Arthur Popper
Contact Info
Office Phone: 301.405.1940
Lab Phone: 301.405.6903
Fax: 301.314.9358
Office Address: 2225 Biology-Psychology Bldg
Arthur Popper
Professor Emeritus

Graduate Program Affiliations

  • Neuroscience & Cognitive Science (NACS)
  • BISI-Physiological Systems (PSYS)
  • BISI-Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, & Systematics (BEES)

Research Interests

Marine bio-acoustics, or the study of acoustic behavior by aquatic organisms. In particular, work in my lab asks questions about: (1) Structure, function, and evolution of the vertebrate auditory system, with an emphasis on auditory mechanisms in fishes; and (2) Effects of human-generated (anthropogenic) sound on aquatic organisms, including effects of high-intensity sources and longer-term but lower-level increases in background sound. Studies in both areas involve morphological, physiological, and behavioral approaches to help understand hearing mechanisms and capabilities. Most recently, our work has focussed on the effects of very intense sounds on fish. Studies have involved the effects of very intense sonar. Currently, we are examining how sounds produced during marine construction, and particularly pile driving (as used in the construction of bridges, piers, and wind farms) affect hearing and physiology of fish.


  • 2010 University System of Maryland Board of Regents' Faculty Award for Mentoring


Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center, 1969

All Publications

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Latest Publications via PubMed

Smith ME,Accomando AW,Bowman V,Casper BM,Dahl PH,Jenkins AK,Kotecki S,Popper AN
J Acoust Soc Am. 2022 Aug;152(2):733. doi: 10.1121/10.0012991. Epub
Jenkins AK,Dahl PH,Kotecki SE,Bowman V,Casper B,Boerger C,Popper AN
J Acoust Soc Am. 2022 Jun;151(6):3947. doi: 10.1121/10.0011587. Epub
Popper AN,Sisneros JA
Zebrafish. 2022 Apr;19(2):37-48. doi: 10.1089/zeb.2021.0063. Epub
Popper AN,Hice-Dunton L,Jenkins E,Higgs DM,Krebs J,Mooney A,Rice A,Roberts L,Thomsen F,Vigness-Raposa K,Zeddies D,Williams KA
J Acoust Soc Am. 2022 Jan;151(1):205. doi: 10.1121/10.0009237. Epub
Popper AN,Hawkins AD,Sisneros JA
Hear Res. 2021 Nov 11;:108393. doi: 10.1016/j.heares.2021.108393. Epub 2021 Nov 11
Thomsen F,Popper AN,Hawkins AD
Trends Ecol Evol. 2021 May;36(5):382-384. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2021.01.012. Epub 2021 Feb 19
Hawkins AD,Hazelwood RA,Popper AN,Macey PC
J Acoust Soc Am. 2021 Apr;149(4):2782. doi: 10.1121/10.0004773. Epub
Hawkins AD,Popper AN
J Acoust Soc Am. 2020 Nov;148(5):3027. doi: 10.1121/10.0002363. Epub
Popper AN,Hawkins AD,Thomsen F
Trends Ecol Evol. 2020 Sep;35(9):787-794. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2020.05.002. Epub 2020 May 25
Thomsen F,Erbe C,Hawkins A,Lepper P,Popper AN,Scholik-Schlomer A,Sisneros J
J Acoust Soc Am. 2020 Aug;148(2):934. doi: 10.1121/10.0001725. Epub
Dahl PH,Keith Jenkins A,Casper B,Kotecki SE,Bowman V,Boerger C,Dall'Osto DR,Babina MA,Popper AN
J Acoust Soc Am. 2020 Apr;147(4):2383. doi: 10.1121/10.0001064. Epub
Hawkins AD,Johnson C,Popper AN
J Acoust Soc Am. 2020 Mar;147(3):1762. doi: 10.1121/10.0000907. Epub
Popper AN,Hawkins AD,Sand O,Sisneros JA
J Acoust Soc Am. 2019 Aug;146(2):948. doi: 10.1121/1.5120185. Epub
Popper AN,Hawkins AD
J Fish Biol. 2019 May;94(5):692-713. doi: 10.1111/jfb.13948. Epub 2019 Apr 5
Hawkins AD,Chapman C,Fay RR,Horner K,Popper AN,Sand O
J Acoust Soc Am. 2019 Mar;145(3):1596. doi: 10.1121/1.5095405. Epub
Hawkins AD,Popper AN
J Acoust Soc Am. 2018 Dec;144(6):3329. doi: 10.1121/1.5082306. Epub
Popper AN,Hawkins AD
J Acoust Soc Am. 2018 Jan;143(1):470. doi: 10.1121/1.5021594. Epub
Casper BM,Halvorsen MB,Carlson TJ,Popper AN
J Acoust Soc Am. 2017 Jun;141(6):4380. doi: 10.1121/1.4984976. Epub
Popper AN,Gross JA,Carlson TJ,Skalski J,Young JV,Hawkins AD,Zeddies D
PLoS One. 2016;11(8):e0159486. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0159486. Epub 2016 Aug 9
Lucke K,Popper AN,Hawkins AD,Akamatsu T,André M,Branstetter BK,Lammers M,Radford CA,Stansbury AL,Aran Mooney T
J Acoust Soc Am. 2016 Jun;139(6):3097. doi: 10.1121/1.4952711. Epub