THESIS WORK AND SUPERVISION OF POSTGRADUATE, GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

 

An internship period with the BDRI offers an excellent opportunity for qualified and motivated individuals to obtain field and laboratory training in marine mammal’s research methodology and analysis under the mentorship of experienced bottlenose dolphin researchers. Undergraduate and postgraduate student research projects can also be supported with boat time and office space. Students can also present this personal research project as their thesis work (Bachelor, Master, Diploma, etc.). Please download the internships and thesis general information.

 

99. Jessica Ceglareck, 2018. Impact of noise pollution of whistle production of bottlenose dolphins. Bachelor of Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

98. Valentina Rossi, 2018. Boat traffic impact on bottlenose dolphins’ behaviour. Bachelor of Science, Università degli studi di Udine, Italy.

97. Alex Govoni, 2018. Bottlenose dolphin distribution and shellfish aquaculture. Bachelor of Science, Università di Bologna, Italy.

96. Lora Almutairi, 2018. The effect of boat disturbance (maritime traffic) on bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) behaviour in the ría de Arousa. Master of Science, York University, UK.

95. Madeleine Nedelcu, 2018. The diet of Lutra lutra in Galician waters. Bachelor of Science, University of Vienna, Austria.

94. Lucie Reinwalt, 2018. Sound production in relation to activity, background noise and group size in the resident population of bottlenose dolphins of the Ría de Arousa, Spain. Master of Science, University College Dublin, Ireland.

93. Tamara Narganes, 2018. Using habitat model to identify suitable sites for marine protected areas for harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in Galician waters, NW Spain. Bachelor of Science, York University, UK.

92. Shannon Moore, 2018. Marine vessel traffic and bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) behavior. Bachelor of Science, St. Olaf College, USA.

91. Estel Villanueva, 2018. Distribution del delfín mular (Tursiops truncatus) en la Ría de Arousa. Bachelor of Science, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain.

90. Laura Stock, 2018. Spatial analysis of dolphin populations and marine vessels using GIS in order to inform of the best areas for the creation of marine protected areas. Master of Science, Queen’s University Belfast, UK.

89. Nastasia Belle, 2018. Caratéristique de la production de sons par une population de grand dauphin (Tursiops truncatus) dans la baie d’Arousa (NO Espagne). Bachelor of Science, Université de La Rochelle, France.

88. Matthew Anderson, 2018. The effect of marine traffic on the behaviour of bottlenose dolphin. Bachelor of Science, University of Hull, UK.

87. Andy Quellec, 2018. Recreational boat impact on Tursiops truncatus distribution in the Ría de Arousa. Bachelor of Science, Université de La Rochelle, France.

86. Robin Garçon, 2018. Distribution du grand dauphin (Tursiops truncatus) dans la Ría d’Arousa (Espagne). Bachelor of Science, Université Paris Sud, France.

85. Lucas Bouyge, 2018. Études des variables naturelles qui influencent la distribution du dauphin commun à bec court le long de la côte sud de la Galice, dans le nord ouest de l’Espagne. Master of Science, Université de Corse Pascal Paoli, France.

84. Oriane Peigner, 2018. Modélisation trophique : la place du grand dauphin au sein de l’écosystème de la Ría d’Arousa, Galice. Master of Science, Université de Corse Pascal Paoli, France.

83. Jeanne Bienvenut, 2018. Étude du comportement de plongée des grands dauphins (Tursiops truncatus) dans la Ría d’Arousa en Galice (Espagne) via l’analyse de modèles respiratoires. Bachelor of Science, Université de Nantes, France.

82. Capucine Szilas, 2018.Variation dans le comportement de plongée du grand dauphin (Tursiops truncatus) exposé au traffic maritime dans la Ría d’Arousa (Galice, Espagne). Master of Science, Université de Tours, France.

81. Sarah Bienassis, 2018. Distribution du grand dauphin (Tursiops truncatus) dans la Ría d’Arousa et relation avec la presence de plastique. Bachelor of Science, Université de Nantes, France.

80. Manon Briendo, 2018. Étude du mode de distribution spatiale du grand dauphin et de l’impact humain dans les eaux galiciennes en vue de la creation d’aires marines protégées. Master of Science, Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale, France.

79. Oihana Olhasque, 2018. Impact des filets et des nasses de pêches sur le comportement du grand dauphin (Tursiops truncatus) dans la baie d’Arousa (Galice, Espagne). Bachelor of Science, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, France.

78. Sophia Ighiouer, 2018. Influence des variables environnementales sur la distribution du grand dauphin dans la Ría d’Arousa, au nord ouest de l’Espagne. Master of Science, École Pratique des Hautes Études Paris, France.

