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Dr Sophie Nedelec (nee Holles )

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

 Environment and Sustainability Institute 

 

Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

I am interested in sensory ecology and human impacts on the environment. My current work is focused on the impacts of anthropogenic noise on the reproduction and survival of fish.

Qualifications

2011-15 PhD: Impacts of anthropogenic noise on behaviour, development and fitness of fishes and invertebrates (University of Bristol and the École Pratique des Hautes Études) 


2009-10 MSc Bioacoustics and Behavioural Ecology (University of Bristol) 


2006-09 BSc Hons Zoology (University of Durham)

Career

2017-present Postdoctoral Research Fellow, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. Investigating impacts of anthropogenic noise on reproduction and survival in fish. PI Steve Simpson, CoI Andy Radford (Bristol).

2016-2017 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. Investigating nocturnality in the fauna of Britain. PI Kevin Gaston.

 

Research

Research interests

  • Behavioural ecology
  • Bioacoustics
  • Anthropogenic impacts
  • Conservation biology

Research projects

  • Time partitioning of UK fauna - part of the Ecological effects of light pollution (ECOLIGHT) project.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Radford AN, Lèbre L, Lecaillon G, Nedelec SL, Simpson SD (In Press). Repeated exposure reduces the response to impulsive noise in European seabass. Glob Chang Biol, 22(10), 3349-3360. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Simpson SD, Radford AN, Nedelec SL, Ferrari MCO, Chivers DP, McCormick MI, Meekan MG (2016). Anthropogenic noise increases fish mortality by predation. Nature Communications, 7, 10544-10544. Full text.
Nedelec SL, Campbell J, Radford AN, Simpson SD, Merchant ND (2016). Particle motion: the missing link in underwater acoustic ecology. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 7(7), 836-842. Full text.
Nedelec SL, Mills SC, Lecchini D, Nedelec B, Simpson SD, Radford AN (2016). Repeated exposure to noise increases tolerance in a coral reef fish. Environ Pollut, 216, 428-436. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Nedelec SL, Simpson SD, Morley EL, Nedelec B, Radford AN (2015). Impacts of predictable and unpredictable noise on the behaviour, growth and condition of larval Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Nedelec S, Radford AN, Simpson SD, Nedelec B, Lecchini D, Mills SC (2014). Anthropogenic noise playback impairs embryonic development and increases mortality in a marine invertebrate. Nature Scientific Reports, 4 Full text.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Nedelec SL, Radford AN, Pearl L, Nedelec B, McCormick MI, Meekan MG, Simpson SD (In Press). Motorboat noise impacts parental behaviour. and offspring survival in a reef fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences Full text.
Radford AN, Lèbre L, Lecaillon G, Nedelec SL, Simpson SD (In Press). Repeated exposure reduces the response to impulsive noise in European seabass. Glob Chang Biol, 22(10), 3349-3360. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Simpson SD, Radford AN, Nedelec SL, Ferrari MCO, Chivers DP, McCormick MI, Meekan MG (2016). Anthropogenic noise increases fish mortality by predation. Nature Communications, 7, 10544-10544. Full text.
Nedelec SL, Campbell J, Radford AN, Simpson SD, Merchant ND (2016). Particle motion: the missing link in underwater acoustic ecology. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 7(7), 836-842. Full text.
Nedelec SL, Mills SC, Lecchini D, Nedelec B, Simpson SD, Radford AN (2016). Repeated exposure to noise increases tolerance in a coral reef fish. Environ Pollut, 216, 428-436. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Nedelec SL, Simpson SD, Morley EL, Nedelec B, Radford AN (2015). Impacts of predictable and unpredictable noise on the behaviour, growth and condition of larval Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Nedelec SL, Simpson SD, Holderied MW, Radford AN, Lecellier G, Radford C, Lecchini D (2015). Soundscapes and living communities in coral reefs: temporal and spatial variation. Marine Ecology: Progress Series Full text.
Parmentier E, Berten L, Rigo P, Aubrun F, Nedelec SL, Simpson SD, Lecchini D (2015). The influence of various reef sounds on coral-fish larvae behaviour. Journal of Fish Biology, 86(5), 1507-1518. Abstract.
Nedelec S, Radford AN, Simpson SD, Nedelec B, Lecchini D, Mills SC (2014). Anthropogenic noise playback impairs embryonic development and increases mortality in a marine invertebrate. Nature Scientific Reports, 4 Full text.
Lecchini D, Lecellier G, Lanyon R, Holles S, Poucet B, Duran E (2014). Variation in brain organisation of coral reef fish larvae according to life history traits. Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 83, 17-30.
Holles S, Simpson SD, Radford AN, Berten L, Lecchini D (2013). Boat noise disrupts orientation behaviour in a coral reef fish. Marine Ecology: Progress Series, 485, 295-300. Full text.
Lecchini D, Waqalevu VP, Holles S, LeRohellec M, Brié C, Simpson SD (2013). Vertical and horizontal distributions of coral reef fish larvae in open water immediately prior to reef colonization. Journal of Fish Biology

