University of St Andrews
 
 
Sea Mammal Research Unit

Dr Thomas Gotz
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Scottish Oceans Institute
East Sands
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 8LB
UK

Research interests:

  • Psycho-physiological basis of aversivness of sound
  • Sensory and behavioural ecology in marine mammals
  • Impact of anthropgenic noise on marine mammals
  • Echolocation behaviour

 

Publications

Hastie, GD , Donovan, CR , Gotz, T & Janik, VM 2014, ' Behavioral responses by grey seals ( Halichoerus grypus ) to high frequency sonar ' Marine Pollution Bulletin , vol 79, no. 1-2, pp. 205-210.
Stansbury, A, Deecke, V , Gotz, T & Janik, VM 2014, ' Potential uses of anthropogenic noise as a source of information in animal sensory and communication systems ' Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology .
Gotz, T & Janik, VM 2013, ' Acoustic deterrent devices to prevent pinniped depredation: efficiency, conservation concerns and possible solutions ' Marine Ecology Progress Series , vol 492, pp. 285-302.
Gotz, T & Janik, V 2011, ' Repeated elicitation of the acoustic startle reflex leads to sensitisation in subsequent avoidance behaviour and induces fear conditioning ' BioMed Central Neuroscience , vol 12, 30.
Gotz, T , Antunes, R & Heinrich, S 2010, ' Echolocation clicks of free-ranging Chilean dolphins ( Cephalorhynchus eutropia ) ' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America , vol 128, no. 2, pp. 563-566.
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