77. Loïc Leseignoux, 2018. Impact of marine traffic on bottlenose dolphins’ behaviour. Master of Science, Université de La Rochelle, France.

76. Clémentine Séguigne, 2017. Intra population variability of social communication in bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Master of Science, Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, Paris, France.

75. María Cajal, 2017. Distribución espacial del delfín mular en la Ría de Arousa e influencia de las activades de pesca de enmalle. Bachelor of Science, Universidad Autónoma Madrid, Spain.

74. Jessica Chen, 2017. Influence of group size and presence of calves on bottlenose dolphins’ behaviour. Bachelor of Science, University of California, Davis, USA.

73. Xavier Guarinos, 2017. Distribution des grands dauphins et traffic maritime dans la Ría d’Arousa, Espagne. Bachelor of Science, Université Aix-Marseille, France.
72. Florian Barthe, 2017. Effets des variables environnementales sur la distribution du grand dauphin (Tursiops truncatus) dans la Ría d’Arousa (Galice, Espagne). Master of Science, Marine Biology, Université de Bordeaux, France.
71. Blanca Ferriz Rosell, 2017. Effect of behaviour on free wild bottlenose dolphins' whistles in the Arousa ria, Galicia. Bachelor of Science, University Vic, Barcelona, Spain.

70. Marie-Charlotte Lefèvre, 2017. Co-occurrence of bottlenose dolphins and marine birds in the Ría of Arousa, Spain. Bachelor of Science, Université de Rouen, France.

69. Emma Persyn, 2017. Impact des filets de pêche sur la distribution du grand dauphin dans la Ría d’Arousa, Galice, Espagne. Master of Science (1st year), Université de Poitiers, France.

68. Maria Ferrer, 2017. Caracterización de silbidos del delfín mular en la ría de Arousa, Spain. Bachelor thesis in Biology, Universidad de Vigo, Spain.

67. Paul Batard, 2017. Influence du comportement, de la taille de groupe et de la présence de juvéniles sur la production vocale du grand dauphin. Master of Science(1st year), Université d’Angers, France.

66. Sara Simoes, 2017. Bottlenose dolphin behaviour in the Arousa firth, Spain. Bachelor of Science, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal.

65. Mafalda Roque, 2017. Bachelor, Bottlenose dolphin ecology in the Arousa firth, Spain. Bachelor of Science, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal.
64. Maxime Lauvergeon, 2017. Influence de la taille du groupe et de la présence de petits sur le comportement du grand dauphin (Tursiops truncatus). Master of Science thesis, Université de Reims, France.
63. Kevin Biscaye, 2017. Distribution du marsouin commun (Phocoena phocoena) au sud de la côte Galicienne (Espagne). Bachelor of Science, Université de La Rochelle, France.
62. Damien Devilly, 2017. Distribution du dauphin commun (Delphinus delphis, Linnaeus - 1758) au large de la Ria d’Arousa (Nord-Ouest de l’Espagne). Bachelor of Science, Université de La Rochelle, France.
61. Sophie Lopez Carmona, 2017. Impact des filets maillants sur la distribution du grand dauphin (Tursiops truncatus) dans la baie d’Arousa (NO Espagne). Bachelor of Science, Université d’Avignon et des Pays du Vaucluse, France.
60. Arnaud Puig, 2017. Impact of seines fisheries on bottlenose dolphins’ distribution in Galica, Spain. Master of Science (1st year), Université de Perpignan, France.

59. Lucianne Sarson, 2016. Diving behaviour and the variation of synchrony ratios in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) of two coastal populations. Bachelor of Science, Cardiff University, UK.
58. Tanais Menendez, 2016. Estudio de los factores ambientales que condicionan el nicho ecológico y la distribución espacial del delfín mular (Tursiops truncatus, Montagu, 1821) en la Ría de Arosa. Master of Science, Universida de Vigo, Spain.
57. Aude Mazurie Desgarennes, 2016. Modélisation de l’habitat préférentiel du Grand Dauphin selon les facteurs environnementaux du milieu. Master of Science, Université de Poitiers, France.

