Katherine Whyte

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Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland
JCMB, The King's Buildings,
Peter Guthrie Tait Road,
EDINBURGH, EH9 3FD, Scotland, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)131 650 4900

Katherine Whyte

Area of Work

I joined BioSS in 2021 as an Ecological and Environmental Statistician. My main area of work is in research into the potential effects of offshore renewable energy on seabirds and marine mammals, working closely with the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UKCEH). Prior to joining BioSS, I completed my PhD at the University of St Andrews, based at the Sea Mammal Research Unit and the Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling. My PhD work investigated the effects of sound disturbance on seals, using GPS tracking data from animal-borne tags to explore seal movement and dive activity during offshore wind farm construction.

Research Interests

My main research interests are in human-wildlife interactions, animal movement modelling, statistical ecology and marine biology. I am particularly interested in the effects of disturbance on animal movement behaviour, and in using and developing statistical methods to:

  1. further understand animal ecology in these contexts, and
  2. provide useful information for future management of human activities.

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