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Postdoctoral Researcher in Marine Biology, Plymouth University

My research focusses on sensory ecology of marine organisms and how anthropogenic pollutants such as noise and light alter behaviour and development.

I am Postdoctoral Researcher working on the NERC-funded Project Artificial Light Impacts on Coastal Ecosystems (ALICE) where I investigate the impacts of artificial light at night on coastal organisms, their development and interactions.

In my PhD I worked on the behavioural impacts of anthropogenic noise on the European hermit crab Pagurus bernhardus at the University of Plymouth (UK) and the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (Ireland). In lab and field experiments I showed that anthropogenic noise acts across sensory modalities and interferes with natural cues and signals used in individual and group behaviour.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Officer in Marine Biology, University of Plymouth, Bangor University

Education

  • 2019 
    University of Plymouth, PhD in Marine Biology