Dr Anna McGregor
- Lecturer (Life Sciences Animal Biology)
My research background focuses on the use of sound in marine mammals and the potential for anthropogenic noise to cause physiologically relevant disturbance. More recently, my work has included studying the effects of noise on other animals as well as those in freshwater environments, and the use of acoustics to monitor cryptic animals in a number of habitats.
Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.
- Voices in the reeds: use of passive acoustic monitoring for detecting presence and critical habitat size of cryptic waterbirds
Glasgow Natural History Society
2014 - 2014
My teaching interests are centred around the use of learning technologies to improve student engagement and feedback both in the classroom, laboratory and the field. I am particularly interested in applying the use of mobile devices to specific issues in current academic practice, such as improving practical experiences for increasing class sizes and enhancing accessibility for a wider range of students.
- Adviser of Studies
- Course Coordinator
Level 3 - Marine & Freshwater Ecosystems
- Deputy Course Coordinator
Level 2 - Ecology & Conservation, Level 2 Evolutionary Biology
Level 4 - Marine Mammal Biology
Level 3 - Zoology/Marine & Freshwater Biology (Core Skills, Experimental Design, Vertebrate Biology, Animal
Physiology, Marine & Freshwater Ecosystems modules)
Level 2 - Ecology & Conservation
Previous Student Research Projects
2013-2014 – Honours
Ruth Abernethy. The effect of sea temperature, sediment type and depth on the spatial variation of minke whale Balaenoptera acutorostrata sightings off the Isle of Mull, Scotland.
Nikke Kangasmaa. Does boat noise affect foraging differently in shore crabs from two habitat types?
Jennifer Newton. Marine mammal monitoring with passive acoustics and visual surveys in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland.
2013-2014 – MRes
James David Baird. Can we predict size of the invasive bullhead, Cottus gobio, using passive acoustic techniques?
Abhijit Kumar Nageshkumar. Evaluation of stress levels in captive California sea lions under exposure to high noise levels.
Honor Wright. Carnegie Trust Vacation Scholarship. Underwater biological sounds of Loch Lomond.
Mariana Soares Fogo. Science Without Borders (CAPES). Assessment of the marine mammal nocturnal activity in Millport, UK.
2012-2013 - Honours
James Stewart Caldwell. Potential impact of freshwater fish farms on important Scottish freshwater organisms.
James Cusiter. Investigating captive California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) response to vehicle noise.
Alan Fleming. The use of strip-transect surveying from a platform of opportunity to assess changing seabird density in the Firth of Clyde.
Francesca Tee. Shipping noise causes predator vigilance deficits in the common European marine hermit crab (Pagurus bernhardus).
Prizes, Awards and Distinctions
- 2013: Carnegie Trust - Vacation Scholarship for Undergraduates, GBP 1120
- 2013: Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life Travel Grant, GBP 840
- 2012: Higher Education Academy - Enhancing student engagement in identification activities with immediate feedback through a tablet PC application, Teaching Development Grant, 2012-2013, GBP 6835
- 2010: Society for Experimental Biology - Best Student Poster
- 2005: Society for Marine Mammalogy - Runner-Up for Best Pre-Doctoral Poster
- 2009 - 2010: Duke Marine Laboratory - Student Fellowship
- 2005 - 2009: Florida State University Oceanography Department - Graduate Fellowship