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Signe Sveegaard

Ph.D., Seniorrådgiver

Curriculum Vitae

Profile photoSigne Sveegaard
Seniorrådgiver
Institut for Bioscience - Havpattedyrforskning
Postaddresse:
Frederiksborgvej 399
7425, P1.31
4000 Roskilde, Danmark
E-mail: ssv@bios.au.dk
Mobil: +4528951664
I am a biologist with a profound interest in marine mammal distribution and how research into distribution and the factors affecting their movements can be implemented into conservation. During my current employment at Bioscience, AU, I am the key coordinator of the national monitoring programme for harbour porpoises (NOVANA) and AU's advisory work for the gowernment in relation to international treaties.

Education

2006 Cand. Scient. Biologi, Københavns Universitet
2011 Ph.d. Aarhus Universitet

Employment record

2016 - Senior reasearcher Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University

2011 - Researcher at Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University (March 2011 - 2017). Coordination and planning of the NOVANA programme for harbour porpoises according to the Habitats Directive. Responsible for tagging of harbour porpoises. Research in harbour porpoise distribution, drivers for distribution and methodology for studying distribution. Maternity leave April 2014 - May 2015.

2010 – 2011 Research assistant, NERI, Aarhus University (December 2010 – January 2011. Examination of noise recordings during oil drilling in Greenland.

2007 - 2010 Ph.D. student, NERI, Aarhus University. PhD project entitled “Temporal and spatial distri-bution of harbour porpoises in relation to their prey”.

2008 - 2009 Research assistant, NERI, Aarhus University. Two month leave from PhD to conduct Environmental Impact Assessment of Sprogø marine wind farm on marine mammals (June 2008 – July 2009).

2007 - 2009 Nature guide, Albatros Travels. Information and guidance for travellers on nature, animals and plant son trips to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands (March 2007 – august 2009)

2007 Research assistant, NERI, Aarhus University. Employed to conduct acoustic surveys of porpoises in order to identify high density areas, that the Government could designate as protected areas.

2006 - 2007 Biologist, Roskilde Municipality, Department of Nature and Environment. Coordination of recycling and waste management. Information for citizens (November 2006 – March 2007).

Other activities

•Peer Reviewer for: Progress in Oceanography, Marine Ecology Progress Series and Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA)

•Co-lead in the HELCOM indicator group for the developement of a harbour porpoise distribution and abundance indicator (2017 - )

•Member of the OSPAR Marine Mammal Expert Group (2018 - )

•Member of the ICES Working Group of Marine Mammal Ecology (WGMME) (2010 -)

•Member of the Jastarnia group and the North Sea group, ASCOBANS. Baltic and North Sea working groups on conservation and protection of the Baltic harbour porpoise (2007 - )

•Board member of the Danish Society for Marine Biology (March 2011 – April 2014)

•Member of Dialogforum at the Danish AgriFish Agency (Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries) (2010-)

•Merits: Able seaman (for speed boats), Offshore Sea Safety course (UK oil industry standard), Driver’s license for car, large trailer and motorbike, updated first aid course.

Publikationer

Basin-scale distribution of harbour porpoises in the Baltic Sea provides basis for effective conservation actions

Carlén, I., Thomas, L., Carlström, J., Amundin, M., Teilmann, J., Tregenza, N., Tougaard, J., Koblitz, J. C., Sveegaard, S., Wennerberg, D., Loisa, O., Dähne, M., Brundiers, K., Kosecka, M., Kyhn, L. A., Ljungqvist, C. T., Pawliczka, I., Koza, R., Arciszewski, B., Galatius, A., Jabbusch, M., Laaksonlaita, J., Niemi, J., Lyytinen, S., Gallus, A., Benke, H., Blankett, P., Skóra, K. E. & Acevedo-Gutiérrez, A., 1 aug. 2018, I : Biological Conservation. 226, s. 42-53 12 s.

