Dr Thomas Götz

Honorary Lecturer

tel: 01334 463459
fax: 01334 463443
email: tg45@st-andrews.ac.uk
room:  (SOI)
Scottish Oceans Institute
East Sands
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 8LB

General Information

Research interests:

  • Sensory and behavioural ecology in marine mammals
  • Impact of anthropgenic noise on marine mammals
  • Echolocation behaviour
  • Psycho-physiological basis of aversivness of sound


Recent Publications

Schakner, ZA, Götz, T, Janik, VM & Blumstein, DT 2017, 'Can fear conditioning repel California sea lions from fishing activities?' Animal Conservation, vol Early View. DOI: 10.1111/acv.12329
Goetz, T & Janik, VM 2016, 'The startle reflex in acoustic deterrence: an approach with universal applicability?' Animal Conservation, vol 19, pp. 225-226. DOI: 10.1111/acv.12295
Götz, T & Janik, VM 2016, 'Non-lethal management of carnivore predation: long-term tests with a startle-reflex based deterrence system on a fish farm' Animal Conservation, vol 19, pp. 212-221. DOI: 10.1111/acv.12248
Börner, A, Hjemdahl, R, Gotz, T & Brown, GR 2016, 'Ultrasonic vocalizations of female Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) in response to social partners' Journal of Comparative Psychology, vol 130, no. 1, pp. 76-80. DOI: 10.1037/com0000017
Stansbury, A, Deecke, V, Gotz, T & Janik, VM 2016, Potential uses of anthropogenic noise as a source of information in animal sensory and communication systems. in AN Popper & A Hawkins (eds), The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol. 875, Springer, pp. 1105-1111. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_137
Gotz, T & Janik, VM 2015, 'Target-specific acoustic predator deterrence in the marine environment' Animal Conservation, vol 18, no. 1, pp. 102-111. DOI: 10.1111/acv.12141
Stansbury, A, Gotz, T, Deecke, VB & Janik, VM 2015, 'Grey seals use anthropogenic signals from acoustic tags to locate fish: evidence from a simulated foraging task' Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol 282, no. 1798, 20141595. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2014.1595
Hastie, GD, Donovan, CR, Gotz, T & Janik, VM 2014, 'Behavioral responses by grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) to high frequency sonar' Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol 79, no. 1-2, pp. 205-210. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.12.013
Gotz, T & Janik, VM 2013, 'Acoustic deterrent devices to prevent pinniped depredation: efficiency, conservation concerns and possible solutions' Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol 492, pp. 285-302. DOI: 10.3354/meps10482
Gotz, T & Janik, V 2011, 'Repeated elicitation of the acoustic startle reflex leads to sensitisation in subsequent avoidance behaviour and induces fear conditioning' BioMed Central Neuroscience, vol 12, 30. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2202-12-30
Gotz, T, Antunes, R & Heinrich, S 2010, 'Echolocation clicks of free-ranging Chilean dolphins (Cephalorhynchus eutropia)' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 128, no. 2, pp. 563-566. DOI: 10.1121/1.3353078
Gotz, T & Janik, V 2010, 'Aversiveness of sounds in phocid seals: psycho-physiological factors, learning processes and motivation' Journal of Experimental Biology, vol 213, no. 9, pp. 1536-1548. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.035535
Gotz, T, Verfuss, UK & Schnitzler, H-U 2006, 'Eavesdropping in wild rough-toothed dolphins (Steno bredanensis) ?' Biology Letters, vol 2, no. 1, pp. 5-7. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2005.0407 , 10.1098/rsbl.2005.0407

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