In the NWO-NWA funded APELAFICO- and BIOCLOCK-projects and the EU HORIZON 2020 funded SATURN-project, we study Urban Ecology of Marine and Aquatic environments. We investigate the impact of noise and light pollution on fish behaviour. The three projects focus on the acoustic ecology of pelagic fish at offshore windfarms (APELAFICO with Jeroen Hubert & Fien Demuynck), the impact on behaviour and physiology of artificial light at night (ALAN) on diurnal and seasonal cycles of migratory fishes (BIOCLOCK, with Christian Tudorache and Danielle Crowley), and the effects of natural underwater soundscapes, urban soundscapes, and vessel noise in particular, on migratory decisions in fishes (SATURN with Kees te Velde and Christian Tudorache).
More information can be found here:
APELAFICO: Acoustic ecology of PELAgic FIsh COmmunities: A study into the effects of construction and operation of wind farms – Leiden University (universiteitleiden.nl)
Home – BioClock (bioclockconsortium.org)
SATURN: Developing Solutions for Underwater Radiated Noise – Sound impact on migratory fishes – Leiden University (universiteitleiden.nl)