Amyna Elsanosi

Research Interests

My main research interest is the impact of anthropogenic sensory pollution on animal behaviour within the marine environment.

Within the ocean biosphere, recognition of 3-D objects can differ dramatically depending on the angle of vision. Through previous rehabilitative work in the Maldives, I found sensory contamination to cause significant behavioural alterations among marine organisms. My DPhil project builds upon my previous work; through investigating how visual acuity, recognition, and subsequent navigational processes of fish species, can be affected by sensory pollution. Through the utilisation of 3-D camera and programming systems, we will record movement trajectories of fish (Rhinecanthus aculeatus), to examine sensorial-related change.

I am particularly interested in exploring the conservation implications of our research, by investigating the influence of impaired visual acuity on essential animal behaviours, such as foraging and mate detection.


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