Dr Graeme Shannon
Lecturer in Zoology (Behaviour)
Location: 304 Environment Centre Wales
Tel: 01248 382318
My research interests are in the fields of animal behaviour, ecology and conservation, with particular focus on the effects of human activities on wildlife, animal cognition and the behavioural ecology of large herbivores. I have studied African elephants for over a decade, addressing questions on foraging and movement ecology as well as investigating the detailed social and ecological knowledge of elephant family groups and their matriarchs. The research that I have conducted on elephant cognition has involved extensive use of acoustic playbacks, whereby animal vocalisations are broadcast to study the responses of elephants to social and ecological threats. More recently, I have applied these playback techniques to understand the effects of anthropogenic noise - a growing source of environmental disturbance - on animal behavior and wildlife ecology. I am also interested in the role that large herbivores play in ecosystem function and structure in natural and human altered habitats.
- Alarm call modification by prairie dogs in the presence of juvenilesWilson-Henjum, G, Job, J, McKenna, MF, Shannon, G & Wittemyer, G 2019, 'Alarm call modification by prairie dogs in the presence of juveniles', Ethology, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 167-174. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10164-018-0582-8
- Ecological Consequences of Ecotourism for Wildlife Populations and CommunitiesShannon, G, Larson, CL, Reed, SE, Krooks, KR & Angeloni, LM 2017, Ecological Consequences of Ecotourism for Wildlife Populations and Communities. in DT Blumstein, B Geoffrey, DSM Samia & E Bessa (eds), Ecotourism’s Promise and Peril. Springer International Publishing.
- Characterizing anthropogenic noise to improve understanding and management of impacts to wildlifeMcKenna, MF, Shannon, G & Fristrup, K 2016, 'Characterizing anthropogenic noise to improve understanding and management of impacts to wildlife', Endangered Species Research, vol. 31, pp. 279-291.
- A synthesis of two decades of research documenting the effects of noise on wildlifeShannon, G, McKenna, MF, Angeloni, LM, Crooks, K, Fristrup, KM, Brown, E, Warner, KA, Nelson, MD, White, C, Briggs, J, McFarland, S & Wittemyer, G 2016, 'A synthesis of two decades of research documenting the effects of noise on wildlife', Biological Reviews, vol. 91, no. 4, pp. 982. https://doi.org/10.1111/brv.12207
- Road noise causes earlier predator detection and flight response in a free-ranging mammalShannon, GW, Crooks, KR, Wittemyer, G, Fristrup, KM & Angeloni, LM 2016, 'Road noise causes earlier predator detection and flight response in a free-ranging mammal', Behavioral Ecology, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 1370-1375. https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arw058
- A framework to assess evolutionary responses to anthropogenic light and soundSwaddle, JP, Francis, C, Barber, J, Cooper, C, Kyba, C, Dominoni, D, Shannon, G, Aschehoug, E, Goodwin, S, Kawahara, A, Luther, D, Spoelstra, K, Voss, M & Longcore, T 2015, 'A framework to assess evolutionary responses to anthropogenic light and sound', Trends in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 30, no. 9, pp. 550-560. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2015.06.009
- Rangeland dynamics: investigating vegetation composition and structure of urban and exurban prairie dog habitatHopson, R, Meiman, P & Shannon, G 2015, 'Rangeland dynamics: investigating vegetation composition and structure of urban and exurban prairie dog habitat', PeerJ, vol. 3. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.736
- Recommended survey designs for occupancy modelling using motion-activated camerasShannon, G, Lewis, JS & Gerber, BD 2014, 'Recommended survey designs for occupancy modelling using motion-activated cameras: insights from empirical wildlife data', PeerJ, vol. 2, e532. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.532
- Road traffic noise modifies behaviour of a keystone speciesShannon, GW, Shannon, G, Angeloni, LM, Wittmeyer, G, Fristrup, KM & Crooks, KR 2014, 'Road traffic noise modifies behaviour of a keystone species', Animal Behaviour, vol. 94, pp. 135-141. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.06.004
- Behavioral responses associated with a human-mediated predator shelterShannon, G, Cordes, LS, Angeloni, L, Hardy, A & Crooks, K 2014, 'Behavioral responses associated with a human-mediated predator shelter', PLoS ONE, vol. 9, no. 4, e94630. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0094630
- Elephants can determine ethnicity, gender, and age from acoustic cues in human voicesShannon, GW, McComb, K, Shannon, G, Sayialel, KN & Moss, C 2014, 'Elephants can determine ethnicity, gender, and age from acoustic cues in human voices', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 111, no. 14, pp. 5433-5438. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1321543111
- KESS II MRes with The Deer Initiative- BUK281
- KESS II Phd with The Deer Initiative- BUK2145