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Kirstin Anderson Hansen

Kirstin Anderson Hansen

Curriculum vitae


  • 2017: Doctorate in Bioacoustics. 

    Department of Biology University of Southern Denmark

    Odense, Denmark

    Advisors: Dr. Magnus Wahlberg and Dr. Ursula Siebert

    Magnus Wahlberg

    Marine Research Centre, University of Southern Denmark

  • 2011: Degree in Management and Leadership. LedelsesAkademiet, Odense, Danmark.
  • Master of Science. Bioacoustics
    Incomplete; moved to Denmark
    Course work and data collection complete

    Western Illinois University (WIU), Macomb, Illinois.

    Advisor: Jeannette Thomas
  • 1992: Bachelor of Arts. University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California.
    Major: Marine Biology
  • 1988: High School Diploma. Gig Harbor High School,
    Gig Harbor, Washington.

Professional experience

  • Sept. 2017 – Sept. 2019: Postdoc

    Institute of Biology, University of Southern Denmark

    Hearing and auditory sensitivity in three species of Auks in
    cooperation with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and
    the University of Iceland
    Auditory sensitivity in grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) in
    cooperation with Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic
    Wildlife Research, University of Veterinary Medicine
    Hannover, Foundation
  • January - September 2017: Researcher
    Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research
    University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation
    Hannover, Germany
  • 2013 – 2017: Doctoral candidate
    Sound and Behavior Group, Institute of Biology
    University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
    In-air and underwater hearing of the Great Cormorant
    (Phalacrocorax carbo)
  • 2010 – 2013: Zoological curator
    Odense Zoo, Odense, Danmark
  • 2003 – 2010: Assistant Curator
    Odense Zoo, Odense, Danmark
  • 1998- 2003: Head Trainer
    Fjord&Bælt, Kerteminde, Danmark
  • 1995-1998: Marine mammal trainer
    John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • 1993-1995: Manager at ski school and ski instructor, USA and Austria
  • 1993: Research Assistant, Killer whale boat disturbance project
    Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
  • 1992: Research Assistant, Stellar sea lion project
    Ano Nuevo State Reserve, California, USA
  • 1990-1993: Cofounder of marine mammal stranding network
    Long Marine Laboratory, Santa Cruz, California, USA
  • 1989-1991: Volunteer, Pacific White-sided dolphin project Long Marine Laboratory, Santa Cruz, California, USA
  • 1989: Research Assistant, Bottlenose dolphin project
    Long Marine Laboratory, Santa Cruz, California, USA

Board Positions and Memberships

  • 2003: Danish Association for Zoos and Aquaria

    *Co-chairman of animal training committee

    *Developer and instructor for trainer education

    *Coordinator for zookeeper training group
    *Member of education committee (2003-2014)
    *Member of zoology committee (2003-2014)
  • 2006: European Association for Zoos and Aquaria
    *Expert adviser (2014 – present)
    *Developer and instructor for Trainer Education
    *Co-chair (2009-2014)
    *Training advisor for RAG, Reptile Advisory Group (2006-
  • 2013 - 2015: The Animal Behavior Management Alliance

    *Chairman of conference committee
  • 2004 – 2013: Odense Zoo’s board of directors
    Employee representative
  • 2001: International Marine Animal Training Association
    *Vice President (2001 – 2004)
    *European representative for conference committee
    *European regional coordinator (2017- present)

Teaching experience

Supervisor for master’s degree

  • 2016: Alyssa Maxwell

    Hector Fernandez Martin
  • 2017: Kenneth Sørensen

    Kasper Fjordside
  • 2018: Sofie Berg Hansen
  • 2019: Melanie Brauckoff
    Supervisor for individual study project:
  • 2017: Alejandro Castro
    Simeon Smeele
    Angelica Munteanu
  • 2018: Freja Jakobsen

    Sigga Nielsen Rasmussen

    Gema Palacino Gonzalez
  • 2019: Sigga Nielsen Rasmussen

    Christina Kaas Nordholt Andersen

Eine Liste aller Publikationen

Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover
Institut für Terrestrische und Aquatische Wildtierforschung (Büsum)
Werftstr. 6
25761 Büsum
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