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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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Recent publications


6  (of 6 published available) for pw234 with keyword Disturbance clear keyword filter. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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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 (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 (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 (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

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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