I am a PhD student at the Marine Bioacoustics lab, at Aarhus University, Denmark. My interest and expertise include echolocation behaviour, and interactions with marine mammals and humans, particularly at tidal energy and aquaculture sites.
- Applied passive acoustic monitoring of marine mammals around tidal turbines, in Wales with SMRU Consulting, and in the outer Bay of Fundy with Luna Ocean Consulting Ltd.;
- Monitoring the density and behaviour of porpoises in tidal rapids, with the Sea Mammal Research Unit, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK;
- Development of a citizen science app for reporting marine wildlife sightings in the Bay of Fundy, in collaboration with conserve.iO and the Canadian Whale Institute;
- Beta-tester for PAMGuard, a free open-source software for automated passive acoustic monitoring;
- Basic science research on: the acoustic startle response, the active sensing system of echolocation, an echolocator’s acoustic field of view, and describing the beam patterns of echolocation clicks. I'm currently a PhD student, building up an acoustics analysis skill-set useful for conservation applications.