Laura Redaelli


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Laura Redaelli is a Doctoral fellow at MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Regional Agency for the Development of Research Technology and Innovation (ARDITI) and ISPA – Institute of Applied Psychology. Laura’s research aims to characterize for the first time the soundscape of remote insular environments by investigating the acoustic behavior of marine mammals occurring in Madeiran waters using passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) techniques. 


Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Milan (Italy) and a master’s degree in Marine Biology from the University of Groningen (the Netherlands). Since the beginning of her academic career, she has focused on different aspects of vocal behavior in diverse marine mammal species. In 2020, Laura was hosted at the Marine Mammal Behavior Lab at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (MA, USA) to conduct a study on spatial and temporal patterns of blue whales calling behavior using a large dataset of passive acoustic data. She is mainly interested in developing automatic techniques for detecting marine mammal sounds in big datasets to understand the occurrence and behavior of each species while evaluating the effect of anthropogenic threats.

Main Research Interests

Acoustics; Animal communications; Animal behavior; Ecology; Marine Biology; Marine mammals; Noise pollution; Soundscape; Insular ecosystems; Conservation

MARE Research Groups

Coastal Systems and Ocean

MARE Thematic Line(s)

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning