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Katarína Klementisová

Project Scientist (Europe)


Katarina is a Project Scientist at the European branch of SMRU Consulting. She obtained her master’s degree in marine biology from the University of St Andrews. During her integrated master studies, she worked on two projects. The first focused on utilising advanced statistical modelling in R including machine learning modelling to develop a predictive tool for seabirds to be used for conservation purposes. The second project focused on investigating the occurrence and habitat preferences of marine mammals in Iceland utilising data from two different platforms. Her research interests include marine mammals interspecies interactions and the interactions with their environment.

Degrees and Education

  • 2020 University of St Andrews, Master in Marine Biology (Honours) – Integrated Master program

Skills and Expertise

  • QGIS
  • R (GLMs/GLMMs, GAM, Random Forest)


  • Boat and land-based surveys of marine mammals
  • Photo-identification of cetaceans
  • Data processing and analysis in R
  • Spatial analysis integrating QGIS and R

Key Projects

  • Statistical modelling for conservation biology – Audouin’s gulls
  • Habitat use and occurrence of marine mammals

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Scottish Oceans Institute
East Sands
University of St Andrews
KY16 8LB