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 Tim Gordon

Tim Gordon

PhD Student

 Hatherly B11

 

Hatherly Building, University of Exeter, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4PS, UK

Overview

I am a marine biologist studying human impacts on natural acoustics in the ocean. Sound travels far and fast underwater, and many marine organisms communicate, navigate, and sense their environment by listening. Today, the natural sounds of marine ecosystems are being altered by climate change and drowned out by human noise pollution; my research aims to understand more about the likely impacts of these changes and what we can do about them. My work focuses mainly on coral reef ecosystems, combining fieldwork with laboratory experiments and computational analysis of sound recordings.

"Climate Change: Tales from the front line" - click here to watch my recent presentation at the 2018 World Ocean Summit, in Cancun, Mexico

"Helping Nemo find home" - click here to watch my Three Minute Thesis, explaining my research on coral reef soundscapes in a warming world

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Broad research specialisms

Marine biology
Bioacoustics
Climate change

Qualifications

BA Natural Sciences (Zoology) – University of Cambridge, 2012–2015
MRes Ecology, Evolution & Conservation – Imperial College London, 2015–2016

Research

Research projects

Project Title: Assessing and managing anthropogenic impacts on marine acoustic ecology

Supervisors:

Dr Steve Simpson, University of Exeter
Dr Rod Wilson, University of Exeter
Professor Andy Radford, University of Bristol
Dr Nathan Merchant, Cefas
Dr Mark Meekan, Australian Institute of Marine Science

Funding Body:
NERC GW4+ DTP, with additional funding from the Australian Institute of Marine Science

Project Description:
Sound can travel for thousands of miles underwater, and plays a vital role in many marine ecosystems. Fish use sound to communicate, navigate, defend territories, find food, choose a mate and gain information about their surrounding environment. Recently, anthropogenic climate change has dramatically altered the soundscape of marine ecosystems, and noise pollution from shipping, small boats, construction and industry threatens to drown out the natural sounds of the ocean. This jeopardises marine life all over the world. My research addresses the likely impact of these acoustic changes, and how best to manage them.

Publications

2019

A simple model predicts how warming simplifies food webs

EJ O’Gorman, OL Petchey, KJ Faulkner, B Gallo, TAC Gordon, J Neto-Cerejeira, JS Ólafsson, DE Pichler, MSA Thompson, G Woodward

Nature Climate Change 9, 611-616. 

 

Coral reef monitoring, reef assessment technologies and ecosystem-based management

DO Obura, W Appeltans, N Amornthammarong, G Aeby, NJ Bax, J Bishop, RE Brainard, S Chan, P Fletcher, TAC Gordon, L Gramer, M Gudka, J Halas, J Hendee, G Hodgson, D Huang, M Jankulak, A Jones, T Kimura, J Levy, P Miloslavich, LM Chou, FE Muller-Karger, K Osuka, S Simpson, K Tun, S Wongbusarakum

Frontiers in Marine Science 6, 580

 

Causes and consequences of intraspecific variation in animal responses to anthropogenic noise

HR Harding, TAC Gordon, E Eastcott, SD Simpson, AN Radford

Behavioral Ecology, arz114

 

In a noisy world, some animals are more equal than others: a response to comments on Harding et al.

AN Radford, HR Harding, TAC Gordon, SD Simpson

Behavioral Ecology, arz171

 

2018

Habitat degradation negatively affects auditory settlement behavior of coral reef fishes

TAC Gordon, HR Harding, KE Wong, ND Merchant, MG Meekan, MI McCormick, AN Radford, SD Simpson

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115, 5193-5198.


Fishes in a changing world: learning from the past to promote sustainability of fish populations

TAC Gordon, HR Harding, FK Clever, IK Davidson, W Davison, DW Montgomery, RC Weatherhead, FM Windsor, JD Armstrong, A Bardonnet, E Bergman, JR Britton, IM Côté, D D'Agostino, LA Greenberg, AR Harborne, KK Kahilainen, NB Metcalfe, SC Mills, NJ Milner, FH Mittermayer, L Montorio, SL Nedelec, JM Prokkola, LA Rutterford, AGV Salvanes, SD Simpson, A Vainikka, JK Pinnegar, EM Santos

Journal of Fish Biology 92, 804-827.


Changes in feeding selectivity of freshwater invertebrates across a natural thermal gradient

TAC Gordon, J Neto-Cerejeira, PC Furey, EJ O’Gorman

Current Zoology 64, 231-242.

 

Fish in habitats with higher motorboat disturbance show reduced sensitivity to motorboat noise

HR Harding, TAC Gordon, RE Hsuan, ACE Mackaness, AN Radford, SD Simpson

Biology Letters 14, 20180441.

 

2016

Predation of freshwater gastropods (Viviparus viviparus) by brown rats (Rattus norvegicus)

TAC Gordon, EL Wilding, DC Aldridge

Journal of Molluscan Studies 82, 457-463.
 

2015

Defended territories of an aggressive damselfish contain lower juvenile coral density than adjacent non-defended areas on Kenyan lagoon patch reefs

TAC Gordon, B Cowburn, RD Sluka

Coral Reefs 34, 13-16.

