Dr Thomas Götz

Dr Thomas Götz
Research Fellow


Research interests:

  • Acoustic startle reflex (ASR)
  • Psycho-physiological basis of aversivness of sound
  • Impact of anthropgenic noise on marine mammals
  • Sensory and behavioural ecology in marine mammals
  • Conservation technology
  • Quantitative methods in ecology
  • Echolocation behaviour
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Research Overview:



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Effects of impulsive noise on marine mammals Gordon Drummond Hastie, Nathan Merchant, Thomas Goetz, Debbie JF Russell, Paul Thompson, Vincent Janik
Ecological Applications 2019 vol. 29
Can fear conditioning repel California sea lions from fishing activities? Schakner Zachary, Thomas Goetz, Vincent Janik, Dan Blumstein
Animal Conservation 2017 vol. 20 pp. 425-432
The startle reflex in acoustic deterrence: an approach with universal applicability? Thomas Goetz, Vincent Janik
Animal Conservation 2016 vol. 19 pp. 225-226
Ultrasonic vocalizations of female Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) in response to social partners Annegret Borner, Rebecca Hjemdahl, Thomas Goetz, Gillian Ruth Brown
Journal of Comparative Psychology 2016 vol. 130 pp. 76-80
Grey seals use anthropogenic signals from acoustic tags to locate fish Thomas Goetz, Volker Bernt Deecke, Vincent Janik
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 2015 vol. 282
Target-specific acoustic predator deterrence in the marine environment Thomas Goetz, Vincent Janik
Animal Conservation 2015 vol. 18 pp. 102-111
Behavioral responses by grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) to high frequency sonar Gordon Drummond Hastie, Carl Robert Donovan, Thomas Goetz, Vincent Janik
Marine Pollution Bulletin 2014 vol. 79 pp. 205-210
Acoustic deterrent devices to prevent pinniped depredation Thomas Goetz, Vincent Janik
Marine Ecology Progress Series 2013 vol. 492 pp. 285-302
Aversiveness of sounds in phocid seals Thomas Goetz, Vincent Janik
Journal of Experimental Biology 2010 vol. 213 pp. 1536-1548
Echolocation clicks of free-ranging Chilean dolphins (Cephalorhynchus eutropia) Thomas Goetz, Ricardo Nuno Antunes, Sonja Heinrich
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2010 vol. 128 pp. 563-566
Eavesdropping in wild rough-toothed dolphins (Steno bredanensis) ? Thomas Goetz, Ursula K Verfuss, Hans-Ulrich Schnitzler
Biology Letters 2006 vol. 2 pp. 5-7

Contact Details:

Dr Thomas Götz
Scottish Oceans Institute
East Sands
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 8LB

tel: 01334 463459
fax: 01334 463443


Bird & Mammal Sound Communication Group
Sea Mammal Research Unit
School of Biology
Scottish Oceans Institute

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The Secretary
Scottish Oceans Institute
Institiud Chuantan na h-Alba
Gatty Marine Laboratory
East Sands St Andrews
KY16 8LB

tel: +44 (0) 1334 463472
fax: +44 (0) 1334 463443