Biology of Marine MammalsSemester Course

Biology of Marine Mammals, elective course at DIS Copenhagen
Major Discipline(s)
Biology, Environmental Science
Type
Elective Course
Available
Fall/Spring semester
Credit(s)
3

NOTE: The lab course, Biology of Marine Mammals Lab, will not be offered in the spring 2021 semester. It will be offered in fall 2021 and future semesters.

A comparative study of marine mammal anatomy, morphology, physiology, life history and behavior, and adaptation to marine existence. The course includes the study of the effect of human activities on marine mammals with special reference to Northern European waters.

Faculty

Katja Vinding Petersen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Distribution, habitat use, behavior, and sound communication), Zoology Dept., Whale Unit, University of Pretoria, 2016. M.S. (Biology and Didactics), University of Copenhagen, 2007. Research associate at Statens Serum Institute, Denmark (2012-2016). TV presenter at “Physics at sea”, Galathea 3 Expedition (2008). Has worked with marine mammals in the field in, Iceland, Northern Norway, Greenland, and South Africa. Local stranding responsible In the Overstrand Region, South Africa (2010-2012). Founder of the Danish Maine Mammal Society (2003). With DIS since 2019.