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 Clemency White

Clemency White

PhD student

 

Overview

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
  • Bioacoustics

Qualifications

BSc Zoology (First class honours) - University of Bristol
MSc Marine Environmental Management (Distinction) - University of York

Research

Research projects

Project title: Impacts of anthropogenic disturbance on the sensory capabilities of the lemon shark, Negaprion brevirostris

Supervisors:

Professor Steve Simpson - University of Exeter
Dr Matthew Witt - University of Exeter

Teaching

Supervision / Group

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