Enrico Pirotta (PhD 2015)
Enrico's PhD project focused on the assessment of the population consequences of human disturbance on bottlenose dolphins in the Moray Firth. Specifically, he modelled the effects of boat interactions on dolphin foraging behaviour to understand how this translates into long-term changes in population dynamics. He was a student at the University of Aberdeen, in collaboration with the University of St Andrews and funded by the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS).
Before coming to Scotland, Enrico worked on the ecology and conservation of cetacean populations in the Mediterranean Sea. He graduated from the University of St Andrews with an MRes in Marine Mammal Science in 2010.
Currently Enrico is working for Washington State University.