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Dr Louise Roberts PhD, MSc, BSc

Lecturer Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences


Research Overview

My interests include bioacoustics and biotremology (biological sounds and substrate-borne vibrations), and behavioural & sensory ecology. I have particular interests regarding anthropogenic stressors, such as noise (both as substrate-borne vibrations or acoustic waves), passive acoustic/vibrational monitoring and the detection abilities of animals. Much of my work to date has been based in the marine environment with fish and benthic invertebrates, but more recently I have been working with terrestrial arthropods, and also in soil bioacoustics.

Techniques: various methods of reproducing anthropogenic sources in the field; vibrational and chemical manipulations; large-scale underwater and sediment playbacks; baited underwater camera systems and sonar for animal observation; shaker systems for fine-scale vibrational manipulations in the laboratory; passive acoustic monitoring.

Disciplines: Marine Biology; Zoology; Sensory Ecology

Skills and expertise: Vibration Analysis; Underwater Acoustics; Ecology; Bioacoustics; Marine Ecology; Behavioural Science; Biotremology; Entomology

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