Ian Jones

Ian Jones

Research Assistant Professor
Phone: (603) 862-0092
Office: Center for Acoustics Res & Education, Morse Hall Rm 163, Durham, NH 03824
Pronouns: He/him/his

Ian Jones is a postdoctoral research investigator in the Center for Acoustics Research and Education at the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, and is advised by Dr. Jennifer Miksis-Olds. His research focuses on underwater soundscape ecology, which involves quantifying trends of sounds present in natural habitats, and how these sounds are detected and used by marine animals. He is also interested in how noise pollution, such as from vessel traffic and marine construction, impacts the behavior and ecology of marine fishes and invertebrates. Outside of work, Ian is a DJ with an affinity for trance and house music, and enjoys video games, hiking, and scuba diving.


  • Ph.D., Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Interests

  • Animal Behavior/Ethology
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Marine Biology
  • Ocean Acoustics

Selected Publications

  • Jones, I. T., Schumm, M., Stanley, J. A., Hanlon, R. T., & Mooney, T. A. (n.d.). Longfin squid reproductive behaviours and spawning withstand wind farm pile driving noise. ICES Journal of Marine Science. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsad117

  • Jones, I. T., Martin, S. B., & Miksis-Olds, J. L. (2023). Incorporating Particle Motion in Fish Communication and Listening Space Models. In The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life (pp. 1-14). Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-031-10417-6_73-1

  • Jones, I. T., Gray, M. D., & Mooney, T. A. (2022). Soundscapes as heard by invertebrates and fishes: Particle motion measurements on coral reefs. JOURNAL OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, 152(1), 399-415. doi:10.1121/10.0012579

  • Jézéquel, Y., Jones, I. T., Bonnel, J., Chauvaud, L., Atema, J., & Mooney, T. A. (2021). Sound detection by the American lobster (Homarus americanus). Journal of Experimental Biology, 224(6). doi:10.1242/jeb.240747

  • Jones, I. T., Peyla, J. F., Clark, H., Song, Z., Stanley, J. A., & Mooney, T. A. (2021). Changes in feeding behavior of longfin squid (Doryteuthis pealeii) during laboratory exposure to pile driving noise. Marine Environmental Research, 165, 105250. doi:10.1016/j.marenvres.2020.105250

  • Suca, J. J., Lillis, A., Jones, I. T., Kaplan, M. B., Solow, A. R., Earl, A. D., . . . Mooney, T. A. (2020). Variable and spatially explicit response of fish larvae to the playback of local, continuous reef soundscapes. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 653, 131-151. doi:10.3354/meps13480

  • Jones, I. T., Stanley, J. A., & Mooney, T. A. (2020). Impulsive pile driving noise elicits alarm responses in squid (Doryteuthis pealeii). Marine Pollution Bulletin, 150, 110792. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.110792

  • Jones, I. T., Stanley, J. A., Bonnel, J., & Mooney, T. A. (2019). Complexities of tank acoustics warrant direct, careful measurement of particle motion and pressure for bioacoustic studies. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics. doi:10.1121/2.0001073

  • Mooney, T. A., Castellote, M., Jones, I. T., Quakenbush, L., Hobbs, R., Gaglione, E., & Goertz, C. (n.d.). Local acoustic habitat relative to hearing sensitivities in beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas). Journal of Ecoacoustics, 2(2), 1. doi:10.22261/jea.qzd9z5

  • Most Cited Publications