56. Kamel Benali, 2016. Distribution saisonnière du grand dauphin dans la baie d’Arousa (Galice, Espagne) en 2015. Master of Science (1st year), Université de Perpignan via Domitia, France.
55. Ylenia Vimercati, 2016. A comparative study of whistles characteristics between Atlantic and Mediterranean populations of wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Master of Science thesis, Universita degli studi di Milano, Italy.
54. Julia Boucachard, 2016. Influence de la pêche au filet sur la distribution de la population de grands dauphins dans la baie d’Arousa (Galice, Espagne). Master of Science (1st year), Université de Nantes, France.
53. Justine Ngosso Macky, 2016. Impact du trafic maritime sur la distribution du grand dauphin dans la baie d’Arousa, Galice, Espagne. Bachelor of Science, Université Paris 11, France.
52. Sophie Forgeron, 2016. Caractéristiques et fréquence de production des sifflements d’une population de grand dauphin, dans la baie d’Arousa, Espagne. Master of Science (1st year), Université de Poitiers, France.
51. Emma Salminen 2015. Using Species Distribution Modeling (SDM) to predict the distribution of the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) in the Ría de Arousa, NW Spain. Master of Science, Environmental and Marine Biology at Åbo Akademi, Turku, Finland

50. Mary Kate Bolger 2015. The whistles characteristics of bottlenose dolphins in Galicia, Spain, and the effects of group size and composition. Bachelor of Science, University of Cork, Ireland.

49. Fabian Wynne 2014. Distribution and habitat use in two populations of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, from north-east Sardinia and north-west Spain. MSc Wildlife Conservation, University of Chester, UK.

48. Pech, C, 2014. The impact of a shellfish farm on the distribution and group size of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Galicia, Spain. Bachelor of Science , University of Natural Resources and Life Science, Vienna, Austria.
47. Schuette, M, 2014. Ooliths-based analysis of the diet of common dolphin, Delphinus delphis, in Galician waters. Science project in Biological sciences, Leibniz University Hannover

46. Collalto, M, 2013. Temporal dynamic simulation of the impacts of fisheries on bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) along the north-eastern coast of Sardinia. Master's degree Thesis in Biology, University of Padova, Italy.

45. Schoos, J, 2013. Signature whistle production and characteristics in resident bottlenose dolphins in Sardinia, Italy. Master's degree Thesis in Biology, University of Copenhagen, Demmark.
44. Luo, J, 2013. Presence of bottlenose dolphins in relation with a marine fin fish farm in Sardinia, Italy. Science project in Biological Sciences, Beloit college, Wisconsin, USA.

43. Rush, S, 2013. Individual ranging patterns of Tursiops truncatus to examine partitioning of habitat use within Golfo Aranci, Sardinia. Bachelor Science in Marine Biology, Plymouth University, UK.
42. Van Oven, A, 2013. Anthropogenic-induced behavioural changes of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) along the north-eastern coast of Sardinia (Italy) Science project in Environmental Sciences, van Hall Larenstein Institute of Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.
41. De Heus, L, 2013. Whistle production rates and characteristics in a resident community of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sardinia, Italy. Master's degree Thesis in Biology, Wageningen University (WUR), the Netherlands.

40. Huisman, A, 2013. Respiratory patterns of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) along the northeastern coast of Sardinia (Italy) Science project in Environmental Sciences, van Hall Larenstein Institute of Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.

39. Piazza C, 2013. Use of home range and habitat preferences by resident bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sardinia, Italy. Master's degree Thesis in Biology, University of Turin, Italy.

38. Goede L, 2013. Use of home by resident bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sardinia, Italy. Science project in Environmental Sciences, van Hall Larenstein Institute of Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.

37. Serra Elias, 2013. Whistle production rates in a resident community of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sardinia. Master's degree Thesis in Biology, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Italy.
36. Slivar K, 2013. Use of home range and habitat preferentes of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sardinia, Italy. Master's degree Thesis in Biology, University of Bodenkultur Wien, Vienna, Austria.
35. Virginie Scanga, 2012. Contribution à l’etude des caracteristiques des sifflements d’une population sauvage de Grands Dauphins (Tursiops truncatus) dans le Nord de la Sardaigne, Italie. Master's degree Thesis in Veterinary. University of Claude-Bernard-Lyon I, France.

34. Niki Karagkouni, 2011. Spatio-temporal distribution of resident bottlenose dolphins in the north-eastern Sardinia in relationship with human activities. Master Science in Environmental sciences, Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

33. Catalina Angel Yunda, 2011. Spatio-temporal distribution of resident bottlenose dolphins in the north-eastern Sardinia in relationship with human activities. Master Science in Environmental sciences Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

32. Anita Leonbruni, 2011. Anthropogenic-induced behavioural changes of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sardinia. Bachelor of Science in Biology, Università di Torino, Italy.

31. Axelle Cruder, 2011. Influence of experimental boat approaches on the diving behaviour of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Master of Science in Applied Ecology and Ethology, University Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France.