Marsvins udbredelse og status for de marine habitatområder i danske farvande

Sveegaard, S., Nabe-Nielsen, J. & Teilmann, J., aug. 2018, Aarhus Universitet, DCE Nationalt Center for Miljø og Energi. 36 s.

Oceanic movements, site fidelity and deep diving in harbour porpoises from Greenland show limited similarities to animals from the North Sea

Nielsen, N. H., Teilmann, J., Sveegaard, S., Hansen, R. G., Sinding, M-H. S., Dietz, R. & Heide-Jorgensen, M. P., 11 jun. 2018, I : Marine Ecology Progress Series. 597, s. 259-272 14 s.

Fine-scale movement responses of free-ranging harbour porpoises to capture, tagging and short-term noise pulses from a single airgun

van Beest, F., Teilmann, J., Hermannsen, L., Galatius, A., Mikkelsen, L., Sveegaard, S., Balle, J. D., Dietz, R. & Nabe-Nielsen, J., 10 jan. 2018, I : Royal Society Open Science. 5, 1, 170110.

Response to “Resilience of harbor porpoises to anthropogenic disturbance: Must they really feed continuously?”

Wisniewska, D. M., Johnson, M., Teilmann, J., Rojano Doñate, L., Shearer, J., Sveegaard, S., Miller, L. A., Siebert, U. & Madsen, P. T., jan. 2018, I : Marine Mammal Science. 34, 1, s. 265-270 5 s.

Environmental drivers of harbour porpoise fine‑scale movements

van Beest, F., Teilmann, J., Dietz, R., Galatius, A., Mikkelsen, L., Stalder, D., Sveegaard, S. & Nabe-Nielsen, J., 2018, I : Marine Biology. 165, 5, 13 s.

Hide and seek: Co-occurrence of foraging harbour porpoises and fish in the eastern North Sea

Sveegaard, S., Tougaard, J., Nabe-Nielsen, J., Grønkjær, P. & Smialek, N., 1 maj 2017.

Analysis of marine protected areas - in the Danish part of the North Sea and the Central Baltic around Bornholm: Part 1: The coherence of the present network of MPAs

Edelvang, K., Gislason, H., Bastardie, F., Christensen, A., Egekvist, J., Dahl, K., Göke, C., Petersen, I. K., Sveegaard, S., Heinänen, S., Middelboe, A. L., Al-Hamdani, Z., Jensen, J. B. & Leth, J. O., 2017, National Institute for Aquatic Resources. 106 s. (DTU Aqua-rapport; Nr. 325-2017).

Analysis of marine protected areas - in the Danish part of the North Sea and the Central Baltic around Bornholm: Part 2: Ecological and economic value, human pressures, and MPA selection

Edelvang, K., Gislason, H., Bastardie, F., Christensen, A., Egekvist, J., Dahl, K., Göke, C., Petersen, I. K., Sveegaard, S., Heinänen, S., Middelboe, A. L., Al-Hamdani, Z., Jensen, J. B. & Leth, J. O., 2017, National Institute for Aquatic Resources. 122 s. (DTU Aqua-rapport; Nr. 325-2017).

Identification of high-risk areas for harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena bycatch using remote electronic monitoring and satellite telemetry data

Kindt-Larsen, L., Berg, C. W., Tougaard, J., Sørensen, T. K., Geitner, K., Northridge, S., Sveegaard, S. & Larsen, F., 18 aug. 2016, I : Marine Ecology. 555, s. 261-271 11 s.

Comparing Distribution of Harbour Porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) Derived from Satellite Telemetry and Passive Acoustic Monitoring

Mikkelsen, L., Riget, F. F., Kyhn, L. A., Sveegaard, S., Dietz, R., Tougaard, J., Carlström, J., Carlén, I., Koblitz, J. & Teilmann, J., 27 jul. 2016, I : PLOS ONE. 11, 7, 16 s.

Assessing auditory evoked potentials of wild harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena)

Ruser, A., Dähne, M., van Neer, A., Lucke, K., Sundermeyer, J., Siebert, U., Houser, D., Finneran, J., Everaarts, E., Meerbeek, J., Dietz, R., Sveegaard, S. & Teilmann, J., 19 jul. 2016, I : Acoustical Society of America. Journal. 140, 1, s. 442-452 11 s.

