Senior Researcher

Erica Chapman

Erica Chapman

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I have a range of research interests that include the potential effects of noise, EMF, and climate change on marine animals (invertebrates and marine mammals), marine habitat conservation, and animal behaviour.

Recent projects have involved the effects of noise and EMF on marine invertebrate behaviour and physiology, the thermal response and metabolic performance of coastal marine ectotherms, and the temporal and spatial variability of oyster larvae abundance for optimising habitat restoration.

  • Effects of electromagnetic fields from subsea cables on marine animals
  • European lobster (Homarus gammarus) behaviour
  • Distribution of horse mussels (Modiolus modiolus) in the Berwickshire Marine Reserve
  • R&D project testing acoustic tags within a large tank

A complete list of publications and conferences is available via my ResearchGate profile.

  • Chapman, E. C., Rochas, C. M., Piper, A. J., Vad, J., & Kazanidis, G. (2023). Effect of electromagnetic fields from renewable energy subsea power cables on righting reflex and physiological response of coastal invertebrates. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 193, 115250.
  • 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. (2022). 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.). Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 10, 564.
  • Booth, J. M., Fusi, M., Giomi, F., Chapman, E. C. N., Diele, K., & McQuaid, C. D. (2021). Diel oxygen fluctuation drives the thermal response and metabolic performance of coastal marine ectotherms. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 288(1953), 20211141.
  • Chapman, E. C. N., Rodriguez-Perez, A., Hugh-Jones, T., Bromley, C., James, M. A., Diele, K., & Sanderson, W. G. (2021). Optimising recruitment in habitat creation for the native European oyster (Ostrea edulis): Implications of temporal and spatial variability in larval abundance. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 170(October), 112579.
  • 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.
  • Todd VLG, Todd IB, Gardiner JC, and Morrin ECN (2015): Marine Mammal Observation and Passive Acoustic Monitoring Handbook. Pelagic Publishing Ltd, Exeter, UK
  • Todd VLG, Todd IB, Gardiner JC, Morrin ECN, MacPherson NA, and DiMarzio NA (2014): A review of direct and indirect impacts of marine dredging activities on marine mammals. ICES Journal of Marine Science first published online November 4, 2014 doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsu187
  • Todd VLG, and Morrin ECN (2013): Celtic Sea Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis). Irish Birds, 9 (4), 638–639
  • Bachelor (Hons) of Science in Biology at Queen’s University (2002 – 2006)
  • Masters of Research (MRes) in Marine Mammal Science at the University of St. Andrews (2008-2009)
  • Dissertation: “Detecting Beaked Whales: Towed vs. Bottom Mounted Hydrophones”

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