Prof Peter Tyack

Prof Peter Tyack

Professor (Research Focused) (Re-engaged)

Researcher profile

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Research areas

I am interested in the evolution of vocal learning in mammals and what effects this has on social behavior, especially mediating indvidual-specific relationships. My lab primarily studies cetaceans in the field, and we have developed new methods to sample behavior continuously from individuals. I am also concerned about the effects of anthropogenic sound on wildlife, and have studied effects of sounds such as naval sonar and airguns used for seismic survey on cetaceans. 

PhD supervision

  • Leigh Hickmott
  • Julia Sutherland

Selected publications


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