Senior Research Fellow, Sea Mammal Research Unit, School of Biology


I am interested in the marine ecosystem and species at the interface between the marine and terrestrial environments, namely seals and seabirds which are dependent on the marine ecosystem for food but on the terrestrial environment for breeding. I am particularly interested in interactions on various levels: among different taxa, between species and humans, and between species and their changing environment.

Selected publications

Whyte KF, Russell DJF, Sparling CE, Binnerts B, Hastie GD (2020). Estimating the effects of pile driving sounds on seals: Pitfalls and possibilities. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 147: 3948-3958.