Corentine Rochas

Corentine Rochas

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My research focuses on understanding the interactions between marine biodiversity and the development of marine renewable energy devices, specifically investigating the effects of electromagnetic fields on marine species.

I am also interested in studying the life history of keystone species and their interactions with their environment and ecosystem. I am keen on improving and using this knowledge for the identification and mitigation of potential threats for a variety of species, combined with the development and use of modern tools and technologies.


BSc Organisms and Populations Biology (2013-2016, Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 and University of Western Brittany)

MSc Tropical Marine Ecosystems (2016-2018, University of the French Antilles)


Here recent projects include:

  • Effects of electromagnetic fields on marine wildlife
  • ElasmoPower: Investigating the effects of EMF on elasmobranchs species in the North Sea
  • Effects of EMF on the development of the Long-finned squid Loligo forbesii
  • Ecosystem monitoring techniques
  • Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to assess and monitor herring spawning events

Harsanyi, P.; Scott, K.; Easton, B.A.A.; de la Cruz Ortiz, G.; Chapman, E.C.N.; Piper, A.J.R.; Rochas, C.M.V.; Lyndon, A.R. The Effects of Anthropogenic Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) on the Early Development of Two Commercially Important Crustaceans, European Lobster, Homarus gammarus (L.) and Edible Crab, Cancer pagurus (L.). J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10, 564.

Scott K, Harsanyi P, Easton BAA, Piper AJR, Rochas CMV, Lyndon AR (2021) Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) from Submarine Power Cables Can Trigger Strength-Dependent Behavioural and Physiological Responses in Edible Crab, Cancer pagurus (L.). Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 9(7):776.

Scott K, Piper AJR, Chapman ECN, and Rochas CMV (2020) Review of the effects of underwater sound, vibration and electromagnetic fields on crustaceans. Seafish Report.

Student Supervision

2021 – 2022 Ziheng Su (MSc): Are crabs in the Berwickshire Marine Reserve protected from microplastic contamination?

2021 – 22 Sarah Kane (MSc): Listening Lines: Assessing the Feasibility of Deploying HydroMoths on Static Fishing Gear to Monitor Cetaceans

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