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Joseph Sisneros, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair of Psychology
University of Washington
Department of Psychology
Seattle, WA 98195

 

Associate Editor for the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA) - Animal Bioacoustics

 

Series Editor for the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research (SHAR)

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Joe collecting midshipman from a nest.

Mailing Address:
University of Washington
Department of Psychology
306 Guthrie Hall
Seattle, WA 98195-1525

Office phone: 206-543-8893
Lab phone: 206-543-5313, fax: 206-685-3157
sisneros@uw.edu
sisneroslab.org

Biography


       Joseph Sisneros is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology and is an adjunct Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington. He is also an affiliate faculty of the UW Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center and the UW Graduate program in Neuroscience. He received his BS in Marine Biology (1988) and MS in Biology (1993) from California State University Long Beach where he was advised by Dr. Donald Nelson (shark behaviorist, 1937-1997). Joe received a PhD (1999) in Biology from the Florida Institute of Technology where he investigated the neural basis of electroreception in elasmobranch fishes. He was mentored by Dr. Timothy Tricas (animal behaviorist and neuroethologist, now at the University of Hawaii at Manoa).
       
Following his PhD, Joe received post-doctoral training in the lab of Dr. Andrew Bass (neuroanatomist and neuroethologist) at Cornell University from 1999-2004 in the Dept of Neurobiology and Behavior where he investigated seasonal and steroid-dependent changes in the auditory system of fishes. He joined the faculty at the University of Washington in 2004 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology
 (Area of Animal Behavior). Joe was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2010 and then to full Professor in 2016. He was elected a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America in 2016.

Joe is also Series Editor for the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research (SHAR) and is an Associate editor (Animal Bioacoustics) for the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA). In addition, Joe is a co-organizer for the recent international conferences on The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life (AN2013 in Budapest, Hungary; AN2016 in Dublin, Ireland; AN2019 in Den Haag, Netherlands; AN2022 in Berlin, Germany; and AN2025 in Prague, Czech Republic).

Recent Publications:
 

Popper AN, Sisneros JA, Hawkins, AD, and F Thomsen. 2023. Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life: Principles and Practical Considerations. Springer Nature Switzerland AG. 

Balebail S and JA Sisneros. 2023. Natural ambient sounds as sources of biologically relevant information and noise for fishes. In: Popper AN, Sisneros JA, Hawkins, AD, and F Thomsen (Eds). Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life: Principles and Practical Considerations. Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

Schulte-Fortkamp B, Fiebig A, Sisneros JA, Popper AN, and RR Fay. 2023. Soundscapes: Humans and Their Acoustic Environment. Springer Handbook of Auditory Research, Vol. 76, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, New York.

Rogers LS, Coffin AB, and JA Sisneros. 2022. Reproductive state modulates utricular auditory senstivitiy in a vocal fish. Journal of Neurophysiology 128: 1344-1354. doi:10.1152/jn.00315.2022

Popper AN, Hawkins AD, and JA Sisneros. 2022. Fish hearing "specialization" - a re-evaluation. Hearing Research 425:108393. doi.org/10.1016/j.heares.2021.108393

Balebail S and JA Sisneros. 2022. Long duration advertisement calls of nesting male plainfin midshipman fish are honest indicators of size and condition. Journal of Experimental Biology 225: jeb243889. doi:10.1242/jeb.243889

Popper AN and JA Sisneros. 2022. The sound world of zebrafish: a critical review of hearing assessment. Zebrafish 19: 37-48.

Ghahramani ZN, Perelmuter JT, Varughese J, Kyaw P, Palmer WC, Sisneros JA, and PM Forlano. 2022. Activation of noradrenergic locus coeruleus and social behavior network nuclei varies with duration of male midshipman advertisement calls. Behavioural Brain  Research  423:113745.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2022.113745

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