Introduction to Underwater Acoustics

Wednesday April 20, 2022

Dr. Joseph Warren, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University

Dr. Warren is an associate professor (with tenure) in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University. He received a B.S. in Engineering (General) with Distinction in 1994 from Harvey Mudd College and a Ph.D. in 2001 in Applied Ocean Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography and Ocean Engineering. He was also an Office of Naval Research Postdoctoral Fellow in Ocean Acoustics at NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, California.
His research focuses on the use of acoustics to answer ecological questions. Active acoustic methods can measure the distribution and abundance of fish, squid, and zooplankton in marine and freshwater systems, to better understand the bottom-up and top-down processes that affect these organisms. In addition to conducting field surveys, his research interests include: improving the accuracy of acoustic scattering models; use of passive acoustics to study fish, mammal, seabird, and invertebrate ecology; and predator-prey (fish/zooplankton and marine mammals/seabirds/pinniped) dynamics. He has conducted acoustic surveys from vessels ranging from rowboats to 300′ ice-breakers and led research projects throughout the world studying a wide range of ecosystems including: Antarctica, Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska, Gulfo de Corcovado Chile, New York coastal waters, Gulf of Maine, Sierra Nevada mountain lakes, coral reefs, coastal estuaries, and the pelagic ocean. He has spent over 950 days conducting research at sea with more than 360 days working in the Western Antarctic Peninsula.

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