Background and activities
Ana Širović is a marine bioacoustician, interested in development and use of new methods to improve understanding of highly exploited and endangered marine species. She is interested in noise and the effects of anthropogenic noise on marine life. Her group uses acoustic tools to answer ecological, population-level questions relevant to the management of animal resources.
Prior to joining NTNU, Ana was a faculty member at Texas A&M University at Galveston and Alaska Pacific University and a research oceanographer at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She is the recipient of the Medwin prize from the Acoustical Society of America and the US Antarctic Service Medal.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2022) Update on frequency decline of Northeast Pacific blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) calls. PLOS ONE.
- (2022) Characterization of fin whale song off the Western Antarctic Peninsula. PLOS ONE.
- (2021) Source level of Antarctic blue and fin whale sounds recorded on sonobuoys deployed in the deep-ocean Off Antarctica. Frontiers in Marine Science. vol. 8.
- (2021) An open access dataset for developing automated detectors of Antarctic baleen whale sounds and performance evaluation of two commonly used detectors. Scientific Reports. vol. 11.
- (2021) Applying artificial intelligence methods to detect and classify fish calls from the northern gulf of mexico. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. vol. 9 (10).