Victoria Warren

Victoria Warren

Victoria is a consultant based in the Wellington office, specialising in underwater acoustics. She joined Marshall Day Acoustics in 2021 after completing a PhD in marine science through the University of Auckland. Her doctoral thesis was entitled ‘Temporal and spatial distributions of baleen whales in central New Zealand, based on passive acoustic monitoring’. The findings of Victoria’s thesis revealed previously unknown information about the seasonal movements of vocal whale species that are found around the Cook Strait region of New Zealand.

Prior to her PhD, Victoria has worked as a bioacoustician at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, and at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany. Victoria’s background is in marine biology; her work initially focused on sounds produced by marine mammals, but her interests have developed into all aspects of acoustical physics, and she is particularly interested in sound propagation in various environments.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • PhD Marine Science, University of Auckland
  • MRes Marine Mammal Science (with distinction), University of St Andrews, Scotland
  • BSc Marine Vertebrate Zoology (first class honours), Bangor University, Wales

Publications

Marine soundscape variation reveals insights into baleen whales and their environment: a case study in central New Zealand (2021) Deep-diving beaked whales dive together but forage apart (2021) Passive acoustic monitoring reveals spatio-temporal distributions of Antarctic and pygmy blue whales around central New Zealand (2021) Migratory insights from singing humpback whales recorded around central New Zealand (2020) Short-term responses of sperm whales Physeter macrocephalus to the attachment of suction cup tags (2020) Spatio-temporal variation in click production rates of beaked whales: Implications for passive acoustic density estimation (2017)

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