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  1. Morell, M., Brownlow, A., McGovern, B., Raverty, S.A., Shadwick, R.E., Andre, M. 2017. Implementation of a method to visualize noise-induced hearing loss in mass stranded cetaceans. Scientific Reports 7, 41848; doi: 10.1038/srep41848 [ Link ]
  2. Alonso-Farre, J.M., Gonzalo-Orden, M., Gonzalo-Orden, M.., Leon, J., Barreiro-Lois, A., Morell, M., Llarena-Reino, M., Montreal-Pawlowsky, T., Andre, M., Degollada, E. 2015. Cross-sectional anatomy, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the head of common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) and striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba). Anatomia, Histologia, Embriologia 44(1): 13-21 [ Link ]
  3. Morell, M., Lenoir, M., Shadwick, R.E.., Jauniaux, T., Dabin, W., Begeman, L., Ferreira, M., Maestre, I., Degollada, E., Hernandez-Milian, G., Cazevieille, C., Fortuno, J.M., Vogl, W., Puel, J.L., Andre, M. 2015. Ultrastructure of the odontocete organ of Corti: scanning and transmission electron microscopy. Journal of Comparative Neurology 523(3):431-48. doi: 10.1002/cne.23688. Epub 2014 Oct 28. [ Link ]
  4. Andre, M., Sole, M., Lenoir, M., Durfort, M., Quero, C., Mas, A., Lombarte, A., van der Schaar, M., Lopez-Bejar, M., Morell, M., Zaugg, S., Houwegnigan, L. 2011. Low-frequency sounds induce acoustic trauma in cephalopods. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (e-View) doi:10.1890/100124 [ Link ]
  5. Morell, M., Andre, M. 2009. Cetacean ear extraction and fixation protocol.


Maria Morell

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Lab phone: +1 604-822-2373
Research area: Comparative Physiology
Supervisor: R. Shadwick
History: PhD in Marine Science. Technical University of Catalonia, Spain (2007-2012)
MSc in Marine Science. Technical University of Catalonia, Spain (2005-2007)
BSc in Biology. University of Barcelona, Spain (1997-2002)

I routinely analyze ears from stranded toothed whales using electron microscopy and immunofluorescence. The objective of our research is to conduct morphological analysis of the inner ear to investigate high-frequency hearing adaptations and possible structural alterations as a consequence of man-made noise overexposure.



Marie Słodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship

For Research


Postdoctoral Travel Award, Faculty of Science, University of British Columbia

For Research

Last updated 24 July 2017