Dr Patricia Arranz Alonso

Research Fellow

SOI Room 1.18
tel. 01334 462679

As a Master’s student at the University of Las Palmas I led the first taxonomic studies of ichthyoplankton in the island of El Hierro, Canaries. Soon after I enrolled into a PhD program at the University of La Laguna studying the foraging ecology and habitat selection by Blainville's beaked whales. From an integrative perspective, I used these results for the scientific design of a marine protected area for cetaceans in the Canary Islands.

I am currently working at Peter Tyack’s Lab on the Southern California Behavioral Response Study. My analysis primarily focuses on quantifying the foraging and diving behavior of free-ranging Risso’s dolphins (Grampus griseus).



Arranz Alonso, P, Benoit-Bird, K, Friedlaender, AS, Hazen, EL, Goldbogen, JA, Stimpert, AK, De Ruiter, SL, Calambokidis, J, Southall, B, Fahlman, A & Tyack, PL 2019, 'Diving behavior and fine-scale kinematics of free-ranging Risso’s dolphins foraging in shallow and deep-water habitats' Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2019.00053
Arranz Alonso, P, DeRuiter, SL, Stimpert, AK, Neves, S, Friedlaender, AS, Goldbogen, JA, Visser, F, Calambokidis, J, Southall, BL & Tyack, PL 2016, 'Discrimination of fast click series produced by tagged Risso’s dolphins (Grampus griseus) for echolocation or communication' Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 219, no. 18, pp. 2898-2907. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.144295
Dr Patricia Arranz Alonso
Scottish Oceans Institute
East Sands
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 8LB

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