Paige Elise Stevens, Ph.D. student

Major advisor: Matthew Lovern

Cetacean cognition, cetacean communication, anthropogenic noise effects, attention, learning, memory

B.S. 2019, Oklahoma State University



Specific Interests
I am interested in the effects of anthropogenic (human-made) noise on cognition in cetaceans (whales and dolphins). Currently, I am studying task disruption by anthropogenic noise on attention, learning, and memory in bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus. My other interests are the welfare of wild marine mammal populations and kin selection in the Steppe mouse, Mus spicilegus.


  • Stevens P.E., & Bruck J.N. (2019) Sensitization. In: Vonk J., Shackelford T. (eds) Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. Springer, Cham.