2023: A new chapter!
Senior scientist @AU
I am excited to have joined the Marine Mammal Research Unit at the Department of Ecoscience of Aarhus University as a Senior Researcher. I will be updating this website throughout 2023 since we have had a lot of exciting updates, new papers, and new research projects recently.
We have a new research project with close colleagues at Syracuse (Susan Parks) and University of St Andrews (Douglas Gillespie). With funding from the US Navy Living Marine Resources, we will be developing and validating methods for identifying focal calls from cetaceans tagged with sound recording tags, with special focus on baleen whales.
June, 2023 - new paper!
Bottlenose dolphin "motherese"
In a new paper published in PNAS and led by Dr. Laela Sayigh and Nicole El Haddad, we show that bottlenose dolphins use change their individually distinctive signature whistles subtly but consistently when in the presence of their calf, thus mirroring the infant-directed speech characteristics found near-universally across human cultures.
Coverage: Science; The Atlantic; AP;