Dr Thomas Götz

Honorary Lecturer

tel. 01334 463459
fax. 01334 463443

Research interests:

  • Sensory and behavioural ecology in marine mammals
  • Impact of anthropgenic noise on marine mammals
  • Echolocation behaviour
  • Psycho-physiological basis of aversivness of sound



Schakner, ZA, Götz, T, Janik, VM & Blumstein, DT 2017, 'Can fear conditioning repel California sea lions from fishing activities?' Animal Conservation, vol 20, no. 5, pp. 425-432. DOI: 10.1111/acv.12329
Goetz, T & Janik, VM 2016, 'The startle reflex in acoustic deterrence: an approach with universal applicability?' Animal Conservation, vol 19, pp. 225-226. DOI: 10.1111/acv.12295
Götz, T & Janik, VM 2016, 'Non-lethal management of carnivore predation: long-term tests with a startle-reflex based deterrence system on a fish farm' Animal Conservation, vol 19, pp. 212-221. DOI: 10.1111/acv.12248
Börner, A, Hjemdahl, R, Gotz, T & Brown, GR 2016, 'Ultrasonic vocalizations of female Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) in response to social partners' Journal of Comparative Psychology, vol 130, no. 1, pp. 76-80. DOI: 10.1037/com0000017
Stansbury, A, Deecke, V, Gotz, T & Janik, VM 2016, Potential uses of anthropogenic noise as a source of information in animal sensory and communication systems. in AN Popper & A Hawkins (eds), The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol. 875, Springer, pp. 1105-1111, Third International Conference on the Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life, Budapest, Hungary, 11/08/13. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_137
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