Frédéric Bertucci, Ph.D
My research first aimed to investigate acoustic communication in fishes. I studied different aspects of this process such as mechanisms of sound production, hearing abilities or sound characteristics.
Lately, I became more interested in the use of passive acoustics in order to monitor populations in the wild and use bioacoustics as a tool for conservation plans. My current investigations aim to exploit the potential of soundscape analysis for the monitoring of coral reefs status. Coral reef ecosystems are among the most biologically diverse and complex marine ecosystems worldwide. While visual monitoring requires repeated observations and counting of organisms, recent advances have shown that the collection of acoustical data can complement these efforts.