Brontë Harris Bio

Brontë Mae Harris, is currently a Master’s student at the University Centre of the Westfjords in Ísafjörður studying for a Master’s degree in coastal and marine management. For the summer, she is very excited to be working with the Icelandic Seal Center and the Marine and Freshwater Research Institute to help monitor the behavior of local seals. For her MSc thesis she will be working on marine acoustics and characterizing ship noise from a fjord system to look at the impacts of shipping noise. For her undergraduate degree, she studied zoology at the University of Exeter in Cornwall in the UK from 2015 to 2019, with one year spent at the University of Tasmania in Australia as part of an exchange program. Her undergraduate degree culminated in a thesis investigating behavioral plasticity in common shore crabs. So, she is very excited about having an opportunity to work with marine mammals in Iceland and continuing to look at animal behavior and disturbance especially.