Edda Elísabet Magnúsdóttir

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Edda Elísabet Magnúsdóttir

University of Iceland

 


I am a marine biologist with focus on the behavioural ecology of marine mammals. I use long-term acoustic underwater recordings as a mean to investigate the occurrence and acoustic behaviour of cetaceans in the Arctic. Additionally, I investigate the influence of breeding and feeding strategies on the large scale movement of whales. In addition to ecology research I have been involved in an education project about inducing pupils‘ interest in biology by using visual media for research oriented projects. I am currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Faculty of Life- and Environmental Sciences at the University of Iceland. I am a Principal Investigator in a project called „Icelandic Winter Whales“, a research project inverstigating the influence of body condition on breeding and foraging strategies of migrating whales in the Arctic. Ultimately, I seek to understand the role of large whales in Arctic marine ecosystems and the possible changes of that role with respect to climate changes.