.

Research interests: Effects of noise on wildlife, Animal behaviour and movement, Biologging and biotelemetry, Acoustic ecology, Quantitative ecology, and Sensory biology

Research ongoing: Behavioural effects of naval sonar on northern bottlenose and sperm whales and Ecological monitoring through passive acoustics of marine mammals and songbirds in Iceland.

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Research Overview:

 

Recent publications


20  (of 28 published available) for pw234. (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
vol.875 pp.1197-1203
(Chapter)
Assessing the effectiveness of ramp-up during sonar operations using exposure models
Alexander M. Von Benda-Beckmann, Paul Wensveen, Petter H. Kvadsheim, Frans-Peter A Lam, Patrick Miller, Peter Lloyd Tyack, Michael A. Ainslie 
Keywords: Killer whales, Mitigation, Ramp-up, Soft start, SonarBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all), Medicine(all)
2016 (6/10)
Endangered Species Research
vol.31 pp.89-102
(Article)
Biological significance of sperm whale responses to sonar: comparison with anti-predator responses
Charlotte Curé, Saana Isojunno, Fleur Visser, Paul Wensveen, Lise D. Sivle, Petter H. Kvadsheim, Frans-Peter A. Lam, Patrick Miller 
Keywords: Sperm whales, Behavioral responses, Naval sonar, Anti-predator responses, Anthropogenic disturbance
2016
vol.875 pp.589-598
(Chapter)
Controlled sonar exposure experiments on cetaceans in norwegian waters
Frans-Peter A Lam, Petter H. Kvadsheim, Patrick Miller, Peter Lloyd Tyack, Michael A. Ainslie, Charlotte Cure, Lars Kleivane, Lise Doksaeter Sivle, Sander P. Van Ijsselmuide, Fleur Visser, Alexander M. Von Benda-Beckmann, Paul Wensveen, René P A Dekeling 
Keywords: Behavioral response, Dose response, SonarBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all), Medicine(all)
2016 (12)
Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics
vol.27 
(Review article)
From physiology to policy
Natacha Aguilar de Soto, Sascha Kate Hooker, Saana Isojunno, Mark Johnson, Patrick Miller, Peter Lloyd Tyack, Paul Wensveen, Carl Robert Donovan, Catriona M Harris, Danielle Harris, Laura Helen Marshall, Cornelia Sabrina Oedekoven, Rocio Prieto, Len Thomas 
2016 (29/12)
Marine Ecology Progress Series
vol.562 pp.211-220
(Article)
Naval sonar disrupts foraging behaviour in humpback whales
Lise D. Sivle, Paul Wensveen, Petter Kvadsheim, Frans-Peter A. Lam, Fleur Visser, Charlotte Cure, Catriona M Harris, Peter Lloyd Tyack, Patrick Miller 
Keywords: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, Naval sonar, Behavioral response, Lung feeding
2016 (3/8)
Journal of Experimental Biology
vol.219 pp.2271-2275
(Article)
2016 (8/2)
Ecological Applications
vol.26 pp.77-93
(Article)
2015 (3/6)
Royal Society Open Science
vol.2 
(Article)
First indications that northern bottlenose whales are sensitive to behavioural disturbance from anthropogenic noise
Patrick Miller, P H Kvadsheim, F P A Lam, Peter Lloyd Tyack, C Cure, Stacy Lynn De Ruiter, L Kleivane, L D Sivle, S P van IJsselmuide, F Visser, Paul Wensveen, A M von Benda-Beckmann, Lucía Martina Martín López, Tomoko Narazaki, Sascha Kate Hooker 
Keywords: Bottlenose whale, Anthropogenic noise, Behavioural response, Mitigation, Naval sonar, Hyperoodon ampullatus
2015 (5)
Marine Environmental Research
vol.106 pp.68-81
(Article)
How effectively do horizontal and vertical response strategies of long-finned pilot whales reduce sound exposure from naval sonar?
Paul Wensveen, Alexander M von Benda-Beckmann, Michael A Ainslie, Frans-Peter A Lam, Petter H Kvadsheim, Peter Lloyd Tyack, Patrick Miller 
Keywords: Cetaceans, Disturbance, Behaviour, Environmental impact, Noise, Risk assessment, Individual-based models, Sonar
2015 (22/4)
Marine Ecology Progress Series
vol.526 pp.267-282
(Article)
Predator sound playbacks reveal strong avoidance responses in a fight strategist baleen whale
Charlotte Cure, Lise Doksaeter-Sivle, Fleur Visser, Paul Wensveen, Saana Isojunno, Catriona M Harris, Petter Kvadsheim, Frans-Peter Lam, Patrick Miller 
Keywords: Anti-predator strategy, Predator sound playbacks, Multi-sensor tag, Behavioural responses, Horizontal avoidance, Baleen whale, Humpback whale
2015 (19/11)
Aquatic Mammals
vol.41 pp.469-502
(Article)
Severity of expert-identified behavioural responses of humpback whale, minke whale, and northern bottlenose whale to naval sonar
Lise D. Sivle, Petter H. Kvadsheim, Charlotte Cure, Saana Isojunno, Paul Wensveen, Frans-Peter A. Lam, Fleur Visser, Lars Kleivane, Peter Lloyd Tyack, Catriona M Harris, Patrick Miller 
Keywords: Behavioural response, Naval sonar, Severity scoring, Humpback whale, Mega, minke whale, Balaenoptera acutorostrata, Northern bottlenose whale, Hyperoodon ampullatus, controlled exposure experiment, arctic biology
2014 (2)
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
vol.135 pp.975-993
(Article)
Dose-response relationships for the onset of avoidance of sonar by free-ranging killer whales
Patrick Miller, Ricardo Nuno Antunes, Paul Wensveen, Filipa Isabel Pereira Samarra, Ana Catarina De Carvalho Alves, Peter Lloyd Tyack, Petter H. Kvadsheim, Lars Kleivane, Frans-Peter A. Lam, Michael A. Ainslie, Len Thomas 
2014 (2)
Journal of Experimental Biology
vol.217 pp.359-369
(Article)
2014 (15/6)
Marine Pollution Bulletin
vol.83 pp.165-180
(Article)
2014 (2)
Conservation Biology
vol.28 pp.119-128
(Article)
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 
2012 (3)
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
vol.131 pp.2325-2333
(Review article)

Contact Details:

Dr Paul Wensveen
Bute Building
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 9TS
Fife
UK

tel: 01334 463607
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room: B5
email: pw234@st-andrews.ac.uk

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