Chapters

Radford AN, Purser J, Bruintjes R, Voellmy I, Everley K, Wale M, Holles S, Simpson SD (2016). Beyond a simple effect: variable and changing responses to anthropogenic noise. In Popper AN, Hawkins A (Eds.) The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II, Springer New York, 901-907.
Holles S, Simpson SD, Lecchini D, Radford AN (2016). Playback experiments for noise exposure. In Popper AN, Hawkins A (Eds.) The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II, Springer New York, 461-466.
Simpson SD, Radford AN, Holles S, Ferrari MCO, Chivers DP, McCormick MI, Meekan MG (2016). Small boat noise impacts natural settlement behaviour of coral reef fish larvae. In Popper AN, Hawkins A (Eds.) The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II, Springer New York, 1041-1048.

Conferences

Dobbins P, Pace F, Voellmy I, Neves S, Nedelec S (2014). An environmental survey around the Narec offshore anemometry hub (NOAH) – a comparison between acoustic measurement instruments. the 2nd international conference and exhibition on Underwater Acoustics.

Publications by year


In Press

Nedelec SL, Radford AN, Pearl L, Nedelec B, McCormick MI, Meekan MG, Simpson SD (In Press). Motorboat noise impacts parental behaviour. and offspring survival in a reef fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences Full text.
Radford AN, Lèbre L, Lecaillon G, Nedelec SL, Simpson SD (In Press). Repeated exposure reduces the response to impulsive noise in European seabass. Glob Chang Biol, 22(10), 3349-3360. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2016

Simpson SD, Radford AN, Nedelec SL, Ferrari MCO, Chivers DP, McCormick MI, Meekan MG (2016). Anthropogenic noise increases fish mortality by predation. Nature Communications, 7, 10544-10544. Full text.
Radford AN, Purser J, Bruintjes R, Voellmy I, Everley K, Wale M, Holles S, Simpson SD (2016). Beyond a simple effect: variable and changing responses to anthropogenic noise. In Popper AN, Hawkins A (Eds.) The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II, Springer New York, 901-907.
Nedelec SL, Campbell J, Radford AN, Simpson SD, Merchant ND (2016). Particle motion: the missing link in underwater acoustic ecology. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 7(7), 836-842. Full text.
Holles S, Simpson SD, Lecchini D, Radford AN (2016). Playback experiments for noise exposure. In Popper AN, Hawkins A (Eds.) The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II, Springer New York, 461-466.
Nedelec SL, Mills SC, Lecchini D, Nedelec B, Simpson SD, Radford AN (2016). Repeated exposure to noise increases tolerance in a coral reef fish. Environ Pollut, 216, 428-436. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Simpson SD, Radford AN, Holles S, Ferrari MCO, Chivers DP, McCormick MI, Meekan MG (2016). Small boat noise impacts natural settlement behaviour of coral reef fish larvae. In Popper AN, Hawkins A (Eds.) The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II, Springer New York, 1041-1048.

2015

Nedelec SL, Simpson SD, Morley EL, Nedelec B, Radford AN (2015). Impacts of predictable and unpredictable noise on the behaviour, growth and condition of larval Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Nedelec SL, Simpson SD, Holderied MW, Radford AN, Lecellier G, Radford C, Lecchini D (2015). Soundscapes and living communities in coral reefs: temporal and spatial variation. Marine Ecology: Progress Series Full text.
Parmentier E, Berten L, Rigo P, Aubrun F, Nedelec SL, Simpson SD, Lecchini D (2015). The influence of various reef sounds on coral-fish larvae behaviour. Journal of Fish Biology, 86(5), 1507-1518. Abstract.

