Jasmine Stavenow
PhD Student
Postgraduate Student
UCC Blue Economy Coastal & Marine Systems


With acoustic data, Jasmine studies the distribution, abundance and behaviour of porpoises, dolphins and whales in relation to existing and planned wind farm sites.


Jasmine completed her MSc degree in Ecology and Conservation biology at Uppsala University, Sweden in 2016. In her master’s thesis, she studied the behaviours of grey seals in relation to fishing gear, at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU Aqua) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Aqua). After her degree, Jasmine worked with marine research and teaching at Uppsala University and Kolmarden Wildlife Park. Prior to starting her PhD position at UCC in 2022, Jasmine was the program manager of the health and disease surveillance program of marine mammals in Sweden, at the National Veterinary Institute (SVA), which she also was part of constructing and establishing. Jasmine has a strong interest in marine ecology, animal behaviour, multidisciplinary research, new technologies, sustainability, and polar science.

Feature Project


CETUS aims to find and compile all available datasets on sensitive megafauna species (cetaceans, elasmobranchs, turtles, and seabirds) and build a national standardised database which can support visualization and mapping of species distributions.

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