Kieran Cox, PhD
I am a Liber Ero and NSERC Fellow at Simon Fraser University working with Dr. Isabelle Côté. My postdoctoral research applies a three-tiered approach to integrating bioacoustics into the conservation of BC’s marine ecosystems. The three tiers of this project, species-habitat interactions, spatial planning, and policy, are conducted in collaboration with several academic collaborators and conservation practitioners. Together we aim to identify the ecological implications of anthropogenically modified marine soundscapes and construct an evidence-based framework for mitigating the impacts of this pollutant.
I am also a co-founder of the FishSounds project. This cross-disciplinary approach combines expertise in fish ecology, bioacoustics, and data management to consolidate fish acoustic research into a publicly available web portal. Our global inventory of research on fish sound production is searchable by taxa, sound characteristics, or reference.
I received my Ph.D. in 2021 from the University of Victoria, studying under Drs. Francis Juanes and Sarah Dudas. My doctoral research was a collaborative effort between the Juanes Lab, Ecological Interactions Research Program and the Hakai Institute and focused on identifying how intertidal resource use over millennia has altered coastal habitats and the marine species that reside within them. Specifically, I investigate how First Nation’s clam gardens and contemporary shellfish farming influence biological communities throughout the northeast Pacific.
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