Popper, Arthur

Arthur Popper
Professor Emeritus and Research Professor
Department of Biology
Program in Neuroscience & Cognitive Science
College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
2225 Biology-Psychology Building

Dr. Popper is interested in both basic and applied issues related to hearing. His basic science interests relate to structure/function issues in the evolution of vertebrate hearing, with a particular focus on fishes.  Over the past years, Dr. Popper has applied this work to better understand how underwater man-made sounds, such as produced by energy exploration and shipping, may affect aquatic animals, and how to protect them from exposure to very intense sounds.

General Research Interests: 
  • Marine bio-acoustics
  • Structure, function, and evolution of the vertebrate auditory system
  • Auditory mechanisms in fishes
  • Effects of human-generated (anthropogenic) sound on aquatic organisms
  • Effects of high intensity sources and longer-term but lower level increases in background sound
  • Morphological, physiological, and behavioral approaches to help understand hearing mechanisms and capabilities
  • Effects of very intense sounds on fish

Research examples

How exposure to very intense man-made underwater sounds impact fishes



Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center, 1969