Dr Katharina J Peters

Postdoctoral Researcher, 

New Zealand

German, English, French
New Zealand

Research Focus

I am a behavioural ecologist with a particular fascination for marine mammals. My research interests lie at the interface of animal behavior and distribution, population ecology and evolutionary biology and how to apply this information to better manage the conservation of wild populations and their associated environments. Addressing these questions requires quantitative and interdisciplinary approaches. Thus, I use an integrative approach involving field-intensive ecological and behavioral work with ecological modeling and molecular analyses. ​

Research Groups

  • Gateway Antarctica


  • Population dynamics of Weddel seals in the Ross Sea


  • Postdoctoral Researcher

Global goals

Target 14.5
Target 14.A

Professional Organisations

  • Society for Marine Mammalogy


  • New Zealand