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Gordon T, Simpson S, McCloskey K, Nedelec S (In Press). Acoustic enrichment can enhance fish community development on degraded coral-reef habitat. Nature Communications
Harding H, Gordon T, Hsuan R, Mackaness A, Radford A, Simpson SD (In Press). Fish in habitats with higher motorboat disturbance show reduced sensitivity to motorboat noise. Biology Letters Full text.
O’Gorman EJ, Petchey OL, Faulkner KJ, Gallo B, Gordon TAC, Neto-Cerejeira J, Ólafsson JS, Pichler DE, Thompson MSA, Woodward G, et al (2019). A simple model predicts how warming simplifies wild food webs. Nature Climate Change, 9(8), 611-616.
Harding HR, Gordon TAC, Eastcott E, Simpson SD, Radford AN (2019). Causes and consequences of intraspecific variation in animal responses to anthropogenic noise. Behavioral Ecology, 30(6), 1501-1511. Abstract.
Gordon TAC, Radford AN, Simpson SD (2019). Grieving environmental scientists need support. Science, 366(6462). Author URL.
Radford AN, Harding HR, Gordon TAC, Simpson SD (2019). In a noisy world, some animals are more equal than others: a response to comments on Harding et al. Behavioral Ecology, 30(6), 1516-1517.
Gordon TAC, Neto-Cerejeira J, Furey PC, O’Gorman EJ (2018). Changes in feeding selectivity of freshwater invertebrates across a natural thermal gradient. Current Zoology, 64(2), 231-242.
Gordon TAC, Harding HR, Clever FK, Davidson IK, Davison W, Montgomery DW, Weatherhead RC, Windsor FM, Armstrong JD, Bardonnet A, et al (2018). Fishes in a changing world: learning from the past to promote sustainability of fish populations. J Fish Biol, 92(3), 804-827. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Gordon TAC, Harding HR, Wong KE, Merchant ND, Meekan MG, McCormick MI, Radford AN, Simpson SD (2018). Habitat degradation negatively affects auditory settlement behavior of coral reef fishes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 115(20), 5193-5198. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Gordon TAC, Wilding EL, Aldridge DC (2016). Predation of freshwater gastropods (Viviparus viviparus) by brown rats (Rattus norvegicus). Journal of Molluscan Studies, 82(3), 457-463.
Gordon TAC, Cowburn B, Sluka RD (2014). Defended territories of an aggressive damselfish contain lower juvenile coral density than adjacent non-defended areas on Kenyan lagoon patch reefs. Coral Reefs, 34(1), 13-16.

Publications by year


In Press

Gordon T, Simpson S, McCloskey K, Nedelec S (In Press). Acoustic enrichment can enhance fish community development on degraded coral-reef habitat. Nature Communications
Harding H, Gordon T, Hsuan R, Mackaness A, Radford A, Simpson SD (In Press). Fish in habitats with higher motorboat disturbance show reduced sensitivity to motorboat noise. Biology Letters Full text.

2019

O’Gorman EJ, Petchey OL, Faulkner KJ, Gallo B, Gordon TAC, Neto-Cerejeira J, Ólafsson JS, Pichler DE, Thompson MSA, Woodward G, et al (2019). A simple model predicts how warming simplifies wild food webs. Nature Climate Change, 9(8), 611-616.
Gordon T, Simpson S, McCloskey K, Nedelec S (2019). Acoustic enrichment can enhance fish community development on degraded coral reef habitat (dataset).  Abstract.  Full text.
Harding HR, Gordon TAC, Eastcott E, Simpson SD, Radford AN (2019). Causes and consequences of intraspecific variation in animal responses to anthropogenic noise. Behavioral Ecology, 30(6), 1501-1511. Abstract.
Gordon TAC, Radford AN, Simpson SD (2019). Grieving environmental scientists need support. Science, 366(6462). Author URL.
Radford AN, Harding HR, Gordon TAC, Simpson SD (2019). In a noisy world, some animals are more equal than others: a response to comments on Harding et al. Behavioral Ecology, 30(6), 1516-1517.

2018

Gordon TAC, Neto-Cerejeira J, Furey PC, O’Gorman EJ (2018). Changes in feeding selectivity of freshwater invertebrates across a natural thermal gradient. Current Zoology, 64(2), 231-242.
Gordon TAC, Harding HR, Clever FK, Davidson IK, Davison W, Montgomery DW, Weatherhead RC, Windsor FM, Armstrong JD, Bardonnet A, et al (2018). Fishes in a changing world: learning from the past to promote sustainability of fish populations. J Fish Biol, 92(3), 804-827. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Gordon TAC, Harding HR, Wong KE, Merchant ND, Meekan MG, McCormick MI, Radford AN, Simpson SD (2018). Habitat degradation negatively affects auditory settlement behavior of coral reef fishes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 115(20), 5193-5198. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2016

Gordon TAC, Wilding EL, Aldridge DC (2016). Predation of freshwater gastropods (Viviparus viviparus) by brown rats (Rattus norvegicus). Journal of Molluscan Studies, 82(3), 457-463.

2014

Gordon TAC, Cowburn B, Sluka RD (2014). Defended territories of an aggressive damselfish contain lower juvenile coral density than adjacent non-defended areas on Kenyan lagoon patch reefs. Coral Reefs, 34(1), 13-16.

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