I am interested in cetacean acoustics, and especially in large baleen whale vocalizations. I focus my research on long-term and fixed passive acoustic observations as a useful tool to provide information on seasonal and geographic patterns of distribution of calling whales, particularly endangered species such as the blue whale. This approach is particularly relevant in area where visual observations are limited (in the Southern Ocean for instance).
I am also particularly interested in the evolution of the frequency (i.e. pitch) of blue whale calls across time.
Through a multidisciplinary approach combining biology, oceanography and signal treatment, it is possible to increase our knowledge on whale acoustic behaviour and ecology, and ultimately interactions with their marine environment.
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