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 predator ecology - abundance, distribution & habitat use, species interactions, conservation of vulnerable species, polar regions,


Research Projects:

Conservation ecology of small cetaceans in southern Chile, e.g. Chiloe Small Cetacean Project (PI)

Using platform of opportunity data of Antarctic marine top predators (co-PI with Dr Lars Boehme)

Sympatric ecology of Lagenorhynchus/Cephalorhynchus dolphins (collaborator)


Professional Representation:

Member: IUCN Cetacean Specialist Group and Cetacean Red List Authority.


(source: symbiosis database)