Assistant Professor of Marine Biology, Aarhus University
Most of my past and current research focuses on assessing anthropogenic impacts on marine mammals, in particular baleen whales.
I am interested in how behavioural changes, caused by human disturbance can influence population dynamics by affecting individual survival and reproduction. Further, I’m interested in how such non-lethal effects can be incorporated into existing management frameworks to aid in conservation.
To understand the relationship between behaviour and population dynamics, I have worked in a number of research areas, including behavioural ecology, physiology, bioenergetics and reproductive biology.
Apart from whales, I have also done research on sea turtles (movement ecology), sharks (attacks rates), snakes (morphometrics and reproduction) and invertebrates. I have a strong interest in ecological modelling and statistics, in particular time series analyses, spatial analyses, and individual based models.
Whales are the largest animals on the planet, and important predators in the marine ecosystem. As a marine biologist I have been lucky enough to see them up close. Its an amazing experience to watch a whale mother, 14...