Dr Rebecca Dunlop

Senior Lecturer in Physiology

School of Veterinary Science
Faculty of Science
r.dunlop@uq.edu.au
+61 7 54601 963

Overview

I am a lecturer in physiology at the School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland. Originally from Ireland, I obtained my BSc (Honours) degree in Environmental Biology and my PhD in fish neuroethology from The Queen’s University of Belfast. I then moved to Australia and completed a post-doc in humpback whale social communication.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Queen's University Belfast
  • Bachelor of Science, Queen's University Belfast

Publications

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Supervision

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Available Projects

  • This project will focus on the effects of various sources of noise (wind, ships, recreational vessels, seismic air guns and biological (singing whales and snapping shrimp) on the acoustic behaviour of humpback whales. It will determine the potential active space of their non-song vocal sounds and surface-generated sounds and model the decrease in this space with noise. It will also look at signal masking.

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Erbe, Christine, Dunlop, Rebecca and Dolman, Sarah (2018). Effects of noise on marine mammals. In Hans Slabbekoorn, Robert J. Dooling, Arthur N. Popper and Richard R. Fay (Ed.), Effects of anthropogenic noise on animals (pp. 277-309) New York, NY, United States: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-8574-6_10

  • Cato, Douglas H., Dunlop, Rebecca A., Noad, Michael J., McCauley, Robert D., Kniest, Eric, Paton, David and Kavanagh, Ailbhe S. (2016). Addressing challenges in studies of behavioral responses of whales to noise. In Arthur N. Popper and Anthony Hawkins (Ed.), The effects of noise on aquatic life II (pp. 145-152) New York, United States: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_17

  • Lewandowski, Jill, Luczkovich, Joseph, Cato, Douglas and Dunlop, Rebecca (2016). Summary report panel 3: Gap analysis from the perspective of animal biology: Results of the panel discussion from the third international conference on the effects of noise on aquatic life. In Arthur N. Popper and Anthony Hawkins (Ed.), The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II (pp. 1277-1281) New York, United States: Springer New York LLC. doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_161

  • Harcourt, Robert, Marsh, Helene, Slip, David, Chilvers, Louise, Noad, Mike and Dunlop, Rebecca (2015). Marine mammals, back from the brink? Contemporary conservation issues. In Adam Stow, Norman Maclea and Gregory I. Holwell (Ed.), Austral ark: the state of wildlife in Australia and New Zealand (pp. 322-353) Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • This project will focus on the effects of various sources of noise (wind, ships, recreational vessels, seismic air guns and biological (singing whales and snapping shrimp) on the acoustic behaviour of humpback whales. It will determine the potential active space of their non-song vocal sounds and surface-generated sounds and model the decrease in this space with noise. It will also look at signal masking.