Rebecca A Dunlop


Affiliation: University of Queensland
Country: Australia


  1. Dunlop R, Noad M, McCauley R, Kniest E, Slade R, Paton D, et al. A behavioural dose-response model for migrating humpback whales and seismic air gun noise. Mar Pollut Bull. 2018;133:506-516 pubmed publisher
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    Dunlop R, Laming P. Mechanoreceptive and nociceptive responses in the central nervous system of goldfish (Carassius auratus) and trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). J Pain. 2005;6:561-8 pubmed
    ..Not only is this of an evolutionary significance, but it also adds to the controversial argument about whether fish perceive pain. ..
  3. Dunlop R, Noad M, Cato D, Stokes D. The social vocalization repertoire of east Australian migrating humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae). J Acoust Soc Am. 2007;122:2893-905 pubmed publisher
    ..This study provides a catalog of sounds that can be used as a basis for future studies. It is an essential first step in determining the function, contextual use and cultural transmission of humpback social vocalizations. ..
  4. Cato D, Dunlop R, Noad M, McCauley R, Kniest E, Paton D, et al. Addressing Challenges in Studies of Behavioral Responses of Whales to Noise. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2016;875:145-52 pubmed publisher
    ..This paper discusses some of the challenges and how they are being met in a large-scale multiplatform project in which humpback whales are exposed to the noise of seismic air guns. ..
  5. Dunlop R, Noad M, McCauley R, Kniest E, Slade R, Paton D, et al. Response of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) to ramp-up of a small experimental air gun array. Mar Pollut Bull. 2016;103:72-83 pubmed publisher
    ..Control' groups also responded suggesting the presence of the source vessel had some effect. However, the majority of groups appeared to avoid the source vessel at distances greater than the radius of most mitigation zones. ..
  6. Lewandowski J, Luczkovich J, Cato D, Dunlop R. Summary Report Panel 3: Gap Analysis from the Perspective of Animal Biology: Results of the Panel Discussion from the Third International Conference on the Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2016;875:1277-81 pubmed publisher
  7. Dunlop R, Noad M, McCauley R, Scott Hayward L, Kniest E, Slade R, et al. Determining the behavioural dose-response relationship of marine mammals to air gun noise and source proximity. J Exp Biol. 2017;220:2878-2886 pubmed publisher
    ..1?µPa2 s-1, meaning that both the proximity and the received level were important factors and the relationship between dose (received level) and response is not a simple one. ..
  8. Dunlop R, Noad M, McCauley R, Kniest E, Slade R, Paton D, et al. The behavioural response of migrating humpback whales to a full seismic airgun array. Proc Biol Sci. 2017;284: pubmed publisher
    ..This response was more likely to occur within 4 km from the array at received levels over 135 dB re 1 µPa2s. ..