Professor Andrew N Radford

M.A. (Cantab), M.Sc.(Oxon.), Ph.D.(Cantab.)

  • BS8 1TQ


Research output per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research interests

My research group currently pursue two main themes. The first of these concerns the behaviour and vocalisations of social animals. Using a combination of observational data, sound recordings and a variety of experimental manipulations, we work on several different bird, mammal, fish and invertebrate study systems in captivity and around the world (South Africa, Australia, Panama, Trinidad), including the Dwarf Mongoose Research Project which we established in 2011. Specific current research interests include:

  • Consequences of out-group conflict
  • Sentinel behaviour and vigilance patterns

  • Alarm-call use and development

  • Decision-making and information use

  • The functions of foraging vocalisations

  • Behavioural stress

The second major topic concerns the potential impact of anthropogenic noiseUsing a combination of laboratory and field experiments (in Scotland, France, French Polynesia, Malawi and Australia), we are considering how this global pollutant affects the behaviour, physiology and development of a variety of fish and invertebrate species, as well as the dwarf mongooses.

For further details, see our research site.

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Andrew N Radford is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 3 Similar Profiles

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.


  • NERC Internship Noise1

    Radford, A. N.


    Project: Research

    Research Output

    Context-dependent contributions to sentinel behaviour: audience, satiation and danger effects

    Arbon, J. J., Kern, J. M., Morris-Drake, A. & Radford, A. N., 13 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Animal Behaviour.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Effects of multiple stressors on fish shoal collective motion are independent and vary with shoaling metric

    Ginnaw, G., Davidson, I. K., Harding, H. R., Simpson, S., Roberts, N. W., Radford, A. N. & Ioannou, C. C., 11 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Animal Behaviour.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Hormonal and behavioural effects of motorboat noise on wild coral reef fish

    Mills, S. C., Beldade, R., Henry, L., Laverty, D., Nedelec, S. L., Simpson, S. D. & Radford, A. N., 1 Jul 2020, In : Environmental Pollution. 262, 13 p., 114250.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 32 Downloads (Pure)


    Nedelec et al 2016 Repeated exposure to noise increases tolerance in a coral reef fish DATA

    Holles, S. (Creator), Purser, J. (Creator), Bruintjes, D. (Creator), Morley, E. (Creator), Vollmy, I. (Creator), Radford, A. N. (Creator), Simpson, S. (Creator), Trevarthen, A. C. (Creator) & Kern, J. (Creator), University of Bristol, 3 Jun 2016


    BBSRC work

    Trevarthen, A. C. (Creator), Nicol, C. (Creator), Persson, M. (Contributor) & Radford, A. N. (Contributor), University of Bristol, 1 Sep 2014


    Supervised Work

    Context-Dependent Contributions to Cooperative Behaviours

    Author: Arbon, J., 6 Nov 2018

    Supervisor: Radford, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Science (MSc)


    Impacts of motorboat noise on the parental-care behaviours of two species of coral-reef damselfish (Pomacentridae).

    Author: Chapman, K. E., 1 Oct 2019

    Supervisor: Radford, A. (Supervisor) & Simpson, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Science (MSc)

    Intraspecific variation in responses to underwater anthropogenic noise

    Author: Harding, H. R., 28 Nov 2019

    Supervisor: Radford, A. N. (Supervisor), Simpson, S. D. (Supervisor) & Davies, I. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)