Jo Garrett deploying sound recoding equipment in Falmouth Bay

Dr Jo Garrett

In 2016 I was awarded a PhD on the effect of marine renewable energy on the environment with the aim of facilitating evidence-based decision making.

I have a broad knowledge base spanning marine biology and anthropogenic impacts on the environment with a specialisation in underwater sound.

I share lots of science on Twitter. Email me if you want to know about my research or tell me about yours.


Environment and Sustainability Institute
University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Currently providing data analysis support on a variety of topics including ecosystem services, light pollution and urban environments.

Sonic Kayak project
Human in Residence with FoAM Kernow, Penryn
Developing a recording system on a kayak to map underwater sound. More info here.


Research Papers

Published in Marnie Pollution Bulletin
Long-term underwater sound measurements in the shipping noise indicator bands 63 Hz and 125 Hz from the port of Falmouth Bay, UK

Published in Renewable Energy
Monitoring the condition of Marine Renewable Energy Devices through underwater Acoustic Emissions: Case study of a Wave Energy Converter in Falmouth Bay, UK

PhD Thesis
Interdisciplinary study into the effect of a marine renewable energy testing facility on the underwater sound in Falmouth Bay


Sonic Kayak residency at FoAM

The Great Winter Nurdle Hunt

Responsible Whale Watching in Sri Lanka


• Marine renewables
• Marine biology
• Underwater sound
• Shipping noise
• Light pollution
• Global environmental datasets
• Ecosystem services
• Spatial analysis
• Anthropogenic impacts


PhD Renewable Energy
Interdisciplinary study into the impacts of a marine renewable energy device testing facility in Falmouth Bay, UK
University of Exeter
2012 – 2015

MSc Environmental Biology
Distinction: Conservation & Resource Management
Swansea University
2010 – 2011

BSc Marine Biology
First Class
Swansea University
2007 – 2010

© 2016 Jo Garrett | Photo credit: Duncan Paul, Falmouth Harbour Commissioners, 2013

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