Ultra-High Foraging Rates of Harbor Porpoises Make Them Vulnerable to Anthropogenic Disturbance

Wisniewska, D. M., Johnson, M., Teilmann, J., Rojano Doñate, L., Shearer, J., Sveegaard, S., Miller, L. A., Siebert, U. & Madsen, P. T., 6 jun. 2016, I : Current Biology. 26, 11, s. 1441-1446 6 s.

Havpattedyr - sæler og marsvin

Galatius, A., Sveegaard, S. & Teilmann, J., 2016, Marine områder 2015: NOVANA. Hansen, J. W. (red.). Aarhus Universitet, DCE - Nationalt Center for Miljø og Energi, s. 88-100 13 s. (Videnskabelig rapport fra DCE - Nationalt Center for Miljø og Energi; Nr. 208).

Impacts of underwater noise on marine vertebrates: Project introduction and first results

Liebschner, A., Seibel, H., Teilmann, J., Wittekind, D., Parmentier, E., Dähne, M., Dietz, R., Driver, J., van Elk, C., Everaarts, E., Findeisen, H., Højer-Kristensen, J., Lehnert, K., Lucke, K., Merck, T., Müller, S., Pawliczka, I., Ronnenberg, K., Rosenberger, T., Ruser, A., Tougaard, J., Schuster, M., Sundermeyer, J., Sveegaard, S. & Siebert, U., 2016, The effects of noise on aquatic life II. Popper, A. & Hawkins, A. (red.). Springer Science+Business Media, s. 631-636 (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Bind 875).

Review of low-level bioacoustic behavior in wild cetaceans: conservation implications of possible sleeping behavior

Wright, A. J., Akamatsu, T., Mouritsen, K. N., Sveegaard, S., Dietz, R. & Teilmann, J., 2016, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology: The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II. Popper, A. N. & Hawkins, A. (red.). New York: Springer, s. 1251-1258 8 s. (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Bind 875).

Seasonal habitat-based density models for a marine top predator, the harbor porpoise, in a dynamic environment

Gilles, A., Viquerat, S., E. A., B., Forney, K. A., Geelhoed, S. C. V., Haelters, J., Nabe-Nielsen, J., Scheidat, M., Siebert, U., Sveegaard, S., van Beest, F. M., van Bemmelen, R. & Aarts, G., 2016, I : Ecosphere (Washington, D.C.). 7, 6, s. e01367

Acoustic tags on wild harbour porpoises reveal context-specific reactions to ship noise

Teilmann, J., Wisniewska, D. M., Johnson, M., Miller, L. A., Siebert, U., Dietz, R., Sveegaard, S., Galatius, A. & Madsen, P. P. T., 2015.

Can modelled harbour porpoise distribution based on satellite tracking be validated from static acoustic monitoring

Mikkelsen, L., Riget, F. F., Sveegaard, S., Kyhn, L. A., Amundin, M., Carlén, I., Carlström, J., Ljungqvist, C. T., Wennerberg, D., Koblitz, J., Benke, H. & Teilmann, J., 2015.

Defining management units for cetaceans by combining genetics, morphlogy, acoustics and satellite tracking

Sveegaard, S., Galatius, A., Dietz, R., Kyhn, L. A., Koblitz, J. C., Amundin, M., Nabe-Nielsen, J., Sinding, M. H. S., Andersen, L. W. & Teilmann, J., 2015, I : Global Ecology and Conservation. 3, s. 839-850 12 s.

Do larger tag packages alter diving behavior in harbor porpoises?

Berga, A. S., Wright, A. J., Galatius, A., Sveegaard, S. & Teilmann, J., 2015, I : Marine Mammal Science. 31, 2, s. 756-763 8 s.