30. Thom Ewes, 2011. Anthropogenic-induced changes in respiratory behaviour of Common Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) off Sardinia, Italy. Bachelor of Science in Biology, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

29. Selma Bajraktarevic, 2010. Acoustic communication and associated behaviour of the common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Aranci bay, Sardinia. Master's degree Thesis in Marine Biology, University of Lund, Sweden.
28. Virginia Sciacca, 2010. Whistle characteristics of free-ranging bottlenose dolphins. Bachelor's degree Thesis in Marine Biology, University of Messina, Italy.
27. Federica Pavarino, 2010. Anthropogenic induced behavioural changes of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sardinia, Italy. Bachelor's degree Thesis in Biology, University of Turin, Italy.
26. Francesca Fabiano, 2010. Fotoidentificazione del tursiope nel Golfo di Alghero, Sardegna. Master's degree Thesis in Biology, University of Sassari, Sardinia, Italy.
25. Selly Rabino, 2010. Distribuzione del tursiope nella costa nordovest della Sardegna. Master's degree Thesis in Biology, University of Sassari, Sardinia, Italy.
24. Sarah Miller, 2009. Trial of an acoustic harassment device for prevention of bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) bycatch. Thesis project in Marine Biology and Oceanography. University de Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), Paris, France.
23. Szilvi Cseke, 2009. Characteristics of Whistles from Resident Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in northeast Sardinia, Italy. Student Research Project, University of Bremen, Germany.
22. Claudia Casas, 2009. Informe de práctica profesional en biología. University Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela.

21. Michela Biello, 2009. Relazione tra inquinamento acustico e produzione sonora del tursiope nella costa nororientale della Sardegna. Thesis project in Biology. University of Bologna, Italy.
20. Stefania Klayn, 2009. Bottlenose dolphin distribution and presence during winter months in Sardinia. Thesis project in Marine Biology. European Institute of Marine Studies (Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer = IUEM), Brest, France.

19. Sara Mirasole 2008. Influence of noise polution on dolphins comunication. Bachelor degree thesis in Environmental Sciences. University of Padua, Italy.
18. Cairstie Grassie 2008. Influence of marine traffic on bottlenose dolphin behaviour. Master's degree thesis in Marine biology. University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
17. Courtney Patson 2007. Bottlenose dolphin vocalizations. Bachelor degree thesis in Marine Biology. Cornell Institute, New York, USA.

16. Mandy Bunke 2007. Role of bottlenose dolphins in Ecosystem influenced by aquaculture. Master's degree thesis in Marine biology. University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
15. Rosella Troncote 2007. Interacción entre delfines y redes de enmalle en la isla de Cerdeña (Italia). Master's thesis in marine biology. International University of Barcelona, Spain.
14. Clara Castel Renieblas 2007. Relación entre delfines y acuicultura en la isla de Cerdeña (Italia). Master's degree thesis in Marine biology and Aquaculture (DEA). University of Barcelona. Spain.
13. Francesca Marotta 2007. Relazione tra l'inquinamento acustico e la presenza di delfini nella costa nord-orientale della Sardegna (Italia). Bachelor degree thesis in Marine Biology. University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy.
12. Verena Peschko 2007. Characterization of bottlenose dolphins' burst-pulsed sounds in Sardinia Island. Diploma thesis in Zoology. University of Kiel, Germany.
11. Alberto Bilbao Prieto 2007. Presencia y parámetros respiratorios de un ejemplar de delfín mular solitario. DEA, Master's degree thesis in Marine Biology. University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

10. Kristina Neef 2007. Characterization and analysis of bottlenose dolphins' whistles in Sardinia Island. Diploma thesis in Biological Sciences. University of Kiel. Germany.

9. Naomi Stolwijk 2007. Ecological factors influencing bottlenose dolphin presence during winter months. Diploma thesis in Environmental Sciences. Hogeschool Van Hall Larestein. Nederland.
8. Kari Underhill 2006. Boat traffic effects on the diving behaviour of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sardinia (Italy). Master's degree thesis in Marine Mammals. University of Bangor, Wales.
7. Miriam Fanigliulo 2006. Social signal production in groups of free ranging bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) over changes in group size. Bachelor degree thesis in Environmental Biology. University of Applied Science, Bremen, Germany.
6. Yvonne Dartsch 2006. Analysis of social sounds produced by free ranging bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) over changes in behaviour. Bachelor degree thesis in Environmental Biology. University of Applied Science, Bremen, Germany.

5. Federica Gelosa 2006. Analisi del comportamento diurno a livello di gruppo e individuale di Tursiops truncatus nelle acque della Sardegna nord-orientale. Master's degree thesis in Environmental Sciences. University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy.

4. Roberta Tandoi 2006. Suoni emessi dai tursiopi nella costa nororientale della Sardegna. Master's degree thesis in Biology. University of Pavia, Italy.

3. Valentina Lai 2006. Bachelor degree thesis in Biological Sciences. University of Milan, Italy.

2. Eleonora Latini 2006. Master's degree thesis in Biology. University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy.
1. Pablo Arechavala López 2005. Science project in Environmental Sciences. University of Alicante, Spain.

 

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