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.

  • Impacts of electromagnetic fields from subsea cables on the post-disturbance recovery of marine coastal invertebrates
  • Artificial habitat design and in-depth behavioural analyses of the European lobster, Homarus gammarus

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

  • Booth JM, Fusi M, Giomi F, Chapman ECN, Diele K, and McQuaid CD (2021): Diel oxygen fluctuation drives the thermal response and metabolic performance of coastal marine ectotherms. Proc. R. Soc. B Biol. Sci. 288, 20211141.
  • Chapman ECN, Rodriguez-Perez A, Hugh-Jones T, Bromley C, James MA, Diele K, and Sanderson WG (2021): Optimising recruitment in habitat creation for the native European oyster (Ostrea edulis): Implications of temporal and spatial variability in larval abundance. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 170, 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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