Dr Anna McGregor

  • Lecturer (Life Sciences Animal Biology)

Research interests

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.


Publications

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Number of items: 6.

2019

van der Hoop, J.M., Nousek-McGregor, A.E. , Nowacek, D.P., Parks, S.E., Tyack, P. and Madsen, P.T. (2019) Foraging rates of ram‐filtering North Atlantic right whales. Functional Ecology, (doi:10.1111/1365-2435.13357) (Early Online Publication)

2016

Nousek-McGregor, A. E. and Mei, F. (2016) Does noise from shipping and boat traffic affect predator vigilance in the European common hermit crab? In: Popper, A. N. and Hawkins, A. (eds.) The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II. Series: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (875). Springer New York, pp. 767-774. ISBN 9781493929801 (doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_94)

2015

Le Vin, A., Nousek-McGregor, A. E. , Paterson, V., Welsh, M. and Spatharis, S. (2015) Extending Constructive Alignment To Work-Based Learning To Ease Transitions: Do students Perceive the Use of Assessment as an Effective Method of Preparing for their Careers? In: 2nd International Conference on Enhancement and Innovation in Higher Education 2015, Glasgow, UK, 9-11 Jun 2015, (Unpublished)

2014

Nousek-McGregor, A.E. , Miller, C.A., Moore, M.J. and Nowacek, D.P. (2014) Effects of body condition on buoyancy in endangered North Atlantic right whales. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 87(1), pp. 160-171. (doi:10.1086/671811)

2010

Brown, J.C., Smaragdis, P. and Nousek-McGregor, A.E. (2010) Automatic identification of individual killer whales. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 128(3), EL93. (doi:10.1121/1.3462232)

2006

Nousek, A.E. , Slater, P.J.B., Wang, C. and Miller, P.J.O. (2006) The influence of social affiliation on individual vocal signatures of northern resident killer whales (Orcinus orca). Biology Letters, 2(4), pp. 481-484. (doi:10.1098/rsbl.2006.0517)

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Number of items: 6.

Articles

van der Hoop, J.M., Nousek-McGregor, A.E. , Nowacek, D.P., Parks, S.E., Tyack, P. and Madsen, P.T. (2019) Foraging rates of ram‐filtering North Atlantic right whales. Functional Ecology, (doi:10.1111/1365-2435.13357) (Early Online Publication)

Nousek-McGregor, A.E. , Miller, C.A., Moore, M.J. and Nowacek, D.P. (2014) Effects of body condition on buoyancy in endangered North Atlantic right whales. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 87(1), pp. 160-171. (doi:10.1086/671811)

Brown, J.C., Smaragdis, P. and Nousek-McGregor, A.E. (2010) Automatic identification of individual killer whales. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 128(3), EL93. (doi:10.1121/1.3462232)

Nousek, A.E. , Slater, P.J.B., Wang, C. and Miller, P.J.O. (2006) The influence of social affiliation on individual vocal signatures of northern resident killer whales (Orcinus orca). Biology Letters, 2(4), pp. 481-484. (doi:10.1098/rsbl.2006.0517)

Book Sections

Nousek-McGregor, A. E. and Mei, F. (2016) Does noise from shipping and boat traffic affect predator vigilance in the European common hermit crab? In: Popper, A. N. and Hawkins, A. (eds.) The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II. Series: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (875). Springer New York, pp. 767-774. ISBN 9781493929801 (doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_94)

Conference Proceedings

Le Vin, A., Nousek-McGregor, A. E. , Paterson, V., Welsh, M. and Spatharis, S. (2015) Extending Constructive Alignment To Work-Based Learning To Ease Transitions: Do students Perceive the Use of Assessment as an Effective Method of Preparing for their Careers? In: 2nd International Conference on Enhancement and Innovation in Higher Education 2015, Glasgow, UK, 9-11 Jun 2015, (Unpublished)

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Grants

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
     

Teaching

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
- Lecturer
     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

 http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=7CwCr1UAAAAJ

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.

Summer 2013
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).


Research datasets

Jump to: 2019 | 2018
Number of items: 2.

2019

van der Hoop, J., Nousek-McGregor, A. , Parks, D., Tyack, S. and Madsen, P. (2019) Foraging rates of ram-filtering North Atlantic right whales. [Data Collection]

2018

Allen, L., Reeve, R. , Mcgregor, A., Villacampa, J. and MacLeod, R. (2018) Are orchid bees useful indicators of the impacts of human disturbance? [Data Collection]

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Additional information

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

Research Fellowship

  • 2009 - 2010: Duke Marine Laboratory - Student Fellowship
  • 2005 - 2009: Florida State University Oceanography Department - Graduate Fellowship