Dra. Natacha Aguilar de Soto
Cetaceans use sound to communicate and to find and select prey by echolocation, so recording their vocalizations with devices attached to their back has opened horizons for research on trophic and social behavior of these animals. So, my work applies bioacoustics to study the ecology and behavior of cetaceans, especially deep-divers. Another area of work is the impact of underwater noise pollution on the ecosystem, from large predators such as cetaceans, to the base of the food web: marine invertebrates.
I provided cetacean sounds recorded with DTAG in the Canary Islands, and I am currently working on the Project ECOSOUND of the Horizon2020 program.
Grupo de Investigación en Biodiversidad, Ecologia Marina y Conservación (BIOECOMAC).
Facultad de Biología, Universidad de La Laguna. Tenerife. Canary Islands
Centre for Research into Ecological Modelling (CREEM). University of St. Andrews. Scotland