University of St Andrews
Sea Mammal Research Unit

Mr Paul Wensveen
Postgraduate Student

Bute Building
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 9TS

I'm a PhD student supervised by Dr Patrick Miller (SMRU) and Dr Len Thomas (CREEM). My scientific interests within marine mammal science involve underwater acoustics, sound perception, behavioural and physiological responses to man-made noise, movement ecology, and risk mitigation for noise exposure to marine mammals.



Cure, C, Doksaeter-Sivle, L, Visser, F, Wensveen, PJ, Isojunno, S , Harris, CM , Kvadsheim, P, Lam, F-P & Miller, P 2015, ' Predator sound playbacks reveal strong avoidance responses in a fight strategist baleen whale ' Marine Ecology Progress Series .
Antunes, R , Kvadsheim, PH, Lam, FPA , Tyack, PL , Thomas, L , Wensveen, PJ & Miller, PJO 2014, ' High thresholds for avoidance of sonar by free-ranging long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas) ' Marine Pollution Bulletin , vol 83, no. 1, pp. 165-180.
Wensveen, PJ, Huijser, LAE, Hoek, L & Kastelein, RA 2014, ' Equal latency contours and auditory weighting functions for the harbour porpoise ( Phocoena phocoena ) ' Journal of Experimental Biology , vol 217, no. 3, pp. 359-369.
von Benda-Beckman, A, Wensveen, PJ, Kvadsheim, P, Lam, FP , Miller, P , Tyack, PL & Ainslie, M 2014, ' Modeling effectiveness of gradual increases in source level to mitigate effects of sonar on marine mammals. ' Conservation Biology , vol 28, no. 1, pp. 119-128.
Miller, P , Antunes, RN , Wensveen, PJ , Samarra, FIP , Alves, ACDC , Tyack, PL , Kvadsheim, PH, Kleivane, L, Lam, F-PA, Ainslie, MA & Thomas, L 2014, ' Dose-response relationships for the onset of avoidance of sonar by free-ranging killer whales ' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America , vol 135, no. 2, pp. 975-993.