My research focuses on the impact of anthropogenic noise and light on shark behaviour.
I’m interested in how animals interact with their environment through their sensory systems and how behaviour is influenced by changes to sensory landscapes. For my PhD I have been working with the Bimini Biological Field Station to develop an understanding of the interactions between mangrove removal, the presence of motorboats, coastal construction and a population of juvenile lemon sharks within their natal lagoon of Bimini, The Bahamas. I aim to use project outputs to inform sustainable development initiatives to bridge the interests of economy and environment.
Broad Research Specialisms
- Sensory ecology
- Marine biology
- Behavioural ecology
BSc Zoology (First class honours) - University of Bristol
MSc Marine Environmental Management (Distinction) - University of York
Project title: Impacts of anthropogenic disturbance on the sensory capabilities of the lemon shark, Negaprion brevirostris