Degrees and Education
2011-2014 Aarhus University, PhD Foraging behaviour of pink-footed geese during spring migration
2007-2009 Aarhus University , MSc (by Research) Diving behaviour of harbour seals
2006-2007 University Center in Svalbard, Artic marine terrestrial biology
- 2002-2005 University of Gdansk, BSc Hons Oceanography
Skills and Expertise
Statistical analysis (linear regressions, distance sampling), Individual based modelling, Spatial analysis, Analysis of animal movement, Habitat Preferences, GIS (R and ArcGIS), Marine Mammal Behaviour and energetics
Magda has been working in the field of marine mammal biology for seven years, both in the UK and abroad ( Denmark, Poland, Norway and Sweden), in the laboratory and in the field. She has ten years experience in academia and two years consulting experience. her primary interests and experience are in marine mammal biology, foraging and movement ecology, individual behaviour, and effects of (natural and anthropogenic) stressors on marine mammals. Her expertise and experience span:
- Assessing anthropogenic impacts on marine mammals: Via working on various projects related to offshore wind farms, building energetic and movement models helping to assess the effects of disturbance.
- Foraging and movement ecology of seals: Understanding what determines dries influencing foraging of seals and which are the main intrinsic and extrinsic drivers influencing foraging movement of seals. She is the main constructor of AgentSeal: individual based model depicting movement of harbour seals.