Limited use of sea ice by the Ross seal (Ommatophoca rossii), in Amundsen Sea, Antarctica, using telemetry and remote sensing data

Arcalís-Planas, A., Sveegaard, S., Karlsson, O., Harding, K. C., Wåhlin, A., Harkonen, T. & Teilmann, J., 2015, I : Polar Biology. 38, s. 445-461 17 s.

Abundance of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in the western Baltic, Belt Seas and Kattegat

Viquerat, S., Herr, H., Gilles, A., Peschko, V., Siebert, U., Sveegaard, S. & Teilmann, J., 2014, I : Marine Biology. 161, s. 745-754 10 s.

Effects of noise and by-catch on a Danish harbour porpoise population

Nabe-Nielsen, J., Sibly, R. M., Tougaard, J., Teilmann, J. & Sveegaard, S., 2014, I : Ecological Modelling. 272, s. 242-251

Underwater noise emissions from a drillship in the Arctic

Kyhn, L. A., Sveegaard, S. & Tougaard, J., 2014, I : Marine Pollution Bulletin. 86, 1-2, s. 424-433 10 s.

Linking animal population dynamics to alterations in foraging behaviour

Nabe-Nielsen, J., Sibly, R., Tougaard, J., Teilmann, J. & Sveegaard, S., 8 aug. 2013.

Correlation between the seasonal distribution of harbour porpoises and their prey in the Sound, Baltic Sea

Sveegaard, S., Andreasen, H., Mouritsen, K. N., Jeppesen, J. P., Teilmann, J. & Kinze, C. C., 2013.

Detection range of C-PODs determined from deployments around pound nets with trapped harbour porpoises

Mikkelsen, L., Thomas, L., Bert, L., Kyhn, L. A., Sveegaard, S., Galatius, A., Teilmann, J. & Tougaard, J., 2013.

Impacts of underwater noise on marine vertebrates – project introduction and first results

Liebschner, A., Seibel, H., Teilmann, J., Wittekind, D., Parmentier, E., Dähne, M., Dietz, R., Driver, J., van Elk, C., Everaart, E., Findeisen, H., Houser, D., Johnson, M., Kristensen, J., Lehnert, K., Lucke, K., Merck, T., Müller, S., Pawliczka, I., Ronnenberg, K., Rosenberger, T., Ruser, A., Tougaard, J., Schuster, M., Sundermeyer, J., Sveegaard, S., Wisniewska, D. & Siebert, U., 2013.

Integrating genetics, morphology, acoustics and satellite telemetry in population management of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena)

Sveegaard, S., Teilmann, J., Kyhn, L. A., Galatius, A. & Dietz, R., 2013.

SAMBAH in 15 minutes

Koblitz, J. C., Brundiers, K., Kost, M., Benke, H., Thomas, L., MacAulay, J., Amundin, M., Wennerberg, D., Ljungqvist, C. T., Carlén, I., Carlström, J., Teilmann, J., Kyhn, L. A., Sveegaard, S., Mikkelsen, L., Tougaard, J., Galatius, A., Tregenza, N., Koza, R., Kosecka, M., Pawliczka, I., Loisa, O. & Jüssi, I., 2013. 1 s.

Seasonal migration patterns for harbor porpoises

Riisager-Pedersen, C., Sveegaard, S., Teilmann, J. & Steffensen, J. F., 2013.

Silent porpoise: Potential sleeping behaviour identified in wild harbour porpoise

Wright, A. J., Akamatsu, T., Mouritsen, K. N., Sveegaard, S., Dietz, R. & Teilmann, J., 2013.

Sleeping behaviour in wild harbour porpoise

Wright, A. J., Akamatsu, T., Mouritsen, K. N., Sveegaard, S., Dietz, R. & Teilmann, J., 2013.

Spatial interactions between marine predators and their prey: herring abundance as a driver for the distributions of mackerel and harbour porpoise

Sveegaard, S., Nabe-Nielsen, J., Stæhr, K-J., Jensen, T. F., Mouritsen, K. N. & Teilmann, J., 14 nov. 2012, I : Marine Ecology - Progress Series. 468, s. 245-253 9 s.