2014

Dobbins P, Pace F, Voellmy I, Neves S, Nedelec S (2014). An environmental survey around the Narec offshore anemometry hub (NOAH) – a comparison between acoustic measurement instruments. the 2nd international conference and exhibition on Underwater Acoustics.
Nedelec S, Radford AN, Simpson SD, Nedelec B, Lecchini D, Mills SC (2014). Anthropogenic noise playback impairs embryonic development and increases mortality in a marine invertebrate. Nature Scientific Reports, 4 Full text.
Lecchini D, Lecellier G, Lanyon R, Holles S, Poucet B, Duran E (2014). Variation in brain organisation of coral reef fish larvae according to life history traits. Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 83, 17-30.

2013

Holles S, Simpson SD, Radford AN, Berten L, Lecchini D (2013). Boat noise disrupts orientation behaviour in a coral reef fish. Marine Ecology: Progress Series, 485, 295-300. Full text.
Lecchini D, Waqalevu VP, Holles S, LeRohellec M, Brié C, Simpson SD (2013). Vertical and horizontal distributions of coral reef fish larvae in open water immediately prior to reef colonization. Journal of Fish Biology

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Administrative responsibilities

♦  Organiser of Natural Systems and Processes Poster Session, University of Bristol 2013

 


Awards

♦  Bristol Alumni Foundation Student Award for Outstanding Contribution to Life of the University and the Wider Community 2015. 

♦  Bourse d’Excellence Eiffel, Campus France 2012. 

♦  University of Bristol Faculty of Science Commendation of Excellence in a Master’s Thesis 2010. 

♦  University of Bristol Interdisciplinary Seminar First Prize Poster 2010. 

 


Competitively funded studentships and postdoctoral fellowships

♦  EPSRC PhD studentship £26,000

♦  Bourse d’Excellence Eiffel, Campus France £5,900

 


Conferences and invited presentations

♦  Invited talk at Landscapes of Fear Symposium, Oikos, Sweden 2017. 

♦  Invited talk at Bioacoustics Day Netherlands 2014. 

♦  Invited to Workshop Requirements for the Underwater Measurement of Particle Motion, National Physics Laboratory 2014. 

♦  Invited to Workshop Strategic Ocean Funding Initiative, Marine Renewable Energy Knowledge Exchange (NERC) and the Underwater Sound Forum on Effects of Marine Anthropogenic Noise, Bristol 2012.

♦  ISBE, NY, USA Conference talk: “Boat-noise playback impacts parental behaviour and reproductive output” 2014

♦  Effects of Underwater Noise on Marine Life, Budapest, Hungary Conference talk: “Effects of boat noise on fish and sea hares” 2013

♦  Behaviour, Newcastle, UK Conference talk: “Chronic noise affects predator avoidance behaviour via trade-offs in resource use” 2013

♦  European Conference on Underwater Acoustics, Edinburgh, UK Conference poster: “Effects of Boat Noise on Fish” 2012

♦  Reef Conservation UK conference, Zoological Society of London. Conference talk: “Boat Noise Affects Directional Swimming Behaviour and Recruitment in Larval Reef Fish” 2011

♦  Marine Biological Association conference, Glasgow Conference poster: “Improvements for playback experiments in tanks” 2010

 


External positions

♦  2009–10 Author, AQA Biology A level teaching and revision material

 


International recognition, such as international research collaborations, visiting research posts in overseas institutions, involvement at senior levels in international research associations, acting as referee for national and international research councils.

International collaborators:

♦  Suzanne Mills

♦  Ricardo Beldade

♦  Isabelle Côté

♦  Mark Meekan

♦  Mark McCormick

 


Media Coverage

♦  The overlooked commotion of particle motion in the ocean http://www.exeter.ac.uk/news/featurednews/title_499149_en.html

♦  Soundscapes offer clues about coral reef communities http://www.bristol.ac.uk/cabot/news/2015/soundscapes-coral-reef.html

♦  Boat noise impacts development and survival of vital marine invertebrates http://www.exeter.ac.uk/news/featurednews/title_404983_en.html

♦  Boat noise stops fish finding home http://www.exeter.ac.uk/news/featurednews/title_299840_en.html

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