St Andrews / Staff (Biology)
I am Dr Ellen C. Garland, a Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews, and I study cetacean song culture. My board research interests include animal culture, social learning, bioacoustics, and behavioural ecology. My main research focuses on cetaceans, and in particular the cultural transmission, vocal learning, and function of humpback whale song. I am also interested in vocal sequence analysis techniques, and using similarity in vocal displays to define population structures for conservation management.