Clara Amorim

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MARE - ULisboa
Research domain: 
Coastal Systems and Ocean
Research lines: 
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning
Aquaculture and Fisheries
Technological Tools for Exploration and Monitoring

Activity summary

My research line focusses on fish acoustic communication namely on the role of acoustic signals in social interactions. Recently I have started to study the impact of anthropogenic noise on marine soundscapes and fish fitness. I am an Assistant Professor at Lisbon University and the vice-president of the Portuguese Ethology Society (Sociedade Portuguesa de Etologia)


Project: FishNoise - Impact of anthropogenic noise on fish fitness – Principal investigator (2018-2020) SONICINVADERS - Sounds of Invasion - Detecting Invasive Fish in Freshwaters Ecosystems with Passive Acoustics – Team member (2018-2020). PI – Filipe Ribeiro MIGRACORV - Integrated approach to study the movement dynamics of the meagre Argyrosomus regius – Team member (2018-2020). PI - Bernardo Quintella. SpawnSeis - Effects of seismic sound on spawning behaviour and reproductive success of cod – Team member (2018-2021). Financed by the Institute of Marine Research of Norway. PI - Lise Doksæter Sivle SoundWell - Development of an acoustic status indicator for soundscape monitoring in aquaculture: active and passive sound making in Atlantic salmon. Team member (2018-2021). Financed by the Norwegian Institute of Nature Research. PI - Carolyn Rosten Amorim MCP, RO Vasconcelos, M Bolgan, SS Pedroso & PJ Fonseca (2018). Acoustic communication in marine shallow waters: testing the acoustic adaptive hypothesis in sand gobies. Journal of Experimental Biology 221, jeb183681. doi:10.1242/jeb.183681 Bolgan M, MCP Amorim, PJ Fonseca, L Di Iorio & E Parmentier (2018). Acoustic Complexity of fish vocal communities: a field and controlled validation. Scientific Reports. 8:10559 | DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-28771-6 de Jong K, MCP Amorim, PJ Fonseca, A Klein, C Fox & KU Heubel (2018). Noise can affect acoustic communication and subsequent spawning success in fish. Environmental Pollution. 237: 814-823.