The noisy underwater world: The effect of sound on behaviour of captive zebrafish
- 5 April 2016
- Academy Building
2311 GJ Leiden
Title of dissertation
The noisy underwater world: The effect of sound on behaviour of captive zebrafish.
Short description of PhD research
Human activities are increasing rapidly in terrestrial and aquatic habitats. Marine and freshwater habitats are being affected by a variety of anthropogenic pollutants. Urbanization,transportation and industrialization have continuously increased ambient noise levels with
different temporal and spectral patterns. Anthropogenic noise, as an environmental pollutant, is ubiquitous in, on and near aquatic habitats and potentially may have detrimental effects on aquatic animals. Over the past few decades, public attention, activities in the field of conservation and animal welfare by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and scientific exploration are raising awareness on the potential effects of sounds on marine mammals.
Summary of dissertation
Prof. C. ten Cate
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