Foretrækker havpattedyr Øresund?

Galatius, A. & Sveegaard, S., 11 okt. 2012.

Investigating the Potential Use of Environmental DNA (eDNA) for Genetic Monitoring of Marine Mammals

Foote, A. D., Thomsen, P. F., Sveegaard, S., Wahlberg, M., Kielgast, J., Kyhn, L. A., Salling, A. B., Galatius, A., Orlando, L. A. A. & Gilbert, M. T. P., 29 aug. 2012, I : P L o S One. 7, 8, s. e41781

Testing the potential use of environmental DNA (eDNA) for genetic monitoring of marine mammals

Foote, A. D., Sveegaard, S., Wahlberg, M., Kyhn, L. A., Salling, A. B., Galatius, A., Orlando, L. A. A. & Gilbert, M. T. P., mar. 2012.

Correlation between the seasonal distribution of harbour porpoises and their prey in the Sound, Baltic Sea

Sveegaard, S., Teilmann, J., Andreasen, H., Mouritsen, K. N., Jeppesen, J. P. & Kinze, C. C., 2012, I : Marine Biology. 159, 5, s. 1029-1037 9 s.

Hvordan sikrer vi havets biodiversitet?

Hansen, J. L. S., Markager, S., Møller, P. R., Petersen, I. K., Nielsen, R. D. & Sveegaard, S., 2012, Danmarks Natur frem mod 2020: - om at stoppe tabet af biologisk mangfoldighed. Meltofte, H. (red.). Det Grønne Kontaktudvalg, c/o Danmarks Naturfredningsforening, s. 62-66

Nyt fra havets dyb

Sveegaard, S., 2012.

Acoustic surveys confirm the high-density areas of harbour porpoises found by satellite tracking

Sveegaard, S., Teilmann, J., Tougaard, J., Berggren, P., Mouritsen, K. N. & Gillespie, D., 2011, I : I C E S Journal of Marine Science. 68, 5, s. 929-936 8 s.

High-density areas for harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) identified by satellite tracking

Sveegaard, S., Teilmann, J., Tougaard, J., Dietz, R., Mouritsen, K. N., Desportes, G. & Siebert, U., 2011, I : Marine Mammal Science. 27, 1, s. 230-246

Seasonal correlation between distribution of harbour porpoises and their prey

Sveegaard, S., Andreasen, H., Mouritsen, K. N., Jeppesen, J. P. & Teilmann, J., 2011.

Spatial and temporal distribution of harbour porpoises in relation to their prey

Sveegaard, S., 2011.

Spatial and temporal distribution of harbour porpoises in relations to their prey

Sveegaard, S., 2011, National Environmental Research Institute, Aarhus University. 128 s.

Status of a harbour porpoise population - evidence of population separation and declining abundance

Sveegaard, S., Teilmann, J. & Dietz, R., 2011.

Acoustic surveys of harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) confirms high density areas identified in Danish waters by satellite tracking

Sveegaard, S. & Teilmann, J., 2010.

Correlation of harbour porpoise distribution and its prey in Scandinavian waters

Sveegaard, S., Teilmann, J., Stæhr, K., Jensen, T. F. & Mouritsen, K. N., 2010.

Acoustic surveys of harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) confirms high density areas identified in Danish waters by satellite tracking

Sveegaard, S., Teilmann, J., Mouritsen, K. N., Bergren, P. & Gillespie, D., 2009.

Colony attendance in a Black Guillemot colony in West Greenland

Andersen, A-M. H., Rahe, K., Sveegaard, S. & Forchhammer, M. C., 2009, I : Dansk Ornitologisk Forenings Tidsskrift. 103, 1, s. 22-27

Can satellite telemetry show us the key habitats for Harbour Porpoises?

Sveegaard, S. & Teilmann, J., 2008.

Can Satellite Telemetry show us the Key habitats for Harbour Porpoises?

Sveegaard, S. & Teilmann, J., 2007.