Ryan R Reisinger
Research Collaborator


I am a SANCOR post-doctoral fellow at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. I completed my PhD at the University of Pretoria’s Mammal Research Institute.  I have been working on marine mammals since 2008 and I have completed two year long expeditions to sub-Antarctic Marion Island as well as shorter expeditions to other Antarctic and sub-Antarctic islands. My MSc (for which I won the South African Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Junior Captain Scott Medal) focussed on the abundance, foraging ecology and ecosystem role of killer whales at Marion Island and my PhD expanded on those topics as well as incorporating social structure.

My primary research interests are the foraging ecology and social ecology of marine mammals.

My publications can be viewed at:


Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=TDCv4D0AAAAJ
ORCID:  http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8933-6875
ResearcherID:  http://www.researcherid.com/rid/D-6151-2014
ResearchGate:  https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ryan_Reisinger/
Scopus:  http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.url?authorId=25960361100
figshare:  http://figshare.com/authors/Ryan%20Reisinger/541369