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,


Recent publications

8  (of 8 published available) for sh52. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
Please click title of any item for full details.

2017 (1/8)

(Other contribution)
Cephalorhynchus eutropia
Sonja Heinrich, Randall Reeves 
2017 (14/7)

Philip Steven Hammond, Sonja Heinrich, Sascha Kate Hooker, Peter Lloyd Tyack 
2010 (8)
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
vol.128 pp.563-566
Echolocation clicks of free-ranging Chilean dolphins (Cephalorhynchus eutropia)
Thomas Goetz, Ricardo Nuno Antunes, Sonja Heinrich 
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 
Swimming with wild cetaceans, with a special focus on the Southern Hemisphere
A Samuels, L Bejder, R Constantine, Sonja Heinrich 
Australian Mammalogy
vol.24 pp.97-106
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
vol.24 pp.107-116