• United Kingdom

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Research expertise

I am interested in marine acoustic ecology and most of my work has been focused on the acoustic behaviour of marine mammals, from ice-breeding seals to baleen whales. In addition, I have a particular interest in assessing and understanding the impacts of anthropogenic noise on the marine environment. I am also excited by the development and application of new tools for the study of natural soundscapes and the assessment of biodiversity and species richness using passive acoustics.


  • Industrial Impacts on Oceans
  • Anthropogenic noise
  • Marine Renewable Energy
  • QL Zoology
  • Marine mammals

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Research Output

Mapping widespread and increasing underwater noise pollution from acoustic deterrent devices

Findlay, C., Ripple, H., Coomber, F., Froud, K., Harries, O., van Geel, C. F., Calderan, S., Benjamins, S., Risch, D. & Wilson, B., Oct 2018, In : Marine Pollution Bulletin. 135, p. 1042-1050 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
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    Review of the environmental impacts of salmon farming in Scotland

    Tett, P., Benjamins, S., Black, K., Coulson, M., Davidson, K., Fernandes, T. F., Fox, C., Hart, M., Hicks, N., Hughes, A., Hunter, D. C., Nickell, T., Risch, D., Tocher, D., Vare, L., Verspoor, E., Wilding, T., Wilson, B. & Wittich, A., 5 Mar 2018, 196 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

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    Good noise, bad noise: A tricky case of balancing risk of physical injury against acoustic disturbance for marine mammals and tidal energy devices

    Wilson, B., Marmo, B., Lepper, P. A., Risch, D., Benjamins, S., Hastie, G. & Carter, C., 1 Jun 2017, p. 3921-3921. 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

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