Dr Tim Gordon
Tim Gordon is a Marine Biologist and holds degrees from the University of Cambridge (in Zoology) and from Imperial College London (in Ecology, Evolution & Conservation). He is currently based at the University of Exeter where he is studying human impacts on natural acoustics in the ocean. Sound travels far and fast underwater, and many marine organisms communicate, navigate, and sense their environment by listening. Today, the natural sounds of marine ecosystems are being altered by climate change and drowned out by human noise pollution; his research aims to understand more about the likely impacts of these changes and what we can do about them. His work focuses mainly on coral reef ecosystems, combining fieldwork with laboratory experiments and computational analysis of sound recordings.
If you’d like a brief taste of Tim’s enthusiasm and passion, check out his entry for the FameLab International Final 2019, which he won, beating 24 other science communicators from across the world at the Cheltenham Science Festival in June, 2019.