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Congratulations Dr. Dunn!

Muriel Dunn successfully defended her PhD thesis “Advancing broadband hydroacoustic methods for ecological surveys with uncrewed vehicles in the Arctic” at Memorial University December 2023. Dr. Dunn was a PhD student at Memorial University, supervised by Dr. Maxime Geoffrey, and co-supervised by CRIMAC researcher Geir Pedersen.

Her PhD work covered the use of broadband echosounders to infer information about arctic fauna based on the broadband frequency response, using ex and in situ measurements, acoustic modelling, and machine learning methods.

Muriel worked at Akvaplan-niva while completing her PhD, and she is now starting a new job at SINTEF Ocean.

IMR and CRIMAC wishes you the best of luck in your new position and look forward to further collaboration in the future!

Two of the papers from her PhD are available online:

Muriel Dunn, Geir Pedersen, Sünnje L. Basedow, Malin Daase, Stig Falk-Petersen, Loïc Bachelot, Lionel Camus, and Maxime Geoffroy. 2023. Inverse method applied to autonomous broadband hydroacoustic survey detects higher densities of zooplankton in near-surface aggregations than vessel-based net survey. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 80(3): 451-467.

Muriel Dunn, Chelsey McGowan-Yallop, Geir Pedersen, Stig Falk-Petersen, Malin Daase, Kim Last, Tom J Langbehn, Sophie Fielding, Andrew S Brierley, Finlo Cottier, Sünnje L Basedow, Lionel Camus, Maxime Geoffroy, Model-informed classification of broadband acoustic backscatter from zooplankton in an in situ mesocosm, ICES Journal of Marine Science, 2023;, fsad192,