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.



Miller, P , Kvadsheim, PH, Lam, FPA , Tyack, PL , Curé, C , De Ruiter, SL , Kleivane, L, Sivle, LD, van IJsselmuide, SP, Visser, F, Wensveen, PJ, von Benda-Beckmann, AM, Martin Lopez, LM , Narazaki, T & Hooker, SK 2015, ' First indications that northern bottlenose whales are sensitive to behavioural disturbance from anthropogenic noise ' Royal Society Open Science , vol 2, 140484.
Wensveen, PJ, von Benda-Beckmann, AM, Ainslie, MA, Lam, F-PA, Kvadsheim, PH , Tyack, PL & Miller, PJO 2015, ' How effectively do horizontal and vertical response strategies of long-finned pilot whales reduce sound exposure from naval sonar? ' Marine Environmental Research , vol 106, pp. 68-81.
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 , vol 526, pp. 267-282.
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.
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