Dr Sonja Heinrich

Dr Sonja Heinrich
Senior Lecturer (education-focussed) & Director of Postgraduate Teaching

Departmental duties

Director of Postgraduate Teaching

Chair, Postgraduate Teaching Committee

Module organiser:

  • BL5210 - Principles of marine mammal biology
  • BL5104 - Conservation & management of marine mammals
  • BL5124 & BL4301 - Predator ecology in polar regions (Antarctic field trip)

Contributing to BL5310 (Marine Biodiversity & Ecosystem Function), BL5304 (Ecosystem-based Management of Marine Systems), BL4258 (Foraging in Marine Mammals)

St Andrews Teaching Excellence Award 2016

PhD student (graduated June 2015): Marina Costa (jointly with Prof Hammond), Project: Sympatric ecology of delphinids in the Egyptian Red Sea.

Research Interests:

Marine mammal ecology - distribution & habitat use, species interactions, conservation of vulnerable species, polar regions,

Research Project:

Chiloe Small Cetacean Project, southern Chile

source: symbiosis

Research Overview:

sympatric ecology, conservation biology of marine mammals,


9 (of 9 published available) for sh52. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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Phocoena spinipinnis F. Felix, J. Alfaro, J. Reyes, J. Mangel, N. Dellabianca, Sonja Heinrich, E. Crespo
Cephalorhynchus eutropia Sonja Heinrich, Randall Reeves
Whales Philip Steven Hammond, Sonja Heinrich, Sascha Kate Hooker, Peter Lloyd Tyack
Echolocation clicks of free-ranging Chilean dolphins (Cephalorhynchus eutropia) Thomas Goetz, Ricardo Nuno Antunes, Sonja Heinrich
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2010 vol.128 pp.563-566
Aquaculture and marine mammals: co-existence or conflict? C M Kemper, D Pemberton, M Cawthorn, Sonja Heinrich, J Mann, B Würsig, P Shaughnessy, R Gales
2003 pp.208-225
Swimming with wild cetaceans, with a special focus on the Southern Hemisphere A Samuels, L Bejder, R Constantine, Sonja Heinrich
2003 pp.277-302
A northward spread in the breeding distribution of the New Zealand sea lion Phocarctos hookeri S D McConkey, H McConnell, C Lalas, Sonja Heinrich, A Ludmerer, N McNally, C Borofsky, K Schimanski, G McIntosh
Australian Mammalogy 2002 vol.24 pp.97-106
Pattern of immigration of New Zealand sea lions Phocarctos hookeri to Otago, New Zealand: Implications for management S D McConkey, Sonja Heinrich, C Lalas, H McConnell, N McNally
Australian Mammalogy 2002 vol.24 pp.107-116