Dr Sonja Heinrich

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

SOI 2.11
tel. 01334 462628
fax. 01334 463443

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




Heinrich, S & Reeves, R Cephalorhynchus eutropia. https://doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T4160A50351955.en
Hammond, PS, Heinrich, S, Hooker, SK & Tyack, PL 2017, Whales: their past, present and future. Natural History Museum, London, London.
Gotz, T, Antunes, R & Heinrich, S 2010, 'Echolocation clicks of free-ranging Chilean dolphins (Cephalorhynchus eutropia)' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 128, no. 2, pp. 563-566. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.3353078
Heinrich, S, Elwen, E & Bräger, S 2010, Patterns of sympatry in Lagenorhynchus and Cephalorhynchus: dolphins in different habitats. in B Würsig & M Würsig (eds), The dusky dolphin: master acrobat off different shores . Elsevier, pp. 313-332.
Samuels, A, Bejder, L, Constantine, R & Heinrich, S 2003, Swimming with wild cetaceans, with a special focus on the Southern Hemisphere. in N Gales, M Hindell & R Kirkwood (eds), Marine mammals: fisheries, tourism, and management issues. CSIRO Publishing, pp. 277-302.
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